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Florida law enforcement is investigating a scene at a Polk County gasoline station where a drug deal Tuesday afternoon ended with a murder and a robbery.
The end of the 2020 Atlantic Hurricane Season is just six days away but one more name could be added to the record setting list as the National Hurricane Center increases the odds for development of a system just east of Florida.
Orange County will be reopening its online portal application Tuesday morning granting residents affected by COVID-19 a chance to get a one time $1,000 stimulus check.
As Seminole County continues to lead the state in prosecuting overdose deaths as murder cases, pinning a possible life in prison sentence on the person who provided or sold the fatal drugs, some have started to question the effect on the community. Public defenders and drug policy experts say the charges have not targeted high-level drug dealers, often low level sellers who are addicts themselves, or friends who happened to provide the fentanyl-laced heroin, unbeknownst to them. They also say these prosecutions encourage people not to call 911 during an overdose, fearing a murder charge, and don't stop the flow of drugs into the community. But Seminole County prosecutors and law enforcement -- who are now helping steer other regions policy on overdose investigations, like in Orlando --have said this is just one aspect of their response to the opioid epidemic
Two men suspected of breaking into a St. Cloud family’s home earlier this month were identified after the victim found a bag they’d left behind with a name tag attached to it, records show.