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3 hrs ago | The Orlando Sentinel

FHP: 2 Orlando men dead after wrong-way crash

Noel Alvardo, 30, and David Briones, 57, both died from injuries sustained in the crash on State Road 417 near Red Bug Lake Road.

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Related Topix: Orlando, FL

7 hrs ago | The Orlando Sentinel

No charges in Seminole tax sign case

State Attorney Phil Archer will not pursue charges in the case of Seminole school district employees who distributed pro-tax signs, his office said Friday.

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law, Florida

Fri Aug 22, 2014

Click Orlando

West Nile Virus alert: Chickens test positive

CORRECTED AFTER DISCOVERING A MALFUNCTION. NEW TONIGHT, WE'VE LEARNED THE HEALTH DEPARTMENT KNEW ABOUT THESE NEW CASES FOR TWO WEEKS BEFORE ALERTING THE PUBLIC.

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Related Topix: Health, West Nile Virus

Click Orlando

West Nile Virus reported in Seminole

"We work closely with mosquito control partners to increase spraying in Geneva and Black Hammock," said Dr. Swannie Jett, health officer of the Department of Health in Seminole County, in a release.

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Related Topix: Health, West Nile Virus, Geneva, FL

The Orlando Sentinel

Child welfare worker arrested in Rachel Fryer case

Authorities accuse Jonathan Irizarry of falsifying records when he wrote that a toddler was free of cuts, burns and bruises At a Dec. 9 court hearing the Department of Children and Families wanted Rachel Fryer's children in her home even though she did not have money for rent or food.

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Related Topix: Sanford, FL

Thu Aug 21, 2014

The Orlando Sentinel

Rabies alert issued for Lake Mary area

State health officials today issued a rabies alert for the Lake Mary area after a raccoon that attacked a resident and her dog was recently captured and tested positive for the virus.

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Related Topix: Lake Mary, FL

Wed Aug 20, 2014

The Orlando Sentinel

Plakon fundraiser drawing Seminole GOP brass

Scott Plakon 's bid for the Florida House of Represntatives is about to line up most of the top Republican brass in Seminole County to host a fundraiser next week.

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Related Topix: Longwood, FL

The Orlando Sentinel

Child rapist re-arrested, accused of going to Sanford city park dozens of times

Twenty-year-old Nijhir Lomax is a convicted child rapist. When he was 17, he raped a 6-year-old girl whom he was babysitting while her mother was running errands.

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Related Topix: Sanford, FL

WFTV Orlando

Third arrest made in 2012 Altamonte Springs home invasion killing

Brent Roux, 36, was shot and killed in 2012 when three men burst into his Altamonte Springs home in October 2012.

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Related Topix: Altamonte Springs, FL, Winter Springs, FL

Tue Aug 19, 2014

WFTV Orlando

9 Investigates: Seminole County ambulance breaks down while transporting patient

Channel 9 has learned a patient was delayed getting to the nearest hospital by 10 minutes after an ambulance broke down while en route.

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Related Topix: Oviedo, FL, Fire

The Orlando Sentinel

Seminole school staffers disciplined over tax signs, email

The principal of Lyman High School and the chief financial officer of the Seminole school district are facing two-day suspensions for their roles in pushing for a penny-sales-tax initiative, which violated district policy.

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Related Topix: Education Etc.

Mon Aug 18, 2014

Capital Soup

Governor Rick Scott Appoints Tom Walters to the Seminole County School Board

Today, Governor Rick Scott announced the appointment of Retired Colonel Tom Walters as a School Board Member of Seminole County.

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Related Topix: Oviedo, FL, US Military, US News, US Air Force

The Orlando Sentinel

First-day jitters for new teachers, students around Central Florida

At Grand Avenue Primary Learning Center in Orlando, Maddie Ginder tapped the knee of a kindergartner sitting cross-legged on a primary-colored rug.

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Related Topix: Florida, Orlando, FL, Orange Lake, FL, Orange County, FL

WESH-TV

Anti-panhandling law reducing number of people in streets, police say

Longwood police said the city's anti-panhandling ordinance has dramatically cut the number of people walking in traffic to ask for and collect money.

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WESH-TV

PD: Anti-panhandling law reducing number of people in streets

Longwood police said the city's anti-panhandling ordinance has dramatically cut the number of people walking in traffic to ask for and collect money.

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Sat Aug 16, 2014

The Orlando Sentinel

Schools aim for restaurant-style service in lunchrooms | Video

No one would confuse the cafeteria line at Crystal Lake Elementary in Seminole County with a restaurant.

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Related Topix: Life, Food, Dining, Recipes, Vegetables, Seminole, FL

The Orlando Sentinel

Seminole County judicial race draws incumbent, two challengers

In this year's one contested race for Seminole County judge, voters must decide between incumbent Jerri Collins and two candidates who have filed for bankruptcy, Alex Finch and Sandra I. Rivera.

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Related Topix: Economics News, Bankruptcy, Jeb Bush, Altamonte Springs, FL, Orlando, FL

DeLand Beacon

West Volusia Calendar of Events: Aug. 16-23, 2014

Call 386-469-9409. 8 a.m.-1 p.m. at Gateway Center for the Arts, 880 North U.S. Highway 17-92, DeBary.

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Related Topix: Barberville, FL, Debary, FL, Lake Helen, FL, Sanford, FL, Volusia County, FL

The Orlando Sentinel

Chef Henry's in Longwood to close at the end of August

Chef Henry's in the Longwood Village Shopping Center will close at the end of August.

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Related Topix: Longwood, FL, Winter Park, FL, Entertainment

Fri Aug 15, 2014

The Orlando Sentinel

Our primary picks for Congress: Editorial

It's hard, but not impossible, for a challenger to knock out a sitting member of Congress .

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Related Topix: US News, John Mica, US Politics, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Alan Grayson, Democrat, Florida, Winter Park, FL, Opinion

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