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Former employee sues Osceola clerk of court

Osceola County’s controversial clerk of court is under attack again. This time, he’s being sued by his former legal adviser and public information officer. The lawsuit accuses Armando Ramirez of conducting public business in private, nepotism and hiding public records. Adam Alvarez, Ramirez’s former attorney, filed the lawsuit this week, ...

Rapist sought after woman attacked in Winter Park apartment

A woman was sexually battered in her apartment home late this morning after answering a knock at her front door, investigators with the Orange County Sheriff's Office said.  An unconfirmed report said the attacker was armed with a box cutter. The victim was hospitalized. It's not clear how the alleged ...

School grades released for elementary, middle schools

State education officials are releasing the 2014 school grades for elementary and middle schools. The yearly 'A' to 'F' grades are primarily based on student performance on the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test, according to the Department of Education. That test is being replaced by a new exam this coming school ...

Video shows group of bears wandering in Longwood

A video shot by a Longwood resident shows  a group of bears wandering around the neighborhood. The resident who shot the cellphone video said he was renovating an athletic court at home in Longwood when the bears were spotted. The man says it appeared to be a family of bears ...

Man caught feeding bears in neighborhood where woman was mauled

Investigators with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission are sharing some of the evidence they have against a Seminole County man accused of feeding bears. Terry Frana says Eugene Cifers lives just two doors down from her.  She was mauled by a bear in the front yard of her ...

Missing mom's twins spotted back in town; Grandparents denied visitation

The grandparents of missing mother Michelle Parker were excited to learn this week that her children were back in Central Florida, but  requests to see the 6-year-olds, a boy and girl ,were "flatly denied" by the father, Dale Smith Jr., they said. While Parker's parents feel Smith is responsible for ...

Tourist loses fingertips on Pirates of the Caribbean ride

A tourist from the United Kingdom lost two fingertips on his right hand while riding on the Pirates of the Caribbean ride at Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom in Orlando. Disney officials say it is unclear how the accident happened yesterday morning.  Bo Jones of the Reedy Creek Fire Department ...

Wine bottle-wielding Good Samaritan thwarts robbery attempt

A Good Samaritan with a taste for wine stopped a supermarket robbery this week in Australia. In this surveillance video from inside the store, you can see the would-be robber approach the counter and show the clerk a knife. All of it goes down as customers mill about the store. ...

LA officer locks himself in hot car, films PSA

Summer heat can be deadly and we're hearing more and more reports of children dying in hot cars. That's why one Louisiana officer wants parents to know exactly what it feels like. Thibodaux Police Officer David Melancon sat in his police car without any air conditioning. Within seconds, he broke ...

PHOTOS: Waterspout forms off Cocoa Beach

Folks along the Space Coast are still talking about Thursday's storms. A series of thunderstorms moved into Brevard County in the afternoon, whipping up winds and dropping torrential rains.   Off Cocoa Beach, a waterspout formed briefly but broke apart before moving onshore.     Experts say water spouts are ...

Foster mom arrested after leaving child in hot car

A foster care parent was arrested Thursday after Apopka police said she left a young child in a hot car at a grocery store. Police said Monique Williams, 53, left the 15-month-old boy  unattended in the vehicle for approximately 20 minutes in the parking lot of a Publix on Rock ...

Pilot, passenger escape plane crash into Titusville shop

A pilot and his passenger escaped without injury, after their small plane crashed through the roof of a Titusville business, Thursday. The plane fell through the roof of American Paint & Body Collision Center on Garden Street at about noon. Pilot Jim McMillan and a passenger, aboard the 1982 Beechcraft ...

They are smoking a ton of pot

On Wednesday, The Marijuana Policy project released the first-ever post-legalization market study. They found that both Colorado residents and visitors are " smoking pot by the ton!" About 44% of all sales in the Denver area are to visitors to the state. In the mountains and other recreational spots, that ...

In this June 20, 2014 photo, a woman is helped from one boxcar to another, as Central American migrants wait atop the train they were riding north, hours after it suffered a minor  derailment in a remote wooded area outside Reforma de Pineda, Chiapas state, Mexico. Many migrants who say they are fleeing criminal violence generally are not eligible for political asylum, which is reserved for groups persecuted for their beliefs or identities. U.N. officials say there is no way of forcing the U.S. and Mexico to accept Central Americans as refugees, but a broad-based change in terminology could bring pressure on the two countries to do more. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)

Obama official says immigrant kids draining funds

The Homeland Security agency responsible for removing immigrants who are in the country illegally will run out of money by mid-August unless Congress approves President Barack Obama's emergency request for $3.7 billion to help deal with a flood of child immigrants crossing the border illegally without their parents, Homeland Security ...

Orange County residents demand action after receiving dirty, wet mail

Residents in an east Orange County neighborhood said they’ve had their mail stolen, opened and even urinated on, and they said their mail carrier is responsible. Residents said they’ve gone to the U.S. post office in Waterford Lakes to complain, but so far the mailman is still in the job. ...

Residents sound off on proposed expansion to Osceola County Parkway

Residents sounded off Thursday night about a proposed expansion to the Osceola County Parkway that would cut through neighborhoods in Orange County. Subdivisions like Wyndham Lakes, Fells Landing and Eagle Creek would all get a new backyard view under the plan, and residents packed a meeting to express their frustrations. ...

Portion of roof collapses after Orange Co. home catches fire

Orange County Fire Rescue is at the scene of a house fire on Oaken Cove Court in Orlando. Officials said the occupants weren’t home when the fire broke out. Flames could be seen shooting through the roof of the home and part of the roof collapsed, according to Fire Rescue. ...

Plane crashes into Titusville business

A plane has crashed through the roof of a Titusville business, according to Titusville police. The crash happened at American Paint & Body Collision Center on Garden Street around noon Thursday. Police did not say if there were injuries in the incident. We have a reporter headed to the scene. ...

Orlando City Soccer to rowdy fans groups: Cut it out

Orlando's incoming Major League Soccer team is suspending four fans from its games until legal proceedings are settled following their arrests during a recent game in St. Petersburg.   Orlando City Soccer Club founder president Phil Rawlins announced the sanctions in an open letter posted on the team's website Wednesday. ...

VIDEO- Dad uses GoPro to film wife giving birth outside hospital WARNING GRAPHIC

A couple from Texas was in a rush to get mom-to-be to a hospital. The baby's father shot GoPro video of the frantic trip, and the delivery on the sidewalk outside of the hospital. More on the story. WARNING GRAPHIC VIDEO http://youtu.be/LtANhLnNy9M

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