Teen killed in crash that shut down roadway in Pinellas County

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A teen died early Saturday as the result of a two vehicle collision in Pinellas County. At 12:58 a.m., Donavan L. Patterson, 18, of Pinellas Park was driving a 2008 Dodge Caliber southbound on County Road 611 approaching the intersection of Curlew Road, while 22-year-old Dalton A. Cox of Clearwater was driving a 2003 Ford F-250 […]

26-year-old Inverness motorcyclist killed in accident

A 26-year-old Inverness motorcyclist was killed early Monday after crashing into a tree in Citrus County. Michael Ferrin, 26, of Inverness was riding a 2015 Yamaha motorcycle westbound on West Fort Island Trail when he failed to properly negotiate a left curve on the roadway, according to a Florida Highway Patrol accident report. Ferrin traveled […]

Lake County to host household hazardous waste collection events in Mount Dora and Fruitland Park

In an effort to encourage residents to dispose of toxic materials in a safe and environmentally sensitive way, Lake County Solid Waste is hosting two household hazardous waste collection events in March. Solid Waste, in partnership with the Mount Dora Police Department, is encouraging residents to dispose of unwanted household hazardous materials and medications during […]

Gov. Scott appoints new director of policy

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Gov. Rick Scott has announced the appointment of Megan Fay as director of policy. Fay fills the position left vacant by Jeff Woodburn becoming the executive director of the Florida Constitution Revision Commission. “Each and every day we have to fight to ensure a strong future for Florida so that our state is the best […]

Ocala man charged with murder in Silver Springs Shores homicide

Kasaan Kalik Patterson

An Ocala man has been arrested on a charge of murder following a shooting that took place in Silver Springs Shores. Marion County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to a shooting in progress in the area of Willow Road in Silver Springs Shores at 2:15 a.m. Wednesday, according to a MCSO press release. When deputies arrived to […]

Two men in custody after shooting at apartment complex in Ocala

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Two men are in custody after a shooting at an Ocala apartment complex. Ocala police responded Tuesday to a shooting at the Parkside Garden Apartments  where 30-year-old Lloyd A. Berry of Ocala allegedly wounded 25-year-old Arnoldo Benitez of Ocala during a drug deal gone bad. The two engaged in hand-to-hand combat after Benitez brandished a firearm, according to […]

86-year-old Ohio man killed after colliding with vehicle

An 86-year-old Ohio man was killed Tuesday afternoon after colliding with another vehicle in Osceola County. Robert Amstadt, 86, of Beachwood, Ohio was behind the wheel of a 2017 Ford Escape while stopped on Storey Lake Road facing north at the intersection of Osceola Parkway, while Kevin Cruz, 22, of Kissimmee was traveling east on Osceola […]