Group bails out nonviolent inmates unable to pay bond

SOURCE: TAMPA, Fla. – A coalition of religious groups bailed out three Florida men who couldn’t afford to pay for their releases from jail after being charged with nonviolent misdemeanor offenses. The “Father’s Day Bailout” conducted Thursday in Tampa was aimed at shining a spotlight on the problems of people who get stuck in jail… Keep Reading

WaWa video catches failed burglary attempt

SOURCE: OSCEOLA COUNTY, Fla. – A surveillance video and sketch have been released in connection with an investigation into a battery incident that happened Thursday night at a WaWa station. According to a news release, Osceola County sheriff’s deputies went to the WaWa gas station at 2184 East Irlo Bronson Highway after getting a call regarding a… Keep Reading

5 weekend events around Orlando area

SOURCE: If you’re looking for something to do this weekend, give one of these Central Florida events a try. Saturday Juneteenth Music Festival June 15, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Chambers Park Community Center 2380 N. Smith St., Kissimmee  Gone Fishing at Bass Pro Shop June 15 and 16, 1 to 4 p.m. Bass Pro… Keep Reading

St. Cloud City Council unanimously votes to stop treating landfill’s ‘garbage juice

SOURCE: ST. CLOUD, Fla – In a unanimous decision, St. Cloud City Council voted to stop receiving shipments of leachate, a by-product of landfill waste, in light of Waste Connection of Osceola County accepting coal ash from Puerto Rico.  For weeks, homeowners have been sounding the alarms, upset over potential health concerns from the shipments of… Keep Reading

Central Florida residents: You have $305 million in unclaimed property

SOURCE: ORLANDO, Fla. – Forget looking at the bottom of your purse for chump change, Orlando-area residents have $305 million worth of unclaimed property ready to be returned. The office of Jimmy Patronis, Florida chief financial officer, currently holds more than 1.3 million unclaimed property accounts valued at more than $305 million in the Orlando area.… Keep Reading

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