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Orlando police exchange gunfire with carjacking suspect

<p> Orlando Police say one person is in custody and a second is on the run after a traffic stop ended in gunfire early Monday.</p><p> Police say they were trying to stop a car that had been reported stolen during a carjacking over the weekend. Investigators say the suspects pulled into a driveway on Chantelle Road and started to run. That's when police say one of the men started firing at officers. Officers returned fire but say no one was shot.</p><p> Police say they later tracked down and arrested one of the men but couldn't find the second person involved.</p><p> Stay with Local 6 and for updates on this developing story.</p>

Published: Mon, 04 May 2015 08:14:14 GMT

Ocoee home consumed by fire

<p> A family is displaced after a fire consumed their home in Ocoee.</p><p> Orange County Fire Rescue were on scene of the fire at 1641 Glenhaven Circle Sunday morning.</p><p> The home has been searched and no one was located in the home, said OCFR.</p><p> No injuries were reported. The fire marshal has been called to investigate.</p><p> Check back to as the story develops.</p>

Published: Sun, 03 May 2015 22:59:17 GMT

2-year-old boy run over by stolen golf cart

<p> Police say a toddler is OK after he was run over by a stolen golf cart Sunday.</p>

Published: Mon, 04 May 2015 03:38:24 GMT

Cops: 1 dead, 3 hurt in Apopka stabbing

<p> The Orange County Sheriff's Office is investigating a deadly stabbing in Apopka. </p><p> Investigators said they were called to a home on South Apollo Drive just before 4 a.m. Sunday. </p><p> Deputies said when they arrived, they found two women and two men with stab wounds.<br/></p><p> Investigators said all of the victims were taken to Orlando Regional Medical Center, where one of the men died.</p><p> Deputies said the suspect in the stabbings was also at the home when they arrived.<br/></p><p> That 24-year-old man was arrested.  </p><p> <br/></p>

Published: Mon, 04 May 2015 04:10:44 GMT

'I-Drive 360' grand opening Monday

<p> A major attraction getting national attention is about to open on International Drive.</p>

Published: Mon, 04 May 2015 03:37:23 GMT

Atlantic Tropic Season starts early

<p> The National Hurricane Center issued a Special Tropical Weather Outlook Sunday at 10:30 a.m.</p><p> An area of low pressure is forecast to develop near the Bahamas later this week. As it moves slowly northward, it could begin to gradually acquire subtropical characteristics as early as Thursday or Friday. The NHC is calling for a 30 percent chance of formation through the next 5 days, and a zero percent chance for the next 2 days.</p><p> The moisture associated with this developing area of low pressure will bring us a dramatic increase in rain chances Monday night into Tuesday.  Right now, the forecast calls for a 70 percent chance of rain during that time period, dropping to 50 percent by Wednesday.  Winds are forecast to be east 15-20 mph, with gusts in the mid 20s Monday through Tuesday. </p><p> Right now computer models are indicating this system will slow down and stall to our north on Thursday along the coastline of South Carolina before being pushed a touch south toward Jacksonville, Florida, late Saturday into Sunday.</p><p> Right now the biggest impacts for Florida will be heavy rain.</p><p> The National Hurricane Center will not issue another Special Tropical Weather Outlook on this system until 11 a.m. Monday.<br/></p>

Published: Sun, 03 May 2015 22:43:34 GMT

'Star Wars' stars: Where are they now?

<p> Today is national "Star Wars" Day in honor of the pun spoken on this date: "May the forth be with you." Find out what the stars of the blockbuster films are up to today.</p>

Published: Sun, 04 May 2014 12:00:00 GMT

On this day: May 4

<p> Al Capone heads to prison, the first-ever Grammys are presented, the Ohio National Guard opens fire at Kent State, and the Unabomber receives four life sentences, all on this day.</p>

Published: Mon, 04 May 2015 06:00:00 GMT

Teen sought in stepfather's murder

<p> Marion County deputies are searching for a teen accused of shooting his stepdad to death.</p><p> Deputies said they got a 911 call around 11 p.m. Friday reporting a shooting. When they arrived at a home in Marion Oaks they found the victim, Johnathon Thurman, 23, with a gunshot wound. He later died at the hospital, according to investigators.</p><p> Witnesses reported some kind of domestic dispute and told deputies 19-year-old Sidney Ferguson shot his stepfather during the altercation then fled the scene.</p><p> Investigators said Ferguson is considered armed and dangerous. He was last see wearing black basketball shorts and a black shirt.</p><p> Anyone who sees Ferguson is asked to call 911.<br/></p>

Published: Sun, 03 May 2015 04:59:53 GMT

Volusia County consider beach-driving restrictions

<p> The Daytona Beach City Council is considering banning driving on some sections of the area's hard-packed beaches.</p><p> The Daytona Beach News-Journal reports that city leaders will debate a proposal on Thursday that would ban cars from beaches about 1,300 feet behind two, new beach developments.</p><p> Supporters of the plan say it would spur economic develop and help invigorate the beach front. Opponents say the ban is one step toward eroding a century-old tradition of driving on area beaches.<br/></p>

Published: Sun, 03 May 2015 17:48:45 GMT

Trial resumes Monday for couple accused of sex on beach

<p> The trial of a Bradenton couple charged with having sex in the open on a public beach is set to resume on Monday.</p><p> The Bradenton Herald reports that jurors heard graphic testimony on Friday from people who witnessed the couple.</p><p> Elissa Alvarez, 20, and Jose Caballero, 40, are charged with lewd and lascivious exhibition.</p><p> Caballero told jurors that he and Alvarez were not having sex and that witnesses were mistaken.</p><p> Witnesses video tapped the couple and called 911 to complain that the they were acting inappropriately in front of families enjoying a Sunday afternoon at the beach.</p><p> If convicted, they face up to 15 years in prison, $10,000 fines and becoming registered sex offenders.</p>

Published: Sun, 03 May 2015 20:40:27 GMT

Loved ones gather to remember slain woman

<p> Family, friends and co-workers remembered slain Daytona Beach mother of two, Milena Chiri.</p><p> Chiri's mother traveled to Central Florida with family from Costa Rica to say their goodbyes.</p><p> "My aunt was a very lovely person," said Dhaftnee Solano, Chiri's niece. "She was a very nice person. She was a good aunt. She was good at everything that she did."</p><p> Chiri died ended last month, when police said her husband, Johan Chiri, 44, slashed her throat while their two daughters were asleep inside their home.</p><p> He's jailed without bond.</p><p> "It's heartbreaking everything that is happening," Solano said. "She didn't even deserve to die like that. No one deserves to die."</p><p> But as those closest to Milena Chiri gathered to honor her during a memorial they focus on the good.</p><p> "She could clean my house in about two hours and it takes me two days," said Susan Davis, Milena Chiri's friend.</p><p> Davis recalled how meticulous Milena Chiri was in her work as a housekeeper.</p><p> Beyond her career, what friends and family said Milena Chiri did best was provide for her two girls and pass along her happiness to those around her.</p><p> "It's a joy to have known her," Davis said. "She was just always smiling, always happy, cheery??."</p>

Published: Sun, 03 May 2015 05:09:02 GMT

Photos: Recent Fla. mugshots

<p> Here's a look at some of the individuals who have been arrested recently in the Sunshine State.</p>

Published: Thu, 30 Apr 2015 14:28:01 GMT