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Murder suspect sought in Winter Springs

Murder suspect sought

A shooting that's being called an attempted double murder has already claimed the life of one Winter Springs resident, and the suspect is on the loose.

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Oviedo's Ed Kershner named Coach of the Year

Oviedo's Ed Kershner

Half a century after he first called a play on a basketball court, Ed Kershner was named the National Coach of the Year.

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Winter Park Diamond Dawgs digging out of their hole

Dawgs look to right season

In one inning, the Winter Park Diamond Dawgs may have changed their whole season. After a promising start, the Dawgs were in the depths of one of the worst slumps in team history and trying to claw their way out.

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Bomb threat caller still sought in Seminole County

Sheriff needs leads

“Listen very carefully,” the male voice on the other end of the line said. “We placed three bombs, [at] Winter Springs Elementary, Casselberry Elementary, Oviedo Elementary…”

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Oviedo water bills will see 7 percent rise

"Whoops" oversight

A clerical error caused Oviedo residents to be undercharged on their water bills for three of the past five years, and now the city is raising rates.

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Dawgs, Rats top league in fiery start

Dawgs, Rats lead

A week into the season, the Florida Collegiate Summer League is looking to be hyper-competitive, with all but one team within a game and a half of the league lead.

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Video: Man wanted for assaulting sleeping woman

Assault suspect wanted

Seminole County Sheriff’s Office investigators are seeking the public’s help in identifying a suspect wanted for burglary and assaulting a woman asleep in her bed.

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Seminole County neighbor helps foil burglary

Neighbor helps jail suspect

Residents who see strange people in their neighbors driveways take note: It may help solve a burglary. It did this week.

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Baseball is back in Seminole County

Beer and hotdogs too

Dust off your glove and get ready to change your diet over to hotdogs and beer: Starting this week, it’s baseball season in Seminole County.

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Knights head to AAC tournament

Knights look to rebound

It’s championship time for the UCF baseball team as they enter the American Athletic Conference’s postseason tournament.

UCF Knights baseball dropped by North Florida

Face I-4 rival this weekend

A three-RBI barrage by Erik Barber wasn’t enough to give the Knights a win in their final game against the University of North Florida this season, as they fell 10-5 Tuesday.

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Sushi Pop gets big reopening — bar included

Sake, anyone?

What does chef/owner Chau Trinh have in store for lovers of interesting Japanese food with an artistic twist? A lot more whiskey than before — rising sun style.

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George Zimmerman injured in shooting

Apparent violent incident

George Zimmerman has been shot in a violent incident in Lake Mary this afternoon.

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UCF baseball dominates USF

UCF takes the series

Continuing their tradition of losing to bad teams and beating good teams, the UCF baseball team took a three-game series against USF last weekend.

UCF Knights lose three-straight heartbreakers

Fall in three straight

When the ball landed, the Knights were 26-19 overall, 5-10 in the American Athletic Conference, and deep into the AAC’s longest active losing streak.

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Knights trounced in back-to-back blowouts

Knights record slips

The UCF Knights dropped to No. 24 this week following a blowout loss to the University of North Florida.

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Knights rally behind Zach Rodgers

Rodgers pitches CG win

Thankfully for the Knights, they had Zach Rodgers on the mound Sunday.

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Knights nip Jacksonville with walk-off win

UCF gets walk-off win

Another bout of last-inning heroics by James Vasquez sent the Knights off the field with a 6-5 walk-off win over Jacksonville on Tuesday night.

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Zach Rodgers leads Knights to big win

Rodgers throws CG

The Knights couldn’t manage to send more than three runners across the plate in two blowout losses to Cincinnati last weekend. Turns out they needed Zach Rodgers.

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UCF baseball tops AAC conference

Wild win raises record

A wild bottom of the ninth comeback win helped the Knights take their three game series over Houston last weekend, vaulting them to near the top of the American Athletic Conference baseball standings.

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Locally filmed ‘Hidden Agenda’ premiers in Maitland

Watch 'Hidden Agenda'

It’s dramatic, it’s dark, and it’s all the culmination of a dream to make a detective drama in Central Florida.

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Knights light up Presbyterian

Blows out Presbyterian

A six-inning no-hitter combined with an 18-run batting practice round to turn the Knights’ most recent win into the biggest blowout of the season so far, 18-4 over Presbyterian.

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George Zimmerman releases reaction video

Feels 'persecuted'

"I believe that the American judicial system failed in the sense that I should not have even gone to trial."

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UCF Knights lose last-second OT heartbreaker

Postseason cut short

A difficult bracket in the American Athletic Conference men’s basketball championship tournament proved insurmountable for the UCF Knights, who fell in a first round overtime thriller.

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Three Winter Springs rape suspects face 30 years

Teens face rape trials

Three of the five Winter Springs High School football players accused of raping a 16-year-old girl will risk facing 30 years in prison.

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UCF stumbles into the AAC tournament

It's tournament time

A difficult bracket in the American Athletic Conference Championship tournament proved insurmountable for the Knights.

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Knights looking to save face in losing season

Can UCF pull through?

The Knights needed to win all three of their final regular season games to sneak their way into a winning overall record this season. So far they’ve lost two of them.

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Knights look to save face on basketball season

With a season-ending win, they could finally exorcise a ghost that’s haunted them since after the 2004-05 season:

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Knights enter home stretch of the season

Can the Knights win out?

The Knights’ dream of avoiding a losing conference season ended on their home court in overtime on Sunday, when the Memphis Tigers took them down 75-65.

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George Zimmerman won't be charged federally

No federal charges

George Zimmerman, the former neighborhood watch volunteer who shot and killed unarmed teenager Trayvon Martin on Feb. 26, 2012, will not be charged by a federal court.

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UCF basketball enters home stretch

Knights look ahead

The Knights’ dream of avoiding a losing conference season ended on their home court in overtime, but their overall record could be salvaged.

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UCF men's basketball team wins two straight

First winning streak in a month

The UCF Knights are riding their first winning streak since before Christmas after smashing USF and then outlasting Houston to take two straight.

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UCF basketball gets back into the game

Knights reviving season

The UCF Knights are riding their first winning streak since before Christmas after smashing USF and then outlasting Houston.

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UCF Knights look to salvage sinking basketball season

Knights fall further

The UCF Knights are now in the middle of their worst losing streak since the men’s basketball team joined the American Athletic Conference.

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Bail set for Oviedo security guard accused of groping

Long wait until trial

Bail and a day in court have been set for an accused Oviedo Mall security officer who allegedly inappropriately touched at least one pre-teen.

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UCF Knights men's basketball team in conference trouble

Knights tailspin in AAC

Six straight losses have pushed the Knights to near the bottom of the American Athletic Conference’s men’s basketball ladder.

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Knights look to right losing streak

UCF loses three straight

The Knights are now 2-6 in conference play after seeing most of what the American Athletic Conference has to offer.

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Video: Color in Motion 5k at Oviedo Mall

Fun fitness

Thousands came out to the Oviedo Mall on Jan. 19 for the Color in Motion 5k.

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UCF mauled by Memphis, looks for UConn rebound

Knights look for a rebound

The Knights’ bumpy ride through the start of conference play hit a big pothole in Memphis.

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Knights face conference showdown in Memphis

Knights face Tigers

With a rematch with Memphis rapidly approaching, the Knights are looking for a reboot in conference play.

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UCF barely outlasts Houston on the court

UCF makes last second comeback

Two three-point shots at the last possible moment gave the Knights a dramatic overtime win far away in Houston on Tuesday night.

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Knights fall in St. Pete Bowl upset to NC State

Knights lose upset

An unlikely comeback met with a deja vu conclusion at the St. Petersburg Bowl on Dec. 26.

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Knights ready for St. Petersburg Bowl kickoff

Knights look for bowl win

The last NC State team UCF faced featured NFL-bound Super Bowl-winning quarterback Russell Wilson. This time it's the Knights who have the arm.

Hagerty on a roll

Showdown Friday

The Huskies will have a second shot at defeating cross-town rival Oviedo at 7:30 p.m. Friday.

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UCF Knights look to break losing streak on the court

UCF loses three straight

After starting the season with seven wins in their first eight games, UCF’s men’s basketball team has hit the skids with three straight losses in the last week and a half.

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Lions thrash Huskies, look for more

Huskies lose two

A pair of losses has stalled out the 2012-13 state champion Hagerty Huskies just as they looked ready to go streaking. Oviedo meanwhile has won four.

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UCF Knights march toward St. Petersburg Bowl

UCF wins St. Pete Bowl bid

The Knights are headed to the St. Petersburg Bowl after beating East Carolina in dramatic fashion Thursday night.

Oviedo, Hagerty ready for basketball showdown

State champs battle

It’s showdown time between Oviedo and Hagerty, two teams that have won state championship titles in the last two years.

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Knights win championship with epic hail mary at ECU

Knights shock ECU

A horrific fourth quarter left UCF wondering what happened after a 21-point swing, then a wild hail mary changed it all in an instant.

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UCF readies to clinch AAC championship

Knights look to clinch AAC

The UCF Knights have their first shutout of the year and momentum to spare as they stare down a must-win game to end the regular football season.