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Another 'safe zone' available for internet sales
23 Apr 2017 at 6:27pm
Cocoa police tells residents they can meet at their headquarters to complete Craigslist sales         

Merritt Island refuge fire nearly 60 percent contained
23 Apr 2017 at 5:58pm
The fire started Friday afternoon.         

Mall shooting, Easter shooting and Patrick growth top this week's FLORIDA TOD...
23 Apr 2017 at 2:52pm
Host Christina LaFortune brings you some of this week's top stories on "The FLORIDA TODAY Show." Video by Rob Landers. Posted April 23, 2017         

Arrest mugshots from April 22, 2017
23 Apr 2017 at 12:53pm
Arrest mugshots from April 22, 2017         

Arrest mugshots from Saturday, April 22, 2017
23 Apr 2017 at 12:46pm

Photos: Melbourne Art Festival on Sunday
23 Apr 2017 at 11:45am

Easter shooting hits hard in south Melbourne community
23 Apr 2017 at 8:55am
The shooting took place just before sundown during an Easter egg hunt         

Small Business Expo in Melbourne
23 Apr 2017 at 6:28am
 The State Small Business Expo will hold its second annual event May 6-7 at the Melbourne Square Mall.         

To our readers: Correct Pickles comic
23 Apr 2017 at 2:03am
To our readers: FLORIDA TODAY's Sunday, April 23, comics section has an incorrect version of our popular Pickles comic strip. The correct strip for Sunday, April 23, is here:          

Few patterns in Brevard youth bike-pedestrian crashes
22 Apr 2017 at 7:36pm
The analysis examined 243 vehicle-vs.-bike and 199 vehicle-vs.-pedestrian crashes involving children and teenagers.         

News - Orlando Sentinel
Lake on way to achieving no-kill community status
23 Apr 2017 at 5:00am

TAVARES ? For the past few months, Trevor, a mutt with a salted beard and a swollen eye, has been trotted out at adoption events.

The old hound, likely lost during a hunting trip, has been housed a...

Orlando City holds on for 2-1 win at NYCFC
23 Apr 2017 at 12:55pm

There were a couple reasons Sunday?s match at Yankee Stadium was important for Orlando City:

1. To prove the club could translate home success to the road.

2. It marked coach Jason Kreis? first tri...

51 miss flights after Orlando airport saw delays ? again ? due to shuttle mal...
23 Apr 2017 at 1:55pm

For the second time in days, Orlando International Airport saw delays due to its new shuttle system malfunctioning.

The result Sunday led to passengers complaining on social media, posting photos o...

Central Florida homeless programs target of federal budget cuts
23 Apr 2017 at 5:00am

In six months, Rhonda Spencer has gone from sofa-surfing and sleeping in her car with her three teenage kids to a house in one of the nicer areas of Pine Hills.

?I?m 40 years old, and this is the f...

Oviedo mom charged with strangling her toddler with Halloween lights: My 2-ye...
22 Apr 2017 at 5:00am

When Oviedo police Sgt. Matthew DePanicis arrived, he found 18-month-old Mia Rice unconscious on the living-room floor.

There was a deep groove around her neck.

He flipped her over to clear her bre...

Orange County Jail mug shots
21 Apr 2017 at 9:47am

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...

Orlando airport's new train station will wait years for trains
23 Apr 2017 at 2:00am

The eye-catching train station being built at Orlando?s airport soars monumentally in height, flaunts curved rooftops that overlap and conjures modern romance for rail travel.

For an indefinite tim...

Orlando joins world in March for Science on Earth Day
22 Apr 2017 at 12:55pm

Six-year-old Niall Raum?s love for science is simple.

Without it, there would be no trains.

Niall was one of the thousands of children, students, educators and lovers of science who rallied at an E...

Pictures: 2017 Star Wars Half Marathon
23 Apr 2017 at 5:26am

Sydney Devore of Lakeland and Samuel Souza Do Nascimento of Brazil triumphed in the second annual Star Wars Half Marathon -- The Dark Side at Disney World on Sunday, April 23, 2017.

Orlando Pride record draw with Washington Spirit during Marta debut match
22 Apr 2017 at 4:50pm

Marta praised her new Orlando Pride teammates and fans, but the exuberant Brazilian superstar couldn't hide her frustration.

She subbed on in the second half to the delight of an announced crowd of...

Florida News
Rain, possibly heavy at times, expected across South Florida
23 Apr 2017 at 5:49am

Forecasters expect widespread rain, which may be heavy at times, for South Florida today. Forecasters expect widespread rain showers across South Florida today, which should give a brief break in a...

Florida senator who resigned over racial slur hired Hooter's girl, Playboy model
23 Apr 2017 at 1:04am

A newspaper is reporting that a Florida state senator who resigned last week after using a racial slur hired a former Hooters "calendar girl" and a Playboy model with no political experience to be ...

Romano: Schools of hope is just one more gimmick set up to fail in Florida
22 Apr 2017 at 8:16pm

The Senate is looking for a solution to Florida's persistent education gap, and the House is looking for an excuse to create more charter schools. This is how life works in Tallahassee, where ideol...

Wildfires rage across Florida, destroying homes and displacing thousands
22 Apr 2017 at 3:37pm

Three separate wildfires raged across parts of Florida on Saturday, burning up homes and forcing the evacuation of thousands of residents. One blaze has burned 5,500 acres and destroyed nine homes ...

Florida blaze spreads after ripping through homes, evacuating thousands
22 Apr 2017 at 10:55am

Florida blaze spreads after ripping through homes, evacuating thousands A growing brush fire in South Florida is destroying buildings and homes, forcing people to flee Check out this story on USATO...

In response to Trump, Florida woman drives immigrants for free
22 Apr 2017 at 6:11am

Maneuvering her gray SUV on dirt roads where rural South Florida meets the Everglades, Antonia Catalan looks for a man who's in the country illegally. She puts on her reading glasses and grabs a cr...

Florida Supreme Court denies new DNA analysis in death row inmate William 'To...
22 Apr 2017 at 1:25am

William Thomas Zeigler, 71, who has spent the last 40 years on death row for the murders of four people, will not be allowed to test evidence in his case with touch DNA technology, the Florida Supr...

Wildfire threatens 2,000 homes in southwest Florida
21 Apr 2017 at 8:40pm

A wildfire in southwest Florida triggered evacuation orders for about 2,000 homes on Friday, prompting the governor to deploy National Guard troops to help residents fleeing the flames. The wildfir...

Jobs up, unemployment down in Miami-Dade, but performance lags rest of Florida
21 Apr 2017 at 3:52pm

The newest snapshot of Miami-Dade's employment picture confirms a trend that stretches back to last year: The number of jobs in the county is rising steadily, but that growth still lags behind that...

Florida senator who used racial slur resigns
21 Apr 2017 at 11:03am

A Florida state senator who used a racial slur and vulgar language in a conversation with two African-American colleagues resigned Friday, saying the incident is causing a distraction to the legisl...