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    • Central Florida Moves To Ban Texting And Driving

      Central Florida Moves To Ban Texting And Driving

      Proposed legislation to ban texting or using a cell phone in Central Florida while driving is being met with mixed feelings.
      The national debate surrounding whether laws, technology or other…

    • Hurricane Ida – does central Florida need to worry?

      Hurricane Ida – does central Florida need to worry?

      Is it still hurricane season? We have been blessed with a very mild hurricane season but Ida is making her way across the Gulf of Mexico headed towards the panhandle. What does this mean for central…

    • Halloween Safety at the Forefront After Clermont Child Struck by SUV

      Halloween Safety at the Forefront After Clermont Child Struck by SUV

      Halloween ended tragically for a Central Florida family, when eight year old Mitchell MittyTrompeter, a third-grader at Clermont Elementary, was struck by an SUV and killed while crossing Highway 50…

    • Central Florida Teen Injured In Freak Accident

      Central Florida Teen Injured In Freak Accident

      A Central Florida teen has been in a drug induced coma for several days following a freak accident over the weekend.
      Bree McMahon, 17, a senior at Freedom High School, was at a car wash…

    • Car Crash into Orange County Convenience Store Caused by Brake Failure

      Car Crash into Orange County Convenience Store Caused by Brake Failure

      On April 29, 2009, Diane Marie Hunter, 44, of Orlando, crashed her vehicle into a convenience store on Powers Drive after her brakes failed when she attempted to stop at a traffic light, according…

    • Two Killed In Orange County Car Accident

      Two Killed In Orange County Car Accident

      Some of the people involved in an early morning car crash that killed two people in south Orange County have been identified by authorities.
      Christopher Vega, 25, of Orlando, was one of the…

    • Total Body Formula Recalled

      Total Body Formula Recalled

      The FDA is telling consumers not to use Total Body Formula in Tropical Orange and Peach Nectar, or Total Body Mega Formula in the Orange/Tangerine flavor because the dietary supplement can cause adverse reactions such as hair loss, muscle cramps, diarrhea, joint pain and fatigue. The Total Body Formula products come in eight-ounce and 32-ounce plastic bottles and has been voluntarily recalled…

    • Publix Settles Consumer Lawsuit over Lemon-Lime Soda with Benzene

      Publix Settles Consumer Lawsuit over Lemon-Lime Soda with Benzene

      Publix Supermarkets announced this week that the Lakeland-based grocery chain had settled a consumer lawsuit over problems relating to the content of the chemical benzene in the company’s private label soda pop. Consumer groups had brought the suit, alleging that ingredients in Publix diet lemon-lime soda compound to form trace amounts of benzene once the beverage has heated during shipping. …

    • Man's Trading Company Recalls Super Magnet Toys

      Man's Trading Company Recalls Super Magnet Toys

      Man’s Trading Company, in conjunction with the CPSCSuper Magnets because they can pose aspiration and intestinal hazards to children who swallow the magnets. The magnet attached to the bottom of a small toy panda can detach. If swallowed or aspirated by young children, the magnets can attract each other internally and cause intestinal perforations or blockages, which can be fatal.The recalled…

    • Deadline for Florida Smoking Damage Lawsuits Draws Near

      Deadline for Florida Smoking Damage Lawsuits Draws Near

      The number of weeks remaining before plaintiffs can file suit for damages as a result of smoking-related illnesses has dwindled down to six. In Miami Dade and Broward counties, there have been only 120 smoking lawsuits filed for smoking-related illnesses to date, according to the Miami Herald.Part of the reason for so few cases is that plaintiffs’ attorneys are seeking out more ideal…