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Manatees Galore at Blue Spring State Park in Florida

On my recent trip to Florida, I was grateful to find this gem of a state park about an hour north of Orlando in Orange City. Thanks to my hotel points, I had booked a free hotel in Deland, Florida, which was only 15 minutes away from the park. I was hoping to find a spring that wouldn't be too crowded where I could just explore and relax for the morning. The park opened at 8:00 am, and I arrived shortly after, around 8:15. I was surprised to see a line of about 20 cars already at the entrance gate waiting to get in. Apparently, it didn't matter whether you visit during the week or the weekend, this park is popular!
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‘Light at the end of the tunnel’ for Jonathan Isaac, Orlando Magic

The Orlando Magic are a big mystery. They are a young team that is just dotted with talented players that have not proven themselves in the league. Optimistic fans who see a team that could suddenly burst and develop into a playoff team this season are just as correct as the more cautious fans that expect more modest improvements as this team learns to win.

Probation for woman who wiped up blood after killing spouse

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A Florida woman who was acquitted of murdering her husband, a prominent official at the University of Central Florida, was sentenced Friday to a year of probation for tampering with evidence. A judge sentenced Danielle Redlick in state court in Orlando. Last month, a jury acquitted Danielle Redlick of second-degree murder in the death of her husband, Michael Redlick. Danielle Redlick said she had killed her husband out out of self-defense during a fight inside their home in which he had tried to “smother her to death.” Jurors found Danielle Redlick guilty of evidence tampering for cleaning up her husband’s blood after stabbing him. Detectives found a pile of bloody towels, a bloody mop, bloody footprints and the strong smell of bleach in the house. She spent three years in jail prior to the trial.

More showers expected across Central Florida on Sunday

Morning showers are expected on Sunday, with rain chances increasing for inland Orlando by midday Spectrum News 13 meteorologist Chris Gilson said. The rain chances will decrease by 5 p.m., but will increase for the golf coast. Sunday’s high will be 93 degrees and the low will be 74 degrees with a 40% rain coverage. High chances of rain will continue throughout the week. The National Hurricane ...

Orlando Dad Guns Down Wife, Three Kids, Before Killing Himself In ‘Tragic’ Quadruple Murder-Suicide

A Florida father is accused of gunning down his wife and three children before turning the gun on himself earlier this week, officials said. Donovan Michael Ramirez, 45; his wife, Stephanie Renee Ramirez, 39; and their three children, Alyssa Berumen, 22, Sunny Ramirez, 11, and Shelby Rose Ramirez, 7, were found shot to death at their Orlando home at around 1 p.m. on Aug. 2, according to an Orlando Police Department press release sent to
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Dept. of Transportation Fights Airlines, Plans Full Refunds For Canceled Flights

For months, airline travelers have faced delayed and canceled flights due to staffing shortages and other issues. Walt Disney World Resort’s home airport, Orlando International Airport (MCO), is, in fact, among the worst places to fly into or out of if you want to arrive or depart on time — the hub was recently the only U.S. airport on a list of the top ten worst airports in the world in regard to flight cancelations.

Shark bit teen in face in Florida Keys

MIAMI - A Florida teen has quite a shark tale to tell after a recent trip to the Keys. Thirteen-year-old Fischer Hricko, from Oviedo, went to the Keys with his family for lobster mini-season last week. While he was in the water, he was bitten by a nurse shark, a species usually known to be docile."I turned around and there was a shark, like right here," he said, pointing to his face. "It was scary. Like I tried getting away but it was so fast." Hricko said he grabbed the shark and pulled it from his face. He then swam...

A major part of your Walt Disney World trip just got a whole lot cheaper

If you’re looking for a vacation spot that offers family fun for all ages, Disney World is your spot. If you want to take the family on a vacation where magical memories are made around every turn, the Walt Disney World Resort is hands down the place to visit. But if you’re looking for a vacation destination that offers a spectacular experience that always keeps families within their budgets, well, you’ll just want to keep looking.
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Man found shot, killed at Orlando apartment complex, police say

ORLANDO, Fla. – A man was found dead Friday with gunshot wounds at a Rosemont apartment complex, according to the Orlando Police Department. [TRENDING: Become a News 6 Insider (it’s free!)]. Officers responded to calls of a shooting at the Village Park Apartments, in the 4500 block of...

Magnet fishing attracts modern-day treasure hunters throughout Central Florida

It’s a sweltering Florida summer day, cumulonimbus clouds rolling in the distance, as Donald Ennis casts his magnet into a creek tucked just off State Road 520. While looking for treasure in Central Florida waterways, Ennis, better known as Swampy, has fished out pistols, tools, a shovel, car parts, knives and even an Orlando Sentinel newspaper vending box. At this intersection of Nova Road ...