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Make-A-Wish: Wyatt the Ice Cream Man
19 Nov 2017 at 9:05pm
Five-year-old Wyatt's wish comes true as he becomes the Ice Cream Man for a day. Video by Craig Bailey. Posted Nov 19, 2017.         

Photos: Make-A-Wish Ice Cream Man
19 Nov 2017 at 7:28pm

Special delivery from 'ice cream' boy in West Melbourne
19 Nov 2017 at 9:12pm
Special delivery from 'ice cream' boy in West Melbourne         

Airboat crash, commission heat and VRAs top this week's FLORIDA TODAY Show
19 Nov 2017 at 4:16pm
This week on The FLORIDA TODAY Show, host Christina LaFortune brings you some of this week's top stories. Video by Rob Landers. Posted 11/19/17         

Photos: Flags for veteran related suicide
19 Nov 2017 at 11:00am

Space Coast family gets missing dad's Vietnam War dog tags -- 50 years after ...
19 Nov 2017 at 12:49pm
PAFB honors fallen Vietnam rescue hero         

Flags bring awareness to veteran suicide
19 Nov 2017 at 12:29pm
Robiin Kiepert of Merritt Island planted 660 flags in the ground at the Brevard Memorial Veterans Center on Merritt Island to bring awareness to veteran suicide. Her son died from PTSD related suic...

Police exchange gunfire with suspect in Titusville
19 Nov 2017 at 2:17pm
Officers exchanged gunfire with a suspect before the man was taken into custody.         

Photos: Arrest mugshots 11-19-17
19 Nov 2017 at 10:23am
Arrest mugshots 11-19-17         

Photos: Arrest mugshots 11-18-17
19 Nov 2017 at 9:07am

News - Orlando Sentinel
2 months after Maria, Central Florida families say Puerto Rico is still in need
19 Nov 2017 at 4:55pm

The train-like roar of Hurricane Maria?s winds won?t soon fade from Jennifer Spicer?s memory. Nor will what she saw in its aftermath.

After riding out the Category 4 in a condo in Puerto Rico, she ...

Orlando draws ire of immigration activists over Trust Act
19 Nov 2017 at 4:00am

As Orlando commissioners settled in for a City Council meeting last week, a crowd of activists filtered into the chambers, many clad in red ?Unite Here!? T-shirts and one toting a snare drum.


UCF coach Scott Frost knocks down report he is close to taking Nebraska job
18 Nov 2017 at 3:25pm

UCF coach Scott Frost batted down a Bleacher Report Tweet Friday night reporting he was close to signing a seven-year deal worth $35 million with Nebraska.

?That?s just totally false,? Frost said f...

Martin Truex Jr. completes emotional journey with 2017 NASCAR Cup title
19 Nov 2017 at 2:55pm

Sometimes, storybook wins. Perfection. Emotionally and professionally.

Martin Truex Jr. had the most dominant race car all season. He had the most poignant story all season, given the struggles of ...

Devious Plans 2.0 - The latest plan to undermine Florida's class-size laws
17 Nov 2017 at 3:20pm

There?s a new proposal to raise teacher pay in Florida.

Sounds swell.

Pay here, after all, has long trailed the national average, often by about 20 percent.

A recent USA Today study found Florida r...

Titusville man arrested after exchanging gunfire with police, cops say
19 Nov 2017 at 3:25pm

Harland Ramon Johnson, 22, ?discharged his handgun? in an exchange of gunfire with police before he was arrested around 5 a.m. Sunday, the Titusville Police Department said.

The Titusville man was ...

Motorcyclist in critical condition after crash with truck in Titusville, poli...
19 Nov 2017 at 3:10pm

A motorcyclist is in critical condition after being struck by a Chevy truck making a U-turn onto U.S. Highway 1 Sunday afternoon in Titusville, police said.

Titusville Police Department spokeswoman...

Miami's rally, Wisconsin's win among top 10 things we learned during college ...
19 Nov 2017 at 4:15pm

Check out the top 10 things we learned during the college football weekend.

1. Ho-hum weekend yields few surprises. After two crazy weeks during which there were numerous upsets among teams in the ...

2 months after Hurricane Maria, Puerto Rico struggles to regain electricity a...
19 Nov 2017 at 3:54pm

The lights remain off in bustling cities and in small rural villages. Gas generators, the only alternative to the downed power lines that seem to be everywhere, continuously hum outside hospitals a...

Official says Trump doesn't know who to believe about Moore
19 Nov 2017 at 5:11pm

President Donald Trump doesn't know who to believe about sexual misconduct allegations involving Roy Moore, but isn't campaigning for his party's Senate candidate in Alabama because of "discomfort"...

Florida News
Report: 'Staggering' drug deaths in Florida
19 Nov 2017 at 9:10pm

A highly anticipated report from Florida's medical examiners shows dramatic increases in all types of drug-related deaths, including a 97 percent increase in deaths caused by the synthetic opioid f...

Florida may counter 'growing threat' to election security
19 Nov 2017 at 5:00pm

Florida lawmakers and Gov. Rick Scott outlined ambitious agendas Thursday for next year's special session, despite concerns about hurricane cleanup costs and a spate of other expenses. Florida lawm...

Allegiant launches two new nonstop routes to Florida with fares as low as $49
19 Nov 2017 at 12:27am

The flights will be rated as low as $49 to Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport and Orlando Sanford International Airport , and started being offered on Friday, Nov. 17, said Allegiant. ...

Florida will help displaced Puerto Rican 11th and 12th graders earn island di...
18 Nov 2017 at 8:07pm

Sen. Jack Latvala, R-Clearwater, shakes hands with Anenushka PiA ero, 17, a new student at Celebration High School, who just arrived from Puerto Rico. She joined a meeting with Orange and Osceola c...

Sex allegations, a tax wary nation, and reasons to give thanks | South Florid...
18 Nov 2017 at 3:17pm

South Florida's most influential people weigh in on current events. Read their thoughts on the biggest stories of the week and see what they think will make headlines next week.

Cocaine deaths surge with rise of drug smuggling into South Florida
18 Nov 2017 at 10:48am

Cocaine killed more people in Florida last year than any other drug, and authorities expect it will only get worse as traffickers push more of the narcotic through the Sunshine State. Cocaine-relat...

Florida roads chief praises clearing of Hurricane Irma debris
18 Nov 2017 at 6:05am

But with debris still along some roads, particularly in pockets of the Florida Keys, Department of Transportation Secretary Michael Dew said officials will look at how they can improve before the n...

One arrested in Florida dairy cow abuse case; three others sought
18 Nov 2017 at 1:31am

The Animal Recovery Mission, an animal-rights group, released video footage captured by an undercover investigator at Larson Dairy Farm in Okeechobee, Florida. The video shows dairy cows beaten wit...

Creep Alert: Florida Dems Chair Resigns After Sexual Harassment Scandal
17 Nov 2017 at 9:00pm

The Florida Legislature has been under Republican control since 1996, and the Democrats frequently complain about how their minority status leaves them on the sidelines. Apparently this applies to ...

Florida Democratic Party chair resigns over sexual behavior
17 Nov 2017 at 4:17pm

In this Dec. 20, 2016 photo, Stephen Bittel, center, chats with voters as members of the Miami-Dade Democratic Party Executive Committee meet in Wynwood, Fla., to elect a new state committeeman. Fl...