Joe Byrnes came to WMFE/WMFV from the Ocala Star-Banner and The Gainesville Sun, where he worked as a reporter and editor for several years. Joe graduated from Loyola University in New Orleans and turned to journalism after teaching. He enjoys freshwater fishing and family gatherings.
Recent Stories from Joe Byrnes
Disney World’s expanded mask requirement, which comes as Orange County’s Covid cases and hospital admissions have risen by about 50 percent in the past week, reflects new guidance from the CDC.
What makes people who have resisted getting a coronovirus vaccine change their minds and get the shots? Maybe you can help us answer that question.
Districts throughout Central Florida have made face coverings optional, and the governor opposes mask requirements.
And Friday afternoon, yet another teen — this time an 18-year-old — was shot at the Promenade at Ocala apartments. Police did not have news on his condition.
Utility district in The Villages will pay developer $111.8 million for Sumter Water Conservation Authority
In 2015, a consultant said an income-based valuation put the irrigation system at $60 million — still nearly twice the cost of comparable utilities.
On Thursdays, the team be at the Oberman Building in Rainbow Lakes Estates from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. and the Marion Oaks Community Center from 1:30 to 3:30. On Fridays, it’s the McIntosh Civic Center from 3 to 6 p.m.
Twenty-year-old Caleb Berry of Tampa pleaded guilty Tuesday to one count of conspiracy and one count of obstruction of an official proceeding.