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  1. Retired OPD deputy chief pulled over in uniform, charged with DUIRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | WFTV Orlando

    ... notified OPD about it. Fink remains jailed on no bond because of the probation violation. It's now up to Seminole County prosecutors to decide on the charges. Channel 9 Eyewitness News has produced the most accurate local news and weather technology ...


  2. Murder-plot suspect charged with 40 new child-porn countsRead the original story w/Photo

    6 hrs ago | The Orlando Sentinel

    ... the same thing one week later with a 7-year-old, court records show. Shawn Ryan Thomas 30, is currently in Seminole County's jail, accused of attempted kidnapping, attempted child rape and attempted murder. One of the most heinous crimes in South ...


  3. Weather service warns of fast, strong storms moving through areaRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday | The Orlando Sentinel

    The National Weather Service in Melbourne has issued a significant weather advisory for southern Lake, northern Brevard, Orange, southern Volusia, northern Osceola and Seminole counties until 2:15 p.m. Doppler radar was tracking strong thunderstorms from near Walt Disney World to Orlando and Kissimmee to Christmas and Titusville. 1 comment

  4. FSA glitches argue for greater flexibility: EditorialRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday | The Orlando Sentinel

    ... schools including Seminole High School in Sanford to reschedule computer testing for some 740 students, Seminole County School Board members said, "Enough." If the state has lost Seminole - one of the state's high-performing school districts in a ...


  5. Anita Smithey verdict: Was justice served in husband's shooting death?Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday Apr 24 | CBS News

    Did a Florida wife stand her ground and kill her estranged husband after an alleged rape or was it a cold-hearted murder? On Nov. 20, 2014, a jury in Seminole County, Florida, took less than three hours to convict Anita Smithey of second-degree murder. Anita admits she shot and killed her estranged husband, Robert Cline, but, she says, he was raping her and she thought he was going to kill her.


  6. Dying fish in Longwood lake have residents worried about the causeRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Apr 25 | WFTV Orlando

    Dying fish along the shores of Lake Searcy in Seminole County have some residents concerned about what might be in the water. Sean Maltby said he lives where he does for the beauty of the area.


  7. Seminole plans to sell S.R. 436 parcel to buy land near sports complexRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Apr 25 | The Orlando Sentinel

    A development company is offering Seminole County $1.5 million for a vacant one-acre parcel along one of the busiest stretches of highway in Central Florida to build a restaurant or convenience store. In turn, Seminole County will use most of that sale money to buy 12 acres of old citrus groves near the Orlando Sanford International Airport to eventually expand the county's future sports complex.


  8. Wekiva River 'bridge to nowhere' still stands after nearly 60 yearsRead the original story

    Friday Apr 24 | The Orlando Sentinel

    ... the lazy Wekiva River through its miles of mossy oaks, ferns, gators and palms, they'll come upon one of Seminole County 's quirkiest sites. Countless thrill seekers have used it as a launching pad into the river. Couples have asked to be married ...


  9. Seminole County to close Lake Howell Road to replace bridgeRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Apr 24 | The Orlando Sentinel

    If you plan driving in south Seminole County near Winter Park or Maitland, keep in mind that construction crews on Monday will close a portion of Lake Howell Road for several months to replace the bridge over Howell Creek. About 20,500 vehicles use the 25-foot-long concrete bridge every day.


  10. '48 Hours' examines Oviedo murderRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Apr 23 | The Orlando Sentinel

    Anita Smithey said she shot her abusive husband in 2010 while he was raping her in bed, but a jury disagreed CBS' "48 Hours" this weekend will explore the saga of an Oviedo woman given a 40-year sentence in the second-degree murder of her estranged husband. But a Seminole County jury in November agreed with prosecutors that Smithey and Robert Cline III were having consensual sex when she became angry and shot him twice.


  11. Babysitter's criminal charges droppedRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Apr 22 | Click Orlando

    Criminal charges have been dropped for a Seminole County babysitter accused of turning her back on a baby who drowned in a bathtub. Investigators said Mariah Berry left an 8-month-old boy and his 2-year-old sister in a bathtub alone for an hour in July 2012.


  12. Judge tosses case against low-IQ babysitter in tot's deathRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Apr 22 | The Orlando Sentinel

    ... also unattended in the bathroom. Berry, who has an IQ of about 65, was not immediately released from the Seminole County jail, but that's only because she has nowhere to go, said Cheney Mason, one of her defense attorneys. She had left the child ...


  13. Lake Howell Road Bridge Replacement/Detour scheduled to begin April 27, 2015Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Apr 22 | City of Casselberry

    ... website into one central location, giving you greater control over how you connect with your community . Seminole County will be reconstructing the Lake Howell Road Bridge just south of Lake Howell Lane. Expect detours until approximately October ...


  14. Agrihood is clever marketing for east OrangeRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Apr 20 | The Orlando Sentinel

    ... buy is only zoned for one home per 10 acres. So is a large piece of land north of Lake Pickett Road to the Seminole County line, where another developer wants to build nearly 2,000 homes. There's little argument that adding 5,000 homes east of the ...


  15. Local governments battle industry attempt to shift utility costsRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Apr 20 | The Orlando Sentinel

    Local governments are fighting legislation that could make them financially responsible for moving utility equipment when a road is widened, an intersection is improved or a sidewalk is built. Currently, the utilities are responsible for moving power lines, sewer pipes and other infrastructure in public rights of way and easements whenever road work demands it.


  16. Osceola weighs protecting nature in future metropolisRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Apr 20 | The Orlando Sentinel

    ... it takes in 290,000 acres of mostly roadless landscape - an area far larger, for example, than all of Seminole County. Last year, the church acquired 380,000 acres of mostly agricultural land in the Panhandle. Although construction would be years ...


  17. Cops: Passenger urinated in streetRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Apr 20 | Click Orlando

    ... on charges of indecent exposure of sexual organs and possession or use of drug equipment. According to the Seminole County Sheriff's Office, a deputy on routine patrol near Lake of the Woods Boulevard and U.S. Highway 17-92 spotted two vehicles ...


  18. Local unemployment rates drop, remain among lowest in stateRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Apr 17 | Northwest Florida Daily News

    March was a good month for the local economy as unemployment rates improved throughout Northwest Florida.


  19. Winter Springs' Kevin Smith on economic development and maintaining the city's charmRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Apr 17 | Business Journal

    This Friday's centerpiece story in Orlando Business Journal's weekly print edition introduces you to 10 people in Seminole County who are good to know if you want to do business there.


  20. Seminole to bring foreign languages to all elementary schoolsRead the original story

    Friday Apr 17 | The Orlando Sentinel

    ... ask directions and introduce themselves - all in Mandarin Chinese. Her students are on the leading edge of a Seminole County push to teach foreign languages at the elementary-school level. In the fall, the district plans to offer either Spanish, ...