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TRAFFIC ALERT: Heavy police activity causes delays on westbound I-4 near DeLand

SEMINOLE COUNTY, Fla. - Heavy law enforcement activity is causing delays on westbound I-4 shut down near DeLand. A live Florida Department of Transportation camera showed around 10 police cruisers surrounding a small transportation van.


Volusia deputies seek man accused of trying to force his way inside home

VOLUSIA COUNTY, Fla. - Volusia County deputies say they're looking for a man who tried to force his way inside a home at gunpoint and also tried to enter a separate residence. A woman said she and her husband were at their home in the 600 block of Elgrove Drive in Deltona when someone knocked loudly


Volusia County celebrates newest off-beach park in Ormond-by-the-Sea

While it officially opened to the public days earlier, Volusia County ceremoniously cut the ribbon Friday to its newest off-beach park in Ormond-by-the-Sea. Named after the Argosy Motel that once stood on the oceanfront property for more than six decades, Argosy Park features 42 parking spots, showe


NEW: Motorcyclist killed, passenger injured in West Palm wreck on Florida's Turnpike

WELLINGTON — A motorcyclist was killed and his passenger critically injured in a wreck early Saturday on Florida's Turnpike. Florida Highway Patrol authorities say Matias Rasuk, 25, lost control of his 2010 Kawasaki ZX100 while heading south shortly after 12:30 a.m. near mile marker 94, west of Okee


Florida governor suspends mayor over allegations of attempted murder

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) has suspended the mayor of Port Richey, Fla., after he was arrested Friday on charges of practicing medicine without a license in addition to charges of attempted homicide for allegedly shooting at officers who came to arrest him.


Students get into fight with construction workers in Volusia County, school officials say

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - Students from Seabreeze High School got into a fight with construction workers Wednesday afternoon, according to Volusia County Public Schools. School officials said they are looking into disciplinary action after fights occurred on campus and during an off-campus lunch where s


Florida billionaire among men sought on charges of soliciting prostitution

VERO BEACH, Fla. — A billionaire is among the more than 100 men being sought on charges of soliciting prostitution in a major Florida operation targeting human trafficking. Florida Today reports John Childs, 77, is the subject of a warrant. He has not been arrested yet.


Great white shark 'May' pings off Volusia County coast

She's still growing, but great white shark "Miss May" is already impressively large. And this week, she's been swimming off the coast of Volusia and Flagler counties. A week into a month-long expedition to tag white sharks off the North Florida and South Georgia coasts, the OCEARCH crew initially ta


Forest Acres manhunt suspect captured in Florida

FOREST ACRES, S.C. — The man who triggered a day-long manhunt in Forest Acres earlier this month has been captured in Florida. Samuel Levone Neathery was taken into custody in Osceola County, Florida, which is just south of Orlando and includes the town of Kissimmee. Details on how he was arrested w


Dozens Arrested in Massive Sex Trafficking Busts in Florida

A massive sex trafficking bust spanning multiple Florida cities resulted in nearly 50 arrests and 175 warrants being issued, authorities said. Officials with the Indian River County Sheriff's Office said 171 arrest warrants were issued this week, and at least 45 suspects were arrested as part of the


Florida man's death was blamed on alligators at first, but his mom's determination led to the truth

It was a few days before Christmas 2000. A pre-dawn duck hunting trip was Mike Williams' time alone before a busy anniversary weekend with his wife, Denise. As he had done so many times before, Mike got up around 3 a.m. and left his home in Tallahassee, Florida, for Lake Seminole about an hour away.


The First-Ever All-Inclusive Resort in the Florida Keys Is Now Open (And It’s Just as Dreamy as You’d Expect)

Anyone who’s ever done the drive down the Overseas Highway knows the pure magic of the Florida Keys. Just a quick jaunt from Miami, the string of tropical islands boasts charming B&BS, towering palms, coral reefs, and striking 360-degree water views (AKA the makings of a dream beach vacation).


Deputies release video of triple fentanyl overdose in Florida parking lot

(WESH) A new video from deputies in Seminole, County Florida paints a picture of the overdose epidemic in the state. The video shows three people suffering from symptoms of drug overdose at the same gas station.


State set to welcome new rocket manufacturer to Cape Canaveral

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - A new rocket will fly from the Space Coast, and be built here, too, state officials announced Friday morning at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, according to News 6 partner Florida Today.


Suspected Armed Robbers Lead Volusia and Flagler Cops and K-9s on Chase, Ending in Arrests

Late Wednesday night, two camouflage-masked men entered the 7-Eleven convenience store at 170 North Nova Road in Ormond Beach, one of them pointing a gun at the store clerk, the other carrying a duffel bag.


High Bacteria Level Leads To Daytona Swim Advisory

Daytona Beach, FL – If you want to take a dip in the ocean today, avoid the core tourist area of Daytona Beach. That’s the advice from Volusia County health officials as water testing reveals higher than normal levels of a bacteria normally found in bird waste.


Daytona sunken sailboat has feds on the lookout for owner

DAYTONA BEACH — Monique is sunk and she is causing a disruption on the river. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is hoping to track down the owner of a derelict 39-foot sailboat, named Monique II, that is obstructing boat travel in the Halifax River north of the Main Street Bridge.


Downtown Sanford's porches become stages for the second annual Sanford Porchfest

Sanford hosts a musical feast for your earholes this weekend as the Sanford Porchfest returns for a second year. Head downtown and grab a map to guide you to various front porches where more than 40 musical acts play for the roving crowd. Acts include Hannah Harber, Eugene Snowden, Run Raquel, Terri


Family of paralyzed Oak Hill shooting victim hires attorney to find out how teen got gun

A local attorney representing the victim in a weekend Oak Hill shooting wants to know how the 15-year-old suspected in the attack gained access to a gun and fired it at an unarmed father, paralyzing him from the neck down.


The Florida Massage Parlor Police Bust Goes Far Beyond Robert Kraft

Patriots owner Robert Kraft has been charged on two counts of soliciting prostitution in Florida, and his involvement in the scandal will be what carries the news. But it’s worth pointing out that the investigation that ensnared Kraft isn’t limited to only him, and the alleged crimes of those who ow