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In Disney's shadow, homeless families struggle
KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) -- A growing number of families are living in hotels along U.S. 192 in central Florida's tourist corridor because they can't afford anything else and their county has no shelters for the estimated 1,216 homeless households with children.
Cops: Man confesses to funeral employee to killing mother
FLAGLER COUNTY, Fla. (WFTV) -- A Palm Coast man faces manslaughter charges in the death of his mother.
Lake prison guard fired following beating accusation
LAKE COUNTY, Fla. (WFTV) -- The Florida Department of Corrections said Thursday that a state prison guard facing felony battery charges in an alleged off-duty attack has been fired.
Thieves caught on camera stealing high-priced hunting knives
ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. -- Thieves targeted the historical Randall Knives Company in Edgewood and the theft was caught on camera.
Massive 805-lb. world record mako shark caught
PENSACOLA, Fla. (PBP) -- It took the cousins more than an hour to land the monster mako.
University to students: no selfies at graduation
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- In the coming weeks, graduates of the University of South Florida will be able to frame their diplomas -- but not a selfie of their walk across the commencement stage.
Boy, 11, accused of stabbing student at middle school in Orlando
ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. -- The 11-year-old boy accused of stabbing a 15-year-old student with a pair of scissors at Chain of Lakes Middle School Wednesday has been arrested and identified as Leomyer Garray.
Deputies search home in connection with deadly day care crash
WINTER PARK, Fla. -- State troopers and Seminole County deputies spent much of Wednesday night at a home in Winter Park where they served two search warrants in connection to the fatal day care crash in Orange County.
Florida's crime rate dropped 4.7 percent in 2013; down 4 percent in Duval County
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- Florida's crime rate dropped 4.7 percent in 2013, the lowest number since the state began compiling the statistics. Video Video  |  Document FDLE: County Crime Statistics (105.4KB)
Disabled veteran reunited with service dog lost after crash
TAMPA, Fla. — A veteran in Tampa thought he would never see his service dog again after the two were separated following a car accident.
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