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
Marion County sheriff’s officials say the man told them he was on a mission when he drove a white minivan through the front door of Queen of Peace Catholic Church, poured gas on the floor and ignited it.
At the beginning, the Zoom hearing was marred by music, coarse language and pornography. A reporter for Politico tweeted a video of the bizarre interlude.
The former Ocala mayor and his wife, who also tested positive, have been in quarantine since the onset of symptoms. But in the days before that, Curry was at public events without a mask.
School Board Chairman Eric Cummings said the whole plan — even the start date — is flexible during what he calls “Hurricane Corona.”
The commission voted last July to welcome the statue despite vocal opposition. But last month, amid anti-racism protests, the board had a change of heart.
Gov. Ron DeSantis said he doesn’t think President Trump was trying to minimize the pandemic when he said 99 percent of cases are “totally harmless.”
Miguel Espinoza Navarro is being held without bail on several charges, including aggravated assault and resisting an officer.