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  • Tractor-trailer hits crashed SUV on Florida Turnpike, killing teen

    Tractor-trailer hits crashed SUV on Florida Turnpike, killing teen
    An SUV overturned on the Florida Turnpike near Wildwood early Sunday morning. As the disabled vehicle rested upside down in the southbound lanes, it was then hit by a southbound tractor-trailer, killing the SUV's teen driver. Florida Highway Patrol...
  • Silver Springs action raises hope for Florida springs

    Silver Springs action raises hope for Florida springs
    The fate of Silver Springs, one of the state's first tourist destinations, has galvanized environmentalists like few other conflicts over water or land in Florida. So they applauded last week when state regulators recommended denying a permit sought...
  • READER SUBMITTED: Middle school students learn environmental science through the BMS Center's SMORES program at Quinnipiac University

    Summer and SMORES go hand-in-hand, especially at Quinnipiac University. For the second-consecutive July, Quinnipiac University's Bristol-Myers Squibb Center for Science Teaching and Learning hosted the Summer Middle-school Opportunity for Research in...
  • Florida city: Pull up your pants or face up to six months in prison

    ORLANDO Fla. (Reuters) - A central Florida city is banning low-riding pants, becoming the latest community in the country to outlaw a fashion choice that intentionally exposes underwear or buttocks. Pull up your pants, offenders will be warned under...
  • Crackdown: You can go to jail for sporting saggy pants in this Florida city

    Crackdown: You can go to jail for sporting saggy pants in this Florida city
    Don't come within 2-inches of violating this rule or the fashion police -- real fashion police -- will haul your butt to jail. Yes, dare to wear saggy pants on Ocala city property and you could end up with some new duds -- an orange jumpsuit, perhaps?...
  • Florida cities pass, consider saggy pants ban

    Florida cities pass, consider saggy pants ban
    Several Florida cities are cracking down on a saggy pants problem. This week, Ocala voted unanimously to approve an ordinance that prohibit anyone from wearing pants two inches or more below their natural waist. The ordinance is enforceable on city-...
  • Victims, suspect identified in deadly baseball-bat attack

    Victims, suspect identified in deadly baseball-bat attack
    Moments before James Earl Jones slaughtered Shannon Ratliff with a metal baseball bat, the frightened victim called family members in a panic. Jones, her longtime boyfriend, apparently had stopped taking his psychiatric medication and was in a rage....
  • Mount Dora Junior ROTC cadets visit nation's capital

    Thirty-two Air Force Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps cadets from Mount Dora High School visited Washington D.C., from June 16 to 23. The cadets toured the Pentagon, Smithsonian museums, National Museum of the Marine Corps, National Museum of the...
  • Korean War hero's story resonates with family, friends

    Don Christman still remembers the story behind the photo you see on this page. He and some other boys were playing at their William Penn School playground in Bethlehem when a Morning Call photographer showed up. With the first day of school approaching,...
  • Apopka mayor's shake-up worries some city leaders

    Apopka mayor's shake-up worries some city leaders
    Apopka Mayor Joe Kilsheimer jolted Orange County's second-largest city last week, forcing out Apopka's longtime legal adviser, Frank Kruppenbacher, and hiring a consultant to scrutinize the city's operations. Some see the mayor's executive decision to...
  • FloriDUH: Heroin not working? Try a yoga striptease buzz

    FloriDUH: Heroin not working? Try a yoga striptease buzz
    By any stretch of the imagination the sight was odd, even by Florida standards. Michele Rene Cerna, 51, was jailed on drug charges after being found peeling off her clothes and doing yoga in the middle of an Ocala street, cops said, reports the Ocala...