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BREAKING: Tropical Storm Colin eyes Big Bend coastline

BREAKING: Tropical Storm Colin eyes Big Bend coastline

Tropical Storm Colin is expected to make landfall along the Big Bend coastline Monday (June 6) afternoon or evening, prompting a tropical storm warning for Taylor County. Weather forecasters are…

Volunteer crews search Taylor, Dixie coastline

Volunteer crews search Taylor, Dixie coastline

Shifting winds and currents prompted crews to concentrate additional efforts on land Wednesday in the search for missing boater Edward “Eddie” Viola, 53, last seen Sunday evening. The Florida Fish…

Firefighters battling on two fronts

Firefighters battling on two fronts

Wildland firefighters with the Florida Forest Service continue battling two wildfires ignited by lightning in Taylor County: The Tide Swamp Fire located in the Big Bend Wildlife Management Area near…

35 candidates meet petition deadline

All current county candidates running for office in 2016 have qualified by the petition method, avoiding what can be expensive qualifying fees. According to Supervisor of Elections Dana Southerland, all…

2016 hurricane season is here, are you ready?

Federal forecasters are predicting the 2016 Atlantic hurricane season, which began Wednesday, June 1, will most likely be near-normal, although officials say forecast uncertainty in the climate signals that influence…

‘Every resource’ in the air, on the water searching for missing boater

The U.S. Coast Guard had “all the resources we have” on the water and in the air as the search for missing boater Edward “Eddie” Viola, 53, of Steinhatchee entered…

15 arrested, 18 guns recovered

15 arrested, 18 guns recovered

A concentrated patrol by the Taylor County Sheriff’s Office (TCSO) last week led to the arrest of 15 suspects on a broad range of charges and the recovery of 18…

Whiddon surprises by passing on plea

Thursday afternoon, all the i’s were dotted and t’s crossed in a plea agreement between the state and murder suspect Manden Whiddon that would have reduced his first degree murder…

Lightning sparks 1,000-acre forest fire in Tide Swamp

A lightning-caused forest fire that started Sunday afternoon in the Tide Swamp area of Taylor County has grown to about 1,000 acres, forestry officials reported Tuesday. The fire grew from…

BREAKING: Manden Whiddon rejects plea deal, hires new attorney

Manden Whiddon, one of three suspects charged in the death of longtime teacher Shelly Strickland, has rejected a plea deal offered by the state and instead hired a new attorney.…