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Reviews on an illicit massage website helped Florida police crack a massive sex trafficking and prostitution ring that Patriots owner Robert Kraft has been tied to

An illicit massage website, rubmaps.com, helped Florida police break up a multi-agency sex trafficking and prostitution ring. The investigation led police to arrest New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft and charge him with two counts of solicited prostitution.


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.


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.


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 Senate considers suspension of Broward sheriff

TALLAHASSEE -- The Florida Senate is set to review the suspension of Broward Sheriff Scott Israel in a matter of weeks, after lawyers for the ousted sheriff and Gov. Ron DeSantis met with a special master appointed to the case Tuesday.


LCSO investigating into shooting leads to arrest, discovery of guns

LEON COUNTY, Fla. (WTXL) - A Tallahassee man has been arrested after deputies were called to a home on Blountstown Highway for a domestic dispute. The Leon County Sheriff's Office arrested 28-year-old Christopher Brown on Friday.


Tallahassee man wins $1 million prize in lottery scratch-off

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) -- A Tallahassee man has won a $1 million top prize in a lottery scratch-off game. The Florida Lottery says 41-year-old Clayton James, won by playing the new $5 GOLD RUSH CLASSIC Scratch-Off game. James chose to receive his winnings as a one-time lump-sum payment of $705,000


Thomasville Police seeking public's help in looking for suspect

THOMASVILLE, Ga. (WCTV) -- The Thomasville Police Department is asking for the public's help in locating Demetrius Brooks who is wanted in connection with Wednesday night's shooting on Wright Street.


TPD looking for missing woman

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) -- The Tallahassee Police Department is seeking information regarding 28-year-old Ashley Jones. Officials say Jones was last seen on February 19 in the area of the 2800 block of South Adams Street.


4-H Chick Chain Project Open to Youth

Many people are familiar with the term ‘4-H’ but do you actually know what the four H’s stand for? Head, Heart, Hands and Health!. The 4-H Youth Development Program was established through the University of Florida/Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) Cooperative Extension System. T


Authorities investigating scene off of Blountstown Highway

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) -- Authorities are currently on the scene of an incident at a home off of Blountstown Highway. The Leon County Sheriff's Office says deputies responded to a domestic dispute shortly after 9 a.m. Friday in the 5900 block of Sunbeam Lane.


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


BOLO: Bear Cub Being Tracked

THOMASVILLE – The Thomasville Police Department asked the community on Thursday to be on the look out for a “precious baby (bear) cub who is approximately 8 weeks old.” The eight-10-week-old bear cub that escaped from a Thomas County wildlife rescue and its owner worries it won’t survive on its own


Police: Staples needed to close child's head wounds

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) – A man is behind bars in Leon County, accused of physically abusing a three-year-old boy. According to the Tallahassee Police Department, an investigation was launched after the child was brought to the hospital with two lacerations on the top of his head. The victim's moth


Thomas Co. student taken into custody for BB gun

THOMASVILLE, GA (WALB) - A sixth grade student was taken into custody Friday morning by the Thomas County Sheriff’s Office, after he was found to have a BB gun, according to the Thomas County Schools Facebook page.


Person in critical condition after being pulled from Lake Lafayette

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) – The Tallahassee Police Department is investigating after reports of an abandoned car led to the discovery of a person half submerged in Lake Lafayette.


Man involved in Thomasville shooting in police custody

THOMASVILLE, Ga. (WTXL) - An armed and dangerous man involved in a shooting Wednesday night is in police custody. According to the Thomasville Police Department, the shooting happened in the 800 block of Wright Street at about 9:00 p.m.


Arrest made in Cairo New Year's Day homicide

CAIRO, Ga. (WFXL) -- On Thursday, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, along with the Cairo Police Department, arrested 67-year-old Alex Smith, III of Cairo on one count of Malice Murder, one count of Felony Murder, one count of Aggravated Assault, and one count of Possession of a Knife during the c


The Florida Department of Education Wants Your Input as it Replaces Common Core

The Florida Department of Education is figuring out how to replace Common Core standards starting with an online survey to get feedback from parents and teachers. But the state’s biggest teacher union is raising concerns about the effectiveness of this tool.


Search underway in Thomas County for escaped baby bear

THOMAS COUNTY, Ga. (WTXL) - A search is underway in Thomas County for a baby bear that escaped from a local wildlife rescue. Lorraine Conklin, who owns the Nepanthic Society, says that the baby bear was brought to the facility Wednesday from North Georgia.