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Woman found dead in pond ID'd

MIDDLEBURG, Fla. -- A woman's body was found in Clay County a pond early Wednesday morning.

The Clay County Sheriff's Office responded to a home on the 1500 block of Backwater Drive in the Brannan Mill Plantation subdivision around 6:30 a.m., after a man called and reported his wife missing, according to a release from the Clay County Sheriff's Office.

When deputies responded to the home they found the man's wife, 77-year-old Mitsuko Haddix, deceased in the pond.

According to the CCSO, Haddix was suffering from insomnia and was taking medication for the issue. She went to bed last night and this morning her husband woke up to find her not in bed. He went looking for his wife and saw her in the drainage pond behind their residence.

An investigation is underway and the Medical Examiner's office is on scene to assist with determining cause of death. At this point in the investigation there is no indication of foul play.

Baker's Sports High School Football Media Day: Middleburg Preview

It's been 10 years since the football program at Middleburg High School had a winning season, but the Broncos hope that streak ends this year.

Karl Smeltzer is the Broncos new head coach.  He takes over a team that finished with a (1-9) record last season.

The video clip above includes interviews with DE Sammie Thomas and RB/LB Hunter Toomey.

Former Dozier student speaks out on decision

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- The Arthur G. Dozier School for boys officially closed June, 2011, but still open are the many chapters to its dark history.

"Finally the truth is going to come out," said Roger Kiser. 

Kiser, founder of the organization White House Boys, is a former student at the Arthur G. Dozier school for boys. He remembers what he said the day after his first beating.

"I was beaten bloody and I said one day I'm gonna come back and report what you people are doing,' said Kiser.

It is a promise he has kept. For the past two decades Kiser has spent his time and his money exposing the horror of the reform school. 

"I put everything I had into this," said Kiser. "I don't regret for one minute that I did it, I'd do it again."

Clay looks into building baseball complex

Robbery suspect sought in Clay County

CLAY COUNTY, Fla. -- The Clay County Sheriff's Office is seeking the public's help locating a robbery suspect.

Paul David Stone, 34, is wanted for an unarmed robbery, according to a Facebook post by the Clay County Sheriff's Office.

Stone is described as a white male, 5-feet-10-inches tall and weighs about 185 pounds.

His last known address is on Main Street in Middleburg.

Anyone who has any information about this suspect is asked to contact the Clay County Sheriff's Office at 904-264-6512.

When caught, Stone will be held on a $75,003 bond.

Update: Suspects identified in theft and crash incident

MIDDLEBURG, Fla. -- Arrest warrants have been issued to two men and two women who were allegedly involved in the hit-and-run crash that occurred on Wednesday, according to the Clay County Sheriff's Office. 

Traffic Alert: CR 220 and Sleepy Hollow Road is clear

UPDATE 7/9/13, 8:30 p.m.: The railroad crossing was cleared and repaired as of 4:30 p.m., according to the CCSO Facebook page.

MIDDLEBURG, Fla. -- Railroad crossing arms that are stuck in the down position are causing delays at the intersection of County Road 220 and Sleepy Hollow Road.

Motorists are encouraged to avoid the area, as the time frame for the repairs to be complete is unknown, according to Clay County Sheriff's Office Public Information Coordinator Mary Justino.

Trains are still passing through on the tracks slowly, which is adding to the delays in the area.

The crossing arms appear to be malfunctioning due to a mechanical problem, not an accident, Justino said.