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Florida linked to the bulk of cases in Listeria outbreak, according to the CDC
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is monitoring Listeria infections across the nation, with 23 cases across 10 states, including one death in Illinois and 22 hospitalizations.
Injured Apopka firefighter's first round of surgeries are successful
Tragedy struck the community this holiday weekend when Apopka Fire Department Firefighter/EMT Austin Duran was seriously injured, but now there is a way to help the family.
Apopka Professional Firefighters Association releases name of injured firefighter
A firefighter from the Apopka Fire Department is in serious but stable condition at the Orlando Regional Medical Center after an apparatus called a sand trailer fell on top of him.
Apopka firefighter hospitalized in stable condition awaiting surgery after "serious work-related injury"
A firefighter from the Apopka Fire Department awaits surgery at the Orlando Regional Medical Center after the jack from an apparatus called a sand trailer fell on top of him.
Fireworks, food, and C'Nergy highlight Apopka's Independence Day celebration
The City of Apopka will host its annual Fourth of July celebration next week at the Apopka Amphitheater. The event will include fireworks, food, and a concert performance.
AAA activates 'Tow to Go' for Independence Day holiday weekend
AAA will be working to keep impaired drivers off the road for Independence Day weekend. The Auto Club Group is reactivating its ‘Tow to Go’ program for the holiday period.

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Men suffer about 70 percent of fireworks injuries – and other 4th of July facts
Americans shoot off almost 1 pound of fireworks each year for every adult. And this figure has grown rapidly in recent years, from half a pound per adult in 2000.
Florida Highway Patrol urges caution on the roads during record-breaking Fourth of July travel
Ahead of the Fourth of July holiday period, the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles is urging drivers to exercise caution when traveling on Florida roads.
Florida orange production up, cost of OJ below other food prices despite inflation
Florida’s orange production is expected to surpass more than 40 million boxes in the 2021-2022 season, according to a USDA May production forecast, an increase of 2 million boxes from its April forecast.
Central Florida's heatwave puts area farmworkers' health in danger
Summer temperatures in the area are already posing a health threat to farmworkers and agricultural workers who work in local nurseries, tree farms, and greenhouses around the Central Florida area and …
Apopka Police Department Arrest Report
The Apopka Voice publishes a weekly arrest report that includes arrests, crashes, calls for service, and traffic citations. This report is for the week ending June 27th.
Apopka Police Department Burglary Report: June 19th-25th
The Apopka Voice publishes a weekly burglary report from the Apopka Police Department that includes reported burglaries of businesses, residences, and vehicles.   
Citizens Property Insurance gets OK to raise homeowner rates 6.4%; less than requested
Property owners insured by Citizens Property Insurance Corp., Florida’s insurer of last resort, face rate increases of up to 11 percent starting Sept. 1, according to the Florida Office of Insurance Regulation.
AAA: Gas prices fall 21 cents in two weeks heading into Independence Day weekend
The state average has now been on a 2-week streak of declines, falling a total of 21 cents per gallon, since setting a new record high price of $4.89 per gallon on June 13th.
What is the job of a county commissioner?
Orange County oversees a $5 billion-dollar annual budget. Commissioners spend a significant amount of time reviewing department budgets.
In case you missed it: The Apopka news week in review
In case you missed it. The Apopka news week in review includes five articles that shaped the city last week... all in one place, including details on a state grant the City of Apopka received.
Fireworks, food, and music highlight Apopka's 4th of July celebration
The City of Apopka will host its annual Fourth of July celebration next week at the Apopka Amphitheater. The event will include fireworks, food, and a concert performance.
Yes, fireworks prices are skyrocketing, but there should be plenty of bottle rockets and sparklers for you and your family this Fourth of July
Despite soaring wholesale prices, I believe the latest data suggests you may be able to beat inflation and snag some fireworks deals - if you’re patient.
Demings supports bi-partisan legislation for Advanced Research Projects Agency Health Act
Today, Rep. Val Demings (FL-10) voted for the Advanced Research Projects Agency–Health Act, which will supercharge medical R&D, expand competition, and bring down costs for health care.
Bellies, Babies and Beyond: DOH-Orange offers classes for moms and dads this summer
From parenting to baby basics to childbirth, these classes are free and some are held virtually, while others are held in person this summer in Orange County.  
Americans are really struggling with medical debt
In the United States, 41% of American adults carry medical debt, according to research from Kaiser Health News and National Public Radio.