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    Video that will make you smile: Children test their speed using sheriff’s portable speed...

    Two things you typically don't see today -- a mullet and kids outside playing having a great time. The Okeechobee County Sheriff's Office recently placed...
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    FWC: New regulations for stone crab harvesting, season begins soon

    Florida -- Several recreational and commercial stone crab regulation changes go into effect in the next few weeks, just in time for stone crab...
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    Sweetest Day speed dating event near you

    Crystal River, Florida -- Are you a single person looking to meet a friend, maybe find love? The Riviera Mexican Restaurant & Cantina, located at,...
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    Woman removed adult toy from package, used it while still in store

    Fort Pierce, Florida -- It was a sticky situation when a Florida woman was arrested after she removed a sex toy from a shelf,...
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    FWC: Picking saw palmetto berries could get you arrested

    The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission wants to remind everyone that as the berries come to fruit to follow the laws of Florida. According...
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    Florida woman urinated in front of deputy, offered to “go down” on him

    Leesburg, Florida -- A young woman who could have gotten a ride home found herself behind bars with a felony charge after she urinated...
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    Thousands of Duke Energy customers face disconnection, options available

    In March, Duke Energy launched a sweeping series of changes to help customers during the COVID-19 pandemic, including suspending disconnections for nonpayment and waiving...
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    Judge rules in favor of teachers, parts of DeSantis’ order deemed unconstitutional

    On Monday, a judge ruled in favor of Florida’s largest teachers union stating that DeSantis' order to require schools to teach students in the...
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    Florida Education Association files emergency order against Gov. DeSantis

    In July, Ocala Post reported that Florida's largest teachers union had filed a lawsuit against Gov. Ron DeSantis to prevent schools from opening. On Tuesday,...
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    2020 Back-to-School Sales Tax Holiday

    The 2020 Back-to-School Sales Tax Holiday was passed by the Florida Legislature and signed into law by Governor Ron DeSantis. This sales tax holiday...
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    Teachers’ union files lawsuit over school reopening order

    According to recently released court documents, the Florida Education Association has filed a lawsuit in an attempt to prevent Gov. Ron DeSantis and state...
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    Red snapper season for Gulf state and federal waters ends soon

    The last day to harvest red snapper in Gulf state and federal waters for private recreational anglers is July 25.   The current season also...

    Iguana caused man to flip over bicycle handle bars

    The Monroe County Sheriff's Office said a man suffered several injuries after he ran over an iguana that darted into path. Deputies said the...
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    Information sought in shooting of child

    Citrus County -- The Citrus County Sheriff's Office is asking for the community's assistance in locating the person(s) responsible for events leading up to...
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    Jogger finds human head on side of road

    Florida — St. Petersburg Police shut down the intersection of 38th Avenue South and 31st Street South after a human head was found on...
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    Bars must immediately cease alcohol sales

    Shortly after Florida reported nearly 9,000 new COVID-19 cases in a single day, the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation ordered all bars...

    DeSantis signs bill to increase salaries for teachers

    At a press conference Wednesday, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis signed a bill that will provide $500 million in funds to raise teachers starting salaries...
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    UF bans “Gator Bait” cheer, use of jail inmates for farm labor

    In what many are citing as a ridiculous move, UF President Kent Fuchs announced Thursday that the university will stop using the Gator Bait cheer...
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    Teen violated Publix policy, quit his job over BLM mask

    A Florida teen quit his job at a Publix after he violated company policy and handwrote BLM on his medical face mask, which is...
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    COVID-19 updates for Marion and Florida

    OCALA, Fla.— DOH-Marion is reporting 315 cumulative cases of COVID-19 as of Monday. The most recent individuals confirmed to have the virus are: 27-year-old...