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Breaking News: Missing Apopka woman found
The Apopka Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in locating Jay Ruth Sheppard. Ms. Sheppard was last seen on 5/9/23 after being discharged from Advent Health Apopka.
Apopka reflects on the lives lost on battlefields across the world in defense of America
Veterans, their families, elected officials, and Apopka residents gathered for the Memorial Day service held at Edgewood/Greenwood Cemetery on Monday morning.
What is the most unique job in Florida?
The United States has the most dynamic economy in the world. Where it once was symbolized by the auto and steel industries, it's now the world's technology colossus.
The Supreme Court just shriveled federal protection for wetlands, leaving many of these valuable ecosystems at risk
For the last 45 years – and under eight different presidential administrations – the EPA and the Corps have required discharge permits in wetlands “adjacent” to water bodies.
In first quarter of 2023, record numbers of tourists visited Florida
Approximately 34.6 million domestic visitors vacationed in Florida in the first quarter of 2023. About 1.8 million international visitors also traveled to Florida, an increase of 36% from 2022.
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Get ready for a busy Pacific storm season, quieter Atlantic than recent years thanks to El Niño
In the North Atlantic, tropical storms typically form over the warm waters off eastern Africa. As they move westward, they often hit Caribbean islands before making landfall on the US.
Highs, and lows for Florida's seniors in health rankings report
America's Health Rankings 2023 Senior Report from UnitedHealthcare ranked Florida 25th in health outcomes for people age 65 and older.
Breaking News: APD looking for missing Apopka woman
The Apopka Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in locating Jay Ruth Sheppard. Ms. Sheppard was last seen on 5/9/23 after being discharged from Advent Health Apopka.

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A flagship restaurant under the Apopka City Center banner took another step toward completion...
Brunch Registration - The deadline to Reserve your Brunch is Thursday, May 4th, by 10 AM. Must be registered for Brunch to be eligible to exhibit!

Take precautions while enjoying water activities during the summer months

The Department reminds families to be safe when enjoying water activities, especially the week before Memorial Day, which is recognized as Healthy and Safe Swimming Week - May 22nd–28th.

Second Harvest expands health and hunger programming

With Second Harvest’s MTM program's inception, local healthcare providers can now refer eligible patients with chronic kidney disease to the food bank.

The U.S. is undergoing its worst bird flu outbreak ever. Is a poultry vaccine the answer?

Some lawmakers are warming to the idea of a vaccination campaign, long considered a fringe idea due to the cost and potential consequences.

Florida’s fertilizer addiction leads to ban on sales bans, roads that glow

Two of the worst things that survived the session are related to our ongoing water pollution woes. Both are likely to make things a lot worse. Both came as something of a surprise.

What does ending the emergency status of the COVID-19 pandemic in the US mean in practice? 4 questions answered

The COVID-19 public health emergency status in the U.S. expired on May 11th. And on May 5th, the WHO declared an end to the COVID-19 public health emergency of international concern.

Many people are tired of grappling with long COVID – here are some evidence-based ways to counter it

The illness following a bout with COVID-19 may be part of a patient’s response to the infection. But doctors and researchers do not yet know why some patients go on to have persistent symptoms.

Orange County Health: Take precautions to prevent drowning and skin damage

During National Water Safety Month, the Florida Department of Health in Orange County encourages residents to take precautions to prevent drownings and skin damage.

The Orange County Board of County Commissioners recently honored the first group of students who successfully completed the H2O Pipeline Program.
"Fortunately, in 2017, the City of Apopka created a CRA plan. This plan has many aspects and details, which, if followed, would result in a successful rebirth of downtown Apopka."
The recycling quality improvement program is an ongoing program that encourages residents to change their recycling behavior by using four-week periods of tagging.
During the early morning hours of May 22nd, several Apopka Fire Department firefighter personal vehicles were burglarized at Fire Stations 3 and 4.
Apopka Police Department Burglary Report: May 14th-20th
The Apopka Voice publishes a weekly burglary report from the Apopka Police Department that includes reported burglaries of businesses, residences, and vehicles. 
In case you missed it: The Apopka news week in review
In case you missed it. The Apopka News Week in Review. Eight articles that shaped the city last week... all in one place, including details on an alleged homicide in Apopka.
Florida toll relief program provides continued customer savings
The program runs through December 31, 2023, and is expected to provide 1.2 million drivers with savings of nearly $500 over the course of the year.

New Florida study says recycling can help combat climate change

Pittman: "I’m glad my city still runs a curbside (or alley-side) recycling program. Some Florida cities and counties have canceled theirs."
Today, rhetoric is often associated with one-sided arguments that cater to a particular corner of an echo chamber. Writing something off as “rhetoric” is often a power play.
I’m supremely interested in improving towns, cities, corridors, and neighborhoods. I have reported regularly in columns and on social media about sources that present best practices for growth and improvement.
Rod Olsen is a former HOA President of Rock Springs Ridge and an Apopka resident who often contributes his opinions at the Apopka City Council meetings during the public comments.
My most ambitious clean-up ever was a smashing success this past Sunday. I was motivated by the first-ever Coast-to-Coast bike ride down Beggs Road to Rose Avenue.
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Richest MLB players

Stacker breaks down the richest players in MLB history, using rankings by Celebrity Net Worth, taking into account contracts and non-baseball earnings and investments.

Private workers in these industries had the biggest pay raises over the past year

Private industries have had to work hard to attract staff. Stacker used Bureau of Labor Statistics data to find where pay raises have been highest.

An 'Urgent Need’ For Inflammatory Bowel Disease Research Is Clear: Empowering People Living With Crohn’s Disease And Ulcerative Colitis To Follow The Science

(BPT) - Living with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), such as Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis (UC), can be extremely frustrating to people living with the conditions and significantly …

El Servicio Postal celebra el 50 Aniversario de la ley que protege las

(NAPSMI)—El Servicio Postal de EE. UU. con­memorara el 50 aniversario de la ley que protege las Especies en Pelgro de Extincion (ESA, por sus siglas en ingles) con el lanzamiento de una nueva …