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    Suspect who shot Eustis police captain, dead

    A manhunt after an armed robbery suspect shot Eustis Police Captain Gary Winheim Thursday afternoon, ended hours later with the suspect dead. According to Eustis...

    Polk County confirms 11th rabies case

    On Wednesday, December 4, 2019, PCSO Animal Control responded to Towering Pines Drive in Lakeland, in reference to a fight between a dog and...

    Residents should maintain heightened awareness, rabies active in the area

    The Florida Department of Health in Marion County and the Department of Health in Sumter County want Summerfield, Oxford, and northwest residents of The...
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    17 people arrested during child pornography investigation

    On Monday, November 4, 2019, the Polk County Sheriff's Office concluded a month-long special operation to identify members of the community who possessed and...
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    President and Vice President of the Lakeland Highlands Babe Ruth Baseball League arrested

    The President and Vice President of the Lakeland Highlands Babe Ruth Baseball League arrested were arrested and both charged with Scheming to Defraud over...

    Bad business: Have you done business with this fencing and tree service company?

    PLEASE NOTE THAT THE ADVERTISEMENT CONTAINED WITHIN THIS ARTICLE IS NOT THE SAME COMPANY MENTIONED IN THE ARTICLE. Have you contracted to have work done...
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    Boy saved mom’s life as she was being suffocated by boyfriend

    A fast-thinking 12-year-old boy saved his mom's life by alerting neighbors to the fact that his mom was being battered by her boyfriend. According to...
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    Boyfriend attacked girlfriend, took too long at grocery store

    Crystal River -- A Crystal River man was arrested after deputies say he threatened his girlfriend and had the means to carry out that...
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    Man got away with child abuse, arrested again…abused another child, caregiver also arrested

    A Deltona man arrested on charges of burning a 3-year-old girl in 2018, has been arrested again after he poured boiling water on a...
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    Southern flannel moth, venomous puss caterpillar, makes return to Florida

    The southern flannel moth, Megalopyge opercularis, is an attractive small moth that is best-known because of its larva, the puss caterpillar, which is one...
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    Woman duct taped boy to chair, charged with aggravated child abuse

    Citrus County -- A Florida woman is behind bars after investigators say she tied a boy to a chair and attempted to suffocate him. Merry...
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    Teacher arrested for sexual relationship with student

    A former New Smyrna Beach High School teacher was arrested Thursday and charged with Unlawful Sexual Activity with a Minor. The student is a 16-year-old...
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    Violent murder suspect captured, killed woman as she held on to her dog

    A Florida man wanted for the murder of Peggy Schiering, 80, and sexually assaulting and kidnapping an 18-year-old, has been captured. On Saturday, October 12,...
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    Man dies after vehicle hit by train

    On October 8, 2019, at approximately 2:00 p.m., the Polk County Sheriff's Office was notified by Amtrak that one of their trains had collided...
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    New information in camel story that is just nuts, woman “camel toed,” sat on

      The Florida couple, Edmond and Gloria Lancaster, who visited a truck top petting zoo have been charged with Criminal Trespassing and Violation of Leash...

    Drug dealer, Marion County woman, and others arrested

    Citrus County Deputies Richardson and Garrison Thursday night conducted a traffic stop on a black trailblazer that had a headlight out. According to reports, when...
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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...