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Fatal crash closes Turnpike in Orange County

SOURCE: ORLANDO, Fla. – A fatal crash involving several vehicles, including a dump truck, has forced the closure of the Florida Turnpike in Orange County, the Florida Highway Patrol said. The crash was reported around 6:45 a.m. Monday in the southbound lanes of the Turnpike. Southbound lanes were closed from State Road 50 to State Road 429, but… Keep Reading

Sex offender accused of abusing juvenile in Florida

SOURCE: OSCEOLA COUNTY, Fla. – A registered sex offender from Maine is accused of abusing a girl in Central Florida on two occasions, according to the Osceola County Sheriff’s Office. Deputies said the juvenile victim reported the abuse Sept. 28. She said Wesley Allan Churchill, a registered sex offender, abused her once in Orange County and once… Keep Reading

Orange County teachers reject controversial contract proposed by district

SOURCE: ORLANDO, Fla. – Almost 5,000 ballots cast by Orange County teachers were counted Monday night at the Classroom Teachers Association headquarters. Teachers have spent almost a month voting on a controversial contract that provides up to $2,000 in raises and cost of living increases. The results came in with 79% (3,843) of teachers voting against the proposal and 21% (1,017) percent… Keep Reading

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