2 RVs, part of home and another structure destroyed in fire in Orange County neighborhood
ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. — Two RVs, a part of a home and another structure were destroyed in a fire early Friday, the Orange County Fire Rescue said. At midnight, crews responded to a fire in the 2000 block of Pine Street. They said they were able to knock down all the fires. Here is what you should do nextAll of the buildings were vacant. 2 RVs fully inv., one house 50% inv., one additional structure fully inv.wftv.com
Orlando City Council votes to upgrade downtown lighting to improve safety
ORLANDO, Fla. — The City of Orlando wants to make downtown and nearby neighborhoods safer by installing better lighting. Monday, Orlando City Council voted to approve the lighting improvement project, which is expected to cost $575,000. LaShawnda Brown said the lighting in Parramore is poor. The city said improvements would include removing existing light fixtures and installing brighter and more efficient LED fixtures on pedestrian acorn light poles, cobrahead light poles, and lights mounted on signal mast arms. The project has been in the works for years, but the city said staff wants to speed it up.wftv.com
Culture Music Festival takes over downtown Orlando on Saturday
click image Photo courtesy Roger Sanchez/FacebookThis weekend will usher in the debut of the Culture Downtown Music Festival , with three stages of electronic and dance music taking over — where else? — downtown Orlando.Culture Downtown Music Festival happens Saturday, March 27 (tomorrow! ), indoors and outdoors on Pine Street, including host venues Bullitt Bar and McQueens Social Lounge.Headliners include Roger Sanchez, G-Rex and Sage Armstrong. Holding it down for the locals are Dizzlephunk, Lord Rash and the requisite promise of many, many more. Twenty acts total are playing.Tickets are available via Eventbrite for $30-$75, but not for long.orlandoweekly.com
Melbourne police net 8 arrests during 2 SWAT drug house raids
MELBOURNE, Fla. – Multiple arrests were carried out in two separate drug-related raids by Melbourne police Jan. 22, according to arrest reports released to News 6 partner Florida Today. Investigations into two residences, one at 1810 Pine Street and one at 219 Fee Avenue culminated in raids by SWAT officers Friday. According to police reports, three warrants had been served on the Fee Avenue home in the past year because of suspected drug sales. Those arrested at the Fee Avenue home include: Jerome Kenerly Jr., 37; John Edward Key, 39; Anna Heinly, 34; and Sarah Kenerly, 35. Those arrested at the Pine Street home include: Richard Heinrich Jr., 37; Carolyn Daly, 36; Francis Plante, 52; and Kelly McCauley, 35.
Leesburg moving forward on pool plan
LEESBURG The Leesburg Commission is moving forward with a tentative design for the citys forthcoming aquatic center. Commissioners agreed on a proposed concept, estimated to cost $4.4 million, which includes an eight-lane competition pool connected to a recreation pool with beach entry, a two-story water slide, a play structure and a water jungle gym. Mayor John Christian said he wanted to make sure the recreation pool could still be open if the competition pool was in use. Mike Pederson pointed out the awkwardness of the pool site. And the least expensive plan came in around $4.1 million, but the pool was smaller.dailycommercial.com
Causes for Oct. 21, 2019: A list of upcoming fundraising/awareness events
Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for children, with proceeds benefiting the Marion County Toys for Tots Campaign and Cathys Kids (Marion County Firefighters Christmas Fund). The proceeds will benefit local Marion County charities including Pay It Forward Outreach. Marion County Halloween 5K/10K Run: 3 p.m. Saturday, Paddock Mall, 3100 SW College Road, Ocala. Proceeds to benefit the Marion County Children's Alliance. For more information about special events and ongoing programs at the park, go to https://www.floridastateparks.org/SilverSprings Send information to email@example.com
Roads to close in downtown Orlando this weekend for Immerse
Four stages and seven interactive zones will be set up on or near Orange Avenue, which will be closed. Lincoln Plaza Garage enter from/exit to westbound South Street. Plaza Garage enter from/exit to Court Avenue. Seaside Plaza Jackson Street Parking Garage enter from/exit to Jackson Street. Seaside Plaza Parking Garage enter from/exit to Magnolia Avenue.