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60 dogs, 23 cats removed from Brooksville home

  • BROOKSVILLE, Fla. — Dozens of dogs and cats were removed from a Brooksville property on Wednesday.
  • The Hernando County Sheriffs Office had been working with 71-year-old Carol Allard for the past few months to bring her up to the county code and meet the needs of her animals.
  • Deputies said she wasnt able to meet the requirements to care for all the animals, so 60 dogs and 23 cats were removed from the property at 4320 Neff Lake Road in Brooksville.
  • Of the dogs removed, 56 went to Hernando County Animal Services and four went to nearby rescues who had helped with the removal.
  • Deputies said, for the most part, all of the animals taken from the property are in good health, with only a few having skin issues or injured paws.

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2 killed in Polk Co. crash between vehicle, train

  • POLK COUNTY, Fla. (WFLA) Two people were killed this morning when a train and van collided in Polk County.
  • The crash happened around 3 a.m at Highway 98 west near Western Avenue and U.S. 27 in Frostproof.
  • The van hit the CSX train, according to a CSX spokesperson who released the following statement: – Just after 3:00 a.m. EST today, a CSX train enroute from Miami, FL to Waycross, GA was struck by a vehicle at US 98 in Frostproof, FL.
  • There were no injuries to the train crew.
  • CSX appreciates the swift response by Polk County emergency personnel and extends its thoughts to those impacted by this tragic event.

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Tampa Bay area melon included in Salmonella recall

  • TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) The Food and Drug Administration has added Florida to the list of states where cut melon may have been contaminated with Salmonella.
  • Health officials say thesalmonella outbreak linked to pre-cut melon has sickened 60 people and sent 31 to hospitals in five Midwestern states.
  • The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says Caito Foods recalled pre-cut watermelon, honeydew melon, cantaloupe and fruit medleys containing at least one of those melons that were produced at its facility in Indianapolis.
  • Here is the list of states included in the recall: – Carolina – North Dakota – Ohio – Pennsylvania – South Dakota – Tennessee – Virginia – West Virginia – Wisconsin.
  • The FDA is working with CDC, along with state partners , to trace back the pre-cut melons to identify the source to determine the full distribution of pre-cut melons, and to learn more about the potential route of contamination.

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