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Articles from the April 18, 2022 edition

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  • Questions Raised About Inmate's Death at Hernando County Detention Center

    Tom Lemons|Updated Jun 30, 2022

    BROOKSVILLE – The Hernando County Sheriff's Office is investigating the death of a man who was booked into the Hernando County Jail and died days later. According to the Hernando County Jail website, 49-year-old Timothy Peters was booked on April 13th at 9:12 p.m. and charged with several counts of battery on an EMT/Officer, Resisting Arrest, and Trespassing. Today, officials with the Hernando County Sheriff's Office released the following statement: Sheriff Reports I...

  • Tampa Federal Judge Ends Mask Mandate on Planes

    Tom Lemons|Updated Jun 9, 2022

    TAMPA Fla. – If you're tired of wearing a mask when flying onboard commercial airlines, then you'll applaud today's decision by a Federal Judge to block the Centers for Disease Control extension of mandatory masks on public transportation. Middle District Judge Kathryn Kimball Mizelle ruled that the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) order to extend the mandate until May 3rd violates the Administrative Procedure Act by making decisions outside the scope of their authority. J...

  • Governor Ron DeSantis Signs Bill to Reform Higher Education in Florida

    Office of Gov. Ron DeSantis|Updated May 20, 2022

    THE VILLAGES, Fla. - Today, Governor Ron DeSantis signed Senate Bill 7044, to reform higher education in Florida. The bill removes the stranglehold that faculty unions and accrediting agencies have had on universities and colleges and adds common-sense transparency requirements for tuition, fees and cost of materials. "Florida's public college and university system is number one in the country because we put students first," said Governor Ron DeSantis. "Florida's students...

  • Chicago Bears Wide Receiver Arrested in Pasco County

    Tom Lemons|Updated May 20, 2022

    PASCO COUNTY – A Chicago Bears wide receiver found himself behind bars Saturday night, after officials say he was driving reckless on SR-56. According to the Florida Highway Patrol, Troopers witnessed 28-year-old Byron Pringle doing "donuts" in his 2016 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat and initiated a traffic stop. Troopers say Pringle created a cloud of smoke that "reduced visibility to nearly zero," due to his spinning his tires. Officials say a juvenile was in the backseat o...

  • Does an Alleged Child Sex Predator Still Work for a Security Company? No Comment from Officials

    Tom Lemons|Updated Apr 29, 2022

    TAMPA Fla. – It's been over a week since we joined Florida Predator Prevention (FPP) on their quest to expose a suspected child sexual predator and we still have no answers from the security agency he works for. On April 13th, R News met with a representative of FPP at a Walmart in Tampa, Florida, where we hoped to confront a subject who was having a sexually explicit conversation with, who he thought was a 15-year-old girl. The 28-year-old subject, "Chance," did show up a...

  • FHP Needs Help Identifying Vehicle in Gruesome Hit and Run Crash

    Tom Lemons|Updated Apr 29, 2022

    DADE CITY – The Florida Highway Patrol has new information regarding a vehicle involved in a fatal hit and run crash that occurred early Easter morning. The crash occurred around 3:30 am, Sunday on US-301, south of Desrosier Road. That's where officials say the driver of a silver Dodge sedan or low front end type van was traveling northbound, when it struck a 49-year-old Dade City woman who was walking on the grass. The force of the impact severed the woman in two, leaving t...

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