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Central Florida

Hard Rock Casino Carjacker Pleads Guilty

An Orlando man has pleaded guilty to carjacking in the parking garage at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Tampa.

Central Florida Men Indicted for Intent to Distribute Fentanyl, Meth, Cocaine

An indictment charged Deltona and Tampa men with intent to distribute fentanyl, meth, cocaine, and possession of a firearm in a drug trafficking crime.

Local Leader of Bloods Street Gang Gets Federal Prison for Drug, Gun Offenses

An local Blood Streets gang leader was sentenced to federal prison on a gun charge and intent to distribute meth, fentanyl, heroin, and marijuana.

Florida Retail Theft Ring Shut Down by Attorney General’s Taskforce

Florida Attorney General announced another shutdown of a multimillion-dollar theft ring stealing from The Home Depot.

Jury Convicted Ocala Man of Armed Robbery in Pensacola Shooting Case

A federal jury in Pensacola found an Ocala, Florida man guilty of attempted Hobbs Act robbery and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

Volunteers Needed to Help Local Seniors Avoid Medicare Enrollment Fraud

Senior Resource Alliance needs volunteers in Orange, Osceola, Brevard and Seminole to help local seniors navigate Medicare insurance enrollment season.

Goodwill Helping Teachers & Families with Back to School Costs

As Central Floridians start the new school year, Goodwill Industries of Central Florida is supporting local families and educators in multiple ways.

Showing Appreciation for Central Florida Foster Parent of the Year

A single foster mom and fourth-grade teacher at an Orange County charter school was chosen by Embrace Families as Foster Parent of the Year.

Suncoast Credit Union Enters Central Florida Market with Kissimmee Location

Suncoast Credit Union opened its first branch in Central Florida in Kissimmee and plans to open two more branches in Orlando later this year.

Lakeland Store Clerk Arrested for Selling Alcohol to 17-Year-Old

The Polk County Sheriff’s Office arrested a clerk at a Lakeland Shell store earlier this month after she sold an alcoholic beverage to a 17-year-old.

Man Sees ‘Invisible Person’ & Threatens Mass Shooting at Tampa Outlet Mall

Dade City man who said he saw an "invisible person" and threatened a mass shooting was going to happen at the Tampa Premium Outlet Mall arrested.

Rabies Alert Issued for Seminole County

A rabies alert in Seminole County has been issued by the Florida Department of Health for neighborhoods in the Sanford area.

Lakeland Check Casher Sentenced in Construction-Related Fraud Conspiracy

A Lakeland check casher has been sentenced to federal prison for his role in a construction-related fraud conspiracy.

Coral Key Apartments in Pasco County Acquired

Pasco County has emerged as a prime destination for real estate investors eyeing multifamily properties.

Online Homebuying Company Expands to Ocala Market

Century Communities is selling from its Century Complete brand at three communities in the sought-after Ocala, Florida area.

Florida Couple Pleads Guilty to Charges Related to Jan. 6 Capitol Breach

An Ocala, Florida couple pleaded guilty to felony and misdemeanor charges related to their actions during the breach of the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021.

Orlando, Ocala Men Get Prison for Drug Trafficking Fentanyl, Possessing Firearm

Florida men from Orlando and Ocala have been sentenced for fentanyl distribution and possession of a firearm while drug trafficking.

After SWAT Standoff, Armed Felon Firing Gun in Bartow Neighborhood Arrested

Polk County Sheriff's Office SWAT team arrests Bartow man after a several-hour-long standoff with the armed and barricaded suspect.

Winter Haven Armed Robbery Suspect Arrested

Following a foot chase through residential neighborhoods, deputies apprehended the Circle K near Winter Haven armed robbery suspect.

Battle of Badges: Polk County vs Lakeland Police Softball Game

The Polk County Sheriff's Office takes on the Lakeland Police Department in the annual Battle of the Badges charity softball game at Joker Marchant Stadium.

Detectives Investigating Recent DeLand Shooting Incidents

Volusia County Sheriff’s detectives are investigating a pair of shooting incidents in the same area of DeLand.

Hillsborough Sheriff’s Patrol Car Flips in Accident

Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office deputies were involved in an accident that flipped a patrol car.

Super 8 by Wyndham Ormond Beach Sold

The Super 8 by Wyndham Ormond Beach sold confidentially in less than 30 days off-market.

Altamonte Springs Dentist Convicted of Tax Evasion

A federal jury has found an Altamonte Springs dentist guilty of tax evasion, the U.S. Attorney announced.

Ormond Beach Sex Offender Arrested on Child Porn Charges

A 43-year-old sex offender has been arrested in Ormond Beach and charged with 20 counts of possessing child pornography images after a tip.

Two Suspects in Deltona Arson Case in Custody

Two suspects in an explosion are now both in custody on charges of arson at a Deltona home and possession of a fire bomb.

Mother and Son Killed in Lakeland Crash

A single-vehicle crash on August 2nd in Lakeland resulted in the deaths of a mother and her 9-year-old son.

Trulieve Opens Relocated Medical Marijuana Dispensary in Kissimmee

Trulieve Cannabis announced the relocation of a Central Florida medical dispensary in Kissimmee.

Luxury 300-Unit Multifamily Complex Completed in Tampa

The Easton Riverview, a 300-unit luxury apartment complex in Tampa, has been completed.

Port Orange Girl, 11, Charged with Making False Abduction Report

An 11-year-old Port Orange girl has been arrested after she made a false abduction report that her friend was kidnapped by an armed male.