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Suspect in Perry mother killing surrenders
PERRY, Fla. (WTXL) - The suspect in the killing of a Perry mother has surrendered to law enforcement. Kayla Pittman, 23, turned herself in at the Taylor County Jail moments before a wanted flyer was published.
Perry Police asks for information related to 25-year-old's murder
Who killed Shawnie Easlick? The Perry Police Department is asking for information related to the 25-year-old woman's murder. Officers responded to a shooting at about 1:30 a.m. on Sunday. When they arrived at the house at 216 Marjorie Drive, they found Easlick with a gunshot wound to her upper body.
Man charged with DUI manslaughter in fatal Madison County accident
MADISON COUNTY, Fla. (WTXL) - A man is being charged with DUI manslaughter after a two-vehicle accident killed a 59-year-old man in Madison County on Tuesday. Randall Johnson, 51, of Okeechobee, Fla. is being charged with DUI manslaughter.
Two elderly people with signs of dementia missing from Hernando County have been found
UPDATE | Felipe Caride and Juanita Garcia were found in Taylor County, FL after their vehicle ran out of gas on U.S. 19. They will be reunited with their family shortly. ORIGINAL STORY | A Silver Alert has been issued after two elderly people in Hernando County were reported missing.
Local Christmas shop opens up for another season
PERRY, Fla. (WTXL) - It all started with a dream, Christopher James just wanted to share his passion with other people. "I just always had this passion in my soul that Christmas is a happy time. everybody seems like they want to do fun things for everyone, so i just thought why don't I opened up my
Serial Murderer Arrested Claiming 90 Victims
PERRY, Fla. – According to a report from WCTV, a man has claimed to have killed as many as 90 people across the country – some of them potentially from this area.
Serial killer's murder spree may have brought him to Perry
Convicted and confessed serial killer Samuel Little’s decades-long spree of murders across more than a dozen states may have brought him within 50 miles of Tallahassee. His confession that he killed a black woman in Perry in 1993 – one of 90 he has taken credit for between 1970 and 2005 – has invest
FHP: Madison man critically injured when vehicle leaves lane
(WTXL) - A Madison man received critical injuries when his vehicle left its lane and was hit by another vehicle, FHP said. Brian Ponder, 34, was taken to Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare after the accident about 4:41 p.m. on Dec. 6, 2018, the Florida Highway Patrol said in a news release Tuesday.
2 missing Hernando County adults found after Silver Alert issued
SPRING HILL, Fla. -- The Hernando County Sheriff's Office asks for the public's help in finding two missing adults who might be traveling to Texas. A Silver Alert has been issued for their disappearance.
Three Taylor County correctional officers arrested for inmate battery
Three Taylor Correctional Institution officers were arrested after investigators say they battered an inmate and falsified two reports about the incident. Correctional officers Steven Hall, Kenneth Hightower and Sgt. Richard Tuten were charged with battery of an inmate on Wednesday. Hall and Tuten w
Police: Perry mother killed in weekend shooting
PERRY, Fla. (WTXL) - Police confirmed they are investigating after a mother was shot and killed in Perry over the weekend. The victim, Shawnie Easlick, 25, was found on the ground around 1:30 a.m. on Sunday, as people tried to give her medical assistance after the shooting, said Perry Police Captain
Madison County, Florida inmate on run after stealing van, authorities say
The search continues for a Madison County, Florida inmate who escaped in a county van, authorities said. Authorities said the white Madison County Sheriff's Office van, which is used to transport prisoners, was stolen by Todd Moudy about 11:05 a.m. Friday. Moudy, 46, of Canton, was wearing an orange
Family of Taylor County man accused of murdering aunt prepares to file an appeal
TAYLOR COUNTY, Fla. (WTXL) - The family of a man convicted in one of Taylor County's most notorious homicides is preparing to file an appeal. Its been three years since Shelly Strickland, a 50-year-old teacher, was found dead inside her car.
LHS girls defeat Providence, remain unbeaten
MAYO — Some of Florida’s top high school girls basketball teams traveled to Mayo this weekend for the Seventh Annual Andy Hart Memorial Tournament. Host Lafayette got the action kicked off on Friday with a 59-37 win against Providence (Jacksonville). Renee Clines had 20 points, seven steals and four
Lafayette FFA Tool Identification Team finishes 7th
HAINES CITY — The Lafayette FFA Tool Identification team finished seventh at the 2018 Florida FFA State Tool Identification Career Development Event. There were 66 FFA teams that competed in the 2018 Florida FFA State Tool Identification Career Development Event at the Florida Leadership Training Ce
School Board meeting tonight, Dec. 10
Tonight (Monday, Dec. 10): The Jefferson County School Board will be meeting at 6 p.m. to discuss the lease agreement between the school district and the Eleventh Episcopal District of the African Methodist Episcopal Church regarding the Jefferson Elementary School building.
Welcome to the 850: We end with state championships | MILLER
Madison County's and NFC's football teams and Chiles' girls cross country team won state titles this fall, but that's nothing new for the Big Bend. Well, that was a fun ending to the fall sports season.
Bonnie and Clyde caught Missouri murders lead MCSO in pursuit
John Willoughby Greene Publishing, Inc. After leading Madison County Sheriff's Office (MCSO) deputies on a chase into the western part of Madison County, Missouri murderers were caught and taken into custody on Thursday, Dec. 9.
From Pine Trees to Everyday Products
I had the pleasure to visit Georgia-Pacific’s Foley Cellulose mill in Perry, Florida where Southern pine trees are converted to pulp and then sold worldwide to make products that include clothing, diapers, tires, towels and food casings. This post is sponsored by Georgia-Pacific; however, all though
Madison County High wins back-to-back state titles
MADISON COUNTY, Fla. (WTXL) - Madison County High School football team clinched their second-straight title, winning back-to-back state titles for the first time in school history.