Tag Archive for: Lake County

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No Break for ‘Vampire Cult’ Killer Rod Ferrell, Life Sentences Stand

Rod Ferrell, known as a teen vampire cult leader convicted in the beating deaths of a Eustis couple, lost his bid to shorten the life sentences he is serving. The 55-page decision, written by Circuit Judge G. Richard Singeltary…
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In Florida, Your Kid’s Chance of Arrest at School Depends on Where You Live

After a student was caught cutting class at Seminole High School’s ninth grade center in April 2019, a trio of Sanford police officers told the girl to get in a golf cart so she could be taken back to campus. She refused. “I’m…

Central Florida Charter Schools Struggle to Pay for On-Campus Officers Required by New Law

Two Winter Garden charter schools planned to buy new computers this year, giving every student on their shared campus one to use. But when Crystal Yoakum, the CEO of the two affiliated schools, got a look at the numbers, she knew that dream…
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Central Florida’s Homeless Students Top 14,000 – The Orlando Sentinel

A new study has found that there are nearly 15,000 homeless students in Central Florida, which includes Orange, Osceola, Seminole, and Lake Counties. Read more and watch.
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Deputies: Boy, 12, Arrested After Bus Stop Fight – The Orlando Sentinel

A twelve-year-old boy in Lake County was arrested after pushing a boy at the bus stop to the ground and punching him in the face. The boy who was beaten got up and went home. It was that victim's father who contacted police and stated that he…