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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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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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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

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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>>

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>>

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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  • When hope was gone, parents turned to Google to save baby

    When hope was gone, parents turned to Google to save baby

    Thursday, August 28 2014 11:11 AM EDT2014-08-28 15:11:34 GMT

    They were told by multiple doctors that there was no way to save their baby. That's when they took matters into their own hands, and it ended up being the right choice.

    They were told by multiple doctors that there was no way to save their baby. That's when they took matters into their own hands, and it ended up being the right choice.

  • Tsarnaev sister charged after allegedly threatening boyfriend's ex with bomb

    Tsarnaev sister charged after allegedly threatening boyfriend's ex with bomb

    Thursday, August 28 2014 8:12 AM EDT2014-08-28 12:12:49 GMT
    Sister of marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was charged with aggravated harassment Wednesday after allegedly threatening the mother of her boyfriend's kids.
    Sister of marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was charged with aggravated harassment Wednesday after allegedly threatening the mother of her boyfriend's kids.
  • Hello Kitty not a cat, expert says

    Hello Kitty not a cat, expert says

    Thursday, August 28 2014 5:33 AM EDT2014-08-28 09:33:11 GMT
    For 40 years, her face has adorned backpacks and lunch boxes, jewelry and theme restaurants, TV shows and even laptops. Hello Kitty has long been a staple of Japanese pop culture, but for decades, one expert says, the world has been under a false impression.
    For 40 years, her face has adorned backpacks and lunch boxes, jewelry and theme restaurants, TV shows and even laptops. Hello Kitty has long been a staple of Japanese pop culture, but for decades, one expert says, the world has been under a false impression.
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  • 10 Things to Know for Friday

    10 Things to Know for Friday

    Thursday, August 28 2014 9:09 PM EDT2014-08-29 01:09:10 GMT
    By The Associated Press Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:
    By The Associated Press Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:
  • California Legislature passes 'yes means yes' bill

    California Legislature passes 'yes means yes' bill

    Thursday, August 28 2014 9:12 PM EDT2014-08-29 01:12:00 GMT
    State lawmakers have passed a bill that would make California the first state to define when "yes means yes" while investigating sexual assaults on college campuses.
    State lawmakers on Thursday passed a bill that would make California the first state to define when "yes means yes" while investigating sexual assaults on college campuses.
  • Obama tamps down prospect of strikes in Syria

    Obama tamps down prospect of strikes in Syria

    Thursday, August 28 2014 7:30 PM EDT2014-08-28 23:30:40 GMT
    President Barack Obama faces a familiar question as he contemplates airstrikes in Syria: Should Congress have a say in his decision?
    President Barack Obama tamped down the prospect of imminent U.S. military action in Syria on Thursday, saying "we don't have a strategy yet" for degrading the violent militant group seeking to establish a caliphate in...
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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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