The Polk County Sheriff’s Office (PCSO) announced the arrest of the Deputy Chief of Police Administration for Cartersville Police Department in Cartersville, Georgia last week. On Thursday, September 1, 2022, at approximately 11:00 p.m., PCSO detectives arrested Jason DiPrima of Kingston, Georgia for Soliciting a Prostitute. DiPrima was in OrlandoContinue Reading

The Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office, Crimes Against Children (CAC) Unit arrested 29-year-old Robert Luth for multiple counts of possession of child pornography. On August 17, 2022, detectives began an investigation after Luth admitted to viewing child pornography in a Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office pre-employment polygraph. Detectives obtained a search warrantContinue Reading

Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office officials announced the arrest of 28-yewar-old Aston Simmons of Apollo Beach after a young child found a firearm and was shot accidentally. On September 1, 2022, at 8:10 a.m., the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call that a 5-year-old child accidentally shot themselves. Simultaneously, SimmonsContinue Reading

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The rate that emerging wildlife diseases infect humans has steadily increased over the last three decades. Viruses, such as the global coronavirus pandemic and recent monkeypox outbreak, have heightened the urgent need for disease ecology tools to forecast when and where disease outbreaks are likely. A University of South Florida assistantContinue Reading

The Republican leader in the primary race for Florida’s 14th Congressional District was endorsed Tuesday by Roger Stone, the legendary Republican strategist and friend of former President Donald Trump. Stone is a Republican consultant and strategist, described as the man who “made Donald Trump a political figure.” He was an advisorContinue Reading

From director Michael Bay and executive producer Steven Spielberg comes the thrilling blockbuster battle between the heroic Autobots and the evil Decepticons. When their epic struggle comes to Earth, all that stands between the Decepticons and ultimate power is a clue held by a young man named Sam (Shia LaBeouf). TeamingContinue Reading

A brand-new, swashbuckling quest awaits families visiting LEGOLAND® Florida when the Pirate River Quest opens on November 2, 2022. This November, board a family-friendly boat ride to search for Captain Redbeard’s lost treasure through an all-new hilarious adventure. The quest to uncover the lost treasure unfolds brick by brick as familiesContinue Reading

This week, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued marketing denial orders (MDOs) to JUUL Labs Inc. for all of their products currently marketed in the United States. As a result, the company must stop selling and distributing these products. In addition, those currently on the U.S. market must be removed, or riskContinue Reading

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) fined a Wyoming County couple for unlawfully possessing a raccoon as a pet. Earlier this month, an officer received an urgent call from the Erie County Department of Health requesting assistance locating a potentially rabid raccoon. Raccoons are a rabies vector speciesContinue Reading

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled 6-3 today that a long-standing New York concealed carry law violated the Second Amendment of the U.S. Constitution. In New York State Rifle & Pistol Association v. Bruen, the High Court heard arguments over the law’s requirement to demonstrate a “proper cause” for obtaining a license to carryContinue Reading

The Florida Department of Health in Hillsborough County issued a rabies alert for the area surrounding Nobb Oak Ave. This is in response to cat that tested positive on 6/13/2022 (Description: Domestic Shorthaired Brown Tabby & White). All residents and visitors in Hillsborough County should be aware that rabies isContinue Reading

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The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) announced today in a news release that NIAID Director and Chief Medical Advisor to President Biden, Anthony S. Fauci, M.D., tested positive for COVID-19 on a rapid antigen test. They report that Fauci is fully vaccinated and has been boosted twice.Continue Reading

Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced the reestablishment of the Florida State Guard and introduced the new director of this emergency-focused civilian volunteer force, retired Marine Corps. Lieutenant Colonel Chris Graham. By bringing back the Florida State Guard, Florida now joins 22 other states and territories with state-level defense forces, andContinue Reading

Four individuals from Reading were convicted of offenses stemming from a year-long investigation by Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) Philadelphia and the Reading Police Department into a racketeering conspiracy, June 2. The offenses included conspiracy to participate in a racketeering enterprise; conspiracy to commit sex trafficking by force, fraud, and coercionContinue Reading

Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) special agents, working jointly with U.S. Border Patrol (USBP) agents, rescued a 1-year-old girl after the toddler was separated from the mother by human smugglers. “Human smugglers are driven by greed,” said Frank B. Burrola, special agent in charge of HSI El Paso. “HSI remains steadfastContinue Reading