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coquito, ocala news, ocala post, facebook, florida

Selling homemade Coquito over Facebook could land you in jail

Florida -- Coquito, meaning "Little Coconut" in Spanish, is a traditional Christmas drink. The drink, which originated in Puerto Rico, is a coconut-based alcoholic beverage...
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Florida man fractured woman’s face, skull with baseball bat

A Florida man is now behind bars after he was arrested for bashing a woman in the head with a baseball bat. Deputies responded to...
citrus gazette, florida minimum wage, 15 per hour

Florida minimum wage will increase to $15 per hour, 600 thousand could lose their...

Florida -- Voters in Florida have approved amendment 2 which will raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour over a six-year period. The amendment...
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FWC: Florida family finds rare, two-headed snake at their residence

Florida -- As if 2020 couldn't get any weirder. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission says they are now caring for a two-headed snake...

Florida corrections officer was allowed to poison inmate, other officers implicated, lawsuit filed

A lawsuit has been filed against the Florida Department of Corrections after a Lowell corrections officer attempted to poison an inmate. The corrections officer, identified...

Infant knowingly placed in Florida foster home where history of sexual abuse existed, lawsuit...

Marion County, Florida -- On October 5, 2020, Stacie Schmerling, an attorney with Justice for Kids in Fort Lauderdale, filed a lawsuit against Kids...
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Video: Children test their speed using sheriff’s portable radar detector

Okeechobee, Florida -- Two things you typically don't see today -- a mullet and kids outside playing having a great time. The Okeechobee County Sheriff's...
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New regulations for stone crab harvesting, season begins soon

Florida -- Several recreational and commercial stone crab regulation changes go into effect in the next few weeks, just in time for stone crab...
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Florida man battered his mother while driving, has history of abusing parents

Florida -- A 29-year-old Ocklawaha man is behind bars again following a physical altercation with his mother. He had just been released from jail on...
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Florida wholesale mortgage executive released from prison, served 9 of a 30-year sentence

Florida -- A wholesale mortgage executive responsible for one of the largest fraud schemes in U.S history has been released from prison after only...