Three suspects wanted after scamming restaurants out of a night’s dinner

Three suspects wanted after scamming restaurants out of a night’s dinner

Three suspects – two women and a man – are being sought after they scammed three different east Volusia restaurants out of a night’s dinner. All three incidents occurred at a Houligan’s restaurant in different cities in Volusia County; the most recent occurred on November 23, at 1725 W. International Speedway Blvd., Daytona Beach. The […]

Changes in duck hunting laws

Changes in duck hunting laws

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 the same period, mallard harvest in the U.S. portion of the Atlantic Flyway has decreased […]

Corrections officer arrested for child molestation

Corrections officer arrested for child molestation

A Lowell corrections officer, who is one of four officers being investigated for beating and paralyzing an inmate, has been arrested for child molestation. Keith Mitchell Turner, 34, was arrested Wednesday and charged with two counts of Lewd or Lascivious Molestation. Sexual Battery, and Lewd or Lascivious Exhibition. The investigation started when a young girl […]

17 people arrested during child pornography investigation

17 people arrested during child pornography investigation

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 by undercover detectives from PCSO’s Computer Crimes Unit, and resulted in the arrests of 17 […]

More details about human remains found by deer hunter

More details about human remains found by deer hunter

The human remains discovered by a deer hunter in the Ocala National Forest are those of a white male — between 45-55 — he was approximately 6 foot 2 to 6 foot 5 tall. The Medical Examiner’s Office has completed an autopsy, however, the results are not being released. Marion County Sheriff’s Office detectives are […]

Florida deer hunter finds decomposing body

Florida deer hunter finds decomposing body

Marion County Sheriff’s Office detectives are investigating after a deer hunter reported finding human remains Sunday in the area of Forest Road 5 in Umatilla. The body was reported to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. FWC then contacted MCSO. The hunter stated that the air smelled “like death.” A short time later he […]

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 […]

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