Vehicle erupts in flames at Seminole County gas station
SEMINOLE COUNTY, Fla. – A sedan went up in flames at a gas station near Altamonte Springs on Saturday, according to the Seminole County Fire Department. SCFD posted on social media around 4:54 p.m. showing a firefighter battling the car’s flames at the Circle K on State Road 436.
'Drowning' no. 1 cause of death for autistic children, expert weigh in
In February, a 5-year-old boy with autism managed to get out of his family's Seminole County home without them noticing and wandered over to the pool. He was later found unresponsive and pronounced dead, according to a report from the Florida Department of Children and Families. The tragic event is...
Seminole County emergency management officials give tips for running generators during hurricanes
SEMINOLE COUNTY, Fla. — When the lights go out, many of us depend on generators to get things going again. And it's not just charging your phone or running the fan, some people's health relies on it. WESH 2 spoke with local emergency managers about the importance of preparing...
Seminole County emergency management officials urge residents to prepare for hurricane season
SEMINOLE COUNTY, Fla. — We all know the first storm of the hurricane season can hit anytime, which is why officials are urging homeowners to prepare. It's a good time to make sure trees near your home aren't going to lead to major headaches. Seminole County’s emergency manager, Alan...
Winter Springs residents speak out after county approves large storage complex near their homes
WINTER SPRINGS, Fla. - A Winter Springs community is speaking out after Seminole County moved closer to approving a large storage facility near their homes. An undeveloped piece of county land sits right in the middle of the City of Winter Springs. It's also right next to the Tuscawilla Crossings...
Counties in Florida weighing impacts of Live Local Act, other legislative action
From restricting abortion rights to allowing residents to carry concealed firearms without permits, and requiring most businesses to verify employees are legal residents, Florida lawmakers this month concluded one of their most controversial and busiest legislative sessions in recent years. But state lawmakers also passed other less-publicized legislation — a...
70-year-old man on moped struck, killed in Seminole County crash
SEMINOLE COUNTY, Fla. – A 70-year-old man riding a moped was struck and killed in a Seminole County crash on Wednesday, according to the Florida Highway Patrol. Troopers said the wreck occurred around 1:30 p.m. at County Road 427, aka Ronald Reagan Boulevard, and Meeting Place in Sanford. According...
FHP: Man killed in Seminole County crash
SEMINOLE COUNTY, Fla. — Florida Highway Patrol said they're investigating a deadly crash in Seminole County. At 1:31 p.m., two vehicles crashed in Sanford near Ronald Reagan Boulevard and Meeting Place. According to FHP, a Moped was trying to make a left turn and entered the path of another...
Seminole County homeowners urged to prep for hurricane season amid aftermath of Ian, Nicole
SEMINOLE COUNTY, Fla. – As the start of hurricane season gets closer, so many people in Central Florida are still dealing with damage from last year’s storms. Preston Haworth said water surrounded his home on the St. John’s River after Hurricane Ian. His family ended up evacuating from the Sanford Farms area by boat.
Winter Springs loses another round in storage building fight
Get free local news sent to your inbox every Thursday morning. For the second time, a proposed three-story storage facility has cleared a vote that brings it closer to reality for nearby Winter Springs residents, after the Seminole County Commission unanimously approved a controversial rezoning. That vote came down Tuesday...
Winter Springs protests paying back $2M despite audit recommendation
WINTER SPRINGS, Fla. – Tuesday evening, Seminole County’s inspector general released a final version of an audit report that investigated Winter Springs’ spending of penny sales tax revenue — totaling $19 million. A draft version of the audit released at the end of April and Tuesday’s...
Central Florida family experiences long wait for passports amid high demand
A nationwide, unprecedented demand for passports is creating a growing backlog and is putting travel plans in limbo. A man in Seminole County says his relative has been waiting for more than 10 weeks to get her passport renewed. They have a scheduled flight to catch to Europe next week...
More families are facing eviction and going without basic necessities. Here’s how you can help.
It’s no secret that many people have faced financial struggles over the last few years amid rising costs for simple necessities: groceries, utilities and rent, to name just a few. In March of this year alone, evictions in Seminole County rose by 101%, and foreclosures by 156% from the...
APD looking for leads in vehicle burglaries at Apopka fire stations
Fire stations in Apopka, Orange, and Seminole Counties were victims of vehicle burglaries in the past few days. In Apopka, during the early morning hours of May 22nd, several Apopka Fire Department firefighter personal vehicles were burglarized at Fire Station 3 (Piedmont-Wekiva) and Fire Station 4 (Orange Ave). Crime Scene Technicians responded to process the scenes while detectives responded to investigate the burglaries.
Body found in missing woman’s car at Lake Mary dentist office
LAKE MARY, Fla. – A body was discovered in a vehicle outside a Lake Mary dentist’s office Monday, according to the Seminole County Sheriff’s Office. The body was found in a vehicle outside Lake Mary Dental — located at 114 Timberlachen Circle — on Monday afternoon.
Rash of Burglaries Target FL Fire Stations
Thieves have targeted eight fire stations in Orange County and Seminole County in recent days. The stations have been hit by burglars who target firefighters’ personal vehicles that are in the station parking lots during their shifts.. Wallets, ID cards, ammunition, and other personal belongings have all been taken...
Body found in Jeep belonging to missing Seminole County woman
A body was discovered in the vehicle belonging to a missing 51-year-old Seminole County woman, the Seminole County Sheriff’s Office said Monday.
'Mature content:' Seminole County high school yearbook stirs controversy among parents
LONGWOOD, Fla. - There is controversy over part of Lyman High School’s yearbook. "The first page that I saw was this two-page spread regarding some information, some content that I deem to be pretty mature content," Sharman Craft, whose son is a sophomore at Lyman High School in Longwood, said.
Big/Little Econ Basin Study Public Meeting
SAVE THE DATE: Seminole County has begun updating the watershed management plans for the Big/Little Econlockhatchee River Basins. An upcoming public meeting will be held to discuss the projects scope of work, as the area has experienced large growth since the last study. June 6, 2023. 6:00p.m. Covenant Presbyterian Church.
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