News 6 Getting Results: Displaced family surprised with new home; student pushes for sidewalks

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News 6 is always working to get results in Central Florida.

From stories focused on health, education and crime to showcasing people getting results in our community, News 6 works to make the Orlando area a better place to live.

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Here are some recent Getting Results stories that may pique your interest:

An Osceola county student is tackling a safety concern on her own. Charity Best says she and her family and friends don't have a safe way to walk to and from school. They all take 17th Street to get to St. Cloud High School and the road does not have sidewalks, except for a small stretch right in front of the entrance of the high school. Clay LePard spoke with the high school senior to find out how she is trying to get results in her community.

St. Cloud student pushes for sidewalks near high school

A Clermont community has gone from being the most violent area to one of the safest. Oakhurst was known for its murders, domestic violence, drugs and assaults, now police say crime there is nearly gone. Erik von Ancken explains how trust, community breakfasts and cleanup days turned into crime results.

Breakfast, potlucks turn violent neighborhood into safe place

A Central Florida man is using mixed martial arts as a way to mentor, heal and keep kids off the street. Many of his students come from broken homes or don't have a role model in their lives to inspire them. Now Elite Preparatory Academy is offering an after school MMA class. Click the link below to watch Carolina Cardona's story.

Former gang leader devoted to youth crime prevention through MMA fighting

Groups of people helped clean up the beach in Brevard County on Thursday. They picked up dead fish after red tide led to a big fish kill this week. James Sparvero was there as the nonprofit Keep Brevard Beautiful and the Brevard County Sheriff's Office chain gang came together to clean up the deadly effects of the toxic algae.

Volunteers, inmates clean up dead fish on Brevard beaches

Orange County students are designing robotic limbs, thanks to 3D printers. Recently, students as young as 5 years old competed in Princeton Elementary School's inaugural robotic limbs competition. Julie Broughton takes us to the competition. Watch her story here:

Princeton Elementary students design, build robotic arms and legs during competition

This week News 6, with the help of representatives from WellMed and United Healthcare got results for 813 viewers. Those viewers called our Medicare phone bank on Wednesday to ask questions about which plan is right for their needs, as well as the right doctors and specialists. Kirstin O'Connor explains how you can still get answers if you didn't get a chance to call. 

News 6 hosts Medicare phone bank ahead of deadline

An Ocoee family is finally back home after their house was gutted by a fire earlier this year. Today, the Lloyd family saw their newly rebuilt and furnished home, gifted to them by Tricon American Homes. Watch Mark Lehman's story to see the family's reaction to seeing their new home for the first time. 

Family displaced after house fire surprised with newly rebuilt home

Service dogs can assist with everything from visual impairment to mental disorders, but the cost can be prohibitive. This week's Getting Results Award winner trains them for free. A grateful viewer nominated Lauren Driscoll, who leads the Florida chapter of Paws of War. Matt Austin shows us how Driscoll and the program are getting results for local veterans.

Shelter dogs get second chance, help veterans with disabilities

Thank you for watching News 6, and remember, you can nominate someone you think is deserving of the Getting Results Award by clicking here.

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