State Attorney Worrell seeks new fingerprint exams in Tommy Zeigler case
Orange-Osceola State Attorney Monique Worrell is seeking to examine decades-old fingerprint evidence in the case of Tommy Zeigler, a Winter Garden man who’s been on Florida’s Death Row since a judge sentenced him for the 1975 quadruple murder of his wife, in-laws, and a customer inside his family’s furniture store.
Florida agriculture commissioner credits News 6 in developing gas manipulator bill
Florida’s new agriculture commissioner, Wilton Simpson, told News 6 he is confident legislation that will carry penalties for the use of so-called “gas pump manipulation devices,” will pass with full support by state lawmakers and Governor Ron DeSantis.
Secret Service calls gas pump manipulator legislation a ‘game changer’
Committees in the Florida House and Senate have been assigned to review identical bills that include proposed felony charges for anyone who “tampers with, manipulates, removes, replaces, or interrupts any mechanical or electronic component located within a retail fuel dispenser.”
Apopka custodian used as ‘Money Mule’ to transfer $3.1M to Nigerian police barracks
The U.S. Secret Service has uncovered a multi-million dollar scheme that used a young Apopka janitor as a “money mule” to transfer cash, money orders and unemployment benefits to a Nigerian police barracks over the last six years.
Trust Index: I keep getting political text messages -- are they legit?
As the Nov. 3 general election approaches, many Central Floridians have been receiving text messages on their mobile devices soliciting donations for political candidates, offering assistance with mail-in ballots or inquiring about voter registration status.
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News 6 investigation leads to proposed statewide ban of gas pump manipulators
The Committee on Commerce and Tourism Monday unanimously approved Florida Senate Bill 1150, which calls for felony charges for anyone who “tampers with, manipulates, removes, replaces, or interrupts any mechanical or electronic component located within a retail fuel dispenser.”
Viera public defender’s office secretary reclaims $5K lotto prize lost to overpayment issue
The secretary for the misdemeanor division of the public defender’s office in Viera lost a hefty $5,000 lottery prize to pay part of an unemployment overpayment issued by the Department of Economic Opportunity.
End of Disney’s ‘corporate kingdom?’ 2 Disney-controlled governments remain in power
As Gov. Ron DeSantis is poised to reinstate and modify the special district that provides some government services to the Walt Disney World resort, two separate Disney-controlled municipalities continue to operate using governmental powers the state granted them more than five decades ago.
‘Very aggravating:’ Attorney general reviewing complaints against Volusia hot tub company
Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody is reviewing complaints against a Volusia County company that sells used hot tubs on Facebook Marketplace and other online classified sites, an agency spokesperson told News 6.
Florida woman says conman used 6th-grade classmate’s name in free money scheme
A shoebox full of gift cards and receipts that represent more than $50,000, is the only evidence of any money associated with the promise of a $500,000 federal grant a Central Florida woman chased from September 2022 to January 2023.