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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...
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Florida man burned another child after previous charges dropped, caregiver also arrested

A Deltona man arrested on charges of burning a 3-year-old girl in 2018, has been arrested again after he poured boiling water on a...
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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...
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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...
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Venomous puss caterpillar, southern flannel moth, makes return to Florida

The southern flannel moth, Megalopyge opercularis, is an attractive small moth that is best-known because of its larva, the puss caterpillar, which is one...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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,...
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4-year-old molested by man as she was bathed

Jesse Holden Otero, 32, was arrested Tuesday after officials say he molested a 4-year-old girl. According to reports, the mother had dropped off her two...