Daytona Beach man turns $20 into $1 million playing scratch-off

Florida Lottery

A Daytona Beach man claimed a $1 million dollar Florida Lottery prize in Tallahassee on Friday after playing the $5 million Gold Rush Doubler scratch-off. Robert Townsend Jr., 61, purchased his winning ticket for $20 from Publix located at 1500 Beville Road Building 300 in Daytona Beach, according to a media release. The store will receive a […]

Dodge Dakota pickup truck stolen at BP Station in Ocala

Marion County Sheriff's Office

A Dodge Dakota pickup truck was stolen at a BP Station in Ocala on Wednesday morning. A Marion County sheriff’s deputy responded to the BP gas station located at 5061 S Pine Ave. in reference to a stolen vehicle, according to a MCSO incident report. The victim advised the deputy that his 1999 Dodge Dakota pickup truck […]

Ocala man arrested on charge of attempted murder

Lester Ray Smith

A 31-year-old man has been arrested on a charge of attempted second-degree murder after another man was shot in the neck and leg early Sunday morning in Ocala. Ocala police officers responded at 4:42 a.m. to 1223 S.W. Ft. King Street where they found the 27-year-old male victim, who was taken to a local hospital […]

Deltona motorcyclist dies after crashing into tree in Osceola County

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A Deltona motorcyclist died early Sunday after his motorcycle crashed into a tree in Osceola County. The unidentified 24-year-old Deltona man was riding a Harley-Davidson motorcycle westbound on Whitted Drive, when for an unknown reason, he lost control of his motorcycle and left the roadway, according to a Florida Highway Patrol accident report. The front of his […]

Lakeland man seriously injured after crashing into semi-trailer truck on I-75 in Hillsborough County

Rogelio Ramirez's Hyundai Accent following the crash

A Lakeland man was seriously injured after crashing into a semi-trailer truck on Interstate 75 in Hillsborough County early Saturday morning. Rogelio Ramirez, 29, of Lakeland, was driving a 2015 Hyundai Accent northbound in the southbound lanes of I-75 south of Gibsonton Drive, when he was believed to have possibly entered exit 240 incorrectly, according to a […]

Teachers from Marion County, Lake County among those honored by Gov. Rick Scott

Seven teachers were honored by Gov. Rick Scott on Wednesday.

Gov. Rick Scott on Wednesday recognized outstanding educators with the Governor’s Shine Award. The Shine Award is presented to teachers and administrators in Florida who make significant contributions to the field of education. Two local teachers were among the seven teachers honored: • Juan “Diego” Fuentes teaches sixth through twelfth graders at Hillcrest School, a […]