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    Six additional recreational red snapper fishing days, Gulf waters

    Tuesday, October 1, 2019, Governor Ron DeSantis and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) announced six additional recreational red snapper fishing days...
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    New law for handheld devices in school and construction zones

    As of Tuesday, October 1, using your phone is a school or construction zone is illegal. Texting and driving are already illegal in Florida. That...
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    Mother who attempted to kill her 3 children, unborn child, released

    The South Carolina woman who, on March 4, 2014, drove into the ocean in Dayton Beach with the intention of killing three of her...
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    Proposed restrictions for Flagler Monument Island

    NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that on September 16, 2019, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (Commission) received a complete application from the City...

    Marion County teacher brutally murdered by adopted son

    On July 13, 2019, the Citrus County Sheriff's Office began an investigation into the apparent murder of 57-year-old Denise Hallowell, after she was found...
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    Florida Department of Juvenile Justice launches “It’s No Joke” campaign

    The Florida Department of Juvenile Justice announced today a new awareness campaign aimed at addressing school threats made by students in Florida. The “It’s...
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    Community mourns, Captain Jack Sparrow look-alike found dead

    The body of 43-year-old paddleboarder, Joshua Hensley, was recovered Monday by Marine Unit Deputies in the waters of Kings Bay in Crystal River. Hensley’s...
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    Applications available for FWC’s 2019-2020 High School Fishing Program

    The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission’s (FWC) 2019-2020 High School Fishing Program offers high school fishing clubs or teams the opportunity to apply...
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    Bears are more active in the fall

    The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is reminding people to help prevent conflicts with bears by securing garbage and other items that...
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    Thousands of line workers, tree-trimmers prepare for Hurricane Dorian’s aftermath

    It really is a sight to see. Video is one thing, but seeing the site in person is something even more spectacular. It is an...
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    Hurricane Dorian now category 5, shifts slightly west, new satellites images

    Hurricane Dorian is now a catastrophic category 5 hurricane. As of 11 a.m. EDT Sunday, Dorian was located about 205 miles east of West Palm...
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    Florida man seen pumping gas into buckets, it’s illegal and unsafe officials say

    As a result of Hurricane Dorian, there has been an influx of people buying large quantities of gasoline. Unfortunately, officials say many of these people...

    Early food stamp benefits disbursement due to Hurricane Dorian

    Tallahassee, Fla. – To assist families as they prepare for Hurricane Dorian, the Florida Department of Children and Families (DCF) has been approved by...
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    VIDEO: Hurricane Dorian noon update, new satellite images, sandbag locations

    Dorian slowly grew in size, becoming a Category 2 storm late Thursday over the warm waters of the Atlantic. The Bahamas and U.S. continue to...
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    VIDEO: Hurricane Dorian expected to reach category 4 hurricane strength, new satellite images from...

    Overnight, as Hurricane Dorian moved into the warmer, open waters, greater concern grew about the storm's projected path towards Florida. The concern is that Dorian...
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    Hurricane Dorian midnight update

    Wednesday night, Hurricane Dorian pulled away from Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. Dorian, continuing to gather strength, increased winds to 85 mph. In a press...
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    Video: The power of Hurricane Dorian, Gov. declares state of emergency

    Gov. Ron DeSantis declared a state of emergency as residents on the east coast of Florida prepare Hurricane Dorian. According to Accuweather, the latest forecast...
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    Cottonmouth, a.k.a water moccasin, outside front door of home

    With so much rain and rising water comes Florida nature. Imagine finding a cottonmouth, a.k.a water moccasin, a.k.a viper, right outside the door of your...
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    Citrus County Sheriff Mike Prendergast hits, kills pedestrian on US Hwy 19

    Shortly after 9 p.m., Wednesday, August 21, 2019, Citrus County Sheriff Mike Prendergast was involved in a vehicle crash in Hernando County. Sheriff Prendergast was...

    FHP will be out in full force this week

    Beginning today through August 22, 2019, the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) joins its southeastern law enforcement partners to participate in the Operation Safe DRIVE...