08/29/2016 03:42 PM
One new non-travel-related case of Zika virus was confirmed in Miami-Dade County on Monday, according to Florida health officials.
The Florida Department of Health said the new Zika case is associated with the Miami Beach investigation.
Monday's new case brings the non-travel-related infections to 43. Locally acquired cases have been reported in Miami-Dade, Palm Beach and Pinellas counties.
Travel-Related Infections of Zika: 545
Non-Travel Related Infections of Zika: 43
Infections Involving Pregnant Women: 75
Health officials said they believe the active ongoing transmission is still occurring within the previously identified Wynwood and Miami Beach areas.
08/29/2016 03:38 PM
Gene Wilder, the star of such comedy classics as "Young Frankenstein" and "Blazing Saddles," has died. He was 83.
Wilder's nephew said Monday that the actor and writer died late Sunday in Stamford, Connecticut from complications from Alzheimer's disease.
The frizzy-haired actor was a master at playing panicked characters caught up in schemes that only a madman such as Mel Brooks could devise, whether reviving a monster in "Young Frankenstein" or bilking Broadway in "The Producers."
But he also knew how to keep it cool as the boozy sheriff in "Blazing Saddles" and as the charming candy man in the children's favorite "Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory."Gene Wilder | PrettyFamous
08/29/2016 02:46 PM
With a possible tropical storm bearing down on the Sunshine State, Central Florida counties are preparing for the impact of the weather system.
"Seminole County is monitoring the tropics," officials said. "Since heavy rains are expected this week, sandbag operations will begin Tuesday, extending through Friday."
Officials said residents can receive up to 30 sandbags.
"Dirt will be provided to fill the bags, but residents need to bring their own shovel," officials said.DAYS: Tuesday - Friday TIMES: 8 a.m. - 7 p.m., weather pending LOCATION: Next to Fire Station 35, 4170 N US Highway 17-92, Sanford, FL 32773
In preparation for Tropical Depression 9, the city of Ocala will open sandbag stations.
"Sandbags will be provided to city residents at no charge. The limit is 10 per resident," officials said. "We will continue to provide updates as they become available."DAYS: Tuesday - Wednesday TIMES: 8 a.m. - 6 p.m. LOCATIONS: Corner of 8th Avenue and 14th Street, just north of Tuscawilla Park and the corner of State Road 40 and Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard, just east of the Hampton Center
Other Central Florida counties have not yet provided any specifics.
08/29/2016 02:32 PM
It's the closest thing to drive-thru grocery shopping, and Walmart customers in Orlando are asking for more.
A convenient pick-up service at Walmart stores offers shoppers the option of filling up their carts online, selecting a preferred time slot, and driving up to receive their groceries without ever leaving their cars.
After opening four pick-up locations in the Orlando area, Walmart will double the number of locations with the service. Shoppers at the store on East Colonial Drive said they prefer the drive-up service over other delivery options.
"I thought it was a great idea because they don't charge for the extra pickup that most every other place does," said Kristin Alberts of Orlando.
"The customers asked for more locations and based on feedback we got from the customers we added this location also," said Brian Marsh, Central Florida Market Coach for Grocery Pickup.
The service requires a $30 minimum purchase and has to be ordered by 10 a.m in order to guarantee same-day pick up. Customers can pickup groceries from 8 a.m to 8 p.m.Walmart Neighborhood Market, 825 Casa Verde Blvd., Lake Mary, FL 32746 Walmart Neighborhood Market, 9047 Curry Ford Road, Orlando, FL 32825 Walmart Supercenter, 1450 Johns Lake Road, Clermont, FL 34711 Walmart Supercenter, 11250 E. Colonial Drive, Orlando, FL 32817
Additional stores that began offering the service in October include:
Walmart Supercenter, 1601 Rinehart Road, Sanford, FL 32771 Walmart Supercenter, 3101 W. Princeton St., Orlando Walmart Supercenter, 550 U.S. Highway 27, Clermont Walmart Supercenter, 10500 W. Colonial Drive, Ocoee
08/29/2016 02:29 PM
Bones found by a construction crew Thursday in Flagler County have been identified as human and are 150 years old, deputies said.
The discovery was made around 12:20 p.m. on Calle Del Sur in the Hammock Dunes area of Flagler County.
A construction company contacted the Flagler County Sheriff's Office, saying the crew was installing a foundation when the discovery was made.
"They appear to be very old bones," the Flagler County Sheriff's Office said in a statement. "The bones will be processed to determine sex and age, as well as how long the bones were buried."
No foul play is suspected, deputies said.
Deputies said that based on the new information, there is no relationship to any open case that FCSO is working.
Detectives will work with officials to determine if more investigation is needed.
08/29/2016 02:13 PM
There's some bad news for drivers planning to get away for Labor Day.
According to AAA, gas prices are on the rise.
Experts say prices at the pump are up 14 cents per gallon in Florida compared to the same time last week.
Right now, drivers are paying $2.23 for a gallon of regular gas, up from $2.09 last week.
AAA says that is the highest price in more than 50 days.
However, drivers are paying less at the pump than in 2014, when prices were $3.37 per gallon.
08/29/2016 02:02 PM
Country Fresh is recalling 30,000 cases of fresh cut vegetable products because of possible Listeria contamination.
The vegetables were shipped to stores including Walmart and Publix in the southeast.
No illnesses have been reported.
The full list of products can be found on the U.S. Food and Drug Administration website.
08/29/2016 01:52 PM
Three people were killed Monday morning when a vehicle struck a tree and caught fire in Seminole County, authorities said.
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The fatal crash happened near the intersection of Lake Drive and Park Drive in Casselberry.
Seminole County Fire officials said the vehicle was engulfed in flames when firefighters arrived.
A man was driving, and all three victims appeared to be in their 20s, Casselberry police said. There were no survivors, officials said.
A neighbor told News 6 that she heard a loud boom, went outside to see what caused the noise and called 911 after seeing the burning car. She said that she tried to approach the vehicle but there was a second "explosion."
Several neighbors said Lake and Park is a dangerous intersection.
Lake and Park drives are closed in the area until further notice.
No other details about the crash have been released.
Watch News 6 and stay with ClickOrlando.com for more on this story.
08/29/2016 01:44 PM
A tropical depression that formed in the Florida Straits is moving into the southeastern Gulf of Mexico, and the U.S. National Hurricane Center says it could soon become a tropical storm before turning back toward Florida.
The depression's maximum sustained winds early Monday are near 35 mph, with some strengthening expected during the next two days. Forecasters say it could become a tropical storm as early as late Monday.
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As of 11 a.m. Monday, Tropical Depression 9 was moving west at 7 mph and sits about 170 miles west-southwest of Key West.
The forecast cone continues to keep Central Florida in its sights, suggesting the system could possibly be in the Orlando area by Thursday afternoon as a tropical storm. If it becomes a tropical storm, it would be named Hermine or Ian, depending on how quickly another storm system develops in the Atlantic.
"Tropical moisture will begin streaming in as early as Monday," News 6 meteorologist Candace Campos said. "Flood-prone areas should monitor this system, as heavy rain will increase the flooding threat by the end of the week. Other threats with this storm include isolated tornadoes and gusty winds."
"There's a higher risk of rain and storms as the week continues," Campos said.
Elsewhere in the tropics
Meanwhile, another tropical depression that formed west of Bermuda is moving toward the coast of North Carolina. That depression is expected to become a tropical storm overnight and threatens to bring wind and rain to eastern North Carolina.
Farther east, Hurricane Gaston has weakened a little as it drifts northward in the middle of the Atlantic.
Watch News 6 and stay with ClickOrlando.com for more on this story.
08/29/2016 01:18 PM
Car Seat Fitting
The Lake Mary Police Department provides car seat fittings on the first Friday of the month from 9AM to 11AM an the Lake Mary Police Department. Please contact Officer Bianca Gillet at 407-585-1305 or firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions.
Child Restraint Seat Education Course
The education course on Child Restraint Seats is also offered on the first Friday of the month from 1PM to 3PM at the Lake Mary Police Department. These classes are by appointment only and you must receive a conformation call. Please contact Sgt. Tony Seda at 407-585-1316 to schedule an appointment.
The Lake Mary Police Department is located at 165 East Crystal Lake Avenue, Lake Mary, FL.
There are changes to Florida State Statues regarding Child Restraints. Learn about these changes at the education course.
There have been recent reports of crimes in our community. Homeowners should watch out for suspicious or unusual behavior and be vigilant in reporting any unusual activity to the police.
Recently a car was stolen from the driveway of a homeowner during the night. Always make sure your car doors are locked when your car is parked and that you have removed valuables. You should use a car alarm. You may also consider having an ignition kill switch installed that only you will know where it is located. This will hopefully cause enough of a burden to the thief to stop your car from being stolen.
A homeowners has reported that in the early morning hours someone was knocking on a door yelling “I'm hurt let me in”. When the homeowner stated that they were calling the police, the person ran off. This was an attempt to gain entry to the home and the owner would have been in grave danger if they had opened the door. You should never open your door to someone that you don't know and always keep all of your doors and windows locked and secured.
Home bulgaries have also been reported. You should consider installing motion activated lights on the exterior of your home. Lights are the best deterrent to crime.
More information and tips can be found at:
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The purpose of this site is to let visitors know who we are and to be an informative resource for both our neighborhood and our local community and provide the homeowners of our community with easy access to our association. The Board of Directors welcomes you and invites you to make comments or suggestions that will help us serve you better.
The Association is managed by a volunteer Board of Directors. The Association Board of Directors meets the first Wednesday of every month at the Lake Mary Events Center on Country Club Road.
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Help us keep our community clean. Clean up after your pets by "Scooping Your Poop". When people don't clean up after their pets, it's unhealthy and inconsiderate.
Put out your trash/recycling no earlier than 5:00 PM the night before the pickup. Trash and Recycling pickup is Thursday, Yard Waste pickup is Friday. Please remove your containers from the curbside promptly after pickup.
The next Board Meeting Will be held on Wednesday September 7 2016 at 6:30 p.m.at the Lake Mary Community Building, 140 East Wilbur Avenue (cross street Country Club Road), Lake Mary.
At the Farmer's Market you Can Purchase Fresh Produce, large and small, Plants, Pasta, Spices, Assorted Nuts,Juice Plus, Handmade Jewlery, Crafts, Nature’s Select Pet Food, and More!
Held every Saturday from 9:00 AM – 1:30 PM at Central Park (Lake Mary City Hall) Corner of Lake Mary Blvd. & 4th Street
WineART Wednesday and Food Truck Crave will be held at Lake Mary Central Park adjacent to City Hall on the first Wednesday of each month from 5PM to 9PM. Take a stroll through the sidewalks and the new beer & wine garden lined with displays from local artists. Enjoy a glass of wine and good food while listening to live music.