FHP will be out in full force this week

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 (Distracted Reckless Impaired Visibility Enforcement) safety campaign. Officials say that the Operation Safe DRIVE campaign is a high visibility, education, and enforcement initiative designed to deter behaviors that contribute to commercial […]

Florida man wanted to set record for mass shooting, shoot into crowd

Florida man wanted to set record for mass shooting, shoot into crowd

Daytona Beach, Florida — A Daytona Beach man has been charged with making threats to commit a mass shooting after the Volusia County Sheriff’s Office was alerted to text messages in which the suspect detailed plans to shoot as many people as he could in a large crowd. Tristan Scott Wix, 25, at Botefuhr Avenue, […]

Man says woman didn’t clean, cook while he worked

Man says woman didn’t clean, cook while he worked

An Ocala man was arrested Thursday after he struck the mother of his children with a golf club. According to the Ocala Police Department, Darnell Gregory Headings, 31, said he came home from work to find that the house was a mess and that, no food had been prepared for him. Headings then began to argue […]

FWC long-term investigation, fish and wildlife being sold on black market

FWC long-term investigation, fish and wildlife being sold on black market

A Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) investigation led to the arrests on Friday, Aug. 9, of three suspects in Levy and Pinellas counties for violating state laws pertaining to illegally harvesting and selling various fish and wildlife. Fifteen additional suspects were served with a notice to appear citations in Levy, Orange, Pinellas, and […]

HEALTH ALERT: Hepatitis A vaccination recommended after Charlie Horse worker tested positive

HEALTH ALERT: Hepatitis A vaccination recommended after Charlie Horse worker tested positive

OCALA, Fla.—The Florida Department of Health in Marion County (DOH-Marion) has identified a positive case of hepatitis A in a food service worker in Ocala. DOH-Marion conducted an epidemiological investigation and today determined an individual who worked at Charlie Horse Restaurant and Lounge, located at 2426 E. Silver Springs Blvd., Ocala, FL 34470, during July […]

Cat declawing could be ban in Florida

Cat declawing could be ban in Florida

Florida — Democratic Senator Lauren Book has introduced a bill that would ban the declawing cats in Florida, unless medically necessary. Like New York, if the bill is passed, veterinarians would face a $1,000 fine if they declaw a cat without having a medically necessary reason. Medically necessary reasons would be if the cat has […]

Florida corrections officers arrested, additional arrests likely

Florida corrections officers arrested, additional arrests likely

Clermont, Fla. —  In conjunction with a criminal investigation, the Florida Department of Corrections’ (FDC) Office of the Inspector General (OIG) announced the arrests of Correctional Captain Milton Gass, Correctional Officer Hunter Lingo, and Correctional Officer Joshua Petersilge. The three officers are charged with violations stemming from an incident which occurred on July 8, at […]

Showering and urinating outside gets Florida man arrested

Showering and urinating outside gets Florida man arrested

Belleview, Florida — A Florida 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 he was naked, and urinated while doing so. When deputies arrived, the man was nowhere […]

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