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Daytona Beach police searching for escaped, handcuffed man

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The search is on for a man who authorities say is armed and dangerous.
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Police: 1 dead in five-car crash on I-4 in Orlando

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One person is dead after a five-car crash on Interstate 4 this morning.
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Ocala mom, baby expected to recover after shots fired into home Video included

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A mother and her infant are recovering after both were shot while inside their Ocala home. More>>

Two injured in accidental shooting at Casselberry gun range

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Casselberry police say two men were involved in an accidental shooting at the Shoot Straight gun range and store on S.R. 17-92 on Sunday. More>>

Grayson on ISIS: Let Muslim army fight Video included

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Congressman Alan Grayson, (D) Orlando, is asking seven Muslim countries to send soldiers to Iraq to fight ISIS. More>>

Deputies: 4-year-old boy back at home after wandering off

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A happy ending for a child found wandering near a busy roadway in Brevard County. More>>

Florida-filmed documentary shares hope for PTSD sufferers Video included

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An award-winning documentary shot in Florida is showing how an unlikely friendship helped a veteran suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder find peace. More>>

Boca Raton teen bitten by shark at New Smyrna Beach

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Volusia County Beach patrol officials say a teen was bitten by a shark in New Smyrna Beach on Sunday. More>>

Marion Co. inmate dies while in custody

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An inmate in Marion County has died while in custody, according to detectives. Investigators say Mark Beekman, 48, was found dead on Saturday. More>>

Strong rip currents and soft sand on Labor Day weekend

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Dozens of people were rescued in Volusia County beaches due to rip currents. Soft sand is also creating some trouble spots for drivers. More>>

Police looking for suspect of machete attack

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Holly Hill Police are looking for the suspect of an alleged machete attack that left one man severely wounded. More>>

Coast Guard repatriates Cuban, Haitian migrants

The U.S. Coast Guard has repatriated 86 migrants it says were illegally migrating from Cuba and Haiti. More>>

Volusia deputies investigating 7-Eleven armed robbery

Volusia deputies investigating 7-Eleven armed robbery

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The Volusia County Sheriff's Office is investigating an armed robbery that occurred at a 7-Eleven store. More>>

Florida-Idaho game postponed after lightning, rain

Florida will have to wait at least another week to try to end a seven-game losing streak. More>>

Volusia Co. motorcycle club raises money for jailed marine Video included

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The Leathernecks Marine Corp Motorcycle Club of Central Florida is rallying for jailed Marine Sergeant Andrew Tahmooressi. More>>

Last second heartbreak for UCF at Croke Park

With a little more than a minute left, it looked like Irish eyes were smiling on the UCF Knights in the Croke Park Classic against Penn State. More>>

FHP: two dead, six injured in I-95 crash

FHP: two dead, six injured in I-95 crash

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The Florida Highway Patrol is currently investigating a fatal crash on Interstate 95. More>>

Deputies: man shot while driving in Orlando

Deputies: man shot while driving in Orlando

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A man is in the hospital Saturday morning after being shot while driving in Orlando. More>>

Coalition appeals ruling on new map for Congress

A coalition challenging Florida's congressional districts is taking its legal challenge to an appeals court. More>>

Water woes at Paisley Fire House Video included

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When we showed up at the Paisley Firehouse in Lake County on Friday, water in the faucets ran clear, but all you have to do is take a look at the toilet bowl, and you can see the water from earlier in the day ran murky. More>>

Deputies: Pit bull attacked owners in home

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Orange County deputies responded to a home late Friday over reports that a pit bull had became aggressive toward its owners. More>>

Oviedo retires jersey worn by Blake Bortles Video included

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Oviedo High School's season opener against Lake Brantley took on a special meaning with Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback, and former Oviedo Lion, Blake Bortles in attendance as the school retired his jersey number.
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Gov. Scott reacts to Lee County school board opting out of Common Core Video included

Florida Gov. Rick Scott was in Orlando on Friday as part of an education tour, a day after one Florida county chose to opt out of all statewide, standardized testing. More>>

Water moccasin bites Osceola County girl

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A six-year-old Osceola girl is in Nemours Children's Hospital after she was bitten by a venomous snake in her back yard. The snake was identified as a water moccasin, or cottonmouth, by Osceola County Animal Control. More>>

Police: SunRail struck person found dead on train tracks in Sanford Video included

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Investigators have concluded that person found dead on the railroad tracks west of Riverview Avenue Friday morning was struck by a SunRail train around 10 o'clock Thursday night, according to a Sanford Police Department Spokesman. More>>

Online posts show ISIS eyeing Mexican border, says law enforcement bulletin Video included

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FoxNews.com is reporting that a Texas law enforcement bulletin sent out this week has raised concerns that Islamic State militants have shown interest in crossing over the U.S.-Mexico border to carry out a terrorist attack in America. More>>

Fort Hood shooter says he wants to join Islamic state

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The convicted shooter in the Fort Hood massacre has written a letter to the leader of the Islamic State saying he wants to become a "citizen" of the caliphate, in the latest example of the terror group's reach inside the U.S. More>>

President Obama under fire for admitting "no strategy yet" for ISIS

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President Obama is facing intense criticism for admitting Thursday "we don't have a strategy yet" for dealing with Islamic State militants in Syria, despite warnings from top military advisers and others that the group must be confronted on that side of the border. More>>

Orange Co. SWAT team shoots and kills armed suspect Video included

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Two swat members of the Orange County Sheriff's Office shot and killed a 33-year old man on 25th street in Orlando after they say the man pointed a gun at them and ignored orders to drop the weapon Friday.
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Attorney Jose Baez seeks justice for Alex Zaldivar's family Video included

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Alex Zaldivar would have turned 21 this week.  On September 12, 2012, just hours before he was set to testify in court as a victim and witness in a home invasion case against Bessamin Okafor, he and his two roommates were shot in their Ocoee home.  Alex died, the two roommates severely injured. 
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Two men allegedly rob Orange Co. 7-Eleven at gunpoint

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The Orange County Sheriff's Office says two suspects allegedly robbed a 7-Eleven store at gunpoint early Friday morning.
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Tsarnaev sister charged after allegedly threatening boyfriend's ex with bomb Video included

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Sister of marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was charged with aggravated harassment Wednesday after allegedly threatening the mother of her boyfriend's kids. More>>

Judd, Morgan meet at forum on medical marijuana Video included

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Two of central Florida's most high-profile public figures met for a forum on one of the state's hottest political debates Thursday night in Lakeland. More>>

Teen arrested in violent Ocoee purse snatching Video included

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Ocoee Police have made an arrest in a violent purse snatching of a grandmother.  The incident was captured on surveillance just over two weeks ago.
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Florida court won't delay gay marriage appeals

A Miami-based appeals court has rejected Attorney General Pam Bondi's request that two gay marriage cases be delayed until the U.S. Supreme Court decides the issue nationally. More>>

Titusville youth pastor arrested on child pornography charges

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The Florida Department of Law Enforcement on Thursday arrested a Titusville man on 10 counts of possession of child pornography. More>>

Suspects sought in brutal Longwood baseball bat attack Video included

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The Seminole County Sheriff's Office is investigating a brutal attack outside a Longwood restaurant. More>>

Off-duty Leesburg police officers help blind man

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Sgt. Kim Stewart has worked for the Leesburg Police Department for more than 20 years. This past weekend, instead of rounding up bad guys, she gathered a dozen fellow officers and helped clean up a blind man's yard.
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Overturned truck blocks southbound lanes or OBT

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An overturned truck has blocked southbound lanes of Orange Blossom Trail at Lee Road.  Traffic is being diverted onto John Young Parkway and Lee Road. More>>

Florida Democrats hold unity rallies Video included

Florida Democrats promised to win the races for governor and attorney general through grassroots efforts, even if they are at a fundraising disadvantage. More>>

Florida teachers union, others sue voucher program

Florida's teachers union along with the NAACP and organizations representing school boards and school officials are suing over the state's largest private school voucher program. More>>

Florida Supreme Court rules in favor of FPL

The Florida Supreme Court is upholding a rate increase by the state's largest utility. More>>

Social media savings lives locally Video included

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Orlando isn't just known for its theme parks any more. More and more people are flying to Florida for its hospitals.
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Mobile home parks booming in Central Florida Video included

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Business is "moving in" big time in Central Florida, but not from mansions or conventional homes.
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Daytona Beach Police Chief caught with gun at OIA

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Daytona Beach Police Chief Michael Chitwood is owning up to a big mistake, after Orlando Police found a handgun in his carry-on bag last week, before he boarded a flight at Orlando International Airport. More>>

Dad acquitted in slaying of driver who killed sons

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A jury on Wednesday acquitted a southeast Texas man of murder in the fatal shooting of a drunken driver who had just caused an accident that killed the man's two sons. More>>

Suspect allegedly attempts to abduct 11-year old boy outside public library

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The Ocoee Police Department says a man attempted to abduct an 11-year old boy outside a public library Monday. More>>

Seminole Co. Deputy involved in patrol car crash

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The Seminole County Sheriff's Office says a deputy was involved in a patrol car crash early Thursday morning.
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CDC worker under surveillance for Ebola

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Officials with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced Wednesday that one of their staff members has returned from West Africa after low-risk exposure to the Ebola virus.
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Police: Man Kills Wife At Hospital; Son Found Dead In Home Video included

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Authorities say a man shot and killed his wife, then shot himself at a New Jersey hospital around 9:25 a.m. on Wednesday morning. More>>

Woman defies odds, learns to walk again after spinal cord injury Video included

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A fall during a cheerleading stunt left her in a wheelchair with a spinal cord injury, but now a young woman from Apopka has learned how to walk again. More>>

Two arrested, one sought in Daytona Beach crash Video included

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A dramatic crash in Daytona Beach on Wednesday was a result of drag racing, police officers say, with the cars traveling at an estimated 80 miles per hour.
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Rollins College hotel generating scholarship money

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A hotel built by a private college is making some big bucks for education. As guests check into the Alfond Inn in Winter Park, money from the stay goes towards a scholarship program for students at Rollins College. 
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Fundraiser held for victim in shooting outside Orlando club

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A fundraiser took place for a young woman who was shot and killed at an Orlando bar. Her co-workers are trying to raise money for her funeral expenses. More>>

Company wants to build massive marijuana operation in Lake Wales Video included

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A company called GrowHealthy just bought an old mattress factory in Lake Wales that has been vacant for years -- with high hopes. It wants to grow marijuana in it. More>>

Woman thinks racial slur on vacant home was meant for her Video included

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An Orange City woman tells deputies that she walked out of her home and saw a racial slur painted on a vacant home next door on 6th Street. 
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JetBlue expanding Orlando training facility Video included

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New-York based JetBlue Airways is building on its state of the art training facility in Orlando beside the airport.  Company officials said the approximately $40 million dollar investment has helped solidify their role in the city. More>>

Shooting death of instructor by 9-year-old girl stirs debate over guns Video included

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The accidental shooting death of a firing-range instructor by a 9-year-old girl with an Uzi has set off a powerful debate over youngsters and guns, with many people wondering what sort of parents would let a child handle a submachine gun. More>>

Ex-Expressway board member guilty of bribery Video included

A former Orlando-Orange County Expressway Authority board member has been found guilty of offering a multi-million dollar agency contract to a consultant on the condition that his friends were also hired. More>>

New app helps fight neighborhood crime Video included

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How well do you know your neighbors? How well do you know what's going on in your neighborhood?
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Construction of Citrus Bowl plaza deck well underway Video included

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Officials showed construction at the Citrus Bowl is well underway Wednesday.
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Seminole County and Orlando City reach agreement on soccer training center

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Seminole County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday voted unanimously 5-0 in support of an agreement which secures Orlando City Soccer Club's newest training facility within the County's Lake Sylvan Park complex. More>>

Journalist held captive in Syria arrives in US Video included

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Journalist Peter Theo Curtis returned home to the United States on Tuesday, two days after being freed by a Syrian extremist group that held him hostage for 22 months, his family said. More>>

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  • Water moccasin bites Osceola County girl

    Water moccasin bites Osceola County girl

    Friday, August 29 2014 6:18 PM EDT2014-08-29 22:18:33 GMT
    A six-year-old Osceola girl is in Nemours Children's Hospital after she was bitten by a venomous snake in her back yard. The snake was identified as a water moccasin, or cottonmouth, by Osceola County Animal Control.
    A six-year-old Osceola girl is in Nemours Children's Hospital after she was bitten by a venomous snake in her back yard. The snake was identified as a water moccasin, or cottonmouth, by Osceola County Animal Control.
  • Judd, Morgan meet at forum on medical marijuana

    Judd, Morgan meet at forum on medical marijuana

    Thursday, August 28 2014 9:45 PM EDT2014-08-29 01:45:17 GMT
    Two of central Florida's most high-profile public figures met for a forum on one of the state's hottest political debates Thursday night in Lakeland.
    Two of central Florida's most high-profile public figures met for a forum on one of the state's hottest political debates Thursday night in Lakeland.
  • Off-duty Leesburg police officers help blind man

    Off-duty Leesburg police officers help blind man

    Thursday, August 28 2014 8:25 PM EDT2014-08-29 00:25:33 GMT
    Sgt. Kim Stewart has worked for the Leesburg Police Department for more than 20 years. This past weekend, instead of rounding up bad guys, she gathered a dozen fellow officers and helped clean up a blind man's yard.
    Sgt. Kim Stewart has worked for the Leesburg Police Department for more than 20 years. This past weekend, instead of rounding up bad guys, she gathered a dozen fellow officers and helped clean up a blind man's yard.
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  • Spain orders custody for parents of ill UK boy

    Spain orders custody for parents of ill UK boy

    Monday, September 1 2014 9:41 AM EDT2014-09-01 13:41:04 GMT
    A Spanish judge will open proceedings on whether to extradite to Britain the parents of a 5-year-old boy with a brain tumor they took abroad against doctors' advice.
    The grandmother of a 5-year-old British boy with a severe brain tumor accused U.K. authorities on Monday of cruelty for seeking an arrest warrant and pursuing the family abroad after his parents removed him from a British...
  • Protesters briefly storm Pakistan state TV station

    Protesters briefly storm Pakistan state TV station

    Monday, September 1 2014 9:41 AM EDT2014-09-01 13:41:00 GMT
    Anti-government protesters and Pakistani police have clashed once again as the demonstrators pushed into a sprawling government complex in the country's capital in an effort to try to reach the prime...
    Anti-government protesters stormed Pakistan's state television building Monday, forcing the channel briefly off the air as they clashed with police and pushed closer to the prime minister's residence.
  • Surly 2014 electorate poised to 'keep the bums in'

    Surly 2014 electorate poised to 'keep the bums in'

    Monday, September 1 2014 9:13 AM EDT2014-09-01 13:13:40 GMT
    Call it the election of contradictions.
    A surly electorate that holds Congress in even lower regard than unpopular President Barack Obama is willing to "keep the bums in," with at least 365 incumbents in the 435-member House and 18 of 28 senators on a glide path...
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  • The Americans with Charlie LeDuff: Ferguson - What now, America?

    The Americans with Charlie LeDuff: Ferguson - What now, America?

    Thursday, August 21 2014 10:31 AM EDT2014-08-21 14:31:27 GMT
    The streets in Ferguson are calming now. The Attorney General of the United States has arrived. The media will soon get distracted with the next catastrophe, and Ferguson will go on. There will be a trial probably. Will it be enough?
    The streets in Ferguson are calming now. The Attorney General of the United States has arrived. The media will soon get distracted with the next catastrophe, and Ferguson will go on. There will be a trial probably. Will it be enough?
  • The Americans with Charlie LeDuff: A righteous voice from the Ferguson chaos

    The Americans with Charlie LeDuff: A righteous voice from the Ferguson chaos

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 9:21 PM EDT2014-08-21 01:21:50 GMT
    Charlie heads to the frontlines of Ferguson and finds a voice of reason and bravery against impossible odds.
    Charlie heads to the frontlines of Ferguson and finds a voice of reason and bravery against impossible odds.
  • The Americans with Charlie LeDuff: NAFTA

    The Americans with Charlie LeDuff: NAFTA

    Thursday, August 14 2014 7:33 AM EDT2014-08-14 11:33:57 GMT
    NAFTA is 20 years old. Back then it promised us it would create jobs for all of us and stop the wave of illegal immigration from Mexico. So what happened to those jobs and why are the immigrants still coming?
    NAFTA is 20 years old. Back then it promised us it would create jobs for all of us and stop the wave of illegal immigration from Mexico. So what happened to those jobs and why are the immigrants still coming?
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