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    On July 5, 2018, Robert L. Borders, pictured above, was found murdered in a vehicle located in the parking lot of the Walden Palms Apartments. Orlando Police Department says if you have any information regarding this investigation, please call CrimeLine at (800) 423-TIPS. You can remain anonymous.
  • Osceola County Sheriff’s Office is looking for a name for their newest K-9 addition who will be trained to find missing children and disabled adults. The 8-week-old bloodhound puppy was donated to the Sheriff's office by the Jimmy Ryce Center and now voting for the puppy's name is open to the public.  Sheriff Russ Gibson wants the residents of Osceola County to vote for their favorite puppy name. They can choose from the following names: Scout, Tracker, Scooter, Gibber or JR for Jimmy Ryce. Voting is taking place on the departments official Facebook page. The winning name will be announced Friday June 15.
  • Daytona Police are searching for a missing car and puppy that were reported stolen Thursday on Norma Drive. Police say the victim was approached at the Dollar General on Speedway Boulevard by the alleged carjackers who asked her for a ride. The victim agreed and proceeded to drive them to various locations before growing nervous.  She pulled into the Villages of Halifax and told the pair she could not continue driving them. The victim’s 6-month-old terrier mix puppy, Luna, was in the car when the pair removed her owner from the vehicle using the puppy’s dog leash. The pair drove off in the owners 2015 black Chevy Cruze with Luna inside. The car and Luna are still missing. Please call Detective Darrell Runge, 386-671-5242, or email rungedarrell@dbpd.us with any information. The Daytona Beach German Shepard Rescue is now offering $500 for Luna's safe return. Daytona Police department says no questions will be asked they just want to see her be reunited with her owner. You can also call  386-671-5100 with any information.
  • There are about 14 visible cracks on a bridge pier that supports the new elevated bridge off Garland avenue in the downtown area. The bridge is completed but has yet to open as FDOT says, “Some cracking has been pointed out... We are investigating whether this is cosmetic or a structural matter.”  The L shaped bridge pier can be seen with horizontal cracks that are marked with multiple small circles and four drill holes. According to the construction expert contacted, the drill holes are used to keep the larger cracks from further expanding.  He goes on to say, if a cosmetic issue is concluded the team can fill in the cracks and the drill holes continuing with the schedule as planned. However, if it’s deemed structural then the project team must decide whether to bring down the grade of the bridge or tear it down and replace it.  Bringing down the grade of bridge could mean limiting the weight of cars and trucks that are allowed to take the ramp to ensure it is well maintained. Signs could be put up as a result with a list of restrictions.  Tearing down a bridge would be the less desirable option for a construction team, the expert says.  The I-4 Ultimate is estimated to cost more than $2.3 billion in year-of-expenditure dollars and scheduled to be completed by 2021. With many components, any setback can threaten their timeline.  The bridge is set to open June 15. Though FDOT was not open for an interview, they say the project is still on time and safety is their top priority.  
  • Actor Jim Carrey has been getting a lot of heat after his tweet on March 17  of a portrait he made. The portrait is being said to closely resemble White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders with a caption that reads “This is the portrait of a so-called Christian whose only purpose in life is to lie for the wicked. Monstrous!” Criticism about the portrait lead to Carrey’s next portrait tweeted two days later with a caption that read “If you liked my last cartoon you may also enjoy... ‘THE WICKED WITCH OF THE WEST WING AND PUTIN’S FLYING MONKEYS’”  These portraits are only a few of the cartoons Carrey has been posting on his Twitter that are heavily political. 
  • Chasity Foster took to Facebook after losing her cross necklace which contained her 17-year-old daughter’s ashes.  Foster says the race was something her and her daughter, Shaylin, always ran with their large group of friends. After Shaylin died in a car accident in January, her friends and family felt they needed to run the race for her. During the race Foster said she realized the necklace was gone which left her feeling unable to finish the race, however after being reminded that it’s what Shaylin would have wanted they finished the half marathon. The search for the necklace has been overwhelming for Foster. “We’re really, really touched just beyond measure by how many people are helping us and we really, really appreciate it.”  She asks that if anyone finds the necklace to please turn it in to the Disney Lost and Found.  
  • After 26 years of racing, Danica Patrick will be retiring from her racing career to work on her other businesses and GoDaddy is supporting the new direction her life will be taking. During the Daytona 500 GoDaddy will be airing an ad with Patrick engaged in her new lifestyle; doing book signings, exercising and working on her new clothing line “Warrior”.  The focus of the ad will be “Make Your Idea Real” which is a shift from what both Patrick and GoDaddy are known for in their commercials. Patrick has made 21 commercials for GoDaddy, 13 of which were placed in past Super Bowls, but this is one of the first commercials where Patrick is fully dressed and is not classified as “racy” or “risque.” Many people have criticized past ad spots claiming they were sexualizing Patrick and using her looks to sell rather than her talent. Patrick says she does not pay to attention the criticism. “I don't ever regret anything I've ever done. Everybody grows up and evolves and GoDaddy has gone away from those kind of commercials and I've gone away from those kind of commercials,” she said. It has been 11 years since Patrick first starred in a GoDaddy ad and GoDaddy says, “Our new GoDaddy commercial highlights Danica's aspirations for life-after-racing, and how having a smart online presence helps her attain her goals.” The Daytona 500 and Indianapolis 500 will be Patrick’s final races before retiring. 
  • Seminole State College in Sanford recently opened the doors to their new, state-of-the-art Student Center on January 2 and held a dedication program January 19. The two-story building cost $21 million, not including design and furnishing, and was funded through a PICO request from the state. Seminole State says the total investment was $25 million. After a multiyear process, the institution received the taxpayer funds they needed to begin construction. The result was a stunning building built offering students a hub for all their college needs from advising to gaming. According to Jan Lloyd, AVP of Student Development, before this building the students had to cross different parts of campus to receive the help they now receive at the Student Center.  “They love that everything is together,” student body president Caleb Hylton said about the students’ reaction to the new facility. Though Hylton admits the commute between buildings was not something he had realized until after it was all in one convenient location, he shares that he really enjoys his new SGA office in the center. Equipped with a gaming room, food court and an ample amount of USB charging ports, students are now able to relax and study from any spot in the new Student Center.
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