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    VIDEO: Unruly block party of 3,000 people causes chaos, threw bottles at deputies

    Starting in the afternoon on Saturday, May 16, and into early Sunday, the Volusia County Sheriff's Office said an estimated 3,000 people gathered across...

    Four juveniles attempted to rob gun store, caught in act

    On Wednesday, May 20, 2020, at approximately 3:05 AM, while on routine patrol, Orange City Police Sergeant Jason Ward observed three subjects attempting to...

    Government (White House officials) secretly hijacked Florida’s COVID-19 Surveillance Dashboard

    Read the update to this story here. As Florida slowly reopens, the Florida government and White House officials allegedly secretly hijacked Florida's COVID-19 Surveillance...
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    VIDEO: Armed suspect dead following chase, 82 shots fired by deputies

    The video begins with footage of the traffic stop conducted on Gregory Howe by a DeLand police officer. After Howe flees the traffic stop, the...
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    Human remains identified as Marion County man

    The skeletal human remains recovered in Crystal River on April 26, 2020, by the Citrus County Sheriff's Office, have been identified as 42-year-old, Kevin...
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    Dunnellon woman arrested, dealing, doing drugs with infant baby

    A Dunnellon woman who was released from state prison in 2017 after being sentenced to more than two years following drug charges in Marion...
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    Firefighter arrested, charged with manslaughter in death of two-month-old

    On Tuesday, May 12, 2020, the Citrus County Sheriff's Office, following a year-long investigation, arrested 33-year-old firefighter Jose Dorta III on charges of aggravated...

    Missing/runaway juvenile could be in Belleview

    On 0May 7, 2020, 15-year-old Adrian Isaac Carney was reported as a runaway juvenile to the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office. He is a white male,...
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    Two Polk County deputies under review after video clip surfaces

    See full video below, courtesy of Facebook user Unique Occenna Two Polk County sheriff's deputies, whose names have not yet been released, are under review...
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    Reopening Florida, phase 1

      Gov. Ron DeSantis announced Wednesday that beginning Monday, May 4, 2020, as part of phase one in reopening Florida, restaurants and stores will be...
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    Mosquitoes and COVID-19, other mosquito-borne illnesses

    As the start of this year’s mosquito season begins (as if it's not always mosquito season), Marion County residents can take comfort in knowing...
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    Cock-fighting ring leaders arrested

    Twelve men and one woman were arrested by the Polk County Sheriff’s Office on Saturday, April 25, 2020, at a cock-fighting event in Frostproof. Deputies...
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    Man charged with 125 enhanced counts of Possession of Child Pornography

    On Monday, April 27, 2020, the Polk County Sheriff’s Office arrested a 45-year-old illegal immigrant from Mexico after detectives received a tip that he...
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    Human remains found in Crystal River

    The human remains have been identified. Read the updated story here. Crystal River —  On Sunday, April 26, 2020, the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office was notified...

    Severe weather alert for Northeast Florida, tornado watch underway

      The National Weather Service has issued a severe thunderstorm warning for northeast Florida, with a chance to reach Central Florida. Article continued below For Marion County--showers...
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    Dunnellon woman attacked landlord during attempted eviction

    Dunnellon -- A Dunnellon woman was arrested and charged with Aggravated Battery Sunday after she cut a man during an argument. A Citrus County Sheriff’s...

    Tornadoes touch down across Florida, cause damage

    Video courtesy of Seth with Florida Cleaning & Restoration Group The National Weather Service has confirmed several small storm cells touched down across Florida on...
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    Happy ending: Missing woman found alive after employees report suspicious noises

    Citrus County -- Following a week of exhaustive searches, including the use of K9s, air support, and volunteer search parties, Diane Mcinnis was found...
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    Temporarily suspension, nursing home and Intermediate Care Facility assessment payments

    Tallahassee -- In order to address the financial burden caused by COVID-19, the Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA) has issued Emergency Order AHCA...
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    Spectrum offering free internet for student, teacher households

    Ocala Post has confirmed that Spectrum is offering 60 days free internet to families with children who are schooling from home due to CODID-19. According...