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Reviews on an illicit massage website helped Florida police crack a massive sex trafficking and prostitution ring that Patriots owner Robert Kraft has been tied to
An illicit massage website, rubmaps.com, helped Florida police break up a multi-agency sex trafficking and prostitution ring. The investigation led police to arrest New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft and charge him with two counts of solicited prostitution.
Two people killed, one seriously injured in deadly Orange County crash, troopers say
Two people died and one person was seriously injured after a crash in Orange County on Friday night, according to the Florida Highway Patrol. The crash happened south of Orlando around 7:30 p.m., according to an incident report. A 2004 Nissan pickup truck was headed north on Jason Street as a Slings
Grandson Accused of Killing Ocoee Grandfather, Boxing Legend Lou Harris, To Face Judge
OCOEE, Fla. — An Orlando man who is in custody for the murder of his grandfather, who happens to be local boxing icon Lou Harris, will be facing a judge Saturday morning. Lucien Harris is facing first-degree murder charge.
Florida governor suspends mayor over allegations of attempted murder
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) has suspended the mayor of Port Richey, Fla., after he was arrested Friday on charges of practicing medicine without a license in addition to charges of attempted homicide for allegedly shooting at officers who came to arrest him.
Police: Man burglarizes cars in church parking lot
CLERMONT — An Apopka man was arrested Thursday morning after allegedly stealing from three vehicles in a Clermont church parking lot. Police say Billy Ray Morgan, 39, was caught on tape pulling into the Open Door Baptist Church at 17140 US 27 in a white Lexus and then rummaging through three cars.
Orlando man arrested in Levy County robbery investigation
LEVY COUNTY, Fla. (WCJB)-- A man was booked into the Orange County jail after deputies said tips from residents led them to a man, wanted in connection with an armed robbery in Levy County.
NEW: Motorcyclist killed, passenger injured in West Palm wreck on Florida's Turnpike
WELLINGTON — A motorcyclist was killed and his passenger critically injured in a wreck early Saturday on Florida's Turnpike. Florida Highway Patrol authorities say Matias Rasuk, 25, lost control of his 2010 Kawasaki ZX100 while heading south shortly after 12:30 a.m. near mile marker 94, west of Okee
Proposed mega-park in Horizon West could be Orange County's version of Central Park
Orange County is considering a mega-park in Horizon West, the fast-growing community near Walt Disney World, that could feature an outdoor amphitheater for major concerts, botanical gardens and an aquatics center.
Fake utilities man — real jewel thief. Orange County deputies search for burglary suspect
Orange County investigators need help in identifying a burglary suspect who targeted an elderly resident using an ongoing trend of distraction-style robberies, the Sheriff’s Office said Friday.
Florida billionaire among men sought on charges of soliciting prostitution
VERO BEACH, Fla. — A billionaire is among the more than 100 men being sought on charges of soliciting prostitution in a major Florida operation targeting human trafficking. Florida Today reports John Childs, 77, is the subject of a warrant. He has not been arrested yet.
Apopka property owners allege insurance company failed to cover sinkhole damages
ORLANDO — Two Apopka property owners are suing a licensed insurer, alleging breach of an insurance policy in failing to cover damages from a sinkhole. Emilio Ruiz and Iraida Ruiz filed a complaint Jan. 30 in Orange County Circuit Court against American Security Insurance Company, alleging refusal to
Florida triple overdose: Body cameras show Narcan rescue
(WESH) A new video from deputies in Seminole County paints a picture of the overdose epidemic in Florida. The video shows three people suffering from symptoms of drug overdose at the same gas station.
Orange County deputy hit deer, filed fraudulent claim to get insurance to cover it, state CFO says
An Orange County deputy is facing a felony, accused of filing a $2,230 fraudulent insurance claim after he hit a deer in his personal vehicle last year. Wadih Ojeil, 26, was arrested Feb. 15 on a charge of filing a false and fraudulent insurance claim. If convicted, the deputy faces up to five years
Forest Acres manhunt suspect captured in Florida
FOREST ACRES, S.C. — The man who triggered a day-long manhunt in Forest Acres earlier this month has been captured in Florida. Samuel Levone Neathery was taken into custody in Osceola County, Florida, which is just south of Orlando and includes the town of Kissimmee. Details on how he was arrested w
Finding an NBA Alternative: Apopka’s Basketball Lifers Can Play Elsewhere
Apopka High School has a rich sporting history, with some notable alums leaving an indelible imprint on their respective sports. Some of Apopka’s own include the now-retired Warren Sapp, a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame; ex-race car driver Glenn “Fireball” Roberts, a pioneer in NASCAR; and
Florida man's death was blamed on alligators at first, but his mom's determination led to the truth
It was a few days before Christmas 2000. A pre-dawn duck hunting trip was Mike Williams' time alone before a busy anniversary weekend with his wife, Denise. As he had done so many times before, Mike got up around 3 a.m. and left his home in Tallahassee, Florida, for Lake Seminole about an hour away.
Video shows suspect in string of Lake County arsons setting fire, deputies say
LAKE COUNTY, Fla. - The Lake County Sheriff's Office on Friday released multiple videos that show a man wanted in connection with a string of recent arson fires in the area. The clearest video, taken from inside a Sunoco in Umatilla on Sunday morning, shows a man with a dark blue or black mask cover
Man arrested in connection to Ocoee homicide, deputies say
Orange County deputies arrested a suspect Friday afternoon they say was involved in the shooting and killing of a victim in Ocoee earlier in the morning, according to the sheriff’s office.
One dead after shooting in subdivision near Ocoee, deputies searching for suspect
ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. - One person is dead after a shooting in a subdivision near Ocoee Friday morning, Orange County deputies said. Deputies said they are actively searching for the suspect.
Just a Few Months on the Job, Road Ranger Performs Rescue of a Lifetime
ORLANDO, Fla. — Calling it quick roadside service would be an understatement. Road Ranger pulls driver out of car sinking in retention pond. Garrett Popovich just became a Road Ranger a few months ago.