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OPD officer involved in tollbooth crash previously fired on cover-up allegationsOrlando officer 'relieved of duty' after crashing into toll plaza on SR 408, officials sayOrlando police detective violated code of conductAyala misses deadline to seek death penalty in Osceola homicideOrlando police crack down on aggressive panhandlers

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 17:45:54 GMTSun, 19 Nov 2017 20:29:55 GMTTue, 22 Aug 2017 03:26:26 GMTSat, 18 Nov 2017 04:33:31 GMTTue, 07 Nov 2017 21:49:07 GMT

An Orlando police officer who was previously fired for lying about a 2015 police chase crashed into a State Road 408 tollbooth Saturday, according to officials with the police department.

Officer Frederick Rolle was driving his personal pickup truck at 6:18 a.m. when he crashed into the eastbound Expressway tollbooth near Andes Avenue. Rolle's truck caught fire after the crash. The pay lanes were closed until the scene was cleared about four hours later, police said.

No other vehicles were involved in the crash.

Rolle, who has been with OPD since 2011, was immediately relieved of duty and an internal investigation is underway, Orlando police Public Information Officer Michelle Guido said.

Officers Michael Favorit Jr. and Rolle were fired on June 29, 2016 for their conduct for a Dec. 28, 2015 incident during which the officers pursued a stolen Jeep without authorization, records show.

The report said the officers didn't use lights or sirens when they pursued the Jeep and never informed dispatchers of the chase. The officers later reported the Jeep as a stolen vehicle and drove it to a liquor store after finding it abandoned in a field, thereby tainting a crime scene, authorities said.

Rolle never mentioned the chase in his police report.

The officers appealed the decision. Both officers were reinstated in June through arbitration, records show. Prior to his rehire at OPD, Rolle worked for the Department of Corrections for six months.

Rolle was previously employed with the Winter Garden Police Department from 2007 to 2011, according to Florida Department of Law Enforcement records.

Authorities were working to clear the scene of a fiery crash Saturday morning after an Orlando police officer drove a pickup truck into a toll plaza, the Orlando Police Department said.

Investigators have determined that the former OPD detective accused of forcing a woman to perform sexual acts inside his patrol car violated the department's code of conduct.

The Orange Osceola State Attorney's Office missed the paperwork deadline to seek the death penalty for a woman accused of killing a 20-year-old man.

Orlando police officers are cracking down on aggressive panhandlers at busy intersections.


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Big rig driver critically injured in crash with train in BrevardDamaged railroad tracks fixed in MelbourneOPD officer involved in tollbooth crash previously fired on cover-up allegations

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 18:25:43 GMTMon, 20 Nov 2017 14:27:47 GMTMon, 20 Nov 2017 17:45:54 GMT

A big rig driver was critically injured and two others were hurt Monday morning when a train and tractor-trailer collided in Brevard County, officials said.

The crash was reported around 11:45 a.m. at U.S. 1 and Beau Geste Road near Cocoa.

Cocoa police said the big rig driver was ejected in the crash. He was taken to a hospital in critical condition, police said.

The train conductor and an engineer were taken to a hospital in stable condition, according to police.

Details about the crash have not been released, and an investigation is ongoing.

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Melbourne police issue a traffic alert because of damaged railroad tracks.

Officer Frederick Rolle was driving his personal pickup truck at 6:18 a.m. when he crashed into the eastbound Expressway tollbooth near Andes Avenue.




Crocodile spotted on Florida beachCrocodile Likely Killed Dementia Patient Who Wandered From Nursing HomeNumber of alligators captured at Disney doubles since toddler's death

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 16:52:28 GMTFri, 13 Oct 2017 12:31:00 GMTWed, 01 Nov 2017 11:49:05 GMT

A 6-foot crocodile was spotted on the beach in Hollywood.

A large crowd gathered on the beach Monday morning near Surf Road and Hayes Street to watch the animal, which was motionless for several minutes.

Video from News 6 sister station, WPLG-TV in Miami, showed the crocodile on the sand, with waves crashing over the animal. The beast later moved toward the ocean, seemingly enjoying the salt water.

Hollywood police officers stood nearby and taped off a portion of the beach.

Eventually, the crocodile walked back towards the ocean and seemed to soak up the salt water.

Hollywood spokeswoman Joann Hussey said the croc was first spotted near the pier in nearby Dania Beach and it drifted south in the Atlantic Ocean.

She said the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission will remove the crocodile. 

Hollywood Beach is located between Fort Lauderdale and Miami.

Watch News 6 and stay with CickOrlando.com for updates.

A crocodile has been fingered as the culprit behind the grim demise of Anne Cameron, a dementia patient who wandered away from her Australia nursing home this week.

Authorities believe the 79-year-old became disoriented within a tropical Queensland forest before she was attacked near a creek bank.

In the 15 months prior to the child's death, a state-contracted wildlife trapper removed 45 alligators from Disney property, according to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.




LIVE UPDATES: Testimony in Orlando security guard murder trial

Sun, 19 Nov 2017 15:48:25 GMT

A DNA expert took the stand Monday as prosecutors continue to lay out their case against accused killer Stephen Duxbury. 

The former security guard is accused of killing Sasha Samsudean, 27 at the Uptown Place Apartments in 2015. 

On Friday, jurors heard from an expert who testified that Duxbury's shoe and finger prints were found inside Samsudean's apartment. 

Prosecutors say Duxbury strangled Samsudean to death and tried to clean up the scene. 

Testimony is expected to last until at least Tuesday. 

News 6 Reporter Nadeen Yanes is covering the trial from the Orange County Courthouse. Follow her updates from the trial below.




Cold front making its way to Central Florida5 people pulled from rip currents in Volusia County, officials sayMore than 30 displaced by Orlando apartment fire, officials sayOrlando officer 'relieved of duty' after crashing into toll plaza on SR 408, officials sayVolunteers deliver Thanksgiving baskets to families in needMan who wore bathrobe in armed robbery arrested, Marion County deputies say

Sun, 19 Nov 2017 14:56:03 GMTSat, 18 Nov 2017 22:18:12 GMTSun, 19 Nov 2017 01:53:56 GMTSun, 19 Nov 2017 20:29:55 GMTSun, 19 Nov 2017 02:46:54 GMTSat, 18 Nov 2017 23:20:48 GMT

A weak cold front is making its way to Central Florida Sunday and is expected to bring a few showers with it.

"Rain coverage will be at 30 percent, with showers starting over northern areas in the mid-morning Sunday and the rest of Central Florida following in the afternoon," News 6 meteorologist Samara Cokinos said. "Most of the rain will have cleared by the evening."

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A small craft advisory is in place for boaters Sunday night until 4 a.m. Tuesday. The winds will be gusting near 20 knots and seas will build to 5-7 feet. 

"High temperatures will stay in the upper 70s Sunday -- around the average in Central Florida for this time of year," Cokinos said.

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Temperatures will reach lows in the lower 50s Sunday. Some areas, such as near Ocala, will be colder, with temperatures dropping to the lower 40s. Temperatures near the coast will be in the upper 50s. 

Monday will be rain-free, with temperatures in the mid-70s. The chance of rain will begin to increase again Tuesday.

Five people were pulled from rip currents Saturday, Volusia County Beach Safety personnel said.

More than 30 people were displaced early Saturday after flames broke out at an apartment complex, Orlando police said.

Authorities were working to clear the scene of a fiery crash Saturday morning after an Orlando police officer drove a pickup truck into a toll plaza, the Orlando Police Department said.

Volunteers were busy Saturday, delivering baskets filled with food to thousands of families in need across Central Florida ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday.

A man was arrested less than 30 minutes after committing an armed robbery at a gas station early Saturday while wearing pajamas and a bathrobe, the Marion County Sherif's Office said.


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'SNL' takes on Senator -- and former 'SNL' performer -- Al FrankenFranken, Moore assault allegations dredge up accusations against TrumpWhat Al Franken's Senate colleagues are sayingWoman says Franken groped, kissed her without consent in 2006Read Al Franken's apology following accusation of groping and kissing without consent

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"Saturday Night Live" took on Senator -- and former SNLer -- Al Franken on Saturday night after a woman said he groped and kissed her without her consent.

"Senator Al Franken is being accused of sexual misconduct on a 2006 U.S.O. Tour by Leann Tweeden, who posted this photo of Franken apparently groping her breasts while she was asleep," said Colin Jost, co-host of "Weekend Update" pointing to the photo of Franken and Tweeden. "Now, I know this photo looks bad, but remember it also is bad."

Jost then noted that the photo was taken before Franken ran for public office, but was taken after he was "a sophomore in high school."

"Pretty hard to be like, 'Oh, c'mon he didn't know any better, he was only 55,'" Jost added.

Franken, who is a former "SNL" writer and performer, was accused by Tweeden, a female radio news anchor, on Thursday. This led the Minnesota senator to issue an apology.

It also led to President Trump blasting Franken on Twitter, which opened up Trump to scrutiny over the past accusations of sexual assault that have been levied against him. And that led to others criticizing Trump for largely keeping quiet regarding the allegations of sexual abuse against Alabama Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore.

Criticisms that "Weekend Update" host, Michael Che, pointed out.

"And without even looking, you can bet that President Trump called out Al Franken and not Roy Moore, who's accused of way worse by the way, but Franken is a liberal and Trump and Moore are conservatives, and in this country everybody has to pick a side," Che said. "Except for me, I think they're all bitches."

This week's host Chance The Rapper also got in on the laughs with some musical love for the country's former President, Barack Obama.

Chance and cast members Kenan Thompson and Chris Redd put together a soulful R&B song in which they asked Obama to come back to the White House.

"Every night I turn the TV on and cry, and I cry, and I cry. I say why? I feel like we're all gonna die," the three sang. "So come back, Barack."

As a swirl of sexual impropriety allegations roil Washington, President Donald Trump's top aides are trying to inoculate him from comparisons with the stories of more than a dozen women who have accused Trump of sexual misconduct.

The U.S. Senate is reeling from one woman's account of how she was kissed without her consent and groped in 2006 by Democratic Sen. Al Franken before he was elected.

A female radio news anchor said Thursday that Minnesota Democratic Sen. Al Franken groped and "forcibly kissed" her without her consent during an overseas USO tour in 2006, two years before Franken was elected to the Senate.

Sen. Al Franken issued a statement apologizing to Leeann Tweeden, who on Thursday accused Franken of groping her and kissing her without consent in 2006, before he was a senator.




On this day: November 19

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Franken, Moore assault allegations dredge up accusations against TrumpMen accused of sexual harassment after Harvey WeinsteinTrump blasts Franken, but stays silent on MooreBannon compares Moore accusations to coverage of Trump's 'Access Hollywood' tapeWoman says Franken groped, kissed her without consent in 2006Read Al Franken's apology following accusation of groping and kissing without consentRoy Moore continues to deny escalating allegationsWhite House: Trump thinks Alabama voters should decide Moore's fateTrump and McConnell talked about how to address Roy Moore situationMcConnell on Moore: 'I believe the women,' Moore should goWhite House: If allegations are true, Moore should step aside

Sun, 19 Nov 2017 00:47:35 GMTFri, 17 Nov 2017 17:11:33 GMTFri, 17 Nov 2017 15:35:41 GMTFri, 10 Nov 2017 04:34:42 GMTThu, 16 Nov 2017 21:56:32 GMTThu, 16 Nov 2017 18:42:01 GMTThu, 16 Nov 2017 23:45:35 GMTThu, 16 Nov 2017 22:27:17 GMTTue, 14 Nov 2017 22:20:57 GMTMon, 13 Nov 2017 17:30:00 GMTFri, 10 Nov 2017 10:11:20 GMT

As a swirl of sexual impropriety allegations roil Washington, President Donald Trump's top aides are trying to inoculate him from comparisons with the stories of more than a dozen women who have accused Trump of sexual misconduct.But the allegations against Minnesota Democratic Sen. Al Franken, who apologized after a California radio host and model said he had groped and kissed her without consent in 2006, and Roy Moore, the Republican Senate candidate in Alabama who has been accused by multiple women of pursuing sexual relationships with them as teenagers when he was in his early 30s, have dredged up the allegations last year made against Trump, including the 2005 Access Hollywood tape in which Trump brags about sexually assaulting women.White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders said Friday that there are no similarities between the Trump and Franken accusations.Her reason: Trump never admitted wrongdoing and Franken did."This was covered pretty extensively during the campaign. We addressed it then," Sanders said. "The American people spoke very loud and clear when they elected this President."Asked directly about how there could be a difference, Sanders said, "Senator Franken has admitted wrongdoing and the President hasn't."The similarities, however, have created an awkward situation for those in the White House who are now left to defend accusations against Trump while supporting an investigation into the reports about Franken.Marc Short, Trump's top legislative aide, told CNN on Friday that Trump was saying there was a "level of hypocrisy" involving Franken given that the senator had condemned Moore and others. Short went on to defend Trump's comments in the Access Hollywood tape, where Trump bragged about grabbing women."When you're a star, they let you do it," Trump says on the recording, which was published during the 2016 election campaign. "You can do anything."Regarding those comments, Short told CNN: "He was apologetic about that. He apologized to his wife and family and the American people about what he considered locker room behavior. He is not trying to excuse it."At least 13 women have come forward to accuse Trump of sexual impropriety, allegations that range from sexual harassment and misconduct to sexual assault, including unwanted kissing and groping. All of the alleged incidents took place prior to his assuming the presidency.Trump did little to help aides tasked with defending him when, on Thursday night, he tweeted about Franken."The Al Frankenstien picture is really bad, speaks a thousand words. Where do his hands go in pictures 2, 3, 4, 5 & 6 while she sleeps," Trump tweeted. "And to think that just last week he was lecturing anyone who would listen about sexual harassment and respect for women. Lesley Stahl tape?"Trump was referring to a 1995 New York Magazine profile quoting Franken on writing a joke about drugging and raping journalist Lesley Stahl.Trump has yet to directly comment -- or tweet -- about Moore, whose Senate candidacy is imperiled by the mounting accusations against him.During his lengthy recent trip to Asia, Trump dodged questions about the candidate by claiming that he wasn't watching TV or paying attention to news back home. The president also ignored a question about Moore shouted by a reporter on Friday.White House adviser Kellyanne Conway claimed on Friday that Trump has remained silent on Moore because he was in Asia when the story broke and it wasn't new when he returned to Washington."Well, Al Franken was a brand-new news story yesterday and the president weighed in as he does on the news of the day often enough," Conway told Fox News. "The Roy Moore story is eight days old and the President put out a statement on his Asia trip on that."Sanders[...]



Orange County shooting leaves pawn shop worker in critical conditionMan who wore bathrobe in armed robbery arrested, Marion County deputies say5 people pulled from rip currents in Volusia County, officials sayWoman, 21, struck on head during home invasion near UCF, deputies sayMore than 30 displaced by Orlando apartment fire, officials say

Sun, 19 Nov 2017 15:19:33 GMTSat, 18 Nov 2017 23:20:48 GMTSat, 18 Nov 2017 22:18:12 GMTSat, 18 Nov 2017 21:00:15 GMTSun, 19 Nov 2017 01:53:56 GMT

A man who worked at Latin American Pawn Shop on South Orange Blossom Trail near Orlando is in serious condition after deputies said someone shot him.

The Orange County Sheriff's Office said it looks like the shooting happened outside the shop. 

"It sounded like 'Boom, boom, boom, boom, boom!'" a neighbor, who did not want to give his name, said. "It's scary, because this neighborhood's quiet, really quiet; also, the pawn shop on the corner, they are very nice and quiet people."

Deputies said they were initially called to a shooting around 7:15 p.m., just before closing time at the pawn shop. But when deputies arrived, they found evidence that appeared to show a robbery that went wrong.

Authorities said three men arrived at the pawn shop and argued with the employee before one of the men took out a gun and fired, hitting the worker several times.

The employee was taken to Orlando Regional Medical Center, where he remained in serious condition Sunday morning.

Authorities are looking for the shooter, plus a black sedan -- possibly a two-door Camaro.

Detectives are also reviewing surveillance video from the pawn shop that may have captured the shooting and the moments that led up to it.

Two people of interest are in custody. Detectives are trying to figure out if they were involved in the shooting.

Stay with News 6 and ClickOrlando.com for updates on this story.

A man was arrested less than 30 minutes after committing an armed robbery at a gas station early Saturday while wearing pajamas and a bathrobe, the Marion County Sherif's Office said.

Five people were pulled from rip currents Saturday, Volusia County Beach Safety personnel said.

A 21-year-old woman was hospitalized after she suffered an injury to her head during a home invasion near UCF, deputies say.

More than 30 people were displaced early Saturday after flames broke out at an apartment complex, Orlando police said.


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Gerry Adams plans to step down as Sinn Fein party chief

Sun, 19 Nov 2017 00:53:46 GMT

After more than three decades at the helm, Gerry Adams announced Saturday his intention to stand down as the president of the Irish republican party Sinn Fein.He made the announcement at Sinn Fein's annual meeting in Dublin.Adams -- who was the face of the Sinn Fein -- helped broker a peace deal in Northern Ireland in the 1990s by encouraging the Irish Republican Army (IRA) to agree to a ceasefire.Known as the Good Friday Agreement, it ended a 30-year conflict known as the Troubles and ushered in a democratically elected assembly in Northern Ireland.The agreement provided a political framework for power-sharing among the parties, effectively ending decades of bloody conflict between Protestant loyalists who wanted to stay part of the United Kingdom and Catholic nationalists who wanted to see the North united with the Republic of Ireland.Before the thaw that led to peace, Adams and the Sinn Fein were roundly despised by those loyalists and the British government.Sinn Fein was once considered the political wing of the IRA. Adams has denied he was ever a member of the militant organization, which admitted in 1999 to killing a number of people who became known as "the disappeared."Sinn Fein politicians sit in the Northern Ireland Assembly in Belfast -- a devolved legislature that is part of United Kingdom -- and in the Dail, the parliament of the Republic of Ireland in Dublin.Sinn Fein is opposed to Northern Ireland being part of the United Kingdom and has long fought for a united Ireland.Adams, 69, used his address at the party's annual conference to call for unification and labeled the United Kingdom's decision to leave the European Union as "the single greatest threat to the Irish people in generations."Northern Ireland has become an important part of the United Kingdom's Brexit negotiations.The Republic of Ireland will remain a part of the European Union; however Northern Ireland, as part of the United Kingdom, is due to leave the EU. Questions around how a EU border between the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland could be implemented remain."You are the makers of the future. You are the nation builders. You are important. Never forget that," Adams said in his address, according to a Sinn Fein transcript."Many comrades have given their entire lives to our struggle. They saw beyond the hardship of the moment and embraced hope. That resilience, like the peace process is opposed by those who uphold the status quo."Adams got involved with the group in the 1960s, had been suspected of being an Irish Republic Army leader in 1972 and was jailed without trial. He was released that year to participate in secret peace talks with the UK government but was jailed again after peace talks failed."After his re-arrest he tried to escape and was imprisoned. He was released in 1976," the Sinn Fein website said..He became Sinn Fein president in 1983.Adams had been the elected representative for West Belfast in the British House of Commons from 1983 to 1992. Adhering to Sinn Fein policy, Adams never took his seat in order to avoid taking the obligatory oath of loyalty to the Queen of England.He was shot and seriously wounded in 1984 during an assassination attempt. Sinn Fein said he was attacked by "a unionist death squad working in collusion with British intelligence."In 1988, he began talks with John Hume, the leader of Northern Ireland's Social Democratic and Labour Party, to settle the Northern Ireland conflict. A decade later, the historic Good Friday Agreement, also known as the Belfast Agreement, was signed.Adams was elected to the new Northern Ireland Asembly in 1998. He was elected in 2011 to the Dail, Ireland's parliament. Adams also will not be standing for the Dail in the next election."Republic[...]



Jazz stop 3-game slide with 125-85 win over MagicNuggets beat Magic, 125-107Aaron Gordon has 22 points, Magic beat Suns 128-112Magic snap 2-game losing streak with win over KnicksCeltics extend win streak to 8 with 104-88 win over Magic

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Rodney Hood scored 31 points, Derrick Favors had 25 points and 11 rebounds and the Utah Jazz routed the Orlando Magic 125-85 on Saturday night.

Hood was 12 for 21 from the field in his highest-scoring game of the season. The reserve guard had 19 straight points for Utah over one stretch that went from the end of the third through early in the fourth.

The Jazz had lost three in a row and seven of eight.

Aaron Gordon had 18 points and nine rebounds for Orlando, and Terrence Ross finished with 12 points. The 40-point margin matched the Magic's worst home loss in team history.

Orlando has dropped four in a row and six of eight. After a strong start to the season, the Magic have been hurt by poor spacing, lack of rhythm and subpar defensive play - the same issues they dealt with last year.

Orlando shot 39 percent from the field, compared to 48 percent for Utah. The Magic also had only 13 assists on 31 baskets, while the Jazz finished with 31 assists.

Utah has struggled with injuries during the early part of the season, but starting point guard Ricky Rubio and forward Thabo Sefolosha returned to the floor after missing Friday's 118-107 loss to Brooklyn. Rubio was out with a sore Achilles, and Sefolosha was sidelined by a sore right knee.

The Jazz took advantage of the Magic's lack of ball movement and poor defensive play to jump out to a 63-48 lead at halftime. Favors had 17 points on 7-of-7 shooting in the first half. Hood had 10 points at the break.

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Jazz: Joe Johnson (right wrist tendon instability), Rudy Gobert (right tibia contusion) and Dante Exum (left shoulder surgery) were out. ... The Jazz went 9 for 9 at the free-throw line in the first half.

Magic: Backup point guard D.J. Augustin returned after missing the previous seven games with a left hamstring injury. ... Rookie forward Jonathan Isaac missed his third straight game with an ankle injury. ... Guard Mario Hezonja suffered a head laceration during the second quarter, but he returned to the floor in the second half.

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Jazz: Continue their four-game road trip at Philadelphia on Monday.

Magic: Finish a two-game homestand against the Indiana Pacers on Monday.

Jamal Murray scored a career-high 32 points, Will Barton had 26 points and nine rebounds - both season bests - and the Denver Nuggets beat the Orlando Magic 125-107 on Saturday night.

Aaron Gordon scored 22 points and Nikola Vucevic added 19 to help the balanced Orlando Magic beat the Phoenix Suns 128-112 on Friday night.

Nikola Vucevic scored 24 points and Evan Fournier added 23 to help the Orlando Magic beat the New York Knicks 112-99 on Wednesday night.

Kyrie Irving and Al Horford have been the primary forces behind so much of what the Boston Celtics are doing well during their eight-game winning streak.




Volunteers deliver Thanksgiving baskets to families in needPackage with Hurricane Maria supplies to help grandma is missingApopka dentist getting results for veteransFamily getting results for students impacted by Hurricane IrmaGetting Results Award winner helps raise thousands for foster kidsNew STEAM center at Wilson Elementary school gets results

Sun, 19 Nov 2017 02:46:54 GMTTue, 14 Nov 2017 04:40:11 GMTFri, 10 Nov 2017 23:31:44 GMTThu, 12 Oct 2017 18:50:04 GMTThu, 05 Oct 2017 23:09:43 GMTTue, 26 Sep 2017 22:00:02 GMT

Volunteers were busy Saturday, delivering baskets filled with food to thousands of families in need across Central Florida ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday.

This marks the 20th year the organization Basket Brigade is collecting and delivering baskets to families in Orange, Osceola, Volusia and Lake counties.

"You  never know what difference you're going to make," founder Joetta Raylot said.

Nastasshi Lewis was a basket recipient last year. She lost her job, her car was repossessed and she couldn't get any help.

"I wasn't quite sure what i was going to do for Thanksgiving, but I prayed about it," Lewis said.

Then she was delivered a basket of hope right to her doorstep. It was filled with everything she needed for a delicious Thanksgiving meal.

"I lost it. I lost it. I ugly cried, but I will never forget that moment. I was so grateful to whoever sent it," Lewis said.

This year, Lewis wanted to pay the kind gesture forward, so she joined hundreds of volunteers at First Baptist Orlando Saturday morning to help families in need. 

The community dropped off baskets that were filled with donations. 

"My prayer is about 5,000 baskets will go out today and that would feed over 25,000 people in one morning." Raylot said.

Volunteers loaded up their vehicles and drove off, surprising families at their door with the special deliveries.

Everyone receiving a basket was so grateful for the random act of kindness. 

"I appreciate that very much," Annie Mayhue, who received a basket, said.

For Lewis, it was all about delivering the same joy she received last year.

"For someone to help me, this goes for anybody out there, just pay it forward always. You just never know," Lewis said. 

"Roads are open. There's plenty of gas at the gas station," said Ramon Cruz. "There's no excuse, no reason for any delay."

 

Many businesses close ahead of Veterans Day, but the waiting room in A Soft Touch in Family Dental Care was filled with veterans on Friday.

Through a GoFundMe campaign, the Moncur family was able to raise more than $1,000 for supplies for those displaced from the hurricane.

Cycle studio owner helps raise over 6-thousand dollars for foster care charity.  

STEAM Center is a collaborative learning space where students can hone their skills in science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics.


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Orlando officer 'relieved of duty' after crashing into toll plaza on SR 408, officials sayTroopers identify pedestrian fatally struck by motorcyclist, 19, in Seminole CountyOfficials investigate 81-year-old woman's death after her stay in Brevard County nursing home'We will find you,' Apopka officer says of under-the-influence drivers3 dead, 2 injured in fiery Osceola County crash, troopers sayDrive a tank, crush a car: Central Florida attraction offers unique thrill ride

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Authorities were working to clear the scene of a fiery crash Saturday morning after an Orlando police officer drove a pickup truck into a toll plaza, the Orlando Police Department said.

Officers said the crash took place at 6:18 a.m. on State Road 408 east near Andes Avenue while the officer was driving their personal vehicle.

Police said the officer, who has not yet been identified, was relieved of duty following the crash and an internal investigation was initiated.

The pay lanes of the toll plaza were shut down because the truck was in flames, and traffic was being diverted to the E-Pass lanes, police said.

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Tolls were waived by the Expressway Authority while the crash was being cleaned up, authorities said. All lanes were reopened as of 12:40 p.m.

Police did not immediately say whether the officer was injured in the crash.

Officials with the Central Florida Expressway Authority said Sunday that the toll lane did not suffer any structural damage, but two crash cushions were damaged. One of the cushions had already been replaced Sunday afternoon.

No other details were available. Stay with News 6 and ClickOrlando.com for updates on this developing story.

A pedestrian is dead after being struck by a motorcycle Friday night in Seminole County, troopers said.

Two government agencies are investigating after an elderly women died following a stay at a Brevard County nursing facility.

News 6 got to ride along with an officer of the Apopka Police Department, looking for drivers who were under the influence ahead of the holiday season. 

Three people were killed Friday night in a fiery Osceola County crash and two others were injured, the Florida Highway Patrol said.

Tank America offered adrenaline-packed fun Friday on the eve of its grand opening.


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More than 30 displaced by Orlando apartment fire, officials sayCoast Guard rescues 2 people from boat fire near TitusvilleDog's paw blown off by M80 firecracker thrown by neighbor, police sayFamily escapes Deltona house fireVehicle fire in Pine Hills threatens nearby building, officials saySemitruck carrying ham catches fire on I-4, officials say

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More than 30 people were displaced early Saturday after flames broke out at an apartment complex, Orlando police said.

The Orlando Fire Department said families from eight of the 12 units were not able to return home after the fire broke out at 1:30 a.m.

Two additional units were affected by fire damage, the Fire Department said.

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Orlando police officers brought blankets to the victims and Red Cross officials arrived later to offer further assistance.

"The Red Cross has opened cases to assist approximately 35 people that were affected by the fire. Of those, most were children," the Red Cross said in a statement. "They could be assisted with mental health services, prescription medication and glasses lost in the fire, as well as other immediate needs, such as a place to stay, and comfort kits."

No one was injured. The cause of the fire is still being investigated, the Fire Department said.

Two boaters are rescued by the Coast Guard after their 48-foot catamaran ignites on the Indian River.

A Daytona Beach man threw a firework at his neighbor's dog Tuesday, causing the pup to lose its paw, according to officials with the Daytona Beach Police Department.

A couple and their adult son are able to escape a Deltona house fire.

A vehicle fire in Pine Hills Sunday afternoon was raising concerns among authorities, Orange County Fire Rescue said.

A semitruck carrying ham caught fire Saturday afternoon on I-4, officials said.




Some showers possible Sunday in Central Florida

Sun, 19 Nov 2017 01:33:08 GMT

It's a beautiful Saturday in Central Florida, but a weak cold front is coming that will bring a chance for some showers Sunday. The chance of rain will be 40 percent.

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Overnight skies will be mostly clear and when winds become calm, there might be a chance for some early-morning fog. Lows Saturday night will range in the low to mid-60s.

On Sunday, the best chance of rain will be around 9-10 a.m. in Lake and Marion counties while Orange and Brevard counties will see some sprinkles around 2-4 p.m. Highs on Sunday will be near 80 degrees.

Monday will bring the full benefit of the cold front with daytime temperatures in the 70s and nighttime lows dropping into the low 50s.

However, this same cold front will start to back up on us by Tuesday. It will be a slow mover and as a result, it will bring some unsettled weather for Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday. The chance of rain will be 70 percent on Tuesday and 40 percent for Thanksgiving Day.

Better weather will move in by Friday.


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Defense, 5 Pineiro FGs lead Florida over UAB 36-7S Carolina overcomes errors, beats crumbling Florida 28-20Florida WR Toney, DE Polite out against South CarolinaSurging Missouri trounces sliding Florida 45-16Malik Zaire to start at QB for Florida

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Eddy Pineiro kicked five field goals and Florida used a stifling defense to overwhelm UAB 36-7 on Saturday.

The Gators (4-6) ended a five-game losing streak with a strong second half when they gained 228 of their 409 total yards. Florida accumulated 257 yards on the ground with three players - Adarius Lemons (89 yards), Lamical Perine (86) and Mark Thompson (78) accounting for most of the yards.

Pineiro connected on all five of his field-goal attempts, connecting from 39, 26, 50, 50 and 42 yards. He became the first player in Florida history to make two field goals from 50 yards or longer in a game.

Gators quarterback Feleipe Franks passed for 152 yards and had touchdown passes to C'yontai Lewis (11 yards) and DeAndre Goolsby (13 yards).

Florida held the Blazers to 180 yards, including just 3 yards on the ground. UAB (7-4) had just 93 yards in offense through three quarters. But on the first play of the fourth quarter, Blazers quarterback A.J. Erdely connected with Xavier Obosi on a 74-yard scoring play for their only score.

THE TAKEAWAY

Florida: The Gators won for the first time since Sept. 30 when they beat Vanderbilt 38-24 . Even with a win over Florida State next Saturday in the season finale, the Gators won't make a bowl game for only the third time in 31 seasons . Florida's defense recovered two fumbles and had two interceptions while the Gator offense did not have a turnover.

UAB: The Blazers had converted 56.8 percent of their third-down conversions (25 of 44) over their last three games, but managed just one of seven against the Gators . UAB's three-game winning streak came to an end as the Blazers missed out on an opportunity to record a program record eighth FBS win . Running back Spencer Brown was the nation's second leading rusher among freshmen but only managed 17 yards in eight carries.

UP NEXT

Florida: The Gators host Florida State next Saturday.

UAB: The Blazers host UTEP next Saturday.

Jake Bentley threw for 249 yards and ran for two touchdowns to lead South Carolina to a 28-20 win over Florida on Saturday.

Florida will be without dynamic receiver Kadarius Toney and defensive end Jachai Polite at South Carolina.

Missouri's second-half surge continued. So did Florida's second-half slide.

Interim head coach Randy Shannon announces that the team plans to start graduate transfer Malik Zaire at quarterback against the Missouri Tigers.




US threatens to close Palestinian office in Washington

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 22:23:03 GMT

The Trump administration put the Palestinian Liberation Organization on notice Friday that it will close the group's office in Washington if the Palestinians don't get serious about peace talks with Israel, State Department officials said.Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has determined the Palestinians have violated a rarely invoked provision in U.S. law that calls for the closure of the Palestine Liberation Organization's mission if they act against Israel in the International Criminal Court, the officials said.The department asserts that Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas ran afoul of the law in September when he called on the ICC to investigate and prosecute Israel for war crimes against the Palestinians."The secretary concluded that the factual record, certain statements made by Palestinian leaders about the ICC, did not permit (Tillerson) to make the factual certification required by the statute" to keep the PLO mission open, a State Department official said.In a speech to the UN General Assembly, Abbas said the Palestinians have asked the the ICC "to open an investigation and to prosecute Israeli officials for their involvement in settlement activities and aggressions against our people."Saeb Erekat, a top PLO official and lead Palestinian negotiator, said the Palestinians have responded to Tillerson's determination by warning they will end all contact with the Trump administration if it closes the U.S. office."This is the pressure being exerted on this administration from the Netanyahu government; at a time when we are trying to cooperate to achieve the ultimate deal, they take such steps which will undermine the whole peace process," Erekat said in a statement to CNN.Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's office issued a short statement calling the U.S. decision "a matter of US law.""We respect the decision and look forward to continuing to work with the U.S. to advance peace and security in the region," it said.The Associated Press first reported the news of Tillerson's decision and the notification to the Palestinians.The threat to the Palestinians of losing their office in Washington could be a point of leverage for President Donald Trump as he seeks to coax the Palestinians to the table. The Israelis and Palestinians are not engaged in direct negotiations, but Jared Kushner, President Donald Trump's son-in-law and a top White House adviser, and Jason Greenblatt, a senior aide charged with negotiations on Middle East peace, have been working to broker a peace deal to end the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.This month, the White House said officials are preparing a peace proposal which they intend to put forward at a unspecified time. They have provided no details about the proposal, but Kushner and Greenblatt have been shuttling to the Middle East region to meet with Palestinians, Israelis and Arab nations in hopes of securing a deal.Although the United States does not recognize statehood for the Palestinians, President Bill Clinton waived a 1980s-era law that barred them from having an office and allowed the PLO, which formally represents all Palestinians, to open a mission in Washington in 1994. President Obama allowed the Palestinians to fly the flag over their office, upgrading the status of their mission, in 2011.Congress added a provision to the law in 2015 requiring the shuttering of the mission if the Palestinians seek to "influence a determination by the ICC to initiate a judicially authorized investigation, or to actively support such an investigation, that subjects Israeli national[...]



Robert Mugabe refuses to quit as Zimbabweans march for his ousterMugabe supporters mull his fate: 'It's as if their father has died'Zimbabwe ruling party says Mugabe should step downMugabe seen in talks with military amid Zimbabwe political chaosZimbabwe is under military control after army seizes power from MugabeThe 10 days that shook Mugabe's 37-year rule

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 21:18:20 GMTSat, 18 Nov 2017 07:54:02 GMTFri, 17 Nov 2017 21:14:39 GMTThu, 16 Nov 2017 18:26:26 GMTWed, 15 Nov 2017 20:17:39 GMTWed, 15 Nov 2017 12:02:31 GMT

Thousands of Zimbabweans took to the streets of Harare on Saturday to demand the resignation of President Robert Mugabe, in what could spell the political end for the 93-year-old leader who has ruled the country for nearly four decades.Waving placards with slogans like "Mugabe Must Rest Now" and "No to Mugabe Dynasty," the atmosphere on the streets of the south African nation's capital was electric, just days after the army put Mugabe under house arrest and detained some of his key political allies.People waved Zimbabwean flags while others ran alongside army tanks and hugged soldiers to show their gratitude. CNN did not see any police at the protest, which was originally called by the country's influential association of army veterans."The whole nation is celebrating today. We are finally getting rid of the old man," said Tanashe, a Harare resident who declined to provide a second name.Mugabe's power appears to have finally been brought to check not by the opposition, but by the military and members of his own party, concerned about his apparent plans to have his wife Grace, 52, succeed him.An army spokesman, speaking with demonstrators near the end of Saturday's rally, even cast Robert Mugabe as a foe to his own country."Yes, we are in uniform, but understand that all we are doing is simply dealing with the enemy of Zimbabwe," Gen. S.B. Noyo told remnants of the crowd in Harare, as he stood near a tank.But Mugabe was still refusing to step down, an official with direct knowledge of the ongoing negotiations between the President and the military told CNN.Mugabe was meeting with army chief Gen. Constantino Chiwenga to discuss what happens next, the source told CNN. Chiwenga is pushing for Mugabe to step down and an interim president to take over, the source said.The central committee of Zimbabwe's ruling ZANU-PF Party will meet Sunday morning to consider a vote of confidence in Mugabe as a party leader, a senior Zimbabwe National Liberation War Veterans Association member who asked not to be identified told CNN.In December, a conference of the party will take place. It's assumed that former Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa will then become leader of the party and President of the country until elections next year, the source said.ZANU-PF called for Mugabe to resign on Friday, the main state newspaper The Herald reported. It said party branches in all 10 provinces were also calling for the resignation of Grace Mugabe as the women's league leader.Zimbabwe's Indigenization Minister Patrick Zhuwao, who is also Mugabe's nephew, criticized what he described as the "military siege" underway in the country."At the moment Zimbabwe is under military siege and it means nobody is able to express what they want freely. They are acting under coercion. Zimbabwe is currently undergoing a coup and people are trying to sugar coat it," he told CNN over the phone from South Africa.He added: "Mugabe is willing to die for his principles. He is willing to die to protect the constitution." VP's firing sparked chain reaction The trigger for what is to all intents and purposes a coup came 10 days ago when Mugabe fired Mnangagwa, a former ally with strong connections and the support of the military who was widely tipped to become the country's next leader. The timing, ahead of next year's presidential vote, fueled speculation that Mugabe was clearing the path for his wife to take over in the event of his retirement or death. On Wednesday, a military spokesman announced on s[...]



Man who wore bathrobe in armed robbery arrested, Marion County deputies say5 people pulled from rip currents in Volusia County, officials sayWoman, 21, struck on head during home invasion near UCF, deputies sayMore than 30 displaced by Orlando apartment fire, officials sayOrlando officer 'relieved of duty' after crashing into toll plaza on SR 408, officials say

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A man was arrested less than 30 minutes after committing an armed robbery at a gas station early Saturday while wearing pajamas and a bathrobe, the Marion County Sherif's Office said.

The robbery happened at the Kangaroo gas station at 10143 SE Sunset Harbor Road in Summerfield.

Deputies said witnesses at the Kangaroo convenience store told detectives that at about 2:08 a.m., Saturday, an armed suspect, who was later identified by the Sheriff's Office as Novel Williams, 32, entered the business and pointed a handgun at employees.

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Williams demanded money and cigarettes during the robbery, and witnesses said he was apologetic for his actions, deputies said. After receiving the items he demanded, Williams fled the store on foot.

Deputies said he was described by witnesses as a tall black man with a slim build and tattoos on his hands who wore a black hair cap on top of a baseball hat, a black bathrobe, light-colored pajama pants and a dark slipper-type shoe.

Witnesses said the robber sounded "sick" when he spoke, deputies said.

Deputies found Williams near where the robbery happened about 30 minutes into the search. Deputies said Williams matched the physical description of the robber and his tattoos matched the ones the witnesses saw on the robber's hands.

During a post-Miranda interview with detectives, Williams admitted to robbing the store so he could afford a loan for school, deputies said. He also directed detectives to the location of the items he used during the robbery, including the gun and robe, and the cigarettes he took.

Deputies said detectives also noticed that Williams had a nasal-sounding voice, which was likely why the victims described the robber as sounding "sick."

Williams was arrested and charged with robbery with a weapon, deputies said. He is being held in the Marion County Jail on $50,000 bail.

Five people were pulled from rip currents Saturday, Volusia County Beach Safety personnel said.

A 21-year-old woman was hospitalized after she suffered an injury to her head during a home invasion near UCF, deputies say.

More than 30 people were displaced early Saturday after flames broke out at an apartment complex, Orlando police said.

Authorities were working to clear the scene of a fiery crash Saturday morning after an Orlando police officer drove a pickup truck into a toll plaza, the Orlando Police Department said.




5 people pulled from rip currents in Volusia County, officials sayWoman, 21, struck on head during home invasion near UCF, deputies sayMore than 30 displaced by Orlando apartment fire, officials sayOrlando officer 'relieved of duty' after crashing into toll plaza on SR 408, officials sayVolunteers deliver Thanksgiving baskets to families in need

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Five people were pulled from rip currents Saturday, Volusia County Beach Safety personnel said.

The red flag was flying due to rip current conditions.

Volusia County Beach Safety personnel said they had two water rescues Saturday, in which five people were pulled from rip currents.

As a precaution, two people were transported from New Smyrna Beach after they were rescued from a rip current at 2:45 p.m., officials said. They are expected to recover with no medical issues.

Volusia County Beach Safety personnel said they expect the same conditions to persist throughout the weekend.

Officials said to use caution when swimming in the ocean and to swim near a lifeguard.

A 21-year-old woman was hospitalized after she suffered an injury to her head during a home invasion near UCF, deputies say.

More than 30 people were displaced early Saturday after flames broke out at an apartment complex, Orlando police said.

Authorities were working to clear the scene of a fiery crash Saturday morning after an Orlando police officer drove a pickup truck into a toll plaza, the Orlando Police Department said.

Volunteers were busy Saturday, delivering baskets filled with food to thousands of families in need across Central Florida ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday.




Jailed Venezuelan opposition leader escapes house arrest, flees to SpainVenezuela is in default, and you may own its debtVenezuela just defaulted, moving deeper into crisisVenezuela: We can't pay our debts anymoreThe chaos in Venezuela could get much worse

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The former mayor of Caracas -- who is a staunch opponent of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro -- was welcomed Saturday in Madrid after escaping house arrest. "I have the support from the Spanish government to remain in Spain as long as necessary, as well as my family who are accompanying me here, my wife Mitzy, and my daughters, who are here at my side," Antonio Ledezma said. Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy received Ledezma, a longtime Venezuelan opposition lawmaker, and his wife, Mitzy Capriles, on Saturday at Moncloa Palace.Ledezma, 62, was elected mayor of Caracas in 2008. He was arrested in February 2015, after Maduro accused him of involvement in a plot to overthrow the government. He was later released from jail and put under house arrest for health reasons.Speaking to journalists after his meeting with Rajoy, Ledezma vowed to continue fighting the Venezuelan President. "Maduro is not simply a president. Maduro is a tyrant that controls by force the country's institutions and seeks to subdue people like me," Ledezma said, adding that Maduro was carrying out a "political witch hunt" against him and other opposition leaders who have become political prisoners. The Spanish government reiterated in a statement after the meeting its "full commitment to democracy in Venezuela" and hope for "a fully democratic solution to the Venezuelan crisis, which necessarily must be achieved through the freeing of all political prisoners and the celebration of fully democratic and approved elections in the country."Earlier in the day, Ledezma spoke to journalists at the Madrid airport, where he said Venezuela was not at the edge of an abyss but had already hit bottom. Maduro on Friday mocked Ledezma's escape."The vampire is flying free around the world!" the President said, laughing. "The vampire, protected, has gone to Spain -- to live the great life." Maduro added that he doesn't want Ledezma to return, stating, "Keep your vampire there." Daring escapeLedezma's escape was something worthy of a movie script. "This journey of more than 24 hours was like a James Bond movie. We passed more than 29 checkpoints, roadblocks," he told journalists. "I took all the risks. I couldn't help but to think of the value of freedom. Today, when I arrived in Spain, I felt free." Ledezma first stopped in Colombia after crossing the border by land at the town of Villa del Rosario. His family didn't know his plan, he told Caracol Radio, adding that he asked "for the understanding of my wife and daughters" and their "hours of anguish not knowing where I was."Earlier this year, Venezuela's Intelligence Service, known as SEBIN, temporarily moved Ledezma out of house arrest after he publicly criticized the Maduro government in a YouTube video. Under the cover of night, they moved him -- along with opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez -- to the Ramo Verde military prison. The move by SEBIN set off public outcry by many in the international community, including the Organization of American States (OAS) and the US government. The two men were eventually returned to house arrest. Lopez and Ledezma had been prohibited from carrying out political actions during their house arrests, and Ledezma had been forbidden from making declarations to any news media.Venezuela in crisis Venezuela is facing several crises. Skyrocketing inflation has created extreme shortages of food, medicine and other essentials. The International Monetary Fund predicts that inflation in Venezuela will hit 650% this year and 2,300% in 2018.A political cr[...]



No. 2 Miami finishes on 30-0 run, tops Virginia 44-28Miami in a rout: No. 7 Hurricanes roll No. 3 Irish, 41-8No. 9 Miami beats No. 13 Virginia Tech 28-10No. 8 Miami stays unbeaten, tops North Carolina 24-19No. 8 Miami survives Syracuse test, beats Orange 27-19

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Malik Rosier threw three touchdown passes and ran for another score, and No. 2 Miami pulled off its biggest comeback in five years by holding off Virginia 44-28 on Saturday to extend the nation's longest winning streak to 15 games.Jaquan Johnson had an interception return for a touchdown for Miami (10-0, 7-0 Atlantic Coast Conference, No. 3 CFP), which went on a 30-0 run in the second half to remain unbeaten. The Hurricanes erased a pair of 14-point deficits, and had lost 15 consecutive games in which they trailed at any point by such a margin.But the defense got a pair of fourth-down stops in Virginia territory in the fourth quarter, and the Hurricanes finished off their first 7-0 home regular season since 1988.Travis Homer rushed for 96 yards and a touchdown for Miami, which looks to close out a perfect ACC regular-season slate at Pittsburgh on Friday. The Hurricanes already had a spot in the ACC championship game against Clemson on Dec. 2 secured.Kurt Benkert was brilliant for Virginia (6-5, 3-4), completing 28 of 37 passes for 384 yards and four touchdowns.The game started at noon, and it wasn't until 2:21 p.m. that Benkert took aim at a receiver and missed. He started 18 for 19 for 288 yards and four touchdowns in a little over a half, the only incompletion in that span being an intentional one - he threw the ball away to avoid what would have been a sack by Miami's Chad Thomas.Benkert's 20th throw wasn't incomplete, technically. It was just to the wrong team.Johnson's fourth interception of the season became a 30-yard return for a score. It was Miami's second touchdown in seven seconds, tied the game at 28 - and before long, the Hurricanes would turn trouble into a runaway.Virginia came out flying, with Benkert throwing long touchdown passes on two of the Cavaliers' first three possessions. A methodical nine-play, 75-yard march on the opening possession was capped by a 33-yard scoring toss to Olamide Zaccheaus, and Joe Reed got loose for a 75-yard touchdown grab later in the first to make it 14-0.Down 14-7 in the second quarter, Homer recovered a punt that Virginia muffed - making him the first offensive player to wear Miami's famed Turnover Chain. He barely had the bling on before the Hurricanes tied it on a 36-yard TD catch by Dayall Harris.Virginia got a spectacular grab from Andre Levrone with 33 seconds left in the half to take the lead back, and restored the 14-point cushion early in the third by cashing in on a blocked punt. Daniel Hamm became Benkert's fourth TD pass recipient of the day, and Miami was in big trouble down 28-14.Lawrence Cager caught a nine-yard pass for a score on Miami's next possession, then Johnson had the pick-6 moments later and Miami was on its way.THE TAKEAWAYVirginia: The Cavaliers just could not run the football at all, finishing with 55 yards on 28 carries - and their best was a harmless 23-yard scamper by Jordan Ellis as time expired. And in time, Miami's defense figured Virginia out; the Cavaliers got two touchdowns in their first three possessions, then only two TDs in their next 12.Miami: The last time Miami overcame a 14-point deficit was Sept. 22, 2012, against Georgia Tech, a game where the Hurricanes erased a 17-point hole and won in overtime. A hangover of sorts was expected after a pair of prime-time, raucous-environment wins against Virginia Tech and Notre Dame, and Miami awoke just in time.POLL IMPLICATIONSThe CFP committee had Miami in its top three in the m[...]



No. 14 UCF rolls Temple 45-19, heads to War on I-4 unbeatenAnderson helps No. 14 UCF pull away from UConn for 49-24 winNo. 15 UCF stays undefeated with 31-24 victory over SMUNo. 18 UCF blows out Austin Peay 73-33No. 20 Central Florida beats Navy 31-21 for first 6-0 start

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McKenzie Milton threw four touchdown passes and ran for a score as No. 14 Central Florida comfortably took care of business against Temple, winning 45-19 Saturday to stay unbeaten heading into a showdown with rival USF.

The Knights (10-0, 7-0 American Athletic conference, CFP No. 15) turned three Temple turnovers inside the Owls' 25 into 17 first-half points, taking a 31-10 lead when Gabriel Davis stretched across the goal line for a 5-yard touchdown reception with 2:36 left in the second quarter.

The AAC East Division will be decided on Black Friday in Orlando, Florida, when No. 23 South Florida (9-1, 6-1) visits UCF. Temple (5-6, 3-4) could have been easy to overlook for the Knights. The game had no bearing on whether they play for a conference title and a loss probably wouldn't have damaged their chances to play in a New Year's Six bowl.

With speculation swirling about where second-year coach Scott Frost might be coaching next and a huge game looming, the Knights insisted earlier in the week they would not be distracted. Mission accomplished.

Shaquem Griffin, the 2016 AAC defensive player of the year whose left hand was amputated when he was 4, was all over the field for the UCF defense. He forced a fumble in the first half that set up a score and made his second career interception in the second half, running step-for-step down field with a receiver and cradling the ball into his chest.

Frank Nutile, who helped revive Temple's offense when he took over at quarterback four games ago, was picked off four times.

THE TAKEAWAY

UCF: The Knights have so many ways to attack. Six different players scored touchdowns, including freshman Otis Anderson, who is listed on the depth chart as a wide receiver but is also one of the team's leading rushers. He had 62 yards on five carries against Temple and caught a touchdown pass.

Temple: The Owls tried to slow the pace against the Knights, but turnovers killed that plan. Temple is not built to get into a back-and-forth game with the highest scoring team in the country.

UP NEXT:

UCF: The War on I-4 has never been bigger.

Temple: The Owls try again to reach bowl eligibility, this time at Tulsa.

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Otis Anderson rushed for 84 yards and two touchdowns, McKenzie Milton passed for 311 yards and No. 14 Central Florida pulled away from UConn for a 49-24 victory on Saturday.

McKenzie Milton threw a touchdown pass and ran for a score, Adrian Killins Jr. rushed for two more touchdowns and No. 15 UCF stayed undefeated with a 31-24 victory over SMU on Saturday night.

McKenzie Milton threw for 275 yards and three touchdowns and scored another on the ground and No. 18 UCF reinforced its reputation for having one of the most explosive offenses in the country with a 73-33 win over Austin Peay on Saturday night.

Adrian Killins ran for 122 yards and two touchdowns, McKenzie Milton passed for 233 yards and No. 20 Central Florida beat Navy 31-21 on Saturday for the first 6-0 start in school history.




Florida State routs Delaware State 77-6No. 4 Clemson wins ACC Atlantic with 31-14 victory over FSUFreshman Akers leads Florida State past Syracuse 27-24Boston College wins third straight, beats Florida State with easeCreque's late field goal lifts Louisville over Florida State

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Florida State tied a school record for first-half points as it rolled to a 77-6 victory over Delaware State on Saturday.The 71-point win also marks the second-highest margin of victory by Florida State. The record is 74 in a shutout against Whiting Field in 1949.The Seminoles (4-6) led 56-6 at halftime, which equaled the points they scored in the first 30 minutes on Nov. 14, 1992, against Tulane. The Seminoles would go on to win that game 70-7.Florida State scored 63 unanswered points after a Nyfease West 1-yard touchdown run brought Delaware State (2-9) within 14-6 with 4:04 remaining in the first quarter.The Seminoles also scored touchdowns on offense, special teams and defense in the first quarter. It is the first time it has done that in the same game since 2013 against Wake Forest.The Seminoles opened the scoring on a Jacques Patrick 14-yard touchdown run and extended their lead to 14-0 when Tarvarus McFadden took a blocked field goal 63 yards.The Hornets got the ball back with a chance to tie the game at 14, but Derwin James picked off Keenan Black and ran 41 yards for his first career touchdown.James Blackman completed 11 of 15 passes for 179 yards and three touchdowns for FSU. Patrick also ran for a pair of scores.J.J. Cosentino and Jake Rizzo played QB for the Seminoles during the second half and also directed scoring drives.The Hornets gained 125 yards on their first two drives but were held to 67 the remainder of the game. Keenan Black played quarterback in the first half and was 7 of 18 for 98 yards.The teams agreed to play 10-minute quarters during the second half. NCAA rules state that at "any time during the game, the playing time of any remaining period or periods and the intermission between halves may be shortened by mutual agreement of the opposing head coaches and the referee."The NCAA rules only allow for shortening the length of time in each quarter and don't permit the use of a running clock, though there is evidence of games having used running clocks in the past. It is the seventh time since 2012 a game has been shortened in the second half.It is the second time involving Florida State with the first time being 2012 against Savannah State. After a 56-minute weather delay in the second quarter with Florida State ahead 48-0, officials agreed to use a running clock. The game was called for good in the third quarter due to lightning with the Seminoles leading 55-0.THE TAKEAWAYDelaware State: Coach Kevin Carter and his team can claim at least one moral victory. The touchdown marked the first time in nine games that an FCS team had scored a first-quarter TD on the Seminoles.Florida State: This marks the first time this season that Florida State has scored 30 or more points in a game. Its previous season high was 28 in a three-point loss to Louisville on Oct. 21.UP NEXTDelaware State: Season complete.Florida State: Travel to Florida on Saturday. It is the first time since 1959 that both teams go into the game with losing records.___More AP college football: www.collegefootball.ap.org and https://twitter.com/AP_Top25___Follow Joe Reedy on Twitter at www.twitter.com/joereedyTravis Etienne rushed for 97 yards and two touchdowns, including a 1-yard burst with 3:05 left, and No. 4 Clemson won the ACC Atlantic Division with a 31-14 victory over Florida State on Saturday.[...]Cam Akers rushed for 199 yards and a pair of touchdowns and Florida State held off Syracuse 27-24 on Satu[...]



Woman, 21, struck on head during home invasion near UCF, deputies sayUCF Police Department gets first therapy dogFormer UCF professor arrested in child sex sting sentenced to prisonCorrosion threatens UCF football stadiumBear spotted on UCF's campusDuo arrested after vehicle break-in at UCF, police say

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 21:00:15 GMTMon, 06 Nov 2017 19:47:06 GMTTue, 17 Oct 2017 18:48:40 GMTFri, 13 Oct 2017 20:59:25 GMTThu, 12 Oct 2017 19:24:22 GMTTue, 10 Oct 2017 20:57:22 GMT

A 21-year-old woman was hospitalized after she suffered an injury to her head during a home invasion near the University of Central Florida, the Orange County Sheriff's Office said.

Deputies said the woman and an 18-year-old man were in an apartment at the Campus Crossing complex on Blue Cahill Lane just after 1 a.m. when two men entered and demanded property from the victims.

One of the men was armed with a gun and the other had another weapon, deputies said. 

Authorities said one of the intruders hit the woman on the head and stole her belongings. The men then fled.

The woman was taken to Oviedo Hospital and the man inside the apartment with her was not injured, deputies said.

The Sheriff's Office said the incident was still being investigated.

No other details were available. Stay with News 6 and ClickOrlando.com for updates on this story.

The UCF Police Department has added a new furry friend to the team. Her name is Paisley and she is a 2-year-old Treeing Walker Coonhound-- UCF’s first therapy dog. 

UCFPD Det. Matt Scott will be paired with Paisley, to alleviate stress, comfort victims of violent crimes such as sexual assault and stalking so they can feel comfortable reporting to law enforcement, UCF in a statement.  

A former University of Central Florida professor who was arrested in 2015 during an undercover operation targeting child exploitation online was recently sentenced to prison.

When the University of Central Florida's on-campus football stadium opened 10 years ago, it quickly earned the nickname "The Trampoline" because of the way the bleachers bounced when spectators jumped on them.

This bear is either lost, or very smart.

Two men were arrested after a University of Central Florida student caught them breaking into her car on Sunday, the campus police department said.




AC/DC co-founder and guitarist Malcolm Young dies at 64Notable deaths of 2017

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 17:20:57 GMTMon, 20 Nov 2017 09:53:30 GMT

AC/DC co-founder and guitarist Malcolm Young has died after battling dementia for several years, the band announced Saturday. He was 64.Young died at home with his family at this bedside, the band said in a statement.Young, along with his brother Angus, founded the legendary rock band in 1975 in Australia. "Renowned for his musical prowess Malcolm was a songwriter, guitarist, performer, producer and visionary who inspired many," the statement said. "From the outset, he knew what he wanted to achieve and, along with his younger brother, took to the world stage giving their all at every show. Nothing less would do for their fans." Young played rhythm guitar to Angus' lead, and his driving riffs and mop-top hair were signatures of the band's sound and image for decades. Angus Young, in a separate statement added that Malcolm took "great pride in all that he endeavored.""His loyalty to the fans was unsurpassed," he wrote. "As his brother it is hard to express in words what he has meant to me during my life, the bond we had was unique and very special. He leaves behind an enormous legacy that will live on forever."Young left AC/DC in 2014 after the band said he had been struggling with an undisclosed ailment, later revealed to be dementia. He was replaced by his nephew, Stevie Young, for the band's world tour in 2015."He was older than me -- I always looked up to him," Angus Young said of his brother in an interview last year with Rolling Stone Magazine, saying he was "always one to battle through." "He would look at me in times of crisis and go, 'We'll just go in and do some work. We'll sit and write some songs,'" he said. "He had that drive, and I feel obligated to keep it going, maybe because I was there in the beginning with him."Rock and roll royaltyAC/DC was inducted in 2003 into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, which described its sound as "scorched-earth, metallic hard rock which has rarely deviated from a template of headbanging-inducing guitar riffs, flashy drums and banshee-yell vocals.""In the process, AC/DC have carved out a niche somewhere between hard rock and heavy metal that's been an inspiration to aspiring musicians -- and given us crank-up-the-volume radio staples 'Back In Black,' 'Highway to Hell' and 'You Shook Me All Night Long,'" the hall of fame notes on its website.The band is also one of the best-selling in music history, according to the Recording Industry Association of America, having sold more than 70 million albums in the US. The band's original lead singer, Bon Scott, died in 1980. He was replaced by Brian Johnson.Young's fellow musicians, as well as rock n' roll fans, voiced their condolences Saturday on Twitter. "RIP Malcolm Young," wrote singer-songwriter Ryan Adams. "He was the founding member of AC/DC & the engine that roared behind the most powerful band in the world." Guitarist Eddie Van Halen said "it is a sad day in rock and roll."AC/DC plans to create a memorial website at which fans can send messages to Malcolm Young's survivors, including his wife, O'Linda; children, Cara and Ross; son-in-law, Josh; three grandchildren; and his sister and brother. The family asked that in lieu of flowers, fans donate to The Salvation Army.Click through to see which notable entertainers, athletes, politicians and celebrities died in 2017.[...]



LaVar Ball belittles Trump's role in release of UCLA players3 UCLA basketball players arrested in China arrive back in USTrump asked Xi to look at cases of UCLA basketball players

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 18:27:17 GMTWed, 15 Nov 2017 00:02:56 GMTTue, 14 Nov 2017 05:09:39 GMT

Days after President Donald Trump touted his role in the release of three UCLA basketball students who were arrested in China, LaVar Ball, the father of one of those players, suggested the President had little to do with the matter.

"Who?" Ball told ESPN when asked about Trump's involvement in the situation. "What was he over there for? Don't tell me nothing. Everybody wants to make it seem like he helped me out."

Trump's social media director, Dan Scavino, fired back at Ball on his personal Twitter account Saturday afternoon, saying Ball's son, LiAngelo, "would be in China for a long, long, long time" without the President's assistance.

"Wannabe @Lakers coach, BIG MOUTH @Lavarbigballer knows if it weren't for President @realDonaldTrump, his son would be in China for a long, long, long time! #FACT," Scavino wrote.

LiAngelo Ball, along with two other players, Cody Riley and Jalen Hill, were arrested last week on suspicion of stealing sunglasses from a Louis Vuitton store while their team was in the Chinese city of Hangzhou. Trump had said he personally asked Chinese President Xi Jinping to intervene in the case.

On Wednesday, Trump issued a call for gratitude from the players.

"Do you think the three UCLA Basketball Players will say thank you President Trump? They were headed for 10 years in jail!" he tweeted.

The President received the thanks of the players at a news conference later that day, where they also apologized for their behavior.

"To President Trump and the United States government, thank you for taking the time to intervene on our behalf. Thank you for helping us out," Riley said. LiAngelo Ball echoed his teammate's statement.

Athletic Director Dan Guerrero confirmed the trio shoplifted from three stores near their hotel Monday night. The three were identified the next morning after police searched their bags and found the stolen items.

Trump issued a follow-up message to the students on Thursday, wishing them a "great life."

"To the three UCLA basketball players I say: You're welcome, go out and give a big Thank You to President Xi Jinping of China who made your release possible and, HAVE A GREAT LIFE! Be careful, there are many pitfalls on the long and winding road of life!" he wrote on Twitter.

LaVar Ball told ESPN he was happy to have his son back, and also seemed to downplay his alleged crime.

"As long as my boy's back here, I'm fine," he said. "I'm happy with how things were handled. A lot of people like to say a lot of things that they thought happened over there. Like I told him, 'They try to make a big deal out of nothing sometimes.' I'm from L.A. I've seen a lot worse things happen than a guy taking some glasses."

All three players have been suspended from the UCLA basketball team indefinitely.

Three UCLA basketball players accused of shoplifting in China last week returned to Los Angeles on Tuesday.

President Donald Trump personally asked Chinese President Xi Jinping to help in the case of three American college basketball players accused of shoplifting last week, a White House official said.




Argentinian sub with dozens on board still missing

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 13:51:44 GMT

An Argentine navy submarine with 44 crew members has been missing for three days after the navy lost contact with it off the country's Atlantic coast, the military service says.

The ARA San Juan submarine was last spotted Wednesday in the San Jorge Gulf, a few hundred kilometers off the coast of southern Argentina's Patagonia region, the navy said.

Crews are searching for the vessel by air and sea, navy spokesman Enrique Balbi told reporters Friday.

The submarine had been traveling from a base in far southern Argentina's Tierra del Fuego archipelago to its home base in Mar del Plata, a city hundreds of miles to the northeast. The sub's last known location in the San Jorge Gulf is nearly midway between the bases.

The vessel had been due to arrive at its destination Sunday.

Officials hope the crew would bring the sub to the surface, if possible, Balbi said.

"The submarine knows that if it does not have communication with land for this long, it has to surface," Balbi said.

News of the search struck a chord in the Vatican. Pope Francis, an Argentina native and a former archbishop of Buenos Aires, offered his "fervent prayers for the 44 officers aboard the ARA San Juan" in a message released on his behalf Saturday by Cardinal Pietro Parolin, the Vatican's secretary of state.

Francis encouraged efforts to find the vessel and "asks that his closeness be conveyed to their families and to the military and civil authorities of the country in these difficult moments," the message reads.

Search efforts

The Argentine navy said it ordered "all terrestrial communication stations along the Argentine coast to carry out a preliminary and extended search of communications and to listen into all the possible frequencies of the submarine."

The US Navy said it was helping. It planned to deploy a P8-A Poseidon maritime aircraft to Argentina on Saturday, the US Naval Forces Southern Command said in a statement.

The 21-person US crew had been in El Salvador supporting "counter-illicit trafficking patrol operations," the agency said in a statement. The aircraft also had assisted in a search for a South Korean ship that sank in April in the South Atlantic, and more recently, it was sent to Dominica in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria.

NASA also will help in the search with a P-3 Orion aircraft, agency spokeswoman Katherine Brown told CNN. She said the US plane was "already in Argentina on a scientific mission."

The P-3 is a turboprop aircraft capable of long-duration flights, according to NASA.




Arrest made in July slaying of 29-year-old man, Marion deputies say

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 17:26:37 GMT

An arrest was made Friday in the July shooting death of a 29-year-old man, the Marion County Sheriff's Office said.

Deputies said Jeffery Jack Rewis, 49, of Summerfield, was arrested and is facing charges in the July 31 slaying of William Lolley II.

Lolley was shot at Rewis' home in the 13600 block of SE 80th Avenue after an argument that broke out between the men escalated, witnessed told authorities.

Lolley was taken to a nearby hospital, where he underwent surgery, but later died, deputies said.

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Witnesses told investigators that Lolley tried to leave the home in a van with other people after the argument, but Rewis pulled out an assault rifle and began shooting at him from the back patio on the second floor of his home, deputies said.

Investigators said Rewis was arrested the day after the shooting on suspicion of having drugs and ammunition in his home, which he is not allowed to have because he is a felon, authorities said.

Deputies said bullet trajectory evidence was taken from the van and a modified assault rifle was found on Rewis' property.

Further analysis later revealed that the weapon was the one used to kill Lolley, deputies said.

Rewis was charged with second-degree murder, possession of a machine gun and possession of a firearm with an altered serial number, authorities said. He is being held in the Marion County Jail without bail.




Body of missing woman, 54, found along Orlando trail, police sayMissing man who left on walk with dog found, Volusia County deputies sayDad confesses to killing missing girlfriend, babyWDIV: 3 brothers still missing nearly 7 years after father says he gave them awayPackage with Hurricane Maria supplies to help grandma is missingMarion County teen girl found safe

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 17:18:30 GMTFri, 17 Nov 2017 03:32:08 GMTThu, 16 Nov 2017 12:56:34 GMTTue, 14 Nov 2017 20:47:22 GMTTue, 14 Nov 2017 04:40:11 GMTThu, 02 Nov 2017 03:22:53 GMT

The body of a 54-year-old woman who was reported missing Friday was found overnight, the Orlando Police Department said.

Officers said Wendy Stellato's body was found along a trail in a wooded area hours after she was reported missing.

Police said they believe she became disoriented Friday and walked into the area sometime after 6 p.m.

Officers first reported Stellato missing on Twitter Friday at 9:55 p.m. Police said she had last been seen in the area of Narcoossee and Dowden roads and was in need of her medication.

Investigators said they do not believe there was any foul play involved in her death.

A man who left on a walk with his dog and was reported missing has been found, the Volusia County Sheriff's Office said.

A few months ago, as he was serving a life sentence for killing his cellmate in an Oregon prison, Thomas Riffenburg got what he would later describe as a "smack on the head from God."

For the better part of a decade, there have been more questions than answers in the disappearance of the three Skelton brothers.

"Roads are open. There's plenty of gas at the gas station," said Ramon Cruz. "There's no excuse, no reason for any delay."

 

15-year-old Angelica Medina has been safe by the Marion County Sheriff's Office.




Deputies investigating after 2 injured in Pine Hills shooting incident3 dead, 2 injured in fiery Osceola County crash, troopers sayOrlando officer 'relieved of duty' after crashing into toll plaza on SR 408, officials sayTroopers identify pedestrian fatally struck by motorcyclist, 19, in Seminole CountyAyala misses deadline to seek death penalty in Osceola homicide'We will find you,' Apopka officer says of under-the-influence drivers

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 15:54:29 GMTSat, 18 Nov 2017 15:44:15 GMTSun, 19 Nov 2017 20:29:55 GMTSat, 18 Nov 2017 14:02:06 GMTSat, 18 Nov 2017 04:33:31 GMTSat, 18 Nov 2017 04:31:36 GMT

Two men were taken to the hospital early Saturday following a shooting incident in Pine Hills, the Orange County Sheriff's Office said.

Deputies said they had just arrived to 4919 W. Colonial Drive at 12:54 a.m. to investigate a possible shooting when they found a 40-year-old man who had suffered a gunshot wound.

Not far from where the man was located, another man, 39, who had suffered an injury to one of his hands, was found with his 29-year-old girlfriend, deputies said.

Both men were being hospitalized for their injuries and investigators were calling the woman a suspect in the incident, according to the Sheriff's Office.

Deputies did not say how the 39-year-old man's hand was injured, or if the woman was facing charges in the connection with the incident.

The investigation is ongoing, deputies said.

No other details were immediately available. Stay with News 6 and ClickOrlando.com for more on this developing story.

Three people were killed Friday night in a fiery Osceola County crash and two others were injured, the Florida Highway Patrol said.

Authorities were working to clear the scene of a fiery crash Saturday morning after an Orlando police officer drove a pickup truck into a toll plaza, the Orlando Police Department said.

A pedestrian is dead after being struck by a motorcycle Friday night in Seminole County, troopers said.

The Orange Osceola State Attorney's Office missed the paperwork deadline to seek the death penalty for a woman accused of killing a 20-year-old man.

News 6 got to ride along with an officer of the Apopka Police Department, looking for drivers who were under the influence ahead of the holiday season. 




3 dead, 2 injured in fiery Osceola County crash, troopers sayTroopers identify pedestrian fatally struck by motorcyclist, 19, in Seminole CountyFlagler deputy injured while pursuing Taco Bell robbery suspectsVandals target Osceola County historic villageCar thief kicks child out before taking off, police say

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 15:44:15 GMTSat, 18 Nov 2017 14:02:06 GMTFri, 17 Nov 2017 23:39:12 GMTFri, 17 Nov 2017 23:38:10 GMTFri, 17 Nov 2017 22:36:08 GMT

Three people were killed Friday night in a fiery Osceola County crash and two others were injured, the Florida Highway Patrol said.

The crash happened at 9:20 p.m. at Peavine Road and State Road 60.

Troopers said the driver of a four-door Honda was traveling east behind a Jeep on State Road 60 while the driver of a Chevrolet pickup truck was going west.

The driver of the Honda, later identified as Jonathan Rodriguez Garcia, 22, of Kissimmee, was partially in the westbound lane when the front of his car hit the front of the pickup truck, the Highway Patrol said.

Garcia and his passenger, 22-year-old Isiah Wilborn, of Haines City, were pronounced dead at the scene, troopers said.

After the crash, a box truck that was behind the pickup truck slammed into the back of the pickup truck before the box truck veered off the roadway and burst into flames, according to the crash report.

The 33-year-old woman driving the Jeep then hit both the pickup and box trucks, the report said.

Troopers said the driver of the box truck, who was not immediately identified, also died at the scene. The drivers of the Jeep and the pickup truck were taken to Osceola Regional Medical Center for their injuries, troopers said.

The Highway Patrol said it was unclear whether Garcia was trying to pass the Jeep when the initial crash took place.

Troopers said the crash was still being investigated.

No other details were immediately available. Stay with News 6 and ClickOrlando.com for updates on this story.

A pedestrian is dead after being struck by a motorcycle Friday night in Seminole County, troopers said.

A Flagler County deputy was injured during the pursuit of two men accused of robbing a Palm Coast Taco Bell Wednesday morning, the sheriff's office said.

 A Central Florida community is getting results after vandals targeted the historic area of Pioneer Village in Osceola County and caused thousands of dollars in damage.

Orlando police are searching for a man Friday who attempted to steal a car with a child sitting inside from a preschool parking lot.