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Orlando traffic: Florida's Turnpike shut down in west Orange County
Dec. 14--An object in the road is causing significant delays on Florida's Turnpike southbound in west Orange County near the State Road 50 interchange. All lanes are blocked as of shortly after 2 p.m., according to fl511.com.
Apopka residents say serial porch pirate on the prowl
APOPKA, Fla. (WOFL FOX 35) - Demetra Williams smiled when she got the notification a package had been delivered to her house in Apopka’s sprawling Pines of Wekiva subdivision.
Christmas events for the whole family in Apopka and Orange County
Christmas is almost here, but your Christmas spirit shouldn’t have to wait for Christmas Eve. If you’re just as excited for the holidays as the rest of us, check out these exciting Christmas events in Apopka and Orange County leading up to the big day!
VIDEO: JSO Motorman critically injured in suspected DUI crash has been transferred to rehab
Jacksonville, FL - There’s still a long road to recovery, but the JSO Motorman who was critically injured by a suspected drunk driver this weekend has now been transferred to rehab.
Orange County Mayor Jerry Demings Appoints Longtime Top FDLE Special Agent Danny Banks as Deputy County Administrator of Public Safety
The Orlando native and longtime public safety expert has been employed at FDLE since 2000 and has 25 years of public safety experience. Since 2012, he has served as the Special Agent in Charge at the Orlando Regional Operations Center, where he supervises nine counties in the region and oversees all
Stormy night ahead: Strong storms move into Central Florida
ORLANDO, Fla. - Strong to severe storms are moving into Central Florida, chief meteorologist Tom Terry said Friday afternoon. The storms are producing a lot of wind, so the main threats are damaging straight-line wind and isolated tornadoes, Terry said.
Deputies searching for three men who burglarized dollar store, crashed stolen car
ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. - Orange County Sheriff’s Office deputies said they are searching for at least three men suspected of burglarizing a Dollar General and fleeing in a stolen car Thursday morning.
Bradenton family files lawsuit against Orlando PD over missing daughter’s case files
SARASOTA (WWSB) - A Suncoast family is fighting for information that could lead to a missing loved one. Jennifer Kesse disappeared in Orlando 13 years ago. She was last seen at her apartment in January 2006.
Woman was struck and killed by vehicle in Orange County, troopers say
A pedestrian was hit by a vehicle and killed Wednesday morning in north Orange County, according to Florida Highway Patrol spokeswoman Lt. Kim Montes. The accident occurred at Winegard Road and Broadmoor Drive, Montes said.
Apopka father of conjoined twins calls girls' survival 'a miracle'
APOPKA, Fla. - After undergoing a successful separation surgery, an Orlando-area father to a set of conjoined twins is sharing his daughters' survival story. The girls, as their father Andre Pitre calls them, faced staggering odds from the time their mother, Angi, had her eight-week sonogram in Orla
Uber driver robbed at gunpoint in Orange County
ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. (FOX 35 WOFL) - An Uber driver was robbed at gunpoint after showing up to the listed location on the app. The Orange County Sheriff's Office says that on Tuesday night, an Uber driver drove to a location on Kingsgate Drive to pick up a fare. Upon arrival, a suspect confronted the
Florida couple linked to 14 burglaries within a 2-mile radius, deputies say
VOLUSIA COUNTY, Fla. - Volusia County deputies say a local couple has been linked to more than a dozen burglaries that occurred within a 2 mile radius during a two-week period last month.
Orange County woman looks to change Good Samaritan law after grandson's death
ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. - Diane Hernandez is a grandmother on a mission to save others from her grandson's fate. Hernandez said the 18-year-old was abandoned and left to die earlier this year.
Amazon worker at Orlando facility stole merch, gift cards — and sent customers empty boxes, deputies say
A worker at the Amazon fulfillment center near Lake Nona was arrested Tuesday, accused of stealing nearly $4,000 in merchandise and gift cards — and shipping the site’s customers empty boxes.
PlayStation murder suspects charged, awaiting trial
MAITLAND, Fla. (FOX 35 WOFL) - Jake Bilotta has been charged with murdering Joshua Barnes at their Maitland apartment. Seminole County Sheriff Dennis Lemma said that 22-year-old Jake Bilotta and 21-year-old Ian McClurg coaxed Joshua Barnes, 24, to the home they shared in Maitland. Investigators say
Jennifer Kesse: Missing woman's family files lawsuit against Orlando police
ORLANDO, Fla. - The family of missing Orlando woman, Jennifer Kesse, filed a lawsuit against the Orlando Police Department, Channel 9 reporter Shannon Butler learned Tuesday. Kesse disappeared without a trace in 2006, and her family is asking the court to allow a private investigator to obtain the O
15 Disney guests treated after bus crash in Epcot auto plaza, officials say
ORLANDO, Fla. - Fifteen Disney guests were taken to the hospital Tuesday after a bus crash in the Epcot auto plaza, the Reedy Creek Fire Department said. The Florida Highway Patrol said there were 51 people on the bus at the time of the crash at about 10 a.m.
Gas tanks, fireworks, ammo explode in Orange County house fire
ORLANDO, Fla. - Gas and propane tanks, fireworks and ammunition exploded early Tuesday in an Orange County fire that destroyed a home. The large fire was reported at 12:15 a.m. on Oakwood Cove Lane in Orlando.
Orange County home is a total loss after fire
ORLANDO, Fla. (FOX 35 WOFL) - A family is devastated after an overnight house fire leaves their house as a total loss. Firefighters say that the fire started just after midnight in the attic, where there were no smoke detectors. Two people living in the home smelled smoke and went outside, where the
Child Sex Offender Sentenced To 14 Years: “I Couldn’t Help Myself…”
Orlando, Florida – A U.S. District Judge has sentenced David Gilbert, 53, of Merritt Island, Florida, to 14 years in federal prison for possessing child pornography. Gilbert had pleaded guilty on September 20, 2018.