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In a photo provided by the Florida Highway Patrol, a semitruck plowed into the historic Desert Inn in Yeehaw Junction south of Orlando, Fla., early Sunday, Dec. 22, 2019, causing major damage but no apparent injuries. The inn is the centerpiece of Yeehaw Junction, a tiny respite off Florida's Turnpike between South Florida and Orlando. (Florida Highway Patrol via AP)

Semitrailer inflicts major damage on closed Florida landmark

Dec. 22, 2019 1:11 PM EST

YEEHAW JUNCTION, Fla. (AP) — A semitrailer plowed into a historic inn south of Orlando early Sunday, causing major damage but no apparent injuries. Photos show that the truck ran through the wall of the Desert Inn and a portion of the building collapsed around it. The inn closed last year and the Florida...

Citrus spill: Rogue grapefruits halt traffic on Florida road

Dec. 13, 2019 7:08 AM EST

OCOEE, Fla. (AP) — Traffic came to a citrusy standstill when nearly 1,000 grapefruits spilled from a delivery truck onto the Florida Turnpike in Orange County, authorities said. The fruit-hauling truck was traveling on the turnpike Wednesday afternoon when crates inside the vehicle broke, Florida Highway...

Rapper Saucy Santana shot, wounded in Florida drive-by

Dec. 11, 2019 8:16 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — The rapper known as Saucy Santana said he was one of three people shot and wounded during a drive-by shooting near Miami early Wednesday morning. The shooting occurred around 4 a.m. on an Interstate 95 entrance ramp, the Florida Highway Patrol said. A white Chevy sedan pulled up alongside the...