Central Florida

Tampa has officially decriminalized the possession of small amounts of marijuana. This week, Mayor Bob Buckhorn signed an ordinance, which was approved by the City Council on a 5 to 1 vote, allowing Tampa police officers to issue a civil fine for people caught with up to 20 grams...
COMMUNITY POLICE ACADEMY The Community Police Academy Program is designed to educate the public in the operations of the Oviedo Police Department, while also giving the Department a chance to obtain valuable feedback from the community. The purpose of the Community Police Academy is to increase understanding between the Oviedo...
  From Dispatches; The Lakeland Fire Department responded to a reported duplex apartment fire just after 8 PM tonight, arriving just five minutes later to find a heavily involved kitchen fire at 1226 Deleon Way. Firefighters made an aggressive interior fire attack on the fire, limiting damage to the kitchen area. During a search of the...
Florida Arbor Day is celebrated on the third Friday of January every year. Florida has been celebrating Arbor Day since 1886. National Arbor Day is celebrated in April every year. Florida celebrates Arbor Day in January because it is the best time of year to plant trees in our climate. Hernando County Extension along...
MLK Essay Challenge Breakfast to honor students On Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2016   Bartow, Fla. (January 8, 2016) - Students who wrote award-winning essays will be honored by the Community Relations Advisory Council of the Board of County Commissioners at a breakfast event in Bartow.   The 15th annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr....