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Two Central Florida restaurants shut down after failed health inspection

Two Central Florida restaurants received emergency orders to shut down in the week of June 13-19, according to data from the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation. Beef’O’Brady’s at 724 S Patrick Dr. in Satellite Beach in Brevard County, shut down on June 17. They received 9 total violations during the inspection, two of which were high-priority violations. Those ...
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Clermont woman charged with attempted murder of her twin brother

CLERMONT — Authorities have arrested a woman and charged her with attempted second-degree murder of her twin brother. Amber Nicole Smith, 35, of Clermont, was picked up on a warrant Thursday by the Lake County Sheriff’s Office. She was also charged with shooting into an occupied vehicle and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.
Deltona, FLDaytona Beach News-Journal

Deltona man sentenced to 15 years in prison in drug overdose death

A Deltona man who was a ringleader of a heroin distribution group was sentenced to 15 years in prison for an overdose death, according to court records and the Volusia County Sheriff’s Office. Sergio Perez, 45, was indicted in 2019 on a charge of first-degree murder in the death of...
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New BBQ restaurant: Tray’s Cookout brings backyard favorites to Lake Square Mall

If you’re craving that backyard BBQ home-cooked meal, check out Tray’s Cookout inside the Lake Square Mall in Leesburg. Owner Trayon Lewis grew up watching his family cook but never got his chance in the kitchen until he made his signature mac-n-cheese for his wife, Michelle Perez, who thought it was the best mac-n-cheese she’d ever tasted.
West Melbourne, FLclick orlando

Man wanted in 3-year-old boy’s death could be in Orange County, West Melbourne police say

WEST MELBOURNE, Fla. – Authorities are searching for a 25-year-old man wanted in connection with the suspicious death of a 3-year-old West Melbourne boy. West Melbourne police said 3-year-old Jameson Nance was found dead on June 11 at an apartment complex. Dispatchers reported a child not breathing at an address matching the Grand Oaks and the Lake Apartments on Lago Circle.
Florida StateOrlando Sentinel

Video: Cranes chase baby alligator across Central Florida road

Life in Florida involves all kinds of amazing animal encounters. A contender for one of the cutest yet, making the viral rounds on social media, was caught on video this week in Central Florida. In St. Cloud on Monday, a baby alligator stopped traffic as it tip-clawed on its tiny...
Clermont, FLsltablet.com

A Spotlight Shines On Clermont Police Chief Charles Broadway

Gov. Ron DeSantis recently announced the appointment of Clermont Police Chief Charles Broadway to the Criminal and Juvenile Justice Information Systems Council. The council is composed of 15 members serving four-year terms. The governor appoints five of the members: two police chiefs, two sheriffs and a clerk of the circuit court.
Orlando, FLNew York Post

Disney World guest says she was forced to wear gift shop T-shirt

A Disney World visitor claims that park staff forced her to put on a gift shop T-shirt after informing her that her strappy, cropped top “isn’t appropriate.”. Alyssa Schueller recorded an incident at Epcot in Orlando, Florida, last week in which she was escorted by staff to change her clothes in order to comply with the dress code.
Saint Cloud, FLorlandoweekly.com

Watch a squad of cranes chase off a baby alligator in St. Cloud

Sometimes little ones have to learn lessons the hard way. That goes double on the rough, rough retention ponds and county roads of St. Cloud, Florida. It was there that a group of cranes chased a baby alligator across a road and back before the young dinosaur smartly found his way into a pond. (Fun fact: a group of cranes is known as a "dance." These birds had anything but happy feet.)