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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...
The 2019 Back-to-School Sales Tax Holiday was passed by the Florida Legislature and signed into law by Governor Ron DeSantis. This sales tax holiday begins Friday, August 2, 2019, and runs through Tuesday, August 6, 2019. During this sales tax holiday...
Belleview, Florida -- A Belleview man who showered outside his home was arrested on a warrant obtained by the Marion County Sheriff's Office. According to reports, neighbors reported that Michael James Maffia, 31, used a water hose to shower while...
The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (FLHSMV) is leading Florida’s Put It Down Focus on Driving campaign to ensure all motorists are aware of the state’s new regulations regarding wireless communications while driving and reminding everyone...
Detectives with the Polk County Sheriff’s Office Vice Unit completed a six-day undercover operation on Sunday, May 20, 2019, in which they posted and responded to ads soliciting prostitution. Law enforcement agencies from Lakeland, Winter Haven, and Haines City assisted...
At its February meeting in Gainesville, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) said it approved changes to shark fishing regulations, including management changes for the shore-based shark fishery. FWC says these rules are intended to increase survival of...
Tallahassee – January is Move Over awareness month and the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (DHSMV) urges all motorists to move over for emergency and service vehicles stopped along the roadway. Preliminarily in 2018, there were 231 crashes...
Daytona -- A Texas fugitive wanted on murder and other charges in a deadly Thanksgiving Day home invasion in El Paso was located in Daytona Beach thanks to License Plate Reader technology that alerted law enforcement to his stolen...
A Citra man was arrested Monday after a witness reported that she saw the man having sex with a miniature horse named Jackie G. According to Marion County sheriffs detectives, other witnesses came forward during the investigation. During questioning, Nicholas Anthony Sardo, 21,...
Governor Rick Scott has filed a lawsuit against the Broward County elections supervisor, citing massive fraud. (View lawsuit documents) Scott is demanding that...READ MORE
Marion County School Board member Nancy Stacy said she stands by her comments that she posted on Facebook earlier this week. Her comments appear to be politically fueled after Christine Ford accused now Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh of sexual...
Vero Beach -- A man was transported to Indian River Medical Center Thursday after a woman cut his face with a kitchen knife. According to the arrest affidavit,  Katherine Nieves-Tavarez, 27, cut the man's face because he turned down several...
At its September meeting in Tallahassee, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) directed staff to expand a recent mandatory catch-and-release only measure for snook and redfish due to red tide. The mandatory catch-and-release ruling will begin on September...