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Thursday, October 1, 2020

Son shoots mother then burns body

Ocklawaha -- A man was arrested after it was determined that he shot his mother and set the house on fire. At approximately 3:20 a.m.,...
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I-75 northbound lanes closed following fatal crash

Marion County -- A box truck vs tractor- trailer crash (with 1 confirmed fatality) on I-75 at the 340-mile marker in Marion County has...
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Previously announced recall of animal feed products, expanded

Due to receiving a number of adverse event reports, Cargill is expanding the scope of recall of select Southern States® feed due to aflatoxin...
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Fifteen eastern indigo snakes, listed as threatened, released

Florida -- Fifteen eastern indigo snakes, listed as threatened under the Endangered Species Act, has just been released in northern Florida as part of...
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Florida man arrested for mounting horse

Citra, Florida -- A Citra man was arrested Monday after a witness reported that she saw the man having sex with a miniature horse...
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Hurricane Michael, information you need to know

Hurricane Michael strengthens as it moves into the Gulf of Mexico and by Wednesday could become a category three hurricane. As of 1:45 a.m., Tuesday,...
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ACTIVE AMBER ALERT – Two missing children

Authorities are searching for two children out of Suwannee County -- 7-year-old Brian Mejias, who was last seen wearing a red shirt and blue...
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FWC: Mandatory catch-and-release, follow the rules while fishing

At its September meeting in Tallahassee, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) directed staff to expand a recent mandatory catch-and-release only measure...
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Woman who tossed dog into dumpster arrested

Winter Haven -- On Saturday, September 22, 2018, Polk County Sheriff's Office deputies responded to an animal cruelty investigation at 4073 Mahogany Run, Winter...
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Drug house with drive-thru window raided, two arrested

Ocala, Florida -- Two drug dealers remain behind bars after their house was raided by the Unified Drug Enforcement Strike Team (UDEST). Agents executed a search...