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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...

    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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    First city in Central Florida decriminalizes marijuana

    // Orlando, Florida -- Orlando has now passed an ordinance that decriminalizes the use of marijuana. On Monday, the ordinance passed...

    Dumb criminals: Felon taunts deputies on Facebook and gets arrested

    // Lakeland, Florida -- The Polk County Sheriff's Office has arrested a man who taunted Sheriff Grady Judd and his deputies...
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    Police dispatcher charged with Capital Sexual Battery

    // Palm Bay, Florida -- A police dispatcher was arrested on Monday and charged with eight (8) counts of Capital Sexual...
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    Sheriff: Mother murdered father, 6-year-old daughter

    // Lakeland, Florida -- A 25-year-old Central Florida woman is behind bars following the murder of her 6-year-old daughter and 50-year-old...
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    FHP: Shots fired at Florida Highway Patrol Trooper on I-75; suspect dead

      Video clip courtesy of Damon A. Easley Micanopy, Florida -- UPDATE  -- The man who fired at a FHP trooper Saturday morning, was located and shot dead...
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    AMBER ALERT for missing toddler who was possibly kidnapped

    Jacksonville, Florida -- An Amber Alert was issued for a 21-month-old boy Friday morning after he was allegedly kidnapped during a car theft. Officials said that 21-month-old...
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    Family was using taxpayer money and committing credit card fraud while smoking dope

    Davenport, Florida -- An ongoing credit card counterfeiting investigation led to three arrests after Polk County Sheriff's Office deputies served a search warrant at...

    Aspen Foods recall includes 1,978,680 pounds of frozen, raw, stuffed, and breaded chicken

    // Ocala, Florida —Aspen Foods, A Division of Koch Poultry Company, a Chicago, Ill. establishment, is recalling approximately 1,978,680 pounds of frozen,...
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    Girl wanted to buy “weed” via Twitter

    // Palm Beach County, Florida -- Think law enforcement officials do not monitor social media? Think again. A woman from Jupiter, Florida,...
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    Local Sea Cadet graduates recruit training with honors

    Ocala, Florida -- Seaman Apprentice Christopher Kimball, 14, a Marion County resident and member of the Manatee Division of the Naval Sea Cadet Corps,...
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    Governor Rick Scott takes immediate action to secure Florida Guardsmen

    // Tallahassee, Florida – In light of the cowardly attack that was perpetrated against U.S. military personnel, which was carried out...
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    Arrests made after police officer was hit by car

    //   Orlando, Florida -- On July 13, 2015, at approximately 2:43 a.m., Orlando Police Officer William Anderson was working extra duty...
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    Seminoles dismiss QB Johnson after video of altercation is released

    // Jimbo Fisher and the Florida State Seminoles dismissed freshman quarterback De’Andre Johnson Monday night, after the State Attorney’s Office released...
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    Devastating news for the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office

    // Citrus County -- Members of the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office were devastated after they were notified on Saturday, July 4,...