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DeLand restaurant operator jailed, accused of using underaged girl as prostitute

A former DeLand restaurant operator was arrested, along with a DeBary couple, on a variety of charges, including using an underage girl for prostitution.   A woman who knows Robert Richards said she wasn't surprised that he was behind bars Wednesday.   "It was only a matter of time, to ...

Woman says Orange Co. Sheriff's Office slow to react following alleged sexual assault

An Orange County woman said she was sexually battered in her home by a handyman, but she said the Sheriff's Department was slow in handling the case. The woman said that in early December she was sexually assaulted by a man hired to do work at her home. She said ...

Deputies say mail thieves stole thousands of dollars in central Florida

Much of the mail that's been disappearing from central Florida mailboxes wasn't the work of just one or two people. It was the work of a ring of thieves, according to investigators   Investigators said the group stole thousands of dollars and personal information.   Investigators said home surveillance video ...

Parked truck, two race cars stolen

Orange County robbery detectives are looking for a stolen black pickup with two race cars on trailers, last seen parked at a Kangaroo store on East Colonial Drive. Jerry Jordan told investigators that he parked the truck Sunday night and when he returned on Monday morning, it was gone. The ...

Released prisoner Alan Gross: "It's good to be home!"

American Alan Gross is back on U.S. soil, after spending the past five years imprisoned in Cuba. "It's good to be home!" he said while speaking in Washington. He was arrested while working to set up internet access on the island, but defended Cuban people during a press conference, Wednesday ...

Orange County sheriff plans to equip deputies with body cameras

Orange County sheriff Jerry Demings said he plans to equip his deputies with body cameras by the spring of 2015. The Sheriff  said it will cost more than $1 million the first year. Sheriff Demings said the recent shooting near Kirkman Road and Raleigh Street, where one of his patrol ...

U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) was born in Miami to Cuban immigrants.  He was first elected to the Florida House of Representatives at the age of 28.  In 2009, Rubio announced he was running for U.S. Senate. In 2010, he won the seat.

Republicans slam President's Cuba announcement

Lawmakers are now responding to President Obama's historic move to reestablish diplomatic relations and loosen the U.S. embargo on Cuba. Senator Marco Rubio, who's the son of Cuban immigrants, quickly vowed to block any nominee the administration would suggest as ambassador to Cuba, calling the move "truly outrageous and counterproductive." ...

 

Valet busted for driving Corvette 50 mph in garage

Valet drivers beware: you are being watched. Car owners may have second thoughts about leaving the keys with the valet after seeing a new video. ABC News reports that Dan Cowles left his new Chevrolet Corvette Stingray with a valet when he and his wife, Sandy, went to see a ...

Texas City, Texas, plumber's truck used in battle in Syria

Texas plumber unclear how his truck became terrorist tool

A Southeast Texas plumber is mystified how a pickup truck with his company logo was photographed in Syria with an anti-aircraft gun blasting away in the bed.  The picture was posted online by the Islamic extremist brigade Ansar al-Deen Front, according to a CBS News report. It shows a black ...

 

Guy caught checking out girl falls off treadmill, makes awesome recovery

You have to hand it to him: this is one hilarious recovery. A guy running on a treadmill at the gym couldn't help but do a double-take when an attractive girl in a crop top and tight pants walked by. Unfortunately, he looked a little too hard, lost his balance ...

 

Hackers make 9/11 threats against theaters showing 'The Interview'

Sony has told theaters they do not have to show "The Interview," after the group claiming responsibility for stealing troves of Sony executives' emails released a note apparently threatening attacks on the theaters where the movie will be played, sources said. Actors James Franco and Seth Rogen also canceled all ...

Deputies: Man beaten, woman sexually assaulted in Orange Co. home invasion

Orange County detectives are investigating a reported violent home invasion in the Apopka area. Deputies said a man told them that he and a woman were in a house on Clark Street when four men with guns burst in. The man told deputies that he was pistol-whipped and said the ...

Mom says Orange County school did nothing to help injured son

A local mom is furious after she said school leaders at Three Points Elementary School did not give her son immediate medical attention after he severely broke his arm on the playground.   Giancarlos Torres, 9, is nursing a fractured left arm.   "He broke his arm in two places," ...

Investigators look for ties in two violent store robberies

Investigators from two central Florida law enforcement agencies are working together to see if recent store robberies could be by the same two men.   Orange County sheriff's deputies said two armed men stormed a Family Dollar store on Sunday and robbed it.   Last weekNews 96.5 reported on a ...

Three years of raises approved for Orange County deputies

Orange County's deputies are about to get a boost in their paychecks after months of fighting for better pay and benefits. On Tuesday, county commissioners approved three years of raises for deputies at a total cost of $6.5 million to taxpayers. Sheriff Jerry Demings said he's hoping the pay raise ...

St. Cloud mother charged with trying to kill baby sentenced

A mother accused of trying to kill her baby was sentenced to prison Tuesday afternoon. Brenna Winter, 19, was given a six-month to 10-year sentence. She did not say anything in court before her sentenced being announced. Winter had pleaded no contest to charges of attempted first-degree murder and aggravated ...

Previously served as Governor of Florida.

Jeb Bush takes next step for a 2016 run for the White House

Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush has taken the next step in a possible run for the White House in 2016. Bush posted to Facebook this morning that he was officially forming an exploratory Political Action Committee to help him hold conversations across the country with voters. Bush's views on immigration ...

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Fraternity under fire for 'racist' Beyonce sex doll Christmas card

A fraternity at the University of Pennsylvania is fighting off accusations of racism after including a black blow up sex doll in their annual Christmas card. The picture was meant to send holiday cheer from the guys of Phi Delta Theta but instead, people that saw it on Facebook thought ...

Pit bull puppy, courtesy  of Williston Police Department.

Man charged with cutting off puppy's ears to make it look tough

A man is being charged with cutting the ears off his 3-month-old dog.   According to a report, Shawn Bailey, 24, of Williston used a razor to cut off the ears of his pit bull terrier puppy in a failed effort to make the dog look tough. Williston police said ...

 

Giant tortoise helps his flipped over friend

He's fallen and he can't get up! A tortoise with a heart of gold at the Taipei Zoo in Taiwan came to the rescue after his bro found himself flipped over on his shell with no place to go. Visitors to the zoo captured the moment the hero tortoise pushes ...

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