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Woman shot, killed in west Orlando neighborhood

A 30-year-old woman was killed Sunday night in a west Orlando neighborhood, according to the Orange County Sheriff’s Office. Deputies responded about 7 p.m. to the home on Redwood Country Road, not far from Lake Hiawassee, where they found Francis Arsenault wounded by a gunshot, according to OCSO spokesperson Deputy Leila Freeze. She was taken to a local hospital, where she died of her injury. ...
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Man to be sentenced in deadly punch at Ale House

ORLANDO, Fla. – A man accused of delivering a deadly punch in 2019 at an Ale House in Orange County is expected to be sentenced Tuesday. Benjamin Hernandez Jr., of Sebring, pleaded no contest in May to a charge of manslaughter in the death of Srikanth “Shrik” Srinivasan, 51. [TRENDING:...
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Orange County high school student killed in Alabama crash

ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. – A Timber Creek High School student was killed in a crash in Alabama over the weekend, Orange County Public Schools officials said. Records show Michael Stroz died in the crash but officials haven’t yet provided details on the circumstances surrounding the deadly incident. [TRENDING: 1 killed,...
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Jerry Demings: Protest limits will protect neighborhood tranquility | Commentary

“I love America more than any other country in this world, and, exactly for this reason, I insist on the right to criticize her perpetually.”. Author James Baldwin sums up the beauty of living in this country. We can openly criticize our government and policies without fear. That is a freedom, among many others, outlined in the Bill of Rights. As Americans, we have First Amendment protections to peacefully assemble and protest. As a former law enforcement officer, I know this firsthand. I was often on the front lines, protecting our residents’ right to assemble and exercise free speech. It is why our democratic republic continues to thrive.
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Man claims spinal injury after falling while attempting to install tree stand

ORLANDO -- A man claims he fell and sustained an injury after straps to climb a tree broke while he attempted to install a tree stand. Scott T. Crawford filed a complaint on May 12 in Orange County Circuit Court against Mainstream Holdings, Inc. and Sportsmans Guide, LLC for strict liability, negligence and breach of implied warranty of merchantability.
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Sen. Brodeur: Puppy sales at pet stores must end | Commentary

Whether you consider them a pet, man’s best friend or part of the family, animals we welcome into our homes deserve to be properly cared for and treated with dignity, and the families bringing them in deserve honesty and transparency about the health of their new pets. Regardless of your...
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Orange County commissioners to consider limiting picketing

ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. — Commissioners in Orange County are considering limiting picketing in residential neighborhoods following protests outside Derek Chauvin’s vacation home in Windermere last year. What You Need To Know. The proposed ordinance would prohibit demonstrating on public property. No one would picket within 150 feet of the targeted...
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Man gets 10 years for fatally shooting 25-year-old man at quinceañera party

ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. – The family of a man gunned down in 2019 during a quinceañera voiced their concerns Monday in court about a plea deal for the killer. Miguel Gonzalez, 25, was shot and killed in December 2019 after deputies say Pablo Jaimes Jr., then 18, showed up at his ex-girlfriend’s 15th birthday party with some friends and was asked to leave.
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Woman shot to death in neighborhood near MetroWest

ORLANDO, Fla. – A woman was shot to death Sunday night in an Orange County neighborhood, deputies said. The shooting was reported around 7 p.m. on Redwood Country Road off Edgewood Ranch Road near MetroWest. [TRENDING: 1 killed, several shot at Father’s Day event | Deadly Pride parade crash not...
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Timber Creek High student killed in Alabama car crash

A 16-year-old rising junior at Timber Creek High School was killed over the weekend in a car crash in Alabama, according to Orange County Public Schools. Michael “Mikey” Stroz was also a member of Timber Creek’s lacrosse team. His father and his sister, a rising freshman at Timber Creek, were also in the car, OCPS said, in a statement seeking support for the Stroz Family Fund. Mikey’s sister, ...
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Val Demings at Juneteenth event: ‘Freedom has to be about more than a holiday’

In a panel discussion Saturday about Juneteenth, Orange County’s first family took the stage to discuss the importance of the newly anointed federal holiday, which commemorates the emancipation of enslaved Africans in the U.S. There, U.S. House Rep. Val Demings (D), joined by Orange County Mayor Jerry Demings reminded online viewers and the in-person audience that gathered at Bronze Kingdom in ...
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Seminole schools to vote on making face masks optional

SEMINOLE COUNTY, Fla. – Seminole County Public Schools is the latest Central Florida district to vote on its mask policy for the next school year. The school board is meeting on Tuesday for the final vote on the mask mandate. According to the agenda, the superintendent is recommending the board repeal the mandatory face covering policy.
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Proposed ban on picketing in neighborhoods may be flawed, expert says

A proposed Orange County ordinance that would forbid protests outside someone’s home is flawed and unconstitutional as drafted, according to a law professor who has studied the issue, but commissioners will be asked Tuesday to adopt the rule. UCLA professor Eugene Volokh, who commented on the proposed rule at the...