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    Florida sheriff says someone “hacked” into water system in attempt to contaminate the drinking...

    Florida -- Authorities say an attempt to contaminate the city of Oldsmar's water treatment facility in Florida with sodium hydroxide was foiled despite a...
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    Florida man shoots wife’s lover at point blank range while at work

    A Florida man remained behind bars Monday after he shot his wife's lover to death on February 4. According to Volusia County Sheriff Mike Chitwood,...
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    New meaning for the term “Florida man,” arrested after misusing 9-1-1

    Pasco County -- A man with the tattoo of Florida on his forehead gives a new meaning to the term "Florida Man." Judging from...
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    ALDI announces store opening in Dunnellon

    Dunnellon, Florida -- Have you been waiting for an ALDI store to open in the Dunnellon area? Well, your wait is over. ALDI is planning...
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    New bill would prevent Florida government from requiring mandatory COVID-19 vaccines

    GOP state Rep. Anthony Sabatini filed HB 6003 to strip the state's power to require mandatory vaccines during a pandemic. Gov. Ron DeSantis has said...
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    Selling homemade Coquito over Facebook could land you in jail

    Florida -- Coquito, meaning "Little Coconut" in Spanish, is a traditional Christmas drink. The drink, which originated in Puerto Rico, is a coconut-based alcoholic beverage...
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    Corrections officer groomed, manipulated young girl for years

    Florida --This Florida corrections officer will never see the light of day. At approximately 9:18 p.m. on Wednesday, February 6, 2019, the Citrus County Sheriff's...
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    Man severely beat infant to death, arrested

    Inverness, Florida -- An Inverness man has been arrested following an almost 9-month- long investigation into the death of a 3-month-old baby. On January 7,...
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    FWC: Florida family finds rare two-headed snake

    Florida -- As if 2020 couldn't get any weirder. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission says they are now caring for a two-headed snake...

    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...