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‘Incredibly nasty’ botflies invade Seminole County yard

SOURCE: SEMINOLE COUNTY, Fla. – A Winter Springs resident discovered what appeared to be a sick-looking squirrel resting on her window ledge, prompting a lot of questions. Rene, who asked that News 6 does not use her last name, described the squirrel’s infected tumor-looking wounds as “incredibly nasty.” “They were literally nasty, just hanging off their side,” Rene… Keep Reading

Seminole County Commissioners to Consider Possible Plastic Ban

SOURCE: SEMINOLE COUNTY, Fla. — Seminole County could soon have a ban on plastic. County Commissioner Lee Constantine has asked county officials to do preliminary research on a potential ban that would prohibit vendors from using plastic cups, straws, and other items at county parks and facilities. Several Florida cities, including Orlando, have passed similar bans to… Keep Reading

Friends urged DUI driver going 100 mph to slow down prior to crash that killed 1, Seminole deputies say

SOURCE: Orlando Sentinel A Casselberry man who crashed while driving drunk at speeds over 100 mph, killing a 22-year-old passenger, was arrested Thursday on a DUI manslaughter charge, according to authorities. Isaiah Nicholas Leader, 20, also faces charges of DUI with serious bodily injury and reckless driving in the early-morning June 4 crash that killed… Keep Reading

Father, son die in Seminole County house fire

SOURCE: SEMINOLE COUNTY, Fla. – A woman was able to escape but two men died when a house in Seminole County caught fire Sunday morning. Seminole County Fire Department officials said the flames were reported around 3:50 a.m. in the 100 block of Nicole Lane in unincorporated Longwood. SCFD Lt. Paula Thompson said flames were coming… Keep Reading

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