Searching for a teen who fell from a jet ski in Windermere’s Lake Down.

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WINDERMERE, Fla. – Crews are looking for a teen who fell from a jet ski in Lake Down in Windermere on Thursday night.

Around 8:30 p.m., the 17-year-old boy and his companion were on a jet ski when they both went off.

The teen was never found, but his friend was saved.

The teen’s pal was taken to Ocoee’s Health Central.

Their identities have remained a secret.

64-year-old man died after fire broke out in Jacksonville

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JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA: The Jacksonville Fire Rescue arrived at the Admiral’s Walk neighborhood off Mayport Road. The report says a fire that broke out at around 8 a.m. on Wednesday.

The victim was a 64-year-old man, whose identity has not been released. He was later pronounced dead.

The Admiral’s Walk Community manager Jamie Caisse said “The entire community is saddened with the passing of a neighbor.” Caisse added, “He was a great neighbor great, great man. We are all very sad. We’re all very saddened and our hearts are with his family.”

“Wonderful, wonderful character. He used to work at the Navy commissary. He used to play Fletcher football in the 70s. He was one of the big three,” Caisse continued.

As per Caisse, the victim had been living in the home since 1997. Within four minutes after the fire broke out the Jacksonville Fire Rescue crew arrived at the scene.

No more information is released at the moment. The Jacksonville Fire Rescue says the fire is not considered suspicious.



18-year-old beloved Gainesville High School senior killed in car accident

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GAINESVILLE, FLORIDA: Audrey Cheves, a Gainesville High School senior lost her life in a car crash that happened on Saturday night.

As per the Gainesville Police Department, Audrey Cheves was headed home along with her mother on Saturday night. The crash report states Toyota sedan and a Jeep got into an accident. Audrey Cheves and her mother were in a Toyota sedan that was heading Northwest 39th Avenue out of the north-side parking lot of Publix. The Jeep was traveling east from the 1900 block of Northwest  39th Avenue.

Audrey Cheves was in the passenger seat and she was pronounced dead at the moment. Audrey’s mother was immediately transported to UF Health Shands Hospital.

Officials said the driver of the Jeep has also suffered head injuries.

Audrey Cheves was loved was everyone. She was witty and extremely talented. Audrey’s best friend Allie Lacole Dudley, with whom she soon would celebrate 11 years of friendship, said “Audrey was one of the most perfect people. She just loved to make everybody feel like they were loved. She never wanted anybody to be down.”

Audrey will be forever remembered.


What no PIP insurance means to drivers.


State lawmakers are poised to pass the most sweeping changes to the state’s automobile insurance laws in nearly 50 years, doing away with its “no-fault” insurance provision, and requiring every motorist to carry bodily injury coverage.

By Jan. 1, 2022, nearly every motorist in Florida would have a new insurance policy.

Whether those policies would be cheaper than they are today is unclear, though. The Florida Senate passed its bill without any independent analysis showing what effect it would have on the state’s sky-high premiums, which consistently rank among the highest in the nation.

Rates for the poorest Floridians would likely go up, simply because they would be required to carry more insurance.

The minimum insurance to register a vehicle in Florida is $10,000 for medical, disability, and funeral expenses, known as “personal injury protection” coverage. The state’s “no-fault” provision means it pays out regardless of whether the insured person was at fault in an accident.

That would be effectively cut to $5,000. But the new bill would also require every motorist to have bodily injury coverage of a minimum of $25,000 and $50,000 when they register their vehicle. (Currently, you’re only required to show proof of bodily injury coverage if you get into an accident.)

For the majority of Floridians who already carry bodily injury coverage, rates could go down, according to third-party studies. The state has not yet done any study of its own about the current version of the bill.


The idea is to lower rates by increasing the amount of insurance coverage on Florida’s roadways, advocates say.

“For everyone’s protection, drivers must be insured at sufficient levels,” Senate President Wilton Simpson, R-Trilby, said in a statement. “PIP [personal injury protection] coverage levels are clearly insufficient. It’s the right time for Florida to move to mandatory coverage for bodily injury liability.”

The bill could have unintended consequences, though. About one in five motorists in Florida is uninsured — among the highest in the nation — and raising the minimum coverage amounts could lead to even fewer insured drivers on the road, argued Sen. Jeff Brandes, R-St. Petersburg.

“You can’t go home and look your constituents in the eye and say, ‘This is going to lower your rates,’ ” said Brandes, the only senator to vote against it. “For your poorest constituents, it may raise their rates 15, 20, 70 percent.

“We don’t know. And that isn’t right.”

Despite the statewide impact of Senate Bill 54, senators passed it in just 39 minutes — a sign of the bill’s long history of failure.

For years, lawmakers have tried to repeal Florida’s no-fault auto insurance system, which everyone seems to agree is riddled with fraud.

One of the main reasons those efforts have failed is because it pits two powerful lobbying groups against each other: Trial lawyers, who would love to be able to sue for “pain and suffering”-related damages, and insurance companies, which want legal reforms along with it. Both are considerable donors to lawmakers’ campaigns.

This week, top Republican senators were able to craft a bill palatable enough to both groups — and other special interests — to gain traction. Wasting no time for the bill to fall apart, senators voted for it the day after it was filed.

It now heads to the House, which was advancing a similar measure. Its passage is far from guaranteed. Sen. Jason Pizzo, D-Miami, suggested Gov. Ron DeSantis wouldn’t approve the bill if he believed insurance rates would go up, giving it easily the best chance of passing in years.

It now heads to the House, which was advancing a similar measure. Its passage is far from guaranteed. Brandes hinted on the Senate floor that Gov. Ron DeSantis was not opposed to the change, giving it easily the best chance of passing in years.

Despite passing 39-1, senators seemed uneasy about the bill and the motivations behind it.

“It concerns me that we didn’t see more Democrats debate this bill,” said Sen. Doug Broxson, R-Gulf Breeze, an insurance agent who voted for it.

Florida is among more than a dozen states that have “no-fault” insurance. It’s an idea that dates to the 1960s, when two professors proposed it in the Harvard Law Review to reduce rising insurance premiums, which were blamed on an increase in lawsuits.

They theorized that if everyone carried insurance for themselves, regardless of fault, premiums would go down. Numerous states adopted it, including Florida in 1972.

But unlike nearly all other states, Florida never required motorists to carry bodily injury coverage to cover bills in the event of serious injury or death. It stuck with a minimum $10,000 in personal injury protection coverage that has never increased.

Combined with the state’s no-fault provision, the system has created rampant fraud, including staged accidents and overzealous medical billing, experts agree.

“You have physicians, medical groups, different entities that survive off of this predatory scheme of reimbursement rates,” said Rep. Erin Grall, R-Vero Beach, who has tried to repeal the system for the last five years. “We have various stakeholders who have been accustomed to this line of payment, which they don’t want to let go of.”


One last-minute change to the Senate bill was a requirement that insurers offer $5,000 to cover the insured person’s medical payments without a deductible — a special request of the hospital lobby, which has feared missing out on the coverage, senators said.

Whether the bill will reduce rates for most people who have coverage is unclear. Advocates point to Colorado, which saw rates fall after it repealed its no-fault law in 2003.

According to the American Property Casualty Insurance Association, an insurance trade group, about 40% of Florida drivers carry insurance below what would be required under the Senate’s plan. Those people could see their rates rise by at least $165 per year, according to the group.

Florida’s insurance regulator, Commissioner David Altmaier, told lawmakers this year that he was “hesitant” to endorse such a drastic change to the state’s auto insurance policies, and cautioned that it needed more study.

“We’re not convinced those issues will be solved if we repeal PIP,” Altmaier said.

Crash on Sunday leaves 4 injured and driver dead


JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA –  According to the Florida Highway Patrol, an accident took place at 4:15 a.m. on Sunday,  at Interstate 295 at Lem Turner Road.

The fatal crash killed a 22 year old Jacksonville man who was the driver. The 22 year old man was driving a Kia sport utility vehicle with four other men aged 19 to 20. All of them are from Jacksonville.

According to state troopers, the driver had lost control of the sport utility vehicle and it suddenly changed direction onto the right shoulder and ended up hitting several trees.

He died and his four passengers were taken in serious condition to UF Health Jacksonville, the Highway Patrol said.

Deadly single vehicle accident on I-295

Deadly single vehicle accident

JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA- The fatal accident on I-295 was reported earlier today. According to the news, the single-vehicle accident caused one death while four are reportedly being hospitalized.

In a statement by the Florida Highway Patrol, they said that the accident had happened while the KIA Sportage was driving towards South on Interstate-295. Somehow the vehicle was reported to be out of control and went off-road before it bumped into many trees just before the Lem Turner.

The reports say that the driver of the KIA who was 22 years old was dead followed by the accident injuries. Immediately after, the four others involved in the accident who were deeply injured were transferred to UF Health.

Apparently, according to the FHP, the driver hadn’t been wearing his seat belt and it is yet not known if the others who were hospitalized were wearing their seat belts at the time of the accident.

Reports say that charges are pending as the further investigation is needed.

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1 dead in a crash in Fleming Island

1 dead in a crash in Fleming Island

FLEMING ISLAND, FLORIDA: The reports say a person has died in a crash that happened into a retention pond in Fleming Island. The Florida Highway Patrol said the officials responded to the scene on early Sunday morning at around 3:25 a.m.

Records say the vehicle crashed in Neptune Park off Thunderbolt Road.

Officials interrogated some people. A neighbor said, “They just race up and down the street, and it’s very scary”. “It’s right behind the school, and there’s a lot of small children in this community.”

As per the Clay County Sheriff’s Office, its dive team responded to the scene. Along with that Clay County Fire and Rescue assisted the crash.

The reports show the vehicle involved in the crash was a silver 4-door Nissan Altima.

The tweet made on the crash reads as “A tow truck has removed a silver 4-door Nissan Altima from the retention pond in Fleming Island. The Clay County Sheriffs Office has left the scene.”

The officials are investigating the cause that led to the crash.

No more detailed information is available at the moment.

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24-year-old pilot missing after plane crashed into the Atlantic Ocean off Palm Beach County

24-year-old pilot missing after plane crashed

BOYNTON BEACH, FLORIDA: As per the recently released reports, a plane crashed into the Atlantic Ocean off Palm Beach County.

The reports say Piper 28 aircraft was found near Boynton Beach Inlet. The crew members are making search efforts for searching the 24-year-old pilot.

At around 8 p.m. Sunday, officials received a call regarding the Piper PA-28 Cherokee plane.

Records show the plane was flying from Palm Beach County Park Airport to Merritt Island Airport.

“The person who called in the report said the plane was sinking,” said Petty Officer Jose Hernandez, a public affairs officer with the U.S. Coast Guard 7th District Southeast office in Miami.

The detailed information is not available at the moment.

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