Florida

2 Mega Millions tickets win $2 million prizes, several others win $1 millio…

EVER GIVEN AWAY IN THE STATE OF MARYLAND. >> TONIGHT WE HAVE ANOTHER LIFE-CHANGING JACKPOT. REPORTER: AS THE NUMBERS WERE DRAWN WEDNESDAY NIGHT, THE CONEY MARKET IN THE TINY WESTERN MARYLAND TOWN OF LONACONING WAS ABOUT TO BE PUT ON [...]

2021-01-24T02:58:26+00:00January 24, 2021|Florida|

Fauci says vaccinations will help coronavirus variants from emerging

COVID-19 vaccinations will not only help stop the virus from spreading, they will also hamper the coronavirus' ability to mutate into new variants, Dr. Anthony Fauci said on Thursday."Viruses don't mutate unless they replicate," Fauci, the director of the National [...]

2021-01-22T02:53:49+00:00January 22, 2021|Florida|

President Biden launches policy changes on historic 1st day in office

Joe Biden became the 46th president of the United States on Wednesday, declaring that “democracy has prevailed" as he took the helm of a deeply divided nation and inherited a confluence of crises arguably greater than any faced by his [...]

2021-01-21T02:53:01+00:00January 21, 2021|Florida|

Powerball jackpot rises to $730 million; Mega Millions hits $850 million

The Mega Millions and Powerball jackpots are still growing.The Powerball prize is now an estimated $730 million after there was no winner Saturday. If a winner doesn't pick that annuity option, the one-time cash option for this jackpot is $546 [...]

2021-01-19T02:50:40+00:00January 19, 2021|Florida|

Protests at state capitols remain small and under heavy police presence aft…

Officials were prepared this weekend for potential unrest ahead of Inauguration Day, but the small groups of protesters that gathered at state capitols across the country were dwarfed by the heavy presence of law enforcement.Demonstrations remained small and peaceful as [...]

2021-01-18T02:47:53+00:00January 18, 2021|Florida|

Bumble removed its political views filter after women reported Capitol riot…

The quest to find a potential date never stops, even if, say, you're a rioter who broke federal law by invading the Capitol.A tweet by attorney Allison Norris where she told the tale of an acquaintance who matched with "MAGA [...]

2021-01-17T02:44:54+00:00January 17, 2021|Florida|

Disneyland Resort does away with Annual Passholder program

Disneyland Resort does away with Annual Passholder program Updated: 8:51 PM EST Jan 14, 2021 Disneyland is getting rid of its Annual Passholder program.The announcement came from Ken Potrock, the president of Disneyland Resort, on Twitter.Potrock cited the continued uncertainty [...]

2021-01-15T02:40:46+00:00January 15, 2021|Florida|

Grieving congressman leads effort to remove President Trump after riot

Rep. Jamie Raskin's 25-year-old son, Tommy, killed himself on New Year's Eve and was buried the following Tuesday. A day later, a violent mob launched a deadly siege at the U.S. Capitol that forced Raskin and his colleagues to evacuate.Now, [...]

2021-01-13T02:38:53+00:00January 13, 2021|Florida|

Supreme Court justices say women must obtain abortion pill in person

The Supreme Court ordered Tuesday that women must visit a doctor's office, hospital or clinic in person to obtain an abortion pill during the COVID-19 pandemic, though similar rules for other drugs have been suspended during the public health emergency.Eight [...]

2021-01-13T01:38:01+00:00January 13, 2021|Florida|

House to vote on resolution calling to remove President Trump from office b…

The House of Representatives is expected to vote Tuesday on a measure calling for President Donald Trump to be removed from office through the 25th Amendment in the wake of the violent siege of the U.S. Capitol last week.The resolution, [...]

2021-01-13T00:36:53+00:00January 13, 2021|Florida|

Randy Fine calls on Florida to dump tech stocks after Trump silenced

A Central Florida lawmaker is calling on the state to boycott social media companies after Twitter permanently shut down President Trump's account. The account was shut down in the wake of last week's Washington D.C. riots. "They're dividing and divisive, [...]

2021-01-12T23:36:08+00:00January 12, 2021|Florida|

Author, philanthropist donates $3M to Easterseals of Northeast Central Flor…

$3 million has been directly deposited into the account of the Easterseals of Northeast Central Florida. "That doesn't happen to organizations like ours. It's amazing," President and CEO Bev Johnson said.Johnson says when she got a call in early December [...]

2021-01-12T22:34:57+00:00January 12, 2021|Florida|

Sanford firefighter facing charges for role in Capitol riots

A Sanford firefighter who was photographed inside the U.S. Captiol building during riots last week is now facing federal charges. Andrew Williams is charged with disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds, according to federal records. He made an initial appearance in [...]

2021-01-12T21:33:50+00:00January 12, 2021|Florida|

Prosecutor says initial Capitol charges are ‘only the beginning’

Prosecutor says initial Capitol charges are ‘only the beginning’ Updated: 3:29 PM EST Jan 12, 2021 Acting U.S. Attorney Michael Sherwin said there already have been charges in over 70 cases, and he suspects that number to grow into the [...]

2021-01-12T20:32:59+00:00January 12, 2021|Florida|

Orlando Magic and Boston Celtics game postponed due to COVID-19

Orlando Magic game Wednesday night postponed due to COVID-19 Updated: 2:21 PM EST Jan 12, 2021 The Orlando Magic game Wednesday night against the Boston Celtics has been postponed due to COVID-19 issues within the Celtics’ organization. The game was [...]

2021-01-12T19:32:02+00:00January 12, 2021|Florida|

GoFundMe is banning fundraising for travel expenses used for potentially vi…

GoFundMe will no longer allow people to fundraise for travel expenses used for potentially violent political events after pro-Trump protesters used the platform to rake in cash ahead of storming the U.S. Capitol."Due to the violence, GoFundMe has removed numerous [...]

2021-01-12T17:28:58+00:00January 12, 2021|Florida|

US asking states to speed vaccine, not hold back second dose

The Trump administration is asking states to speed delivery of COVID-19 vaccines to people 65 and older and to others at high risk by no longer holding back the second dose of the two-dose shots, officials said Tuesday.Health and Human [...]

2021-01-12T15:27:05+00:00January 12, 2021|Florida|

Sheldon Adelson, Republican donor and casino magnate, has died at 87

Sheldon Adelson, the chairman and CEO of Las Vegas Sands and a major donor to Republican politicians, died late Monday following complications related to his cancer treatment, his company said. He was 87.Adelson took a leave of absence from Sands [...]

2021-01-12T14:25:24+00:00January 12, 2021|Florida|

Deputy Brian LaVigne killed in crash just 1 shift from retirement

Officials say a Florida sheriff’s deputy with one shift left before retirement was intentionally hit and killed by a man who was fleeing law enforcement. Hillsborough County Sheriff Chad Chronister said late Monday Corporal Brian LaVigne was set to retire [...]

2021-01-12T13:24:51+00:00January 12, 2021|Florida|

AdventHealth vaccination site opens near Orlando International Airport

An AdventHealth vaccination site opens Tuesday near Orlando International Airport.An appointment is required, and only certain groups of people can get the vaccine.The following is from AdventHealth officials:Community vaccination event at Orlando International Airport:All appointments for COVID-19 vaccines at AdventHealth’s [...]

2021-01-12T12:23:54+00:00January 12, 2021|Florida|

Firefighter shares experience working in California hospital amid COVID-19 …

Monday marked day six for three Fairfield, California, firefighters who were sent to a Los Angeles County hospital to help with the COVID-19 surge.Firefighters said they hit the ground running as people of all ages come in nonstop as COVID-19 [...]

2021-01-12T10:21:49+00:00January 12, 2021|Florida|

Mother relieved as baby recovering after surviving COVID-19, organ transpla…

A Syracuse, New York, baby spent much of 2020 in the hospital fighting two health battles, and not winning. Kasen Donerlson was already fighting liver disease when he received a diagnosed for COVID-19.Kasen's mom, Mitayah Donerlson, traveled across state lines [...]

2021-01-12T09:20:56+00:00January 12, 2021|Florida|

Johnson & Johnson continues work on single dose COVID-19 vaccine

Johnson & Johnson is working on a single dose COVID-19 vaccine shot.While Health Officer Dr. Raul Pino for the Department of Health in Orange County says he has not received any detailed information on the vaccine, he added this: "A [...]

2021-01-12T08:19:51+00:00January 12, 2021|Florida|

Nearly 4 million Americans have been out of work for at least six months

Jennifer Davis lost her job as director of catering and special events at a small restaurant chain within 15 minutes of Maryland shuttering bars and eateries in mid-March.Nearly 10 months later, Davis is still looking for work. A 20-plus-year veteran [...]

2021-01-12T07:18:53+00:00January 12, 2021|Florida|

COVID-19 shadows title game as college football season ends

This college football season had a series of stops, starts and ripped-up schedules because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Yet, despite its unevenness, the 2020 season did conclude — and with a familiar team at the top.For the sixth time under [...]

2021-01-12T06:17:45+00:00January 12, 2021|Florida|

Orange County announces closed vaccination site for eligible staff, student…

WESH 2’S PAUL RIVERA REPORTS ON WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW. PAUL: OF THE SEVERAL TOPICS THEY TALKED ABOUT THE MAIN FOCUS , STAYED ON THE COVID VACCINE AND HOW IT CAN GET TO MORE PEOPLE IN ORANGE COUNTY, THE [...]

2021-01-12T04:15:49+00:00January 12, 2021|Florida|

President Trump issues emergency declaration for President-elect Biden’s in…

President Trump issues emergency declaration for President-elect Biden's inaugural Updated: 8:49 PM EST Jan 11, 2021 Hide Transcript Show Transcript So are you out all afraid of taking your outside e these guys along? Um uh, I'm not afraid of [...]

2021-01-12T03:14:49+00:00January 12, 2021|Florida|

Vaccinations, boosting economy at top of New York Gov. Cuomo’s 2021 agenda

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo pledged in his annual address Monday to vaccinate millions of residents and jumpstart the state's flagging economy — even as more than 10,000 New Yorkers continue to test positive for COVID-19 each day.The governor's State [...]

2021-01-12T01:12:50+00:00January 12, 2021|Florida|

Acting Homeland Secretary head Chad Wolf resigning, days after criticizing …

Acting Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf is stepping down from his post, days after criticizing President Donald Trump over the riot at the U.S. Capitol.Wolf said in a message to staff Monday that he would step down at 11:59 p.m. [...]

2021-01-11T23:10:51+00:00January 11, 2021|Florida|

Corporate America halts donations to Republicans who voted to overturn the …

Some of America's biggest companies are suspending donations to Republican Congress members who objected to the Electoral College's votes.The growing list of those corporations, including American Express, BlueCross BlueShield, Commerce Bank, Dow and Marriott, comes after a pro-Trump mob breached [...]

2021-01-11T22:09:51+00:00January 11, 2021|Florida|

Stripe will halt processing Trump campaign donations because of encouraged …

Stripe will halt payment processing for President Donald Trump's campaign website after last week's breach of the U.S. Capitol.The Wall Street Journal was the first to report the news, and CNN confirmed the report with a source familiar with the [...]

2021-01-11T21:08:50+00:00January 11, 2021|Florida|

Disney’s Magical Express service to disappear in 2022

Disney's Magical Express service to disappear in 2022 Updated: 3:06 PM EST Jan 11, 2021 The Disney transportation system that brought guests to their hotels from the Orlando International Airport will be disappearing. Disney's Magical Express service will no longer [...]

2021-01-11T20:08:05+00:00January 11, 2021|Florida|

President-elect Biden receives second dose of coronavirus vaccine Monday

President-elect Joe Biden will receive the second dose of the Pfizer/BioNTech coronavirus vaccine on Monday, according to the President-elect's transition team.Biden's vaccination will come the week before he is sworn in as the next president of the United States, and [...]

2021-01-11T19:06:50+00:00January 11, 2021|Florida|

Millions left without paid sick leave after Congress let pandemic benefit e…

Tens of millions of workers lost the right to paid sick and family leave at the end of December after Congress failed to extend them in the new relief package.Congress provided the pandemic-related benefit in March to give ill workers [...]

2021-01-11T18:05:50+00:00January 11, 2021|Florida|

COVID vaccines in Florida: Where to get one

The following information is related to COVID-19 vaccination distribution in the Central Florida area.This information will be updated as more details are released. ORANGE COUNTY To get additional information on the vaccine, click here.Those who have trouble booking an appointment [...]

2021-01-11T17:04:50+00:00January 11, 2021|Florida|

Biden chooses veteran diplomat William Burns as CIA director

President-elect Joe Biden announced Monday he has chosen veteran diplomat William Burns to be his CIA director. A former ambassador to Russia and Jordan, Burns, 64, had a 33-year career at the State Department under both Republican and Democratic presidents. [...]

2021-01-11T15:02:50+00:00January 11, 2021|Florida|

Melania Trump releases statement following riot at Capitol, reflects on tim…

All right, Joe, that What? But this is beyond that. And John Sessions, Basically you want across the nation? Yeah. Okay. I've never been No, no, no, That's right, way. Melania Trump releases statement following riot at Capitol, reflects on [...]

2021-01-11T13:00:49+00:00January 11, 2021|Florida|

A 5-year-old made 200 New Year’s cards for seniors. Then she broke her pigg…

A 5-year-old made 200 New Year's cards for seniors. Then she broke her piggy bank to buy them a gift Updated: 5:00 AM EST Jan 11, 2021 They say creativity takes courage.And sometimes courage means finding the self-discipline to sit [...]

2021-01-11T11:59:51+00:00January 11, 2021|Florida|
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