Seminole County

Five Things to Know in Florida for July 1

Five Things to Know in Florida for July 1

DAD ADMITS KILLING 6-YEAR-OLD SON WHILE PLAYING VIDEOGAMES James Dearman pleaded guilty Thursday to aggravated manslaughter of a child in the death of his son Jimmy. He faces up to 20 years in prison at a July 28 hearing. A sheriff’s report says Dearman used his weight to pin the boy to the couch where […]

Bear-control law shot down

Bear-control law shot down

No, residents of Santa Rosa won’t be breaking the law by failing to pick up ripe fruit that has fallen from trees or bushes in their yards. County commissioners this week unanimously rejected adopting an ordinance modeled after one in Seminole County that contains such requirements. Despite numerous complaints of black bears being a nuisance, […]

Five Things to Know in Florida for May 11

Five Things to Know in Florida for May 11

SeaWorld Orlando’s new shark-themed coaster opening in June Mako, the park’s first new high-thrill ride in seven years, is being billed as the tallest, longest and fastest roller coaster in Orlando. It opens to park-goers June 10. Mako, named after one of the fastest and most powerful sharks in the ocean, will be the centerpiece […]

FWC commends recently approved Seminole County bear ordinance

FWC commends recently approved Seminole County bear ordinance

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission commends Seminole County on its unanimous vote Tuesday to approve an ordinance that will help deter bears from lingering in Seminole County neighborhoods. The ordinance requires residents to take precautions to remove food attractants such as unsecured garbage and encourages the use of bear-resistant trash receptacles. Read the […]

5 Things to Know in Florida for May 14

5 Things to Know in Florida for May 14

Florida’s hurricane insurance fund strong for storm season Florida’s state-created fund intended to help pay out claims after a hurricane has reached a historic milestone. For the first time ever, the fund is entering a storm season with enough cash and assets on hand to pay off everything it could owe. New estimates show the […]