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2 dead in Volusia drownings, 520 rescued

Two people drowned over the holiday weekend off Daytona-area beaches, where lifeguards rescued more than 500 swimmers.

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Volusia drowning victim identified

Rough surf and strong riptides are to blame after a man drowned Sunday morning.

Confederate flag burning ceremony held

A Confederate flag burning ceremony scheduled to take place at an Orlando park on Memorial Day grabbed national headlines over the weekend.

Woman killed in SR-40 crash ID'd

A fatal crash in Ormond Beach had State Road 40 blocked for several hours, according to Florida Highway Patrol.

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Kids hurt after waterspout topples bounce house

Three children are injured when a bounce house overturns in Fort Lauderdale.

Man disappears in East Lake Toho

A man swimming with two children and two other adults disappeared in East Lake Toho in Osceola County, officials say.

Search resumes for missing elderly man

The search for an 82-year-old man who was last seen Friday at his home in Clermont will resume.

Body found in Orange County

A body was found on private property in Orange County, but few details are being released by authorities.

Rip current warning issued on coast

As thousands pack the beach this Memorial Day, the National Weather Service is warning of life-threatening rough surf and rip currents along the Volusia and Brevard county coasts. 


Melbourne soldier killed in Afghanistan

The Department of Defense announced Monday the identity of a soldier killed while supporting Operation Freedom's Sentinel was Sgt. 1st Class Pablo A. Ruiz, 37, of Melbourne.

Crowd assaults officer during arrest

An officer was assaulted by a crowd as he attempted to arrest a man who police believe had violated a city ordinance just after midnight, Melbourne police say.


5 most common tire troubles

Your tires -- they certainly aren't sexy or exciting. But when you realize they are the only thing holding that car of yours on the roadway, they become very important to your safety.

Man drowns at Wekiva Falls RV Resort

A man who was visiting the Wekiva Falls Resort Monday went into the water and never resurfaced.

War memorial commemorates lives sacrificed in Vietnam

Residents, elected officials, veterans and family members of those killed in action gathered for a Memorial Day ceremony at the Orange County Courthouse Monday morning. 


Group holds Confederate flag burning

On Memorial Day, the Greenwood Urban Wetlands, along with a number of other locations in the region, will be the site of a ceremony to burn the Confederate flag.

1 hurt in shooting at soccer game

One person was taken to Orlando Regional Medical Center after being shot in the area of Brookgreen Avenue and Oak Ridge Road Sunday.

Man, 82, rides coaster 95 times in row

82-year-old Vic Kleman rode a Pennsylvania roller coaster 95 times in a row over the weekend.

Arrest in fatal street fight shooting

Orange County deputies have arrested the man they say shot and killed a man after chasing him down in a street fight.


Report: Near-drowning at Typhoon Lagoon

Paramedics reportedly responded to a woman's near-drowning at Disney's Typhoon Lagoon water park.


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Things to do over holiday weekend

The weather this holiday weekend will be great for all of the outdoor events. What will you be attending?

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Federer furious after boy's selfie attempt

From world leaders to celebrities of all degrees of fame, taking a selfie with fans has become an accepted part of life. But tennis great Roger Federer felt an unacceptable line was crossed Sunday when a spectator invaded center court at the French Open.

Man arrested on sledgehammer threats

A Daytona Beach man has been arrested after police say he threatened to kill everyone with a sledgehammer and held someone hostage.


Cops: Man tied up, robbed at motel

Leesburg police are searching for the culprit who tied up a man and robbed him in a motel.


Skin cancer drug offers hope

Every year in Florida, more than 600 people lose their battle with melanoma and thousands more begin their fight.


Orlando schools ditch Styrofoam trays

The school districts in Miami and Orlando are removing Styrofoam trays from school lunchrooms and replacing them with compostable plates made of recycled newsprint.

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Cocoa woman prepares to turn 110

Strictly speaking, Mattie Mae Cisrow is only 109 years old until May 30. But when you're about to become one of the few "supercentenarians" — those 110 or older — in the United States, you get to have your party whenever you want, Local 6 news partner Florida Today reports.


Hundreds gather for Memorial Day service

Hundreds gathered in Ormond Beach for the annual Memorial Day Remembrance Service at Rockefeller Gardens.


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37 Texas counties called disaster areas

Record-setting rains left officials in Texas and Oklahoma scrambling to assess the scope of the damage and destruction Monday as an emergency coordinator told reporters that a dozen people were missing in one county.

Cops: Man tried to rape UCF student

The Orange County Sheriff's Office released a sketch Saturday depicting a man who they say tried to rape a University of Central Florida student at an off-campus apartment complex.

Shots fired at Orlando pizza shop

Shots are fired outside an Orlando pizza restaurant, causing a woman to have a panic attack, according to police.

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