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Orlando man arrested in Levy County robbery investigation

LEVY COUNTY, Fla. (WCJB)-- A man was booked into the Orange County jail after deputies said tips from residents led them to a man, wanted in connection with an armed robbery in Levy County.


Florida man charged in death of grandma found in maggot-infested bed

MELBOURNE, Fla. (AP) - A Florida man has been charged after his 87-year-old grandmother died and authorities said her bed was filled with live maggots. Brevard County Sheriff's deputies say Allen Arias brought an unresponsive Anita Arias to the hospital last month. The woman was covered in bed sores


Wildwood boys win against Chiefland in regional semifinals

WILDWOOD — If the Wildwood Middle High School boys basketball team is going to be unseated as Class 1A state champions, it’s going to take a complete effort from the opposing team.


Florida cop disciplined after suspects caught on camera fondling each other on trip to jail

A Florida police department has disciplined an officer for allowing two shoplifting suspects he was transporting to jail cuddle, kiss and perform sex acts on each other, according to a report.


Small plane crashes into Florida home

MIAMI (AP) - Federal authorities say a small plane has crashed into a Florida home. Authorities have not released any information about the two people onboard. The plane crashed into a home near Winter Haven Regional Airport on Saturday.


One dead in Levy County Crash

LEVY COUNTY, Fla. (WCJB)-- Midnight Sunday, a crash in Levy County left one person dead. 37-year-old Brandi Wimmingham of Williston was traveling on northeast 20th Rd. She veered off of the road and crashed into a utility pole, causing the car to turn and finally collide with a fence.


What could be next for the Florida massage parlor workers?

On Friday, Robert Kraft, the owner of the New England Patriots, was charged with two misdemeanor counts of soliciting prostitution at the Orchids of Asia Day Spa in Jupiter, Florida.


H.S. Notebook: Area teams open postseason play

Four area boys basketball teams hit the court Thursday in search of the big prize. The Villages and Wildwood are set to host regional-round playoff games, while Eustis and Mount Dora Christian Academy will hit the road for their openers.


NEW: Motorcyclist killed, passenger injured in West Palm wreck on Florida's Turnpike

WELLINGTON — A motorcyclist was killed and his passenger critically injured in a wreck early Saturday on Florida's Turnpike. Florida Highway Patrol authorities say Matias Rasuk, 25, lost control of his 2010 Kawasaki ZX100 while heading south shortly after 12:30 a.m. near mile marker 94, west of Okee


Florida mayor who shot at deputies is suspended from office by governor

Florida’s governor announced Friday he has formally suspended the mayor of Port Richey, a day after the mayor was arrested for allegedly practicing medicine without a license and shooting at deputies serving a search warrant.


Deputies release video of triple fentanyl overdose in Florida parking lot

(WESH) A new video from deputies in Seminole, County Florida paints a picture of the overdose epidemic in the state. The video shows three people suffering from symptoms of drug overdose at the same gas station.


Levy County school on lockdown due to reports of suspicious person

According to a Facebook post made at by the Levy County Sheriff's Office (LCSO), Chiefland Middle/High School has been given an “ALL CLEAR” after a suspicious person was reported on campus.


Florida billionaire among men sought on charges of soliciting prostitution

VERO BEACH, Fla. — A billionaire is among the more than 100 men being sought on charges of soliciting prostitution in a major Florida operation targeting human trafficking. Florida Today reports John Childs, 77, is the subject of a warrant. He has not been arrested yet.


Forest Acres manhunt suspect captured in Florida

FOREST ACRES, S.C. — The man who triggered a day-long manhunt in Forest Acres earlier this month has been captured in Florida. Samuel Levone Neathery was taken into custody late Friday in Osceola County, Florida, which is just south of Orlando and includes the town of Kissimmee. Details on how he wa


How police uncovered prostitution at Florida spa Robert Kraft allegedly visited

JUPITER, Fla. - Robert Kraft, the owner of the New England Patriots, was one of 26 men videotaped receiving paid sex acts at a Florida spa, according to an affidavit signed by police in Jupiter, Florida.


University of Florida struggles with aging buildings, deferred repairs

A walk inside McCarty Hall A on the University of Florida campus shows the wear and tear of more than 60 years. Broken tiles and cracks are on the walls along hallways. Inside cramped classrooms and labs there are mildew stains due to lack of adequate air circulation.


New opioid epidemic billboard unveiled in Newberry

NEWBERRY, Fla. (WCJB)-- The fight against opioids now has a new face in Newberry. TV20's Landon Harrar was there at the unveiling of a billboard meant to help families start a conversation about the subject.


Williston’s Regional General Hospital Faces Potential Closure In Wake Of Utility Debt

Williston’s struggling Regional General Hospital has managed to make the first seven required weekly payments on its delinquent utility bills. The hospital was initially paying the city $5,000 each week to clear its debt, but on Friday, the payment increased to $15,000 for each installment.


A High Springs firefighter brings a microwave to a hungry elderly woman

HIGH SPRINGS, Fla. (WCJB)- High Springs Fire Department received a call at about 5:40 pm on Thursday evening for a medical emergency. An elderly woman's life alert system was responsible for the call.


Northeast Florida high school scores for Thursday, Feb. 21

BISHOP KENNY (50): Buckley 3, Peeler 12, Ryno 1, Semple 4, Tucker 3, Gallaher 7, Larmoyeux 20. WESTSIDE (48): Henderson 7, Davis 13, Linen 12, Brown 7, Morgan 3, James 6. 3-pointers: Bishop Kenny 4 (Peeler 1, Larmoyeux 3), Westside 6 (Morgan 1, Brown 1, Linen 4).