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  • Klan wizard: Fruitland Park deputy police chief never in the KKK

    Klan wizard: Fruitland Park deputy police chief never in the KKK
    The Imperial Wizard of the United Northern and Southern Knights of the Ku Klux Klan Monday rebutted claims that Fruitland Park Deputy Police Chief David Borst was ever a member of the white-supremacist group. "He didn't belong [to the KKK] and I just...
  • 2 men hurt in separate shootings in Apopka

    2 men hurt in separate shootings in Apopka
    Two gunmen wounded two men in separate shootings blocks away from each other Monday evening in Apopka, authorities said. The first shooting occurred about 5:30 p.m. near West 8th Street and Lou Ann Drive. Shamoule Dabonte Brown, 19, of Orlando,...
  • State Senate race features longtime rivals

    State Senate race features longtime rivals
    The race for Florida Senate District 12 pits two longtime Democratic rivals against each other: incumbent Geraldine Thompson and former state Sen. Gary Siplin. Two Republicans, Fritz Jackson Seide and Edward DeAguilera, are competing in the Republican...
  • 5 seek to replace Rep. Nelson in Florida House

    5 seek to replace Rep. Nelson in Florida House
    Five Republicans, all first-time office-seekers, are vying to succeed Bryan Nelson in Florida House District 31. The five include the son of a former state legislator; the former president of the Lake County teachers union; an Apopka businesswoman; a...
  • 7/10: Deaths in Central Florida

    Brevard WILLIAM T. COLEMAN JR., 90, Indian Harbour Beach, died Wednesday. Purcell Funeral Home, Bushnell. Lake VIVIAN DIANA BAKER, 64, Mount Dora, died Tuesday. Beyers Funeral Home, Umatilla. JO-ANN DIGIOVANNA, 73, Leesburg, died Tuesday. Beyers...
  • New Central Florida toll-road board meets, promises openness, honesty

    New Central Florida toll-road board meets, promises openness, honesty
    The board of a new regional toll road agency met for the first time Thursday, with members promising to clean up the mess of predecessors and act more openly and honestly. Lake County Commissioner Welton Cadwell was elected chairman and predicted there...
  • 7/11: Deaths in Central Florida

    Brevard MELBA GLEN, 86, Titusville, died Wednesday. North Brevard Funeral Home, Titusville. MARGUERITE MOONEY, 88, Titusville, died Tuesday. North Brevard Funeral Home, Titusville. JAMES MOORE, 76, Titusville, died Wednesday. North Brevard Funeral...
  • Stewart Owen: Leader excelled at responsibility and made it fun

    Stewart Owen: Leader excelled at responsibility and made it fun
    Stewart Owen was supposed to go to college, but instead he learned his most important life lessons in the 1930s on a family farm in South Georgia. When his father became sick, Owen put aside the dream of a college degree for the reality of working to...
  • Want to paddle Wekiva River? See 4 rental options

    Want to paddle Wekiva River? See 4 rental options
    So you're ready to paddle the Wekiva River, but where to rent a canoe or kayak? And what else is there to do? Here are four options. Click the name of each location for its website: Wekiwa Springs State Park: The park concession rents canoes or single...
  • Accused shoplifter who hit Apopka cop with car denied bond

    Accused shoplifter who hit Apopka cop with car denied bond
    The alleged shoplifter who ran over an Apopka police officer while trying to flee a Marshalls store on East Semoran Boulevard was denied bond on Thursday. Berinthia K. Williams, 29, was charged with attempted murder of a law enforcement officer,...
  • Cops: Mom left child in hot vehicle because he had pink eye

    Cops: Mom left child in hot vehicle because he had pink eye
    A foster mother bonded out of jail early Friday after she left her 15-month-old son in her Jeep that was turned off with the windows closed for about 20 minutes while she went grocery shopping, police said. Monique Rivers Williams, 53, was arrested...