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A Florida Man Pretending to Be 'Instagram Famous' Lured a Teen From Texas, Allegedly Raped Her

According to CBS affiliate ClickOrlando, Richard Brown, a 25-year-old man from Apopka, Florida, was arrested on Thursday for allegedly raping a 17-year-old teenager he lured from San Antonio, Texas on the grounds that he was “Instagram famous,” wealthy, and would provide for her. He currently faces


Calling All Kids For Kidsfest At Belk Store-Clermont (March 30)

Belk Store of Clermont, 270 Citrus Tower Blvd, along with all Belk Stores, will be having a Back to School KidsFest on Saturday, March 30, from 12 pm – 3 pm. This event is to celebrate those special children in your life. Come have fun with us and experience what makes a great school year – friends,


Man, 80, shot by carjacker at Leesburg shopping plaza after refusing to hand over keys, cops say

An 80-year-old man was shot by a would-be carjacker at a Leesburg shopping plaza after refusing to hand over his keys, the Leesburg Police Department said. According to LPD spokesman Capt. Joe Iozzi, police were called to the Southside Plaza on South 14th Street about 9:30 a.m. Monday.


Florida pizza worker bombarded by pizza slices from angry mother: Sheriff

NEW PORT RICHEY, Fla. (CBS12) — A pizza worker in Florida found himself getting bombarded by pizza slices, hurled by an angry mother who wanted a refund. According to a report from the Pasco Sheriff's Office, deputies responded to Olivia's Pizza on Friday where they found the owner of the store cove


Two dogs at veterinary ER after eating popular but poisonous Florida plant

BRANDON, Fla. — Two dogs who belong to a Brandon pet owner are fighting to survive after eating a popular but poisonous Florida plant. “She is Kenobi’s shadow and they are as thick as thieves already,” said dog owner Linette Drake of Brandon.


Lake County history: Did you know?

——— What was Mount Dora’s first hotel? The 1885-86 Gazetteer’s listing included three hotels: the Booth House, the Bruce House and the Guller House. It’s likely that the Alexander House was one of two hotels under construction when Dr. Calvin R. Gilbert visited Mount Dora on Dec. 23, 1882.


Money For Florida Governor Ron DeSantis’ Plane Remains In Holding Pattern

TALLAHASSEE (CBSMiami/NSF) – Money for a plane for Gov. Ron DeSantis is still up in the air. While a new House budget proposal includes aircraft funds, the Senate budget plan doesn’t follow suit. But talks are underway as lawmakers still have another month before needing to finish a spending plan fo


Available pets from the Humane Society of Lake County

Here are this week's available pets from the Humane Society of Lake County. To see more adoptable animals, go to www.humanelake.com.


Suspect wanted after shooting older man in front of Leesburg store

LEESBURG, Fla. (FOX 35 ORLANDO) - A suspect is on the loose after allegedly shooting a man outside of a store in Leesburg on Monday. The Leesburg Police Department confirmed that they are working a shooting at Southside Plaza, specifically outside of the Save-A-Lot store. They ask that people avoid


Children killed in Central Florida minibike crash

POLK COUNTY, Fla. — Authorities say two young sisters died when the minibike they were riding crashed into a pickup truck. Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd tells news outlets the truck driver didn't see 12-year-old Charisma Vega and her 9-year-old sister Kiara as they crossed a road near Lakeland on S


Invasion of poisonous toads triggers warning in Florida neighborhood: "You can't even walk"

Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. -- A Florida suburb is being plagued by thousands of poisonous toads. Experts say the amphibians are bufo toads, also known as cane toads. Residents in the infested Palm Beach Gardens neighborhood worry toxins secreted by the toads will harm their pets and children.


Florida Arts Tour features 21 Lake County studios and 29 artists eager to show how they create art

Area art aficionados and the just plain curious will have the chance to visit with an eclectic mix of Lake County artists and watch them create art during the last leg of the ninth annual Off the Beaten Path Florida Arts Tour this weekend.


Groveland scores with new robot-operated Kroger warehouse | Commentary

Groveland spent years wallowing in the muck of incompetent government, community discord and looney lawsuits. Everybody was suing everybody else and controversy was the order of the day in city government. The single biggest mess involved a guy who fabricated his military service and medals but won


Police in Leesburg ask people to avoid Southside Plaza after morning shooting

LEESBURG, Fla. — Police in Leesburg are asking people to avoid the area of Southside Plaza after a man was shot nearby on Monday. Police said they are searching for a man who fled the area on foot.


Deltona mother faces neglect charge after son nearly drowns in hotel hot tub

A Deltona woman faces child neglect charges after one of her 3-year-old twin sons left in her care nearly drowned in a hot tub at a Daytona Beach Shores resort Sunday night, police said.


Woman stabbed, man shot dead within 48 hours in Orange County neighborhood

APOPKA, Fla. - First a woman was stabbed. Then, less than 48 hours later, a man was found shot dead. Orange County deputies responded to to both crimes within the same Orange County neighborhood near Apopka.


Deputies search for suspect behind Apopka homicide

APOPKA, Fla. (FOX 35 ORLANDO) - A quiet neighborhood in Apopka is on alert after a man was shot and killed over the weekend. Deputies are still hunting for the suspect. Orange County Sheriff's deputies got the call on Sunday morning just before 4:30 a.m. Upon arrival to the scene, they found a decea


A giant mixing truck full of whiskey is coming to Orlando this week

A huge cocktail shaker filled with 2,400 gallons of whiskey will make stops in Orlando this week. Monkey Shoulder will bring their alcohol truck to Orlando on March 29 and 30 from 5:30 pm. to 10 p.m. at the Hilton Orlando Buena Vista Palace located at 1900 E. Buena Vista Drive, Lake Buena Vista, acc


Deputies investigate death of man found in Apopka

APOPKA, Fla. — Authorities are investigating what led to the death of a man early Sunday morning. Around 4:20 a.m., Orange County Sheriff deputies responded to the area near Marden Road and Marden Meadows Drive, where an unresponsive man was found.


Suspect accused of shooting man during argument

DELAND, Fla. (WOFL FOX 35) - Charles Muise was booked into the Volusia County jail, accused of shooting a man in the stomach with a shotgun. DeLand police say he did it after seeing a man arguing with a woman in a Downtown DeLand parking lot.