Life in the foxhole: 97-year-old Villages veteran reflects on D-Day, Battle of the Bulge

Irving Locker’s backyard turtle preserve is what you would call his happy place. Just off his backyard in The Villages, at any moment you can spot a handful of the reptiles moving about the expansive field. It was December of 1944, nearly 77 years ago. Locker had just survived D-Day months before, landing on Utah Beach with his gun battalion. To this day, he can recall the chaos of the wounded on the beach.

President Biden releasing oil from strategic oil reserve

Thanksgiving gas prices in Florida are the highest they have been in eight years, AAA said. The White House on Tuesday announced the Department of Energy will release 50 million barrels of oil held in the reserve as Americans continue to pay more for gas now than they have in years ahead of Thanksgiving and winter holiday travel.

Expert shares parade safety tips to FOX 35 News

FOX 35 News spoke with a security expert about parade safety following the tragedy in Waukesha, Wis. He said that preventing security risks is the first step, but he also said parade-goers should have a safety plan in place once at the event and a plan on how to leave the event should a threat emerge.

Selling your used car safely

Drivers selling their used cars could be leaving a lot more than just their old vehicle behind. If you are not careful, you could be selling your personal information as well.

Extra security present at high school football game

It is high school football playoff season and emotions are running high. One big rivalry put security under the microscope on Friday evening for Lake Mary-Seminole playoff game. The district added extra safety and security measures to keep the crowds under control.

Jury finds Kyle Rittenhouse not guilty

Kyle Rittenhouse was acquitted of all charges Friday after pleading self-defense in the deadly Kenosha shootings that became a flashpoint in the nation’s debate over guns, vigilantism and racial injustice.

3 major events light up Central Florida

Central Florida plays host to three huge events this weekend. In Orlando, the Electric Daisy Carnival is expected to draw thousands to Tinker Field. Thousands more are enjoying music at the Welcome to Rockville festival at the Daytona International Speedway while Leesburg will welcome bikers to Bikefest 2021.

Tax filing strategies for veterans

Filing your taxes can be complicated, and that's also very true for veterans. However, there are some tax breaks out there for those who have served our country.

FOX 35 EXCLUSIVE: Casey Anthony attorney reflects on trial, verdict

Ten years ago, this past July, a jury found Casey Anthony not guilty of murdering her daughter, Caylee. It's a decision that shocked the world. In a FOX 35 News exclusive interview, Holly Bristow caught up with Anthony's lead attorney, Jose Baez, to discuss this career-changing case.

Veteran raising money for military families

At 312 feet above sea level, Sugarloaf Mountain is one of the highest points on the geographic Florida Peninsula. The hill is in Lake County, near the town of Clermont. A resident who lives near Sugarloaf Mountain has set up a water station for cyclists and collects donations for military families.

California parents sue fertility clinic

Two California couples gave birth to each others' babies after a mix-up at a fertility clinic and spent months raising children that weren't theirs before swapping the infants, according to a lawsuit filed Monday in Los Angeles.

Crowd control for festivals top of mind following Astroworld tragedy

Houston police detectives have launched a criminal investigation into the Astroworld Festival disaster, where eight people were killed and dozens of others hurt when the crowd surged toward the stage. We learn more about crowd control and what you should know if you plan to attend any upcoming festivals in Orlando.