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Apopka, Florida is located in Orange County. Zip codes in Apopka, FL include 32704, 32712, and 32703. The median home price in Apopka is $195,000 which is roughly $91/per square foot. More Apopka information.

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21 hrs ago | The Orlando Sentinel

Wekiwa Springs cleanup would use state money to put homes on sewer service

A plan to extend sewer lines near Wekiwa Springs to homes that have septic systems would be paid for mostly with tax money but has agitated residents who fear the project would cost them thousands of dollars, tear up streets and yards - but do little to reduce pollution.

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Wednesday | WFTV Orlando

Apopka's CAO severance pay doubles other cities, despite state law cap

In Mayor John Land's final hours in office he gave nine employees 20 weeks of severance pay and the city's chief administrative officer signed off on those contracts.

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Thu Jul 24, 2014

The Orlando Sentinel

Apopka teen arrested in Lady Lake purse snatching that left woman injured

An Apopka teen has been arrested in connection with a purse-snatching in January that left an elderly woman with serious injuries requiring long-term rehabilitation, police said.

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Tue Jul 22, 2014

WFTV Orlando

9 Investigates questions surrounding contracts handed out by former Apopka mayor

According to new Apopka Mayor Joe Kilsheimer, former Mayor John Land seemed to award contracts during his final hours in office as a reward to his loyal supporters, some of whom worked on his campaign.

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The Orlando Sentinel

Not everyone happy with longer day facing 33 schools

Thirty three Central Florida elementary schools must extend their day by an hour when school starts next month, a plan some say will boost reading skills, but others fear will leave young students sapped and overworked.

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Mon Jul 21, 2014

The Orlando Sentinel

Authorities investigate Apopka-area shootings

Police said the man was shot about 5:30 p.m. near Lou Ann Drive and 8th Street. He was taken to Orlando Regional Medical Center.

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Fri Jul 18, 2014

Click Orlando

Investigations

Nolan Wilson, 40, has taken a break from his life on the Nascar racing circuit to market what he calls RFID "Military Grade" wallets and passport billfolds designed to stop high tech thieves.

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Click Orlando

Cops: Foster mom left boy in hot car

WORKING WITH THE WOMAN TO COME UP WITH A COMPOSITE SKETCH. THANK YOU, LAUREN. ORANGE COUNTY FOSTER MOM COULD LOSE HER LICENSE AFTER BEING ARRESTED FOR CHILD ABUSE.

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Thu Jul 17, 2014

Hernando Today

Chilia s, Gatora s Dockside submit building plans in Hernando

Chili's plans to build on one of the outparcels of the 20-acre parcel at Cortez Commons, at the southwest corner of the State Road 50 and Mariner Boulevard intersection.

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Wed Jul 16, 2014

WZVN-TV Fort Myers

FWC catches commercial turtle poachers

Three Lakeland men and an Okeechobee freshwater turtle farmer were caught illegally harvesting, selling and buying wild-caught freshwater turtles as a result of a Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission investigation.

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Tue Jul 15, 2014

The Orlando Sentinel

Pot operation with 50 fully grown plants busted in Apopka

Apopka police on Tuesday confiscated 50 fully grown marijuana plants and $40,000 in cash and assets in a grow operation bust.

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Click Orlando

Investigations

When it comes to picking the right numbers in the Florida Lottery, Tesfai Kassye appears to be a big winner.

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Mon Jul 14, 2014

The Orlando Sentinel

Apopka probes questions about city attorney

Apopka Mayor Joe Kilsheimer said Monday he is looking into questions about newly hired City Attorney Thomas A. Cloud after a mobile phone number linked to the lawyer appeared on a client list of a brothel in east Orange County.

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WTSP-TV Saint Petersburg

Men charged with dealing in freshwater turtles

Three Lakeland men and an Okeechobee freshwater turtle farmer were caught illegally harvesting, selling and buying wild freshwater turtles during an investigation by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.

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Sun Jul 13, 2014

The Orlando Sentinel

FDLE was tipped off to suspect in alleged plot involving child rape, murder

On June 6 a tipster emailed a Florida Department of Law Enforcement agent, worried because 20-year-old Shawn Ryan Thomas told him he planned to kidnap a 9-year-old girl and rape her, murder her parents, use her in a child-porn movie and then kill her, too.

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Sat Jul 12, 2014

The Orlando Sentinel

5 seek to replace Rep. Nelson in Florida House

The five include the son of a former state legislator; the former president of the Lake County teachers union; an Apopka businesswoman; a fraud investigator; and a 22-year-old home-schooled daughter of Lake County tea-party activists.

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Fri Jul 11, 2014

Click Orlando

Cops: Foster mom left boy in hot car

An Apopka foster parent accused of leaving a 15-month-old boy alone in a hot car is released from jail.

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The Orlando Sentinel

Apopka foster mom is latest to leave child in hot car | Audio

The case of a mother accused of leaving her 15-year-old foster son in a turned-off car - with the windows closed - at an Apopka grocery store Thursday is the latest in a recent string of children being left in hot cars for too long.

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Click Orlando

Foster parent arrested after boy left in car in Publix parking lot, Apopka police say

POLICE SAY SHE LEFT THE CHILD IN THE HOT CAR.. FOR CLOSE TO 20 MINUTES BEFORE THE TODDLER WAS RESCUED.

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Thu Jul 10, 2014

OregonLive.com

Martez Ivey, 5-star offensive lineman, loves to compete against the best

Apopka, Florida, offensive lineman Martez Ivey isn't one to shy away from a little competition -- even if it means he has to go up against top defensive line prospect Josh Sweat.

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