Orlando’s Mad Cow Theatre to take final bow as city finalizes loan forgiveness agreement
The Orlando City Council will meet Monday to approve the temporary lease relief agreement between the city, the community redevelopment agency and the Church Street staple pending the theatre vacating the retail space by May 31.
Two vehicle crash in Apopka sends person to hospital
An accident on Sunday involving two cars in Apopka sent one person to Orlando Region Medical Center, according to Orange County Fire Rescue. Authorities said the crash happened at Clarcona Ocoee Road and Lakeville Road. One person in the crash was taken to Orlando Regional as a trauma alert, according to authorities. There is no word on what caused the car accident.
Deputies searching for 59-year-old man in Marion County
The Marion County Sheriff’s Office is searching for 59-year-old Wendell Jackson, who was last seen at his home Sunday morning. Authorities said Jackson was last seen at 3680 NE 41st Street around 7:30 a.m. Sunday morning. Jackson weighs around 150 pounds, is six feet and two inches and has salt and pepper short hair. Deputies ask if you have information on Jackson to contact law enforcement immediately. AT 3680 NE 41ST ST AT AROUND 7:30 AM T
Missing 14-year-old Apopka girl found safe
UPDATE: A missing 14-year-old Apopka girl has been found safe, according to police. ORIGINAL STORY: Zaraya Marie Manderville, 14, is missing from Apopka and was least seen Sunday evening. According to police, Manderville was last seen at the Borga Court in the Country Address Subdivision. Manderville has long black hair that could be in a pony tail and was last seen wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt, according to police. If you have information on her, please contact the Apopka Police Department at 407-703-1771 or CRIMELINE at 1-800-423-TIPS (8477).
Authorities searching for missing 14-year-old boy from Sorrento
Authorities in Sorrento are searching for a missing 14-year-old boy. Eric Gordon went missing on March 1, according to the Lake County Sheriff’s Office. Authorities said Gordon was picked up by a friend at his home and has not been seen since. If you have any information on Gordon, please contact the Lake County Sheriff’s Office.
‘Our hearts go out:’ Missing toddlers die after being pulled from Longwood pond
LONGWOOD, Fla. – Two sibling toddlers who were reported missing have died after being pulled from a pond Sunday evening in Seminole County, according to sheriff’s officials. The Seminole County Sheriff’s Office said it received a call around 7:20 p.m. about a 3-year-old girl and her 2-year-old brother who were missing at the Highcroft Point Townhomes on Wekiva Springs Road in Longwood. She said her son and daughter have autism and tend to gravitate toward a nearby pond. AdDeputies immediately went to the pond and found the boy floating in the water first, then found the girl. They were both rushed to Orlando Health South Seminole Hospital, where they were pronounced dead within minutes of each other at about 8:30 p.m.“Our hearts go out to the family,” the sheriff’s office said in a statement.
Missing 12-year-old Orlando girl found safe
ORLANDO, Fla. – UPDATE: A missing 12-year-old girl has been found safe, police announced Monday. Trenity Amayah King was reported missing last week but was “located in good health,” according to Orlando police. GOOD NEWS: We are happy to inform our residents that Trenity was located in good health. — Orlando Police (@OrlandoPolice) January 25, 2021ORIGINAL STORY:The Orlando Police Department is asking for the public’s help in finding a missing 12-year-old girl. Trenity Amayah King was last seen around 3 p.m. Sunday in the 5100 block of Rosamond Drive at the Village Springs apartment complex.
Harry P. Leu Gardens ‘Dazzling Nights’ ends in success, date announced for 2021
ORLANDO, Fla. – Organizers at the Harry P. Leu Gardens in Orlando are celebrating a huge success over the holiday season. The creators of the popular “Dazzling Nights” event said after 36 days, the nighttime light show brought in more than 35,000 people from Central Florida and beyond. “Dazzling Nights” was an outdoor holiday event consisting of a 3/4-mile walking journey featuring a 65-foot-long light tunnel, lasers, interactive light installations, more than a million points of light, snow and live entertainment. Creators from the Creative City Project and The Memoir Agency worked with people at the city of Orlando, Leu Gardens and AdventHealth to make the event happen. Click here to learn more about the Harry P. Leu Gardens and events coming this year.
Man, 61, shot dead while working on car in Titusville
A man was found shot inside a car parked at the Forest Park Apartment Complex in Titusville, according to police. Titusville police found the gunshot victim around 3 p.m. Sunday inside a maroon 2003 Saturn Ion parked at the apartment complex on Rock Pit Road. A preliminary investigation found that Starks was making repairs to the vehicle and was shot by the unknown suspect, according to authorities. The victim was taken to a nearby hospital and later pronounced dead, according to police. There was a lot of kids outside playing and a whole bunch of grown people out there and all of a sudden I just heard pow pow pow and I ran to the door and locked my door up,” one woman said.
Community comes together to help widower, father of 2 through Sanford Relief Fund
Fortunately, thanks to the help from his Sanford community, the holiday season will be a little less stressful than Aaron Butler initially thought. Natasha Trythall, who works in human resources for Advanced Composite Structures, explained the need for the community to pitch in to keep the fund going. Now that Butler and his girls are adjusting to a new life, he’s thankful for having his Sanford community. I don’t know what I would do without them.”In addition to the $5,000 check in the envelope, the Sanford Relief Fund also gave Butler an additional $2,000 so he can make sure his girls have the merriest Christmas possible. You can also donate to the Sanford Relief Fund using this link.
15-year-old boy shot to death at Ocala apartment complex identified
OCALA, Fla. – A 15-year-old boy was shot and killed Sunday at an apartment complex in Ocala, prompting a homicide investigation, according to police. Ocala police said Monday that Chris “Chevy” Chevelon Jr. died in the shooting, which happened around noon Sunday at the Sutton Place apartments off Northeast 3rd Street near State Road 40. Rest In Peace Chris Chevelon Jr. you will be missed but never forgotten by your friends, family, teammates and coaches. Once a Knight always a Knight in life and death. “Rest In peace Chris Chevelon Jr. You will be missed but never forgotten by your friends, family, teammates and coaches.
29-year-old motorcyclist dies in crash in Sumter County
SUMTER COUNTY, Fla. – A 29-year male from Brandon, Florida died in a motorcycle accident on I-75 in Sumter County, according to Florida Highway Patrol. Authorities said the man was riding his motorcycle on I-75, just north of exit 321, when the accident happened. The driver lost control of the motorcycle and collided with the guardrail in the northbound lane, according to troopers. The driver was ejected from the motorcycle and suffered fatal injuries at the scene of the crash. Authorities did not give a reason for the crash happening.
66-year-old man dies after car accident, according to FHP
A 66-year-old man died Sunday after a car accident on State Road 417 in Seminole County, according to Florida Highway Patrol. Authorities said the man was driving southbound on State Road 417 when the accident happened. While driving, the left front side of the car hit the wall barrier on the side of the highway and the driver was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident, according to FHP. There was a passenger in the car who sustained minor injuries. Troopers said they are investigating to see if the driver suffered a medical issue before the accident happened.
Toilet paper limits, empty shelves are back as virus surges
Toilet paper limits, empty shelves are back as virus surgesPublished: November 19, 2020, 10:08 amA surge of new coronavirus cases in the U.S. is sending people back to stores to stockpile again, leaving shelves bare and forcing retailers to put limits on purchases.
‘Erratic’ passenger arrested after flight from Orlando to Philadelphia, police say
‘Erratic’ passenger arrested after flight from Orlando to Philadelphia, police sayPublished: November 12, 2020, 12:29 pmA man is in custody Thursday after airline officials say he exhibited “erratic behavior” on an American Airlines flight from Orlando, including attempting to speak with the pilot prior to landing.
Many Orange County students shift to virtual learning due to COVID-19 cases
Many Orange County students shift to virtual learning due to COVID-19 casesPublished: October 22, 2020, 9:37 amTimber Creek High School has become the latest Orange County Public School campus to close due to coronavirus cases among students and/or staff, according to the school district.
News 6 teams up with Centra Care: Here’s when, where to get your free flu shot
News 6 teams up with Centra Care: Here’s when, where to get your free flu shotPublished: October 22, 2020, 9:32 amNews 6 is once again teaming up with AdventHealth Centra Care to offer free flu shots to Central Floridians.
Orlando police discover Stephanie Hollingsworth’s vehicle in retention pond
Orlando police discover Stephanie Hollingsworth’s vehicle in retention pondPublished: October 19, 2020, 10:04 amThe Orlando Police Department has confirmed that the license plate on a vehicle found in a retention pond matches the license plate on the vehicle of missing Belle Isle woman Stephanie Hollingsworth.
3 dead, 1 injured in shooting at Orange County motorcycle club
3 dead, 1 injured in shooting at Orange County motorcycle clubPublished: October 16, 2020, 9:59 amThree people were killed and another was injured in a shooting early Friday at a private motorcycle club in Orange County, Sheriff John Mina said.
Florida reports 2,883 new COVID-19 cases Wednesday
Florida reports 2,883 new COVID-19 cases WednesdayPublished: October 14, 2020, 12:27 pmCentral Florida counties are in its final days of early voting preparations, making adjustments as voters decide how they want to cast their ballot during the coronavirus pandemic. The state reporting more than 2,880 new COVID-19 cases Wednesday, as election officials continue to map out how to implement new safety guidelines.
Here's who's running for US House District 7
Here's who's running for US House District 7Published: October 14, 2020, 10:23 amTo highlight how important those voices are now and in elections past, News 6 is hosting the Real Talk: The Power of the Minority Vote town hall from 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Oct. 21.
Satellite imagery from space agencies sought in search for missing Belle Isle woman
Satellite imagery from space agencies sought in search for missing Belle Isle womanPublished: October 13, 2020, 12:31 pmThe family of a missing Belle Isle woman made a plea Tuesday for space agencies to provide satellite imagery as the search continues for Stephanie Hollingsworth.
President Trump to hold first rally since COVID-19 diagnosis in Sanford
President Trump to hold first rally since COVID-19 diagnosis in SanfordPublished: October 12, 2020, 2:36 pmThe stage is set and final preparations are being made at an Orlando Sanford International Airport hangar for President Trump’s rally Monday evening.
Can you pitch in? Community’s help needed to save Orlando woman’s home
ORLANDO, Fla. – Last week, the City of Orlando was weeks away from condemning Theresa DeFairia’s home. District 5 Orlando City Commissioner Regina Hill grew up in the same Orlando neighborhood. “We are a united Orlando and when we stand together, here in Orlando, miraculous things happen,” Hill said. If you’d like to help Ms. Theresa, you can contact Commissioner Regina Hill with the City of Orlando. If you would like to donate, DeFairia has a GoFundMe page.
Here’s how Central Florida firefighters are sparking conversation about fire safety
ORLANDO, Fla. – Firefighters across Central Florida are kicking off Fire Prevention Week with new programs and demonstrations to promote fire safety. “We want to encourage that in kitchen safety here today as well as throughout the home, sprinklers absolutely save lives,” Kilbury said. In Orlando, firefighters have launched a new program designed to save lives from fire or carbon monoxide. Through a grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the Orlando Fire Department is the first fire department in Central Florida to offer free carbon monoxide and smoke detectors to residents. To request a carbon monoxide and smoke detector from the City of Orlando, visit Orlando.gov/fire.
Deputies looking for suspect involved in Orange County shooting
Deputies looking for suspect involved in Orange County shootingPublished: September 28, 2020, 3:01 pmA man was seriously injured during an incident at a shopping center early Monday morning, according to the Orange County Sheriff’s Office.
Man seriously injured, shots fired at Orange County shopping center
Man seriously injured, shots fired at Orange County shopping centerPublished: September 28, 2020, 9:48 amA man was seriously injured during an incident at a shopping center early Monday morning, according to the Orange County Sheriff’s Office.
Worker falls to his death from StarFlyer attraction in Orlando
Worker falls to his death from StarFlyer attraction in OrlandoPublished: September 14, 2020, 11:30 amA 21-year-old man fell 200 feet to his death Monday morning while conducting a daily safety check on the StarFlyer attraction in Orlando tourist’s district, deputies said.
Orlando-area first responders grateful to be back home after assisting in Hurricane Laura response
ORLANDO, Fla. – One week ago, the Texas-Louisiana border was ravished by Hurricane Laura, which lashed the Gulf Coast, leaving more than a dozen dead, many injured and numerous buildings and homes destroyed. The team was deployed to some of the hardest-hit areas impacted by Hurricane Laura, which made landfall as a Category 4 storm. [READ MORE: ‘A time to pick up:’ Hurricane-hurt Louisiana begins cleanup | Red Cross of Central Florida deploys volunteers to assist Hurricane Laura victims]“Our initial assignment was to that of Lake Charles. During their mission, task force four discovered extensive wind damage to homes and buildings. So we want to thank them so much for that,” Jimmy Madriaga, a task force member, said.
Sanford homeowner who fatally shot teen in back won’t face charges, attorney says
Sanford homeowner who fatally shot teen in back won’t face charges, attorney saysPublished: September 1, 2020, 1:27 pmState prosecutors have decided not to file charges against the Sanford homeowner who fatally shot a 17-year-old during an attempted car burglary in May, according to the attorney for the teen’s family.
Chemical agents used to end Osceola standoff; man faces attempted murder charge
Chemical agents used to end Osceola standoff; man faces attempted murder chargePublished: August 31, 2020, 12:46 pmA standoff ended Monday morning in Osceola County when chemical agents were used to force a man out of an Osceola County home, where he fired a shot at his girlfriend, according to authorities.
Orange County leaders unveil eviction relief program
Orange County leaders unveil eviction relief programPublished: August 11, 2020, 1:00 pmOrange County Mayor Jerry Demings is seeking approval of a new program that would help those who are struggling financially as a result of the coronavirus pandemic avoid eviction.
Florida United Way weighs in on housing crisis during coronavirus pandemic
Florida United Way weighs in on housing crisis during coronavirus pandemicPublished: August 7, 2020, 10:22 amJeff Hayward, CEO of Heart of Florida United Way, describes the increase in people struggling and needing assistance during the coronavirus pandemic.
2 people killed in Windermere home invasion, police say
2 people killed in Windermere home invasion, police sayPublished: July 31, 2020, 9:56 amTwo men were beaten to death and a woman was seriously injured late Thursday during an attack at a home in a gated Windermere community while a 10-year-old boy called authorities while hiding in a bathroom, police said.
Central Florida organization worried about 'tidal wave' of evictions
Central Florida organization worried about 'tidal wave' of evictionsPublished: July 1, 2020, 1:31 pmHeart of Florida United Way President Jeff Hayward said he feared thousands of families would face homelessness with Orange and Osceola counties reporting some of the state's highest unemployment rates.
Winter Park small businesses feeling impacts of mandated closures amid virus outbreak
WINTER PARK, Fla. – The sidewalks on Park Avenue in Winter Park Saturday were nearly silent, except for the sounds of restaurants stacking up chairs on what was supposed to be a busy sidewalk art festival weekend. She is also paying close attention to what is happening in Washington, D.C., where senators spent Saturday negotiating a possible economic stimulus package and agreeing to offer a payroll tax holiday for small businesses. Meanwhile, Klinger said the Winter Park Chamber of Commerce has alerted businesses about Florida’s Small Business Emergency Bridge Loan Program. Small businesses in Winter Park struggle to stay afloat during the coronavirus pandemic. Ron DeSantis announced he is setting aside $50 million to help small businesses in Florida immediately, while the federal government works out its economic relief plan.
Here’s how you can help domestic violence victims during the coronavirus pandemic
ORLANDO, Fla. – Harbor House of Central Florida is asking for the community’s support as the nonprofit continues offering services to domestic violence victims during the coronavirus pandemic. Due to the guidelines laid out by the White House and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention regarding limiting social gatherings amid the coronavirus pandemic, Harbor House has had to postpone some of its fundraising events. Harbor House could receive money back for orders placed through Amazon Smile, according to the release. “Whatever you give, know that it makes a big difference in the lives of domestic violence survivors at Harbor House,” Harbor House officials said. If you or someone you know is being abused, you can reach a Harbor House advocate by calling 407-886-2856.