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Public Works Crews Quickly Respond to Tropical Storm Nicole

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Linemen work on electric lines on Spring Lake Road in Fruitland Park, Fla., on Thursday, Nov. 10, 2022, after Hurricane Nicole hit Central Florida. (Stephen M. Dowell/Orlando Sentinel via AP)
Linemen work on electric lines on Spring Lake Road in Fruitland Park, Fla., on Thursday, Nov. 10, 2022, after Hurricane Nicole hit Central Florida. (Stephen M. Dowell/Orlando Sentinel via AP)

ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. – With the worst effects from Tropical Storm Nicole exiting Central Florida, Orange County Public Works is responding to issues across the County. Crews were mobilized as early as conditions allowed.

There have been no reports of localized flooding to County-maintained roads, local residents’ homes, or structures. As of midday Thursday, no roads were closed due to flooding.

Pump stations in the Orlo Vista and Bonnie Brook communities continue to run as needed. That also includes pumps located in Lake Anderson, Swann Lake, Verona Park, Shadow Bay, Phillips Pond, Dwarf Lake, Woodsmere and Cypress Springs.

Crews have responded to downed trees that blocked portions of Plymouth Sorrento Road (north of U.S. 441), Kaley Avenue between Peel Avenue and Bumby Avenue, and the Kelly Park entrance roadway.

County debris contractors are conducting a damage assessment to determine the storm impact and ascertain the amount of any additional debris. Debris removal efforts are scheduled to resume on Friday, November 11, 2022.

Residents are encouraged to report any issues to 311.

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FDLE to investigate Orange County Sheriff’s Office in custody death of woman

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ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN) – According to the Orange County Sheriff’s Office that on February 20, 2024, at around 3 a.m., deputies responded to 11100 block of Crystal Glen Boulevard in reference to a woman knocking on doors and displaying erratic behavior in the area. When a deputy arrived on scene, they heard breaking glass, which was later determined to be the woman throwing a large paver stone through the window of a residence.

The first deputy on scene made contact with the woman, who began to fight with that deputy. As back up deputies arrived, they were able to secure the woman, who then became unresponsive. Deputies rendered aid and the woman was transported to the hospital where she was later pronounced deceased.

The Florida Department of Law Enforcement is investigating this in custody death and will turn over its findings to the State Attorney’s Office for review. Once that process is completed, OCSO will conduct its own internal investigation.

The deputies involved are on temporary, paid administrative leave. This is all the information we have for release at this time.

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Senator Geraldine Thompson Hosts Gospel Concert in Celebration of African American History Month

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State Senator Geraldine Thompson speaks during a Senate Judiciary Committee meeting on Opening Day of the 2023 Legislative Session at the Florida State Capitol Tuesday, March 7, 2023. Photo: J. Willie David III/Florida National News.

Orlando, Fla. – All are invited to an evening of music hosted by Senator Geraldine F. Thompson (D-Orlando) and The Wells Built Museum of African American History and Culture. In keeping with the theme for African American History Month, African Americans and the Arts, we invite you to join us for a gospel concert featuring Maurette Brown Clark, who recently received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the President of the United States for her contribution to gospel and her ability to lift the spirits of people throughout America. Maurette Brown Clark released the highly acclaimed song, “I Just Wanna Praise You” and is a recipient of the Stellar Awards.

What: The Return: Gospel Concert

When: Saturday, February 24, 2024

7:30pm-9:00pm

Where: Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Institutional Church

535 W. Washington St. Orlando, Florida 32801

 

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Orlando Police Arrests Shawn Patrick Spencer III for Homicide

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ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN) – According to Orlando Police, on January 30, 2024, at approximately 1:14 p.m., Orlando Police officers responded to the Jernigan Gardens apartments located in the 1400 block of Mercy Drive in reference to a shooting.

The investigation revealed that this shooting began as a Home Invasion/Armed Burglary that led to the resident firing at the suspect. Upon arrival, officers located an individual in the breezeway with a gunshot wound. This individual, identified as Kevin Dewayne Hodges (B/M, 18yoa), succumbed to his injuries.

Source: Orlando Police

Orlando Police Homicide Detectives have charged Shawn Patrick Spencer III (B/M 18yoa) with Homicide-Murder while engaged in Burglary and Armed Burglary of a Dwelling with a Firearm in connection to this shooting.

Today, Spencer III was picked up and taken into custody by the Orlando Police Department’s Fugitive Investigative Unit.

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