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Winter Park resident sues I-4 contractors over damages to home

It started out as just an annoyance, Winter Park resident Jenya Kimlat said. But then the walls of her home started to crack. Kimlat is suing SGL Constructors (Skanska-Granite-Lane), the builders for the I-4 Ultimate project, for causing damages to her home as a result of the ongoing construction.


UPDATE: Man arrested attempting to breach security at Orlando International Airport, police say

ORLANDO, Fla. - 2:20 P.M. Update:. Airport officials said delays continue ad TSA workers resume screening passengers. Passengers are being advised to arrive early for afternoon flights.


Florida man receives $980,000 tax refund after reporting $18,497 in wages

TAMPA, Fla. - A Florida man who reported $18,497 in wages is in trouble after he received a $980,000 tax refund based on a false tax return that he filed, according to a criminal complaint filed in U.S. District Court in Tampa, Florida.


Weather Forecast: Warm and Dry for Daytona 500 Sunday

ORLANDO, Fla. — A warm afternoon is ahead for Central Florida and the Daytona 500. Temperatures today will reach the low to mid-80s under partly sunny skies. Send us your weather photos via the Spectrum News 13 app.


Pedestrian dies after hit-and-run crash in Orange County, troopers say

Troopers are investigating after a pedestrian died following a hit-and-run crash on Saturday night in Orange County, according to the Florida Highway Patrol. A vehicle was traveling south on Gaymar Drive in northwest Orlando at about 9:30 p.m. when it struck a pedestrian who was walking in an “unkno


Winter Park, Bishop Moore capture state championships in competitive cheer

Winter Park High School and Bishop Moore Catholic High School both captured state titles at the statewide competitive cheer tournament Thursday, Jan. 31, and Friday, Feb. 1, in Gainesville.


Man removed license plate before lewd act in east Orange County, deputies say

ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. - Orange County Sheriff's Office sex crimes detectives are attempting to identify a man who they said committed a lewd act Tuesday in front of a 13-year-old girl in east Orange County.


Florida inmates help rescue baby locked in car

PASCO COUNTY, Fla. - Locking your keys in the car, we've all done it. But, for one Florida father, the urgency to get back in his SUV was all the more dire because his one-year-old daughter was locked inside.


Fatal Stabbing at Orlando Area Gas Station; Deputies In­ves­ti­gating

ORLANDO, Fla. — Deputies in Orange County are looking for whoever stabbed a man to death at a gas station early Sunday morning. The incident happened at the 7-Eleven station on Orange Blossom Trail, just south of I-4.


Florida boy, 11, arrested after refusing to recite ‘racist’ Pledge of Allegiance: report

A Florida middle school student was arrested earlier this month after allegedly getting into a confrontation with school officials and a law enforcement officer following reports that he refused to stand for the Pledge of Allegiance.


Florida Senator Darryl Rouson got $1 million in state budget for his wife’s employer

ST. PETERSBURG — Florida Sen. Darryl Rouson sought $1.7 million in the state budget two years ago for a daycare center associated with his church. He eventually got it $1 million.


These 5 Florida Companies Are Nation's Best To Work For: Fortune

WESTON, FL — Hilton is America's best company to work for in 2019, according to Fortune's annual list released on Thursday. The Virginia-based company jumped to the No. 1 spot in 2019 after placing No.33 on the list in 2018. Fortune writes that the company's ascent is thanks to several employee-focu


Humans: The most ‘harmful invasive’ of all? Human waste adds millions of pounds of phosphorus and nitrogen to Florida’s ecosystems

OKEECHOBEE — For decades, South Florida has been plagued by harmful invasive plants and animals that wreak havoc on the native ecosystems. Waterways are choked with hydrilla, originally imported from Asia for aquariums. Melaleuca, imported from Australia in a misguided plan to “drain the swamp,” gro


Fireball streaking over Florida was a large meteor, experts say

MELBOURNE, Fla. — Experts say a fireball streaking across the night sky over central Florida this week was a large meteor. Spalding Allsky Camera Network Director Dwayne Free says the meteor was up to a foot wide and exploded over the Atlantic Ocean with a force equal to 100 tons of TNT.


Florida motorcyclist dies after falling 100 feet off interstate in hit-and-run

TAMPA, Fla. - A Florida man was killed Friday when the motorcycle he was driving on an interstate highway clipped a motorcycle in front of him, sending him over a concrete barrier and 100 feet to his death, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.


Florida Time: Did Saint Augustine or Plymouth Rock come first?

Welcome to Florida Time, a weekly column about Florida history. Today, we discuss the two Floridas and set the record straight on who came first: Saint Augustine or Plymouth Rock. Let’s do this once and for all, shall we?


Florida runner attacked by 80-pound dog near half-marathon's end

Julie Stackhouse, 40, was in third place and a mile away from finishing the Donna Half-Marathon race in Atlantic Beach, Florida, when a bull-terrier mix aggressively attacked and latched on before she got away. Still dripping with blood and adrenaline, she managed to finish the Feb. 10 race, but pas


Customers and stores are fleeing Orlando's once-thriving malls. Can anything bring them back?

Orlando Fashion Square, West Oaks Mall, Oviedo Mall and the former Festival Bay Mall are still open and working on promised turnarounds after new sellers acquired the properties during the past six years.


Monkey encounter near Florida state park

MARION COUNTY, Fla. (FOX 35 Orlando) - A monkey was captured on camera charging at some guests who were visiting Silver Springs State Park in Marion County, Florida. JC Castillo and Janee Masciarelli of Ocala said they were visiting the park this week, as they do multiple times a week, when a woman


Gummies that sent kids to the hospital might not actually have had THC, FDLE suggests

WINTER HAVEN, Fla. — Gummy bears that were said to contain THC and sent several middle school students to the hospital in November might not have had THC in them, a Florida Department of Law Enforcement lab report claims.