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DEPUTIES KILLING OF JAYDEN BAEZ MET WITH OUTRAGE AT CANDLELIGHT VIGIL

Community members called for the resignation of Osceola County Sheriff Marcos López at a vigil held for a 20-year-old man deputies...

FLORIDA LEGISLATURE DOES NOTHING TO BATTLE SOARING RENTS

The Florida Legislature has done nothing to address the meteoric rise in rents affecting thousands of residents.

 
 
 

ORLANDO THEME PARKS ARE SHORT-STAFFED. WHAT DOES THAT MEAN FOR SUMMER SEASON?

Park staffing has largely recovered from early in the pandemic, but it continues to trail pre-COVID totals.

WOMAN ACCUSED OF LEAVING 4 DOGS TO DIE IN HOT CAR IN NEW SMYRNA BEACH

The woman told investigators she found the dogs dead after she had lunch in a restaurant.

 
 
 

ROYAL CARIBBEAN'S HARMONY OF THE SEAS CRASHES INTO JAMAICA DOCK

It was a not a good Thursday for cruise ships. On the same day Carnival Cruise Line grabbed headlines with one of its ships' funnels...

HOT AND HUMID FRIDAY ON TAP WITH AFTERNOON THUNDERSTORMS

Central Florida is going to feel like melting ice cream today as hot and humid conditions stifle the region with what will feel like...

 
 
 

STATE ORDERS ORANGE SCHOOLS TO REVEAL WHO BOUGHT ‘GENDER QUEER' BOOK FOR LIBRARIES

A state investigator demanded to know who in Orange schools authorized the purchase of the book “Gender Queer."

CARNIVAL FREEDOM CRUISE SHIP CATCHES FIRE IN GRAND TURK

A Carnival Cruise Line ship that sails out of Port Canaveral was seen with its iconic smokestack funnel on fire Thursday morning while...

 
 
 

FLORIDA BEACHES NAMED AMONG BEST IN U.S. IN ANNUAL DR. BEACH LIST

A Florida beach was named the second best in the U.S. in the annual Dr. Beach Top 10 list for best beaches in the U.S. released Thursday.

CENTRAL FLORIDA TO HIT 90S WITH SOME AFTERNOON STORMS POSSIBLE

A familiar Florida weather pattern is on tap for Thursday with highs in the Orlando area reaching the 90s and a chance for late afternoon...

 
 
 

WINTER PARK MAN SENTENCED TO 25 YEARS FOR PRODUCING, DISTRIBUTING CHILD PORNOGRAPHY

Federal agents found 151 videos and 67 images depicting the sexual abuse of children on his smart phone and data card.

FLORIDA LAWMAKERS APPROVE PROPERTY INSURANCE, CONDO REFORMS

The special session's insurance reforms were a "first step," lawmakers say.

 
 
 

‘NOT EXPECTING MUCH TO CHANGE,' GUN CONTROL BILLS IGNORED IN FLORIDA, ‘CONSTITUTIONAL CARRY' STILL IN PLAY

The Texas elementary school massacre is putting new scrutiny on a proposal to allow Floridians to carry handguns without a permit.

‘GHOST' CANDIDATE JESTINE IANNOTTI BOOKED INTO SEMINOLE JAIL

Jestine Iannotti's independent 2020 bid for Florida Senate District 9 was central to the statewide “ghost” candidate scandal.

 
 
 

2 MEN SHOT NEAR PARRAMORE NEIGHBORHOOD, ORLANDO POLICE INVESTIGATING

Two men shot each other Wednesday morning south of the Parramore neighborhood, according to the Orlando Police Department.

CRASH INVOLVING BUS WITH SPECIAL-NEEDS CHILDREN KILLS 1 AND INJURES OTHERS IN MARION COUNTY

Six children, four with special needs, were transported to the hospital with injuries.

 
 
 

HURRICANE SEASON PREDICTED TO BE 7TH CONSECUTIVE YEAR OF ABOVE-AVERAGE STORM PRODUCTION, NOAA SAYS

On Tuesday, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration released its prediction for 65% chance of experiencing an above-average...

WOMAN COPS SAY FORCED KIDS TO DRINK BLEACH FACES 1ST-DEGREE MURDER CHARGE

A woman who allegedly tried killing her two daughters by having them drink bleach in a church parking lot in Poinciana now faces a...

 
 
 

FLORIDA HURRICANE SALES-TAX HOLIDAY STARTS SATURDAY, WITH PET SUPPLIES ON LIST FOR 1ST TIME

With a hurricane sales-tax holiday starting this weekend, Floridians for the first time can save a few dollars on pet supplies.

CENTRAL FLORIDA ‘GHOST' CANDIDATE, OTHER FIGURES TIED TO SCANDAL CHARGED

Jestine Iannotti, one of three “ghost” candidates who ran as independents for Florida Senate seats in 2020, has been arrested on several...

 
 
 



Author Jessica Seinfeld, wife of Jerry Seinfeld, graduates from NYU

Author Jessica Seinfeld, wife of Jerry Seinfeld, graduates from NYU

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16-year-old rapper 23 Rackz shot dead while filming music video

16-year-old rapper 23 Rackz shot dead while filming music video

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Heat used doubt as motivation to beat Celtics in Game 6: ‘Everybody counted...

The Heat were doubted going into Game 6 against the Celtics. They heard it. After the C's won a blowout in Game 5 in Miami to take a 3-2 series lead in the Eastern Conference... Read more ...

Algerian dissidents: Victims of crackdown, or outlaws?

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Illegal Immigration Is Down, Changing the Face of California Farms

Farmers are turning to workers on seasonal visas and mechanizing what they can. Many labor-intensive crops are shifting south of the border. Read more ...

Hong Kong's new leader heads to Beijing for official approval

John Lee is due to take office on July 1, the 25th anniversary of Hong Kong's return to Chinese rule. Read more ...

Surging Gleyber Torres in high spirits as he crushes another homer: ‘I feel...

Surging Gleyber Torres in high spirits as he crushes another homer: ‘I feel good'

With how far and high he clobbered the ball, Gleyber Torres had plenty of time to watch it fly. Read more ...

If the Commanders build in Virginia, will their Maryland fans follow?

Potential stadium sites raise questions about how team's loyal fan base in Prince George's County would be affected. Read more ...