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Disney World opened 50 years ago; these workers never left

Sep. 28, 2021 10:23 AM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Applying to be one of the first workers at Walt Disney World, high school graduate George Kalogridis made a split-second decision that set the course for his life: he picked a room where prospective hotel workers were being hired. Chuck Milam got a...

Troopers: Woman on bicycle killed by racing motorcycle

Sep. 27, 2021 21:04 PM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A Florida woman was fatally injured when a racing motorcycle hit her bicycle, officials said. The crash occurred Sunday afternoon near Orlando, according to a Florida Highway Patrol report. A Suzuki motorcycle and a white BMW...

'Person of interest' in woman's disappearance found dead

Sep. 27, 2021 18:37 PM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Authorities found the body Monday of a maintenance worker who was considered a person of interest in the case of a central Florida college student who has been missing since Friday. Armando Manuel Caballero, 27, was found dead from an apparent...

Braves to face Phils after wild 9th in beating Padres 4-3

Sep. 26, 2021 21:10 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Will Smith struck out the side around three walks in the ninth inning to finish the Atlanta Braves' 4-3 win over the San Diego Padres on Sunday that opened a 2 1/2-game lead over Philadelphia heading into their NL East showdown. Pinch-hitter Orlando...

Man attacks Florida police officers with a brick

Sep. 25, 2021 15:32 PM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A man livestreamed an attack on two Florida police officers, setting up a cellphone before picking up a brick and striking them from behind early Saturday morning, authorities said. Video from the man's phone shows him picking up a brick from behind...

Friday's Scores

Sep. 25, 2021 00:47 AM EDT

PREP FOOTBALL= All Saints 56, Foundation Christian 0 Anclote 30, Brooksville Central 8 Armwood 27, George Steinbrenner 0 Auburndale 35, Bartow 26 Baldwin 33, P.K. Yonge 27, 2OT ...

Mayor: Unvaccinated workers to get reprimands, not fired

Sep. 24, 2021 10:29 AM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Employees of a Florida county where vaccination for COVID-19 is now required for all workers won't be fired for refusing to get the shots, but will receive written reprimands, the county's mayor said. Some workers in Orange County, particularly...

Man convicted of helping kill son's wife dies in prison

Sep. 23, 2021 20:28 PM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man has died in prison about two months after receiving a life sentence for helping his son kill the younger man’s estranged wife. Angel Luis Rivera died Wednesday at the Central Florida Reception Center in Orlando, according to Florida...

Janitor gets 60 years for hiding camera in girls' restroom

Sep. 22, 2021 16:58 PM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A former janitor at a Florida high school has been sentenced to 60 years in prison for hiding a camera in a girls' restroom. Derremy Jerrell Walker, 31, was sentenced Tuesday in Orlando federal court, according to court records. He was convicted in...

New daily virus cases in Florida is lowest since July

Sep. 18, 2021 12:08 PM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Florida reported more than 75,000 cases of COVID-19 over the week, continuing a drop from summer highs when the state battled a fierce surge in infections fueled by the delta variant, according to the latest figures from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. ...