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Gov. Ron DeSantis says Florida should change law and allow patients to smoke medical marijuana

Appearing in Winter Park this afternoon alongside Orlando attorney John Morgan and Congressman Matt Gaetz, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis announced that he wants the state's legislature to change the current law and allow smokable medical marijuana.


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


Driver discovers mystery tolls on her SunPass account

ORLANDO, Fla. - Hope Robertson said she was a SunPass customer for almost five years and never had a problem -- until last summer when the SunPass upgrade created two and a half-month backlog of tolls.


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.


85-year-old man shoots at driver in Marion road rage incident, deputies say

MARION COUNTY, Fla. - An 85-year-old man is accused of following another driver home and shooting at him in an apparent road rage incident caught on camera, according to the Marion County Sheriff's Office.


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.


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 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.


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


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.


Frigid Florida: Get ready for the coldest air we've seen this season

ORLANDO, Fla. - Here is Mother Nature's reminder that it technically is winter, even if we do live in Florida. Central Florida will see the coldest air of the season over the next few days, as well as some wet weather.


Shooting investigation underway at Lee Road apartment complex

ORLANDO, Fla. - Deputies are investigating a shooting at an apartment complex on Lee Road, according to officials with the Orange County Sheriff's Office. The shooting happened at Sumerset Apartments on Lee Road in Orlando around 4:30 p.m.


Property owner claims insurance company breached contract

ORLANDO — A property owner is suing Security First Insurance Company, a licensed insurer, citing alleged breach of insurance policy. Ralph Perez filed a complaint on Jan. 2 in the 9th Judicial Circuit Court of Florida-Orange County against Security First Insurance Company alleging that it failed to


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.


20 free shows happening in Orlando this week

Eugene Snowden's Ten Pints of Truth 10 pm at Lil Indies, 1036 N. Mills Ave. The Daniel Heitz Band 10:30 pm at Tanqueray's, 100 S. Orange Ave. Leisure Chief 10:30 pm at Tanqueray's, 100 S. Orange Ave.


Student struck by car while walking to Edgewater High School

ORLANDO, Fla. - A student walking to Edgewater High School in Orlando was struck by a vehicle early Thursday morning, police said. Orlando police said the student was hit by a vehicle traveling north on Edgewater Drive.


Freight train crashes into SUV parked on tracks in Orlando

ORLANDO, Fla. - A freight train hit an SUV that was parked on the tracks early Thursday in Orlando. The crash happened at about 2 a.m. at the Alden Road and Orange Avenue railroad crossing.


FDLE Arrests Former Public Defender Employee On Grand Theft

Orlando, FL – Agents with the Florida Department of Law Enforcement arrest a public defender employee following grand theft charges. 61-year-old Cindy Jane Nigh served as a witness coordinator in the Public Defender’s Office, 7th Judicial Circuit.


Florida heads to Baton Rouge to face longtime rival in LSU

Captain Ahab spends the entirety of the famed 1851 novel Moby Dick attempting to defeat the “white whale.” It’s more of a “white tiger” for the UF gymnastics team. Two Gators gymnasts got more than just a win to remember Florida’s first meet of 2019 by.


Planning your week ahead: Jan. 18-24

It’s rare that two major local staple events happen on the same weekend and offer such a stark choice. In Winter Springs, you can travel back in time to the era when “flip the tree over” was one of the hottest sports and music was made by squeezing animal skins at the Central Florida Scottish Highla