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Volusia drowning victim identified

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

1 dead in Volusia drowning, 369 rescued

One person has drowned in Ormond Beach as Beach Patrol officials rescue 369 swimmers from the ocean.


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.

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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?

Search resumes Tuesday for missing elderly man

The search for an 82-year-old man who was last seen Friday at his home in Clermont was called off for Monday night.

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.

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. 


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.


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.

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Kids hurt after waterspout topples bounce house

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

Fatal crash blocks SR-40 in Volusia

A fatal crash in Ormond Beach has State Road 40 blocked, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.


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.

Report: Near-drowning at Typhoon Lagoon

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


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.


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.

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.


Skin cancer drug offers hope

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


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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.

Florida woman released over son's circumcision

A Florida woman jailed in a long-running dispute over her son's circumcision has been released from jail.

New charges against man who punched woman

New charges have been brought against a man who was arrested for punching a 76-year-old woman.

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.


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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.


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.

Cost of repeating classes 3rd time goes up

The University of Central Florida is raising the price on students who have to repeat classes they have flunked.

Hundreds gather for Memorial Day service

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


Argument over job leads to stabbing

Two people were injured Sunday after an argument led to a knife fight in a wooded area just north of an Advanced Auto Parts at 27829 Highway 27.

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Cops: 1 dead, 2 hurt in shooting

Orange County Sheriff's deputies responding to a call Saturday discovered three people with gunshot wounds.

Fla. bee colonies on rise with new program

Florida's managed bee colonies have increased by more than 145 percent in the last eight years, thanks to a successful partnership between beekeepers and growers.

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Jack Black speaks at Florida school

Actor Jack Black gave some tongue-in-cheek advice to high school graduates in central Florida.

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'Beautiful Mind' mathematician, wife killed

John Forbes Nash Jr., the Princeton University mathematician whose life inspired the film "A Beautiful Mind," and his wife died in a car crash Saturday, according to New Jersey State Police.

Nash, 86, and Alicia Nash, 82, were riding in a taxi near Mo...

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