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Lyndi Trischler has a passion for police work. She became a Florence Police officer in February 2012. Last year, she welcomed her first daughter and a few months later became pregnant with her firstMore >>
Lyndi Trischler has a passion for police work. That's why she became a Florence Police officer in 2012. Now, she says, she is forced to choose between her job and her family.More >>
Dashcam footage captures an amazingly acrobatic motorcycle accident. As a car switches lanes, a motorcyclist slams into the vehicle's rear bumper. The motorcyclists is launched into the air, flips andMore >>
Dashcam footage captures an amazingly acrobatic motorcycle accident.More >>
Tuesday, August 19 2014 4:10 PM EDT2014-08-19 20:10:07 GMT
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Gulf Shores Police Chief Ed Delmore wrote a blistering open letter to Captain Ronald S. Johnson, who was given command of law enforcement operations following days of looting and rioting in the city.More >>
OKEECHOBEE, FL (WFLX) - More charges have been filed against two people arrested in connection with the beating of an Okeechobee teen with autism. The beating of Aaron Hill was posted on Facebook andMore >>
More charges have been filed against two people arrested in connection with the beating of an Okeechobee teen with autism.More >>
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Give while you spin: That's what shoppers did Wednesday at Bloomingdale's across the country including the one located in the Palm Beach Gardens Mall.More >>
Fox 29's Rachel Leigh & KOOL 105.5's TA Walker bring you Rock Solid.More >>
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By Brian Entin DELRAY BEACH, FL (WFLX) - Parents with children at Champs Charter Schools in Delray Beach and Riviera Beach were left scrambling on Monday when they learned the school abruptly closed. "AsMore >>
Parents with children at Champs Charter Schools in Delray Beach and Riviera Beach were left scrambling on Monday when they learned the school abruptly closed.More >>
By Jeff Skrzypek PALM BEACH COUNTY, FL (WFLX) - Just days after her graduation, Melissa McCormick watched as her now 19-year-old daughter, Jessie, shipped off to join the Navy. Jessie's little sister,More >>
A Christa McAuliffe Middle School student showed up wearing a Navy sweatshirt on the first day of school. Moments later, officials told her to take it off.More >>
This week, the Ohio Department of Public Safety launched an enhanced registry of people who have been convicted at least five times of driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, and meet certain other criteria established by law.
By automating what had been a paper-driven process, ODPS and Ohio State Highway Patrol have produced a more up-to-date, complete and searchable listing of habitual offenders.
Several recent media reports had identified gaps in the Habitual Offender Registry, which was created in 2008. The upgrades dramatically improve the system and the results. Instead of relying on local court jurisdictions to submit forms to add a habitual offender to the registry, the new system compiles the information automatically from already existing electronic records.
A state law created the registry and defined who should be included:
-Anyone with five or more convictions during the past 20 years (at least one of the convictions must be since the law took effect on Sept. 30, 2008)
-The registry does not include convictions more than 20 years old
-The registry does not include deceased people
-The registry does not include out-of-state convictions
-If a single incident results in multiple impaired driving-related convictions, it is counted as one conviction
This change comes just in time for the holiday season, which can be one of the most dangerous times of the year on the road, due to an increase in impaired driving.
The OSHP is out in full force this holiday season, removing dangerous and impaired drivers in an effort to reduce fatal and injury crashes. Last year in Ohio, seven people died in OVI-related crashes between Christmas and New Year's.
The public is encouraged to continue using #677 to report dangerous or impaired drivers, as well as drug activity.