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Heavy rains from Erika cause of concern in Osceola County

In Osceola County, just outside Kissimmee, some residents are going to bed Friday night with one eye open on Mill Slough.   "I'm very, very concerned," resident Carmel Mooney said.   Mill Slough is a drainage creek that runs between two neighborhoods and often floods during heavy rains, according to ...

UCF leaders, David Siegel meet over student drug testing proposal

Time-share mogul David Siegel said he had hoped to convince school leaders that random drug tests would be constitutionally legal, but says he left the University of Central Florida campus Friday with only a promise to continue the conversation.   "UCF's stance is that it's unconstitutional and we're not going ...

 

T.S. Erika continues west with a slight turn north

The 11pm update from the National Hurricane Center shows Erika is still moving west,  but with a slight turn north, winds are still at 45 MPH.  Governor Scott has declared a state of emergency for ALL Florida counties as a precaution ahead of tropical storm Erika. The storm could still ...

T.S. Erika continues path toward Florida; Heavy rains expected

As Tropical Storm Erika heads toward the state of Florida, Gov. Rick Scott has declared a state of emergency. The storm is losing a little steam as it moves toward the Dominican Republic and Haiti Erika should emerge on the northwest side of Hispanola on Saturday. Depending on the structure ...

Sand bags available this weekend

Orange County is making sandbags available for residents this weekend, who want to prepare for possible flooding from Erika. Click here to see a map. Apopka Maintenance: 3258 Clarcona Road. Apopka Bithlo Maintenance: 18753 Old Cheney Highway. Bithlo John Young Maintenance: 4200 S. John Young Parkway, Orlando Taft Maintenance: 11442 ...

The inaugural MetroWest Italian Auto Show is Sunday at Dellagio Town Center.

Kids and Family Expo, Orlando City in action and hot Italian cars - the icFlorida 'Fun 3'

There are always fun and interesting things to do around Central Florida and this weekend is no exception.  Estee Martin from icFlorida and Power 95.3 dropped into the studio Friday morning to go over some of this weekend's top picks with Joe Kelley on Orlando's Morning News. So what piques ...

Erika may weaken to tropical depression by Saturday

UPDATE (5:00pm 8/28/15) -  The National Hurricane Center’s 5 p.m. update shows Tropical Storm Erika moving at 21 mph with maximum wind speeds at 50 mph, but losing definition. According to the forecast, Erika is headed more westward as a much weaker cyclone and forecast to be a tropical depression ...

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Cat seems to cry 'no more' during bath in viral video

Poor kitty. This furry feline is NOT a happy camper. A video uploaded to YouTube by David Savage shows a cat taking a bath and the soapy creature seems to cry out 'no more.'   The man filming the video gets a laugh out of it and eggs the sad ...

School bus overturns after colliding with pickup truck in Clermont

A school bus and a pickup truck collided at about 6:20 a.m. Friday at the intersection of Citrus Tower Boulevard and Mohawk Road, causing the school bus to overturn and injuring the driver and another adult on board, said Clermont Fire Battalion Chief Bryan Bull. No children were on the ...

1 killed, 3 arrested after shooting at MetroWest apartment complex

One person was killed and three people are in custody after a shooting in MetroWest, Orlando police said Thursday night. The shooting happened at the Landmark at Siena Springs apartment complex on the 6000 block of Westgate Drive just after 6:30 p.m. Police haven’t released additional information about the shooting. Residents ...

Science: Staying awake without the coffee

When your day is starting to drag on, and the thought of another energy drink or another cup of coffee is out of the question, then watch this video.  From our friends at the "Reactions YouTube Channel" come four scientific ways to stay awake without caffeine.  <iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/SvEQBURrPow" frameborder="0" ...

Family of slain Longwood man hopes vigil prompts leads in case

One week after a convenience store owner was gunned down in his driveway his family is asking for help in finding the shooter. They hope someone will come forward and help police make an arrest in the shooting death of Shahidul Miah, 56. Miah was shot and killed last week ...

Waitress gets a laugh instead of a tip

A Rutgers University student, waiting tables to put herself through college got a lesson in human behavior. It's worth noting that in New Jersey, home of Rutgers, servers make only $2.50 per hour, plus tips. Jess Jones, 20, was waiting on a group of eight people at D'Jais Bar and ...

Latest track for T.S. Erika shows hurricane still possible for Florida's east coast

The forecast track for Tropical Storm Erika has shifted more to the west, and it could have the potential to become a hurricane that may reach the east central Florida coastline early next week. The latest track released from the National Hurricane Center at 11 p.m. Thursday  shows the storm ...

Family of slain Longwood man hopes vigil prompts leads in case

One week after a convenience store owner was gunned down in his driveway his family is asking for help in finding the shooter. They hope someone will come forward and help police make an arrest in the shooting death of Shahidul Miah, 56. Miah was shot and killed last week ...

Body pulled from Indian River identified as pilot in plane crash

The and National Transportation Safety Board has confirmed the body pulled from the Indian River Thursday is that of a pilot who crashed his small lane just outside the Space Coast Regional Airport. Officials have not released the pilot’s name. Controllers at Space Coast Regional Airport in Brevard County lost ...

Osceola County sheriff announces retirement

Osceola County Sheriff Bob Hansell announced his retirement Thursday. It’ll be effective at the end of his term in January 2017. Hansell made the announcement to his staff at Heritage Park. “It’s kind of nice to have that time for 16 months to continue to work in the Sheriff’s Office ...

1 killed, 3 arrested after shooting at MetroWest apartment complex

One person was killed and three people are in custody after a shooting in MetroWest, Orlando police said Thursday night. The shooting happened at the Landmark at Siena Springs apartment complex on the 6000 block of Westgate Drive just after 6:30 p.m. Police haven’t released additional information about the shooting. Residents ...

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Erika shifts west; Florida impact uncertain

Erika is not well organized at this time, according to the National Hurricane Center in Miami.  It is packing top sustained winds of 50 mph.The system must survive wind shear, dry air and an encounter with the islands of Puerto Rico and Hispaniola before moving into more favorable conditions. Discussion: ...

Republican presidential candidate, Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., talks with voters during a campaign stop at the VFW, Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2015, in Littleton, N.H. (AP Photo/Jim Cole)

Rubio says more gun laws wouldn't have stopped Va. shooter

Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio says more gun laws would not  have prevented yesterday's murders of a TV news crew. "It's not just crazy people, it's the violent people that are commiting these crimes. It's not the guns, it's the people," said Rubio. The Florida senator told voters in New ...

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