FL Police: Multiple Agencies Responding To Shooting In Altamonte Springs Fern Park Area

SEMINOLE COUNTY, FL. (THECOUNT) — At least three Seminole County law enforcement agencies are responding to a reported shooting in the Fern Park area late Tuesday morning.

According to the Seminole County Sheriff’s Office public information officer, deputies were responding to the shooting between Ronald Reagan Boulevard and U.S. Highway 17-92.

The Sheriff’s Office set up a media staging area at South Jackson and Merritt streets and deputies are expected to provide an update. Continue reading

FL Worker Dies After Falling Into Vat Of Grease Near Disney World

ORANGE COUNTY, FL. (THECOUNT) — An unidentified worked was killed in Orange County following a freak accident near the Walt Disney World employee area, the Orange County Sheriff’s Office said.

Deputies said the victim, a 61-year-old worker, was standing on a grate when he slipped and fell into the large vat of grease.

According to deputies, two employees were emptying oil and grease byproduct from a semi-truck into a vat at a Reedy Creek energy facility located off of Western Way just after midnight Wednesday morning. The facility is near Cast Connection and Property Control, not far from Disney’s Animal Kingdom. Continue reading

Rep. Darren Soto Comments After Wife Amanda Soto Arrested At Disney Springs

Amanda Soto, the wife of U.S. Rep. Darren Soto (D-Fla.,) was arrested Sunday night on suspicion of disorderly intoxication.

Soto, 33, her mother and husband were at Disney Springs Sunday when she got into a physical altercation with her mother, according to the Orange County Sheriff’s Office arrest report.

Soto’s mother was highly intoxicated and having trouble standing, according to the report. Soto told deputies her mother had recently gone through a divorce and was having a hard time dealing with it. While deputies were speaking with Soto, they wrote in the report they noticed a strong smell of alcohol coming from her and she had trouble keeping her balance. Deputies said they did not find any reason to believe a crime had been committed and asked Soto and her family to take an Uber home. However, when the Uber arrived and the driver asked where they wanted to go. Soto said, “I don’t need you (f***ing) questioning me (mother****er).” Continue reading

PICTURED: This Is The Man Who Attacked Pink Flamingo Causing Death At Tampa Busch Gardens

A beloved pink flamingo, named “Pinky,” had to be euthanized after suffering traumatic injuries caused after an attack by Joseph Anthony Corrao at the Busch Gardens amusement park Tuesday in Tampa Bay, Florida, authorities say.

Corrao, 45, was arrested and accused of animal cruelty in the death of the exotic bird, a popular Chilean flamingo, the Tampa Bay Times reports.

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Here’s what you need to know via TheHeavy

1. Witnesses Say Corrao Picked Up the Flamingo & Threw Her Down ‘in a Rage’ After His Mother Yelled at Him

Joseph Corrao was at Busch Gardens with his family Tuesday night when witnesses said he attacked the 19-year-old flamingo at the Jambo Junction animal viewing area, the Tampa Bay Times reports. Continue reading

CNN Don Lemon Fans Co-Workers Concerned Over Anchor’s Shocking Weight Loss

CNN host, Don Lemon, sort-of addressed the concern fans and coworkers have had over his recent dramatic weight loss.

While passing around a massive convenience store Philly pretzel to his panel covering the Democratic National Convention, Lemon said he had been “running a lot,” in his effort to explain his recent weight loss. But before you go jumping on social media chiming in about Lemon having some exzotic desease, check out the anchor’s 1980’s modeling shots for reference..

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“That was a lifetime ago when I had a whole lot more hair and a lot less body weight,” Lemon said. “I was giving Will Smith a run for his money. Clearly he won on the money part.” Lemon joins his fellow CNN host Anderson Cooper, who began modeling at age 10for Ralph Lauren, Calvin Klein and Macy’s, but stopped a few years later after he said he was “propositioned by a photographer.”  On Wednesday, Bill O’Reilly revealed that he had been approached by a modeling agency during his early career to be the “Marlboro man” for the famous cigarette campaign. h/t huffpo

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HORROR: Child GOES MISSING After Alligator Drags Into Water Near FL Disney Resort

Deputies are frantically searching for a small child who was dragged into the water by an alligator near a popular Disney resort.

The horrifying incident happened near Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa, according to the Orange County Sheriff’s Office.

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The 2-year-old child was dragged into the Seven Seas Lagoon about 9:30 p.m., Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Rose Silva said. Continue reading

Orlando Shooting Victims Identified (Rolling Updates)

Here is a list of people killed in the attack on an Orlando nightclub which killed 50.

Authorities said more names will be released as family members are notified.


Stanley Almodovar III, 23 years old

Peter O. Gonzalez-Cruz, 22 years old

Juan Ramon Guerrero, 22 years old

Luis Omar Ocasio-Capo, 20 years old

Eric Ivan Ortiz-Rivera, 36 years old

Edward Sotomayor Jr., 34 years old

Luis S. Vielma, 22 years old

Kimberly Morris, 37 years old

Eddie Jamoldroy Justice, 30 years old

Darryl Roman Burt II, 29 years old

Deonka Deidra Drayton, 32 years old

Alejandro Barrios Martinez, 21 years old

Anthony Luis Laureanodisla, 25 years old

Jean Carlos Mendez Perez, 35 years old

Franky Jimmy Dejesus Velazquez, 50 years old

Amanda Alvear, 25 years old

Martin Benitez Torres, 33 years old

Luis Daniel Wilson-Leon, 37 years old

Mercedez Marisol Flores, 26 years old

Xavier Emmanuel Serrano Rosado, 35 years old

Gilberto Ramon Silva Menendez, 25 years old

Simon Adrian Carrillo Fernandez, 31 years old

Oscar A Aracena-Montero, 26 years old

Enrique L. Rios, Jr., 25 years old

Miguel Angel Honorato, 30 years old

Javier Jorge-Reyes, 40 years old

Joel Rayon Paniagua, 32 years old

Jason Benjamin Josaphat, 19 years old

Cory James Connell, 21 years old

Juan P. Rivera Velazquez, 37 years old

Luis Daniel Conde, 39 years old

Shane Evan Tomlinson, 33 years old

Juan Chevez-Martinez, 25 years old

Jerald Arthur Wright, 31 years old

Leroy Valentin Fernandez, 25 years old

Tevin Eugene Crosby, 25 years old

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Witnesses: Orlando Shooter Shouted “Allahu Akbar” During Rampage

Witnesses of an Orlando nightclub mass shooting, say the shooter, Omar Mateen, a known ISIS supporter, shouted “Allahu Akbar” during the shooting rampage that left at least 50 dead and scores more injured.

Allahu Akbar is an Islamic phrase, called Takbir in Arabic, meaning “God is greater” or “God is [the] greatest”.