UPDATE: Deputies ID man found dead in possible shooting in northwest Orange County neighborhood
ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. – Deputies with the Orange County Sheriff’s Office said they are investigating a death in northwest Orange County. Investigators said they found a man in his 30s with life-threatening injuries and he was rushed to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead. In an update on Wednesday, deputies identified the victim as 37-year-old James Collins Walker Harris and said the investigation was still underway. No other details have been released by authorities. Deputies are asking anyone with information about the case to call Crimeline at 800-423-TIPS.
Struggling Seminole Towne Center mall could be ‘repurposed’ by next year
SANFORD, Fla. – Visit the Seminole Towne Center and empty stores mirror a trend at shopping centers and malls across the country: some shoppers are simply spent with brick-and mortar. The move came after majority owners of the Seminole Towne Center submitted a proposal which could get the property re-zoned for any number of ideas. “Sanford deserves the best.”According to King, mall owners suggested a number of different options for repurposing the center, including a housing development, education center, medical building and storage facility. News 6 found majority owner Kohan Retail Investment Group bought Seminole Towne Center for roughly $52.3 million right after the coronavirus pandemic began. When News 6 asked shoppers what they think should happen to Seminole Towne Center, we got a mixed bag of answers.
Sanford police arrest 2 teens in connection with social media post promoting looting
SANFORD, Fla. Sanford police say two teenagers are facing loitering charges after releasing plans to loot Seminole Towne Center on social media. Officers with the Sanford Police Department were patrolling the mall and got an alert about the social media post just before 12:30 a.m. Monday. Police stopped the individuals and asked them about the post, the arrest report reads. One of the teens said he was merely walking around, according to the arrest report. Authorities called the teenagers father, who said he was unaware his son had left the house, according to the arrest report.