On Tuesday, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis announced that the Florida Division of Emergency Management (FDEM) and Florida Department of Health (FDOH) have partnered with Publix Supermarkets to establish COVID-19 vaccination sites. Governor DeSantis made this announcement at the first Publix vaccination site in Ocala. Through a partnership with FDEM and FDOH, Publix is
Gov. Ron DeSantis signed House Bill 1061, expanding Florida’s new aquatic preserve about 800 square miles along the Gulf Coast, its first new aquatic preserve in over 30 years. This bill creates the Nature Coast Aquatic Preserve, which will protect approximately 400,000 acres of aquatic habitat stretching from Pinellas County
Health officials in Citrus County issued a rabies alert for the Heatherwood area of Inverness Friday after a feral cat that tested positive for the lethal virus. The cat was tested after it bit an individual on the previous day. Thanks to quick response and medical care, the individual is
January was a cold month for Florida’s wildlife and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission says 35 manatees were killed because of cold weather Jan. 1 through Jan. 26. Overall, January 2018 was the deadliest for manatees in years, with 87 dying, the majority of which was from cold stress.
A Crystal River woman was arrested for biting off part of the lip of the woman who was babysitting her child during an argument after she got home. Deputies identified Megan Marie Jones, 31, was intoxicated when she returned home just before midnight and began yelling her at two-year-old son
A Citrus County Sheriff’s deputy has been arrested on prostitution and solicitation charges in Hernando County. Robert Grange was taken into custody by the Hernando County Sheriff’s Office and fired from the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office. Grange, 31, is now the subject of an Internal Affairs investigation. Deputies say that the arrest is