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Man arrested after battling woman over cigars during gathering in Wildwood

A man was arrested after battling a woman over cigars during a gathering Monday afternoon in Wildwood. Glenn Ladale Thompson, 41, was taken into custody on a felony charge of battery after he allegedly pushed a woman on the side of her face after she refused to give him any of her cigars at about 3


Florida man left paralyzed after being shot when he asked teen party-crashers to leave: police

A Florida man was left paralyzed after he was shot three times by at least two teenagers who crashed a party he was hosting for his children and they refused to leave, officials said.


Pasco homicide suspect found hiding in trunk of car during Citrus Co. traffic stop

CITRUS COUNTY, Fla. — Friday at about 3 p.m., Citrus County Sheriff's Office Warrants Unit received a call from Pasco County Sheriff's Office about a wanted homicide suspect traveling into Citrus County on US Hwy. 19.


Gov. DeSantis Asks President Trump To Make Florida The Headquarters for Space Force

MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Florida Governor Ron DeSantis formally asked President Donald Trump to make Florida the headquarters for Space Force. “Today, I am formally sending a request to @realDonaldTrump to place the headquarters for the Space Force Combatant Command here in Florida @NASAKennedy in Cape Ca


CAUGHT ON CAMERA: Gator vs Python in Florida Everglades

Miami, Fla (WFLA) - Cameras caught a one-of-a-kind fight in the Florida Everglades Monday. Rich Kruger captured this video of an alligator attacking what he says is 10-foot python at the Shark Valley Visitor Center in Miami Dade.


Help find Barbara: Woman with 'severe dementia' vanishes in Citrus County

INVERNESS, Fla. — Citrus County Sheriff's deputies are searching for a missing adult with disabilities who has been diagnosed with severe dementia. Barbara Stewart, 75, has not been seen since around 10 p.m. on Feb. 11.


Pythons run amok, but Florida hopes to stop anacondas before they eat the Everglades

Invasive pythons run rampant in the Everglades and imported iguana burrow into canal banks with abandon, but Florida is trying to keep additional exotics from gaining a foothold in the state with new rules considered this week.


Deputies seeking missing 75-year-old woman

CITRUS COUNTY, Fla. (WFLA) - Citrus County Sheriff's deputies are asking for help finding a missing woman who was last seen in the Inverness area. Detectives say Barbara Stewart, 75, was last seen at 10 P.M. on Feb. 11.


South Florida chef punched in face by patron after shift ends

MIAMI - A South Florida chef told Local 10 News Tuesday that he was attacked at the restaurant where he works. Nelson Bardales claims the Feb. 10 attack was unprovoked. According to Bardales, he was wrapping up his shift at the Tu Tierra restaurant along Southwest Eigth Street and 27th Avenue in Mia


Florida Correctional Officer arrested on multiple charges

GRACEVILLE, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - A Florida correctional officer is behind bars according to the Florida Department of Corrections. They say correctional officer Holly Haessig was charged with multiple counts of unlawful compensation as a public servant, the introduction of contraband into a correction


'#MeToo' spray-painted on Florida statue of iconic WWII sailor kissing nurse

A statue in Florida depicting the iconic photo of a sailor kissing a dental assistant at the end of World War II was tagged with the words “#MetToo” on Monday night, Florida police said.


Suspect hurt after deputy-involved shooting in Inverness

CITRUS COUNTY, Fla. (WFLA) - A suspect was taken to the hospital after a shooting involving at least one deputy in Inverness on Thursday. The incident occurred in the area of E Hwy 44 and S. Elmwood Drive.


2 dogs save foster kids wandering along Florida’s I-10; one girl said she was chasing a rainbow

Two foster children—both under the age of 6-- were seen Saturday wandering along Florida’s I-10 with two dogs who witnesses say walked between them and the busy interstate.


Citrus County deputy shoots man who tased another deputy during a traffic stop

INVERNESS, Fla. — Photo courtesy of the Citrus County Chronicle/Used with permission. A Citrus County deputy shot a man during a traffic stop gone wrong. It happened around lunchtime near East Highway 44 and South Elmwood Drive in the area of Inverness.


26 years later, murder of Jennifer Odom weighs heavy on Florida law enforcement

Twenty-six years ago, 12-year-old Jennifer Odom disappeared from her school bus stop in rural Pasco County. Almost a week later, her body was found in an orange grove in southeast Hernando County. The sheriff's office said the clothing she was wearing was never found.


Florida Highway Patrol trooper dies after training exercise

FORT MYERS, Fla. - A Florida Highway Patrol trooper died after taking part in a training exercise in Fort Myers Tuesday. FHP Master Sergeant Daniel Hinton was rushed to Gulf Coast Hospital after suffering cardiac arrest during a training exercise.


Oak Hill Hospital’s Volunteer Association Has Volunteer Opportunities

Spring Hill, Florida (February 18, 2019) – Oak Hill Hospital announces that its Volunteer Association currently has volunteer opportunities available in its gift shop located at the main entrance of the hospital in the South Tower. Oak Hill Hospital’s gift shop is managed by the Volunteer Associatio


Authorities to give update on disappearance of Jabez Spann in Sarasota in 2017

SARASOTA, Fla. — Authorities are announcing new developments in a high profile case from 2017. Then 14-year-old Jabez Spann went missing on Sept. 4, 2017 in Sarasota. Police say he may have witnessed a murder.


Child Baker Acts on the rise: Are we listening?

A 6 year old girl, a Princess Elsa backpack at her feet, sitting in a chair in the front office of her school. You kneel down to her level. You can’t see her hands because they’re in handcuffs, behind her back. She is under a Baker Act.


Charo cancels Villages shows after husband’s tragic death

Charo was supposed to play at Katie Belle’s on Thursday but due to a family tragedy – the suicide of her husband on Monday – she canceled the shows. Kjell Rasten, 78, was found dead Monday afternoon at the Beverly Hills home he shared with Charo, 68. The couple had been together four decades.