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Two men arrested after card skimmer discovery at local gas station

PERRY, Fla. (WTXL) - Two men arrested for installing a card skimmer at a local gas station could be responsible for multiple skimmers across the state. Police have arrested the two people accused of trying to scam customers with card skimmers at gas stations in Perry and possibly other locations acr


North Florida Man Pleads Guilty to DUI Charges After Hitting 8 Navy Sailors

A Florida man has pleaded guilty to a drunken driving crash that injured eight Navy sailors. News outlets reported this week that 58-year-old Eric Watt has pleaded guilty to two counts of DUI with serious bodily injury and two counts of DUI damage to property or person. He faces up to five years in


Big Bend Brew Fest slated for March 2

Savannah Reams: Greene Publishing, Inc. The Rotary Club of Perry is once again throwing Big Bend Brew Fest, an event that has become an all-time favorite among residents and visitors, alike. On Saturday, March 2, at Rosehead Park in downtown Perry, stop by for unlimited tastings of over one hundred


2 Florida women accused of running sex trafficking rings out of day spas

STUART, Fla. - Two women are accused of running separate sexual trafficking operations out of local day spas from Jupiter to Hobe Sound. In a news conference Tuesday, Martin County Sheriff William Snyder announced the results of an 8-month, multi-agency investigation resulting in the arrests of Ruim


Gov. DeSantis Asks President Trump To Make Florida The Headquarters for Space Force

MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Florida Governor Ron DeSantis formally asked President Donald Trump to make Florida the headquarters for Space Force. “Today, I am formally sending a request to @realDonaldTrump to place the headquarters for the Space Force Combatant Command here in Florida @NASAKennedy in Cape Ca


Legislation filed could lead to some prisoners being released before serving full sentences

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (The News Service of Florida) - Legislation filed at the state capitol could lead to some non-violent prisoners being released before serving their full sentences.


Florida Highway Patrol trooper dies during training

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — A Florida Highway Patrol trooper is dead after suffering a heart attack during a training exercise. The agency says 56-year-old Master Sgt. Daniel Hinton died Tuesday after being taken to a Fort Myers hospital.


Card skimming arrest putting residents on alert

PERRY, Fla. (WCTV) -- On Friday, the Perry Police Department arrested two men for using credit card skimmers at a local gas pump. Since then, there have been similar incidents in both Madison and Jefferson County.


Pythons run amok, but Florida hopes to stop anacondas before they eat the Everglades

Invasive pythons run rampant in the Everglades and imported iguana burrow into canal banks with abandon, but Florida is trying to keep additional exotics from gaining a foothold in the state with new rules considered this week.


Florida cops surprise man with new bike after his ‘only mode of transportation’ was stolen

A Florida resident had his only mode of transportation stolen — so two police officers got him a new one. Cape Coral field training officer Ken Cody and officer trainee Guang Song received praise after they bought a “brand spankin’ new” bike for a man identified only as Robert, who had reported his


Gator eats python in Florida Everglades

MIAMI, Fla. (FOX 13) - A Florida man captured a Florida moment on video playing out in front of him in South Florida. Rich Kruger was in Everglades National Park in Miami-Dade County when he spotted the alligator chomping down on a python in the water Monday.


Loving the skin I’m in: Living with Albinism

From the moment senior criminal justice major Ga’Kia Baker stepped on Florida A&M University’s campus, she knew she would stand out. The Perry-native was born with a unique condition called albinism. Knowing the rarity of the condition and questions she may encounter, Baker chose to walk with her he


Florida woman kicked off flight after having to sit next to a toddler

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - A Florida woman is being called a "crazy chick" after she started cursing and yelling on a flight to Las Vegas. She yelled because she had to sit next to a toddler.


Florida ranked 2nd most sinful state in US

MIAMI - Oh, Florida... you little devil, you!. In what will come as an absolute shock to literally no one, Florida is ranked the second-most sinful state in all of America. Congrats, Sunshine State! Our pure greed, lust, vanity and just plain laziness makes us the envy of all those not-so goody two


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


South Florida chef punched in face by patron after shift ends

MIAMI - A South Florida chef told Local 10 News Tuesday that he was attacked at the restaurant where he works. Nelson Bardales claims the Feb. 10 attack was unprovoked. According to Bardales, he was wrapping up his shift at the Tu Tierra restaurant along Southwest Eigth Street and 27th Avenue in Mia


“Fully skeletonized” remains found in rural Florida identified as missing teen Jabez Spann

Skeletal remains found Saturday in a rural Florida area have been identified as belonging to teen Jabez Spann, missing since September of 2017. “Saturday afternoon at approximately 4:30 p.m., skeletal remains were found in rural portion of Manatee County, west of I-75, [by] an individual working in


Students Hospitalized After Eating Valentines Day Candy

FULTON, Co. – On Valentines Day, some students at a Fulton County Middle School fell victim to Valentine’s Day Candy, leaving speculation among the community about the cause.


Disney World Offers Discounted Florida Resident 3-Day Tickets For A Limited Time

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Florida – Walt Disney World is offering discounted 3-Day and 4-Day Florida resident tickets for a limited time in 2019 with no blackout dates. Florida Resident 3-Day and 4-Day Discounted Tickets.


Space Day 2019: Florida's aerospace industry on display

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) -- Visitors at the Florida Capitol got an up-close-and-personal look at space exploration on Tuesday, part of Space Day 2019. Space Day is a joint effort between NASA, the International Space Station and various aerospace companies to show legislators and visitors the import