Off-Duty Largo Firefighter Facing DUI Charges After Deputies Allegedly Discover Him Asleep at the Wheel

An off-duty Largo firefighter was arrested on suspicion of drunk driving last weekend after police discovered him allegedly fast asleep in his personal vehicle. Pinellas County deputies say they encountered a 2013 Dodge Dart stopped at Main Street and Bass […]... [Read More]

Ocala Woman Charged with DUI Manslaughter After Crash Victim Removed from Life Support

An Ocala woman has been charged with DUI manslaughter after a mid-day collision she allegedly initiated took the life of a 60-year-old woman. Agnette Welk says a dropped cellphone distracted her while driving around noon on May 10, leading to […]... [Read More]

Gibsonton Woman Faces DUI Manslaughter Charges After Alleged 100-MPH Wreck

A fatal crash over a month ago yielded an arrest for DUI manslaughter last week, as Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office investigators say a Gibsonton woman drove over 100 miles per hour in the moments leading up to the incident. Police […]... [Read More]

Ex-Pinellas Deputy Sentence to Probation After 2015 Shooting

A Pinellas County Sheriff’s deputy avoided prison time after pleading guilty to attempted manslaughter last week. Timothy G. Virden was sentenced to three years of probation last week after entering his guilty plea in connection with a shooting in a […]... [Read More]

December Morning

It was late, and Gary was worried. The pre-dawn hours in central Florida are typically a peaceful prelude to just the kind of mild days the state has become known for. It was the first Friday in December, and the […]... [Read More]

Lake Placid Man Charged with Murder in Shooting of Highlands County Deputy

A Highlands County Sheriff’s deputy is dead and a Lake Placid man is in jail after a dispute that investigators said was touched off by a cat. According to deputies, Deputy William J. Gentry Jr. was dispatched to a Lake […]... [Read More]

Tallahassee Widow Indicted for Murder in Relation to Husband’s Disappearance in 2000

A Tallahassee grand jury opened a new chapter in an almost two-decade-old cold case last week when they indicted the widow of a man missing since 2000 for his murder. Denise Merrell Williams, now 48, is now facing charges in […]... [Read More]

Fatal December Motorcycle Accident Leads to DUI Charges for Port Richey Man

Pasco County authorities arrested a Port Richey man last week who they say is responsible for a December car accident that took the life of a woman on a motorcycle. Police say Patrick Lee McKinney was driving his motorcycle in […]... [Read More]

Alleged Wrong-Way Collision Yields Drunk Driving Charges for New Port Richey Man

A New Port Richey man is facing drunk driving charges after state troopers say he drove his car the wrong way on U.S. 19, ultimately leading to a head-on collision with another driver. Per the Florida Highway Patrol, Rashad Xavier […]... [Read More]

Jacksonville Man Sentenced to Death for 2013 Rape and Murder of Child

A Jacksonville man was sentenced to pay the ultimate price last week after a Duval County jury convicted him of rape and murder. In February, Donald James Smith was convicted in the 2013 rape and murder of Cherish Perrywinkle, an […]... [Read More]