C. Ivan Stoltzfus stands with his tractor and trailer in Florida in an undated photo that was shared on social media in September 2019. (Facebook photo)

A Sarasota man drove his modified 1948 John Deere tractor 5,500 miles across the country to support veterans.

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Members of the 6th Civil Engineer Explosive Ordnance Disposal Flight, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, and other local and state authorities, oversee a controlled detonation at the Avon Park Air Force Range, Fla., Sept. 9, 2019. The ATF seized more than 7,000 pounds of explosives from a prior convicted felon in the largest explosives seizure in Florida history (U.S. Air Force/Senior Airman Caleb Nunez)

Authorities safely destroyed thousands of pounds of explosives last month that were seized from a Sarasota, Floridaman.

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Martin Liam Brayman (Canadian Department of National Defense)

PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. — A Tallahassee man has been arrested for allegedly killing a Canadian military officer stationed at Tyndall Air Force Base.

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(Flagler County Sheriff's Office)

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The driver of a dump truck stolen from a Palm Coast landscaping company tried to smash through the main gate at Mayport Naval Station Tuesday morning but was stopped cold by a steel barrier activated by U.S. Navy sentries, according to the Flagler County Sheriff's Office

Rodney Simeon, a former Alabama State University basketball player from Miami, is under arrest on a Flagler County warrant for auto theft and burglary as the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office and U.S. Naval Criminal Investigative Service investigate the incident. His bail was set at $25,000, according to his Jacksonville arrest report.

Although no possible motive was provided, the Flagler County Sheriff's Office said a ski mask and a gun were found inside the stolen truck, believed to belong to Simeon. The 24-year-old also was arrested June 3 on charges of destruction of evidence, suspended license, possession of marijuana and no car registration in Orange County, according to court records.

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(Flickr/Creative Commons/Dank Depot)

NORTH PORT, Fla. — Staggered by the burgeoning numbers of veteran suicides, U.S. Rep. Greg Steube said on Wednesday he supports removing marijuana from its wrongly classified Schedule 1 status.

"And I think you'd be surprised by the amount of Republicans that would support it," said the Sarasota Republican, who added Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell would likely block a descheduling bill. But Steube said a vote would enjoy broad bipartisan support in the House and could come up for a vote this session.

"I think as you're seeing a younger generation of elected officials — I mean, look at (Florida Gov. Ron) DeSantis and some of the things he's done — and their positions on those issues are very different."

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Nicholas James Roundtree (Jacksonville Sheriff's Office)

A Florida-based Army veteran absolutely understands how you might see his tweets as threatening.

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