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Erika loses some punch, moves west

Tropical Storm Erika is now projected to skirt west of Tampa before making landfall in the Panhandle.

Big changes for Erika

Forecasters now predict Erika will not reach hurricane strength. Could produce heavy rains across Florida early next week.

OPD responds to video of bloody scuffle

The Orlando Police Department is investigating claims one of their officers attacked a homeless man, resulting in a bloody fight video being shared on social media.

Central Fla. sandbag locations open

Emergency crews across Central Florida aren't waiting to see where Erika heads next, they are urging families to prepare.

Medical examiner under investigation

A family says the Medical Examiner's Office in Brevard County never conducted an autopsy on their father when he died two years ago, and now the chief examiner is under investigation.


Body found in missing plane search

The search for a plane that disappeared near the Indian River resumes in Brevard County.

Man jumps through window in shooting

A man escaped a shooter by diving through his neighbor's bedroom window.


FHP: 2 hurt in Lake County bus crash

A school bus overturns after a pickup truck ran a stop sign and crashed into the bus in Lake County.


Erika gets a little stronger overnight

Tropical Storm Erika's track has shifted toward the east, but Florida is still under the cone of concern as the weather system continues to trek toward the Sunshine State. 


Residents stock up; Brevard preps

While Central Floridians begin to stock up for Tropical Storm Erika, emergency operation teams across the state are preparing as well.

Site shows nude pics of high school girls

Clicking on a site's web links reveals hundreds of nude photographs of current and former high school students, all of which have been posted by anonymous users.

Siegel, UCF discuss drug testing

Billionaire timeshare mogul David Siegel meeting at the University of Central Florida to discuss his plan for mandatory drug testing at the university and all Orange County Public Schools.

Cops: Man secretly recorded teen in room

Seminole County deputies have arrested a man who they say secretly recorded a 16-year-old girl in her bedroom.

Cops: 1 slain at Orlando apartments

Police say one person is dead in what they are calling a homicide.

AAA driving tips for flooded streets

With Tropical Storm Erika strengthening, heavy rain is anticipated throughout the state of Florida.  

Residents prepare ahead of Erika

The Emergency Operations Center said its been busy talking about what Volusia and other surrounding counties are doing, if and when Tropical Storm Erika hits but said because it's still uncertain, the best plan is to err on the side of safety.


Cops: Man traveled to meet girl for sex

A former teacher has been arrested after he traveled to meet a teenage girl for the purpose of engaging in a sexual relationship, the Brevard County Sheriff's Office says.

Tropical Storm Erika hits island of Dominica hard

The physical damage to Dominica is worse than first thought and the emotional toll from Tropical Storm Erika, which killed at least 20 people on the tiny Caribbean island, is substantial, the nation's Prime Minister said Friday night.

"Rest assured, m...

Road rage turned hate crime investigated

The Volusia County Sheriff's Office is investigating an apparent case of road rage turned hate crime. A mother said she had turned into a driver's lane, then after nearly 3 miles, she stopped a red light only to be attacked.

Erika sparks memories of TS Fay

The city of Deltona has been busy the last several years preparing for the next major storm after Tropical Storm Fay wreaked havoc in 2008.

Okafor penalty phase to resume

Testimony will resume in the penalty phase for convicted murderer Bessman Okafor after paramedics were called to treat Okafor for an apparent medical issue.

FWC: Fishing with a machine 'safest' way to fish

Many people flock to Central Florida every year and don't go near an amusement park. Instead of Mickey and Goofy, they hang out with largemouth bass and speckled perch.

DOJ: Jax residents committed immigration fraud

Four Jacksonville residents who were born in the Philippines have pleaded guilty to immigration fraud offenses.

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Tabloid defends showing shocking shooting photos

The New York Daily News was widely condemned for its front page about the on-air murders in Roanoke, Virginia, with critics calling its use of the graphic images "despicable" and "heartless." The tabloid had a different description: newsworthy.

"The ...

Central Floridians stock up on supplies

Just days before the storm, the water aisle is a busy place at local stores. At Publix in College Park, workers are having a hard time keeping the shelves stocked.

Erika could challenge Atlas V launch

The approaching Tropical Storm Erika could make it difficult for United Launch Alliance to boost a Navy communications satellite from Cape Canaveral as planned early next week, Local 6 news partner Florida Today reports.


Former NBA star Darryl Dawkins dies

Former NBA star Darryl Dawkins, who was from Orlando, has died at the age of 58.

3 hurt in altercation at apartment complex

Three people were hurt in an altercation that happened at an apartment complex, Orlando police say.

Track shows Fla. in cone for Erika

Florida is on notice as Tropical Storm Erika continues churning in the Atlantic Ocean.


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Japan's cute cat stationmaster passed away earlier this year, leaving a kitty-shaped hole in the country's heart and its 27,000 kilometer-long railway...

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