Lake Weir High School teacher arrested, had sex with student

Lake Weir High School teacher arrested, had sex with student

A Lake Weir High School teacher was arrested Tuesday after he allegedly engaged in a sexual relationship with a teenage girl. Jason Michael Tarlton, 30, an English literature teacher at the school, was having a sexual relationship with a 17-year-old student. The teen told detectives that she was in love with Tarlton and that she […]

Red tide detected in Southwest Florida

Red tide detected in Southwest Florida

A bloom of the Florida red tide organism, Karenia brevis, was observed along Lee and Charlotte counties in Southwest Florida over the past week. In Southwest Florida, K. brevis was observed at background concentrations in one sample collected from Manatee County, background to low concentrations in fourteen samples collected from Sarasota County, background to medium […]

Man batters girlfriend for working late

Man batters girlfriend for working late

On December 6, Ocala police responded to Berkeley Pointe Apartments in reference to an assault. When police arrived, they saw a woman, later identified as the victim, standing outside with blood on her shirt. The victim had blood coming from her face, mouth, and neck. The victim told police that during an argument, her boyfriend, […]

High School student arrested, charged with felony

High School student arrested, charged with felony

Ocala, Florida — A West Port High School student was arrested Wednesday and charged with Possession of a Weapon on School Grounds. Robert MacMillan, the school Dean, notified the school resource officer that he had received a call about a Snapchat video which showed student Kayla Agee with a taser. Agee had captioned the video, […]

Citrus County scam alert

Citrus County scam alert

The Citrus County Sheriff’s Office wants Citrus County residents to be aware of an active scam. A caller is contacting citizens by phone claiming to be a representative with the Citrus County Warrants Division. The caller then tells the residents that he or she has an active warrant and must pay a fine to avoid being arrested. Officials with the CCSO said […]

Verizon announces price hikes, customers say they are getting lower quality

Verizon announces price hikes, customers say they are getting lower quality

Hundreds of Verizon customers turned to social media Tuesday to express their frustration with Verizon’s rate increases. Many vowing to “dump” Verizon as their mobile carrier. Verizon says customers should not be upset. Verizon said the company is raising the price of its unlimited plan while introducing a slightly cheaper, more limited version. Beginning August […]

Entire K-9 Unit suspended

Entire K-9 Unit suspended

Lakeland Police Chief Larry Giddens suspended the department’s K-9 unit in its entirety after an internal investigation revealed they were excessively speeding while on a trip. Chief Giddens said that witnesses called and reported that they saw multiple officers speeding on the highway. Dash cam video revealed that the officers sped to and from a […]

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