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Suspected Orange Co. serial robber strikes again

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The Orange County Sheriff’s Office says a suspected serial armed robber struck another gas station early Wednesday morning.
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Deputies asking for help in locating missing teen

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Orange County sheriff's deputies need your help in locating a 16-year-old girl who has disappeared.
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One of two inmates who escaped work release program remains at-large

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Law enforcement officers continue to search for one of two inmates who escaped from the Florida Department of Corrections work release program. More>>

US, Europe impose tough new sanctions on Russia

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President Barack Obama has announced new economic sanctions against key sectors of the Russian economy in the latest move by the U.S. to force Russian President Vladimir Putin to end his support for Ukrainian rebels. More>>

Kansas man visiting Fla. missing for 3 weeks Video included

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A family is desperately pleading for help, looking for a loved one who disappeared after stopping in Central Florida while working at a new job. More>>

Your guide to Florida's back-to-school tax-free weekend

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With classes on the cusp of resuming, Florida's sales tax holiday returns this weekend. Here's what savvy back-to-school shoppers need to know about their 72-hour window to save about seven percent on clothes, school supplies, and computers. More>>

NCAA settles head-injury suit, will change rules

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The NCAA agreed on Tuesday to help athletes with head injuries in a proposed settlement of a class-action lawsuit that college sports' governing body touted as a major step forward but that critics say doesn't go... More>>

Kissimmee man arrested on child porn charges

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Osceola County Sheriff's detectives on Tuesday arrested a 44-year-old Kissimmee man on child pornography charges.  Robert Eppers faces five counts of promoting photo/movie sexual performance of a child.
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Volusia man fends off armed intruder

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David Diaz showed FOX 35 the damage done to his door as he struggled with an armed intruder early Monday morning at his West Taylor Road  DeLand home. More>>

Teen accused in early morning crime spree Video included

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A 16-year-old boy is behind bars, facing six felony burglary charges.   Orange County Sheriffs Detective Mike Young says deputies busted the the boy red-handed, 90 minutes into an early morning crime spree. More>>

Deputies: Child stable after being left inside hot car

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Deputies with the Orange County Sheriff's Office were called to Timber Creek Pediatrics in Avalon Park shortly after 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday in reference to a child left in a car. More>>

Orange County voters to decide if mayor's race should be partisan

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Orange County voters will decide in November whether or not the Orange County Mayor should be a partisan position, and whether or not the election for that position should only be held in presidential election years.
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House to vote on slimmed-down bill for border

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House Republicans unveiled a slimmed-down bill Tuesday to address the immigration crisis on the U.S.-Mexico border by sending in National Guard troops and speeding migrant youths back home. The election-year measure would... More>>

Crist wants more debates with Florida Gov. Scott

Florida Gov. Rick Scott and top Democratic rival Charlie Crist are not in agreement on the number of gubernatorial debates. More>>

Groups argue Florida must hold statewide election

A coalition challenging Florida's current congressional map argues that the state may have to hold statewide elections for two of its 27 congressional seats. More>>

Wet weather back in Central Florida

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After most of us saw a nice break in the rain yesterday, our shower and thunderstorm chances are on the way up as we head into the rest of your Tuesday.
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Study: 35 percent in US facing debt collectors

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More than 35 percent of Americans have debts and unpaid bills that have been reported to collection agencies, according to a study released Tuesday by the Urban Institute. More>>

One year anniversary of Blue Rhino plant explosion Video included

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It's been one year since the massive explosion at the Blue Rhino propane plant in Tavares.
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35% in US facing debt collectors

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WASHINGTON (AP) -- More than 35 percent of Americans have debts and unpaid bills that have been reported to collection agencies, according to a study released Tuesday by the Urban Institute. More>>

Crayola to open Orlando family attraction & store

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Tuesday was an exciting day at the Florida Mall with one major announcement from Crayola. More>>

Orange Co. deputies searching for possible serial robber Video included

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The Orange County Sheriff’s Office says it now believes at least three recent armed robberies may involve the same suspect. More>>

4 Rivers owner opens test kitchen to FOX 35 Video included

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Central Florida restaurant maven John Rivers will tell you he's not a chef, but rather, a cook. Fans of his 4Rivers Smokehouses and The Coop restaurant will tell you, Rivers is some kind of culinary mad scientist! More>>

Orlando residents could see increase in property taxes and other fees Video included

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Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer rolled out his budget for next year before the city council on Monday, and it includes a proposed 17 percent hike in property taxes.
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Crew finds skull at hospital construction site Video included

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Authorities at Florida Hospital DeLand said a human skull was found by a construction crew.  They are trying to determine where it came from but say the property is rich in history. More>>

Florida lawmaker wants to require students to watch film critical of President Obama

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A Florida lawmaker plans to propose a bill requiring local schools to show students the newly released documentary from conservative filmmaker and President Obama critic Dinesh D'Souza. More>>

State investigators looking into two more Sanford fires believed to be arson Video included

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It has been a stressful couple of weeks for residents living in the quaint historic neighborhoods in the shadows of Downtown Sanford. State investigators said fires at two homes along Palmetto Avenue, just hours apart late Saturday night and early Sunday morning, were intentionally set. More>>

Gay marriage case could head to Fla. Supreme Court

Attorneys for two Key West men challenging the state's ban on same sex marriage want the Florida Supreme Court to take up the case. More>>

Florida St law professor was killed in his car

Tallahassee Fire Department records show that a Florida State law professor killed earlier this month was found by a neighbor bleeding in his car with the driver's side window "bashed open." More>>

Winter Garden making way for 'Crooked Can' micro brewery and 'Plant Street Market' Video included

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Earlier this year, the Winter Garden City Commission approved $120,000 worth of incentives to lure new development on property at 426 West Plant Street.  On Monday, demolition began on some old apartment buildings that sit on that property, which will soon make way for a new bar and market that will include a micro brewery. More>>

OPD defends decision to launch smoke bombs into peaceful crowd Video included

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The Orlando Police Department is defending their decision to use smoke bombs to break up what has been described as a peaceful party over the weekend. More>>

Palm Coast teen recovering after lightning strike Video included

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A 19-year-old man from Palm Coast said he's lucky to be alive after being struck by lightning almost a week ago. More>>

The heat is on across Central Florida

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The heat is on for us as we kick off the workweek. Relief will be limited as rain chances for today will remain very low.
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Orlando based Darden Restaurants finalizes sale of Red Lobster

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Red Lobster wants to be seen as a purveyor of quality seafood, so it's getting rid of some of its promotional discounts and plating dishes higher like fancier restaurants. More>>

Florida voters approve of medical marijuana

Florida voters overwhelmingly support the idea of legalized medical marijuana according to a Quinnipiac University poll. More>>

Police, deputies deployed in riot gear to Parramore block party

Police, deputies deployed in riot gear to Parramore block party

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Cameras were rolling as officers and deputies walked the street in riot gear in Parramore on Saturday. But even with the massive police presence, no one was arrested. More>>

Armed gunman seen near apartments associated with UCF

Armed gunman seen near apartments associated with UCF Video included

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There's only a few weeks before school is back in session at the University of Central Florida, and right before more students are expected to flood the campus, many students who live in an apartment complex near the school dealt with a scare. More>>

Man found dead inside home, police investigate it as a homicide

Man found dead inside home, police investigate it as a homicide Video included

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Detectives with the Palm Bay Police Department spent all of Sunday morning investigating a homicide.
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Thousands of fish killed by red tide off Fla. coast

Thousands of fish killed by red tide off Fla. coast

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Florida wildlife officials say a large offshore fish kill in the northeast Gulf of Mexico is being caused by a red tide. More>>

Police searching for driver from crash involving fire truck

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Orlando police are looking for a driver after a crash involving a fire truck sent three people to the hospital. More>>

Infrared camera catches Keys sea turtle hatchlings

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A live-streaming webcam has recorded loggerhead sea turtle hatchlings emerging from a nest on a Florida Keys beach. More>>

2014 School Supply Stock Up Price List

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Dozens of animals at Hernando shelter find new homes

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Dozens of dogs and cats have found new homes in Hernando county. More>>

Suspected arsonist sets himself on fire

Suspected arsonist sets himself on fire Video included

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A suspected arsonist took aim at an apartment in South Daytona, but the man's plan went up in flames.
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Edgewater community hit by tornado come together to cleanup debris

Edgewater community hit by tornado come together to cleanup debris

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Clean up is underway for one community in Edgewater.  The area near Massey Ranch Airpark and the Wildwood subdivision was turned upside down Friday evening when an EF-1 tornado touched down there. More>>

Delta IV launch scrubbed for the fourth time

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United Launch Alliance (ULA) had to scrub the launch of the Delta IV rocket once again. More>>

Tornado damages Edgewater airport and neighborhood Video included

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A spokesperson with the National Weather Service has confirmed that a tornado touched down in the south part of Edgewater, flipping over two small planes at the Massey Ranch Airpark late Friday afternoon.  More>>

Orange County tow truck company owner arrested

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Orange County deputies say the owner of a tow truck company wrongly hauled away drivers cars and now that suspect now faces 29 counts of grand theft auto.  He's also charged with violating 60 county ordinances. More>>

UCF students give 6-year old robotic arm made with 3-D printer Video included

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Sometimes it takes an unselfish act to make you realize there is still an awful lot of good in this world.  A team of UCF students made the life of a 6-year-old Clermont boy immeasurably better this week. More>>

Citrus Bowl revamp over halfway completed Video included

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With 120 days remaining until the Florida Classic, officials are counting on the Citrus Bowl to be "game-ready" for the inaugural, post-renovation event held on Saturday, November 23.
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Florida judge overturns gay marriage ban

A Florida judge has overturned the state's ban on same-sex marriage in a ruling that applies to Miami-Dade County, agreeing with a judge in another county who made a similar ruling last week. More>>

Two people killed in Orange Co. crash

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The Florida Highway Patrol says two people were killed in car versus dump truck crash in Orange County Friday morning.
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Police seek clues in Ocala teen's murder Video included

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Ocala police are investigating after a 19-year-old man was shot and killed in the Spring Manor apartments Friday morning. More>>

Family seeks answers in loved one missing five months Video included

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The family of missing Marion County man Johnny Radabaugh Jr. is desperate for answers five months after the mentally challenged 48-year-old went missing. More>>

Are you a returnaholic? Stores tracking frequent returns Video included

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Are you an online shopper that takes advantage of free shipping knowing you can just return things for free, too? More>>

Deputies searching for missing disabled Osceola Co. man

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Osceola County Sheriff's deputies need the public's help in locating Fred Arthur Limpert, 62.
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Sea turtle released back into the ocean

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For Ashley the sea turtle, her journey has just started.
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Group wants voters to decide fate of Volusia Co. beach driving

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There’s a new push to let voters decide on making any changes to beach driving in Volusia County.
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15-year old boy shot in Pine Hills Video included

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The Orange County Sheriff’s Office says a 15-year old boy was shot in the back Friday morning. More>>

Brevard Co. deputies searching for missing teen

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The Brevard County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public’s help to find a missing 15-year old girl. More>>

Police: Lakeland phone thief duped by selfie app Video included

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Police in Lakeland say a woman stole someone's smartphone, but first she had to take a selfie.

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Pet Food Pantry a godsend for Orange County seniors Video included

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Many consider pets to be family. For some local seniors, that often means eating less so they have enough to feed their pets. But help is on the way.  Pet Alliance of Greater Orlando operates a "Pet Food Pantry," where about 30 volunteers deliver food and treats to around 100 seniors throughout Orange County.
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Feds cap fines for not buying health insurance

Federal officials have capped the amount of money scofflaws will be forced to pay if they don't buy insurance this year under the new health care law. More>>

Preparatory school sees drug testing of students as deterrent Video included

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It has been a year since Lake Highland Preparatory School in Orlando made national news with its drug policy.  Leaders of the private school decided to test all students in 7th through 12th grades.  If the students failed two drug tests, they were told they would be kicked out of the school. More>>

Magic sign 2nd-round pick Devyn Marble

The Orlando Magic will have all three of their draft picks in training camp following the signing of second-round pick Devyn Marble. More>>

Police: Thieves snatched dog from 86-year-old woman's yard Video included

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The dog's owner says she let the pup out in front of her home in the Gandy/Dale Mabry area when it happened. According to police, someone  in an older gold Honda stopped, lured the dog to the car, and took off. More>>

Doctor fired back at gunman in hospital attack Video included

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A psychiatrist who was grazed by gunfire from a patient at a suburban Philadelphia hospital Thursday helped stop the gunman by apparently using his own weapon to shoot and wound him, but not before a caseworker was killed, authorities said. More>>

Petitions urge AG Bondi to stop fight against same-sex marriage Video included

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More than 7,000 petitions were delivered to the Florida Attorney General's Office in Tallahassee on Thursday morning, urging Pam Bondi to stop the legal fight against same-sex marriage. More>>

Debary All Stars heading to World Series Video included

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Debary's U-16 Babe Ruth All Stars, a team made up of girls from a bunch of different, rival teams will be playing together at the World Series.
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Lynx wants $3M for 'super stop' bus stop

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Lynx has plans to build a $3 million bus stop, if they can get federal tax money to build it. The stop would be in the Pine Hills area of Orlando.
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Lightning lands man in hospital, sparks 2 fires Video included

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Lightning on Sand Key Beach landed one man in the hospital and sparked two small brush fires Thursday morning, Clearwater Fire Rescue officials said. More>>

Boy injured when bullet passes through hotel room wall

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Daytona Beach police officers are working with the State Attorney's Office to determine if they will charge a man who fired a gun inside his hotel room, injuring a child in an adjacent room.
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Three former lab monkeys find new home in Gainesville sanctuary

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Three monkeys have arrived at Jungle Friends Primate Sanctuary from Wooster College as the lab has permanently ended the use of primates in experimentation.
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Daytona Beach Police searching for brazen home burglars

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The Daytona Beach Police Department is asking for the public’s help to identify some suspected home burglars.
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Orlando father stabbed; suspect in custody

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The Orlando Police Department says a father was stabbed early Thursday morning.
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Bomb squad investigates suspicious bag near Westridge Middle School

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The Orange County Sheriff's Office has deployed its bomb squad to Westridge Middle School, where firefighters are investigating a suspicious bag near the school. More>>

Insurance tax to end in 2015

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The State of Florida says, beginning January 1, the charges on insurance bills to cover the hurricanes of 2004 and 2005 will end.
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Suspect in Orange Co. deputy-involved shooting confirmed dead Video included

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The Orange County Sheriff's Office says shots were fired on the 5300 block of Hawford Circle in Orange County Wednesday morning.  More>>

Arrest made in DeLand dognapping

Authorities have made an arrest in the snatching a red nose pit bull from a 7-year-old boy while they were out for a walk. More>>

One sent to ORMC after confrontation with gunman in Pine Hills

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Deputies say the victim was shot late Wednesday afternoon following a confrontation with a man along St. James Road.   The victim was taken to Orlando Regional Medical Center with non-life-threatening wounds.  More>>

Audit: NASA doesn't have the money for big rockets

Artist rendering of SLS rocket launch [Courtesy: NASA] Artist rendering of SLS rocket launch [Courtesy: NASA]

Federal auditors say NASA doesn't have enough money to start launching its new, $12 billion rocket program by the end of 2017 as planned. More>>

Appeal court won't unblock Florida gay marriage

A Florida appeals court will not overturn a judge's order that is blocking a Florida Keys gay couple from getting married.
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Authorities seek hit-and-run driver who struck and killed road worker Video included

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A hit-and-run driver killed a construction worker early Wednesday morning.  Lake County Police said a truck struck several traffic barrels, hitting 44-year-old Shelby Kenny Shull, propelling his body 80-feet away from the scene. More>>

Orlando restaurant's food cart stolen Video included

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Thieves stole more than $6,000 worth of equipment from behind the popular Orlando restaurant The Smiling Bison early Tuesday morning, according to a report from Orlando Police.  Co-owner Joshua Oakley knew something was wrong as soon as he pulled up to the back of the restaurant. More>>

DeLand home invasion suspects denied bond Video included

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Three people who were allegedly involved in a home invasion faced a judge on Wednesday. Two men are accused of acting and dressing like police, then tying up a DeLand couple and robbing them. The third person, a woman, allegedly helped buy the police gear. More>>

Teen recovering after barracuda shreds arm, chest Video included

A teenage boy is recovering after a 5-foot barracuda apparently jumped into his father's boat and slashed his arm and chest. More>>

ULA reschedules launch of Delta IV for Thursday Video included

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The launch of a United Launch Alliance Delta IV rocket, scheduled for Wednesday evening, was scrubbed due to an issue with the ground support equipment environmental control system that supports the launch vehicle, according to a spokesperson with ULA. More>>

Poll shows voters aren't happy with Crist or Scott Video included

A new poll shows that Florida voters aren't pleased with either Republican Gov. Rick Scott or former Gov. Charlie Crist, who is trying to win his job back. More>>

1 killed after stolen truck forced off road

Authorities say one person is dead and two others are seriously injured after a high-speed chase ended with a stolen pickup being forced off a north Florida highway. More>>

Tropical depression weakens to tropical wave

The U.S. National Hurricane Center says a tropical depression in the Atlantic has weakened to a tropical wave as it approaches the Lesser Antilles. More>>

Groups ask judge to move election and draw new map

A Florida judge is being asked to move election dates this fall and adopt new districts for Congress. More>>

Car crashes into 6-year-old boy on scooter

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A 6-year-old boy is in critical condition after riding his scooter into the street.it happened around 6 p.m. on N. 20th Street in the university area. Deputies say the driver tried to swerve to avoid hitting Yves Zamora but was unable to avoid running into him.
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Debate over travel restrictions to Israel Video included

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Laureen Galeoto made it back to Tampa just before the FAA insisted commercial airlines not fly to Ben Gurion airport in Tel Aviv. Many local Jews have friends and relatives there, and Galeoto is convinced many would join them if they could.


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Four days off: Mexican billionaire calls for three-day work week Video included

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How do you feel about this: a three-day work week? One of the richest men in the world says that's the way to go-- but there might be a small catch.
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Healthy Living House Calls: Skin Cancer Video included

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Florida Hospital General Surgeon, Dr. Alric Simmonds answered all of your questions about skin cancer. More>>

Direct flights between Orlando to Belfast in 2015

Air travelers soon will be able to fly directly between Orlando and Northern Ireland. More>>

Celebrate 45 years since man's first steps on moon

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Now's the time to get moonstruck. More>>

Death investigation underway for man found in Orange Co. wooded area

Death investigation underway for man found in Orange Co. wooded area Video included

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Orange County deputies are trying to find out why a man's body was dumped along the side of the road. They say it happened in the Dr. Phillips area. More>>

Second driver sought in fatal Orange Co. hit-and-run

Second driver sought in fatal Orange Co. hit-and-run Video included

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The Florida Highway Patrol says a 21-year-old Orlando woman is dead after being hit and killed by two drivers in Orange County. More>>

Teen hurt in skate park shooting

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A teen was shot during an argument in Pinellas County. More>>

Deputies search for shooter of 18-year-old victim found on doorstep

Deputies search for shooter of 18-year-old victim found on doorstep

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The Orange County Sheriff’s Office has identified a shooting victim found dead on a woman’s doorstep in the Tymberskan Apartments. More>>

3 people shot, 1 killed at Daytona Beach Bar Video included

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Police in Daytona Beach are searching for a suspect after three people were shot outside a Daytona Beach bar. More>>

Troopers search for hit-and-run driver who killed pedestrian

Troopers search for hit-and-run driver who killed pedestrian Video included

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The Florida Highway Patrol is investigating a hit-and-run crash that killed a 50-year-old man. More>>

3 people shot, 1 killed at Daytona Beach Bar

3 people shot, 1 killed at Daytona Beach Bar

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Police in Daytona Beach are searching for a suspect after three people were shot outside a Daytona Beach bar. More>>

Police release surveillance photo of bank robbery suspect

Police release surveillance photo of bank robbery suspect

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Daytona Beach police need the public’s help to identify a woman accused of robbing a bank. More>>

Obama: Plane shot down by missile, 1 American dead

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President Barack Obama said one American was among the nearly 300 killed in an disaster that could dramatically escalate the crisis in Ukraine. More>>

Florida Legislature asks judge to delay new map

Lawyers for the Florida Legislature and the state's election supervisors are asking a judge to delay any changes to the state's congressional districts until after the November elections. More>>

Ocala bans sagging pants on city-owned property

It's now illegal to wear low pants that expose underwear or bare buttocks in parts of Ocala. More>>

Ex-Miss Delaware sues to regain pageant title Video included

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A woman stripped of her Miss Delaware title last month for being too old is suing state pageant officials and the Miss America organization. In a lawsuit filed Tuesday, Amanda Longacre is seeking to be reinstated as Miss Delaware and to be allowed to compete in the Miss America pageant. More>>

House GOP to DC: Guns OK, pot dangerous

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The GOP-controlled House approved a spending bill Wednesday that would undo the District's strict gun-control laws and its law decriminalizing possession of small amounts of marijuana. More>>

Texas woman gets 18 years in prison for sending ricin to President Obama

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A Texas actress who sent ricin-laced letters to President Barack Obama and the New York mayor then tried to blame the crime on her soon-to-be ex-husband was sentenced to 18 years in prison on Wednesday. More>>

Where is the 'Balloon Boy' and his family now? Video included

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They claim to be the world's youngest heavy metal band. But their 11-year-old lead singer, Falcon Heene, has already been as famous as a rock star. Back in 2009, he was known to some as “Balloon Boy.” More>>

Two dogs lost in Holiday house fire

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Firefighters arrived to a burning home just minutes after hearing it caught fire, but that was still too late for two dogs trapped inside.  More>>

Man's Remains Identified After Family Sees 3-D Reconstruction Photos

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A family has made a positive identification of a man whose remains were found in 2012 in a wooded area in Dover.

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Florida teachers challenge voucher expansion

A Lee County social studies teacher and the state's main teachers union are filing a lawsuit to block a significant expansion of a private school voucher program. More>>

Commercial shipment arrives at space station

The International Space Station has accepted a fresh delivery of goods. More>>

Hearing set in Justin Bieber's Fla. DUI case

A hearing will be held to determine whether Justin Bieber will be tried on charges of driving under the influence and resisting arrest. More>>

Fewer kids playing baseball, numbers show Video included

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Are line drives for losers? Is baseball boring? The Sports and Fitness Industry Association says that participation in many sports is falling, but their numbers show that participation in baseball is falling at twice the rate of basketball and soccer. More>>

Rain hits parts of Central Florida

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Shower and thunderstorm chances remain elevated for the p.m. time frame on this Tuesday.
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GOP: No appeal on Florida congressional map ruling

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Republican leaders of Florida's Legislature say they will not appeal a ruling that found the state's map for congressional districts unconstitutional. More>>

Tampa teen beaten in Israel set to return home this week

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The teenager from Tampa who was brutally beaten by Israeli police has a flight home booked later this week, which will mark the end of his nine-day house arrest, his family said Monday.Tariq Abu Khdeir, 15, has been on house arrest since he was handcuffed and beaten by officers a little more than a week ago. More>>

Winter Park leaders vote to rename Fleet Peeples Park

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Winter Park city leaders have voted unanimously to change the name of a popular dog park.  Fleet Peeples Park will go back to its original name of Lake Baldwin Park. More>>

Two police officers lose jobs after reported ties to KKK surface Video included

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Two police officers in central Florida are no longer with their department after a report tied them to the Ku Klux Klan. Fruitland Park City Manager Gary La Venia said Monday that Deputy Chief David Borst resigned and Officer George Hunnewell was fired last week. More>>

2 Fla. officers leave after ties to KKK surface Video included

Two police officers in central Florida are no longer with their department after a report tied them to the Ku Klux Klan. More>>

Man found dead under lawn mower

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Authorities say a 68-year-old Volusia County man is dead after being trapped under a riding lawn mower that apparently fell off the back of a trailer while he was sitting on it. More>>

Airbus files patent for bicycle-style airline seats

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It seems like a never-ending debate: How many people can airlines squeeze onto a passenger jet? Well, it looks like you can hike those numbers if you get rid of those bulky padded seats. More>>

Orange Co. hiring school crossing guards

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The Orange County Sheriff’s Office is looking for more crossing guards for the upcoming school year.
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Deputies search for men accused of trying to rob elderly couple in Ocala

Deputies search for men accused of trying to rob elderly couple in Ocala

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Deputies in Marion County need your help catching two men who they say tried to rob an elderly couple at a gas station in Ocala. It all happened at the Kangaroo gas station off Highway 441 around noon on Sunday. More>>

Deputies search for gas station shooter in Orange Co.

Deputies search for gas station shooter in Orange Co.

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A shooter is on the run after Orange County Sheriff's deputies say he opened fire at a Kangaroo Express gas station. One person was shot and was taken to the hospital. More>>

Democrat Nan Rich calls on Charlie Crist to debate

Democratic gubernatorial hopeful Nan Rich is touting her liberal credentials and questioning rival Charlie Crist's credibility as she fights for her party's nomination. More>>

Firefighters respond to partial building collapse at Orlando car dealership Video included

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Orange County firefighters responded to a partial building collapse at a car dealership on Orange Blossom Trail on Thursday afternoon. All of the occupants at Massey Cadillac made it out of the building safely, officials say. More>>

Marine Sgt. Tahmooressi to get day in court

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On his 101st day in captivity in Mexico, Marine Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi will finally get his day in court Wednesday before a federal judge in Tijuana. More>>

Public defenders fired for anti-Arab online posts

Two South Florida public defenders have lost their jobs after derogatory remarks about Palestinians appeared on their Facebook pages. More>>

Sanford veterans seek recognition Video included

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Some Florida veterans hope to gain recognition for their heroic service during the Vietnam War era. The Navy Enlisted Bombardier Navigators were based in Sanford and flew missions over Vietnam. They navigated for flights, first in prop planes and then in vigilante jets. The vigilante jet was introduced as a nuclear bomber in 1961 and was later used for reconnaissance flights over Vietnam. The group wants a simple plaque or display at the National Naval Aviation Museum in Pensacola, but the m... More>>

Good Samaritans help deputy tackle accused burglar Video included

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It was like any other Monday afternoon walking the dog for a 46-year-old Orange County man who suddenly heard someone screaming. More>>

Lightning being blamed for Sanford house fire

Lightning being blamed for Sanford house fire Video included

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Lightning hit a Sanford home Tuesday night, causing a major fire in the attic. More>>

Defense Attorney Cheney Mason writes book about Casey Anthony

Defense Attorney Cheney Mason writes book about Casey Anthony Video included

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It's officially been released, the third official book written by one of the key players in the Casey Anthony case. More>>

Jailed U.S. marine to go before judge in Mexican court

Jailed U.S. marine to go before judge in Mexican court

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Fox News reports on his 101st day in captivity in Mexico, Marine Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi will finally get his day in court Wednesday before a federal judge in Tijuana. More>>

“Drone” degrees offered at Embry-Riddle

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Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University now offers "drone" degree programs in Daytona Beach. More>>

Man stabbed near mini golf course; search for suspect underway

Man stabbed near mini golf course; search for suspect underway Video included

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Orange County Sheriff’s deputies are searching for a suspect they say stabbed a mean near a miniature golf course in Orlando. More>>

Deputies: Woman missing part of ear after dog attack

Deputies: Woman missing part of ear after dog attack

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An Orlando woman was brutally attacked by her own dog, according to Orlando Fire Rescue. More>>

Orange Co. man set on fire speaks out

Orange Co. man set on fire speaks out Video included

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An Apopka man is locked up for setting another man on fire. Orange County Sheriff’s deputies said Vincent Moore poured gasoline all over the victim Sunday, then lit him up. More>>

Man accused of arson in alleged domestic dispute; homeowners speak out

Man accused of arson in alleged domestic dispute; homeowners speak out Video included

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A 28-year-old man is in the Orange County Jail facing arson charges, and the State Fire Marshal believes it all stems from a domestic dispute. More>>

Healthy Living House Calls: Hip Pain Video included

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Florida Hospital Orthopedic Surgeon Dr. Juan Agudelo answered all your questions about hip pain.
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Wet weather continues across Central Florida

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Our stormy in the p.m. pattern continues as we kick off the work week.
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Will US cyborgs be the next to deploy?

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A new cyborg – part machine and part biological muscle – has taken its first steps. University of Illinois researchers, in a report published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Science, say their tiny new creature is the first robot that uses live muscle for power. The researchers, with funding from the National Science Foundation, have created a muscle-powered biological machine that can be controlled with an electric current. It could lead to a new generation of biologi... More>>

Warrants released in case of father accused in son's death Video included

The day after a judge denied bond for Justin Ross Harris, authorities released more documents outlining evidence in the murder case against him for the death of his 22-month-old son in a hot car. More>>

I Hid The Cash launches social media hunt Video included

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Keep your phones and computers nearby - the cash scavenger hunt is going virtual! The man behind the I Hid The Cash (IHidTheCash) on Twitter started a social media hunt.
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No. 43 Aric Almirola wins Coke Zero 400

No. 43 Aric Almirola wins Coke Zero 400

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The famed No. 43 was back in Daytona International Speedway’s Victory Lane thanks to Aric Almirola’s rain-shortened win in the 56th Annual Coke Zero 400. More>>

Deputies find disabled veteran's stolen motorcycle Video included

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Hillsborough County deputies have good news for the disabled veteran who had his custom motorcycle stolen last month. Deputies spotted it in the Thonotosassa area, and ended up arresting two people and recovering the bike.
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Police: Gang of young, would-be burglars thwarted by off-duty officer and wife Video included

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Seven Palm Bay teenagers, between the ages of 16 and 12, were arrested last Friday for attempting to break into cars along Massini Ave, according to a recently released arrest report. More>>

Firefighters battle truck fires at Orlando distribution center Video included

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Authorities in Seminole County are investigating four separate fires which they say may be connected.  Each fire was set in close proximity to the others in the early hours of Thursday morning.  Fire officials have confirmed that at least two of the fires are the result of arson. More>>

The first Floridian to join the Lightning? Video included

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Clay Witt is home, back on his ice living out a dream at the Tampa Bay Lightning's Development Camp.Witt is the first Floridian and Brandon native to earn a chance to wear a Lightning jersey. More>>

Organizers keeping an eye on TS Arthur while prepping for 4th celebration

Mayor Marty Walsh said he wasn't ruling out the possibility of moving Boston's 4th of July celebrations to Thursday to avoid Tropical Storm Arthur. More>>

Target asks customers to leave firearms at home

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Target is "respectfully" asking its customers to not bring firearms into its stores, even where it is allowed by law. More>>

Romney insists he won't be a candidate in 2016

Returning to the same New Hampshire farm where he launched his last presidential campaign, Mitt Romney on Wednesday insisted he would not pursue a third White House bid but called on voters to punish President Barack Obama by giving Republicans the Senate majority this fall. More>>

CDC: Florida's pill mill deaths see significant drop Video included

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A Center for Disease Control (CDC) report shows more than a 50 percent drop in the state’s prescription overdose deaths between 2010 and 2012.  More>>

Commissioners, Judge Jenkins debate inmate video visitation Video included

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Dallas County is looking at a controversial plan to save money on visitation at the Dallas County Jail. Commissioners are for it, but county Judge Clay Jenkins doesn't like the profit margin built in for the company who has presented a plan to Dallas County.
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911 tape released: witness believes operator mishandled call Video included

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A man claims a 911 operator got into a debate with him over the phone when he saw a woman getting carjacked and FOX 5 has the 911 tape from the incident. More>>

Suspension stands for boy in Pop-Tart gun case

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A hearing examiner has affirmed the suspension of a Maryland boy who chewed his breakfast pastry into the shape of a gun. More>>

Reports: Pistorius not mentally ill during killing Video included

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A panel of mental health experts has concluded that Oscar Pistorius was not suffering from a mental illness when he killed girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp in his home last year, the chief prosecutor at the athlete's murder trial said Monday.
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Miracle baby beats the odds, turns 1

Miracle baby beats the odds, turns 1 Video included

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A baby born with a 30 percent chance of survival beats the odds and celebrates his first birthday. Connor Sorensen was born at 24 weeks last June and only weighed 14 oz. He’s the smallest baby ever born at Florida Hospital in Orlando. More>>

Ex-Miss Florida comments on the crown confusion

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Elizabeth Fechtel was crowned Miss Florida last Saturday night in St. Petersburg. She went on a week-long celebration tour, with several media events. The only problem: She actually didn't win.

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Sarasota woman convicted of step-daughter's murder Video included

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It took jurors only a few hours to convict a Sarasota woman in the murder of her autistic step-daughter Friday. Misti Stoddard was found guilty in the 2012 murder of 11-year-old Melissa following a week-long trial. More>>

Father, stepmother could face charges after missing boy found alive in basement

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Authorities are taking a closer look at the father and stepmother of the 12-year-old boy who was found alive in his basement after being reported missing for nearly two weeks.
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Driver crashes into Walmart produce section

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A cleanup is underway at a Walmart in South Pasadena Thursday after a driver crashed right into the produce section at the front of the store. More>>

Vatican: Many Catholics ignore teachings on sex

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VATICAN CITY (AP) -- The Vatican is admitting many Catholics around the world reject its teachings about sex issues like artificial contraception as an intrusion into their private lives, and are ignorant of other core doctrines about marriage, divorce and homosexuality. The Vatican blamed its own priests for much of the problem. It says they simply aren't doing a good enough job educating the faithful about essential church teachings and helping out families when they run into trouble. The ... More>>

US head coach excuses fans from work for World Cup match

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Want to watch the U.S. vs Germany World Cup match, but have to work? U.S. Head Coach Jürgen Klinsmann has you covered.  More>>

Investigation into dog deaths, 20 dogs die at boarding facility Video included

Some of the dog owners who lost their dogs in a tragedy in Gilbert say they were lied to and misled by the kennel's owners.They say they paid $20 a day and were told this was a free range facility where only six dogs were housed at a time. More>>

MTV bringing 'TRL' back for 1 day with Ariana Grande

Pop Stars like NSYNC made TRL a cultural hit with teenagers in the late 1990s and early 2000s. Pop Stars like NSYNC made TRL a cultural hit with teenagers in the late 1990s and early 2000s.
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The network announced Wednesday it will bring back the series on July 2. Grande has the No. 2 song in the country with the saxophone-laced "Problem." More>>

Palm Bay detectives searching for suspected bank robber

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Police say the suspect walked into the bank off Malabar Road with a large envelope and approached a teller and demanded cash. Investigators say the suspect also implied he had a weapon. More>>

AZ Teen Rescued From Quarry

A valley teen was rescued after being trapped on a steep, rocky hill on Monday night. More>>

Hernandez's Boston murder trial set for May 2015

A judge has tentatively scheduled former New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez to stand trial next year in May on murder charges in the 2012 drive-by slayings of two men. More>>

Evidence in I-4 shooting includes photos, chilling calls Video included

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Fred Turner's final words were recorded on his chilling call to 911 as he sped down I-4 back in June of 2013: "I have no idea who this guy is, and I know I didn't do anything to upset him like cut in front of him." More>>

Starbucks hikes up prices on drinks, bagged coffee Video included

Starbucks is raising prices on some of its drinks by 5 cents to 20 cents starting Tuesday, and customers can also soon expect to pay $1 more for the packaged coffee it sells in supermarkets. More>>

Magna Carta to be featured in Museum of Fine Arts exhibit

A special exhibit featuring only one of four surviving copies of the original Magna Carta will begin just days before the Fourth of July celebrations in Boston. More>>

Motion to vacate special security measures denied in Tsarnaev case

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A judge has officially ruled on several motions put forward by lawyers for accused Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. More>>

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    Westwood Broken Water Main Shut Off; Sunset Blvd Remains Closed

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    [PHOTO GALLERY] Officials say a broken water pipe that flooded parts of the UCLA campus has been shut off after releasing millions of gallons of water.
  • Michigan girl mauled by raccoon receives wave of support

    Michigan girl mauled by raccoon receives wave of support

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  • Man bikes 900 miles to help Georgia girl

    Man bikes 900 miles to help Georgia girl

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    Ten time Ironman, Dave Nazaroff recently rode 900 miles on his bicycle...from Nyack, New York...to Georgia. He didn't do it to get in shape, or to win a competition; he did it to raise money for a 11 year old Callie Truelove in Gainesville, Georgia.
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    Detroit soccer team to compete for homeless world cup in New York

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 9:03 PM EDT2014-07-30 01:03:06 GMT
    "Soccer's real popular right now, people are playing that have never played before," said Reginald Ikard. "It's a blessing, we're going to represent and try to win." Ikard is talking about his soccer team going to New York, representing Detroit with his teammates, all of whom used to be homeless.Sheilah Clay is president and CEO of the Neighborhood Service Organization."They didn't know anything about this, so it was an overwhelming thought of 'you want us to compete as a team and play in New...
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  • Palm Coast teen recovering after lightning strike

    Palm Coast teen recovering after lightning strike

    Monday, July 28 2014 5:06 PM EDT2014-07-28 21:06:40 GMT
    A 19-year-old man from Palm Coast said he's lucky to be alive after being struck by lightning almost a week ago.
    A 19-year-old man from Palm Coast said he's lucky to be alive after being struck by lightning almost a week ago.
  • Young At Heart: 14 Life-long Friends Giving New Meaning to 'Senior Week'

    Young At Heart: 14 Life-long Friends Giving New Meaning to 'Senior Week'

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    A group of women originally from Delaware County are giving new meaning to 'Senior Week.'

    A group of women originally from Delaware County are giving new meaning to 'Senior Week.'

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  • Michigan girl mauled by raccoon receives wave of support

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    She told us all she wanted was to wear earrings -- and now she's got a lot of options. We'll show you how Charlotte is healing after surgery to replace her ear... and how you've made a difference. Her story includes a tragic accident, but also a tremendous outpouring of support. The 12-year-old girl from western Michigan who was attacked by a raccoon, shows us how the generosity of others is helping her heal. "This is all the jewelry people sent me," she said. Dozens of pairs of earrings and ...
  • WATCH: Trailer For Batkid's Documentary

    WATCH: Trailer For Batkid's Documentary

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 5:59 PM EDT2014-07-29 21:59:40 GMT
    You may remember Batkid fighting crime on the streets of San Francisco and warming the hearts of many back in November. Well, now Batkid is set to star in a documentary. 
    You may remember Batkid fighting crime on the streets of San Francisco and warming the hearts of many back in November. Well, now Batkid is set to star in a documentary. 

  • Winter Garden making way for 'Crooked Can' micro brewery and 'Plant Street Market'

    Winter Garden making way for 'Crooked Can' micro brewery and 'Plant Street Market'

    Monday, July 28 2014 6:13 PM EDT2014-07-28 22:13:57 GMT
    Earlier this year, the Winter Garden City Commission approved $120,000 worth of incentives to lure new development on property at 426 West Plant Street.  On Monday, demolition began on some old apartment buildings that sit on that property, which will soon make way for a new bar and market that will include a micro brewery.
    Earlier this year, the Winter Garden City Commission approved $120,000 worth of incentives to lure new development on property at 426 West Plant Street.  On Monday, demolition began on some old apartment buildings that sit on that property, which will soon make way for a new bar and market that will include a micro brewery.

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  • Rabe, Wolcott, Bidart among winners of PEN awards

    Rabe, Wolcott, Bidart among winners of PEN awards

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 9:16 AM EDT2014-07-30 13:16:37 GMT
    Playwright David Rabe, journalist and critic James Wolcott and poet Frank Bidart are among this year's winners of awards given out by the PEN American Center, the literary and human rights organization.
    Playwright David Rabe, journalist and critic James Wolcott and poet Frank Bidart are among this year's winners of awards given out by the PEN American Center, the literary and human rights organization.
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    A New York man who stole millions of dollars from clients by falsely promising to book performances by world-famous recording artists like Rihanna, Lady Gaga and Justin Bieber has been sentenced to five to 10 years in prison.
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