Investigation ongoing after car hit by CSX train in Sumter County
SUMTER COUNTY, Fla. — Deputies in Sumter County are investigating after a train hit a car overnight. The crash happened Tuesday evening near Main Street and Central Avenue. Read: Tavares police officer exposed to fentanyl shines light on opioid dangersThe crash site is not far from Bushnell Elementary School. Read: Waste Management employees rescue elderly man trapped under golf cartDeputies say the crash involved a CSX train, but did not give details on the car or whether anyone involved was hurt. Click here to download the free WFTV news and weather apps, click here to download the WFTV Now app for your smart TV and click here to stream Channel 9 Eyewitness News live.wftv.com
Walt Disney World kicks off HBCU Week
ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. — More than 5,000 high school students will join nearly 50 HBCU (Historically Black Colleges and Universities) representatives at Walt Disney World Resort this weekend. This is the first time in its five-year history that the HBCU Week Foundation is hosting its annual event at Walt Disney World Resort. Read: New Mexican restaurant coming to Walt Disney World in 2023“This event is an ideal collaboration in that it highlights Disney’s commitment to supporting HBCUs and the mission of HBCU Week,” said Avis Lewis, vice president human resources, Walt Disney Imagineering and Disney Parks International. Click here for more information about HBCU Week. Video: ‘Tron,’ ‘Moana’ and ‘Zootopia’: D23 Expo details new attractions coming to Walt Disney World Disney officials shared details over the weekend about new attractions coming to Walt Disney World.wftv.com
Trump: 'King' to some in Pennsylvania, but will it help GOP?
Republicans are counting on political nostalgia for the Trump era as they battle Democrats this fall in Pennsylvania in races for governor, the U.S. Senate and control of Congress. But it's unclear whether the support that propelled Trump to the White House will be there on Election Day, Nov. 8. “It started out as a low-enthusiasm race,” said Dave Ball, the Republican Party chairman in Washington County, which includes much of western Pennsylvania. Michaelic reminds skeptical voters in her hometown of the importance of voting and notes that in 2016, no one thought Trump could win. DeHosse, who runs a custom-screen print and embroidery shop on Main Street, said she has had trouble hiring employees since the pandemic.wftv.com
Trump: 'King' to some in Pennsylvania, but will it help GOP?
The Trump-Pence sign still hangs on the older building off Main Street in this historic town, a lasting vestige of the campaign fervor that roused voters, including many who still believe the falsehood that the former president didn’t lose in 2020 and hope he'll run in 2024. The enthusiasm for Donald Trump’s unique brand of nationalist populism has cut into traditional Democratic strongholds like Monongahela, about 25 miles south of Pittsburgh, where brick storefronts and a Slovak fellowship hall dot Main Street and church bells mark the hours of the day. Republicans are counting on political nostalgia for the Trump era as they battle Democrats this fall in Pennsylvania in races for governor, the U.S. Senate and control of Congress.news.yahoo.com
Car in fatal East Dundee crash going more than 100 mph: police
The East Dundee fatal car accident Sept. 10 that left two men dead and two seriously injured occurred at a speed that exceeded 100 mph and was so violent that car engine was separated from its body, a police news release said.chicagotribune.com
9 people injured in shooting outside Cincinnati bar, police say
>> Read more trending newsThe shooting occurred at about 1:45 a.m. EDT outside Mr. Pitiful’s bar in the Over-the-Rhine neighborhood of the city, Cincinnati Police Department spokesperson Lt. Col. Michael John told reporters. A spokesperson at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center confirmed that nine victims were at the facility, according to the television station. “We have one Cincinnati police officer that discharged one round, and we do not know if that officer struck the individual that he was firing the gun at,” John told reporters. Police had to deploy a pair of flash bangs to disperse the crowd so that medical personnel could reach the shooting victims, WLWT-TV reported. The suspect was wearing a white shirt and dark pants, John told reporters.wftv.com
After the rain comes the heat in flooded Kentucky towns
And that is now our new weather challenge,” Kentucky Gov. That includes communities just across the state line in Virginia and West Virginia, where some people also remain without power. Cooling stations are being set up in buildings that were spared the floods as more than 9,600 customers remain without electricity in eastern Kentucky, Beshear said. Meanwhile, the flooding has forced some eastern Kentucky districts to delay the start of school. In Letcher County, Superintendent Denise Yonts said six of the district’s 10 schools were damaged by flooding and two staff members died.wftv.com
After the rain comes the heat in flooded Kentucky towns
“It’s going to get really, really hot. And that is now our new weather challenge,” Kentucky Gov. That includes communities just across the state line in Virginia and West Virginia, where some people also remained without power. Cooling stations are being set up in buildings that were spared the floods as more than 9,600 customers remain without electricity in eastern Kentucky, Beshear said. Other Associated Press contributors include Leah Willingham in Charleston, West Virginia.wftv.com
Record rain causes heavy flooding in St. Louis area; 1 dead
— (AP) — Record rainfall caused widespread flash flooding across the St. Louis area early Tuesday, killing one person, displacing many others and prompting rescues from vehicles and homes. One person died when a car in St. Louis was found covered in more than 8 feet (2.4 meters) of water. Several puppies drowned when a building became flooded at Stray Paws Adoptables, a stray dog rescue operation in St. Peters, a St. Louis suburb. In the St. Louis County town of Brentwood, residents were forced to evacuate when Deer Creek overflowed. While the St. Louis region got the worst of it, other places were soaked, too.wftv.com
Record rainfall causes widespread flooding in St. Louis area
— (AP) — Record rainfall caused widespread flash flooding across the St. Louis area early Tuesday, closing multiple roadways and prompting rescues from vehicles and homes. Damage across the St. Louis region was widespread after a massive downpour dropped more than 11 inches (28 centimeters) of rain in parts of St. Charles County and up to 10 inches (25 centimeters) elsewhere in the St. Louis metropolitan area. At one point, sections of interstates 64, 55 and 44 also were closed in the St. Louis area. In the St. Louis County town of Brentwood, residents were forced to evacuate when Deer Creek overflowed. While the St. Louis region got the worst of it, other places were soaked, too.wftv.com
Boy, 9, fatally shot in Skokie apartment
An official investigates the scene on Saturday, May 14, 2022, where a 9-year-old boy was fatally shot inside an apartment building in the 4700 block of Main Street in Skokie. A 6-year-old boy was also shot and suffered a graze wound, according to police. Andrew Johnston/Chicago Tribunechicagotribune.com
Daytona Beach estimates Main Street pier needs $140K in repairs
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Daytona Beach city officials estimate that repairing damage to the Main Street pier will cost about $140,000. The east end of the pier, which serves as the fishing section, has been closed since March 1 due to a damaged piling underneath. The city is accepting bids for the work now, and the commission will approve one of them on April 6. READ: Portion of Daytona Beach Pier closed due to structural damageCity estimates it will cost about $140,000 and take a month to repair damage done to the Main Street pier. The city is accepting bids for the work, which the commission will approve April 6.wftv.com
Police search for man who brutally stabbed Daytona Beach couple to death
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Police are searching for the person who brutally stabbed a couple to death in Daytona Beach. Daytona Beach Police Chief Jakari Young told Channel 9 that the couple was riding their bikes from Main Street when someone attacked them on Wild Olive Avenue. Police said the couple was biking home when they were stabbed several times and their throats were slashed. “I will tell you we will spare no expense and we will leave no stone unturned until our community is safe and feels safe,” Young said. Anyone with information is asked to call Daytona Beach Police Detective Howell at 671-5257.wftv.com
Thousands of bikers descend on Daytona Beach for Biketoberfest
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — This weekend marks the start of bike week in Volusia County. Bikers are packing Daytona Beach’s Main Street this weekend, bringing nearly 100,00 visitors to the area. And unlike last year there are no COVID-19 restrictions in place, so no masks or social distancing rules are in place this weekend. Daniel Widegren said coming to Biketoberfest is about meeting new people and having fun after what has been a challenging pandemic for everyone. Read: Volusia teen arrested after ‘prejudiced attack’ on 16-year-old, deputies say“Meeting a lot of great riders, a lot of Americans, obviously.wftv.com
Disney's parks rebound aids profit; Disney+ subscribers grow
The company also added more subscribers to its Disney+ streaming service than analysts expected. (AP Photo/John Raoux, File) (John Raoux)A theme-park comeback continued to boost Disney's results in the most recent quarter. The company also added more subscribers to its Disney+ streaming service than analysts expected. Growth had lagged recently, and some analysts had warned that Disney+ could miss its target of 230 million to 260 million subscribers by 2024. It has 196.4 million total streaming subscribers including Disney+, ESPN+ and Hulu.wftv.com
Disney addresses new legislation that would fine companies for enforcing vaccine mandates
Disney World's 50-year employees Guests stroll along Main Street at the Magic Kingdom theme park at Walt Disney World Monday, Aug. 30, 2021, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux) (John Raoux/AP)ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. — Disney addresses reports and social media blogs about ending the vaccine mandates at their Florida properties. In October, Disney announced unionized employees must be fully vaccinated by Oct. 22. Read: Disney cast members protest company’s vaccine mandateRecent legislation signed by Gov. The legislation will also prevent employers from firing workers over COVID-19 vaccination mandates and allow parents to decide whether to vaccinate their children.wftv.com
9,000 NYC workers on leave as vaccine mandate takes effect
About 9,000 New York City municipal workers were put on unpaid leave for refusing to comply with a COVID-19 vaccine mandate that took effect Monday and thousands of city firefighters have called out sick in an apparent protest over the requirement.
After more than a year, family of murdered Apopka teen still seeking justice
APOPKA, Fla. — A week before her 16th birthday, Nykeria Simmons was gunned down on Main Street in Apopka, not far from where she grew up. Lashunda Redd said there isn’t a day that goes by that she doesn’t think about her sister. Varsity Football gameNykeria’s family said they hope someone will come forward and help them get the justice they’re looking for. I wish somebody would come forward so we can get justice, and my sister can rest in peace,” Lashunda said. The FBI urges anyone with information to contact the FBI Tampa Field Office at (813) 253-1000, or the Central Florida Crimeline at (800) 423-TIPS (8477).wftv.com
Know before you go: What to expect when Biketoberfest 2021 rolls into Daytona Beach this week
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — The 29th Annual Biketoberfest fall motorcycle rally begins Thursday in Daytona Beach. be implemented for beachside access this year on any of the city’s high-rise bridges or the Main Street drawbridge. Instead, motorcycles are advised to try turning left (west) onto International Speedway Blvd. then right on Peninsula Dr. North Beach Street : Motorcycle-only parking will be in effect on selected areas of North Beach Street, marked by signs. Expect heavy traffic around the Indian Motorcycle Company at 290 North Beach St. Daytona International Speedway : No major traffic concerns expected in the area.wftv.com
Traffic alert: Main Street bridge access restricted to those with special pass in Daytona Beach
The Daytona Beach Police Department said the Main Street bridge is now restricted to those with a special pass due to crowds. People who live or work on the beach side were able to pick up a “Pink P” pass at the Daytona Beach Police Station earlier this week, which allows them to cross the Main Street bridge. READ: Special passes return to Daytona Beach for busy Daytona Truck Meet weekendUPDATE: The Main Street Bridge is now restricted to those with the "Pink P". The other 3 bridges to beachside (ISB, Orange, Seabreeze) remain open at this time.#DaytonaTruckMeet #DaytonaBeach #CityDaytonaBeach #LoveDaytonaBeach #WorldFamousDB #KeepDaytonaBeautiful pic.twitter.com/8i2icCuMkF — Daytona Beach PD Traffic (@DBPDTraffic) June 12, 2021This weekend, more than 35,000 truckers are at Daytona Beach for the annual Daytona Truck Meet. #CityDaytonaBeach #LoveDaytonaBeach #WorldFamousDB #KeepDaytonaBeautiful pic.twitter.com/WyIwTZAgcA — Daytona Beach Police (@DaytonaBchPD) June 12, 2021Check back and watch Eyewitness News for live updates.wftv.com
Orlando leaders to vote on Main Street program for West Lakes community
ORLANDO, Fla. — Orlando’s Main Street program could be getting a new addition if approved by the city council on Monday. The West Lakes Partnership is a community that has been petitioning the city for a Main Street program for years. Two major components, one business owner says, are missing in the West Lakes community. To boost businesses inside the community, city leaders are expected to approve a Market Street program during its next meeting. Orlando has 10 Main Street programs, including the Milk District.wftv.com
Hate crime: Suspect arrested in attack on Asian American woman in New York City
This image taken from surveillance video provided by the New York City Police Department shows a person of interest in connection with an assault of an Asian American woman, Monday, March 29, 2021, in New York. (Courtesy of New York Police Department via AP)NEW YORK – A parolee convicted of killing his mother nearly two decades ago was arrested on assault and hate crime charges in an attack on an Asian American woman in New York City, police said Wednesday. New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio called the attack “absolutely disgusting and outrageous” and said it was “absolutely unacceptable” that witnesses didn’t help the woman. Two lobby workers, described by their union as doormen, were seen on video witnessing the attack but failing to help Kari. This year in New York City, there have been 33 hate crimes with an Asian victim as of Sunday, police said.
Individual investors should tread carefully in hot but risky IPO market, experts caution
It looks like Main Street is poised to get in on an investment that's been largely off-limits: initial public offerings. While the move may broaden who can participate in these offerings, experts say it won't change the risk that comes with IPOs. "Don't let excitement get in the way of making sure the investment you're making is a smart one." Before any new stock reaches the market, investment banks — which generally underwrite IPOs — sell shares that end up in the hands of select investors. Everyone else must wait until shares start trading through a market like the New York Stock Exchange or Nasdaq.cnbc.com
Minimum wage would be $44 today if it grew at same pace as Wall Street bonuses
But it's part of a longer-term trend, with Wall Street bonuses surging 1,217% since 1985, or about 10 times the pace for minimum wage workers during the same stretch. In 1985, a minimum wage worker earned about $7,000 annually, while Wall Street bonuses were about twice that, at $14,000 on average. Anderson said her analysis starts in 1985 because that's the earliest year for which she could find data on Wall Street bonuses. "In limbo"To be sure, it's not only Wall Street workers who have profited during the pandemic. For instance, about 63% of all securities industry employees are men, but only 33% of minimum wage workers are men.cbsnews.com
Victim in Mims deadly shooting identified as Titusville man
BREVARD COUNTY, Fla. – Deputies on Monday identified a man who was shot and killed in Mims last week. Investigators said Alex Robinson, 44, of Titusville, was found shot near a house off Main Street Thursday morning. Deputies have not said what the motive for the shooting may have been, but did say they believe Robinson was targeted and the shooting was an isolated incident. The sheriff’s office is asking anyone with information about this shooting to call the homicide unit at 321-633-8413 or Crimeline at 800-423-8477. Use the form below to sign up for the ClickOrlando.com 4pm Trending newsletter, sent every weekday.
Victim found shot to death near Mims home, deputies say
BREVARD COUNTY, Fla. – A death investigation is underway in Brevard County after deputies discovered a male shooting victim near a Mims home, according to the sheriff’s office. The fatal shooting was reported near Harry T Moore Avenue and Main Street around 10 a.m. Thursday. AdThe victim was taken to an area hospital, were he was pronounced dead, according to the sheriff’s office. Sheriff’s officials said agents were interviewing potential witnesses and collecting evidence to determine the circumstances surrounding the incident. Anyone with information about the death investigation is asked to call 321-633-8413 or Crimeline at 800-423-TIPS.
Man killed in hit-and-run on Main Street in Apopka
APOPKA, Fla. – A man was killed in a hit-and-run crash on Main Street in Apopka on Wednesday, according to police. The Apopka Police Department said officers responded to the incident around 8 p.m. and the vehicle officers are searching for is a silver or gray sedan with front driver’s-side damage. [TRENDING: 18+ can soon get vaccine in Fla. | That’s not lint: Family finds snake in dryer | So Florida: Gator swims with shark]AdOfficers said they are looking for information from the area at the time of the crash. Investigators said anyone with information should call 407-703-1757 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. We will update this story as more information becomes available.
Orlando once again ranks as deadliest city for pedestrians
The city of Orlando's most famous attraction is built around a fully pedestrianized Main Street. The city came out on top thanks to a rate of three pedestrian deaths per 100,000 people between 2010 and 2019. When held up to the rate of trips made on foot, it became clear that nowhere else was walking so risky a proposition. The report showed Orlando just barely eking out the unfortunate title over Bakersfield, California.In addition, the state of Florida was found to be the most dangerous place to walk. Florida fell behind California, where a little over 7,800 pedestrians were killed in the last decade.orlandoweekly.com
Coronavirus restrictions and other things to expect during Daytona Beach’s Bike Week 2021
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Last year, the coronavirus pandemic forced an early end to the annual motorcycle event but now, Bike Week is returning to Daytona Beach for its full run. A mask mandate is also in effect in Daytona Beach, but only applies to indoor businesses, meaning attendees can go mask free while partying outdoors, where many of the happenings take place. Only motorcycles will be allowed on Main Street. AdThe Daytona Beach Police Department said it expects hundreds of thousands of visitors, most of whom will be congregating in the areas of Main Street, Beach Street, Daytona International Speedway and Mary McLeod Bethune Boulevard. Drivers should also keep their eyes peeled for changes in traffic patterns -- including restricted traffic on Main Street Bridge -- should they become necessary.
Bike Week will happen in Daytona Beach this year, but with these changes
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Bike Week is known as a Volusia county tradition with tens of thousands of bikers rolling into town every year. For years, owner George St. Pierre at Jungle George’s on Main Street had to prepare for the annual influx in people. Bike week would normally allow for popular streets to shut down to make room for the crowds. Last year, the final days of Bike Week were called off after COVID-19 started to rapidly spread across the country. Biketoberfest 2020 permits were denied in Daytona Beach but not elsewhere.
Experts say experience convinced Midwest of virus dangers
Since the middle of November, the entire region has returned to levels similar to those seen in October. Governors have used the declining numbers to justify their divergent approaches to fighting the pandemic, even jousting at times. As the pandemic crept into communities across the Midwest, more people had loved ones, friends or acquaintances fall ill or die. Many health experts warned that the region was ripe for widespread infections, especially as the weather cooled and people gathered inside, making it easier for the coronavirus to spread. Other experts say some pockets of people, such as those who work in meatpacking plants where infections were widespread, had experienced such high rates of infections that the virus has slowed.
Move over, Santa. It’s 2020 and there’s a new witch in town
ORLANDO, Fla. – It’s 2020 -- and less than two weeks until Halloween -- so it’s only appropriate that a witch was spotted flying Tuesday morning in the Florida skies. Well, technically, it was a cloud in the shape of a witch appearing to fly on a broom across the Orlando area. No word whether the witch is planning to hijack Christmas, but it is 2020, so ... If you have a photo you’d like to share with News 6, submit it at ClickOrlando.com/pins. Click here to subscribe to ClickOrlando.com’s Strange Florida newsletter, delivered every Friday.
Bikers descend on Daytona Beach for Biketoberfest
VOLUSIA COUNTY, Fla. – Biketoberfest began Thursday, with bikers revving down Main Street in Daytona Beach as early as the night before. Last month, the city of Daytona Beach voted to not allow event permits for Biketoberfest out of concerns it could cause COVID-19 to spread. However, Volusia County voted to allow permits for areas not governed by another local city within the county. Ormond Beach also voted to allow event permits if the business submitted a safety plan regarding COVID-19. Daytona Beach Police Chief Craig Capri also said he will be on Main Street on Friday to monitor the crowds.
Biketoberfest permits allowed in Ormond Beach but not in Daytona due to COVID-19
ORMOND BEACH, Fla. – Don’t expect blaring music or vendors filling up Main Street in Daytona Beach for this year’s Biketoberfest after city commissioners ruled against issuing permits, hoping to avoid crowded corridors during a pandemic. “People are going to come into town, you know they’re going to come to town. Will it be better to shut the doors for Biketoberfest and come back on Monday?”But, drive up the road to U.S. 1 in Ormond Beach and it’s a different story. Ormond Beach Mayor Bill Partington said the city issued permits because it has acres of land along U.S. 1 and big spaces like Destination Daytona for bikers to roam, if establishments submit a COVID-19 safety plan. “Ormond Beach is situated differently than Daytona and we have more room to spread out.
Federal Reserve expands lending program to nonprofit groups
WASHINGTON The Federal Reserve has opened one of its lending programs to nonprofit groups, including hospitals, educational institutions, and social service organizations. The central bank needs to finalize the legal details before loans to nonprofits can be made. Under the program, banks make loans to borrowers that meet the Fed's criteria, and the central bank then purchases 95% of the loans to reduce the risk to the bank and enable it to engage in more lending. The Fed first proposed terms and criteria for nonprofits last month and adjusted them after receiving public feedback. Many potential business borrowers apparently find the program too complicated and are also struggling to locate participating banks.
Bicyclist dies after being hit by a car in Brevard, troopers say
BREVARD COUNTY, Fla. A bicyclist is dead after being hit by a car Friday in Brevard County, according to the Florida Highway Patrol. Troopers said the crash happened at 8 a.m. along U.S. 1 and Main Street. The bicyclist was pronounced dead at the scene. Troopers said the northbound lanes of U.S. 1 are closed for the investigation into the crash. Stay with News 6 for updates.
Fed acts to broaden appeal of 'Main Street' lending program
Smaller companies, many of which have endured severe damage from the shutdowns forced by the coronavirus, might now find the Main Street program more appealing. Under the Main Street lending program, banks make loans to businesses; the Fed then buys the loans from the banks. Collectively, the changes suggest that the Fed might be having trouble attracting borrowers for the Main Street program. Chair Jerome Powell previously said the Main Street program would start making loans on June 1 or shortly after, but it has not yet done so. On Monday, the Fed said the program would start registering banks soon and will then buy loans shortly afterwards.
Bike Week goers still attending despite city canceling event
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Fears over the spread of the coronavirus are bringing an early end to outdoor activities at this year’s Bike Week in Daytona Beach after city leaders declared a state of emergency. Motorcycles are rolling down Main Street in Daytona Beach as Bike Week is still in full swing. On Friday city leaders issued a state of emergency, pulled all outdoor permits, and called off Bike Week. Sim came down from New York for Bike Week with his friends. Master Barber Michael Napier said even if the city cancels the rest of Bike Week, people can still have a good time indoors.
Everything you need to know for Daytona Beach’s Bike Week
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Motorcycle enthusiasts, it’s time to start your bikes and rev those engines because Daytona Beach’s 79th annual Bike Week is coming to town. Start your day off at the welcome center located at One Daytona, right across from the Daytona International Speedway. North Beach StreetThere will be motorcycle-only parking on selected areas of North Beach Street. 290 North Beach Street, Daytona Beach. March 14: Daytona 200/Daytona TT at the Daytona International Speedway.