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Sign warning drivers of speed trap ahead foils Florida deputies

GOLDEN GATE ESTATES, Fla. (FOX 35) - Deputies in Florida were ready to hand out tickets to speeding drivers--- except they couldn't catch any because of a very tricky sign-maker.


Garth Brooks concert shuts down roads at University of Florida

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (WCJB)-- With the Garth Brooks concert set to happen Saturday evening, multiple roads will be closed. As of noon, only those with parking passes will be allowed to park on the University of Florida campus.


Fake Officer Pulls Over a Real Undercover Officer in Florida

Authorities say a Florida man impersonating an officer flipped the red and blue lights on his SUV while unknowingly trying to stop a car with a real officer. WFLA reports 26-year-old Matthew Erris was arrested on a charge of impersonating a public officer.


Storms in South kill girl in Florida, bring tornado threat

ATLANTA — A strong storm system barreling through the South killed an 8-year-old girl in Florida on Friday and threatened to bring tornadoes to large parts of the Carolinas and southern Virginia on Saturday.


Baby hurt when oak tree falls on Florida home

A 9-month-old baby is recovering after a tree fell on her Florida home, crashing through the ceiling where she slept. It happened in Columbia County, between Lake City and Wellborn. — Bailey-Ann Taylor-Doll survived with just a few scratches.


Treatment of grandchildren in The Villages

As stated in a previous letter, we are heading back north after the Easter holiday. It has been wonderful seeing all of the grandchildren here for their school break and for Easter.


5 arrested using counterfeit currency in Hernando county

TAMPA (WFLA) - Five people have been arrested in connection with using counterfeit money at Walmart's throughout Hernando County, the Hernando County Sheriff's Office announced Saturday.


Neighborhood battle heats up over garage addition in The Villages

A neighborhood battle is heating up over a garage addition in The Villages. Martin Eisner, who owns three homes in The Villages, received approval from the Architectural Review Committee for the addition to his garage at 2370 Five Forks Trail.


Ocala police investigate two shootings early Saturday morning

OCALA, Fla. — Authorities are investigating two shooting that happened early Saturday morning. At 1:30 a.m., Ocala police were called to Carriage House I Homes at 2701 N.E. 7th St. for a shooting that involved two vehicles. At this time, there are no victims.


On the Road: Death and automobiles in Florida

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — There are many tragic ways to die in an automobile. And Florida seems to be a bad place to pass away in one, according to three recent news releases that crossed our path this week.


Florida deputy reassigned after video shows him punching teen in the head

A Florida deputy was reassigned Friday after cellphone video showed him punching a teenage boy in the head during an arrest. Broward County Sheriff's deputies were called to a Tamarac shopping plaza about a large group of students who were fighting, according to an arrest report from Thursday. After


OIA delays, cancellations; severe threat ends for Central Florida, weekend forecast

ORLANDO, Fla. - After severe storms sweep over Central Florida, weather will continue to improve overnight. Jacket weather for the next few mornings, crisp and sunny afternoons.


Commerce Sec. Wilbur Ross Says South Florida Immigrants Shouldn't Fear Census Citizenship Question

U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross says immigrants and non-citizens in South Florida should not fear a citizenship question on the 2020 census. During a visit to Miami Thursday to meet with local business leaders, Ross—who oversees the census—emphasized that Census Bureau workers cannot share peopl


Road painted with a misspelled word outside a Florida school

DORAL, Fla. (AP) — A road crew in Florida should get an “F″ for spelling. A driver spotted the error on Thursday, realizing that workers in Doral had made a mistake when painting the word “school” at a pedestrian crossing in the road. Instead of S-C-H-O-O-L, it was spelled S-C-O-H-O-L.


Florida man used hidden camera to record women in shower, deputies say

TITUSVILLE, Fla. - A 46-year-old Titusville man was arrested Thursday on allegations of using a hidden camera to record women showering in his home. Jonathan Moist was arrested on a felony charge of video voyeurism of someone at least 19 years old.


Florida man charged with attempted murder smiles in mugshot

LAKE COUNTY, Fla. - A Florida man accused of opening fire on two men at a Lake County park smiled for his mugshot. Tavares police said Channen Quashie, 29, of Eustis, was arrested Thursday night after an officer who was investigating a report of a stolen vehicle at the corner of Lake Avenue and Main


Man critically injured in NW Ocala shooting

Ocala police officers are investigating a shooting from early Saturday morning that left a man in critical condition. Investigators are working to piece together what led up to the incident and to identify the shooter or shooters.


California 'house of horrors' parents sentenced to life in prison

The California “house of horrors” parents who abused and tortured 12 of their 13 children were sentenced to life in prison Friday with the possibility of parole after 25 years.


New Wildwood police chief calls for uniformity of police officers’ uniforms

Wildwood’s new police chief is calling for uniformity of police officers’ uniforms. “As the new chief of police, I was tasked with recreating the image and appearance of the department. The necessity of the change was clearly evident due to the fact that officers had previously been allowed to choos


Sumter sheriff seeks help in nabbing Bushnell golf cart bandits

The Sumter County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help in solving two crimes involving stolen golf carts. The first one, a 2016 E-Z-GO cart valued at $8,100, was reported stolen on Feb. 16 from Paradise Oaks RV Resort in Bushnell. The victim said the black golf car has black-and-orange s