Woman charged with aggravated child abuse, duct taped boy to chair

Woman charged with aggravated child abuse, duct taped boy to chair

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 Marshall Task Force. According to investigators, two cell phone videos provided by the boy’s mother, […]

Florida men who ran turtle smuggling ring, busted

Florida men who ran turtle smuggling ring, busted

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) has charged two suspects for poaching thousands of Florida’s native turtles from the wild and selling them illegally in multiple counties in Florida, with final destinations in international markets. These charges represent the state’s largest seizure of turtles in recent history. “The illegal trade of turtles is […]

Texas Roadhouse opens its doors in Ocala

Texas Roadhouse opens its doors in Ocala

The Texas Roadhouse, located at 3015 SW 32nd Ave., Ocala, has opened its doors. The more than 7,000 square foot restaurant, which sits in the Paddock Mall parking lot, is open Monday through Sunday and does call ahead seating. They offer hand-cut steaks, fall-off-the-bone ribs, made-from-scratch sides, and fresh-baked bread. Article continued below Texas Roadhouse […]

Teacher arrested for having sex with student

Teacher arrested for having sex 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 male. According to reports, Megan Parris, 28, turned herself in after a judge signed a warrant for her arrest. She was booked into the Volusia County Branch Jail on $25,000 […]

Citrus County residents angry over proposed development, talk of lawsuit

Citrus County residents angry over proposed development, talk of lawsuit

The city council in Inverness earlier this week unanimously voted on an agreement that will pave the way for the Green Mills Group, out of Ft. Lauderdale, to build Colonnade Park, an apartment complex in Inverness. According to Greenmillsgroup.com, “Colonnade Park will provide 106 residences to families in Inverness, FL. Colonnade Park will feature on-site […]

New deer hunting laws and reporting requirements

New deer hunting laws and reporting requirements

Hunters now have an online option to comply with new deer harvest reporting requirements. You can log (Step 1) your harvest using a paper deer harvest log and report (Step 2) online. Hunters still have the option to log and report harvested deer using the FWC Deer Harvest Reporting App or a paper deer harvest […]

Traffic stop leads to three felon drug dealers being arrested

Traffic stop leads to three felon drug dealers being arrested

Three felons were arrested Wednesday during a traffic stop in Marion County. According to reports, the driver was stopped because of an expired tag. The driver, Ricky Deeley, 34, a violent criminal who has multiple felony convictions, including possession of cocaine as a minor, was driving the vehicle on a suspended driver’s license. He was […]

Lionfish Challenge winners, facts and myths about the fish

Lionfish Challenge winners, facts and myths about the fish

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) will be honoring the first place winners in each category at its December meeting in Panama City Beach. Winners • Recreational Category • First place Lionfish King: Ken Ayers, Bay County, 1,194 removed. • Second place: John McCain, Gilchrist County, 983 removed. • Third place: Shea Lowe, […]

Business man, woman, sex trafficking little girl

Business man, woman, sex trafficking little girl

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – A Southeast Texas businessman was convicted in federal court Tuesday of sex trafficking of a minor female and other related charges. This investigation was conducted by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), the Brownsville (Texas) Police Department and the Texas Rangers, with assistance from the FBI. David […]