Leon County

Out of sight doesn’t mean out of danger when it comes to alligators

Out of sight doesn’t mean out of danger when it comes to alligators

In early June a young girl was attacked by an alligator in Leon County. She and her grandfather had gotten out of the water for a snack and spotted an alligator in the lake in which they’d just been swimming. They waited 30 minutes or so before re-entering the water.   Read the full article […]

Court overturns state ban on smokable medical marijuana

Court overturns state ban on smokable medical marijuana

Smoking medical marijuana in the state of Florida is a constitutional right, according to a recent court ruling, but the more than 100,000 patients with chronic and debilitating illnesses in Florida who use marijuana for treatment are not safe to light up just yet. Just one hour after Leon County Circuit Judge Karen Gievers handed […]

Court ruling favors continuation of deer-dog hunting

Court ruling favors continuation of deer-dog hunting

Deer hunting with dogs will continue in the Blackwater Wildlife Management Area. Last week, a divided appeals court overturned a ruling that would have forced game officials to rein in hunting deer with dogs. Read the full article in the April 19 issue of Navarre Press. SteVisit www.navarrepress.com/subscribe to view subscription options. Sign up to […]

Five Things to Know in Florida for Sept. 7

Five Things to Know in Florida for Sept. 7

MAN WHO AUTHORITIES SAY FAKED DEATH PLEADS GUILTY TO FRAUD Jose Lantigua faces up to 50 years in prison, but prosecutors have agreed to seek less. Lantigua agreed to forfeit money or valuables to help satisfy court judgments totaling about $2.8 million. PLANES WILL SPRAY PESTICIDES OVER SOUTH BEACH TO FIGHT ZIKA In a statement […]

Five Things to Know in Florida for July 26

Five Things to Know in Florida for July 26

OFFICIALS: MAN ACCUSED OF HITTING COUPLE SAVING PARKING SPOT A Broward Sheriff’s Office arrest report says 38-year-old Donald Lee Hicks was taken into custody Saturday on two counts of aggravated battery with a deadly weapon. The report says the victims were standing in a parking spot in Dania Beach to save it for a family […]