Fact or fiction? There’s more than meets the eye with manatees
The gentle giants cruising Florida's waterways are one of the state’s most beloved creatures. On the surface, they may seem like slow, gray lumps grazing on sea grass but there is more than meets the eye with the ancient anatomical and ancestral traits still visible in manatees today.
Tampa author highlights history of Florida’s female trailblazers in ‘They Dared to Dream’
Doris Weatherford earned her place in the Sunshine State’s hallowed hall of women’s history by chronicling it, documenting everything from the achievements of Florida’s pre-colonial, Native American women to matriarchs championing the 19th amendment to women reaching for the stars in space travel.
Disney, Cirque du Soleil open new show ‘Drawn to Life’ to standing ovation
The highly anticipated new collaboration from Cirque du Soleil and Disney, Drawn to Life, premiered Thursday night at Disney Springs at Walt Disney World Resort to a full house of enthusiastic fans who demonstrated their appreciation with a lengthy standing ovation.
Brevard fire medic under investigation for allegedly insensitive remark to shooting victim
A member of the Brevard County Fire Rescue staff is under investigation after he allegedly made a racially insensitive remark to a shooting victim while the person was being transported by ambulance to the hospital for treatment, according to News 6 partner Florida Today.
First all-female spacewalking duo to talk about historic job
Days after completing a battery replacement mission outside the International Space Station, NASA astronauts Christina Koch and Jessica Meir will talk about being the first all-women spacewalking team. NASA will air a news conference Monday at noon on NASA TV and NASA.gov during which Koch and Meir will talk about their historic extra-vehicular activity or EVA. During the spacewalk, the astronauts took a call from President Donald Trump. "We don't want to take too much credit because there have been many others -- female spacewalkers -- before us," Meir told the president. While women have been spacewalking since 1984, it took two decades for women to catch up with men in the spacewalking arena.
Heres how to report, get updates on power outages in Florida
ORLANDO, Fla. When a hurricane or other strong storm blows through Central Florida, it's not uncommon to see power outages. When your power is out, it can seem like time is crawling as you continue checking whether power has been restored. Stay informed regarding outages and billing with OUC Alerts. Orlando and Orange County residents can report outages by calling 407-423-9018. View outage maps for and find out how to report an outage to the following companies:Dont see your company?
Seminole County: Everything residents need to know before a storm
SEMINOLE COUNTY, Fla. Residents of Seminole County have several resources available to them while preparing for a storm, riding it out and dealing with the aftermath once it passes. If you live in Seminole County, emergency officials also recommend you stay up to date with the county's Alert Seminole reverse 911 voice system, which notifies residents of any hazards in their neighborhood through landline phones, cellphones and voice-over-internet phones. To receive Seminole County information, enter 012117 when programming your radio. Shelter informationDepending on the severity of the weather and when it's expected to impact your area, some Seminole County shelters will open to welcome residents who need to take shelter. Residents with special needs who may need further sheltering assistance should register with the Seminole County Emergency Management by calling 407-665-5102 or by filling out a special needs registration form.