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  • Suspect wounded in bank shootout; 2 tellers injured

    Suspect wounded in bank shootout; 2 tellers injured
    The suspected robber ran out of the bank just after noon, lugging a bulky black bag and pointing a gun in the air. And seconds later, he was on the ground — shot by police who already had the building surrounded. Moments before, Eddie Bean, 24,...
  • Crackdown on road racing is welcome step

     Crackdown on road racing is welcome step
    Deputies from Palm Beach County were only able to make one arrest earlier this week as a group of about 50 motorcyclists were racing at high speeds on U.S. 27 South, near the Broward/Palm Beach county line. We can only hope the arrest is followed by...
  • Naked woman with log-truck driver in 'horrific' school-bus crash, sheriff says

    Naked woman with log-truck driver in 'horrific' school-bus crash, sheriff says
    The driver of a log truck that slammed into a Bradford County school bus Monday, was stopped by the Florida Highway Patrol earlier in the day. Patrol Sgt. Dylan Bryan said Tuesday morning he did not know details of the stop in Nassau County but was...
  • Wrong-way crashes spur road agencies to action

    Wrong-way crashes spur road agencies to action
    The lethal nature of crashes caused by wrong-way drivers — illustrated recently by a pair of horrific wrecks — takes a heavy toll on families and friends left to grieve their loss. But they also carry an expensive financial price tag...
  • Troopers: stay belted, stay slow on I-75

    Troopers: stay belted, stay slow on I-75
    Law enforcement in the six states connected by Interstate 75 will crack down this weekend on drivers who speed or don't use their seat belts. "We want to remind all motorists to always use seat belts," said Florida Highway Patrol Sgt. Mark Wysocky about...
  • Learning to install car seats right can save kids' lives

    Learning to install car seats right can save kids' lives
    WINTER SPRINGS — Marc Soloff became a grandfather this month, and one of the first things he did was make sure he knew how to safely install little Jazmyn's car seat. Soloff was among the parents and grandparents who took advantage of a free car-...
  • Northbound lanes of turnpike reopen after tractor-trailer crash

    Northbound lanes of turnpike reopen after tractor-trailer crash
    The northbound lanes of Florida's Turnpike south of Howey-in-the-Hills were reopened after a tractor-trailer driver lost control and drove onto the grassy median Monday afternoon, according to the Florida Highway Patrol. The truck, which was not...
  • Man, 21, dead after ejected from car that struck trees

    Man, 21, dead after ejected from car that struck trees
    A 21-year-old Clermont man died in a crash near Groveland early Saturday, a Florida Highway Patrol spokeswoman said. Markie Conley was a passenger in a 2008 Nissan Altima going north on Lee Road around 2 a.m. Saturday, said FHP spokeswoman Sgt. Kim...
  • Kissimmee ends city commissioners' use of city vehicles

    Kissimmee ends city commissioners' use of city vehicles
    KISSIMMEE — Mayor Jim Swan thinks he set a record Friday for holding the shortest Kissimmee City Commission ever by taking 60 seconds — maybe less — to end elected officials' right to drive city vehicles. He convened the special meeting...
  • Deputies' pursuit of speeding motorcyclists caught on camera

    Deputies' pursuit of speeding motorcyclists caught on camera
    As a deputy cruises across U.S. Highway 27, off in the distance he hears the rumbling of motorcycle engines and sees small blips charging ahead of him at high speeds. He and another deputy keep driving their patrol cars south on the highway and manage...
  • Trooper injured in I-95 crash

    Trooper injured in I-95 crash
    A Florida Highway Patrol trooper was injured Friday when a Honda Accord crashed into the back of his patrol car on Interstate 95, the agency said. Trooper Javiel Gonzalez, 31, was in his 2012 Dodge Charger just after 10 a.m. in the inside, southbound...