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LOCAL: Rattlesnake found at MCHS

Selina Iglesias: Greene Publishing, Inc. Florida is known for several things, and the number of deadly snakes is one of them. And when the territory of humans and snakes collide, bad things occur for both parties. The Madison County High School (MCHS) football team came close to learning this the ha

GREENEPUBLISHING.COM - 2017-09-21 18:06:00

FWC: 'Ghost boat' owner is jailed in Key West

The abandoned "ghost boat" that washed ashore near Melbourne Beach earlier this week was last registered in the name of a man who is jailed in Key West for attempted murder, kidnapping, and a variety of other charges, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission confirmed. Jeffrey Ray Sundw

FLORIDA TODAY - 2017-09-22 23:14:24

Florida boat mystery has New Rochelle link

MELBOURNE BEACH, Fla. - A 45-foot sailboat with "New Rochelle NY" painted on the back has drawn spectators and sparked speculation about how it ran aground recently in Florida. "Cuki," based out of a port in Key West, washed ashore this week at Spessard Holland South Beach Park. Was she driven out i

LOHUD.COM - 2017-09-21 09:57:06

5 indicted for drug trafficking

Five men were indicted Friday by a Christian County grand jury on charges of drug trafficking. According to a July arrest report from Kentucky State Police, Yariel Hernandez, 34, Hialeah, Florida, was observed traveling eastbound on Interstate 24 following a white passenger car too close near the mi

KENTUCKY NEW ERA - 2017-09-22 21:29:00

Homestead man goes from AC repair guy to CEO. No wonder he's small business person of the year.

Through hard work, smart business decisions and a powerful desire to learn new skills, Paul Morrow, one of 19 children born to a rural family near Selma, Ala., was able to convert a small air conditioning business in Homestead into a multimillion dollar enterprise operating in Florida and throughout

MIAMI HERALD - 2017-09-22 17:50:00

Man who plead guilty to kidnapping two Triad girls sentenced to less than 3 years in prison

A convicted killer from Florida was sentenced this week to spend less than three years in prison for kidnapping two young girls from Winston-Salem last spring. Christian Lekkas, 48, of Palm Coast, Fla., plead guilty to two counts of felony second-degree kidnapping in Alamance County. Lekkas was arr

WXII 12 - 2017-09-22 15:48:00

Maria's track shifting closer to Mid-Atlantic coast

RICHMOND, Va. -- Hurricane Maria is located east of the Bahamas and is moving slowly to the north-northwest. This track will eventually shift more northward, but that may take a while to happen. If you look at the atmosphere like a highway of sorts, there are many obstacles that Maria will maneuver

WTVR-TV - 2017-09-23 14:26:24

Rubin O. Bales

Rubin O. Bales, 90, of Umatilla, Florida, passed away on Friday, Sept. 22, 2017. He was born in Gatlinburg. He was a movie projectionist and was a veteran of the United States Army Air Force. He attended the Life Community Church. He was a member of the VFW and the American Legion and was an avid bo

MOUNTAIN PRESS - 2017-09-23 20:03:00

John Fenlason

ASHEVILLE - John Dana Fenlason, of Western North Carolina, 71, died peacefully Thursday, Sept. 14, 2017, at Care Partners Solace Center in Asheville surrounded by family. John was born Sept. 1, 1946, in Mineola, New York. He graduated from Nyack College in Nyack, New York, with a love for teaching a

THE MOUNTAINEER - 2017-09-22 20:09:00

Kissimmee man died after crashing into truck filled with cement

A Kissimmee man died early Saturday after he crashed his car into a truck carrying cement on Osceola Parkway, near Florida's Turnpike, a Florida Highway Patrol spokeswoman said. Edison Parra Garzon, 27 of Kissimmee, was taken to Osceola Regional Medical Center, where he died. Garzon was driving a Ch

ORLANDO SENTINEL - 2017-09-23 12:50:00

2 former Florida prison employees sentenced in murder plot

Two former Florida prison employees, who were also Ku Klux Klan (KKK) members, have been sentenced in a plot to kill a black inmate. According to a statement from the Attorney General's Office, 49 year old David Moran and 45 year old Charles Newcomb, will both serve 12 years in prison. A third empl

WCJB - 2017-09-23 04:38:00

'Ghost ship' appears on Florida beach, hundreds of miles from home port

Source: WESH MELBOURNE BEACH, Fla. (WFLA) - A massive "ghost ship" turned up on Melbourne Beach. Some folks say it's eerie looking, but that doesn't stop them from taking photos. The big, two-masted sailboat has drawn dozens of curiosity-seekers. No one is sure exactly how it got there. It appears

WFLA.COM - 2017-09-22 16:16:14

Ex-Palm Bay football star plans Irma relief effort

After seeing the devastation that Hurricane Irma left in the Florida Keys, former Palm Bay High football star Eddie Bray says he wanted to do something to help the residents of that area. So he started an initiative to gather relief supplies for residents of the area, which he plans to bring the Key

FLORIDA TODAY - 2017-09-23 14:01:26

Two men sentenced in sale of drugs and guns case

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WAVY) - Two men who were involved in a case involving the sale of drugs and guns were sentenced in a Norfolk District Court on Thursday. According to court documents, Pedro "Tony" Pabon Jr. and Juan Rivera-Guiterrez - also known as "Franky" and "El Gordo" - trafficked large amou

WAVY NEWS 10 - 2017-09-21 21:12:48

Semi overturns, spills lumber onto Florida Turnpike in Lake County

A semi overturned Friday, spilling lumber onto the Florida Turnpike in Lake County. Selwyn Corrica, 58, of Ocala, was at the wheel of the northbound semi which traveled onto the left shoulder at 5:30 p.m. at Mile Marker 276, according to an accident report from the Florida Highway Patrol. Corrica ov

VILLAGES-NEWS.COM - 2017-09-23 10:20:49

'We were lucky': Zephyrhills, Dade City get back to normal after Irma

Two weeks after Hurricane Irma struck Florida, residents and city officials in eastern Pasco - hit harder than other areas of the county - are moving forward to regain normalcy. Irma's eye passed directly over Zephyrhills and just west of Dade City. In both cities, officials say they were lucky. No

TAMPA BAY ONLINE - 2017-09-21 05:00:00

Flood warning extended for several Florida rivers

The National Weather Service has extended flood warnings for several rivers in Florida, including the Withlacoochee and Myakka rivers. The Withlacoochee River reached its highest point on Thursday. The following Florida rivers have flood warnings: Withlacoochee At Trilby Withlacoochee River At Cro

10NEWS - 2017-09-22 09:20:48

Arrests made in Spring Hill bank robbery; suspect admits to others

About 2 p.m. Wednesday, deputies responded to a robbery at a BB&T Bank, 5331 Spring Hill Drive. Witnesses said a white male wearing a Dallas Cowboys cap came in, robbed the bank and ducked into a black car that sped away. Deputies said the description matched that in a recent robbery in Hernando and

TAMPA BAY TIMES - 2017-09-21 18:36:00

Man charged with robbing bank as Irma approached Bradenton

A Palmetto man arrested Friday in connection with a bank robbery that occurred just before Hurricane Irma struck Florida may be tied to other robberies as well. Gerald Glenn Baker Jr., 50, of Palmetto was charged with armed robbery after he was arrested in the 1400 block of Commerce Boulevard in s

BRADENTON HERALD - 2017-09-22 21:43:00

Bicyclist killed in crash near Winter Springs

A 49-year-old bicyclist was hit and killed while trying to cross a road near Winter Springs Friday night. Florida Highway Patrol troopers did not immediately release the Winter Springs woman's name because her family had not been notified. They are still investigating the crash. The woman was riding

ORLANDO SENTINEL - 2017-09-23 12:57:00