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17-year-old Zephyrhills girl found safe

ZEPHYRHILLS, Fla. (WFLA) - UPDATE: Hannah has been found safe, thanks for sharing!. Police are searching for a 17-year-old who was reported missing Friday night in Zephyrhills.


Florida man who left country after 2017 DUI crash that killed passenger has been arrested, authorities say

HIGHLANDS COUNTY, Fla. — A Florida man was arrested Friday night at the Miami airport for a DUI manslaughter charge from 2017, according to the Highlands County Sheriff's Office.


Crystal Springs Man Accused Of Beating Pregnant Girlfriend

CRYSTAL SPRINGS, FL -- A 37-year-old Crystal Springs man is facing aggravated battery and domestic battery charges after being accused of strangling and beating his pregnant girlfriend over a two-day period.


VIDEO: Inmates help Pasco County deputies rescue infant accidentally locked in car

NEW PORT RICHEY, Fla. (WFLA) – A Pasco County inmate helped rescued a baby accidentally locked in a car in New Port Richey on Thursday. According to Pasco County Sheriff's Office spokesman Kevin Doll, deputies received a report of an infant who was accidentally locked inside an SUV at the West Pasco


Gov. DeSantis wants $422 million for Florida teacher bonuses

BRANDON, Fla. - Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis going to ask the Legislature to give nearly 45,000 teachers a bonus of more than $9,000 in the coming year. A Hillsborough County high school on Thursday, DeSantis announced plans to help the state recruit and retain teachers. He wants the Florida Legislatur


Pasco County homicide suspect found hiding in trunk of car during traffic stop in Citrus County

CITRUS COUNTY, Fla. (WFLA) – A murder suspect was found hiding in a trunk of a vehicle during a traffic stop in Citrus County on Friday. According to the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office, the Warrants Unit received a call around 3 p.m. from the Pasco County Sheriff’s Office regarding a wanted Pasco ho


Man shot and killed at auto repair shop in Lakeland; 1 wounded

LAKELAND, Fla. (WFLA) - Police said a 32-year-old man was shot and killed at an automotive repair business in Lakeland on Friday. The Lakeland Police Department said officers responded a shooting at Artillery Motor Sports, 3609 Century Boulevard. at about 11:35 p.m. Friday.


Pasco County Fair 2019: Everything You Need To Know

DADE CITY, FL -- These days the youth exhibitors carry smart phones so they can instantly post photos of their winning livestock to their social media pages. But, other than the technology, the students who participate in the agriculture competitions at the Pasco County Fair aren't much different th


Florida Italian restaurant employee infected with Hepatitis A

A worker at an Italian restaurant in a Miami hotel has tested positive for Hepatitis A, according to Florida's Department of Health. The employee worked at Primo's Italian Kitchen & Bar, located inside the DoubleTree Grand Hotel in Biscayne Bay, sometime between Jan. 26 to Feb. 7. and officials warn


Florida governor pushes for new teacher bonus program

BRANDON, Fla. (AP) — Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis wants to give nearly 45,000 teachers a bonus of more than $9,000 in the coming year. DeSantis on Thursday visited a Hillsborough County high school where he announced plans to help the state recruit and retain teachers. He wants the Florida Legislature


Enough fentanyl to kill more than 1,000 found in Florida high school

(WBBH) - Enough fentanyl to kill more than 1,000 people, along with cocaine and marijuana, were found in a student's book bag at Florida's Lehigh Senior High School on Tuesday.


Lakeland shooting leaves 1 dead, police say

One person was killed and another was critically injured late Friday in a shooting near the Lakeland Linder International Airport, authorities said. Lakeland police were called about 11:35 p.m. to investigate the shooting, which took place in the 3600 block of Century Boulevard.


Florida motorcyclist dies after falling 100 feet off interstate in hit-and-run

TAMPA, Fla. - A Florida man was killed Friday when the motorcycle he was driving on an interstate highway clipped a motorcycle in front of him, sending him over a concrete barrier and 100 feet to his death, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.


Florida runner attacked by 80-pound dog near half-marathon's end

Julie Stackhouse, 40, was in third place and a mile away from finishing the Donna Half-Marathon race in Atlantic Beach, Florida, when a bull-terrier mix aggressively attacked and latched on before she got away. Still dripping with blood and adrenaline,


FWC: Truth About Florida’s Deer Rut; Gun Season Ends, But There’s A Week Left To Hunt

There are a lot of theories and differing opinions on what causes the white-tailed deer rut. Hours of daylight decreasing, geographic latitude, genetics, climate, evolution and moon phase are many factors that hunters and deer enthusiasts have debated over the years. To get to the science behind it


Polk Woman Using Her Pain To Lift Others

LAKELAND, Fla. — After being nearly beat to death by her oldest son’s father, the owner of Hidden Gem Consignment Boutique is giving back by helping other domestic violence survivors.


South Florida cop accused of selling police-issued weapons, laser sights to pawn shop

A South Florida officer has been arrested after department brass accused him of selling two police-issued weapons and other police equipment to a pawn shop. Hallandale Beach cop Yan Kleyman, 33, was arrested Friday on a charge of dealing stolen property, according to reports.


Ocearch tags great white shark of year off North Florida coast

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - The research team aboard M/V Ocearch reported Saturday they have tagged their first white shark of a two-month expedition off the coast of Florida and Georgia.


Florida Gov’t Weekly Roundup: Prayers, Tears And Flowers

Alyssa Alhadeff. Scott Beigel. Martin Duque Anguiano. Nicholas Dworet. Aaron Feis. Jaime Guttenberg. Chris Hixon. Luke Hoyer. Cara Loughran. Gina Montalto. Joaquin Oliver. Alaina Petty. Meadow Pollack. Helena Ramsay. Alex Schachter. Carmen Schentrup. Peter Wang.


These 5 Florida Companies Are Nation's Best To Work For: Fortune

WESTON, FL — Hilton is America's best company to work for in 2019, according to Fortune's annual list released on Thursday. The Virginia-based company jumped to the No. 1 spot in 2019 after placing No.33 on the list in 2018. Fortune writes that the company's ascent is thanks to several employee-focu