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Wonut wonder debuts in Chicago

We first told you about the "CRONUT" craze coming out of New York City last summer. We even found some similar croissant-donuts goodies available here in Orlando. Now, we learn, a Chicago bakery is attempting to "one up" the Big Apple with its own indulgent invention. It’s called the "WONUT," ...

Orlando Expressway Authority board member Scott Batterson indicted by grand jury

A grand jury has indicted Orlando Orange County Expressway Authority board member Scott Batterson on charges of bribery and soliciting unlawful compensation by a public official. They are second-degree felonies. Ninth Circuit Chief Judge Belvin Perry set bail at $2,800. Within minutes, Fla. Governor Rick Scott suspended Batterson from his ...

PICTURE: Ex-Marine 'crucifies' himself on Easter in protest to being discharged

Former Marine recruiter Joshua Klohr says he now regrets stringing himself from a  ten-foot cross on Easter Sunday during Denver, Colorado's 4/20 celebration. Klohr was kicked out of the Corps last year after complaining about his job. According to the Daily Mail,  Klohr's troubles started when he was working as ...

Trayvon Martin's father hopes son's death reignites civil rights fight

This week, the father of Trayvon Martin, Tracy Martin, spoke to an audience at Nassau Community College.  According to Newsday, Martin said he would like to see his son's name "in the history books of modern days, taking his place beside Emmett Till." Till was killed in Mississippi in 1955 ...

Publix robbery suspect denied bail

The man police say is responsible for a string of Publix robberies faced a judge Thursday. Cecil Buckner was denied bail in a hearing room inside the Orange County Jail. Investigators said Buckner, 34, and others have been responsible for multiple Publix robberies, including one on Sand Lake Road on ...

Thieves caught on camera stealing high-priced hunting knives

Police are looking for the thieves that broke into the historical Randall Knives Company in Edgewood and swiped a bunch of knives. Security camera's caught the incident on April 6. Authorities say the suspects disabled the stores alarm system before going in and taking the knives valued at around $3,500. ...

Cops: Man confesses mom's murder to funeral worker

A Palm Coast is facing manslaughter charges in the death of his mother after allegedly confessing his role in her death to an employee of at a Flagler County funeral home.  The worker, who called deputies a few days later and told them a "highly intoxicated" Richard Guyton Mathews broke ...

Detectives serve two search warrants in daycare crash investigation

Detectives investigating a deadly daycare crash from two weeks ago have new evidence in the case. State troopers and Seminole County deputies served two search warrants Wednesday night at the Winter Park home where investigators say Robert Corchado ditched the SUV he was driving in the April 9, crash that ...

Afghan guard opens fire at Kabul hospital, killing 3 American doctors

Afghan hospital guard kills 3 American doctors

The U.S. Embassy in Afghanistan says three doctors killed by an Afghan security guard at a Kabul hospital are American citizens. Thursday's shooting at Cure International Hospital in western Kabul was the latest attack on foreign civilians in the Afghan capital this year. The embassy says on Twitter: "With great ...

Veterans career fair in Orlando Thursday

Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 This free job fair specifically for Orlando's unemployed and underemployed military veterans and their spouses is being held at the Bahia Shriners auditorium on Thursday, April 24th, from 11:00am - 3:00pm. This career fair will include more than 40 veteran-friendly companies,  ...

State picks firm for I-4 expansion project

The new and improved I-4 will have additional lanes from State Road 434 in Seminole County down to Kirkman Road in Orange County. It will also have express toll lanes for people who are willing to pay to avoid traffic. The Department of Transportation awarded the massive $2.1 billion contract ...

Sheriff: Suspect linked to 3 Publix robberies

Authorities said Wednesday that a man arrested in connection with a Publix grocery store robbery in Dr. Phillips is also suspected of robbing two other Publix stores in Winter Park and DeLand. Investigators identified the suspect as Cecil Buckner, 34. They said he and others have been responsible for multiple ...

PHOTOS: Escalators installed at Daytona International Speedway

Until now, race fans have had to walk up several flights of stairs to get to the best seats at the top of the grandstands.  Today, escalators were being installed in the new grandstand as part of the $400 million renovation called DAYTONA RISING.  The first escalator was raised and ...

Bear hunts proposed by state lawmakers

After a number of bear attacks in Central Florida we've learned some state lawmakers want to allow bear hunts, to get a handle on the population. Representative Jason Broeder from Sanford is sending a letter to the FWC, signed by a dozen of his collogues, proposing the measure. It's a ...

Baby with severe health issues found in "deplorable conditions"

We told you about the Florida man arrested last week for allegedly smothering his 1-year-old son to continue playing video games.  Now we've learned Citrus County Sheriff's Office detectives have added additional charges for Cody Wygant, 24, who now faces charges of child neglect and causing great bodily harm to ...

Lockdowns lifted at 3 Orlando schools following bomb threat

Three Orlando schools that were put on lockdown while police investigated bomb threats were cleared around 1:50 p.m. Wedneday. We're told police and firefighters responded to Boone High School and Jones High School around 1 p.m. after authorities say a male called reporting a bombs at both high schools. Police ...

FCAT testing resumes after glitch fix

After a computer glitch prevented thousands of students from taking this year's FCAT assessment, Florida school districts have resumed testing today.   The Department of Education says it worked with testing contractor Pearson throughout Monday night and Tuesday morning to resolve any residual issues. Monday night, Pearson reported that internet service ...

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USF makes new rule declaring no more 'selfies' during graduation ceremonies

The University of South Florida is fed up with their graduates taking selfies on the graduate stage as they walk up to accept their diplomas. According to The Oracle, USF's school newspaper, the request came after a graduating senior last May did an inappropriate dance on stage when he approached ...

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Student stabbed while exiting bus at Orange County middle school

A 15-year-old student was stabbed while he was exiting a bus at Chain of Lakes Middle School Wednesday, the Orange County Sheriff's Office and school officials said. The teen was stabbed this morning during drop off at the bus loop on Conroy Windermere Road in Orlando. The other student involved ...

If you’re wondering why Arthur Blank’s MLS team, the official announcement of which came Wednesday not far from where the billionaire’s new stadium will stand, can make it in a city where other sports ventures have failed, think of radio.
FULL ARTICLE HERE  |  PHOTOS: Atlanta will get next MLS team  |  VIDEO: Official announcement
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Orange commissioner accuses MLS of double standard on stadium issue

A family-owned church near downtown that is refusing to sell to the City of Orlando could be the saving grace for opponents of a soccer-specific stadium for Orlando. That stadium was part of the terms between Orlando City Soccer, local government and Major League Soccer for expansion to Orlando next ...

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