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Lawsuit filed over sexual assault allegations against Avon Park teacher
Kevin Dewayne Dewberry, jail booking photo AVON PARK, Fla. (WFLA) - A lawsuit has been filed against the Highlands County School Board in response to sexual assault allegations against a middle school teacher. Morgan and Morgan filed the lawsuit Wednesday over the allegations against 44-year-old Kev
After Thousand Oaks, daughter's death in yoga studio shooting, 'time for silence is over'
Jeff Binkley knew it was inevitable: Someone, on some day, would be killed in yet another mass shooting.
Sebring teen sitting in back of pickup truck dies in crash
HIGHLANDS COUNTY, Fla. (WFLA) - A 14-year-old boy who was sitting in the bed of a pickup truck was killed after the driver failed to negotiate a curve and ran into a ditch, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.
Parent sues school board after teacher's arrest for sexual battery of girl
AVON PARK, Fla. -- A parent has filed a lawsuit against the Highlands County School Board, claiming its members failed to prevent a teacher from having a sexual relationship with their 13-year-old girl.
McDonald's: Cheap burgers on Wednesday for Customer Appreciation Day
Get 59 cent hamburgers and 69 cent cheeseburgers at participating restaurants in Miami, Ft. Lauderdale, West Palm, Ft. Myers and Naples.
A Florida judge just gave new life to Andrew Gillum and Bill Nelson’s midterm election hopes
Florida’s Republican Governor Rick Scott has been adamant in opposing local efforts to count every eligible ballot in the US Senate race, which he leads by just over 12,000 votes.
Parkland school shooting suspect Nikolas Cruz attacks deputy in jail, Broward Sheriff's Office says
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Parkland school shooting suspect Nikolas Cruz is facing new charges after he reportedly attacked a deputy in jail, according to the Broward County Sheriff's Office.
Two fatalities on U.S. 1 over the weekend
This weekend saw two fatal traffic incidents on U.S. 1, with one man struck and killed after exiting his vehicle and a woman being killed after suffering a medical episode while driving.Cudjoe Key resident Quintin Clyde Weeks, 58, died on Friday and 59-year-old Karen McKenna of Sebring, Florida...
Florida woman brings meth to doctor's office to have it tested, admits to using for a month
Barbara Ray, 73, of Polk County, told the staff at the doctor's office that she had been taking meth for about a month, according to the Polk County Sheriff's Office. She said she brought the drugs with her so that she and "her meth" could be tested to make sure all was well.
Florida inmate dies while being treated for nausea at jail
FROSTPROOF, Fla. (AP) — A Florida inmate undergoing treatment for complaints of nausea and stomach cramps has died.The Lakeland Ledgerreportsthe Polk County Sheriff's Office is investigating the Monday death of 51-year-old Tyrone Shippee. His cause of death is pending an autopsy and toxicology repor
South Florida caregiver left woman alone in hot bathtub for hours, police say
MARGATE, Fla.- A North Lauderdale woman was arrested Friday after she left a woman suffering from dementia alone in a hot bathtub for about four hours, police said.
Avon Park mother, 2-year-old son injured in possible drive-by shooting; no arrests
Shortly after 9 p.m. Saturday, the Highlands County Sheriff’s Office received a shots fired call in the area of 49 East Metcalfe Street in Avon Park. A few minutes later, the mother and child showed up at Florida Hospital Heartland.
Bartow Man Beaten And Shot: Convicted Felon On The Run | 970 WFLA
Police say during a birthday party an argument between 31 year old Christopher Downs and 26 year old William Cooper turned violent. According to the police report, Cooper left the party, but was confronted by Downs who fired several shots from a handgun, one round hitting Cooper in the back. Downs
Sheriff Investigates Death Of Inmate At Polk County Jail
According to the sheriff's office, paramedics were called to the jail at 9:20 a.m. Monday, Nov. 12, when inmate Tyrone Shippee, 51, of Lake Afred became unresponsive.
Rick Scott suing Hillsborough County supervisor of elections
TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) - Gov. Rick Scott has filed a lawsuit against Hillsborough County's supervisor of elections and canvassing board. Three statewide races in Florida are currently being recounted, including the US Senate race. Scott is the Republican candidate running against incumbent Democratic Se
South Florida strip clubs to give away 3,000 turkeys for Thanksgiving
All three Cheetah locations in Hallandale Beach, Pompano Beach and West Palm Beach will be distributing 1,000 turkeys Nov. 19 between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m., according to the South Florida strip club chain's Facebook pages.
Street in downtown Clearwater closed while firefighters battle fire
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Teenager riding in truck bed killed in crash, two others injured
The driver, a 17-year old, ran off the road while making a left-hand turn on Old State Road 8 at Henry Drive around 2:15 a.m. The truck spun out before landing in a ditch and overturning. The 14-year-old was thrown from the truck as a result and pronounced dead at the scene.
Looking for love? Once again, stay away from South Florida
1 in 50 people finds love on an airplane, study claimsDo what you love and live longer, Japanese philosophy saysWatch out, Tinder, Facebook is getting into online dating
SECOND CUP: The Power of We's The Longest Table
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) -Isa Colli, the director of The Power of We at Florida State University, told Second Cup about their upcoming event on campus, The Longest Table.