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Seminole woman's death ruled homicide; Deputies search for missing son, vehicle

A Seminole County woman's death has been ruled a homicide and investigators told News 96.5 the victim's car is missing and her 20-year-old son is nowhere to be found. According to the Sheriff's Office, the body of Jacqueline Ortiz, 45, was found Sunday afternoon by family members in her home ...

Surveillance images released in I-Drive CVS robbery

Orange County deputies released surveillance images that shows two men who robbed a CVS Pharmacy on International Drive early Monday morning. News 96.5 has learned the Orange County CVS robbery happened an hour after a robbery of a CVS store on S. Orange Blossom Trail in Osceola County. Investigators are ...

Down to the wire in West Virginia

From Martinsburg, West Virginia With two weeks to go until Election Day, both parties are locked in a major struggle in West Virginia, as the fate of two U.S. House races here in the Mountain State could be an indicator of whether Republicans can successfully add to their numbers in ...

Ocala shooting suspect crashes during police chase; 2 women found dead

News 96.5  has learned two women were found dead and the shooting suspect hospitalized after crashing his motorcycle while fleeing police on Monday. Officers responding to disturbance call at the Springwood Village Apartments on Southeast 25th Street were informed of shots fired and a suspect fleeing on a motorcycle. As ...

Charlie Crist, 2014 Democratic candidate for governor.

Charlie Crist's campaign focused on South Florida

Former Gov. Charlie Crist arrived at Maria Rodriguez' home in Little Havana to talk about health care in what was billed as a listening tour. "You have some beautiful fruit," Crist told her as he sat down at a dining table. Rodriguez told him about her 19-year-old daughter's lung condition ...

Police activity prompts modified lockdown at Walker Middle in S. Orlando

UPDATED:  Officials with the Orange County School district tell us police activity prompted a modified lockdown at Judson B. Walker Middle School in Orlando this afternoon. The school on Amidon Lane near South Orange Avenue and East Lancaster Road was placed on lockdown just after 1 p.m. Monday. Police were investigating ...

Theodore Weiss with plane

Deputies: Plane, skeletal remains found in Marion County may be missing man's

A man walking through the woods at the Pruitt Trailhead found the site of a plane crash, along with skeletal remains, said the Marion County Sheriff's Office Monday. Authorities said the plane was last piloted by Theodore Weiss, who was reported missing, along with his plane, on April 5, 2014. ...

Tree removal crane flips over, crushes cars

A tree removal crane created a huge mess and thousands of dollars worth of damage in Largo on Sunday morning after it flipped over. By the time the crane hit the ground, a light pole, a car and a trailer were destroyed. It took hours for emergency crews to clean ...

Early voting begins in Orange and Seminole counties

Monday marks the start of early voting for Orange and Seminole counties. As one of the convenient ways to vote, the Florida Legislature allows voters to cast a ballot prior to Election Day at any designated Early Voting Center.  Unlike Election Day when a voter must vote in his or ...

Suspects sought after I-Drive CVS robbed for 2nd time in 3 weeks

Deputies said they are searching for two men who robbed a CVS Pharmacy on International Drive and Central Florida Parkway in Orange County. Authorities said the CVS had been robbed in September as well. One of the robbers has noticeable tattoos, and the other man was wearing a black hoodie, according ...

US Military to tackle Ebola in America

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagle has been ordered to provide a 30 member medical support team aimed at helping civilian doctors respond to the ebola crisis in America. Pentagon spokesman, Admiral John Kirby confirms the team will be made up of nurses and doctors who are familiar with infectious diseases. The ...

Possible human smuggling boat washes ashore in Indian River County

 An abandoned boat washed ashore in Indian River County on Sunday. Deputies said they turned the investigation over to the United States Customs and Border Patrol, after they found out it may have been used in human smuggling. The boat was unoccupied and no keys or personal possessions were found ...

Daytona Beach commissioner arrested, charged with battery

A Daytona Beach commissioner is facing battery charges after police said he punched a 66-year-old man during an argument. Robert Gilliland, 47, was arrested Sunday and later bonded out of jail. Police said he was in his car outside the Pelican Bay subdivision on Bellville Road about 1 a.m. and ...

Jury selection to start Monday in Orange County man’s murder trial

After three years, the family of a murdered Volusia County woman could finally get justice. In August 2011, Seminole County deputies found Sarah Rucker’s body outside the former Miami Subs restaurant near State Road 434 and Interstate 4. Her estranged husband is going on trial for the alleged murder this week. Investigators ...

Obama finally hits 2014 campaign trail

After scrapping two planned days of political events last week because of worries about Ebola, President Obama took his first step on to the 2014 campaign trail on Sunday with rallies in Maryland and Illinois, but his schedule for the rest of the week is devoid of campaign activities other ...

Burglar smashes into store, takes cigarettes

Orange County Sheriff’s Office investigators need help identifying a burglar caught on camera smashing into a store. Deputies said the break-in happened on Sept. 30 at the Walgreens on Curry Ford Road. The Sheriff’s Office released surveillance footage that shows a man tossing a large piece of cement through the ...

Ex-Expressway Authority board member bonds out of jail

The former Expressway Authority Board member who was found guilty of bribery was sentenced to seven-and-a-half years in prison Friday, but in a deal he cut with prosecutors, Scott Batterson was able to bond out of jail while he appeals the case. He bonded out about 8:30 p.m. Friday. He ...

Surviving child upgraded to stable after father shoots 3 kids, self in Port Orange

A father shot three of his children, killing two, before fatally shooting himself in a Port Orange home, Volusia County Sheriff Ben Johnson said. Officers said the only surviving child, 9-year-old Lauren Mohney, has been upgraded from critical to stable condition at Arnold Palmer Hospital. Savanna Mohney, 14, and David ...

A father shot three of his children, killing two, before fatally shooting himself in a Port Orange home, Volusia County Sheriff's Office Sheriff Ben Johnson said.

Husband accused of killing kids, self was alleged victim of domestic abuse

A father who homicide investigators say shot three of his children in Port Orange killing himself had claimed to be the victim of domestic violence. Investigators with the Volusia County Sheriff's Office said David Mohney, 52, shot and killed his son and daughter, Savanna Mohney, 14, and David Mohney, 11, ...

Michelle Obama urges Crist crowd to vote early

First Lady Michelle Obama urged a Charlie Crist for Governor rally to vote early and make sure others also get to the polls in November. "A lot of folks were shocked when Barack won, because they were counting on folks like us to stay home," she said to the rally ...

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