By Shannon Kaestle on March 19th, 2014 | Last updated: March 19, 2014 at 11:19 am
Winning Mega Millions lottery ticket sold in Florida –One Central Florida resident is the lucky winner of half of the $400 million lotto jackpot. The ticket was purchased at a Sunoco gas station in Brevard County. This is the Mega [...]
By Wade Millward on February 13th, 2014 | Last updated: March 31, 2014 at 1:52 pm
Dozens gathered near Starke to hear word on the execution of Juan Carlos Chavez for the 1995 murder of Jimmy Ryce, 9.
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By Dana Edwards on February 10th, 2014 | Last updated: February 13, 2014 at 10:44 am
Juan Carlos Chavez’s execution by lethal injection is to be held on Wednesday after being convicted of murdering 9-year-old Samuel James “Jimmy” Ryce in1995. A controversial cocktail of drugs will be administered.
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By Jennifer Cole on November 18th, 2013 | Last updated: November 18, 2013 at 7:50 am
Police shoot armed man during arrest at Wisconsin hospital – An armed man was shot and injured by police after he took out a handgun in the Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin on Thursday. Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke said the [...]
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By Shane Chernoff on October 17th, 2013 | Last updated: October 18, 2013 at 11:28 am
Workers at Starke Elementary School help to insure the building will be safe for students by March 18, 2014. The school was closed Aug. 23 due to mold, and students were relocated to nearby schools.
By Forrest Smith on August 6th, 2013 | Last updated: August 6, 2013 at 3:08 pm
A man convicted of killing eight people in the late 1970s in South Florida has been put to death. John Errol Ferguson, 65, was killed by lethal injection Monday night at Florida State Prison near Starke.
By Breanna Maye on March 22nd, 2013 | Last updated: March 22, 2013 at 2:58 pm
With summer quickly approaching, many parents may be thinking about camp options for their children. Here are a few of the summer camps offered in North Central Florida.
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By Forrest Smith on January 9th, 2013 | Last updated: January 9, 2013 at 8:43 am
Driving through Starke on U.S. Highway 301 can often be a frustrating experience. There may be an opportunity to begin improving travel Thursday night at a public meeting.
By Hannah Winston on December 11th, 2012 | Last updated: December 11, 2012 at 3:41 pm
Tax collector will soon issue driver’s licenses – Beginning in February, The Tax Collector’s Office in Alachua County will provide driver’s licenses, which will increase fees by $6.25. Most other tax collectors in Florida have made the shift already because [...]
By WUFT News on September 7th, 2012 | Last updated: September 11, 2012 at 2:20 pm
Gainesville car club “Street Rods” is hosting its monthly car show Saturday night and welcomes anyone who wants to learn more about cars.
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