Inverness gun shop owner declares store Muslim-free zone

INVERNESS, FL (WFLA) – Inverness-based Florida Gun Supply’s owner Andy Hallinan declared his store a “Muslim-free Zone,” in a politically controversial video posted on his business Facebook page. The post was met with a mix of support and strong criticism, particularly from the Council of American-Islamic Relations, which is calling for the U.S. Department of […]
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US Navy says sailor injured in Tennessee shooting has died

CHATTANOOGA, TN (AP) – The U.S. Navy says that the sailor who was shot earlier this week at a military support center in Chattanooga, Tennessee, has died. SLIDESHOW: Chattanooga shooting The death was announced Saturday, two days after a shooting in Chattanooga killed four Marines and injured three others, including the sailor. The Navy statement […]
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Security increased at Tampa Bay military recruitment centers

ST. PETERSBURG, FL (WFLA) – At a military recruitment center in St. Petersburg, where they have offices for all branches of the service, friendly young men are there to greet anyone who walks up. The recruitment centers are the first encounter many young men and women have with a future career in the military.Recruitment centers […]
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Polk deputies arrest 36 in shoplifting investigation

POLK COUNTY, FL (WFLA) — From Wednesday, July 8th through Saturday, July 11th, the Polk County Sheriff’s Office Organized Retail Crimes Unit and partnering entities conducted a countywide operation focusing on those who shoplift from Polk County retail stores, and made 36 arrests. See mugshots here. Click to see slideshow of mugshots from people arrested […]
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