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'Screamers Park' would offer seaside thrill rides in Daytona Beach

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A company wants to build a new thrill park on the boardwalk at Daytona Beach.  If it becomes a reality,  "Screamers Park" will be built at 25 South Atlantic Avenue, between Main Street and Harvey Avenue. More>>

FHP: Husband and wife die following fatal Orange County crash Video included

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The Florida Highway Patrol says a husband and wife have both died following a deadly crash which happened Tuesday night on Hoffner Avenue. More>>

'Cure Bowl' coming to Orlando on December 19

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The City of Orlando has signed a deal with the Orlando Sports Foundation to bring a third college football bowl game to the Citrus Bowl. More>>

Giant observation wheel 'The Orlando Eye' set to open in 2015 Video included

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In less than a year, International Drive will see a major transformation as new attractions are set to open to throngs of tourists and locals.  Most notable will be "The Orlando Eye," the little sister icon to London's world-famous landmark. More>>

Va. Tech marks 7th anniversary of massacre Video included

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The victims of the April 16, 2007, massacre at Virginia Tech will be remembered at ceremonies in Richmond and Blacksburg. More>>

Pine Ridge H.S. students mourn death of math teacher

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It's a sad day at Pine Ridge High School. Students and staff just learned math teacher Charlie Lundell died Tuesday night. More>>

Giant ring appears around the sun

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FOX 35 viewers sent in pictures from across Central Florida of the sun and a fascinating looking ring circling it. More>>

Researchers expect relatively quiet hurricane season

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The 2014 Atlantic hurricane season will be less active than in the past 20 years, but still in line with overall averages from 1950 to the present, according to researchers at North Carolina State University. More>>

FWC still working to find dangerous bears after attack in Lake Mary Video included

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Five days after a bear attack, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) remains active in the neighborhood where the incident occurred. More>>

Kissimmee man says he was kicked out of basketball game because of HIV status Video included

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A 21-year old Kissimee man says he was thrown out of a basketball game because he is HIV positive. More>>

Willis Report: Car Safety Features Video included

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They call it "Intelligent Drive" at Mercedes Benz, a number of bundled driver-assist features that allow the car to drive itself. More>>

IRS considers taxing work perks like food, gym memberships

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The IRS reportedly is looking at work perks like food and gym memberships to see if companies need to start paying up for the free stuff they offer employees. More>>

At least 4 dead, 284 missing after ferry sinks off South Korean coast

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South Korean officials said Wednesday that nearly 300 people were still missing several hours after a multi-story passenger ferry sank off that country's southern coast. More>>

Celebration apartment building destroyed after lightning sparks fire Video included

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Residents will begin picking through their remaining personal items from a now destroyed Osceola County apartment building Wednesday. More>>

SunRail offering free rides in May

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SunRail, Central Florida's new commuter rail system, will provide free rides for passengers for two weeks beginning the first day of service on May 1st. More>>

The mystery at Old Fort Park Video included

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There are some gaps and unexplained mysteries; one of them is in the heart of a Volusia County city. More>>

Orange Co. Deputies: woman shot at apartment complex

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The Orange County Sheriff's Office says a woman has serious injuries after being shot more than once Wednesday morning. More>>

Wawa stores offering free coffee Wednesday

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Wawa convenience stores are celebrating the company's 50th anniversary, but customers will be getting the gifts. More>>

Miley Cyrus hospitalized

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Miley Cyrus is in the hospital and unable to perform her "Bangerz" concert in Kansas City, Mo., as planned. More>>

Boston Marathon anniversary stirs up raw emotions

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Kralovanec raced in her first Boston Marathon last year and had been finished for 20 minutes when her celebration was interrupted by the blasts. More>>

Prostitution sting yields one arrest on human trafficking charge

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What started as an undercover prostitution sting conducted by Lake County deputies ended with the arrest of an Orlando man who now faces a human trafficking charge. More>>

Seventh bear captured and euthanized following Lake Mary attack

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Seven bears have now been trapped and put down in Lake Mary since a woman was attacked in her own driveway on Saturday. More>>

AAC bringing men's basketball to Amway Center

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The American Athletic Conference, the University of Central Florida's current league, will hold its men's basketball tournament in Orlando for the 2016 and 2017 seasons. More>>

Trial underway for second man accused in Warlock gang killings Video included

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Victor Amaro, 43, also known as "Poncho," is accused of killing members of the biker gang, the Central Florida Warlocks. More>>

Two cousins accused of sexually assaulting three girls Video included

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Two men are in the Seminole County Jail, accused of molesting at least three girls under the age of twelve.  Detectives believe there could be other victims. More>>

Fast-moving storms down trees and produce flooding in Orlando area Video included

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A line of storms producing heavy rain and wind gusts of up to 50 mph passed through the Orlando metro area mid afternoon, leaving widespread debris on roadways and extensive flooding, authorities say.
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Researchers release composite sketch of boy buried at Dozier Video included

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A just-released composite is our first look at one of the boys buried at Dozier. It was made from the remains found at an unmarked grave. More>>

Lockdown lifted at College Park area schools

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The Orlando Police Department has released students from Edgewater High School, Lee Middle School, Princeton Elementary School, and St. Charles Borromeo Catholic School following a lockdown Tuesday afternoon. More>>

Deputies Arrest Suspect Accused Of Attacking Several People

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Deputies arrest suspect accused of attacking several people. Johnathan Schmidt, 29 years old and a resident of Lake Elsinore, is accused of attacking several people with a knife.
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Man says he was bitten by shark at New Smyrna Beach Video included

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An Orlando man says he was bitten in the foot by what beach patrol believes was a small shark Tuesday morning. More>>

Melbourne High School students back in class after bomb threat

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The Melbourne Police Department says they found no physical threat to Melbourne High School after a bomb threat was made Tuesday morning. More>>

Orange Co. Health offering free door alarms to help prevent drowning

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As the weather continues to warm up and families return to recreational water activities, the Florida Department of Health in Orange County is offering a free small device that could help save a child from drowning. More>>

Dog found treading water in the St. Johns River reunited with owner Video included

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Lake County Animal Services says they reunited the dog that was found afloat in the St. Johns River with its owner Tuesday morning. More>>

Deputy involved shooting in Leesburg; suspect identified Video included

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The Lake County Sheriff's Office says deputies shot an armed man in Leesburg Tuesday morning. More>>

3 Ocala teens arrested for allegedly using drugs on school roof

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The Marion County Sheriff's Office says three teenagers, 15-16 years old, were arrested on several charges after they were found on the roof school with drugs. More>>

Florida school board considers dress code for parents

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A Florida school board member wants parents who pick up their children to pick up their pants, too. More>>

Proposal to add photos to Social Security cards meets resistance

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While President Obama says the right to vote, "is threatened today in a way that it has not been since the Voting Rights Act became law,"it doesn't mean he's on board with a proposal coming from the left to add photos to Social Security cards for use as a form of voter ID. Former U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. and one-time Democratic Congressman Andrew Young has been promoting the concept, calling it, "an idea whose time may have come." Supporters include former Democratic Presidents J... More>>

Tributes planned to mark Boston Marathon bombing

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The anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombings promises to be a day of tributes to the three people who died, the more than 260 people who were hurt, and the first responders, doctors and nurses who helped them. More>>

Marion County man hit and killed by train

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The Marion County Sheriff's Office says a man was hit and killed by a train Monday morning. More>>

FWC officers continue search for dangerous bears after Lake Mary mauling Video included

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The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission or FWC is still hunting for dangerous bears after a bear mauled a Lake Mary woman over the weekend.
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John Young Parkway shut down after pedestrian is struck and killed

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Parts of John Young Parkway were closed around 9:30 p.m. on Monday after a pedestrian was struck and killed near 39th Street. More>>

Orlando woman prepares to head back to Boston for the marathon Video included

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Tuesday marks one year since two homemade bombs exploded at the finish line of the Boston Marathon.  It's a day permanently etched in Orlando runner Kelly Ferris Duckworth's mind. More>>

Kids Can Fish Too fishing gear stolen

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Kids Can Fish Too is reeling after more than 200 fishing rods and reels that were to be donated to children were stolen. John Baller runs the program. More>>

Deputies investigate double shooting at Orlando-area gas station

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Two men were shot and wounded in the parking lot of an Orlando-area gas station Monday evening.  Authorities say the suspected gunman is still at-large. More>>

Crews fight brush fire along Sand Lake Road

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Orange County firefighters have contained brush fire at Sand Lake Road and Kingspoint Parkway. More>>

New technology helps keep track and locate people living with dementia Video included

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There is something happening in this country that will drain tax dollars, worry families and even cost lives. As our population ages, the number of people living with dementia is soaring. But new technology could change things for them. More>>

Orlando Sentinel: Orlando to get third college football bowl game Video included

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The Orlando Sentinel is reporting that Orlando will host a third college football bowl game and that it will be played at the Citrus Bowl. More>>

New Orlando Police headquarters moves forward Video included

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The City of Orlando has picked a design firm for the new Orlando Police Department's headquarters and plans to move ahead with construction when they can. More>>

SpaceX delays station delivery launch Video included

With less than two hours remaining, the Space X company called off Monday's planned launch from Cape Canaveral. A new launch date was not set; the next attempt could be no earlier than Friday. More>>

Crash closes lanes on State Road 44

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A New Smyrna Beach man suffered serious injuries this morning after crashing his Suzuki pickup truck into the rear of a CMC Steel Fabricators flatbed tractor trailer. More>>

Gov. Scott now favors in-state tuition break for undocumented immigrants Video included

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Florida Governor Rick Scott visited with a group of Hispanic business leaders in Orlando on Monday and told them he supports the effort to give in-state tuition to undocumented immigrants. More>>

5 bears killed after Lake Mary woman attacked Video included

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Five bears were killed in a Lake Mary neighborhood where a woman was attacked Saturday night. More>>

Winter Park KinderCare hit-and-run suspect granted bond Video included

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The man accused of causing and fleeing the scene of an accident that killed one child and injured several others at a Winter Park day care went before a judge for the second time Monday morning. More>>

Crist delivers blistering attack of Scott

Former Gov. Charlie Crist is delivering a blistering attack on his successor as he aims to reclaim his former office. More>>

3 sentenced in Orlando for credit card fraud

Three men have been sentenced for credit card fraud in central Florida. More>>

Boyfriend of slain Daytona Beach woman found dead in Key West Video included

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Authorities say a suspect in the stabbing death of a Daytona Beach woman was found dead in Key West. More>>

Orange Co. Deputies searching for absconded sex offender

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The Orange County Sheriff's Office is asking for your help to track down a Juvenile Sex Offender. More>>

Marion Co. man arrested for ordering his dog to attack another dog

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The Marion County Sheriff's Office says they made an arrest for animal abuse after a man allegedly sent his dog to fight another dog Friday. More>>

UCF engineering students win first place in "Human Powered Vehicle Competition"

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On Saturday the University of Central Florida engineering team took first place in the speed trials for both the woman's and men's sections so the east coast ASME Human Powered Vehicle Competition. More>>

Murder suspect thought to be hiding in Orlando found in Lake City

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The Lake City Police Department says the suspect in a brutal murder was captured Sunday. More>>

Pistorius breaks down on stand in murder trial

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PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) -- A judge has temporarily adjourned the murder trial of Oscar Pistorius after the athlete started to sob while testifying about the moments before he killed girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp in his home last year. Chief prosecutor Gerrie Nel, who had accused the double-amputee runner of tailoring his account of events to fit the evidence, asked Pistorius on Monday what exactly he said as he moved toward the bathroom where he shot Steenkamp, who was behind a closed door ... More>>

Father of child injured in day care center crash speaks Video included

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Days after a car came crashing through the Winter Park KinderCare, killing one child and injuring about a dozen others, one of those kids, Kaleb Infante, is in stable condition at Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children. More>>

Orlando resident, Bubba Watson wins another green jacket at the Masters in Augusta

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Orlando's Bubba Watson's second Masters title was nothing like the green jacket he won two years ago. More>>

Man accused of attacking Sanford teen arrested

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Sanford police say they've arrested the man accused of attacking a teenage girl walking home from school on Friday. More>>

Corchado's attorney turned missing rental car over to FHP

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The car connected to the suspect accused of causing a deadly crash at an Orlando day care has been found. More>>

TD Bank robbery suspect flees before finishing the job

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A bank robbery suspect is still on the run in Central Florida.  Melbourne Police said they received the call for the bank robbery at TD Bank Saturday afternoon at 3:05 p.m. More>>

Maitland's flex bus is a flex 'bust'

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The City of Maitland opened its SunRail station but is still searching for a way to connect passengers to their final destination once service starts. More>>

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  • Giant ring appears around the sun

    Giant ring appears around the sun

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 1:07 PM EDT2014-04-16 17:07:16 GMT
    FOX 35 viewers sent in pictures from across Central Florida of the sun and a fascinating looking ring circling it.
    FOX 35 viewers sent in pictures from across Central Florida of the sun and a fascinating looking ring circling it.
  • Missing boy found inside claw machine

    Missing boy found inside claw machine

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 11:49 AM EDT2014-04-16 15:49:12 GMT
    Authorities say a toddler has been reunited with his mother after employees found him playing inside a claw crane machine at a Nebraska bowling alley.
    Authorities say a toddler has been reunited with his mother after employees found him playing inside a claw crane machine at a Nebraska bowling alley.
  • Fast food chain offers edible corsage for prom season

    Fast food chain offers edible corsage for prom season

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 10:29 AM EDT2014-04-16 14:29:06 GMT
    The fast good giant created the KFC drumstick corsage for prom goers across the country.
    The fast good giant created the KFC drumstick corsage for prom goers across the country.

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