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On Flea Worlda ss last day of business, many regular customers came to say goodbye to their favorite vendors. Sunday August 30, 2015.

 

A 2-year-old boy who was found unresponsive in a pond at a Sanford apartment complex on Aug. 22 has died, police say. Sanford police were called around 7 p.m. to Charleston Club Apartments off Lake Mary Boulevard near State Road 417 for the unresponsive boy.

 

Penny Jones, the former foster mom of Tariji Gordon, announces a campaign to change child-welfare laws prior to testifying before the Orange County Domestic Violence & Child Abuse Commission Meeting Friday afternoon. Penny Jones, the former foster mom of Tariji Gordon, announces a campaign to change child-welfare laws prior to testifying before the Orange County Domestic Violence & Child Abuse Commission Meeting Friday afternoon.

 

Don Eslinger, the longest-serving sheriff in Seminole County's history, announced his retirement Wednesday, setting the stage for a rarity in Central Florida politics: an open race for the county's top law-enforcement post. Seminole County Sheriff Don Eslinger announces plans to retire and not seek re-election during a press conference in Sanford, FL on Wednesday, August 26, 2015.

 

August 24-30 is another packed week of great live show choices in Orlando . Music fans can check out a couple of CD release events or choose from the variety of other shows available every night of the week.

 

Pinellas County's not seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for July is 5 percent, just a tad higher than the rate of 4.9 percent reported in June. The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity released the latest numbers Aug. 21. The state's not seasonally adjusted rate also increased from 5.6 percent reported in June to 5.7 percent in July.

 

The Senator, one of the oldest trees in the world, burned more than two years ago in Longwood. Now its remains have been turned into art and are on display through the end of September at the Seminole County History Museum.

 

The unemployment rate in Central Florida - Lake, Orange, Osceola, Seminole and Sumter counties - declined by 1.2 percentage points to 5.2 percent in July compared to the year-ago period, but increased slightly from June's 5.1 percent, a new report from CareerSource Central Florida shows. The region's jobless rate was 0.5 percentage points lower than the state rate of 5.7 percent.

 

Who remembers the shooting of 17-year-old Jordan Davis in Jacksonville, Florida nine months after Trayvon Martin's death in Sanford, Florida? The case received less media play than that of Trayvon Martin but both focused attention on white gun carriers profiling African-Americans as "bad guys" and using Florida's extreme laws to defend themselves. George Zimmerman famously said he felt scared for his life even though he was the stalker and Trayvon Martin was unarmed.

 

Sanford police are searching on Wednesday for the man who used a mallet to break a glass door and tried to rob a gas station. Surveillance video showed the man wearing a T-shirt that said "KEEP CALM AND DRILL ON" break the door and tried to enter the clerk's station behind a locked door.

 

Florida divers find 300-year-old gold coins worth $4.5M It's been quite a summer for treasure-hunting in Florida. Check out this story on wtsp.com: http://on.wtsp.com/1LkOxVJ On July 30 and 31 off the coast of Vero Beach, Brent Brisben and his S/V Capitana crew recovered 350 gold coins worth $4.5 million.

 

A South Florida investment firm paid a hefty price to become the owner of a new Class A apartment complex near the Seminole Towne Center mall. Miami-based Solstice Loop Holdings LLC spent $59 million, or $163,889 per unit, to buy the 360-unit Elan Towne Center apartments at 7951 Solstice Loop on Aug. 1, Seminole County and state records showed.

 

George Zimmerman is selling his latest artworks in honor of a gun store owner who banned Muslims from his shooting range last month. The former neighborhood watchman began painting in the months after he was acquitted of murdering unarmed 17-year-old Trayvon Martin in 2012.

 

Before he says he was saved by Jesus, and even for a few years after, Gene Davenport worked at a couple of dog tracks and took phone calls from distraught wives. "He's losing his paycheck," they would tell him, and Davenport would try to send the men home before too much damage was done.

 

Surveillance video captured a gunman pulling a 72-year-old disabled veteran out of his vehicle, hopping into the vehicle and driving away. Surveillance video captured a gunman pulling a 72-year-old disabled veteran out of his vehicle, hopping into the vehicle and driving away.

 

Police in Sanford, Florida are searching for two men who stole a disabled veteran's car at gunpoint. Victim Lawrence Williams says he is lucky to still have his life.

 

The initial franchise fee for Mellow Mushroom is $50,000. Total investment for franchisees is estimated to cost between $1.5 million and $4 million.

 
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