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    Marion County -- A witness of a crash kept a suspect from fleeing the scene by using his vehicle to block the man in, according to a newly released report. On January 6, at approximately 6:50 p.m., Florida Highway Patrol...
    The State is threatening to fire between 1,200 to 1,600 hundred teachers if they attend the "Take on Tallahassee" rally scheduled to take place on Monday, January 13, 2020. Currently, Florida has a massive shortage of teachers, with hundreds of...
    The Polk County Sheriff's Office is investigating the murder of 24-year-old Henry Fernandez-Soto of Lakeland, who was shot Wednesday evening, January 8, 2019, at 1735 Oakland Road East in Lakeland. Deputies are currently trying to find the shooter, who has...
    Duck hunters should be aware of the daily bag limit for mallards has been reduced to two birds, of which only one may be female. “Since 1998, mallard populations in eastern North America have steadily declined by approximately 20%. Over...
    An Ocala man is being held on a $125,000 bond after he was arrested for attempting to burn down the Florida Department of Children and Families Services building while it was occupied. According to the Ocala Police department, Tommy Lee...
    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 shared child pornography. The operation, code name, "Guardians of Innocence IV: Fall Haul," was carried out...
    Two people were arrested and booked into the Marion County Jail on Halloween following an October 30, pursuit. The two suspects, Andrew William Wiggins, 20, and Ashlynn M. Fox, 26, fled from deputies in the 12000 block of West Highway...
    Crystal River -- A Crystal River man was arrested after deputies say he threatened his girlfriend and had the means to carry out that threat. Deputies were dispatched to a residence in the vicinity of North Gulf Avenue and West...
    Citrus County -- A Florida woman is behind bars after investigators say she tied a boy to a chair and attempted to suffocate him. Merry Elizabeth Teller was arrested by the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office and members of the US...
    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 male. According to reports, Megan Parris, 28, turned herself in after a judge signed a warrant...
      The Florida couple, Edmond and Gloria Lancaster, who visited a truck top petting zoo have been charged with Criminal Trespassing and Violation of Leash Laws. Iberville Parish Sheriff’s Office officials said, after watching a truck stop surveillance video,  the couple's...
    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 law went in to affect earlier this year. As for construction and school zones, Florida Highway...
    NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that on September 16, 2019, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (Commission) received a complete application from the City of Miami Beach requesting approval of a draft ordinance to establish a Slow Speed Minimum...
    The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is reminding people to help prevent conflicts with bears by securing garbage and other items that might attract these animals. In the fall, Florida black bears begin preparing for the winter by...
    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 even more spectacular view from 50 feet in the air. Article continued below More than 5,000 workers...
    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 shows the storm making landfall early Monday somewhere along the Florida or Georgia coast. At approximately...
    The recreational harvest season for snook starts Sept. 1 statewide, with the exception of state waters from the Pasco-Hernando county line south to Gordon Pass in Collier County. These waters remain closed to harvest due to impacts from a...
    Beginning today through August 22, 2019, the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) joins its southeastern law enforcement partners to participate in the Operation Safe DRIVE (Distracted Reckless Impaired Visibility Enforcement) safety campaign. Officials say that the Operation Safe DRIVE campaign is...
    Florida -- On Sunday, August 18, just before midnight, a deputy responded to a home on Orday Road in Sebring after a 911 hang-up. The Highlands County Sheriff’s Office says hang-ups are common. However, none of them make the cut when...
    Orlando, Florida - ESPN's College GameDay football pregame show will be taped live at Disney's Magic Kingdom for the University of Miami vs. University of Florida game. According to the press release, College GameDay will take place from 9 a.m. to...