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Attorney General Moody pushes DEA to better account for illicit use of opioids

Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody has joined with five of her counterparts in pushing the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration to better account for diverted opioid painkillers in setting its production quotas.

Williston man killed when dump truck slams into compact car in Levy County

A two-vehicle crash in Levy County involving a small passenger car and dump truck left a Williston man dead early Wednesday morning.

Wheelchair Highwaymen debuting technology-based nature photography in Gainesville

The Wheelchair Highwaymen will be making their debut in Gainesville at The Perfect Gift in Haile Village on March 15.

Profanity-laced social media posts land Ocala high schooler in hot water

A Marion County sheriff’s deputy was called to an Ocala high school on Monday after a student posted messages on social media that concerned his friends.

Ocala woman to answer in court after alleged theft of men’s shirts at Belk

An Ocala woman will have to answer in court after an alleged shirt theft at Belk in The Villages. Judith Castillo, 47, entered the store...

Bald eagle helped by sheriff’s deputy recovers and returns to the wild

An injured bald eagle that was helped by a Marion County sheriff’s deputy in Summerfield last month has been returned to the wild. https://youtu.be/ZELIBX6rNGo The bird...

Obama to campaign in Florida for candidates Gillum, Nelson

Former President Barack Obama will campaign alongside two Florida Democratic candidates on Nov. 2 in Miami at Ice Palace Films Studio. The former president will...

U.S. Senator from California to campaign with U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson

U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris is coming to Florida this weekend in support of her Senate colleague Bill Nelson. Nelson and California’s junior senator will attend...

LSSC offering security officer license course at Leesburg campus

The Continuing Education program offered through Lake-Sumter State College (LSSC) will offer a Security Officer “D” License course at the Leesburg Campus in November. The...

70-year-old Pasco County woman scores $2 million Powerball prize

A 70-year-old woman claimed a $2 million prize from the Florida Lottery Powerball drawing held Oct. 17. Alberta McPherson, of Hudson, purchased the winning ticket...

Former VP Joe Biden joining Nelson on campaign trail in Florida

Former Vice President Joe Biden will criss-cross Florida two days this week in support of U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson’s re-election, including stops in Tampa, Jacksonville, Tallahassee and Orlando. The...

Man fleeing law enforcement dies after crash in Pasco County

A man fleeing law enforcement died as the result of a crash Saturday night in Pasco County. Michael A. Blomberg, 54, of Land O Lakes,...

Motorcyclist killed, passenger critically injured in crash in Hernando County

A motorcyclist was killed and his passenger was critically injured in a crash Saturday night in Hernando County. William Richard Penning, 65, of Homosassa, had...

Governor activates bridge loan program for businesses hurt by Hurricane Michael

Gov. Rick Scott has activated the Florida Small Business Emergency Bridge Loan Program to support small businesses impacted by Hurricane Michael. The bridge loan...

Leesburg electric crews working to restore power in hurricane-ravaged Panhandle

An eight-member team and a variety of vehicles from Leesburg’s Electric Department are working in the Florida Panhandle area to help with recovery efforts...

Wildwood RV park’s ambitious expansion plan blessed by Sumter County

Sumter County commissioners Tuesday night approved expansion of Wildwood RV Village and zoning for another campground in the Lake Panasoffkee area. Rezoning for expansion of...

Marion County woman dies after crash which left toddler son seriously injured

A Marion County woman died after an early morning crash which left her toddler son seriously injured. Jasmine L. Williams, 25, of Sparr, had been...

Bandit steals purses and wallets from vehicles at veterinary clinic near Del Webb Spruce Creek

A Marion County sheriff’s deputy was called to Country Oaks Veterinary Clinic in Summerfield on Tuesday afternoon after five vehicles were burglarized. When the deputy...

Belleview pair escapes serious injury in fiery crash that claimed life of fellow motorist

A Belleview pair escaped serious injury in a fiery crash Tuesday afternoon that claimed the life of a motorist in Hillsborough County. Jennifer Louise Boynton, 40,...

Floridians urged to register or update emergency contact information

The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles is recognizing October as ECI Awareness Month and urge residents to register or update their emergency contact information...

Congress passes Webster’s long-term care disaster preparedness bill

Florida Congressman Daniel Webster was quite happy this week when his bipartisan bill was passed to strengthen “Worst-Case Scenario” preparedness for hospitals and long-term...

Dunnellon High School mom seeks help after locker room shoe theft leads to threats

The mother of a Dunnellon High School student contacted the Marion County Sheriff’s Office for help earlier this week after her son received threats...

68 new troopers join Florida Highway Patrol as more recruits sought

The 139th basic recruit class of the Florida Highway Patrol graduated this week from the FHP Training Academy. These 68 troopers join the more...

Publix Super Markets to hire 700 new employees at its headquarters in Lakeland

Publix Super Markets Inc. has announced it will hire 700 new employees by 2027 to fill a 190,000-square foot addition to its Lakeland headquarters. Publix...