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Florida to review use of standardized testing

Florida Education Commissioner Pam Stewart announced the state will study the use of standardized testing in public schools. Monday's announcement follows through on a campaign promise by Republican Gov. Rick Scott to study testing and education standards. The review will look at all standardized testing in schools and how they're ...

SunRail adds additional night train to test customer demand

Officials with the Florida Department of Transportation said SunRail will be adding a late evening train as a way of testing customer demand. The additional train will begin service Monday evening. The expanded schedule could be very popular during the holiday week, but the passenger load will be monitored into ...

How big a problem are credit card breaches in central Florida?

Thanks to technology, financial information is more at risk than ever. Since we started reporting on data breaches like the one at Target and now Staples, we wanted to see just how big the problem is in central Florida. News 96.5 pulled the numbers and asked what you can do ...

Singer Joe Cocker passes at 70

Joe Cocker has died.  The singer's management team tells ITV News, the British-born rocker passed away in Sheffield, England today after a battle with lung cancer.  He was 70.  The raspy-voiced singer is best known for hits such as "You Are So Beautiful," his cover of the Beatles' hit "With ...

Estranged husband of woman found dead in Poinciana has been arrested

Osceola County deputies told News 96.5 the estranged husband of the woman found dead Monday morning in a minivan  has turned himself in to detectives. He has been identified as 49 year old Herve Placide and has been taken into custody for questioning. Sheriff's office spokeperson Twis Lizasuain tells me ...

Satanic display set up near Gov. Rick Scott's office

The Satanic Temple launched its holiday display Monday morning at the Florida State Capital Rotunda, just down the hall from Governor Rick Scott's office. The display features an angel falling from the clouds into the flames, adjacent to a picture of a Christian Nativity scene. The Rotunda space exhibits presentations ...

NASA video shows astronaut's view of fiery re-entry

NASA releases a video taken Dec. 5 that shows what astronauts on the new space capsule Orion would experience during return to Earth. Beginning at ten minutes before splashdown, it shows the fiery re-entry into the atmosphere during which the heat shield changes color. Orion is traveling at 20,000 miles ...

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Report: Florida housing markets are best for cashing out

A new report says three Florida housing markets are among the best right now for institutional investors to cash out. The report by the firm RealtyTrac said the Space Coast, Orlando and Jacksonville are among the top housing markets in the nation where institutional investors have the most motivation to ...

A community is grief-stricken after a Tarpon Springs police officer was shot and killed in the line of duty.

Aunt of suspect in Tarpon Springs officer killing says nephew was 'nice kid'

The family of a man accused of killing a Tarpon Springs police officer is speaking up as the suspect sits in jail Monday morning. The Tarpon Springs Police Department identified the fallen officer as 45-year-old Charles Kondek, a 17-year veteran of the police department. The father of five was killed ...

LeBron James #23 of the Cleveland Cavaliers wears an "I Can't Breathe" shirt during warmups before a game against the Brooklyn Nets at the Barclays Center on December 8, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Chicago woman claims to own "I can't breathe"

A woman from a suburb north of Chicago has filed an application to trademark the phrase "I can't breathe."  That phrase has become a rallying cry for demonstrators who seek to protest the death of Eric Garner, who was choked to death by police who were investigating him.  Garner was ...

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Actor James Woods blasts Al Sharpton, blames him for death of cops

Actor James Woods took to Twitter this weekend to blame Rev. Al Sharpton for the murder of two NYPD officers Saturday.  And not just Sharpton, but NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio and President Obama.  One particular tweet, now deleted by Woods, read: "‘This disgusting pig is DIRECTLY responsible for the ...

This image released by Columbia Pictures shows James Franco, left, and Seth Rogen in "The Interview." The comedy is set for release in 2014 on Christmas Day. (AP Photo/Columbia Pictures, Sony, Ed Araquel)

Sony hackers mock FBI with 'you're an idiot' video

The Sony hackers, Guardians of Peace, have added insult to injury by sending the FBI a note, with attached video, calling those in the bureau an idiot. The Guardians of Peace, as the group of hackers call themselves, were responsible for the security breach at Sony that lead to leaked ...

SunRail adds additional night train to test customer demand

Officials with the Florida Department of Transportation said SunRail will be adding a late evening train this week as a way of testing customer demand. The additional train will begin service Monday evening. The expanded schedule could be very popular during the holiday week, but the passenger load will be ...

Jameis Winston cleared in FSU code-of-conduct case

A retired Florida supreme court justice says Jameis Winston did not violate Florida State's code of conduct and has cleared the Seminoles quarterback of all charges. Major Harding, who conducted the hearing which stemmed from a two-year-old sexual assault claim, said in a letter to Winston, “the evidence must show ...

Tarpon Springs police officer killed in shooting

Tarpon Springs police have released the name of the suspect accused of gunning down Tarpon Springs police officer Charles "Charlie K" Kondek. Kondek was shot and killed after a confrontation over loud noise with 23-year-old Marco Antonio Parilla Jr. early Sunday morning. Parilla is said to be a transient. The shooting ...

FDOT:Sunrail starting late night service testing

Sunrail's bells and whistles chugging along a whole lot later starting Monday. FDOT announcing the start date Saturday. Come Monday Sunrail will keep going well after sun down--around 10:30pm and later in some areas.  It is a test run that riders like Diane Gallagher are welcoming. "It's a cool way ...

Take a close look at 60-year-old Sylvester Felix of Orlando, last seen Friday leaving a Circle K on Curry Ford Road. Felix sufferes from dementia.

Cops: Missing Endangered Man Found

The Orlando Police department tells News965.com Sylvester Felix, 60 has been located after going missing Friday. The Orlando man--who suffers from dementia--was considered missing and endangered. He had last been seen walking from the Circle K gas station located at 5821 Curry Ford Road--wearing a long sleeve black shirt and ...

Favors, Hayward lead Jazz over Magic 101-94

Derrick Favors had 23 points and 10 rebounds and Gordon Hayward scored 20 to lead Utah to a 101-94 victory over Orlando on Friday night.      The Jazz, who won in Miami Wednesday, got back-to-back victories for the first time this season. Enes Kanter added 11 points and Trey ...

Ex-Orange County park employee remains jailed on child porn charges

An Orange County man faced a judge Friday morning on 100 counts of possessing child pornography. WFTV reporter Anthony DiLorenzo found out that Michael Dudley, 51, was an employee at Magnolia Park in Apopka. Orange County officials said they credit one of their workers for tipping off authorities. That employee ...

Supreme Court won't block gay marriages in Florida

The United States  Supreme Court has  refused to uphold a stay on  gay marriages in Florida. In a one-paragraph order, the court decided not to step into the Florida case. A federal judge previously declared Florida's ban on gay marriage unconstitutional and said same-sex marriage licenses could start being issued ...

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