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Indian River County -- Community members who prayed, sang and wiped tears away Friday night at a healing service were painfully aware of how painful being just two hours away from the deadliest school shooting in years can be. "We're two hours away and we can feel very powerfully the shock ...
(FAIRFAX, Va.) -- More than 100 protesters stood outside the National Rifle Association headquarters in Fairfax, Virginia, on Friday night demanding action on gun control in the wake of Wednesday's school shooting in Florida. Among the attendees were friends of some of the 17 students and teachers who ...

gun rally held outside Delaware County courthouse following Florida school shooting. Gray Hall reports during Action News at 6 a.m. on February 17, 2018. (WPVI). WPVI. Saturday, February 17, 2018 07:15AM. MEDIA (WPVI) --. The deadly shooting in Florida has renewed the calls for a ban on weapons, such as the one ...
A Brevard County sheriff's deputy was killed in a crash involving a semi truck and the deputy's marked patrol car on Interstate 95 near Titusville Saturday morning, the Florida highway patrol said. Sheriff Wayne Ivey identified Field Training Deputy Kevin Stanton as the driver of the patrol car. A bad tire on ...
An Alabama man riding a motorcycle died in a two-vehicle accident in Escambia County, Florida near Pensacola. The Northwest Florida Daily News, citing a report from the Florida highway patrol, reported that Anthony Censo, 61, of Elberta was the victim in the accident. The accident occurred at 7:23 p.m. ...
The boy was arrested on a charge of disturbing schools. In the aftermath of the South Florida massacre, Central Florida law enforcement have beefed up security at schools, including in Lake and Polk counties. And Orange County public schools Superintendent Barbara Jenkins said Thursday the district ...
His mouth still wired shut, teenager Gage Smock returned to work this week at a barbecue restaurant in Gilbertsville, Kentucky. It's been 23 days since he was shot in the face at Marshall County high school about 10 miles away in Benton. And 23 days since he lost his girlfriend, 15-year-old Bailey Holt, and ...
Indian River County sheriff's deputies are put on light duty as soon as they learn they are pregnant. The fire departments in the counties surrounding Indian River on Florida's Atlantic Coast all move pregnant firefighters to light duty with no loss of pay. Morris said she has 500 hours of paid time off banked ...
In Florida, 31 bites were reported, lower than the previous year and close to the annual average of 29, said French. The other counties in Florida with shark bites included seven in Brevard County, five in Palm Beach County, three in Duval County and two in Martin County. One bite each was reported in Indian River, ...
Gimenez, Florida Health Department support drug to reduce HIV transmissions in county ... MIAMI (WSVN) - Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez and the Florida Department of Health teamed up to kick off the Getting 2 Zero Miami-Dade Awareness Campaign, Tuesday. The awareness campaign's goal is to ...
Traffic backups were reported in Cape Canaveral and as far south as satellite Beach, as crowds exited launch viewing areas on Tuesday afternoon. Motorists were reminded to be patient and to attentive as traffic moved out from the beaches and riversides where thousands turned out to watch the launch of ...
A man sought by Lee County authorities on a murder charge was arrested in Florida and is back in custody in Lee County. Stanley Lee Davis, 53, of Jacksonville, Florida, was booked in the Lee County Detention Facility on Monday after being extradited back to the state, according to a press release from ...
Hillsborough County, Fla. -- The Florida Department of Health announced the number of confirmed flu cases reported in Hillsborough County remains high. According to a flu report released, Hillsborough County has reported 30 outbreaks during the current flu season. 9 of those were reported in ...
"We don't have a record, as far back as we know, of tsunami in southeast Florida and Palm Beach County," Molleda said from the weather service office west ... (Not to be confused with the city of the same name in central Palm Beach County, which at last check was doing well and mostly was high and dry.) ...
VERO BEACH, Fla. -- A Florida firefighter who is seven-months pregnant is being told by her bosses that she will have to carry out her regular duties until she gives birth. Firefighter-paramedic Nicole Morris told TCPalm.com she is scheduled to work her normal job until the day before her C-section even ...

Pinellas County, Florida unveiled military statues that will help create the country's first underwater veterans memorial. The goal is to make this site a scuba destination. "Brings back memories of when we were serving," veteran David A. Thomas said. Even though they're made of concrete, these military ...
Florida's Pinellas County covers the full range. More than two dozen communities populate the gulf Coast peninsula anchored by St. Petersburg. Most are divided between what's locally known as "The Burg," meaning the city and adjacent suburbs, and "The Beach," a string of barrier islands near Tarpon ...
All of the schools in a Florida panhandle county will be closed Friday after 20 percent of each of the elementary and high schools' students were out sick this week amid a flu outbreak, according to media reports. Many teachers and bus drivers in Gulf County were also absent due to illness, the Port St. Joe ...
That pretty much sums up how Central Park's Evelyn Townsend felt about one of the first quilts she ever made. It was born in 1992 at a time Townsend took up quilting because she wanted to make something nice for her two toddler children, Rick and Elizabeth. "I painted flowers on blocks and sewed them ...
Pensacola police Department (PPD) has reported that the Pensacola Bay Bridge and Bayou Chico Bridge are closed. The Florida highway patrol is now closing I-110 northbound from Gregory Street. Santa Rosa County (SRC) officials have confirmed that the Garcon Point Bridge is closed due to ice and ...
An endangered Florida panther has been struck and killed by a vehicle. It's the third fatal collision this year, out of three total panther deaths. The Florida fish and Wildlife conservation Commission said Tuesday that the remains of the 2-year-old male were collected Saturday near a Naples country club, ...
The cold weather has caused many schools to close their doors, including Escambia County, Florida. Superintendent Malcolm Thomas has announced the cancellation of school for students and staff, including all district events, on Wednesday, January 17, 2018. In a news release, he said the decision was ...
The Hillsborough County school system has failed hundreds of students at four low-performing elementary schools by moving too slowly to make changes, state officials said Wednesday in stern warnings to superintendent Jeff Eakins. The superintendent squirmed uncomfortably as members of the Florida ...
The Superintendent of Baldwin County schools has announced that schools in Baldwin County will not resume school on Thursday. Superintendent Eddie Tyler said he made the decision after conferring with the National Weather Service, several Baldwin County officials, including county commissioners, ...
The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and sheriffs from several Florida counties announced new efforts to enhance public safety Wednesday. ... Sheriff Gualtieri of Pinellas County says the agreement is in place to address criminal illegal aliens, not just people who are here illegally.
The meeting was among several the county held to elicit feedback about the storm and officials' response. The goal, officials said, is to form a Monroe County emergency reserve corps of sorts, perhaps 50 to 100 people who, like in the days of all-volunteer fire departments, could step up when dangerous ...
County governments, which face the largest contribution increase, will have to accommodate the added expense as they shape their 2018-2019 budgets. "Counties are closely monitoring the FRS [Florida Retirement System] contribution but remain committed to a program that provides retirement security to ...
Local media report that the 21-acre property known as Woodfin Creek Headwaters was donated to the conservation Trust for North Carolina. Rusty Painter of the trust says the group will donate the property to the National Park Service, along with 25 acres that abut the new property in Jackson County. Florida resident John ...
MIAMI gardens, Fla. - One man was seriously hurt Sunday after he crashed his all-terrain vehicle into another car in northwest Miami-Dade County, officials said. Citing safety concerns, authorities across South Florida have repeatedly warned people not to ride ATVs and dirt bikes on roads during the ...
Clarke said the county's appointed advisory council -- the citizens' Commission for children, created in 1989 -- is already patterned after children's councils in other Florida counties, although those agencies operate independently of the county commission and can raise money on their own. The Citizens' ...
A Florida mother was kidnapped and killed in a case of mistaken identity during a murder-for-hire plot, authorities said late last week. Janice Marie Zengotita-Torres, 42, was reported missing by her husband in Osceola County, Florida, on Monday, Osceola County Sheriff Russ Gibson said at a news ...
Pasco County, Fla. -- Authorities said 50 people were rescued from a Sun Cruz casino boat that caught fire near Port Richey, Florida, the Pasco County Sheriff's Office told CBS News on Sunday. They said the boat, named The Island Breeze, was going to a casino in international waters. The office said ...
FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) -- Health officials in a Florida county are calling attention to an alarming increase in opioid overdoses and deaths. Lee County on Florida's gulf Coast saw 955 cases in 2017, eight times more than the 171 overdoses reported in 2013, according to medical provider Lee Health.
When Olivo was arrested, he was "wearing a ballistic vest and had an AK47 assault rifle on the passenger seat of his vehicle," according to a news release from the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office. The release adds that members of the LMPD homicide unit are traveling to Florida. Louisville Metro police ...
President Donald Trump's frequent visits to South Florida make the area a high-risk target for terrorism, one that justifies more money from the federal government, Palm Beach County's top law enforcement agency says. The Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office is pushing for the federal government to boost ...
All lanes have reopened after a fatal Friday morning crash involving two tractor trailer trucks shut down northbound Interstate 95 just past Florida 207 in St. Johns County for hours, according to the highway patrol. But as major congestion still clogs the interstate there, a second crash just south of that at the ...
Lotto players vie their lucky stars align, but could some counties be luckier than others? According to Florida TODAY's less-than-scientific calculations using return on investment, we're in the luckiest county in the state. Second to us? Indian River County, followed by Wakulla County. In Florida, the big ...
... Beach and Broward counties, according to the National Weather Service in Miami. The Arctic blast that has gripped the northern United States is scheduled to arrive in South Florida beginning Wednesday and a chance of frost comes Thursday or Friday, said weather service meteorologist Steven Ippoliti.
Francesca Garcia arrived less an hour later at 12:58 a.m. at South Miami hospital in southwest Miami-Dade County. Weighing in at 8 pounds, 5 ounces, Francesca was the first baby born in Miami-Dade County in 2018. "She wanted to make a grand entrance and she did," Francesca's mother, Jessica ...
"Throughout the Central Florida region, counties have been working hard at preparing to open cold-weather shelters. In some counties, temperatures of 40 degrees and colder trigger opening of shelters," he said. The Polk County Emergency Operations Center does not open shelters for cold weather, local ...
LEE COUNTY, Florida -- Should animal abusers have to register like sex offenders do? A Florida law that requires people convicted of animal abuse to register is gaining popularity across the country. Hillsborough County, Florida has an online database that lists animal abusers. The tool can be used by ...
PLANT CITY, Fla. (WFLA) - A lot of people were on their feet, dancing the night away, as 2017 ended and 2018 began. Jessica Venegas was laid up in a hospital bed ringing in the new year in a much different way. "I was like, one of these days she's going to be born. But I wasn't thinking it'd be on New ...
WINTER PARK, Fla. - Drivers in Florida saw a dip in the total number of fatal crashes in 2017 compared with recent years, according to state records. News 6 discovered 2,808 people were killed on Florida's roads last year, according to Florida's Integrated Report Exchange System. That number is a ...
"With the chance of rain and the near-freezing temperatures for Marion County there will be a slim chance of an isolated flurry or two before sunrise on Wednesday," Campos said. "Models show a widespread chance for a wintry mix for Northern Florida and southern Georgia." Dry, sunny and cold weather ...
... involved in a four-vehicle crash that killed a West Palm Beach woman Saturday night on Interstate 95 near Fellsmere Road in Indian River County. Leah Duthil, 23, was driving a 2013 Chevrolet Cruze north just before 8:30 p.m. when the chain-reaction crash occurred, the Florida highway patrol reported.
Scrambling to raise money headed into the 2018 midterms, Florida Democratic party Chair Terrie Rizzo last week asked county-level Democratic leaders for financial assistance to pay for the salaries of eight newly hired regional staffers. Only six out of the 67 county committees have made a donation.
It is impossible to imagine any one person having such a great impact on theater and the arts in a rural Florida county, but Norman Small is that person." He married his high-school sweetheart, Linda Hill, in 1964, and they have two children. Small likes to write, and followers of his monthly column on the ...
(WCTV) -- A pedestrian was hit and killed by a Gilchrist County Sheriff's Office patrol car early Monday morning. According to the Florida highway patrol, the accident happened around 1:20 a.m. on US-192 just north of County Road 339 in Gilchrist County. The crash report states that a Gilchrist County ...


 

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