News 6 at 6--12/12/2018

Parents and guardians are coming to the Joy Center all day Wednesday to pick up gifts for children and seniors adopted through the Salvation Army's Angel Tree program. The day has been months in the making with News 6 viewers help.

Below are more top local and national headlines as seen on News 6 and ClickOrlando.com Wednesday, Dec. 12.

Distribution day kicks off for annual Angel Tree program

Toys have been sorted, gift bags have been stuffed, teddy bears are ready to be hugged, stockings are filled with goodies and all are set to be carried away. From bicycles in all sizes and colors, to baby dolls and toys for every age, the distribution center was bursting with cheer before families came to collect the items Wednesday morning. Click here to see how Angel Tree volunteers pull off the big day.

There are still 'Hamilton' tickets for sale in Orlando

Anyone who is trying to reach their goal of seeing "Hamilton" in Orlando is in luck. Tickets are still available for several of the performances coming to the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts. Click here for details.

UCF new scholarship fund will help students graduate

The University of Central Florida on Wednesday announced a record $40 million investment in a new scholarship fund designed to help students graduate in four years and reduce student loan debt. By Feb. 1, a task force will be assembled to develop a plan for identifying eligible students and distributing the money. Read more about the students this fund will help here.

Flagler County students accused of threatening teacher

The Flagler County Sheriff's Office said school resource deputies were informed Monday about a threat against a teacher. Officials said a boy and girl used very racist language on their school-issued computers as they discussed harming the teacher.

“I was appalled at the language these students were using and the threats made toward this teacher," Flagler County Sheriff Rick Staly said.

President Trump's ex lawyer sentenced to three years in prison

President Donald Trump's former lawyer and fixer, Michael Cohen, was sentenced Wednesday to three years in prison after saying he took "full responsibility" for his actions while at the same time blaming the president.

His sentence will be the longest thus far for anyone involved with the president or stemming from special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election.

Warmer weather returns bringing storms

After waking up to frost and freezing temperatures Wednesday morning, it was a decent afternoon with highs in the mid-60s across Central Florida.

Thursday's highs will be in the low 70s, with a small chance of rain.

Showers and thunderstorms are likely Friday, however, as the next cold front moves through the area. Get the full forecast here.

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