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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


Reviews on an illicit massage website helped Florida police crack a massive sex trafficking and prostitution ring that Patriots owner Robert Kraft has been tied to

An illicit massage website, rubmaps.com, helped Florida police break up a multi-agency sex trafficking and prostitution ring. The investigation led police to arrest New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft and charge him with two counts of solicited prostitution.


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 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.


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.


Video of 3 people who overdosed at Seminole Co. gas station shows dangers of fentanyl

SEMINOLE COUNTY, Fla. (WESH) - A new video from the Seminole County Sheriff's Office paints a picture of the overdose epidemic in Florida. The video shows three people suffering from symptoms of drug overdose at the same gas station.


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


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.


No one will be charged for Florida Mall food court fight that some thought was a shooting

ORLANDO, Fla. - A man and woman whose fight sparked a panic at the Florida Mall just after Christmas are no longer facing charges. Orange County deputies said whole thing started with a dispute over a refund when a woman hit a man in the food court and the man, in turn, hit her. Someone threw a chai


Watch downtown Sanford get featured on 'Raw Travel' while enjoying brunch from one of the city's best chefs this weekend

Raw Travel, the most watched authentic travel show on U.S. commercial television, will feature historic downtown Sanford this weekend, and local chefs are hosting a brunch party on Saturday to watch the premiere episode.


Seminole County struggling to fill wastewater operation positions

SEMINOLE COUNTY, Fla. - Seminole County is spending hundreds of thousands of dollars to have a consulting group identify gaps in staffing, and maintenance issues, at the county’s water and wastewater treatment plants.


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.


Orlando man arrested in Levy County robbery investigation

LEVY COUNTY, Fla. (WCJB)-- A man was booked into the Orange County jail after deputies said tips from residents led them to a man, wanted in connection with an armed robbery in Levy County.


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.


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


This Central Florida city was first in US to be governed by African-American citizens

EATONVILLE, Fla. - Eatonville, a community in Central Florida, became the first all-black city to be incorporated in Florida nearly 132 years ago. The city sits just 6 miles north of Orlando.


Vietnamese lunch pop-up ChauHaus debuts next month inside Winter Park's Sushi Pop

ChauHaus, the Vietnamese lunch “pop-up” inside Chau Trinh’s recently opened Sushi Pop in Winter Park, will debut Wednesday, March 6. The menu will feature Southern Vietnam’s greatest hits: pho, bun bo hue, banh mi, duck curry, rice and noodle bowls with grilled lemongrass pork and pork sausage.


Two people killed, one seriously injured in deadly Orange County crash, troopers say

Two people died and one person was seriously injured after a crash in Orange County on Friday night, according to the Florida Highway Patrol. The crash happened south of Orlando around 7:30 p.m., according to an incident report. A 2004 Nissan pickup truck was headed north on Jason Street as a Slings


Grandson Accused of Killing Ocoee Grand­father, Boxing Legend Lou Harris, To Face Judge

OCOEE, Fla. — An Orlando man who is in custody for the murder of his grandfather, who happens to be local boxing icon Lou Harris, will be facing a judge Saturday morning. Lucien Harris is facing first-degree murder charge.