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Tue
14
Aug

Sanford Police arrest husband for wife’s murder

Sanford Police arrested Elue Watson, of Sanford, for the murder of his wife. He has not been booked into jail yet. 

Alice Watson, 82, was found dead in her home at 100 Sycamore Court in Sanford on Saturday around midnight, in what investigators said was a homicide.

Her husband, Elue Mc Donald Watson, was arrested Monday for her murder.

Tue
14
Aug

Longwood police make arrest in July shooting

Anthony Gonzalez

Longwood police have made an arrest in the deadly July shooting where a man was shot multiple times and crashed his car trying to drive himself to the hospital.

Police said the shooting occurred July 14 in area of Palm Springs Road and S.R. 434. Police initially received a call from a witness who said there were people shooting back and forth in a parking lot in front of a business.

Tue
14
Aug

Sanford commissioners continue Ohio Avenue development discussion

Monday’s City Commission meeting was shortened by several delays on agenda items, most notably the controversial Ohio Avenue development for the third time in just as many meetings.

The reason given at the 4 p.m. workshop was that the developer’s father had been hospitalized recently.

Tue
14
Aug

Seminole County could pursue federal funds for homeless services

Seminole County could be exploring a way to branch away from the Central Florida Continuum of Care (COC), which aims to help the homeless in an organized way.

If they do, they’d be looking to form their own chapter away from the Central Florida one, which encompasses Orange County and Osceola County, as well as the cities of Orlando, Sanford and Kissimmee.

Tue
14
Aug

Central Florida Zoo participates in major release of eastern indigo snakes

Brooke Talley from the Florida Fish & Wildlife Commission releases an Indigo snake. 

Twenty federally threatened eastern indigo snakes have just been released in northern Florida at The Nature Conservancy’s Apalachicola Bluffs and Ravines Preserve (ABRP)as part of a collaborative endeavor to return the native, nonvenomous apex predator to the region.

Sat
11
Aug

Seminole schools will have added security for new school year

Captain Rick Francis serves as School Safety Director for SCPS, and he said the district is implementing several new security measures this year.

Heading into the 2018-19 school year this week, Seminole County officials are showing off new technology they say will make things easier and more efficient in all areas of dealing with school life.

Sat
11
Aug

Local restaurants chip in to help displaced firefighters

Rachel McElroy, second from left, of Horsepower Ranch, and her family, have been helping out Fire Station 42 in Geneva as they've been forced out of their station by a mold outbreak. 

Local businesses are rushing to help the Seminole County Fire Station 42, located on State Road 46 in Geneva, after a mold outbreak forced them out of their building.

Instead, they’ve been working outside from trailers and in the garage area of the building since mid-July. They’ve had no air conditioning and no way to cook meals.

Sat
11
Aug

Animal Services purchases mobile adoption vehicle

The new Adoption Option Trailer at the Seminole County Animal Services building.

An unexpected donation of $30,000 to the Seminole County Animal Services division has resulted in a new mobile animal adoption center that will be making rounds county-wide very soon.

The trailer is officially titled the Adoption Option Trailer, and it will be at CORT Furniture in Winter Park this Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. with a host of dogs and cats for adoption.

Sat
11
Aug

FWC receives applications for ‘BearWise’ funding

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) will be providing up to $500,000 in BearWise funding to local governments to help reduce human-bear conflicts. The funding helps offset some of the costs for residents and businesses to acquire bear-resistant trash cans and dumpsters.

Sat
11
Aug

Sanford man warns of the dangers of mosquito-transmitted viruses after mother gets EEE

Debbie Casey (above) contracted EEE this year, putting her health seriously at risk. 

A mosquito bite changed the life of Taylor County resident Debbie Casey in May of this year, transmitting a disease called Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) to her and rendering her comatose.

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