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Apr

Chuluota residents upset over proposed development, The Grow

The Grow will feature gardens and farmers markets. 

No one in the small community of Chuluota, sitting right near the Seminole and Orange County border, wants the Lake Pickett South project, or ‘The Grow,’ to come in, according to community activist Teddy Mello. And multiple residents spoke to the Sanford Herald in near-universal opposition to the big development. But after it was revived and retroactively approved by Gov.

Sat
21
Apr

State officials seek more victims in Lake Mary insurance fraud case

A Lake Mary insurance agent was arrested April 6 for years of fraud in which he stole $61,954 in insurance premiums between 2011 and 2018. Now, state officials want to know if anyone else had fallen victim to his crimes.

Sat
21
Apr

Rape suspect arrested again for child abuse

Wendell De La Rosa

A man who was arrested in March for sexually assaulting a 15-year-old is back in jail after police say he repeatedly beat and tortured his girlfriend’s 2-year-old son. Wendell “Bam Bam” De La Rosa, 19, was arrested March 30 for an incident that occurred in November in Winter Park. A 15-year-old reported to police in November that she and De La Rosa had walked to a cemetery nearby her home.

Sat
21
Apr

Couple arrested for multiple car burglaries

A married couple, Jason and Barbara Mullane, were arrested in multiple car burglary cases on Wednesday, the Seminole County Sheriff’s Office reported. The case began on April 9, when deputies were alerted to a burglary at 400 Gold Medal Court in Seminole County.

Sat
21
Apr

Sanford Police unveils Little Free Library at Public Safety Building

Officer Michael Hernandez reads to students from Goldsboro Elementary.

With their new Little Free Library, the Sanford Police Department are hoping to enrich the lives of children in the area with books. On Thursday, they celebrated the official opening of the Little Free Library at the police station at 815 Historic Goldsboro Blvd., welcoming a first grade class from Goldsboro Elementary to commemorate.

Wed
18
Apr

Allegiant calls 60 Minutes report ‘unfortunate,’ ‘one-sided narrative’

Allegiant unveiled one of its new Airbuses last year in Sanford.

A 60 Minutes story that aired Sunday alleged that Allegiant Air has a history of persistent mechanical errors on their planes.
Allegiant is the primary airline that operates out of the Orlando Sanford International Airport. Last year, the airline rolled out the first of 12 new A320 Airbus aircrafts they say will improve transportation all around.

Wed
18
Apr

Casselberry man sets house on fire after receiving eviction notice

George Hamilton

Casselberry Police arrested a man Friday after they said he tried to burn his home down after finding out he was being evicted. 

Wed
18
Apr

Oak Avenue downtown to receive new streetscape

Construction has begun on Oak Avenue for the new streetscape. 

A new streetscape project will begin on Oak Avenue on Monday April 23 and take up much of the rest of 2018.
But the street will come out vastly improved, the City of Sanford said, sporting new bricks, curb and sidewalk along Oak Avenue from 1st Street to 3rd Street.

Wed
18
Apr

Sanford CRA approves loan subsidy amendment for 115 West Development LLC

The Sanford Community Redevelopment Agency approved a loan subsidy contract amendment for 115 West Development LLC, which owns a chunk of buildings in downtown Sanford, at a special meeting Monday.

Sat
14
Apr

Felon caught by police trying to steal $9K in iPads

Sanford Police arrested a man, who had just been released from the Orange County jail, attempting to steal more than $9,000 in iPads this week during an undercover retail theft operation. 

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