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Man faces kidnapping charge after deputies say he lured girl

Sep. 29, 2020 4:48 PM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A 26-year-old man is accused of arranging to kidnapping an 11-year-old central Florida girl he met over social media, sheriff's officials said. The girl was reported missing from her home in Apopka on Saturday, and found hours with Ronald Greene hours later in Florida's Panhandle,...

Los Angeles Lakers head coach Frank Vogel, center, watches the action during the first half of an NBA conference final playoff basketball game between the Lakers and the Denver Nuggets Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

At long last, Lakers' Frank Vogel set to see the NBA Finals

Sep. 27, 2020 11:51 PM EDT

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Los Angeles Lakers coach Frank Vogel was smiling when he was asked what it felt like to finally reach the NBA Finals for the first time, after getting into the league in 2001. “I actually came in in ’98,” Vogel said, offering a polite correction. Either...

Police: Florida woman stabs boyfriend, hit by truck and dies

Sep. 27, 2020 10:07 AM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Florida authorities say a woman stabbed her boyfriend on an interstate highway, and then was killed when she ran in front of a tractor trailer truck early Saturday. The Orange County Sheriff's Office reports the 30-year-old woman and her 27-year-old boyfriend got into an argument and...

Los Angeles Lakers' LeBron James (23) talks with players as confetti falls after the Lakers beat the Denver Nuggets in an NBA conference final playoff basketball game Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. The Lakers won 117-107 to win the series 4-1. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

James, Lakers beat Nuggets in Game 5 to reach NBA Finals

Sep. 27, 2020 1:14 AM EDT

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — LeBron James wore out the path to the NBA Finals in the Eastern Conference, making annual trips out of Miami and Cleveland. Now he's the best in the West. And for the first time in a decade, so are the Los Angeles Lakers. James punctuated his 27th postseason triple-double with...

Deputies: Young child fatally shot in Orlando neighborhood

Sep. 23, 2020 10:07 AM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A young child was fatally shot in an Orlando neighborhood on Tuesday night, sheriff's officials said. A 911 caller reported shots being fired around 9:30 p.m. and deputies arrived at the scene a short time later. They found the child, who had died at the scene, according to the Orange...

Denver Nuggets' Jamal Murray (27) celebrates sinking a 3-point basket as Los Angeles Lakers' Anthony Davis (3) and head coach Michael Malone, right rear, look on during the second half of Game 3 of the NBA basketball Western Conference final Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Murray, Nuggets hang on in Game 3, cut Lakers' lead to 2-1

Sep. 23, 2020 12:49 AM EDT

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — They had just lost a playoff heartbreaker, and two nights later the Denver Nuggets quickly went from in control to in trouble. Escaping trouble is what these Nuggets do best. “Everybody always has us packing our bags and leaving, but we’re not ready to...

Deputies arrest teacher in death of boy left in hot car

Sep. 22, 2020 12:36 PM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — An Orlando elementary school teacher is accused of manslaughter in the death of a toddler she left in her car while she worked earlier this month, sheriff's officials said. Orange County Sheriff's deputies arrested Dougkindra Wallace, 34, Monday in charges of aggravated manslaughter...

Mueller, Orlando City beat Fire 4-1, extend unbeaten streak

Sep. 19, 2020 9:46 PM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Chris Mueller had a goal and an assist, Luís Carlos “Nani” Almeida da Cunha also scored, and Orlando City beat the Chicago Fire 4-1 on Saturday. Mueller cut back to evade a defender and scored on a left-footer that deflected off Chicago's Álvaro Medrán...

Florida's unemployment rate drops to 7.4% amid pandemic

Sep. 18, 2020 1:15 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Florida’s unemployment rate dropped to 7.4% in August, a sharp decline from July, when it was 11.4%, according to state statistics released Friday. Jobless claims are still high, however, as Floridians and businesses attempt to inch back to economic health during the...

Official rips critics for attack on daughter with COVID-19

Sep. 18, 2020 9:46 AM EDT

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A Florida county commissioner is firing back at an anti-mask critic who took to social media, claiming to show the official's hypocrisy for pushing coronavirus safety precautions on the public while letting her COVID-19 positive daughter defy them. After Palm Beach County...