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5 hrs ago | The Orlando Sentinel

Yazielis Perez and Charlie Crist: Champ & Chump

Yazielis Perez: This spring, she was Seminole County 's only fourth grader to get perfect scores on all three of her FCAT exams.

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Related Topix: Charlie Crist, Opinion

10 hrs ago | The Florida Times-Union

5 arrested in raids on two Jacksonville businesses accused of illegal ...

Police have arrested five "Internet cafe" employees on charges of possession of gambling machines and keeping a gaming house after raids Friday at two Jacksonville businesses.

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20 hrs ago | WTSP-TV Saint Petersburg

Florida man in trouble for feeding bears

A bear attack has led to criminal charges against the victim's neighbor. Police say the Florida man was feeding bears outside his house.

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Related Topix: Lake Mary, FL

Thu Jul 10, 2014

WFTV Orlando

9 Investigates: Are troubled ex-cops guarding the Sanford airport?

Two million passengers flew through central Florida last year, bypassing Orlando International Airport for the smaller, yet growing, Orlando Sanford International Airport.

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Related Topix: Orlando, FL, Leon County, FL, Altamonte Springs, FL

Wed Jul 09, 2014

WESH-TV

Officials say photo shows Seminole man is feeding bears

Florida Fish and Wildlife officials say they have a photo that proves a Seminole County man is feeding bears in his neighborhood.

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WFTV Orlando

Seminole County cracks down on 'Junk Man' once again

Seminole County is once again cracking down on homeowner Alan Davis, who had spent several months behind bars for not cleaning up his yard.

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Related Topix: Altamonte Springs, FL

WESH-TV

Seminole elementary student earns perfect FCAT score

A Keeth Elementary School student has earned a perfect score on the reading, writing and math portions of the FCAT test.

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Related Topix: Winter Springs, FL

WESH-TV

Winter Springs 11-year-old earns perfect score on FCAT test

A Keeth Elementary School student has earned a perfect score on the reading, writing and math portions of the FCAT test.

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Related Topix: Winter Springs, FL, Education Etc.

Tue Jul 08, 2014

The Orlando Sentinel

Shawn Thomas faces more child porn, attempted murder charges, FDLE says

Shawn Ryan Thomas, the man accused of plotting to slash the throats of a mother and father before raping and killing their 9-year-old daughter while videotaping the ordeal, is facing new charges, according to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement.

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Related Topix: Longwood, FL

The Orlando Sentinel

Orlando toll-road scandal - exposing puppets, puppet-masters

A Florida Hospital growth strategist whom Scott appointed to the board in July 2013.

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Related Topix: Rick Scott, US Governors, Winter Park, FL, Opinion

The Orlando Sentinel

Joseph Nardo: Retired Marine taught life lessons to high-schoolers

Joseph Nardo served 30 years in the United States Marine Corps , rising to the rank of colonel in a career that included three tours in Vietnam.

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Related Topix: US Military, US Marine Corps, Winter Springs, FL, Villanova University

Mon Jul 07, 2014

WESH-TV

Accused I-4 shooter was was on house arrest

The man accused of shooting another man multiple times in a car on Interstate 4 was supposed to be at home on house arrest, court records show.

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Related Topix: Altamonte Springs, FL

WESH-TV

Estranged husband charged with arson in Apopka house fire

A man has been charged with arson in connection with the house fire that consumed his estranged wife's Apopka home.

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The Orlando Sentinel

Sanford man sent to prison for accidentally killing friend while playing with gun

SANFORD A 20-year-old Sanford man who accidentally killed a friend while showing off his new gun was today handcuffed and sent to prison for five years.

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Related Topix: Sanford, FL

The Orlando Sentinel

Teacher sentenced to 12 years for sex with students

A Lyman High School algebra teacher who pleaded no contest to having sex with two students - teenage girls - on Monday was sentenced to 12 years in prison.

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Related Topix: Winter Park, FL

Sat Jul 05, 2014

WESH-TV

Man killed in Altamonte Springs shooting

A 25-year-old man is accused of shooting a man multiple times in a car on Interstate 4 in Altamonte Springs early Saturday morning, authorities said.

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Related Topix: Altamonte Springs, FL

Click Orlando

Cops: 4 Sanford fires may be arson

Authorities in Sanford are investigating six suspicious fires, four of which happened overnight within a four hour period and destroyed a historic school house.

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Related Topix: Sanford, FL, Fire

The Orlando Sentinel

Attorneys from Seminole square off in judicial race

Seminole County voters must decide four circuit-judge races come Aug. 26. One of the most dramatic is a three-way race for a circuit-judge spot in Sanford .

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Related Topix: Sanford, FL, Altamonte Springs, FL, Lake Mary, FL, Florida, Brevard County, FL

Fri Jul 04, 2014

WESH-TV

Firefighters think lightning strike started house fire

Work crews spent the night boarding up a home near Oviedo. A flash from above set it on fire Friday afternoon.

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Related Topix: Fire

WFTV Orlando

Agents work to ID children in Winter Springs man's extensive child porn collection

Agents have been able to identify nearly 100 children in a child porn collection kept by a Seminole County man for more than a decade.

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Related Topix: Winter Springs, FL

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