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Naked machete-wielding man tried to steal victim’s clothes, deputies say

VOLUSIA COUNTY, Fla. — Deputies in Florida arrested a naked man outside of a gas station after the suspect was accused of attacking a land surveyor with a machete. In a news release, deputies with the Volusia County Sheriff’s Office said they were called after a land surveyor reported he was approached by a naked man with a “large machete-style” knife who demanded the victim’s clothes, wallet and phone.

Naked Florida Man Runs Wild At Gas Station

You know, we’re kind of not surprised about this one! A Naked Florida Man runs wild at a gas station!. It started at the Volusia County Fairgrounds when the naked Florida Man, Brandon Wright, approached a surveyor and demanded his clothes, wallet, and phone. Wright was armed with a machete and decided to throw it at the surveyor because he was too slow in removing his clothes. The surveyor wasn’t hurt and Wright ran off into the woods got into his car and hightailed it out of there.

How Much Salary Do You Need to Buy a Home in Florida Cities With Hot Housing Markets?

It's no secret that home prices in Florida have risen substantially over the last couple of years. However, some markets have increased more sharply than others. For example, according to the S&P Core Logic Case-Shiller Index released in June of 2022, Tampa saw home price increases of about 34% over the course of a year, while Miami saw increases of around 32%. (The Florida housing market in general rose about 21% over one year's time, according to data from March of 2022.) Although there may be signs that the market is cooling in some areas, prices also remain high in hot markets.

Sumter County drug dealer pleads guilty to drug trafficking and firearm offenses

United States Attorney Roger B. Handberg has announced that 39-year-old Brodie Kies of Webster has pleaded guilty to a four-count indictment charging him with possessing with the intent to distribute methamphetamine and heroin, possessing a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime, and possessing a firearm as a convicted felon. Kies faces a minimum mandatory of 15 years, and up to life, in federal prison. Kies had been indicted on Feb. 3, 2021.

Leesburg man won’t be prosecuted in 2017 murder of 26-year-old man

A Leesburg man won’t be prosecuted in the 2017 murder of a man found lying in a street after he had been shot four times. Steven Anthony Hammonds, 34, had been scheduled to stand trial this month for the murder of 26-year-old Vontay Silas-Pruitt. This past week, the prosecutor’s...
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Study: This Florida theme park is more expensive than Disney World

ORLANDO, Fla. – It’s no surprise that theme parks are expensive, but a new study shows there is a park more expensive than Disney World - and it’s right here in Florida. A study by The Family Vacation Guide ranked the top 10 most expensive theme parks globally, as of May 2022. Of the 10, four of them are in the Sunshine State.

Villager known for mermaid mural ordered to bring her co-mingled colors into compliance

A Villager known for a mermaid mural and bright colors on her home has been given 30 days to bring her co-mingled colors back into compliance. Erin Kellett, who lives at 1012 Aloha Way in the Village of Orange Blossom Gardens, appeared Wednesday afternoon in a public hearing before the Village Center Community Development District Board of Supervisors at Savannah Center.

Disney World is not the most expensive Florida theme park: This one is, study says

ORLANDO, Fla. - Theme park tickets in Florida don't come cheap, but a new study breaks down which one is the most expensive – and it's NOT Walt Disney World. The Family Vacation Guide recently ranked the top 10 most expensive theme parks when it comes to admission prices in 2022. While Disney's Magic Kingdom in Orlando, Florida came in high on the list, one other Florida theme park took the No. 1 spot: Busch Gardens Tampa Bay.

Daughter parks junk cars in driveway of dead mother’s home in The Villages

A daughter has parked junk cars in the driveway of her dead mother’s home in The Villages. The home owned by the Harriet Koehler Living Trust is located at 1724 W. Schwartz Blvd on the Historic Side of The Villages. It was the subject of a public hearing Wednesday afternoon before the Village Center Community Development District Board of Supervisors.