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Semi hits, kills boy on bike near Orlando elementary school, troopers say

ORLANDO, Fla. - A 10-year-old boy on a bicycle was fatally struck by a semitruck near an Orlando elementary school Wednesday afternoon, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.


2 shot, 1 fatally, outside McDonald's in Orange County

PINE HILLS, Fla. - A person was shot and killed and another was critically injured early Thursday at a McDonald's in Orange County, deputies said. The fatal shooting was reported at 12:14 a.m. at 1446 N. Pine Hills Road.


Shooting outside McDonald's in Pine Hills leaves one dead, deputies say

Deputies are investigating a shooting that took the life of one victim and critically injured another early Thursday near Pine Hills and Silver Star roads, according to the Orange County Sheriff’s Office.


10 Big-Ticket Events Coming Up Near Orlando

ORLANDO, FL — New and exciting events are coming to the Orlando area all the time. Whether you're looking to attend a concert or sporting event, theater performance or magic show, Patch's partnership with TicketNetwork has you covered. Here's your weekly roundup of the top big-ticket events coming u


Orlando man meets with woman from Snapchat, ends up getting attacked by group of men

ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. - A 19-year-old Orlando man told investigators he was attacked by a group of men after he went to meet with a woman he had talked to on Snapchat, according to an arrest affidavit from the Orange County Sheriff’s Office.


Deputies investigating shooting in east Orange County; one man in custody

One man is in custody after a shooting Wednesday night in east Orange County, deputies say. Deputies responded to a shooting around 7:20 p.m. to the 700 block of Park Manor Drive, which is off Rouse Road, north of State Road 408.


Heroin suspect arrested for beating 67-year-old military veteran

VOLUSIA COUNTY, Fla. (FOX 35 ORLANDO) - The Volusia County Sheriff's Office have arrested a man who they say beat a 67-year-old military veteran with a bamboo stick, knocked him unconscious and threatened to kill him.


Florida ‘Easter Bunny’ who rescued Black woman is a wanted fugitive (video)

One of the most bizarre videos to surface in 2019 unfolded Easter weekend in Orlando, Florida. The video shows an unidentified Black woman being viciously assaulted by an inebriated White man. As spectators gather and record, only the Easter Bunny came to her rescue.


Weather Forecast: Thursday to Have Another Round of Sunshine

ORLANDO, Fla. — It's going to be another day with lots of sun and warm temperatures, so head out there and enjoy yourself. Send us your weather photos via the Spectrum News 13 app.


Florida mom jailed over Facebook post

PASCO COUNTY, Fla.-- A Florida mother has been jailed over a post she allegedly made to Facebook. Circuit Judge Lauralee Westine sentenced Jessie Weiner to five months for violating court orders.


67-year-old veteran beaten unconscious with bamboo stick in Deltona

DELTONA, Fla. — A 67-year-old military veteran was badly beaten by a man in Deltona, officials said. Officials with the Volusia County Sheriff’s Office said detectives were called to Advent Health Fish Memorial Hospital in Orange City Wednesday to meet with a man who was admitted for treatment of fr


Florida teen fighting for his life after being shot in the head

BITHLO, Fla. (FOX 35 ORLANDO) - Two people are now in custody after a 17-year-old boy was shot in the head. Orange County deputies have arrested Anita Rios and Pedro Mendez-Santiago. Reports say that the two went looking for Rios' daughter, but when they found her, an argument with another couple br


Driver sought after child on bicycle fatally struck by semi-truck in Orange County

ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. — Investigators are looking for a semitruck driver who hit and killed a 10-year-old boy on a bike in Orange County. WESH Chopper 2 was over the scene Wednesday shortly after state troopers said the driver hit the boy and kept going.


People on the move 04/26

Wiley "Corey" Gibbons was appointed as a sales associate for Century 21 Carioti, Orlando. Robert Harding was appointed as a sales associate for Century 21 Carioti, Orlando. Jonathan Pierce was appointed vice president of construction at the Pulte Group.


Adorable grandpa wears matching suit for prom photos with dateless granddaughter

LANCASTER, Calif. (FOX 35 ORLANDO) - A 67-year-old grandfather from California is the hero of the internet after getting dressed up and taking pictures with his granddaughter who didn't have a date for the senior prom.


Judge grants $750K bond for triple-murder suspect accused of killing parents, brother

A judge Thursday granted a $750,000 bond for Grant Amato, who’s accused of killing his parents and brother in their Chuluota home in January. Amato, 29, could be released from the Seminole County Jail if he procures $75,000. As part of the bond, Amato is forbidden from accessing the internet and wil


Actor Robert De Niro spotted at Central Florida restaurant

TITUSVILLE, Fla. (FOX 35 ORLANDO) - Staff at a Titusville restaurant say it was nerve-wracking when Oscar-winning actor Robert De Niro walked through the door and took a seat at a table.


'Ripley's Believe It or Not!': Orlando show debuts June 9

The 10-episode “Ripley’s Believe It or Not!” — with Ripley’s Warehouse in Orlando as the backdrop for host Bruce Campbell — will debut June 9 on Travel Channel. The premiere, at 9 that night, will focus on “Natural Born Thrillers.” The episode profiles six people, including Twisty Troy, the “human p


Missing St. Cloud woman believed to have left home voluntarily, police say

ST. CLOUD, Fla. (FOX 35 ORLANDO) - St. Cloud police say the woman who went missing last week may have left her home voluntarily. Faith Kepner, 20, went missing on April 19. According to her mother, Faith has the mental capacity of a 13-year-old.


Florida man dodges I-4 traffic, ducks under semi-truck to avoid cops. It didn’t work

A Florida man wanted on a parole violation was apprehended Tuesday, but not before he “made things a whole lot worse for himself,” deputies say. The Seminole County Sheriff’s Office released helicopter footage of a foot pursuit across eight lanes of Interstate 4 traffic around 12:31 p.m. Tuesday aft