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Avocados sold in Florida recalled over listeria concerns

SOURCE: ClickOrlando.com ESCONDIDO, Calif. – A Southern California company is voluntarily recalling whole avocados over possible listeria contamination. Henry Avocado, a grower and distributor based near San Diego, said Saturday that the recall covers conventional and organic avocados grown and packed in California. The company says they were sold in bulk across California, Arizona, Florida, Wisconsin,… Keep Reading

80 dogs rescued from animal shelter in Panhandle

SOURCE: ClickOrlando.com NICEVILLE, Fla. – About 80 dogs were removed from a Florida Panhandle shelter, where authorities said the malnourished animals had been standing in filth. Panhandle Animal Welfare Society Director Dee Thompson said birds, squirrels and one opossum also were taken from Danny’s Doghouse in Niceville on Friday. In a Northwest Florida Daily News report… Keep Reading

Sumter County block party with thousands ends in triple shooting, deputies say

SOURCE: ClickOrlando.com WILDWOOD, Fla. – The Sumter County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a shooting that happened early Saturday morning after a large block party in Wildwood. The shooting happened at 2:40 a.m. on State Road 44 near I-75 as partygoers were leaving and moving to the Wildwood Truck-Stop. The party was said to have more than 2,000 people, according to a news release… Keep Reading

Video shows Wallenda performers fall from high-wire in Florida

SOURCE: ClickOrlando.com SARASOTA, Fla. – Sheriff’s officials released video Thursday of a terrifying high-wire fall involving famous acrobat Nik Wallenda and several other performers. The Sarasota County sheriff released video of the fall, which happened during a practice session in February 2017. Five performers fell 25 to 40 feet as they practiced for an eight-person pyramid. The victims suffered… Keep Reading

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