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VIDEO: woman confronts man after he swiped her cell phone at Winter Haven thrift store
Police in Winter Haven are looking for a man who stole a cell from a woman shopping at a local thrift store. Store surveillance cameras at the Winter Haven Meals on Wheels Thrift Store captured the entire incident.
Man killed in industrial accident near Walt Disney World, fell into vat of oil
The Orange County Sheriff's Office says that on Wednesday, just after midnight, deputies responded to 2010 South Service Lane in Bay Lake regarding an industrial accident.
Lakeland boy left in coma after Jan. 2017 crash dies
John wasone of seven people injured Jan. 11, 2017, when the Toyota truck driven by his father, Jaron Skipper, ran into the back of a Citrus Connection bus in Winter Haven.
Worker killed after falling into large container of oil on Disney property
BAY LAKE, Fla. – A 61-year-old man died early Wednesday after falling into a vat of oil at an energy facility on Disney property,Orange County sheriff’s deputies told WKMG.It happened around 12:17 a.m. Wednesday at 2010 South Service Lane in Bay Lake.The man and a coworker were emptying oil and grea
Lakeland men stole trailer filled with $42,000 worth of equipment, detectives say
The Plant City Police Department said they received a tip that the trailer was possibly in Mulberry, in the area of State Road 60 and Coronet Road. They responded, found the trailer, but it was empty.
Deputies search for accused porch pirate
Deputies responded to the area of Lilly Belle Drive in the Legacy Park Subdivision of Kissimmee on Aug. 8, in reference to the theft of packages. A man above was observed removing packages shortly after they were delivered to the victim’s front door, deputies said. The incident was recorded on a ho
Meet Orange County mayoral candidate Jerry Demings | West Orange Times & Observer | West Orange Times & Windermere Observer
This is my home and the home of my children and grandchildren. I want to lead Orange County to be the best city in the United States to live. My record of accomplishment speaks for itself. In my role as Orange County Sheriff for the past 10 years, I would rise early thinking about the safety and wel
South Florida mayor mocks colleague, saying she makes money from 'sphincter bleaching'
HALLANDALE BEACH, Fla.- The mayor of Hallandale Beach crudely attacked a city commissioner at public meeting this week, saying she earned money from "sphincter bleaching."
Sidelines 8.16.18 | Plant City Observer | Plant City Observer
(ART NOTE: if Football Guide cover is done, maybe use that for Sidelines art? Otherwise I can pull a photo)
Sedio hits walk-off single in 10th, Lakeland beats Daytona 2-1
LAKELAND, Fla. (AP) -- Chad Sedio hit a walk-off single with one out in the 10th inning, as the Lakeland Flying Tigers defeated the Daytona Tortugas 2-1 on Wednesday.
Pasco deputies investigating shooting near Hudson apartments; 3 people possibly shot
NEW PORT RICHEY, Fla.-- Pasco County Sheriff’s Office deputies investigated a shooting at an apartment complex Wednesday night.Deputies said there were possibly at least three to four people shot near Beacon Woods Village in Hudson.This is a developing story and will be updated.►Make it easy to keep
South Florida camp counselor accused of molesting girl
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla.- A camp counselor in Fort Lauderdale was arrested Monday on accusations that he molested a girl who attended the summer camp where he works, authorities said.
Family seeks justice for high school football coach killed in hit-and-run crash
Relatives described Carlo Ullysse Jr., 27, as a loving person and hard worker. They hope someone can help them find the driver who killed him Aug. 5.
All types: Young gay men party in Wynwood to celebrate their bodies
Dozens of young gay men — South Florida chapter members of a national group called Impulse — came to Wynwood Sunday to shamelessly celebrate their bodies, all types and sizes.“Impulse Group is focused on HIV prevention, education and stigma reduction, as well as mental health issues and long-term dr
South Florida lawmakers show support for embattled Broward County superintendent
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla.- As the calls for Broward County Public Schools Superintendent Robert Runcie to be fired persist in the aftermath of the Parkland school shooting, some South Florida lawmakers are standing with the embattled head of the school district.Florida Reps. Shevrin Jones, D-West Park,
New artificial reef created in memory of teen killed in boating accident
"We'll be using our dynamic system that will allow us to very accurately move over the top of the divers and move these heavy objects down to the sea floor, while we communicate with the divers," Robert Carmichael, of Project Baseline, said.
Microsoft Worker From FIU Gets Jail Time for Fake FBI Ransomware Attacks
Christiaan Colen || CC Flickr Raymond Odigie Uadiale, age 41, is great with computers. Good enough to be hired by Microsoft as a network engineer. And good enough, according to the feds, to run a virus scamming ring that froze computers via a fake warning from the Federal Bureau of Investigation, ch
Local dentist recognized as Dentist of the Year by Florida Dental Association
The Florida Dental Association (FDA) recently announced that Dr. Irene Marron-Tarrazzi, of Miami, was awarded the Dentist of the Year Award at the 2018 Florida Dental Convention in Orlando.
Ocoee approves plans for independent-living facility | West Orange Times & Observer | West Orange Times & Windermere Observer
The facility is to be located north of Roberson Road and east of Tomyn Boulevard on a 10.47-acre property — 2.45 acres of which are designated wetlands/floodzones and would not be developed. The property, which is currently vacant, has a future land-use designation of low-density residential and con
Multiple Polk County school buses delayed on first day of school
Photo via PixabayMore than 10 school buses are delayed in Polk County.According to the Polk County Public Schools’ bus delays’ website, 11 school buses are delayed by at least 20 minutes. Real-time updates on school bus delayscan be found by clicking here.The school district announced last week ther