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Jasper man airlifted after crashing ATV into utility pole
HAMILTON COUNTY, Fla. (WCTV) -- A man is in critical condition following an ATV crash in Hamilton County Thursday afternoon. According to the Florida Highway Patrol, the accident happened around 1:30 p.m. Thursday on NW 86th Boulevard near the intersection of US Highway 41.
The Florida Massage Parlor Police Bust Goes Far Beyond Robert Kraft
Patriots owner Robert Kraft has been charged on two counts of soliciting prostitution in Florida, and his involvement in the scandal will be what carries the news. But it’s worth pointing out that the investigation that ensnared Kraft isn’t limited to only him, and the alleged crimes of those who ow
Basketball roundup: Hawthorne bounces Hamilton County from playoffs
The Hamilton County boys basketball team saw its season come to an end on Thursday with a 70-46 loss at Hawthorne. It was the third straight season HCHS has been eliminated by the Hornets in a regional semifinal.
Florida man's death was blamed on alligators at first, but his mom's determination led to the truth
It was a few days before Christmas 2000. A pre-dawn duck hunting trip was Mike Williams' time alone before a busy anniversary weekend with his wife, Denise. As he had done so many times before, Mike got up around 3 a.m. and left his home in Tallahassee, Florida, for Lake Seminole about an hour away.
Florida governor suspends mayor over allegations of attempted murder
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) has suspended the mayor of Port Richey, Fla., after he was arrested Friday on charges of practicing medicine without a license in addition to charges of attempted homicide for allegedly shooting at officers who came to arrest him.
Pitching will be key for Hamilton County
Hamilton County coach Chris Howard will have nine underclassmen on his roster of 15 this season. For Howard, whose team has hovered around a .500 record the past two seasons after advancing to the Final Four in 2015, pitching will be key for the Trojans in 2019.
New England Patriots Owner Robert Kraft Charged With Soliciting Prostitutes in Florida
New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft will be charged for soliciting prostitution in Florida, police said Friday morning. Kraft, 77, was identified in a months-long investigation of human trafficking and prostitution at day spas in the Palm Beach area, according to multiple media outlets.
Former city manager suing Jasper
JASPER, Fla. — Former city manager Charles Williams is suing the City of Jasper. At the Feb. 11 council meeting, City Attorney Rhett Bullard informed the Jasper City Council of the lawsuit.
Dozens Arrested in Massive Sex Trafficking Busts in Florida
A massive sex trafficking bust spanning multiple Florida cities resulted in nearly 50 arrests and 175 warrants being issued, authorities said. Officials with the Indian River County Sheriff's Office said 171 arrest warrants were issued this week, and at least 45 suspects were arrested as part of the
‘Let’s Talk History’ to launch at Jasper Library
JASPER — The Jasper Public Library’s first “Let’s Talk History” gathering is planned for the end of the month. At the initial history meeting, which is scheduled for Feb. 28 at 10:30 a.m., the discussion and presentation will center around Jasper’s own Lillian Smith. The author gained national recog
Madison County outlasts Hamilton County for district title
JASPER — The opportunity was there for the Hamilton County basketball team. With the score tied heading into the fourth quarter of Friday’s game, the Trojans had a shot to end Madison County’s reign as district champion.
Florida firefighters buy microwave for member of ‘the greatest generation,’ department says
A Florida fire department took to Facebook on Thursday to highlight an act of kindness carried out by some of their firefighters for a “member of ‘The Greatest Generation.’”
Lake Park fires police chief
LAKE PARK — Lake Park City Council voted to fire Police Chief James Breletic in an emergency council session Friday. The 3-1 vote to terminate Breletic's employment came after discussion of alleged insubordination on the chief's part.
BOCC votes to demolish Douglass Center buildings
LIVE OAK, Fla. — Challenged to make a decision on the future of the Douglass Center at Tuesday night’s board meeting, the Suwannee County Board of County Commissioners did just that.
Lake Park calls emergency city council meeting
LAKE PARK — The City of Lake Park will hold an emergency called meeting of city council, 3 p.m. Friday at City Hall, 120 N. Essa St., according to a city statement. The meeting is to deal with a personnel issue, according to the statement.
ALERT: Gas Pump Skimming Devices Discovered
MADISON CO, Fla. – Major David Harper of the Madison County Sheriff’s Office reported that on Thursday, February 14, 2019 at 10:36 a. m. deputies were dispatched to the Mobile gas station located at 6390 South State Road 53 in Madison regarding a credit card skimming device installed on one of the f
Cooper honored with proclamation, gathering
LIVE OAK — On Jan. 26, the Class of 1957 of New Douglass High School gathered at the Social Sewing Club in Live Oak to salute one of their own: Mr. James Cooper. In the 61 years since graduation Cooper has voluntarily maintained a connection with classmates, such that on occasion they gathered in pe
White Springs retains Hatton’s attorney services
WHITE SPRINGS — The White Springs Town Council approved a new contract with town attorney Karen Hatton at its Feb. 12 meeting. In January, the council failed to approve the contact.
Car crashes into business in Suwannee County
LIVE OAK, Fla. (WCTV) -- One person has been taken to the hospital after a vehicle crashed into a business this morning in Suwannee County. The single-vehicle crash happened Wednesday along Highway 129.
Jukebox Oldies, Mainstream Band return to Music Park
LIVE OAK — It is a great weekend at the Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park for enjoying some great country/Southern rock, dancing, enjoying great food and company and maybe even some outdoor activities. Two favorite bands will be in the Music Hall, Jukebox Oldies and Mainstream Band.