Firm alerts county to 'significant' issues at condo complex
Engineers from a private firm alerted county officials in central Florida this week to significant structural problems that were discovered at a condominium complex two months ago but never addressed by the homeowners association. The warning came days after another condominium, the 12-story Champlain Towers South, partially collapsed in Surfside, Florida, killing at least 18 and leaving 145 people still missing. In central Florida, the Orlando-based firm Farmer Architecture told Osceola County officials they had warned the homeowners association at the Images Condominiums in Kissimmee that three buildings at the complex were “unsafe and in danger of collapse” on April 30, the Orlando Sentinel reported.news.yahoo.com
Florida ranch goes on sale for the first time in over 100 years for $140 million
OSCEOLA COUNTY, Fla. – For over 100 years, Green Island Ranch in Central Florida has been owned by the Partin family. According to SVN Saunders Ralston Dantzler Real Estate, Green Island Ranch, located in St. However, the massive property is more than just a real estate opportunity for investors — it’s also a historical landmark in Florida’s history. Since then, the working ranch has been in the Partin family’s ownership and, at one time, was the largest ranch east of the Mississippi at 60,000 acres. AdFurther adding to the ranch’s historical significance, the real estate company states the Partin family introduced Brahman cattle and quarterhorses to the state of Florida.
Video shows Osceola school resource officer throwing student to ground
KISSIMMEE, Fla. – A video posted on social media shows a school resource officer at Liberty High School in Osceola County throwing a female student to the ground, news outlet WKMG reported. The video, which has been viewed more than 70,000 times, shows the deputy slamming the student onto the concrete walkway. In the video, it shows the deputy taking the student to the ground and placing handcuffs on her. We know that the School Resource Officer was in the process of trying to stop the student from fighting another student in the hallway when the deputy took her into custody. The Sheriff’s Office did not release information on the student’s condition, the school resource officer who slammed the student, or the deputy who stood over them.
FYI Miami: October 22, 2020
FYI Miami: October 22, 2020Written by Miami Today on October 20, 2020AdvertisementBelow are some of the FYIs in this week’s edition. In South Florida, Broward County’s September unemployment was 8.2%, Palm Beach County was at 7% and Monroe County was at 5.9%. TROLLEY TALK TABLED: Miami Beach commissioners plan to address next month the resumption of trolley services in the city, which were suspended in late March due to plummeting ridership and public health concerns in the pandemic. BRANCHING OUT: Miami Beach commissioners passed without objection last week a comprehensive forestry plan to increase the city’s tree canopy and species diversity over the next 20 years. Ms. Keenan said of Ms. Price-Williams, “Abbie embodies the qualities of kindness, laughter, generosity, respect and love – that’s her superpower.” Mr. Giménez said, “She’s not just an exceptional lawyer, she’s an exceptional member of our community.” An emotional Ms. Price-Williams said she was grateful for the sentiments.miamitodaynews.com
2 Florida students arrested for plotting school massacre
KISSIMMEE, Fla. - Two students have been charged with making written threats to kill students at their middle school as Florida cracks down with an "Its No Joke" campaign. Osceola County Sheriffs Maj. Jacob Ruiz said Wednesday that the arrests came after other students told deputies theyd been told they were on a safe list. The Orlando Sentinel reports the students also had a list of students they planned to stab. Ruiz says the students admitted to creating the lists, but said it was a joke. The Florida Department of Juvenile Justice launched an Its No Joke awareness campaign Tuesday as more and more students get charged with school threat offenses.
Lawsuit: Antonio Brown failed to pay chef's bill of nearly $40,000
OSCEOLA, Florida (CNN) - Oakland Raiders wide receiver Antonio Brown's tumultuous offseason continues, but this time, he'll have to defend himself in court over a bill for $38,521.20. Brown is being sued by Stefano Tedeschi, aka the "Sports Chef," in Osceola County, Florida, court on charges of breach of contract and unjust enrichment. The lawsuit alleges that Brown wrongfully terminated the contract on January 27, 2018, and would not allow Tedeschi to retrieve his equipment and leftover food from the property. Brown, Tedeschi and his attorney did not respond to a request for comment. Brown recently lost a grievance against the NFL Players Association over the expiration of an old model of helmet, and he is recovering from frostbite on his feet.