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Florida governor wants ban on smokeable medical pot ended

WINTER PARK, Fla. (AP) - Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is pushing to end a state ban on smokable medical marijuana. DeSantis announced Thursday that he's asking the Legislature to repeal a provision in Florida's medical marijuana law that prohibits smokable forms of the plant.


Dashboard camera records alleged road rage shooting

LAKE MARY, Fla. (WOFL FOX 35) - An 85-year-old Florida man is accused of shooting at a driver in an alleged case of road rage. The victim called 911 to report the incident, which he recorded on his own personal dashboard camera.


Florida driver's licenses could soon be stored on smart phones

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — Florida could become one of the first states to allow electronic versions of driver’s licenses. The licenses would be stored on cellphones as proof of identification.


Things to do: Can’t-miss Florida events of the year

Everyone has at least one goal for 2019. Even those who don't believe in resolutions, who never bought into the concept of manifestation or care to set goals, have goals. Disagree? There’s someone out there who is determined to finish the next season of their favorite show on Netflix. That’s a goal.


Police find vehicle involved in SR 408 hit-and-run crash that killed pedestrian

ORLANDO, Fla. - Orlando police said they have found the vehicle involved in a fatal hit-and-run crash that closed State Road 408 for hours. Police said the crash occurred when a driver struck a pedestrian Wednesday night. It's unclear why the pedestrian was in the road, but officials said they do no


Seminole County school officials tackle threats of school shooting

SEMINOLE COUNTY, Fl. - Seminole County school officials are looking to set the record straight after threats that were aimed at two of the county's schools garnered attention on social media.


Free hepatitis A vaccines offered at Seminole County health department

Central Florida is experiencing a spike in the number of hepatitis A infections, mostly among people who are homeless and use drugs, and to stymie the spread of the disease, local health departments are offering free vaccinations for high-risk individuals.


Florida man used 'Fortnite' to target teen for sex, and there could be 20 more victims: authorities

BROWARD COUNTY, Fla. — The massively popular "Fortnite" game served as a platform to connect a 41-year-old South Florida man to a teen and lure them into possible sexual activity, authorities allege.


Metro vs. Florida and Montverde on TV | Basketball Report

The ninth edition of the Metro vs. Florida Challenge basketball event tips off with three games Thursday night at Apopka High School. The showcase, moved to Martin Luther King Jr. weekend this year, pits schools from the Metro Conference vs. teams from outside the tradition-rich Orange County public


Boyfriend said Orlando woman committed suicide. Here’s what led to his murder arrest 18 months later.

Angel Ogando Jr. described his girlfriend’s death as a shocking suicide: During a fight at their southeast Orlando condominium, he said, he followed her into a darkened bedroom — then saw the muzzle flash of a gunshot.


Body found in Lake Baldwin, Orlando police say

ORLANDO, Fla. - A body was found in Lake Baldwin Thursday, the Orlando Police Department said. Police said a witness reported seeing “what appeared to be a mannequin” floating in the water.


Florida deputy fired, 9 released from jail after false drug arrests

STUART, Fla. (AP) - Officials say a Florida deputy has been fired, and nine people he arrested on drug charges have been released from jail. Treasure Coast Newspapers reports that Martin County Sheriff Will Snyder announced Deputy Steven O'Leary's termination during a news conference Tuesday.


Orange City bank robbery suspect arrested

A Bartow man was arrested in connection with last week's bank robbery inside an Orange City Walmart, detectives announced Thursday. Antonio Evans, 49, was jailed on a count of robbery with a firearm. He remains held without bail at the Polk County Jail, according to the Orange City Police Department


Appreciate a dragon in Central Florida

There are an abundance of crazy animal holidays each year, so of course, dragons get their day on Jan. 16. Naturally, Central Florida is home to dragons that breathe fire, swim and lead cheers. Here are a few suggestions of where to celebrate Appreciate a Dragon Day:


Arrest made in killing of man found shot behind east Orange County home

A 20-year-old man has been arrested in a fatal shooting near Econlockhatchee Trail in east Orange County earlier this month, the Sheriff’s Office said. Kenneth J. Williams Jr. faces a charge of second degree murder in the death of 28-year-old Jarnell Browdy.


Arrest made after boy suffers broken arm in Deltona crash

DELTONA, Fla. - A 27-year-old man was arrested in connection with a hit-and-run crash in Deltona that left a 7-year-old boy with a broken arm, according to a Volusia County sheriff's report.


Parkland shooting documentary to premier in Orlando

ORLANDO, Fla. (WOFL FOX 35) - A documentary film about survivors of the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida will premiere at an Orlando theater Friday.


Has the invasion begun? Mysterious blips appear over South Florida, US

MIAMI - Time to pack up, South Florida. The invasion has begun. Mysterious "blips" seen recently over South Florida and other parts of the country have confounded those trying to figure it out, while enthralling those who believe aliens are out there.


City of Orlando to install parking boxes for Lime bikes

ORLANDO, Fl. - Changes are coming to help crack down on some of the parking of Lime bicycles that have created an inconvience for some Orlando residents. The electric bikes are meant to serve as an easier method for some to get around the city by the use of a phone app, but lately the way the bikes


Mount Dora bans retail sale of cats and dogs

MOUNT DORA – City Council members this week voted to ban the retail sales of dogs and cats in the city, a move that mimics a ban passed by the Lake County Commission last June.