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FDLE, Sarasota PD offer reward for information about missing teen

The Florida Department of Law Enforcement and the Sarasota Police Department are offering a reward of $6,000 for information leading to the recovery of...

Gov. Scott heads to White House to discuss hurricane recovery with President Trump

Gov. Rick Scott on Friday traveled to Washington, D.C. to meet with President Donald Trump to discuss recovery efforts in the wake of Hurricane...

Wallet stolen at Wal-Mart parking lot in Ocala

A wallet was reportedly stolen from a vehicle Wednesday afternoon at a Wal-Mart parking lot in Ocala. A Marion County sheriff's deputy responded to the...

MCSO sheriff’s deputy finds counterfeit $100 bill in jailed burglar’s property box

Marion County Sheriff's Office deputies reportedly found a counterfeit $100 bill when transporting the property of a jailed burglar in the booking room on Wednesday. An...

Naughty teacher’s aide arrested after alleged sexual encounter with former teen student

A 36-year-old woman was arrested after an alleged sexual encounter in a church parking lot with a former teen student. Katie Carsey had been discovered...

Forest High School student arrested after outburst sparked by invalidated test

A Forest High School student was arrested Tuesday after an outburst sparked by an invalidated test. The student’s test was invalidated after she kept a...

30 Hydrocodone pills go missing at Ocala senior living center

Thirty Hydrocodone pills prescribed to an 84-year-old woman have gone missing at an Ocala senior living center. The medication was reported as missing on Tuesday...

Senate passes bill allowing federal assistance for toxic algae blooms  

The U.S. Senate late Tuesday night approved legislation that, for the first time, could open the door to federal assistance for states and local...

Golf cart stolen at Battery Source in Ocala

A golf cart was reportedly stolen at Battery Source in Ocala. A Marion County sheriff's deputy responded Monday to Battery Source located at 7201 SW...

U.S. Sen. Nelson calls for swift action on hurricane relief

U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson, D-FL, took to the Senate floor Tuesday to urge his colleagues to quickly take up and pass an aid package...

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