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Two Local Residents Killed in Car Crash After Vehicle Plunges into Canal

Authorities are currently investigating a car crash that left two people dead after their vehicle plunged into a canal. The incident occurred Monday around 9:00 am on Florida’s Turnpike near mile marker 170 in St. Lucie County. Officials with Florida Highway Patrol reported that 24-year-old Katheleen Manyomaier Coe of Davenport, Florida was traveling southbound on the Turnpike when her […]

Florida Today has a New Governor, New Laws and New Possibilities

Florida Republican Gov.-elect Ron DeSantis is sworn in as the 46th governor today at 11. One of his first acts as governor may be to suspend Broward Sheriff Scott Israel for his department’s handling of the Parkland Mass shooting. However, DeSantis says selecting the proper replacement who will do the job right is really the […]

President Trump Set To Address The Nation Tonight at 9

President Trump will make his case for border security in a televised address to the nation tonight. Trump tweeted yesterday that his 9 p.m. Eastern Time address will focus on what he calls a “Humanitarian and National Security crisis.” In an earlier announcement, White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders said Trump will visit the southern […]

The News You Need To Know In A Minute 1/8/19

Florida Republican Gov.-elect Ron DeSantis is sworn in as the 46th governor today at 11. One of his first acts as governor may be to suspend Broward Sheriff Scott Israel for his department’s handling of the Parkland Mass shooting. However, DeSantis says selecting the proper replacement who will do the job right is really the […]

Trial Date Set for Alleged Face-biting Double Murderer Austin Harrouff

Accused Tequesta face-biting double murderer Austin Harrouff went before the new judge on Monday. A potential trial date and a possible change of venue were both discussed. Judge Sherwood Bauer asked about starting trial on June 17, but held off setting a trial date in the end. Austin Harrouff, in stripes, accused of face-biting double […]

Emergency Fired on While Responding to a Call

Officials in Sarasota are currently searching for a suspect who opened fire on an ambulance while it was responding to a call. The incident occurred around 4:00 am at 2932 Goodrich Avenue. According to the report, a team was dispatched to the area after receiving a call about someone taking a fall. When the ambulance arrived […]

White House: Tax Refunds Will Go Out on Time

Despite the partial government shutdown, White House officials say income tax refunds for 2018 will be issued on time. Many citizens worried that with several government agencies closed or not operating at their full standards due to the government shutdown, their tax refunds would be affected. Russell Vought, who is the acting director of the White […]

Airports Report Rise in TSA Agents Calling Out of Work

As the partial government shutdown reaches its 15th day, airports across the country are reporting a rise in the number of security workers calling off from their shifts. TSA spokesman Michael Bilello tweeted that 5.5 % of the TSA workforce at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport called out Friday, while the president of the National TSA […]

Two Americans Among Those Arrested for Allegedly Fighting for ISIS in Syria

The US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces say they have arrested two American men who are believed to be ISIS fighters. The two men identified as Warren Christopher Clark (Abu Mohammad al-Ameriki) and Zaid Abed al-Hamid (Abu Zaid al-Ameriki) were captured by the militia in Syria Sunday. The two were captured with a group of suspected fighters […]

Man Grazed in the Face by Bullet After Chasing Robbery Suspects

A robbery victim is recovering in the hospital after he reportedly attempted to chase down the suspects who robbed him at gunpoint. The incident occurred around 9:00 am Sunday, in the area of Northwest 86th Street and 30th Road. The victim told authorities that he was just sitting in his car when he was robbed. […]