‘The world can change:’ This Apopka nonprofit doles out random acts of kindness
When this week’s Getting Results Award winner turned 40, he celebrated by doing 40 random acts of kindness. It felt so good, Joe Ferrer started the nonprofit, Mailbox Money, to make it easier for others to feel the same way.
Florida man bites officer after hitting another with car, dancing in traffic, police say
An Orlando man fleeing Winter Garden police struck an officer with a car and bit another on the leg after causing thousands of dollars in property damage at a convenience store Tuesday evening, arrest affidavits show.
Fiery, single-vehicle rollover crash on State Road 429 in Orange County kills 1, FHP says
A single-vehicle rollover crash Saturday morning on State Road 429 in Orange County left one person dead and prompted the temporary closure of the roadway’s northbound offramp to Florida’s Turnpike, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.
Driver critically injured after crash with semi-truck in Winter Garden, FHP says
A driver was hospitalized with critical injuries Thursday afternoon after losing control of their car, entering the path of oncoming traffic and striking a semi-truck in Winter Garden, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.
Complete Streets plan prioritizes road safety, infrastructure funding for Central Florida
Over the past several years, MetroPlan Orlando, a regional transportation partnership, has been developing a regional Complete Streets policy to guide and plan the design of Central Florida’s transportation network.
19-year-old awarded Carnegie Medal after saving man from burning car in Winter Garden crash
Nineteen-year-old Corey A. Purinton, of Homosassa, earned the title of hero after rescuing a 62-year-old man from a fiery car crash last year, and because of this act of courage, is now among one of 17 recent recipients of North America’s highest civilian honor for heroism: the Carnegie Medal.