FBI Agents Have Fatally Shot 70 ‘Subjects’ In The Past 20 Years And Deemed Every Single Incident Justified
A month after the shooting death of Ibragim Todashev during an FBI interrogation about his connection to the Boston bombing suspects, we still don’t have a clear narrative of what happened.
Todashev was shot multiple times during an interrogation in his Orlando home, and there are many conflicting reports about what brought on the [...]
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A Central Florida security camera business has seen a boom in business in the last few years, both in private and public places.
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The city of Orlando says it’s trying to work with the couple whose front yard vegetable garden has sparked controversy nationwide by passing new regulations that would require changes to their garden, a move that would affect several others in College Park.
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In November, Local 6 first reported the story about the controversial garden after the city told the Helvengstons [...]
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An Orlando man is fighting city officials to keep his vegetable garden in his front yard.
You have to step over radishes, wax beans and kale to get to Jason Helvingston’s front door in College Park.
However, his 25 x 25 foot micro-irrigated vegetable garden is against city code, and the city of Orlando has asked Helvingston to dig it up by Wednesday.
“I said, ‘You’ll take my house before you [...]
The nor’easter taking aim on the Sandy-ravaged coastline will lead to another round of wind damage, spotty power outages, localized flooding and travel delays.
For continuous updates on this nor’easter, check out the AccuWeather.com live blog.
This system affected part of the South during Election Day, sparking a round of rain and thunderstorms from from Atlanta to Charlotte, N.C. Charleston, S.C. and Orlando, Fla.
The storm next took a northerly turn, paralleling the East [...]
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Officials in Florida have issued a warning about a new trick trying to prevent voters from going to the polls.
“This is a major concern,” said Seminole County Supervisor of Elections Mike Ertel, who received a letter from a voter mailed from Seattle with no return address. “You should not expect a letter from your elections office saying, ‘You’re not registered to vote, please don’t go to the polls.’ [...]
ORLANDO, Fla. — President Barack Obama has a worsening enthusiasm problem.
A new POLITICO/George Washington University Battleground Tracking Poll of likely voters shows Obama ahead of Mitt Romney 49 percent to 48 percent nationally, a statistical tie and a percentage point closer than a week ago.
The head-to-head numbers have held remarkably steady through the past three weeks, but there’s been a notable shift of intensity from the Democrats to the Republicans since [...]
Declaring that the nation is in a “jobs crisis,” Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney is charging ahead with his economic arguments after conservatives yesterday expressed dobut that newly released positive employment figures could be accurate.
Romney all but ignored the positive jobs numbers while campaigning Friday night in Florida, instead highlighting his strong debate performance and presenting a more compassionate message as he sought to overcome Obama’s narrow lead in the [...]
Its budget and facilities already stretched thin, the Veterans Affairs Department wasted money on two summertime training conference to the vacation hot spot of Orlando, Fla., that cost taxpayers more than $6 million and let federal employees collect freebie gifts like meals, helicopter tours, limo rides, massages and show tickets from contractors, an internal investigation has found.
The VA’s inspector general concluded top agency officials failed to be good stewards of [...]
SANFORD, Fla. — Circuit Judge Kenneth Lester set George Zimmerman’s new bond at $1 million on Thursday, WFTV found out.
Zimmerman shot and killed 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, but claims he shot Martin in self-defense.
MORE: Doctor: Zimmerman suffered no serious head trauma
Zimmerman’s original bond was revoked last month after Lester ruled Zimmerman and his wife were untruthful about their finances.
Zimmerman is still in protective custody at the Seminole County Jail.
JUDGE GRANTS GEORGE ZIMMERMAN [...]
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A homeless man spent Friday night in the Orange CountyJail. He was busted after police said he posed as a guest at lavish hotels and went on spending sprees that his victims paid for.
David Price has been homeless for the past two years. On some nights he found shelter at the most lavish hotels in Orange County including The Ritz Carlton, Hard Rock Hotel and Loews Portofino Bay. He stayed at [...]
By ALICIA A. CALDWELL AND JIM KUHNHENN, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
WASHINGTON — The Obama administration will stop deporting and begin granting work permits to younger undocumented immigrants who came to the U.S. as children and have since led law-abiding lives. The election-year initiative addresses a top priority of an influential Latino electorate that has been vocal in its opposition to administration deportation policies.
The policy change, described to The Associated Press by [...]
A retired special education teacher on his way to a wedding in Orlando, Fla., said he was left humiliated, crying and covered with his own urine after an enhanced pat-down by TSA officers recently at Detroit Metropolitan Airport.
“I was absolutely humiliated, I couldn’t even speak,” said Thomas D. “Tom” Sawyer, 61, of Lansing, Mich.
Sawyer is a bladder cancer survivor who now wears a urostomy bag, which collects his urine from [...]
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Mirror, mirror on the … app?
A new app that claims to rate the ugliness of individuals after scanning their faces has created a controversy.
The Ugly Meter app, developed by two Arizona men, scans the user’s face and rates his or her attractiveness.
The program rates ugliness based on facial features, such as the size of a nose or the distance between someone’s eyes.
By MICHAEL SCHNEIDER
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) – The judge presiding over the Trayvon Martin shooting case has removed herself after George Zimmerman’s attorney said she had a possible conflict of interest.
Florida Circuit Judge Jessica Recksiedler recused herself Wednesday because of a potential conflict that relates to her husband.
He works with Orlando attorney Mark NeJame, who was first approached by Zimmerman’s family to represent the neighborhood watch volunteer.
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State Attorney Norm Wolfinger released a statement on Monday saying he is “outraged by the outright lies” contained in a letter by the family of Trayvon Martin’s attorney asking for a review of his actions with police in Martin’s death investigation.
The Martin family’s attorney, Ben Crump, said he is asking the U.S. Justice Department to review the investigation for possible interference by Wolfinger’s office Sanford police Detective Chris [...]
(AP) ORLANDO, Fla. – Tiger Woods finally brought the buzz back to the very thing that made him famous — winning.
Two weeks after another injury scare, and two days before his former coach’s book goes on sale, Woods looked dominant as ever in that red shirt on Sunday to win the Arnold Palmer Invitational.
It was his first PGA Tour victory since a sex scandal at the end of 2009 led [...]
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A decade ago, in the Dreamworks movie “Minority Report,” billboards spoke directly to the characters in the movie and even knew their names.
In just weeks, that science fiction plot will become reality as some businesses in Central Florida will know who you are when you walk through their door.
It’s thanks to enhanced facial recognition technology.
It’s not unusual to see surveillance cameras. They’re inside businesses, outside of homes, even [...]
by Julie Zeveloff
The best place to cheat on your spouse may be the nation’s capital.
Notorious adultery dating website Ashley Madison recently released information on the U.S. cities with the most members per capita, and Washington D.C. tops the list.
The website says it has around 13 million members in 17 countries around the world; and that membership spiked by a whopping 977 percent on February 15. It’s even more evidence for the case that wives [...]
The Transportation Security Administration isn’t just in airports anymore. TSA teams are increasingly conducting searches and screenings at train stations, subways, ferry terminals and other mass transit locations around the country…
The TSA’s 25 “viper” teams — for Visible Intermodal Prevention and Response — have run more than 9,300 unannounced checkpoints and other search operations in the last year. Department of Homeland Security officials have asked Congress for funding to add 12 [...]
President Obama to CEOs: ‘We’ve Been a Bit Lazy’
For the second time in as many months, President Obama has taken the nation that elected him president to task for its own lackadaisical economic performance on the global stage.
Obama told a group of CEOs today that the United States has gotten “lazy” and that America lost its hunger in promoting itself in a global marketplace.
“We’ve been a little bit lazy over [...]
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ORLANDO, Fla. (WLS) – A federal judge temporarily blocked Florida’s new law that requires welfare applicants to pass a drug test before receiving the benefits on Monday, saying it may violate the Constitution’s ban on unreasonable searches and seizures.
Judge Mary Scriven’s ruling is in response to a lawsuit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union that claims the law is unconstitutional. The lawsuit was filed on behalf of [...]
ORLANDO, Fla. — A tropical system in the Gulf of Mexico will bring rain, possible severe weather and cooler temperatures to Central Florida.
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The system could become a tropical depression as early as Monday, and it has the potential to develop into a tropical storm, which would be named Rina, Local 6 meteorologist Troy Bridges said.”It will likely make a [...]
ORLANDO, Fla. — On the same day President Barack Obama will visit Orlando, the city unveiled the first part of a roadway project named after him.Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer attended a ribbon-cutting ceremony that showcased President Barack Obama Parkway, near the Mall at Millenia.Phase I connects President Barack Obama Parkway north of Conroy Road to Metrowest Boulevard, a mile-and-a-half stretch that includes lighting, sidewalks [...]
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ORLANDO, Fla. — Not everyone needs to go to Disney World to have fun in central Florida.
After one of Herman Cain’s strongest showings yet at a Republican presidential debate Thursday, and two days with conservative activists in the state, he won the “Presidency 5″ straw poll in Orlando over the weekend, beating Texas Gov. Rick Perry, the front-runner in the primary race, by more than 20 [...]
WASHINGTON — Look out President Barack Obama. Even Sarah Palin’s gaining on you.
A new McClatchy-Marist poll finds that Obama looks increasingly vulnerable in next year’s election, with a majority of voters believing he’ll lose to any Republican, a solid plurality saying they’ll definitely vote against him and most potential Republican challengers gaining on him.
Even in potential matchups [...]
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A judge sentenced Casey Anthony on Thursday to four years for lying to investigators but says she could go free in late July or early August because she has already served nearly three years in jail and has had good behavior.
While acquitted of killing and abusing her 2-year-old daughter Caylee, Anthony was convicted of four counts of lying to detectives trying [...]
ORLANDO, Fla. — A worker performing maintenance on an Orlando thrill park ride was killed Saturday as park guests watched while he dangled from a safety harness.Justin W. Honeycutt, 30, was killed while working on the Star Flyer at the Magical Midway, a thrill park located at 7001 International Drive in Orlando. The Star Flyer attraction is a giant swing that takes riders hundreds [...]
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Unemployment improved a bit last month but it is still nearly nine percent and the trouble is job creation is so slow, it will be years before we get back the seven and a half million jobs lost in the Great Recession. American families have been falling out of the middle class in record numbers. The combination of lost jobs and [...]
A hotel guest catches a 2-year-old girl who fell from a fourth-floor balcony in Orlando
ORLANDO, Fla. — A 2-year-old girl fell from a fourth-floor hotel balcony in the tourist district of Orlando on Wednesday night, but she was caught by a hotel guest and was not injured, according to Orange County deputies. Orange County Sheriff’s spokeswoman Denise Rollins said “it was a miracle” the child wasn’t injured in the fall, [...]
ORLANDO, Fla. – Florida officials are investigating an unemployment agency that spent public money to give 6,000 superhero capes to the jobless.
Workforce Central Florida spent more than $14,000 on the red capes as part of its “Cape-A-Bility Challenge” public relations campaign. The campaign featured a cartoon character, “Dr. Evil Unemployment,” who needs to be vanquished.
Florida’s unemployment agency director asked Monday for an investigation of [...]