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Deputies raise money for Perry burn victim

PERRY, Fla. (WTXL) — The Taylor County Sheriff's office is holding a benefit auction for an 11-year-old boy who suffered burns on 70 percent on body after catching on fire last month.


Fake Officer Pulls Over a Real Undercover Officer in Florida

Authorities say a Florida man impersonating an officer flipped the red and blue lights on his SUV while unknowingly trying to stop a car with a real officer. WFLA reports 26-year-old Matthew Erris was arrested on a charge of impersonating a public officer.


Taylor County deputies investigating social media threat

TAYLOR COUNTY, Fla. (WCTV) -- The Taylor County Sheriff's Office is investigating a threatening post made on social media, directed at a local resident. Deputies were notified on Thursday morning about the threat, which they say was possibly made from a fictitious or anonymous account.


Garth Brooks concert shuts down roads at University of Florida

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (WCJB)-- With the Garth Brooks concert set to happen Saturday evening, multiple roads will be closed. As of noon, only those with parking passes will be allowed to park on the University of Florida campus.


Sign warning drivers of speed trap ahead foils Florida deputies

GOLDEN GATE ESTATES, Fla. (FOX 35) - Deputies in Florida were ready to hand out tickets to speeding drivers--- except they couldn't catch any because of a very tricky sign-maker.


On the Road: Death and automobiles in Florida

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — There are many tragic ways to die in an automobile. And Florida seems to be a bad place to pass away in one, according to three recent news releases that crossed our path this week.


Road painted with a misspelled word outside a Florida school

DORAL, Fla. (AP) — A road crew in Florida should get an “F″ for spelling. A driver spotted the error on Thursday, realizing that workers in Doral had made a mistake when painting the word “school” at a pedestrian crossing in the road. Instead of S-C-H-O-O-L, it was spelled S-C-O-H-O-L.


Storms in South kill girl in Florida, bring tornado threat

ATLANTA — A strong storm system barreling through the South killed an 8-year-old girl in Florida on Friday and threatened to bring tornadoes to large parts of the Carolinas and southern Virginia on Saturday.


Florida firefighters cancer coverage being fast-tracked to clear Legislature this year

ORLANDO, Fla. - After four years of legislative inaction, a bill that would grant Florida firefighters cancer coverage is being fast-tracked to clear the Legislature this year.


Baby hurt when oak tree falls on Florida home

A 9-month-old baby is recovering after a tree fell on her Florida home, crashing through the ceiling where she slept. It happened in Columbia County, between Lake City and Wellborn. — Bailey-Ann Taylor-Doll survived with just a few scratches.


OIA delays, cancellations; severe threat ends for Central Florida, weekend forecast

ORLANDO, Fla. - After severe storms sweep over Central Florida, weather will continue to improve overnight. Jacket weather for the next few mornings, crisp and sunny afternoons.


Gov. Ron DeSantis says Russian hacking didn't affect vote totals in 2016

Gov. Ron DeSantis said Florida’s Secretary of State would “do what’s needed” to shore up elections systems in response to the Mueller Report stating that the FBI believed at least one Florida county was infiltrated by Russian intelligence in 2016.


LIST: Debris reported on Big Bend roads

(WTXL) — According to The Florida Highway Patrol and State officials, there is debris on Big Bend roads due to severe weather. Greenville - Trees down on State Road 8 US 221, I-10 MM 245.


FHP investigating fiery fatal crash in Madison County

MADISON COUNTY, Fla. (WTXL) — Troopers say one person is dead after a fiery crash in Madison County. According to the Florida Highway Patrol, the accident happened around 3:15 a.m. Thursday on US Highway 221 just north of NW Reaper Church Road.


Cooling assistance offered in May

VALDOSTA – Coastal Plain Area EOA will accept appointment calls for cooling assistance for residents aged 65 or older and people who are medically homebound in the month of May.


Severe thunderstorm warnings updated for Big Bend, South Georgia counties

(WTXL) — The National Weather Service has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Warning for multiple North Florida and South Georgia counties unril 10:30 a.m. The North Florida counties include parts of Madison, Lafayette and Taylor counties.


Wild Adventures Ranked 5th Most Affordable Park

VALDOSTA, Ga. – A new comparison study conducted by online travel site HomeToGo ranks Wild Adventures Theme Park in Valdosta, Ga. as the fifth most affordable theme park in the country.


Schools Closing Tomorrow Anticipating Storms

LOWNDES – After consulting with Lowndes EMA and out of an abundance of caution, all Lowndes County Schools and system offices, and Valdosta City Schools and offices will be closed tomorrow, Friday, April 19.


Severe thunderstorm warning issued: 9:30-1015 a.m. Friday

Weather for Lowndes Co.... The National Weather Service in Tallahassee has issued a * Severe Thunderstorm Warning for... Northeastern Wakulla County in Big Bend of Florida... Jefferson County in Big Bend of Florida... Eastern Leon County in Big Bend of Florida... Southeastern Grady County in southwe


Cowboys crush Hornets, slide into top spot for district tournament

MAYO — Madison County etched its spot as the No. 1 seed for the upcoming district tournament with an emphatic 11-0 win at Lafayette on Tuesday. The Cowboys recorded 10 hits — four straight hits came during a third inning where they also had nine consecutive hitters reach base — and received a comple