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Armed man surrenders after 8 hour standoff with Orlando police

After an eight hour standoff an armed man is now in custody, according to the Orlando Police Department. Police said the man barricaded himself in a condo Thursday morning near South Semoran Boulevard and La Costa Drive. The incident was reported shortly before 6:45 a.m. when investigators were called to ...

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Police: Baby in critical condition after being shaken by caretaker

A woman is accused of shaking a baby to the point where the child needed to have brain surgery. Orlando police said Ameenah Taggart, 25, was arrested Tuesday. Police said Taggart was taking care of the 1-year-old child when the baby had to be taken to Arnold Palmer Hospital. The doctor ...

Trump vows to increase deportations, starting with “bad dudes”

Two days after rolling out brand new guidelines for deporting people who are illegally in the United States, President Trump vowed on Thursday to follow through on his promise to more strictly enforce existing immigration laws, starting with those immigrants who have committed crimes in the United States. “We’re getting ...

Video shows Orlando police officer cursing at a driver; officer reassigned

Orlando Police officer Jose Sanchez has been taken off patrol and re-assigned after cellphone footage shows him cursing and yelling at a man in a truck. The officer was responding to an argument between a father and son. Ryan Romasco told photographyisnotacrime.com that officer Sanchez determined no crime was committed ...

GALLERY: Rainbow over Central Florida 2/23/17

FDLE: 7-month-old Osceola County girl vanishes

UPDATE: Child has been found. https://twitter.com/OsceolaSheriff/status/834751321928523776 A 7-month-old girl vanished Wednesday from her home near Kissimmee, the Florida Department of Law Enforcement said. Alena Ward disappeared from the Images condominiums near West Irlo Bronson Memorial Highway and North Poinciana Boulevard, investigators said. Officials said Alena might be with 23-year-old Donte ...

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Video shows off-duty officer opening fire on teenagers who walked on his lawn

Angry protests broke out Wednesday night in Anaheim, California over a now viral video showing an off-duty officer firing his gun after getting into a scuffle with a group of teenagers.  The LAPD officer had apparently grown tired of the teens walking on his lawn and exchanged words with some ...

Intermittent showers on Wednesday across Central Florida; record rainfall near coast

The Sunshine State did not live up to its nickname on Wednesday, after a Gulf low-pressure system has produced on and off showers all day. Forecasts were spot on, signaling the most persistent showers to be along the eastern coast of Florida. Rainfall amounts generally between 1 to 2 inches ...

FILE- In this Feb. 14, 2017 file photo, area business leaders and workers gather around Florida Gov. Rick Scott after a roundtable discussion about the local economic impact of Visit Florida and Enterprise Florida in Panama City Beach, Fla. The Florida House is releasing a scathing new video that trashes the two programs championed by Gov. Scott. The Republican-controlled House on Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017, posted a video to YouTube that mentions several economic development deals that went bust despite taxpayers putting up millions to bring companies to the state.  (Andrew Wardlow/News Herald via AP, File)

The governor strikes back over future of economic development agency

Governor Rick Scott is saying that fellow Republicans in the Florida House are using "fake news" to justify their plan to scrap the state's economic development agency. Scott used his campaign Twitter account on Wednesday to distribute a video critical of House Speaker Richard Corcoran and House Republicans. The video ...

White House delays issuing new travel order until next week

The Trump Administration has again pushed back plans to release an updated version of an executive order that temporarily blocked all refugee admissions along with visits to the United States by residents of seven different Muslim-majority countries, as the White House again signaled it would keep fighting for the original ...

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Rep Soto: Federal immigration policies go against CFL values

Orlando Democratic Congressman Darren Soto says the Hispanic and immigrant community in Central Florida is fearful of new federal immigration policies under President Donald Trump. "Central Florida has a vibrant and diverse community, and I just think this goes against our values," Soto tells News 96.5 WDBO. He thinks the ...

FWC nabs boat hauling 42 undersized pompano

"One fish, two fish, 42 FISH?!" That's the headline the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission used in the Facebook post about busting a commercial vessel with an illegal catch. FWC says an anoymous tip from a caller led their officers to find 42 undersized pompano fish on a boat. ...

Military officials blame Trump hiring freeze for cuts in child care services

Even as President Donald Trump on Wednesday defended his decision to impose a hiring freeze on the federal government as a way to save taxpayer dollars, that move was being directly blamed by some military officials for a reduction in child care services at two Army bases, drawing complaints from ...

Trump’s pick for National Security Advisor will need Senate confirmation

While President Donald Trump’s choice of Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster to be his National Security Advisor has drawn praise from both political parties, the Trump Administration will have to jump over one more hurdle to put McMaster in that job on a permanent basis, because as a high-ranking military officer, ...

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SeaWorld offering $5,000 Scholarship for High School Seniors

SeaWorld Orlando has announced the 2017 Environmental Scholarship Award for students who share the company’s passion for protecting and preserving the world. The scholarship is available to high school seniors in Florida who have a GPA of 3.0 or higher. Students will receive a one-time award of $5000 to use ...

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UPS testing drones for delivery near Tampa

UPS has begun testing drones to be used for deliveries. The latest such test was conducted Monday in Hillsborough County at a blueberry farm in Lithia. The drone is launched through an opening in the roof of the delivery truck.  The drone carries the package to its delivery point, saving ...

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Dramatic snowboarder rescue caught on camera

A snowboarder is lucky to be alive, and he has his fellow thrill-seekers to thank. According to a report in the UK's Daily Mail, Mac Johnson was snowboarding last week in Squaw Valley, California when he fell off the edge of a cliff, plummeting about 30 feet.   Two other ...

Deputies: Homeowner's son shoots intruders in Orange County home invasion

When two home invaders put a gun to a woman’s head, her son fought back, deputies said. One intruder was fatally shot and a second was critically wounded Tuesday morning during a home invasion in a Pine Hills neighborhood, the Orange County Sheriff's Office said. The men, both in their ...

Markeith Loyd in court

Murder suspect Markeith Loyd to appear in court

Murder suspect Markeith Loyd is scheduled to appear in court Wednesday morning. Loyd is accused of killing his pregnant ex-girlfriend Sade Dixon in December and Orlando police Lt. Debra Clayton last month. From profanity-laced rants to talking back to the judge, Loyd has had several contentious outbursts during previous court ...

Violent day in Orange County leads to three shootings

Three separate shootings that took place a few miles from each other within six hours have left one man dead and two others hospitalized in Orange County on Tuesday. On Delcrest Drive, where the latest shooting happened, residents are on edge. “It’s sad because this is normally a really nice ...

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