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Seminole County

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  • Police: Man accused of stalking UCF students charged

    Police: Man accused of stalking UCF students charged
    A 24-year-old Oviedo man is charged with stalking University of Central Florida female students, according to the university's police department. Eric Cruz was charged Monday with stalking, trespass on property after warning and providing false ID to a...
  • Neighbor of mauled woman in Seminole among three charged with feeding bears

    SANFORD — The neighbor of a Lake Mary woman mauled by a black bear is among three Seminole County residents charged by state wildlife officers with illegally feeding bears. Eugene D. "Doug" Cifers, 63, lives in Carisbrooke, the gated community...
  • Central Florida candidates line up as qualifying ends

    Central Florida candidates line up as qualifying ends
    The election season officially kicked off on Friday, and Central Florida voters can expect to see a handful of contentious races for the state Legislature and county offices this year. Among the primary matchups, incumbent Democratic state Sen....
  • FDLE: Man plotted rape, killings, DVD

     FDLE: Man plotted rape, killings, DVD
    A Longwood man wanting to get his start in the child-pornography business planned to slash the throats of a mother and father so he could drug and rape their 9-year-old daughter, videotape their sex acts and then kill her, too, state law-enforcement...
  • Ocoee, Winter Garden envision S.R. 429 as future employment mecca

    Ocoee, Winter Garden envision S.R. 429 as future employment mecca
    When Winter Garden City Manager Mike Bollhoefer looks at the empty acres flanking State Road 429 in west Orange, he envisions Lake Mary's corporate corridor along Interstate 4, home to AAA, Digital Risk and now wireless giant Verizon. "It's all about...
  • Wingfield North is first neighborhood to pass 'bear-wise' rules

    Wingfield North, site of the worst bear mauling ever documented in Florida, became the first community in the state to adopt "bear-wise" rules and require that residents use lock-top "bear-resistant" trash cans. "It will help protect residents," said...
  • With tax passed, what now for Seminole's trails?

    With tax passed, what now for Seminole's trails?
    Seminole County voters' approval of a penny sales-tax hike that starts Jan. 1 is good news for the county's trails system. The tax can be used to build new trails, and several plans are in the works. Here's a summary from Seminole public-works official...
  • Compounding tragedy, guns, and hearing impaired: Letters

    Compounding tragedy It is hard to fathom the rationale behind giving my daughter, Mariah Berry, 15 years in prison in spite of her physical, mental-health and intellectual disabilities. Why my daughter? I know of other women in Florida who were...
  • College donates 20,000 costumes to Lake Howell High drama department

    College donates 20,000 costumes to Lake Howell High drama department
    A steamer trunk full of jewelry. Twelve hundred hats. Three chest-high canvas bins overtopped with shoes. Three hundred bags of clothing with everything from military uniforms to lounge robes and old wedding dresses. They were among more than 20,000...
  • East Seminole residents embrace prospect of new hospital opening in their area

    East Seminole residents embrace prospect of new hospital opening in their area
    At 33 years old, Angelica Harris is healthyand doesn't anticipate having to make a trip to a hospital any time soon. But as a Chuluota resident — a rural community in east Seminole County — Harris is concerned that the nearest hospitals from...
  • Teams from DeLand, Orlando win at OM World Finals

    Teams from DeLand, Orlando win at OM World Finals
    A six-member team from DeLand won first place at the Odyssey of the Mind World Finals held last week at Iowa State University. A team from Princeton Elementary won third place in their category. The DeLand group turned a broken lawnmower into a Model T,...