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Florida deputy wants to buy K-9 while on extended leave. Sheriff's office says dog is not for sale

INVERNESS, Fla. — A Florida sheriff's office calls the efforts of a deputy's wife to buy a police K-9 "misguided." The Citrus County Sheriff's Office said it became aware Thursday of a GoFundMe campaign raising money to purchase K-9 Krennic for Deputy Jonathan Behnen from the agency. In a news relea


Elderly man's body found in canal in Pasco County

NEW PORT RICHEY, Fla. — A body has been found in a canal in New Port Richey. Dispatchers received a 911 call just before 11 a.m. When Pasco County deputies arrived, they found what appears to be the remains of an elderly man floating in a canal by a gated community on Elizabethan Lane not far from S


Brawling Bunny In Easter Viral Video Has Criminal Record: Sheriff

ZEPHYRHILLS, FL -- The cotton-tailed crusader seen in a viral video throwing punches at a man in downtown Orlando Easter Sunday is no saint, according to the Pasco County Sheriff's Office.


Bad bunny's checkered past

ZEPHYRHILLS, Fla (WFLA) - Months before 20-year old Antoine McDonald gained fame on the internet when he dressed in a bunny costume and beat on a man who was harrassing a woman in Orlando, McDonald appeared on camera in Pasco County.


Jane Castor wins runoff in landslide, elected Mayor of Tampa

TAMPA, Fla. -- The City of Tampa will have a new mayor. On Tuesday's runoff election, Jane Castor won in a landslide over David Straz. With over 53,000 votes accounted for, the former Tampa Police Chief earned over 38,800 votes, about 73 percent, while Straz, a businessman, got over 14,200 votes, or


Pasco County teacher dies at juvenile residential program, body isn't discovered for two days

PASCO COUNTY, Fla. — For two days, the death of a Tampa Bay area teacher went unnoticed by fellow staff at the juvenile residential program where he works. He suffered a heart attack in the bathroom of Central Pasco Girls Academy on Saturday, April 13.


Florida Bill Making Texting While Driving Main Offense Passes House

Texting while driving in Florida would become a primary traffic offense punishable by fines under legislation passed by the Florida House. The vote was 104-9 Tuesday for the bill, which now goes to the Senate where a similar bill is set for debate Wednesday.


Florida Senate passes bill to give cancer benefits to firefighters

The Florida Senate has unanimously passed a bill that would guarantee health care benefits to firefighters diagnosed with certain types of cancer. The bill was passed with a 38-0 vote on Tuesday.


Undercover Cops Posing as Drug Buyers Arrested by Undercover Cops Posing as Drug Dealers

Well, this is a new one. A gigantic drug raid mistake led to police officers arresting…well, each other. Turns out undercover cops in Detroit posed as drug dealers to help catch a pair of sellers. However, thanks to a “tiny” mess up, another undercover police group thought they were real drug dealer


Police investigating a shooting in Sarasota that saw teen get airlifted to hospital

SARASOTA (WWSB) - At least one juvenile has been airlifted to All Children’s Hospital after a shooting off Fruitville Road. The incident happened at the Bella Sol Apartments on Signal Pointe Circle just before 5:00 p.m. this evening.


Florida deputy fired after kicking inmate who fed cookie to bird

A Florida sheriff's deputy has been fired and charged with battery after surveillance video captured him kicking an inmate who had just tossed a cookie to a bird. The inmate, 31-year-old Mario Christo, was serving a 364-day sentence on charges of disorderly conduct and resisting arrest at the Pinell


Florida mom beats son with meat tenderizer during argument over homework

MIAMI, Fla. - A Miami mother reacted violently when her son admitted he didn't do his homework. On April 4, the 9-year-old boy told his mom, Martha Ciguenas, that he had additional homework he was supposed to do over spring break.


Florida Supreme Court upholds Gov. Ron DeSantis' suspension of Broward Sheriff Scott Israel

Suspended Broward Sheriff Scott Israel lost his fight Tuesday to have the Florida Supreme Court return him to duty. The court ruled that Gov. Ron DeSantis had the constitutional authority to suspend Israel for lapses in his agency when responding to mass shootings at Marjory Stoneman High School in


Puppies forced to be euthanized after man found selling them out of purse in Florida

A 20-year-old suspect has been charged with animal cruelty after deputies say he was selling severely dehydrated and malnourished puppies out of a bag in St. Johns County, Fla.


Man, woman rob north Lakeland Circle K store armed with long guns

LAKELAND, Fla. (WFLA) – Polk County Sheriff’s Office detectives are investigating an armed robbery that occurred in the early morning hours on Tuesday at a north Lakeland Circle K store.


Toll Road Plans Roll Forward In Florida Senate

TALLAHASSEE (CBSMiami/NSF) — The Florida Senate is poised Wednesday to approve plans for three toll-road projects that environmental groups decry as inviting sprawling development into rural parts of the state.


South Florida Girl Battling Cancer Gets Good News

MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Good news for a South Florida child battling cancer. Zainab Mughal, 3, is fighting an aggressive form of cancer and has a very rare blood type. She just completed the most complicated part of her cancer treatment.


Ron DeSantis breaks with House on advanced nurses

Gov. Ron DeSantis, who has been supportive of many health care proposals pushed by House Speaker José Oliva, said Tuesday he doesn’t back one of the Republican leader’s top priorities: allowing advanced nurses to practice independently from physicians.


Hillsborough County Sheriffs Office points out safety issues on Morris Bridge Road

HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, Fla — Dozens and dozens of crashes have happened along Morris Bridge Road over the last five years. Deputies split up Tuesday to do a road audit with engineers from the county to pinpoint why.


Chef hurt when someone shoots through Waffle House window

WESLEY CHAPEL, Fla. — A cook at a Wesley Chapel Waffle House was wounded when someone fired through the window Tuesday, the Pasco County Sheriff's Office said. Deputies say the shooting happened just before 6 p.m. at the restaurant near Wesley Chapel Boulevard and Interstate 75.