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Troopers are looking for a woman accused running a red light Sunday evening and fleeing after a crash in Orange County. The 50-year-old woman from Apopka was driving south on Hiawassee Road about 5:50 p.m. when she ran a red light at Balboa Drive, according to the Florida Highway Patrol. Her Chevrolet.

A DeLand man was found dead early Sunday along a dirt road in Lake County, according to the Florida Highway Patrol. The 80-year-old man was found by a passer-by shortly after 12 a.m. on Deerhaven Road near County Road 42, which is a rural area in north Lake County near the Ocala National Forest.

The fourth suspect wanted in a fatal Leesburg shooting between two opposing motorcycle groups was arrested Saturday. Police had been looking for Gregory Alan Umphress, 32, in connection to the April 29 shooting death of David Donovan, a Kingsmen Motorcycle Club member, outside a gas station during.

BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) — Snooty, Florida s longest living manatee in captivity, has died one day after a huge party to celebrate his 69th birthday. The South Florida Museum posted a Facebook message Sunday saying that the beloved manatee had died in a heartbreaking accident. No other details were.

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A Lakeland man was booked into the Polk County Jail Saturday after troopers said he was driving recklessly and left the scene of a crash on Interstate 4. Florida Highway Patrol received a call just after 10 p.m. that the driver of a Dodge Journey was traveling recklessly westbound on Interstate.

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Two men were hospitalized Saturday morning after being struck by gunfire during a fight in a downtown Orlando parking lot. According to Orlando Police, a fight broke out at the lot at 38 W. Washington Street at 2:23 a.m. Several handguns were involved, and two of the men were struck by gunfire.

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For those who knew him, both personally and as a public person, Billy Manes was the spirit of Orlando. “He was such an advocate for everything that’s good about Orlando,” said Mike Lothrop, who met Manes during his run for mayor in 2005. “This is why people live here — it’s for the people. Friends.

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Officials are responding to a scene where a dead body was found Saturday morning along a road west of Orlando International Airport, the Orange County Sheriff’s Office said. Homicide detectives said the 28-year-old male victim found on the side of Boggy Creek Road just north East Landstreet Road.

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Around sixty people were treated for minor jellyfish stings in Volusia County beaches on Saturday, according to authorities. Volusia County beach safety officers said personnel treated the wounds with a vinegar mixture. They also successfully rescued 27 people out of the water, as hazardous rip.

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Troopers are actively looking for a 2012-2013 gray Kia Sol as the vehicle responsible for a hit and run in Lake County last week, according to the Florida Highway Patrol. No suspects have been named, but authorities said they are looking for a female as the potential driver, FHP Kim Montes said.

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To the beat of a drum, members of the Orlando Police and Fire departments and Boys and Girls Clubs of Central Florida paddled as hard as they could through Lake Fairview Park aboard long, colorful dragon boats Saturday afternoon. Dueling Dragons of Orlando has been bringing together at-risk youth.

Many a homicide detective at the Orlando Police Department wanted to be like Glen Gause. Gause, a 26-year OPD veteran who spent 18 of those as a homicide detective, was known as a relentless investigator who refused to let a killer go free. Gause, who retired in 2006, died July 14 of cancer. He.

Quarter-sized hail is expected during strong thunderstorms in Orange and Osceola counties Friday afternoon. A severe thunderstorm warning is in effect until 3:15 p.m. according to the National Weather Service. Winds gusts up to 60 miles per hour are expected. National Weather Service officials.

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A man accused of stabbing his roommate to death in Polk County met deputies outside the home Thursday night with his arms raised and said he did it, deputies said. Miguel Cosme, 46, is facing a second-degree murder charge in the death of Gregorio Colmenero, 60. Both men are in the U.S. illegally.

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It suddenly occurred to Larry Meddock, as he attached the wings to his model Landsair plane, just how long it had been since the aircraft took flight. “Since I’ve been on the hunt for a field, I haven’t flown in three years,” said Meddock, 70, of Lake Conway, who has been looking almost everywhere.

Police are investigating after a decomposing body was found in the yard of a Daytona Beach home. Daytona Beach Police officers were called Sunday afternoon to a house on Fairmount Avenue after a resident of the home spotted the body in the backyard, police spokeswoman Lyda Longa said. The body.

When Emerald Henderson was found sleeping on a park bench in Sanford last fall, the 25-year-old was working two jobs, including an overnight shift, and riding a bus to pick up her son each morning at his classmate’s home so she could take him to kindergarten. She was homeless, three months pregnant.

The Lake, Osceola and Seminole school districts have lost out on a total of $133 million in state funding to wealthier districts in the past 13 years. The reshuffling of money is part of Florida’s education finance system — and some officials are sick of it. “This is backwards Robin Hood — you’re.

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CLERMONT — For six weeks, Susie Boone said she called officials at the Lake Correctional Institution, trying to get the personal effects of her son, Adonis Boone, who was killed inside the prison in June 8. And Thursday she got them — some clothes, toiletries, and dozens of letters and hand-written.

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A 110-room hotel and a renovated Victorian-style mansion will anchor Apopka’s long-anticipated city center complex at U.S. Highway 441 and State Road 436, the project’s developer said. Hilton Hotels Resorts will build a Hilton Garden Inn on land near the Highland Manor, a 114-year-old historic.

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A convicted felon — who now faces charges for the highway deaths of a young family of three — continued to commit crimes for nearly two years while investigators gathered enough evidence to charge him, including eluding authorities and disabling his ankle monitor, records show. Family members now.

It may be reprehensible and morally outrageous, but legal experts say a group of Florida teens had no obligation to rescue a drowning disabled man whom they instead mocked, laughed at and recorded on a video that was later posted online. Still, authorities are pursuing misdemeanor charges against.

Clermont police have obtained an arrest warrant for a Tavares man they said flashed a woman July 15 in the parking lot of the BJ’s Wholesale Club on U.S. Highway 27. Jon Paul Navarro, 32, will be charged with one count of exposing himself, Sgt. Shane Strickland said Friday. “The victim was loading.

The State Attorney’s office released on Thursday a dramatic 911 call from the May shooting death of a tow truck company owner. Paul Gren, 54, was slain at his tow yard at 639 W. Robinson St. in the Parramore neighborhood after a disagreement with a customer. Orlando police say Gren and his employee.

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