Teacher resignations on the rise in Central Florida as educators struggle to make living wage
Teacher resignations in our local public-school districts are on the rise, numbers which we found publicly displayed on many local school board agendas or received from a district’s human resources division.
Apopka custodian used as ‘Money Mule’ to transfer $3.1M to Nigerian police barracks
The U.S. Secret Service has uncovered a multi-million dollar scheme that used a young Apopka janitor as a “money mule” to transfer cash, money orders and unemployment benefits to a Nigerian police barracks over the last six years.
Trust Index: I keep getting political text messages -- are they legit?
As the Nov. 3 general election approaches, many Central Floridians have been receiving text messages on their mobile devices soliciting donations for political candidates, offering assistance with mail-in ballots or inquiring about voter registration status.
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News 6 investigation leads to call to expand coverage of cancers for firefighters
When Veteran Orange County paramedic Travis Brown was diagnosed with Bile Duct cancer last year, he was sure he would be eligible for financial help under SB 426., only to find his cancer was not on the list of 21 cancers covered under the legislation signed by Governor Ron DeSantis in 2019.
Judge overturns Eatonville election due to ‘illegal’ votes
More than 19 months after Tarus Mack was certified the winner of an Eatonville Town Council election, a judge has ordered Mack to be removed from his position due to evidence uncovered by his opponent suggesting votes were illegally cast or procured.
Orange County approves firefighter’s cancer death benefit under SB 426
Orange County administrators voted to pay a full $75,000 cancer death benefit to the widow of veteran firefighter Eric Siena Tuesday, a decision Public Safety Director Danny Banks said reflects the administration’s support of the county’s first responders.
News 6 uncovers emails between DCF, ‘special review’ committee following Volusia shootout
After four kids were arrested in three high-profile cases out of Volusia County, News 6 learned that the Department of Children and Families (DCF) spearheaded a review focused on the "health of our system", according to emails obtained by News 6 through a public records request. They have yet to release their findings, but News 6 found community improvements even without a response from DCF.
Immersive Van Gogh Orlando exhibit location announced, delayed until November
What had become somewhat of an art venue mystery was solved Monday when ticketholders of the “Immersive Van Gogh exhibit” originally scheduled to open Oct. 7 were advised the presentation will be located at the Orange County Convention Center’s West Concourse with the debut now rescheduled for Nov. 26.
Reports of ID.me duplicate accounts increasing in Florida
ID.me, the company hired to verify the identification of Florida unemployment account holders has launched a full-court press to stop cybercriminals employing social engineering to steal the personal information of claimants applying for unemployment assistance.
DOJ: Man fraudulently offered presidential pardon to Matt Gaetz in exchange for $25 million donation
Federal prosecutors have charged a convicted felon with attempting to defraud the family of Florida Congressman Matt Gaetz by offering a presidential pardon in exchange for a $25 million donation, according to an indictment unsealed Tuesday.