87-year-old Pennsylvania man killed in collision

An 87-year-old Pennsylvania man was killed in a collision Tuesday morning in Polk County. Anna Robson, 22, of St. Louis, Missouri was driving a 2016 Toyota Corolla eastbound on Interstate 4 in the center lane near the 43 milepost, while 87-year-old Andrew Flager of Levittown, Pennsylvania was driving a 2012 Cadillac CTS eastbound in the […]

Governor cites own experience of growing up without health care in letter to HHS secretary

Gov. Rick Scott

Gov. Rick Scott’s Administration has sent a letter to Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price outlining greater flexibility the state is requesting for Florida’s Medicaid program to cut federal red tape and provide higher quality care to better serve low-income Floridians. If approved by HHS, these changes will be added to the state’s current 1115 […]

Pedestrian struck and killed in Pinellas County

A pedestrian was struck and killed in Pinellas County early Friday morning. Eric Babcock, 29, of Clearwater was driving a 2016 Toyota Corolla northbound in the center lane U.S. 19 approaching Ulmerton Road, while 53-year-old James Anthony Speaks of Pinellas Park was walking westbound across the northbound lanes of U.S. 19, according to a Florida […]

Wildlife officials searching for missing Cobra in Ocala

Cobra loose in Ocala

On Monday evening, Brian Purdy, who holds a Venomous Reptile Permit, contacted the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) to inform investigators that his 24-inch long cobra had escaped its enclosure that night. After an initial search by Ocala Police Department and Marion County Fire Rescue, nearby residents were notified of the escape. Canvassing efforts […]

Dunnellon man’s death ruled a homicide

Eric Danzell Humbert Jr.

Marion County Sheriff’s Office Major Crimes detectives received official notification Tuesday that the cause and manner of death of Eric Danzell Humbert Jr., was of homicide by blunt force trauma and sharp force injuries. The Florida Department of Law Enforcement, the University of Florida C.A. Pound Lab and the Medical Examiner’s Office for the Fifth […]