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Marianna Police still trying to close some open murder cases

MARIANNA, Fla. - Marianna police are working to solve two murders from last year, and a key piece of each investigation involves laboratory results. Police believe that evidence will help them solve at least some of the cases.


Prosecutors Seek Death Penalty For Florida Man Who Killed His Father, Mother and Brother

Amato accused of shooting his family members 'execution style'. ABOVE VIDEO: Prosecutors announced they intend to seek the death penalty for 29-year-old Grant Tiernan Amato after he is accused of killing his father, mother and older brother.


Fire completely destroys home in Marianna

MARIANNA, Fla. - The Jackson County Fire Department was called out to a structure fire on Pebble Hill Road in Marianna around noon Monday. When firefighters arrived, the home was engulfed in flames.


Police: Truck crashes into downtown Marianna bank

A weekend traffic crash damaged the Wells Fargo bank building near the intersection of Lafayette and Caledonia streets in Marianna, according to police. Officials with the Marianna Police Department report that, around 6:58 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 17, officers responded to a single-vehicle crash at the in


Gov. Ron DeSantis calls on Trump to headquarters Space Force on Florida's Space Coast

In the midst of a day dedicated to the space industry in Tallahassee, Gov. Ron DeSantis called on President Donald Trump to put the headquarters of his new military branch, Space Force, on Florida’s Space Coast.


Chipola College to host job fair for correctional officers

MARIANNA, Fla - The Chipola College corrections department is teaming up with the GEO Group to host a one-day hiring event for Bay Correctional Institute and Rehab Center. The event will take place in the Chipola College Public Service building on March 4, 2019 from 9:00 a.m. until noon.


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.


Lady Bulldogs start season with pair of wins.

The Marianna Lady Bulldogs kicked softball off by beating Wewahitchka 7-0 Friday and Wakulla 5-3 Saturday during a preseason tournament. Marianna had the run of the table against Wewa as Chloe Temples and the Bulldogs defense thwarted every effort by the Gators.


Wanted Man Arrested After Tip from Resident

HOLMES COUNTY, Fla. - A resident's tip leads the Holmes County Sheriff's Office to a man who led law enforcement on a pursuit. last week and got away. That chase began on Bush Road in Holmes County and crossed into Alabama.


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


Florida prisoners could form class action to demand refund on confiscated media players and files

The Florida Department of Corrections is facing a potential class action over recently forcing inmates to forfeit millions of dollars worth of mp3 and other multimedia files purchased under a since-axed media player contract.


Roger Stone's FBI-raided Florida home now up for rent

The Florida house where Roger Stone was arrested in a dramatic predawn raid by the FBI in January is now up for rent. The longtime associate of President Trump is moving out of the Fort Lauderdale residence he leased and into a smaller nearby apartment to save money for his legal defense, his wife w


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.


HCSO: Fugitives arrested after stealing property, fleeing police

GRACEVILLE, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - According to the Holmes County Sheriff's Office, a man who led law enforcement on a pursuit into Alabama is behind bars, along with a woman who attempted to flee with him.


Homeless man carrying massive snake rattles Florida beach town

JACKSONVILLE BEACH, Fla. - Talk about a scary -- and scaly -- visitor. A rattlesnake was thrown into the back of a Florida police car Monday morning after a homeless man was spotted carrying the nearly 8-foot reptile around Jacksonville Beach.


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.


'#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.


BREAKING: High speed chase ends in downtown Dothan

DOTHAN, Ala. (WDHN) - "107 miles per hour on Ross Clark Circle," a deputy said. Those words came from a Houston County Sheriff's Deputy radioing the status of a high speed chase that had entered Dothan and Houston County just minutes after midnight Tuesday morning.


Citizen's tip leads to arrest of Holmes County fugitive

GRACEVILLE, Fla. (WDHN) — The man who led deputies on a chase into Geneva County before eluding them has been caught, according to the Holmes County Sheriff's Office. Watford was wanted by the sheriff's office on several warrants for burglary, dealing in stolen property and evading authorities.


Man approved to become border agent among those feds will charge with drug smuggling

A man selected for border patrol agent training is among four people federal authorities are planning to charge in an elaborate drug smuggling operation. Kenneth De La Cerda, of Rio Grande City, Texas had been cleared by the Department of Homeland Security to become a border officer, his attorney to