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Stories and breaking news throughout Florida

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Owner of restaurant is one of nine men arrested in human trafficking case

A two-year long investigation into a Human Trafficking case originating in Hernando County has resulted in the arrest of nine individuals statewide. Two of the...
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Bill to legalize recreational marijuana

Last week, Rep. Carlos Guillermo-Smith, co-sponsored legislation (HB1117) in the Florida House to legalize recreational marijuana in the state.  Rep. Michael Grieco, D-Miami Beach joined...
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Anglers furious over new shark fishing regulations

At its February meeting in Gainesville, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) said it approved changes to shark fishing regulations, including management...
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Recreational harvest for several species of grouper, closed

Gag grouper recreational harvest closed in Gulf state and federal waters on Jan. 1, 2019. The same day, several species of grouper also closed to...
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Move over or be ticketed

Tallahassee – January is Move Over awareness month and the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (DHSMV) urges all motorists to move over...
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Jealous rage lead man to kill ex-wife’s partner, 911 calls released

On December 13, 2018, at approximately 9:14 am, the Citrus County Sheriff's Office received a call in reference to a shooting in the parking...
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Teen carjacked in her driveway

Deltona - A 19-year-old Deltona woman was carjacked in her driveway just before midnight Wednesday when two males pointed guns at her and demanded...
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Snook harvest seasonal closure in most Gulf waters

The recreational harvest season for snook closes Dec. 1 in federal and most state waters of the Gulf, including all of Monroe County and...
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Woman’s fart landed her in jail

Broward County Sheriff's Office deputies responded to a  woman's "gas leak" after a customer in line at a Dollar General store, located at 120 S. Federal...
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Thanksgiving Day murder suspect located in Daytona

Daytona -- A Texas fugitive wanted on murder and other charges in a deadly Thanksgiving Day home invasion in El Paso was located in...
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Man arrested after he mounted horse

A Citra man was arrested Monday after a witness reported that she saw the man having sex with a miniature horse named Jackie G. According to...
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90 confirmed cases of Acute flaccid myelitis (AFM)

Acute flaccid myelitis (AFM) is a rare but serious condition, which is typically seen in children. It affects the nervous system, specifically the area...
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2018 drug take-back event, find a location near you

After collecting a total of more than 9.9 million pounds (nearly 5,000 tons) of expired, unused, and unwanted prescription medications during 15 previous events...
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Food Stamp benefit early disbursement due to Hurricane Michael

The Florida Department of Children and Families announced that current SNAP customers who normally receive benefits October 11-28 will receive their benefits by October...
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Hurricane Michael warnings, watches, and evacuations

Video brought to you by our partners at Accuweather.com Hurricane Michael strengthens as it moves into the Gulf of Mexico and by Wednesday could become a...
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FWC seeks input on invasive species rules

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is requesting public input as staff improves rules for non-native species. The potential changes will affect...
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Actor vomits while filming Howl-O-Scream commercial

Tampa - A paid actor apparently had a weak stomach while riding the SheiKra roller coaster at Busch Gardens Tampa. The actor, whose name was...
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House Bill 29, Veteran and Military Family Opportunity Act, is complete

Tallahassee – The Florida Office of Financial Regulation announced Wednesday that rulemaking to implement Florida House Bill 29, the Don Hahnfeldt Veteran and Military...
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Woman enraged after she was denied sex

Vero Beach -- A man was transported to Indian River Medical Center Thursday after a woman cut his face with a kitchen knife. According to...
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14-year-old girl was passed between men for money

Detectives with the Eustis Police Department say they have arrested a man who was selling a 14-year-old runaway from Ocala. According to reports, 31-year-old Steven...