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1 seriously injured in Titusville shooting

<p> One person was seriously injured in a Titusville shooting on Tuesday afternoon.</p><p> A man was shot in the chest in the area of Queen Street and Elizabeth Avenue in Titusville just after 4:30 p.m., according to police.</p><p> The victim was airlifted to a hospital. It's not clear what his condition is. </p><p> Police haven't said if a shooter is sought.</p><p> Anyone with information about this case is asked to call Crimeline at 1-800-423-TIPS.</p><p> Check back for more on this developing story.</p>

Published: Tue, 21 Apr 2015 23:02:43 GMT

Officers jump into pool to save woman after husband doused her with gas, police say

<p> Kissimmee police officers saved a domestic violence victim's life on Tuesday afternoon when they stopped a man from setting his wife on fire and drowning her in a pool.</p><p> [AUDIO: Warning, content may be graphic: <a href="/news/audio-911-call-released/32489568" target="_blank">911 call released</a> ]</p><p> </p><p> Police said they were called to a domestic incident at 2 p.m. in the area of Mill Run Boulevard and found a man armed with a knife.</p><p> The woman was in the bathroom with her 24-year-old daughter when she called 911.</p><p> "He has a knife. He wants to kill me," the woman told dispatchers, screaming.</p><p> The man had doused the victim with gasoline and was trying to set her on fire when officers approached him, according to the report.</p><p> Police said the man then tried to drown the victim in the pool while continuing to douse her in gasoline, prompting officers to jump in the pool and separate the two.</p><p> The man was taken into custody and the victim was taken to a hospital. They aren't being identified by police.</p><p> Police said the man also had doused the home in gasoline, which is being decontaminated. </p><p> It's not clear if the man had been plotting to kill his wife or if it was a fit of rage.</p>

Published: Tue, 21 Apr 2015 22:55:30 GMT

Developer offers to build 5 schools in east Orange County

<p> A developer has offered to build five schools in east Orange County at a meeting on Tuesday where county officials will vote on a plan for a new middle school in Avalon Park.<br/></p><p> </p><p> Orange County Public Schools presented a proposal to county commissioners to build a new middle school on a 17-acre site off Timber Springs Boulevard.  The new school would provide relief for Avalon Middle School, which is currently nearly double its capacity.</p><p> At the meeting, Avalon Park developer Beat Kahli offered to build five schools including a relief school in Avalon Park that would open in 2016.</p><p> "We have a problem in East Orlando, we have a school overcrowding problem," Kahli said. " What is the plain, the plan is simple, we want to build you a relief school in Avalon Park and we want to open it in 2016."</p><p> Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs thanked Kahli for the offer and said she would like to meet with Kahli and the school board chair to discuss it further.</p><p> The public meeting then continued with dozens of parents and teachers speaking about school overcrowding.</p><p> According to the Orlando Sentinel, a county development committee has recommended a no vote for the school, saying the proposed site is too small.  The committee also has concerns about traffic in the area.<br/></p><p> Check back with and watch Local 6 News for more on this story.<br/><br/></p>

Published: Tue, 21 Apr 2015 21:30:06 GMT

Man jumped fence at Universal to get into park for free, Orange County deputies say

<p> An Orange County man was arrested after deputies say he jumped a fence at Universal Studios to get into the park for free.</p><p> Sean Englemann, 41, has been charged with stealing passage to amusements in the Sunday incident.</p><p> Deputies said Englemann was caught by loss prevention officers climbing over a fence near the guest services entrance Sunday afternoon.</p><p> Englemann was arrested by Orange County Sheriff's Office and booked in jail.</p>

Published: Tue, 21 Apr 2015 22:05:18 GMT

Man urinated in Hard Rock Hotel ice machine, Orlando police say

<p> A man from England has been charged after he was accused of urinating in an ice machine at Hard Rock Hotel, according to the Orlando Police Department.</p><p> The incident happened around 12 a.m. Tuesday at the hotel at 5800 Universal Blvd.</p><p> A security officer told police that he was approached by a guest in the lobby who informed him there was a very intoxicated guest in the hotel. The security officer was taken by the guest to the intoxicated person, identified by police as Andrew Wood, 41.</p><p> The security officer approached Wood and saw him urinating in an ice machine, the arrest report said.</p><p> Police said the security officer attempted several times to get the guest to identify himself and tell him what room he was staying in.</p><p> The guest refused to identify himself and became very uncooperative and combative, and was becoming very loud and disturbing hotel guests, according to Orlando police. That is when the security officer called Orlando police.</p><p> When police arrived, an officer noticed Wood was extremely intoxicated, with the odor of alcohol emanating from him, and was having random outbursts, authorities said.</p><p> The police officer told Wood to stay in his hotel room for the night because of his actions or he would be placed under arrest for disorderly conduct in a public establishment. Police said Wood refused to stay in his room and continued to be disruptive in the hallway.</p><p> Wood was then arrested and taken to jail, where he continued to be disruptive in the jail and was booked by jail staff, police said.</p><p> Local 6 has learned Wood has posted bond, which was set at $1,000.</p>

Published: Tue, 21 Apr 2015 21:58:23 GMT

Oviedo police search for vandal who drove on golf course

<p> Oviedo police are searching for a vandal who caused nearly $10,000 in damage by driving on a golf course.</p><p> The vandalism was reported at Twin Rivers Golf Club on Ekana Drive sometime between Friday night and Saturday morning.</p><p> Police said someone drove their car onto the club's golf course and left behind tread marks on the fairways, tee boxes and sandtraps.</p><p> Contact Oviedo police at 407-971-5714 if you have any information on the vandalism.</p>

Published: Tue, 21 Apr 2015 21:00:35 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: Tue, 21 Apr 2015 16:33:22 GMT

Notable food recalls

<p> After weeks of gradual recalls, Blue Bell Creameries is now pulling all of its products off the shelves. Here are other notable food recalls that made headlines.</p>

Published: Tue, 21 Apr 2015 14:18:54 GMT

Woman shocked Walmart guards with stun gun, Florida police say

<p> Palm Bay police are searching for a woman who shocked two Walmart security guards with a stun gun, according to authorities.</p><p> The incident happened Monday as two employees were trying to detain three people captured on store surveillance cameras appearing to steal several items from the store on Malabar Road.  Two of the people fled the store, but a woman started fighting with the guards, police said.</p><p> The woman "began battering the store employees ultimately using a stun gun on the pair in order to make her escape," police said. </p><p> It's not known if the workers suffered any serious injuries.</p><p> The woman then fled the store with the other two culprits in a silver four-door Hyundai. </p><p> Anyone with information about the woman is urged to call Crimeline at 800-423-TIPS.</p>

Published: Tue, 21 Apr 2015 22:04:00 GMT

Weather officials say EF1 tornado damaged Central Florida homes

<p> The National Weather Service confirmed Tuesday that an EF1 tornado touched down in Marion County, toppling several trees and <a href="/news/pics-marion-county-storm-damage/32475494" target="_blank">damaging dozens of homes</a>.</p><p> [TRACK STORMS WITH FREE STORM TRACKING APP:  <a href="" target="_blank">iPhone</a> | <a href="" target="_blank">Android</a>]</p><p> Strong storms ripped through Central Florida on Monday, causing serious damage to about 60 homes in the Oak Run and Palm Cay subdivisions in Ocala.  Weather officials said winds reached up to 90 mph during the storm.</p><p> NWS meteorologist Peter Wolf said visible "twisting in trees and damage pointed toward a center of rotation."</p><p> "This one is very clear that the damage is circular and convergent.  (It) definitely was a brief tornado," Wolf said.  "We've also had one person who said they saw the rotating cloud coming across the area as well, so that helps to confirm it as well."</p><p> Wolf said conditions were not favorable for a tornado, but he said thunderstorms can sometimes locally change the environment.</p><p> "I think that's what happened here.  It was a very brief spin-up that occurred, and it weakened as fast as it developed," Wolf said.</p><p> Cleanup efforts in the neighborhoods began Monday night and continued Tuesday.</p><p> </p><p> Severe thunderstorm warnings were issued Monday afternoon for most of Central Florida.</p><p> Monday's storms came a day after high winds ripped part of the roof off Dayspring Community Church in Apopka, and thousands were left without power in Central Florida.</p><p> "It just picked up real fast, it literally, I hear a couple cracks of lightning, thunder and then, all of a sudden, it started blowing like crazy," said Chuck Richardson, a parishioner at the church.</p><p> </p><p> Tuesday will be a much less active day, Local 6 meteorologist Tom Sorrells said, with the high bouncing back to 89 degrees and a 20 percent chance of showers.</p><p> Wednesday's high will be 87, with rain chances reaching 40 percent. </p><p> On Thursday, the high will be 85, with a 40 percent chance of rain. </p><p> Friday, Saturday, and Sunday all look alike -- warmer than normal days and a 20 to 30 percent chance of rain each day.</p><p> [MORE:  <a href="" target="_blank">Active alerts</a> | <a href="" target="_blank">Radar</a> | <a href="" target="_blank">Forecast</a> |<a href="" target="_blank">SHARE your photos</a>]</p><p> Our stretch of warmer than normal days has now reached day 21. The normal high has moved to 83 for this day in April.</p><p> </p>

Published: Tue, 21 Apr 2015 22:46:57 GMT

Winter Garden man wanted in death of his mother arrested in Lake County

<p> The Winter Garden man wanted in the death of his mother was arrested in Lake County on Monday.</p><p> Michael Scott Shemansky was named a suspect in the death of 57-year-old Sandra Shemansky, whose body was found at the home they shared on West Colonial Drive.</p><p> Jail records show Michael Shemansky was arrested in Mascotte late Monday night and booked into Lake County Jail at 3 a.m. Tuesday on first-degree murder charges.</p><p> Police said Michael Shemansky was arrested after making contact with a Lake County resident for medical assistance. A mugshot showed Michael Shemansky with facial injuries, but police said the injuries happened before he was apprehended and he refused to report what had happened to him.</p><p> Local 6 learned that Michael Shemansky failed to show up for a supervised visit with his son the day his mother was discovered dead, said an attorney for Michael Shemansky's estranged wife.</p><p> Police said they found Sandra Shemansky dead after a well-being check was requested Saturday by an out-of-state family member.  According to the report, the initial investigation revealed there was foul play in Sandra Shemansky's death and that her son was the suspect.</p><p> "My biggest concern is that he might come back," said Natalie Randall, who lives next door to the family at the Winter Garden RV Resort.</p><p> Police said Michael Shemansky has a history of bipolar mental illness, was Baker Acted for a suicide attempt, and currently is on parole for battery on law enforcement.</p><p> Neighbors said Sandra Shemansky was in Florida to help her son through a divorce and was often seen driving him to places he needed to go.</p><p> Two years ago, Michael Shemansky's wife filed a domestic violence injunction against him, said her attorney, Diana Knowles Dunlop.</p><p> Dunlop told Local 6 that a court had just allowed him to regain supervised visits with their young son, but Michael Shemansky never showed up for that visit Saturday.</p><p> "His mom wouldn't allow him to go," said neighbor, Nathan Tanner. "She said because she didn't want him to have no more trouble through the courts."</p><p> Police Lt. Scott Allen said investigators recovered the murder weapon but are not releasing how Sandra Shemansky died. Allen said investigators believe the homicide happened between late Friday and early Saturday. </p><p> <br/></p>

Published: Tue, 21 Apr 2015 16:15:38 GMT

Man exposes himself, performs sex act in front of woman jogging in Deltona

<p> A 50-year-old woman came face to face with a man who exposed himself and performed a sex act while she was jogging in Volusia County, authorities said.</p><p> The incident occurred around 11:30 p.m. Sunday near the intersection of Tassel Terrace and Fort Smith Boulevard in Deltona.</p><p> According to the Volusia County Sheriff's Office, the woman said she was jogging when she saw a man in his 20s wearing a dark-colored sweatshirt and jeans sitting on a nearby bus stop bench.</p><p> The woman said the man suddenly got up and blocked the sidewalk while exposing himself and performing a sex act, according to the Sheriff's Office.</p><p> "I would never believe anything like that would happen out here," said Erik Guarino, whose house is feet away from the bus stop.</p><p> The woman said she made eye contact with the man before she ran away and called her husband to pick her up, according to deputies.</p><p> "I figured because it's on a main road it would be a lot safer, but apparently not," said Gerrica Roundtree, who lives across the street.</p><p> The woman's husband picked her up, and they said a black pickup truck, possibly a Ford F-150 with a lift kit and large tires, pulled in front of them, according to the Sheriff's Office. The woman said she remembered seeing a similar pickup parked in a grassy area near a retention pond when she began her run, according to authorities.</p><p> The woman was not injured.</p><p> Residents told Local 6 that they're now on high alert, even stepping up security.</p><p> "I don't want to go outside late night," Roundtree said.</p><p> Residents also said that Fort Smith Boulevard is very dark at night and should have more light.</p><p> "You know, a lot of us got children. I wouldn't want nothing like that to happen to my daughter," said Guarino. "I'm going to put up some sensor lights now. You never know people like that could be looking in your back window. It's so dark out here you'd never know."</p><p> A detailed description of the assailant was not provided. The Sheriff's Office told Local 6 is plans to add more patrols to the area.</p><p> Watch Local 6 News and stay with for more on this story.</p>

Published: Tue, 21 Apr 2015 22:17:44 GMT

Where are 'Full House' stars today?

<p> John Stamos announced that Netflix has ordered up a "Full House" reunion special, followed by a spinoff series called "Fuller House." Let's take a look at where all the stars of the 1990s sitcom are today.</p>

Published: Tue, 21 Apr 2015 14:16:26 GMT