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Darrell Moody

Darrell Moody joined News 96.5  in April 2013.

He is a 6th generation native Floridian, born and raised in central Florida.  He graduated from the University of Central Florida in 2003.  In 2007, Darrell began his radio career with the Florida News Network and WFLF in Orlando.  Since then, he has worked for Metro Networks, Virtual News Center and several local News/Talk radio stations.  He also hosted the public affairs program Focus Orlando on AM 660 WORL for two years and for nearly four years he was a breaking news helicopter videographer for Central Florida News 13.

Darrell lives in Winter Park with his wife and two daughters.  In his spare time, he enjoys playing golf and working in his yard.

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Officer's body camera captures burning car rescue

A police officer in Spokane, Washington is being hailed as a hero after saving a woman from a burning car. The dramatic rescue was caught on the officer's body camera.  It happened Friday night. KREM reports the woman called 911 to report she was trapped inside her burning car.  Officer ...

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Great white shark spotted off Brevard County coast

A Brevard County-based fishing charter snapped pictures of a large great white shark seen trolling offshore. According to a facebook post, someone on the Canaveral Princess hooked the shark during a fishing charter.  Rather than try to land the shark, they cut the line and let it swim away uninjured. ...

Orlando's economy ranks in top ten nationally in new report

Central Florida's economic growth in recent years has landed the Orlando metropolitan statistical area in the top ten of a new list ranking America's largest cities for the strength of their economy. The 2016 Milken Institute Best-Performing Cities Index ranks the Orlando-Sanford-Kissimmee 9th in the U.S. for growing and sustaining ...

An American bittern wades in a freshwater marsh.  Photo courtesy St. Johns River Water Management District

Annual Christmas bird count now underway

The St. Johns River Water Management District is teaming up with the National Audubon Society for its 117th Annual Christmas Bird Count and they're looking for volunteers in central Florida. “District properties play an important role in protecting our water resources, but also provide wildlife habitat,” said St. Johns River ...

Have you seen this man?  If so, call the Volusia County Sheriff's Office.

Volusia County deputies need help identifying car burglar

The Volusia County Sheriff's Office needs your help to find a car burglar.  The search began November 23, after two cars were burglarized in a DeBary neighborhood.  Within hours of the burglaries, a credit card stolen from one of the cars was used at a Speedway gas station in Winter ...

MBI and Orange County Sheriff's Office raid 12 convenience stores to collect illegal slot machines. Arrest warrants were issued for four men.

Orange County commissioners to vote on plan to add more deputies

The Orange County commission meets Tuesday morning and they are expected to vote on a plan that would add 20 deputy positions to the Orange County Sheriff's Office. The sheriff's office is already working to fill some 50 vacancies within the department.   The plan under consideration would use a ...

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ESPN 580 host camps outside Best Buy ahead of Black Friday

The host of a sports talk show on our sister station ESPN 580 Orlando has spent the past five years camping outside of a Best Buy for a month leading up to Black Friday. Kevin Sutton originally did it as a way to promote his radio show.  But after speaking ...

UPDATE: Orlando City Council delays vote on Pulse

Update:  Orlando City Council has delayed today's vote on the purchase of the Pulse nightclub to its December 5 meeting. Mayor Buddy Dyer told WFTV that more time was needed to plan a permanent memorial. Orlando's city council meets Monday afternoon and on the agenda will be discussion on the ...

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Report: Florida less politically engaged than most states

WalletHub is out with a new list ranking the political engagement of residents in each state. The list also includes the District of Columbia, which topped the list. Florida, however, landed in the bottom half of the list, coming in at number 33. WalletHub spokesperson Jill Gonzalez tells News 96.5 ...

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Report: Florida less politically engaged than most states

WalletHub is out with a new list ranking the political engagement of residents in each state. The list also includes the District of Columbia, which topped the list. Florida, however, landed in the bottom half of the list, coming in at number 33. WalletHub spokesperson Jill Gonzalez tells News 96.5 ...

 
 

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