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License plate reader helps nab ‘America’s Most Wanted’ suspect in Flagler

SOURCE: ClickOrlando.com PALM COAST, Fla. – A man featured on “America’s Most Wanted” is behind bars in Flagler County after running from authorities in Virginia. Officials from the Flagler County Sheriff’s Office said fugitive Michael Eugene Moore peacefully surrendered after a standoff that lasted more than three hours on Beaverdam Lane in Palm Coast. He was then arrested on charges of grand theft and resisting… Keep Reading

Some studies suggest Florida drivers are getting better

SOURCE: Orlando Sentinel At times, it seems as if there are almost as many driving studies as there are drivers, but two of the latest surveys suggest Florida motorists are better than most. Florida ranks 11th among the states with the best drivers, according to Seattle-based QuoteWizard, an online insurance comparison company. Michigan was No. 1.… Keep Reading

‘Oz’ at 80

SOURCE: Orlando Sentinel You may have caught “The Wizard of Oz” many times on television, but it’s different at the movies. “Seeing it on the big screen is very pivotal, no matter how many times you’ve seen it,” says “Oz” expert John Fricke. “Why not on its 80th anniversary? There aren’t this many classic films that… Keep Reading

The Wizard of Oz 80th Anniversary

SOURCE: Fathom Events A special 80th anniversary event is coming to select theaters. In this classic musical fantasy, Judy Garland stars as Dorothy Gale, a young Kansas farm girl who dreams of a land “somewhere over the rainbow.” Dorothy’s dream comes true when she, her dog, Toto, and her family’s house are transported by a… Keep Reading

A group of alligators are frozen in North Carolina

SOURCE: ClickOrlando.com OCEAN ISLE BEACH, N.C. – Alligators in one North Carolina swamp have once again allowed themselves to freeze in place with their noses above the ice. The Charlotte Observer reports The Swamp Park manager George Howard says 18 American alligators froze Monday night and stayed frozen all day Tuesday. He says the alligators seem to sense… Keep Reading

It’s called ‘highway hypnosis,’ does it happen to you?

SOURCE: ClickOrlando.com ORLANDO, Fla. – Driving isn’t something to be taken lightly. When you get behind the wheel, you have one job: driving safely. Through our Driving Change Campaign, News 6 has committed to stop distracted driving and has been an advocate for a tougher law to make texting and driving in Florida a primary offense. You’ve probably heard of, or… Keep Reading

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