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Kissimmee party planner accused of taking money, skipping town

KISSIMMEE, Fla. - It pains Cindy Amy to think of the $2,000 she lost after paying Max Wasserman of Party Masters of Kissimmee to throw her daughter's Sweet 16 party. Amy said all the money she saved suddenly vanished after she received a letter from Wasserman saying the party was off and detailing

CLICK ORLANDO - 2017-09-19 03:45:39

Hurricane Maria poses new threat to debt-laden Puerto Rico

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) - Puerto Rico is years into an economic crisis. Now it's facing a potential natural disaster. Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rossello has declared a state of emergency ahead of Hurricane Maria, which may hit the island on Wednesday. It's already deep in a years-long debt debacle

CLICK ORLANDO - 2017-09-18 19:46:22

Hurricane Irma's death toll in Florida is now 34 - and rising

Hurricane Irma has officially been tied to 34 deaths in Florida, but the number will rise. The figure available Monday morning from the Florida Department of Law Enforcement and the Division of Emergency Management is still being updated. Not every county has been recorded. Absent is Monroe, wher

ORLANDOWEEKLY.COM - 2017-09-18 07:00:00

Roads near Frankfurt Airport to close for WWII bomb removal

Updated: Sep 19, 2017 - 11:16 AMBERLIN (AP) - German authorities say they will be shutting down some roads to traffic near Frankfurt Airport after the discovery of a World War II-era bomb during construction work. The dpa news agency reported Tuesday that a portion of the A3 Autobahn will be shut d

WFTV - 2017-09-19 15:16:07

Hurricane Irma leaves behind foul stink across Central Florida

Residents across Central Florida have caught a whiff of the latest reminder of Hurricane Irma's destructive march across the state - a foul, rancid odor. The stench - which many said smells like rotten eggs or raw sewage - was reported in Orlando, Longwood, Altamonte Springs, Oviedo and Lake County,

ORLANDO SENTINEL - 2017-09-19 16:50:00

Hurricane Irma: Officials question Duke Energy about 41K remaining power outages

SANFORD, Fla. - Patience is wearing thin for the almost 41,000 Duke Energy customers in Central Florida who awoke Tuesday morning in homes without electricity. The company's Seminole County delegation met at downtown Sanford's Seminole County Services Building to question company officials about why

WFTV - 2017-09-19 14:23:21

Spectrum: Customers blast poor communications

Spectrum keeps drawing withering customer reviews for its response after Hurricane Irma hit the region. "As much as they brag on themselves, they suck," a Winter Park resident said. "If they just made a statement in the newspaper, tell people what's happening. 'We're not going to be able to fix this

ORLANDO SENTINEL - 2017-09-19 15:30:00

News 6, 'Inside Edition' investigate accused 'con man' who used cancer to find love

ORLANDO, Fla. - News 6's investigation into the man accused of using cancer to meet women online hit "Inside Edition" Monday evening. Investigator Mike Holfeld broke the story of Ken Boyer and his alleged cancer diagnosis months ago, but when Boyer was recently faced with cameras, he appeared to be

CLICK ORLANDO - 2017-09-19 01:53:21

Cable, internet outages loom even for Central Floridians who have power

CENTRAL FLORIDA - Sitting outside his quiet Winter Park home, writer Asili Nadhiri can't help but laugh when he gets an automated response and then hung up on by Spectrum. "We apologize for your inconvenience," the automated voice says before hanging up. "I've been calling," Nadhiri laughs. "They

CLICK ORLANDO - 2017-09-18 22:15:09

Boy helps save 10-year-old brother from pit bull attack in Sanford

SANFORD, Fla. - A 10-year-old Sanford boy is in a hospital Monday after he was mauled by a neighbor's pit bull, officials said. WFTV reporter Roy Ramos spoke with Logan Millspaugh's mother, Beth Lyons, who said Logan's older brother helped save his life. Lakeland commissioner saves dog from alligat

WFTV - 2017-09-18 21:15:53

Lawmakers to question Duke Energy

With heat and frustration building, an apology from Duke Energy just isn't cutting it for many customers, and now, lawmakers. A delegation from Seminole County plans to question company officials. Residents of the Oakland Estates neighborhood of Altamonte Springs said they are desperate for answers.

WESH - 2017-09-19 03:00:00

Toys 'R' Us files for bankruptcy? 3 things to know

Iconic toy retailer Toys 'R' Us has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection the company announced Monday, according to the CNBC. The Wall Street Journal, citing people familiar with the matter, said the toy company may file in Richmond, Virginia, sometime before the retailer's most important seas

WFTV - 2017-09-19 01:29:45

Coastal showers, high of 90 in Orlando; Maria tracking east of Florida

ORLANDO, Fla. - A small portion of Central Florida will see rain Tuesday as highs reach 90 degrees. "We will be pinpointing a few showers along the coast of Brevard and Volusia counties through the day," News 6 meteorologist Troy Bridges said. "Winds off the ocean waters will lead to a few showers

CLICK ORLANDO - 2017-09-19 10:15:43

Fox News contributor accuses network host of rape in latest sexual misconduct allegations

Fox News has been rocked by another sexual misconduct allegation. Conservative political commentator and a once-frequent face on the Fox News Channel, Scottie Nell Hughes, has sued the network, alleging she was raped by Fox News personality and host of "Making Money" Charles Payne. Hughes filed a la

WFTV - 2017-09-19 16:35:00

City launches official call for Gertrude's Walk murals

Installation by Bordalo ii We announced in August, HERE, that the City of Orlando would be launching a call for artists to adorn two new walls that will frame a new extension of Gerdtrude's Walk in Downtown. That call has just been launched. The City will select two finalists to adorn the new walls

BUNGALOWER.COM - 2017-09-19 03:10:26

South Florida state senator tries using FPL to put her family first

NORTH MIAMI BEACH, Fla. - A day after the outskirts of Hurricane Irma pounded South Florida, causing hundreds of thousands to lose power, one local politician attempted to use her Florida Power & Light connections to restore electricity to the homes of her family. A series of text messages to an FP

CLICK ORLANDO - 2017-09-19 13:14:30

Too Much Sauce is in soft opening in former Giraffas space

Too Much Sauce (Facebook | Website) is finally in a soft opening phase for their new location in Mills Park, in the former home of Giraffas Brazilian Grill [GMap]. We wrote about the new restaurant coming to the intersection of Mills and Virginia back in May of this year, HERE. The Too Much Sauce m

BUNGALOWER.COM - 2017-09-19 00:15:06

Legoland Florida adding virtual reality to coaster

Virtual reality is coming to Legoland Florida. The Winter Haven theme park is revamping its existing Project X roller coaster into a new experience called The Great Lego Race VR Coaster. It is scheduled to open at Legoland Florida sometime next year, the park announced Tuesday. The story of the rede

ORLANDO SENTINEL - 2017-09-19 14:50:00

Deputies: Couple steals $5K in power lines from Altamonte Springs neighborhood

ALTAMONTE SPRINGS, Fla. - A man and a woman were arrested Saturday on charges of stealing power lines in an Altamonte Springs neighborhood on Academy Drive and Pisgah Drive, according to the Seminole County Sheriff's Office. According to an arrest report, the pair, identified as Charles Mahoy, 41,

WFTV - 2017-09-18 20:19:20

When a loved one has Alzheimer's

Nearly 25 percent of Florida's population is age 60 years and older, and more than half a million of these seniors are living with Alzheimer's. To learn more about the prevalence and treatment of Alzheimer's, the Orlando Sentinel Editorial Board tapped the expertise of Rosemary Laird, M.D., a geriat

ORLANDO SENTINEL - 2017-09-19 13:45:00