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Photos: Memorial Day ceremony at Veterans Memorial Center
29 May 2017 at 1:31pm

Fire near Cocoa water plant grows to 1,000+ acres near Brevard-Orange county ...
29 May 2017 at 5:11pm
About 30 firefighters are battling the blaze using six brush trucks and five bulldozers, and three more bulldozers are en route.         

Titusville Splash Park to open June 10
29 May 2017 at 3:45pm
A long-awaited, community-funded splash park will soon open at Sand Point Park in Titusville.         

Memorial Day sacrifices honored during Merritt Island ceremony
29 May 2017 at 1:45pm
Hundreds of people attended the Brevard Veterans Memorial Center's annual Memorial Day ceremony.         

Cocoa Water Plant fire
29 May 2017 at 11:39am

Cocoa Water Plant fire heading toward river
29 May 2017 at 11:13am
The 1,000-acre fire was started by lightning. MALCOLM DENEMARK/FLORIDA TODAY (May 29, 2017)         

Two injured in dispute outside Cocoa Beach adult club
29 May 2017 at 10:44am
The disturbance erupted over a spilled beer, police said, and the injured victims live in Cocoa and Mims.         

Cocoa Water Plant fire grows to 1,000 acres
29 May 2017 at 10:17am
The fire broke out Sunday and continued to grow Monday. MALCOLM DENEMARK/FLORIDA TODAY (May 29, 2017)         

Arrest mugshots: 5-28-17
29 May 2017 at 5:24am
Arrest mugshots: 5-28-17         

Police standoff in Melbourne
26 May 2017 at 1:24pm
Police surround a home near Eau Gallie and Holland streets in Melbourne. Video by Craig Bailey. 5-26-17         

News - Orlando Sentinel
Vietnam veterans honored at Memorial Day ceremony
29 May 2017 at 1:00pm

WINTER PARK ? Retired Col. Gerald Berry, who flew the U.S. ambassador to South Vietnam out of that country during the fall of Saigon, vividly remembers his fellow Marines who were wounded and died ...

Tiger Woods blames medications after arrest on DUI charge in Jupiter, Florida
29 May 2017 at 5:15pm

Pro golfer Tiger Woods has been arrested on a DUI charge in Jupiter, according to the Palm Beach County Sheriff?s Office booking blotter.

According to the sheriff?s office, Eldrick Tiger Woods was ...

JFK's 100th birthday: Eyewitness to history ? from a distance 
24 May 2017 at 8:30am

Monday is the 100th anniversary of the birth of President John F. Kennedy. Most older Americans can recall what they were doing on Nov. 22, 1963, when they heard about his assassination. And I?m no...

Crews still working to douse wildfire near Orange-Brevard line
29 May 2017 at 1:55pm

A wildfire near the Orange-Brevard line grew to about 2,000 acres and briefly threatened 11 rural homes Monday, a Florida Forestry Service spokeswoman said.

Forestry service spokeswoman Julie Maddu...

How a service dog helped ease 13 years of pain for one veteran
25 May 2017 at 6:28am

Veteran Don Harvill leaned on alcohol and medication to cope with his PTSD, hoping that he could forget what happened in Iraq 12 years ago.

He was drunk for two days after he returned from the war,...

Orange County Jail mug shots
26 May 2017 at 10:34am

View the latest Orange County Jail mug shots by clicking here

Disclaimer: These photographs and charges are provided by Orange County Corrections of people booked into the Orange County Jail during...

Busted pipes lead to evacuation at International Drive hotel
29 May 2017 at 1:30pm

A water pipe burst at an International Drive hotel early Monday, leading to the evacuation of more than 100 rooms, an Orange County Fire Rescue official said.

The fire department received the first...

If mugshots could talk, Tiger Woods' would be yelling 'Help!'
29 May 2017 at 11:45am

If a picture is worth 1,000 words, the latest one of Tiger Woods is worth a million.

Maybe a billion once it?s run through the 24-7 news cycle a couple of times. And all of them will be bad.

It?s t...

Recruitment incentives lure high school grads to military careers
26 May 2017 at 4:00am

Nicholas Whitaker, 17, was planning to go to college in the fall, but the prospect of graduating deep in debt sent him looking for alternatives.

With a family background in the military, he settled...

UCF students uncover veterans' stories at Florida National Cemetery
26 May 2017 at 3:00am

BUSHNELL ? There was no one to write the obituary when U.S. Army veteran Leroy Quick died.

His wife was already deceased; they never had children.

Quick, a New York native who served in both world ...

Florida News
Police say 8 dead in Mississippi shooting
28 May 2017 at 9:01am

Authorities in Mississippi say a suspect is in custody after eight people were killed in a shooting, including a sheriff's deputy. Mississippi Bureau of Investigation spokesman Warren Strain said t...

After Pulse, police may need to change tactics, report says
27 May 2017 at 6:26pm

Police protocol for hostage situations during terrorist attacks may need to change in the wake of the Pulse nightclub massacre last year, according to the group hired by the U.S. Department of Just...

Neo-Nazi group gaining membership in Florida
27 May 2017 at 1:24am

The Tampa man arrested in Key Largo last Sunday on federal explosives charges is a self-proclaimed white supremacist and member of a small neo-Nazi group called the Atomwaffen, German for "atomic w...

Perspective: As the toll climbs, advocates bring renewed attention to Florida...
26 May 2017 at 9:22pm

She was at one on April 30, fast asleep, when a bullet blast through the wall, striking the side of her head. Ra'Mya was rushed into surgery, her grandmother Terri Eunice said.

Naked Florida man steals truck with swan sculpture in back
26 May 2017 at 5:00pm

A naked man carrying a 5-gallon bucket stole truck with a $25,000 swan statue in the back from a Lakeland, Florida business on May 19, 2017. The truck was recovered in Hillsborough County, but the ...

New details, and a South Florida tie, emerge in Russian hacking of Democratic...
26 May 2017 at 12:17pm

The big hacking attack of Democrats from 2016 has a newly disclosed South Florida connection. Guccifer 2.0 supplied information to the HelloFLA website The big hacking attack of Democrats from 2016...

Sheriff: It's 'hard to hide' swan statue stolen by naked man
26 May 2017 at 7:27am

Surveillance video shows a naked man driving away from a Florida storage center in a stolen pickup truck loaded with a large, black and white checkered swan.

Are online courses turning Florida's schools into diploma mills? | Florida Tr...
26 May 2017 at 2:41am

Nearly a decade ago, state officials decreed that, starting in 2009, graduation data would factor into the letter grades assigned to individual public schools. The stakes were high and one solution...

Florida Officer's First Question to Immigrant in Accident: 'You Illegal?'
25 May 2017 at 10:14pm

Instead of offering to help a man who had been knocked off his bicycle by a pickup truck, a Florida police officer quizzed him on his immigration status. Univision first reported the story after ob...

Federal prosecutor found dead on Florida beach
25 May 2017 at 5:43pm

Hollywood police spokeswoman Miranda Grossman said Thursday that the body of 37-year-old Beranton J. Whisenant Jr. was found early Wednesday by a passerby on the city's beach. She said detectives a...