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Cocoa Police: Lightning Strike Sinks Houseboat, Leaves Couple Homeless

COCOA, Fla. — A couple has lost their houseboat after it sank when lightning struck it, according to the Cocoa Police Department. Salvation Army is helping them with a place to stay, supplies.


Deltona critic puts officials on notice over City Hall recording complaint

DELTONA — Resident Brandy White, an often vocal critic of city government, is in the process of serving officials with a notice of claim in connection to a felony complaint that was made against White a year ago.


Garth Brooks concert shuts down roads at University of Florida

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (WCJB)-- With the Garth Brooks concert set to happen Saturday evening, multiple roads will be closed. As of noon, only those with parking passes will be allowed to park on the University of Florida campus.


Florida House gives support to hospital in Deltona

The Florida House voted unanimously Wednesday to pass a bill that would clear the way for a new Volusia County hospital that has been at the center of a legal fight. With no debate, the House voted 117-0 approve the measure (HB 523), sponsored by Rep. David Santiago, R-Deltona. The proposal (HB 523)


Fake Officer Pulls Over a Real Undercover Officer in Florida

Authorities say a Florida man impersonating an officer flipped the red and blue lights on his SUV while unknowingly trying to stop a car with a real officer. WFLA reports 26-year-old Matthew Erris was arrested on a charge of impersonating a public officer.


Drug sting in DeLand area results in 12 arrests

A dozen felony suspects were rounded up Thursday during a "proactive drug bust" conducted by the Volusia County Sheriff's Office, deputies said. An additional 13 suspects were arrested before Thursday's sting while others — as many as five — are expected to be picked up on arrest warrants on various


Sign warning drivers of speed trap ahead foils Florida deputies

GOLDEN GATE ESTATES, Fla. (FOX 35) - Deputies in Florida were ready to hand out tickets to speeding drivers--- except they couldn't catch any because of a very tricky sign-maker.


Man on run captured after high-speed chase in Volusia County, authorities say

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — A Daytona Beach man on the run from the law for a year and a half is in custody after a high-speed chase, authorities said. Bijan Johnson, 28, sped away on Interstate 95 after he was spotted by law enforcement Wednesday, authorities said.


Tornado watch for Flagler County and north, Volusia County also at risk

A tornado watch is in effect today until 4 p.m. across North Florida, including Flagler, Putnam and St. Johns counties, as severe weather sweeps across the area ahead of a cold front.


18-year-old DeLand High student jumped from overpass to his death onto I-95 in Daytona

DAYTONA BEACH — Matthew Buth had attacked his girlfriend's mother and had threatened to cut himself with a knife inside her home minutes before he pulled his car onto a bridge during rush hour and committed suicide in front of several witnesses, police said.


Storms in South kill girl in Florida, bring tornado threat

ATLANTA — A strong storm system barreling through the South killed an 8-year-old girl in Florida on Friday and threatened to bring tornadoes to large parts of the Carolinas and southern Virginia on Saturday.


Volusia teacher files criminal complaint against 9-year-old she says punched her

VOLUSIA COUNTY, Fla. — A Central Florida elementary school teacher wants to press charges against one of her students. She claims that the 9-year-old girl hit her, and the incident happened in the classroom.


On the Road: Death and automobiles in Florida

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — There are many tragic ways to die in an automobile. And Florida seems to be a bad place to pass away in one, according to three recent news releases that crossed our path this week.


Man in Tennessee arrested in fatal shooting outside downtown Orlando nightclub

ORLANDO, Fla. - A man was arrested Thursday evening in Tennessee in connection with a January fatal shooting outside a downtown Orlando nightclub, the United States Marshals Service said.


California 'house of horrors' parents sentenced to life in prison

The California “house of horrors” parents who abused and tortured 12 of their 13 children were sentenced to life in prison Friday with the possibility of parole after 25 years.


Florida man charged with attempted murder smiles in mugshot

LAKE COUNTY, Fla. - A Florida man accused of opening fire on two men at a Lake County park smiled for his mugshot. Tavares police said Channen Quashie, 29, of Eustis, was arrested Thursday night after an officer who was investigating a report of a stolen vehicle at the corner of Lake Avenue and Main


Baby hurt when oak tree falls on Florida home

A 9-month-old baby is recovering after a tree fell on her Florida home, crashing through the ceiling where she slept. It happened in Columbia County, between Lake City and Wellborn. — Bailey-Ann Taylor-Doll survived with just a few scratches.


NFL star Ha Ha Clinton-Dix buys $1.425 million lakefront mansion in Sanford

An NFL Pro Bowl safety just bought a lakefront estate home that was built with fun in mind. Orlando native Ha Ha Clinton-Dix paid $1.425 million for an estate home on a double lot on the north side of Sylvan Lake in Sanford, according to a report in GrowthSpotter.


Driver uninjured after going through 2 trees and 1 street sign in Ormond Beach

VOLUSIA COUNTY, Fla. - Ormond Beach firefighters said a car drove through two trees and a street sign Friday. Investigators said the car ran off Granada Boulevard. The car ended up in a gully.


Twelve Arrested In Drug Busts

DeLand, FL – Ten people are facing numerous drug charges after law enforcement officials from several agencies conducted a proactive drug buy/bust in the city of DeLand and surrounding areas yesterday (April 18).