7 Arrested In Florida Retail Theft Ring, Costing Retailers Nearly $85kDetectives with the Polk County Sheriff’s Office, working with other state and local officials have developed 8 suspects statewide during an investigation that started in August of 2019. The suspects are allegedly responsible for the theft and illegal re-sale of high-dollar items such as baby formula, diapers, and energy drinks, resulting in felony charges of grand theft and racketeering, among other crimes.
Reward Increases To $8k For Info In The 2018 Murder Of Alek SmithA grim second anniversary has passed and $8,000 is the new reward for information leading to the identity of the person(s) responsible for the 2018 murder of Alek Smith in Spring Hill, Florida.
2020 Census: Officials Urge Residents To Respond SoonThe urgency for all residents to respond quickly recently increased with the U.S. Census Bureau’s announcement that it is ending the nationwide population count a month earlier than previously expected on Sept. 30, 2020.
Arrest Made In Hernando County Homicide Of Emily KissickKissick was found deceased along the side of Spring Lake Highway near Hayman Road in the early hours of July 26, 2020. An autopsy revealed Kissick had been the victim of homicidal violence.
Florida Hospital Group To Resume Stricter Visitation Rules and Delaying Some ProceduresSome Tampa Bay region hospitals are choosing to resume stricter visitation rules amid the large spike in COVID-19 cases. One hospital group that we spoke to is HCA Healthcare Centers across the state of Florida, which have begun delaying certain in-patient surgeries and procedures in an attempt to increase bed capacity.