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ORLANDO, Fla. - Since Orange County began using text to 911 service last month, county officials say they have already received 20 texts along with the countless other calls for service. While the main purpose of the technology is to be able to communicate with the deaf community, it can also be used in ...
ORLANDO, Fla. - A UCF student who praised mass-shooters online has been determined not to be a threat and will be allowed to have a firearm returned. Circuit Judge Bob LeBlanc held a hearing Monday to determine if the student was a threat.

Darren Soto arrested in Orange County. Share. Shares. Copy Link ... Amanda Soto bonded out of the Orange County Jail early Monday. Details about her arrest ... Elected in 2016, Soto represents Florida's ninth district, which includes all of Osceola and parts of Orange and Polk counties. Wife of U.S. Rep.
Students, teachers and activists came together in Santa Ana at Centennial Regional Park on March 24 to demand stricter gun control as a part of March for Our Lives. Organized by the survivors of the Feb. 14 shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, the march held its main ...
ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. - A 30-year-old woman was killed and two other people were injured in a crash Saturday afternoon in Orange County, according to the Florida Highway Patrol. The crash happened at 1:53 p.m. near Orange Blossom Trail and Orinoco Drive. Troopers said a Chrysler vehicle was ...
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A 50-year-old man and six dogs have died in a house fire in Florida that also left a woman critically injured. Orange County Fire Rescue officials said on Twitter that the fire broke out early Tuesday in a home near Orlando. Orange County firefighters pulled the man from the home, but ...

A company that planned to open a medical marijuana dispensary south of downtown Orlando is challenging the city's ordinance regulating such businesses, alleging it violates state law. Surterra Florida, which operates five dispensaries statewide, filed the suit in Orange County Circuit Court last week and ...
ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. - A man is dead and another is injured after a shooting near Colonial Drive and State Road 417 late Sunday night in Orange County, the Sheriff's Office said. Related Headlines. Four masked burglars forced themselves inside an Orlando apartment early Monday morning and ...
ORLANDO, Fla. - Two people were shot late Sunday at an Orange County apartment complex, deputies said. The double shooting was reported around 11 p.m. at the Park 9 Apartments off Econ Trail near Colonial Drive. Orange County sheriff's deputies were seen searching for evidence after residents ...
ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. - Three men were shot Monday afternoon outside a gas station near Maitland, the Orange County Sheriff's Office said. ... A 40-year-old man and a 25-year-old man were taken to Orlando Regional Medical Center, and a 20-year-old man appeared at Florida Hospital Altamonte, ...
Orange County District Attorney Tony Rackauckas recently created a task force to handle abuses in the anti-addiction industry in the “Rehab Riviera.” Rackauckas is hoping to repeat the success of Palm Beach County State Attorney Dave Aronberg, who created a similar task force two years ago. Since then ...
ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. - Deputies are warning residents to be on the lookout for a purse snatcher in east Orange County. Related Headlines. Four masked burglars forced themselves inside an Orlando apartment early Monday morning and battered two people. Burglars batter child, adult during armed ...
ORANGE COUNTY, Fla.- - A pedestrian was killed on Saturday when he was run over by two vehicles on Colonial Drive, according to the Florida Highway Patrol. The accident happened at approximately 9:10 p.m. in the westbound lanes of Colonial Drive, just east of Murdock Boulevard. Troopers said the ...
School districts across Southern California consider safety changes in wake of Florida shooting ... (File Photo by Mark Rightmire, Orange County Register/SCNG) ... In south Orange County, Capistrano Unified put lockdown kits in classrooms after Sandy Hook and has since given each school trauma kits, ...
ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. - Orange County Comptroller Phil Diamond's official records department has set up a free property fraud alert program to help residents protect themselves from a ... The free system, which is online now, issues an alert via text, email or phone and is used by several Florida counties.
The Central Florida Police Benevolent Association has put its endorsement behind Rob Panepinto in the contest for Orange County mayor, his campaign announced Monday. “The Central Florida Police Benevolent Association proudly announces its endorsement of Rob Panepinto for Orange County ...
ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. - A child died Sunday evening after being struck by a vehicle on Silver Star Road, troopers said. Florida Highway Patrol officials said a Mercury Cougar, driven by Chasity Young, 19, struck the 8-year-old girl as she attempted to cross Silver Star Road near Dardanelle Drive at about ...

ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. - An Orange County Christian school teacher is accused of stomping on a child's foot hard enough to leave a bruise, according to the Orange County Sheriff's Office. The investigation into 53-year-old Diane Williams, a teacher at Kingsway Christian Academy in Orlando, began ...
Orange County Sheriff Jerry Demings has endorsed Orlando Police Chief John Mina in the election to be his successor. Citing Mina's accomplishments as chief of the Orlando Police Department and the trust he has built in the community, Demings, who is in his third term as sheriff, said he considers Mina is ...
Orange County Commissioner Pete Clarke lent $200,000 in February to his bid for Orange County mayor, putting his campaign in a more competitive financial position with those of his two main rivals, Orange County Sheriff Jerry Demings and Winter Park businessman Rob Panepinto. With the loan ...
ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. - Florida Forest Service and Orange County Fire Rescue crews extinguished a 100-acre brush fire Friday. The blaze ignited shortly before 1 p.m. near Reynolds Parkway and Bancroft Boulevard in Orange County's Wedgefield neighborhood.
Crews battled a brush fire in east Orange County that got as big as 100 acres and evacuated 10 homes. Firefighters were actively protecting structures and the ... the fire was about 40 acres and 100 percent contained. Orange County Fire Rescue and the Florida Forestry Service responded to the scene.
ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. - Authorities roped off a wooded area where human remains were discovered, the Orange County Sheriff's Office said. Photos: Central Florida missing persons cases. Related Headlines. Harry Lee Goldsboro. Police arrest man accused of grabbing woman, exposing himself in ...
For the first time, the Florida Department of Health in Orange County has issued an assessment of the Hispanic population, showing several areas of need and highlighting health disparities in the community. “This assessment is timely given the rapid growth of our Hispanic community from Venezuela and ...
The $14.2 million bridge connected Florida International University and the city of Sweetwater. It was expected to open to foot traffic next year. “We are shocked and saddened about the tragic events unfolding at the FIU-Sweetwater pedestrian bridge. At this time we are still involved in rescue efforts and ...
Santa Ana and Florida students Skype about gun safety ... By Susan Christian Goulding | sgoulding@scng.com | Orange County Register ... Santa Ana High students take turns asking questions about gun safety issues while Skyping with fellow speech and debate students at Nova High in Florida, on ...
Orange County Sheriff Jerry Demings has received the endorsement of the International Drive Resort Area Chamber of Commerce for his quest to become county mayor. The chamber's board of directors said it gave its endorsement to Demings after interviewing all the potential candidates, which include ...
OSCEOLA COUNTY, Fla. (WOFL FOX 35) - Three people have been arrested in connection to the alleged kidnapping and killing of an Osceola County, Florida woman. The victim, Janice Marie Zengotita-Torres, 42, of Kissimmee, was mistakenly targeted in what investigators are calling a murder-for-hire ...
We're not talking about this kind of thing happening in some backwater, either. Orange County, Florida is a fairly prominent area — in fact, it's Florida's fifth most populous county. 200,000 Orange residents passed a vote for nonpartisan elections in 2014, but four years later, candidates still run under party ...
ORLANDO, Fla. - Members of Central Florida's Haitian community on Friday criticized reports that President Donald Trump used a vulgar remark to describe the country on the eve of the anniversary of the 2010 earthquake, one of the deadliest disasters in modern history. On Thursday, Trump was in a ...
ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. - When an Orange County school bus stopped short of its normal drop-off spot Wednesday, parents surrounded the vehicle and some started removing children, including some who were not their own, through the windows. Orange County Schools said the driver of the bus did what ...
Florida Highway Patrol troopers are investigating the death of a 73-year-old woman who was hit by a car Wednesday while crossing the street. Troopers said the woman, identified as Irma Morales, was not in a crosswalk when she was walking across Pershing Avenue near Redditt Road around 6:30 p.m. ...
Orange County School Board Chair Bill Sublette picked up money momentum in December in the contest for the Orange County mayor's office, out-raising three other major candidates who all had decent but not great months of campaign fundraising. Sublette's campaign reported he had raised $30,275 in ...
Retired 32-year veteran of the Orange County Sheriff's Office Thomas Stroup has filed to run for Orange County Sheriff, the first major candidate into the ... the sheriff's office, moved up through ranks, and obtained more and more education, including a master's degree from the University of Central Florida.
Central Florida courthouses responded by installing metal detectors and X-ray machines within months after the shooting. Orange County bailiffs became full-fledged deputies with better training and equipment. Today's security features include hundreds of cameras, including some that have ...
ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. - A 17-year-old boy was shot and killed Tuesday afternoon at a home, the Orange County Sheriff's Office said. Relatives discovered Justin Machado's body shortly before 3:15 p.m. at their Lynchburg Court home near South John Young Parkway and Deerfield Boulevard, Sheriff's ...
ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. - In honor of two fallen heroes who died one year ago Tuesday, the Orlando Police Department and the Orange County Sheriff's Office will host a series of commemorative events. On Jan. 9, 2016, Orlando police Lt. Debra Clayton was fatally shot outside a John Young Parkway ...
The 2011 law didn't lead to better academic performance for students, one of its goals, but it did drive down teacher morale, said the former Orange County teacher who now works in administration for the online Florida Virtual School. “We don't think student test scores should be tied to our evaluations,” ...
"Theoretically, the petitioners — or even us, if we don't like the outcome — could appeal to the District Court of Appeals, and next it would go to the Florida Supreme Court. I have no idea, even if we win — would the petitioners file another appeal?" Since Orange County is in pending litigation on The Grow ...
ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. - The Orange County Sheriff's Office is investigating after a series of robberies Saturday in the Taft area and Florida Mall. Officials said there were two robberies in the Taft area and a theft at the Florida Mall.
Similarly, Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs referenced “300,000 people coming to the state” at a housing forum Thursday in Orlando that included Scott. But the post-Maria moves to Florida are probably more like 50,000 so far, according to University of Florida economists, based on hard numbers like ...
ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. - An arrest was made Friday in connection with an armed burglary that left one intruder dead and the 70-year-old homeowner seriously injured, officials with the Orange County Sheriff's Office said. Luismil Hernandez, 18, is accused of kicking down the door of a home on Murcott ...
After Hurricane Irma, people evacuated to Central Florida and the hotel tax revenue grew in September from the same month last year. An Orange County committee, which is made up of several elected officials including County Mayor Teresa Jacobs and Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer, give recommendations ...
A 70-year-old homeowner shot and killed a suspect breaking into his Orange County house Wednesday night, sheriff's deputies said. Spokesman Jeff Williamson said around 5 p.m., two people were trying to break into Juan Jose Caraballo's house in the 7700 block of Murcott Circle. He was armed and ...
ORLANDO, Fla. - A 24-year-old Orlando man was critically injured early Friday when his BMW crashed through a guardrail and brick wall before slamming into a house in Orange County, the Florida Highway Patrol said. The crash was reported at a Mortiz Court home located behind Chickasaw Trail, north ...
No snow is forecast for Central Florida, but the National Weather Service issued a freeze warning for the area from 3-9 a.m. Thursday, after issuing a wind-chill advisory earlier in ... More than 2,300 customers in Orange County, about 3,600 in Seminole County and over 2,000 in Brevard County lost power.
ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. - A man was killed and another was injured in a shooting in an Orange County neighborhood on Wednesday, deputies said. Deputies were called shortly after 5 p.m. to Murcott Circle near Old Winter Garden Road for an aggravated battery. They said they found a man with gunshot ...
A Nekter Juice Bar franchisee plans four locations in Florida this year, a new state for the juice bar chain. Nitin Solanki expects to open locations in Coconut Creek and Aventura in the spring and West Delray Beach and Coral Springs later this year under the Solanki Co. LLC. Solanki's background is in ...
Intruder killed, 70-year-old homeowner injured in Orange County armed burglary, deputies say. By: WFTV ... ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. - An intruder was killed by a 70-year-old homeowner Wednesday afternoon during what deputies believe was an armed burglary, the Orange County Sheriff's Office said.
In the three months after Maria, 10,324 Puerto Rican students enrolled in Florida public school districts, according to a December survey from the Center for Puerto Rican Studies at Hunter College. Almost half of those students ended up in two school districts – Orange County (2,590) and Osceola County ...


 

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