78-year-old real estate broker waiting 18 months for unemployment benefits turns to News 6
John “Jack” Sullivan never thought he would be collecting unemployment benefits at this stage of his life, but at 78 years old, the retired sales manager not only needed benefits, but was “stuck” waiting for those benefits since August 2020.
Autopsy results finalized for Brevard deputy involved in fatal shooting of Cocoa teens
Autopsy results for a 35-year-old Brevard County sheriff’s deputy cleared of wrongdoing in the 2020 shooting deaths of two Cocoa teens during a mistaken traffic stop shows the deputy had a history of cardiovascular issues.
Palm Bay man indicted on first-degree murder charge after death of infant daughter
A Palm Bay Man was indicted by a grand jury Tuesday on multiple charges, including first-degree murder, following the December death of his 6-month-old daughter, a state attorney spokesperson told News 6 partner Florida Today.
🔓SHOW US: It’s ‘National Dress Up Your Pet Day!’
Yes, ‘National Dress Up Your Pet Day’ is a thing. The unofficial holiday celebrated on January 14, started in 2009 by Celebrity Pet Lifestyle Expert and Animal Behaviorist, Colleen Paige, according to <a href="https://nationaltoday.com/national-dress-up-your-pet-day/" target="_blank">National Today</a>.
Wet season: More sea breeze storms to fire up in Central Florida
ORLANDO, Fla. Wet season has begun in Florida, meaning most days will consist of the possibility sea breeze storms in the Orlando area. Orlando on Thursday will reach a high near 93 degrees, with feels like temperatures in the upper 90s. Rain chances stand at 60%. Fridays high will be near 90, with a good chance of more storms. Rain chances stand at 70% on Saturday and Sunday.
Businesses face new challenges as restrictions are put into place amid coronavirus pandemic
ORLANDO, Fla. Many businesses are still in the process of reopening, but there are lots of restrictions in place aimed at keeping everyone healthy. "I did work with PPP to help the other businesses in the area to help them Properly fill out their application," said Crosier. She said she's held regular meetings with many downtown and Parramore area businesses, helping them find resources. All of our businesses, each has their unique need, so we try to cater those needs, said Rosangela Parker. The Church Street District has a Facebook page to encourage downtown area businesses to share their reopening and safety plans.
LIVE RADAR: Tropical system continues to drench Central Florida
Published: May 26, 2020, 5:56 am Updated: May 26, 2020, 12:40 pmORLANDO, Fla. Get ready for some more rain. An area of low pressure continues to be centered over South and Central Florida, bringing tropical moisture to the Orlando area for the next couple of days. The National Hurricane Center says the system has a 20% chance of development within the next two days and a 20% chance over the next five days. Regardless of development, heavy rain could cause flash flooding over portions of Florida, News 6 meteorologist Troy Bridges said. Rip currents and high seas will be a big issue as winds gusts pick up.Orlando will reach a high near 86 Tuesday, with a 50% coverage of rain.
Single mom goes from furloughed to terminated as Holiday Inn Club Vacations cuts sales staff
A single mom of a 7-year-old daughter went from furloughed to jobless last week amid the spread of the coronavirus. Because of the pandemic they furloughed pretty much all of us and kept 10 people, Danielle Biggers told News 6. "Its horrible, its horrible.Biggers worked as a vacation sales representative for Holiday Inn Club Vacations for 10 years but she had taken time away from the company and had just started back in 2017. Biggers is concerned for her young daughter Bronze, unsure where she will get financial help. Her lender Mr. Cooper is allowing her to defer home mortgage payments but the company is asking for a balloon payment.
Hail hits Orange County again as storms move through area
ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. Hail hit Orange County for the second day in a row. Storms were scattered from Groveland to Orlando around 6:20 p.m. on Friday. The storms Orange County has seen the past two days are more like a summer day than late spring, according to News 6 Chief Meteorologist Tom Sorrells. Hail on Thursday produced hailstone of 1.25. Chances of precipitation for the next three days are at 20 percent and temps could hit the 90s on Saturday, Sunday and Monday.
Sea breeze storm season arrives in Florida
Orlando will reach a high of 94, with a 40% coverage of afternoon storms. It seems the wet season has begun across Central Florida as the east coast sea breeze will once again fire up, News 6 meteorologist Troy Bridges said. Expect rain chances at 30% on Saturday and 20% on Sunday, Bridges said. It will not be a washout, but expect a slight increase in rain chances on Memorial Day. We will see on and off scattered afternoon showers every day through though next week.Watch News 6 for more weather coverage.
Trust Index: News 6 discovers discrepancy in COVID-19 deaths reported in Florida
ORLANDO, Fla. News 6 has discovered a discrepancy in COVID-19 deaths reported across the state of Florida. Bolden took that information and ran it through News 6s trust index, which fact checks questionable information circulating on social media and in our communities. [TRUST INDEX: See a questionable claim on social media? Share it with the Trust Index fact-checking team]COVID-19 has claimed more than 2,100 lives in the state of Florida, according to the Department of Healths dashboard. Based on that information, our team gives the states COVID-19 death count, and county-by-county count a Be Careful grade on the Trust Index.
Restaurants deal with capacity limitations as Florida continues to reopen
PARRAMORE, Fla. As part of phase one, restaurants across Florida are allowed to reopen for dine-in at half capacity, but some restaurant owners tell News 6 its still not enough to fully sustain their business. At Nikki's Place Restaurant in Parramore, the calls and the customers have kept coming thankfully. Thats why even though statewide, restaurants are allowed to reopen at half capacity, Akins said its not enough to fully pay her workers. In fact, she's even had to cut hours for a few employees because of the restaurant's reduced hours. Another restaurant owner in Parramore said he has reopened at half capacity, but hes still seen a 90% reduction in business since the pandemic.
Orange Countys top health leader asked for coronavirus state of emergency in February
ORLANDO, Fla. Orange Countys top health leader said he sent an email to state leaders in February asking to declare a local state of emergency in order to prepare for the spread of the coronavirus, but that did not happen until March. Two days afterward, Dr. Raul Pino, FDOH Health Officer in Orange County, said he sent a letter to Tallahassee. Pino said his email was triggered out of concern after state health officials were ordered to monitor 67 possible cases of COVID-19. Two weeks after Pino sent his email, on March 1, the Florida surgeon general declared a health state of emergency. Two weeks after that, Orange County reported its first case of coronavirus.
Previously suppressed COVID-19 Medical Examiner data made public
Florida is no longer suppressing information in the table of COVID-19 deaths compiled by the states medical examiners, according to Dr. Stephen J Nelson, the chairman of the states medical examiners commission, News 6 partner Florida Today reported. It is once again a public record, Dr. Nelson told Florida Today on Thursday. The states' medical examiners are tasked with investigating and certifying COVID-19 deaths in the state. Florida Today first reported that cause of death and descriptive entries of the medical examiners database were suppressed from public record in April. "You can't suddenly tell the medical examiners that what we're doing all along, is exempt because it contains confidential death information."
Central Florida woman with COVID-19 using social media to warn others about possible exposure
A Central Florida woman is taking to social media to warn others about her whereabouts, after she recently tested positive for COVID-19. On Sunday, her surgeon called and informed her she had tested positive for the respiratory virus. [INTERACTIVE MAP: Heres where to get your drive-thru coronavirus test]"And the rapid test confirmed that I'm in early stage COVID-19 disease," said Davis. Davis said thats why she started warning people on social media about everywhere she had been. Especially after her son and mother who live with her also tested positive for the antibodies.
Box truck overturns on SR 528
Published: May 20, 2020, 7:17 am Updated: May 20, 2020, 9:27 amORANGE COUNTY, Fla. An overturned box truck slowed traffic Wednesday morning on eastbound State Road 528 in Orange County, according to News 6 traffic expert Trooper Steve. Images from Sky 6 showed the crash, near Innovation Way, blocking the right lane and forcing drivers to use the left lane. Details about the wreck have not been released. Drivers experienced delays in the area.
All beach access ramps in Volusia County now open
VOLUSIA COUNTY, Fla. Beachgoers flocked to Volusia County shores on Wednesday, now that all 23 access ramps are back open. Volusia County Beach Safety Patrol said opening up all the ramps to beach parking will alleviate some congestion this Memorial Day weekend. Captain Tammy Malphurs told News 6 that its very important that people help lifeguards by social distancing themselves. Beach Safety Patrol said expect vehicle access ramps to close for capacity sooner because of the social distancing guidelines. Volusia County commissioners recommended opting for the less-popular ramps, which are:Milsap RoadHarvard DriveWilliams AvenueHartford AvenueBotefuhr AvenueMinerva RoadFlorida Shores BoulevardVan AvenueEl Portal StreetTo see a map of all 23 ramps, click here.
Florida COVID-19 data chief gets sidelined and researchers cry foul
The site was created by a team of Florida Department of Health data scientists and public health officers, headed by Rebekah Jones. But researchers who have relied on unobstructed access to underlying raw data said they interpret Jones' removal as a clear indication of government censorship of science. "If you go to the Florida Public Health website on COVID, theyve been able to show their communities cases and tests district by district, county by county, ZIP code by ZIP code," Birx said. "Jones packaged data for academic and private researchers who are also creating models to help predict and explore impacts," the company wrote. Ron DeSantis answered a question about Jones removal, calling it a non issue. He said an email from her supervisor provided more context.
Brevard County science teacher to compete on Jeopardy!
Amanda Baltimore, a 7th-grade science teacher at DeLaura Middle School, will compete in the 2020 Jeopardy! Teachers Tournament, according to News 6 partner Florida Today. In early March, Jeopardy! began filming without a live audience before suspending production altogether on March 20. Baltimore and her fellow competitors returned home from filming in Los Angeles to find everything changing rapidly. "One of my competitors said, 'Here I thought going on 'Jeopardy!' The annual Jeopardy! Teachers Tournament features 15 teachers for grades K-12 competing for a $100,000 grand prize and a spot in the next Tournament of Champions.
Wedding Planning Service owner struggles to fix errors on Floridas unemployment website
LAmour is his wedding and events company, the self-employed business owner filed an application seeking unemployment benefits. Cummings later returned to Floridas unemployment website to check on the application status and he discovered a big error. It said my income was not sufficient to file for unemployment benefits, Cummings told News 6. But there was no place on CONNECT where Cummings could click his computer cursor to alter his income information. "There is effectively no way for me to edit my application on the DEO website because their [website] buttons dont work," he said.
6 ways Disney Springs is working to keep you safe
Below are six steps Disney Springs management are taking:Limited EntrancesDisney representatives said there will only be four entrances into Disney Springs. You must have it on before you get your temperature checked or you will not be allowed in Disney Springs. Whats interesting to note, is Disney Springs is not only using social bigger social distancing markers already being used at Shanghai Disney, but Disney Springs is exclusively trying out smaller social distancing makers to see if that works better. If they look familiar, Disney representatives say those portable hand washing stations are used for RunDisney races and are now being used at Disney Springs. For a full list of guidelines and safety measures Disney Springs is implementing or for information on which stores are opening, click here.
News 6 joins state lawmakers to gather list of unemployed Floridians waiting for benefits
Sen. Linda Stewart of Orlando was the first to collect names of constituents, gathering roughly 500 for the Department of Economic Opportunity. Stone said she contacted News 6 on behalf of most of the staff who are all waiting for their benefits. Right there, in one little restaurant, you see exactly whats going on with the unemployment system, she said. State senate minority leader Sen. Audrey Gibson of Duval County worked tirelessly to put spread sheets together with names and numbers. Many in our state work paycheck to paycheck," Gibson said.
Osceola lieutenant disciplined after internal investigation uncovers missing guns and tasers
OSCEOLA COUNTY, Fla. A lieutenant with Osceola County Sheriffs office is the subject of an internal affairs investigation surrounding missing guns and tasers. According to the internal affairs file Lt. Nagy didnt notify his supervisors until April 8. Lt. Nagy eventually confirming an inventory had not been done in three years. Most of the guns and tasers have been located but one handgun and a taser are still missing. Lt. Nagy was issued a written reprimand, suspended without pay, and transferred out of the unit.
Heres how the coronavirus is affecting Central Floridas real estate market
ORLANDO, Fla. Like pretty much every industry, the latest numbers show the real estate market is not immune to the coronavirus. The pandemic kind of caught up to us a little bit, Orlando Regional Realtor Association President Reese Stewart said. The overall median price of all types of Orlando homes sold in April 2020 was $263,750, a 12.2% increase from the April 2019 median price of $235,000 and 4.0% above the March 2020 median price of $253,500. Stewart told News 6 the number of homes up for sale did drop 3% compared to a year ago. Chris Creegan, the owner of Creegan Property Group, shifted his real estate business because of the pandemic, utilizing virtual walk-throughs and a personal touch in the era of COVID-19.
A homeless woman locked herself inside a Florida Walgreens to keep warm overnight, and WKMG finds that pretty 'strange'
"Reporter Loren Korn was on the scene at the Beville Road store, and her report included body cam footage of officers apprehending Hannigan, as well as showing the woman's mugshot. She counted 64 homeless people in court over a five-day period, or just under 13 people a day. When the temperatures are cold, theyre just trying to find shelter any way they can. "WOFL Fox 35 news also covered the arrest , describing her as "a woman who tried to have a sleepover inside a Walgreens." Their report also included the mugshot and body cam footage, noting the story was "shocking and strange.orlandoweekly.com
Report: Remains found in Alabama during search for missing 5-year-old Florida girl
DEMOPOLIS, Ala. - Search teams uncovered human remains in a wooded area in Alabama on Tuesday during the search for missing Taylor Rose Williams, law enforcement confirmed to News 6 partner WJXT. The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office will await identification of the remains as forensic tests are completed, according to the Demopolis Police Department. Five-year-old Taylor Rose Williams was reported missing from Jacksonville on Nov. 6. "We need her cooperation," Williams said in a news conference announcing the deployment of the Urban Search and Rescue Team to Marengo County, Alabama. Dozens of Jacksonville firefighters and investigators have traveled to Alabama to search for Taylor.
Police: Man's body found in vacant lot in Palm Bay
PALM BAY, Fla. - Palm Bay police are investigating after the body of a 25-year-old man was found in an empty lot early Sunday, News 6 partner Florida Today reports. The man's body was discovered by a relative, authorities reported. Police responded to a call at 3 a.m. on Rembrandt Street in the southeast section of the city. The body was turned over the medical examiner's office where an autopsy and toxicology tests could assist in making a final determination for the cause of death, police reported. Copyright 2019 Florida Today
Here's the News 6 NFL TV schedule for 2019-20
Doug Pensinger/Getty Images*All times ET and are subject to change. **Several weekends consist of a CBS "single header," which means News 6 can only air one game. PRE-SEASONSUNDAY, AUG. 18New Orleans at LA Chargers -- 4 p.m.FRIDAY, AUG. 23Buffalo at Detroit -- 8 p.m.WEEK 1SUNDAY, SEPT. 8Kansas City at Jacksonville -- 1 p.m.WEEK 2SUNDAY, SEPT. 15Jacksonville at Houston -- 1 p.m.WEEK 3SUNDAY, SEPT. 22Baltimore at Kansas City -- 1 p.m.New Orleans at Seattle - 4:25 p.m.WEEK 4SUNDAY, SEPT. 29New England at Buffalo -- 1 p.m.Jacksonville at Denver -- 4:25 p.m.WEEK 5SUNDAY, OCT. 6Jacksonville at Carolina -- 1 p.m.WEEK 6SUNDAY, OCT. 13New Orleans at Jacksonville -- 1 p.m.Dallas at NY Jets -- 4:25 p.m.WEEK 7SUNDAY, OCT. 20Jacksonville at Cincinnati -- 1 p.m.WEEK 8SUNDAY, OCT. 27NY Jets at Jacksonville -- 1 p.m.Cleveland at New England -- 4:25 p.m.WEEK 9SUNDAY, NOV. 3Tennessee at Carolina -- 1 p.m.Green Bay at LA Chargers -- 4:25 p.m.WEEK 10SUNDAY, NOV. 10Kansas City at Tennessee -- 4:05 p.m.WEEK 11SUNDAY, NOV. 17Jacksonville at Indianapolis -- 1 p.m.New England at Philadelphia -- 4:25 p.m.WEEK 12SUNDAY, NOV. 24Jacksonville at Tennessee -- 4:05 p.m.WEEK 13THURSDAY, NOV. 28Buffalo at Dallas -- 4:30 p.m.SUNDAY, DEC. 1NY Jets at Cincinnati -- 1 p.m.Cleveland at Pittsburgh -- 4:25 p.m.WEEK 14SUNDAY, DEC. 8Indianapolis at Tampa Bay -- 1 p.m.Kansas City at New England -- 4:25 p.m.WEEK 15SUNDAY, DEC. 15Jacksonville at Oakland -- 4:05 p.m.WEEK 16SUNDAY, DEC. 22Cincinnati at Miami -- 1 p.m.WEEK 17SUNDAY, DEC. 29Indianapolis at Jacksonville -- 1 p.m.Oakland at Denver -- 4:25 p.m.*All times ET and are subject to changeCopyright 2019 by WKMG ClickOrlando - All rights reserved.
X-37B returns to KSC with a 'boom' and a new record for spaceflight
The X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle completed its fifth mission, landing about 3:51 a.m. Sunday at KSC's space shuttle landing facility for the second time. The Air Forces X-37B landed overnight at NASAs Kennedy Space Center Shuttle Landing Facility . (Photo: U.S. Air Force)"The X-37B continues to demonstrate the importance of a reusable spaceplane," said Secretary of the Air Force Barbara Barrett in a statement. "The sky is no longer the limit for the Air Force and, if Congress approves, the U.S. Space Force." The next flight - it's sixth - will launch from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in 2020.
Local teacher reunited with lost heirlooms thanks to News 6 unclaimed property special
Unclaimed property, assets worth $312 million could be yoursIn 2016, the items were discovered missing from her bank safety deposit box without explanation. On or before Aug. 5, 2016, Chase officials showed her a bank box rows away from the location she had known since 2003. When the bank couldnt produce the items or explain what had happened to the items, she took legal action. "Im looking for my wedding ring.The pear-shaped diamond was there, along with the entire contents of the safe deposit box, including a check for more than $30,000. It turns out Chase bank sent the items to the state three years ago listed as owner unknown.To this day, no one has explained why.
Ocoee Publix debuts four new self-checkout scanners
OCOEE, Fla. - An Ocoee Publix debuted four new self-checkout scanners, putting shopping with a pleasure directly into the customers' hands. These stations allow customers to scan, bag and pay for their groceries themselves instead of waiting in line for a Publix employee at the Fountains West Publix in Ocoee. Customers had different opinions about the scanners and are unsure if they were a good idea. Olga Mahadeo found the scanners to be quick and efficient, allowing her to get in and out of the store. News 6 contacted a Publix spokesperson asking how or if these scanners will affect their employees hours or if these lanes will be added to other locations.
FEMA rejects Brevard's request to help repair or replace bridge still closed after Irma
The county asked FEMA for either $2 million to help pay for repairing the bridge or $4 million to help pay to replace it. One such detour is using State Road 528, which is just south of and parallel to Sea Ray Drive. Abbate and other county staff plan to detail the options to county commissioners in November or December. "Ultimately, the appeal (to FEMA) may be rejected, in which case FEMA will make no repair reimbursement to the county," county officials said an agenda report to county commissioners. "In that event, the (County Commission) would bear the full cost of the bridge work to repair or replace the Sea Ray Drive Bridge."
Garth Brooks performs concert at The Barn in Sanford
SANFORD - Music icon Garth Brooks performed for several hundred people Wednesday night inside The Barn in Sanford. It was Brooks' first return to the venue after a concert in 1990. "We didn't win tickets, but I don't care," said Dawn Rees moments after meeting Brooks on his way into the venue. For anyone without tickets, once the show was underway, The Barn opened their side windows and allowed people to see and hear Brooks perform inside. A couple streets around the venue were closed down for the event and Sanford police officers were seen at all entrances to the building.
Subtropical Storm Melissa forms southeast of New England
At 11 a.m., the center of Subtropical Storm Melissa was located 190 miles south of Nantucket, Massachusetts. On the forecast track, the center of Melissa will move away from the east coast of the United States. Gradual weakening is expected over the next couple of days, and Melissa is forecast to lose its subtropical characteristics by Saturday night. Formation chance through 48 hours, low, near zero percent. Formation chance through 48 hours, low, near zero percent.
Boeing targets December Starliner astronaut capsule test flight
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - Boeing is targeting mid-December for the first test flight of its astronaut capsule Starliner from Cape Canaveral to the International Space Station, a Boeing Space spokesman confirmed to News 6. The date of the first crewed test flight is dependent on how the results of the abort test and uncrewed flight. NASA astronauts Michael Fincke, Nicole Mann and Boeing test pilot Chris Ferguson will be on that flight. Ferguson is a former NASA astronaut and retired U.S. Navy captain who now works for the Boeing Starliner program. SpaceX had a successful uncrewed test flight of Crew Dragon to the ISS in March but during a ground test the capsule was destroyed.
News 6 teams up with WellMed to host Medicare phone bank
Ferre' Dollar/CNNLONGWOOD, Fla. - Open enrollment for Medicare kicks off Tuesday, Oct. 15, so News 6 is partnering with representatives from WellMed Medical Group and Medicare experts for a phone bank to answer your questions. Doctors are encouraging anyone signing up for Medicare plans to ask questions now, ahead of the deadline, which is Dec. 7, 2019. "Do your homework," said Elena Flores while sitting in the waiting room of the WellMed Medical Group. Dr. Carol Francisco, of WellMed Medical Group, said she hears from patients and family members of aging seniors. That's something that I think is really helpful to seniors -- when they have other family members involved, asking pertinent questions," Francisco said.
New Disney Skyliners closed as gondola incident investigated
ORLANDO, Fla. - Many passengers described being stranded for more than three hours aboard the new gondola transportation system at Walt Disney World as a nightmare. This comes after a few Disney skyliner cable cars got stuck. Viewers sent News 6 pictures of what appeared to be at least two Disney cars stuck together. In a statement, Disney said, "We have a team diligently looking into the cause of last night's malfunction on the Epcot line of the Disney Skyliner. Federal workplace safety investigators fined Walt Disney World in 2009 over a monorail accident following the death of a 21-year-old employee.
School employee did not ask to press charges against 6-year-old girl, statement shows
ORLANDO, Fla. - A school employee did not write that she wanted to press charges against a 6-year-old girl who was arrested by an Orlando school resource officer, according to her written statement obtained by News 6 Tuesday. The Lucious and Emma Nixon Academy employee's statement contradicts what the school resource officer wrote in his arrest report for the girl. In the original arrest affidavit for Kaia, Turner wrote Stoute "verbally stated she wanted to press charged and would testify in court." In the written statement, Stoute did not initial the box that reads "I will testify in court and prosecute criminally." We have our own priorities which is closure for the family and justice for Kaia," Smith said.
Orlando-area first responders sport pink for Breast Cancer Awareness Month
ORLANDO, Fla. - Central Florida is home to some of the best first responders out there. October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and the Brevard County Sheriff's Office certainly got the memo. Members of the Titusville Fire Department are also rocking their pink, and News 6 meteorologist Samara Cokinos is supporting their efforts. News 6 meteorologist Samara Cokinos purchases a shirt designed by Titusville firefighters to raise money and awareness for the Jess Parrish Medical Foundation during Breast Cancer Awareness Month. For more on these feel-good stories and to see other stories that highlight the good news in Central Florida, watch News 6 at Nine on Wednesdays, starting at 9 a.m.
First Space Coast launch from Relativity Space gets green light with new round of funding
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - Relativity Space has the green light to get to orbit after receiving a new round of funding, the company said Tuesday. On Tuesday, Relativity Space announced it had closed on a $140 million Series C funding round led by Bond and Tribe Capital. Relativity Space CEO Tim Ellis in front of 3D printed rocket hardware at the company's headquarters near Los Angeles. When News 6 visited Relativity Space headquarters near Los Angeles in June, Stargate 2.0 was still underdevelopment. In order to accommodate, the more flexible Stargate printers Relativity is moving into new facilities that will support a taller printing process.
Deborah Barra talks race for state attorney on "The Weekly"
There are some local races in Central Florida that are being closely watched. One is the State Attorney in Florida's 9th Judicial Circuit in Orlando. Deborah Barra spoke with News 6 anchor Justin Warmoth on why she's looking to replace departing State Attorney, Aramis Ayala. Barra, who is Ayala's chief assistant state attorney, said having a relationship with the community is the key to winning the race and succeeding on the job.
Where to eat vegetarian, vegan in Central Florida
ORLANDO, Fla. - Whether it's meatless Monday or you're committed to a cruelty-free lifestyle, there are plenty of restaurants across the Central Florida region that offer vegetarian and vegan dining options. News 6 has compiled a list of some local eateries that specialize in meat free cuisine as well as some standard restaurants that offer an extensive vegetarian menu. Dishes like pulled BBQ jackfruit, sushi and Cubanos are sure to get mouth watering. Check out the list and comment below with your favorite place to eat cruelty free in Central Florida. Copyright 2017 by WKMG ClickOrlando - All rights reserved.
Woman found dead inside home in DeLand
DELAND, Fla. - The DeLand Police Department said a woman was found dead inside a home in the 800 block of North Arlington Avenue Thursday night. A CSI Unit responded to the scene, according to News 6 reporter Troy Campbell. A section of North Arlington Avenue has been closed off. Police said it appears she had been dead for more than 24 hours when officers got to the scene. Investigators said when officers arrived to the scene they found an older man still alive, but he may have been intoxicated at the home.
Historical data details Gotha flooding problem
GOTHA, Fla. - Satellite images give us a better look at flooding problems in the Gotha community over the years. We are not aware of any recent complaints specifically related to Lake Nally Woods Drive. [SATELLITE IMAGES: Gotha water levels 1990-present]This is not the first time these lakes have flooded. "This is unprecedented flooding on Lake Nally and other lakes in Gotha," Theresa Schretzmann-Myers, vice president of Nehrling Gardens, told News 6. Scrolls through the gallery below to see the area lake water levels through the years.
Florida SRO suspended after arresting two 6-year-olds
(CNN) - An Orlando elementary school resource officer has been suspended after arresting two children, both six years old, and accusing them of misdemeanors in two separate incidents. Last week, the officer arrested 6-year-old Kaia Rolle at the Lucious and Emma Nixon Academy in Orlando after she reportedly had a temper tantrum at school. The Orlando Police Department oversees the school resource officer who made the arrest, and they say the situation was not handled properly. The statement also mentions the school resource officer in question also arrested an 6-year-old in a separate incident. "No 6-year-old child should be able to tell somebody that they had handcuffs on them,"Kirkland told News 6.
Report: 2 kilos of cocaine found in hotel room where missing Florida trio were staying
BUFFALO, New York - Two kilos of cocaine were discovered in the New York hotel room where three people from Florida were staying before they went missing, reports the Buffalo News. A missing persons investigation has been underway since. Buffalo police said the torched vehicle was the one the boy's parents had rented to drive to New York. Noelvyn remains in the care of child protective services while his grandmother, Zenaida Colon, of Florida, files for custody. Anyone with any information about the missing persons case or homicide investigation is asked to call the Buffalo Police Department's confidential tip line at 716-847-2255 or the homicide unit at 716-851-4444.
Sumter deputies arrest man accused of killing woman in Oxford
SUMTER COUNTY, Fla. - Investigators with the Sumter County Sheriffs Office arrested a man accused of killing a 68-year-old woman inside a home in Oxford on Sept. 14. The Sheriffs Office said Jenetta Floyd, 68, was killed in a home on the 11500 block of County Road 223. Brown took advantage of the good nature of Mrs. Floyd, Sumter County Sheriff Bill Farmer said. This past Saturday, News 6 spoke with a woman who lives in the neighborhood. This is the second homicide in Sumter County this year, according to deputies.
The update we were all hoping for
If you read Wednesday's newsletter, you know about the delicate situation that unfolded in the News 6 parking lot. I have a great update to that story, so let's start there. After eight hours atop the structure, crisis negotiators were able to talk the man safely down to the ground. Get all the details you need on the deal to cancel your current dinner plans. Speaking of dinner plans, I have yet to take advantage of any Magical Dining Month deals and I really want to before it's too late.
Daytona Beach police search for hit-and-run suspect
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - Dashcam video sent to News 6 captured a terrifying moment: A car turning left crosses multiple lanes and rams into another vehicle and keeps going. On Saturday, Mike Chouinard was driving to Daytona Beach through the intersection of International Speedway Boulevard and Martin Luther King Boulevard when the crash happened. "All of a sudden, my car explodes, just explodes. Daytona Beach police arrived at the scene within seconds of the crash, but the suspect driver had already fled the scene. Chouinard said he filed a police report with Daytona Beach police.
Hurricane Dorian: Port Canaveral reopens with arrival of 6 cruise ships
PORT CANAVERAL, Fla. - Port Canaveral marked its reopening Thursday, after Hurricane Dorian skirted the coast, with the arrival of six cruise ships, News 6 partner Florida Today reported. Four of those ships will be skipping their next cruise out of Port Canaveral to get back on their regular schedules. The Mariner of the Seas cruise ship returns to Port Canaveral after Hurricane Dorian skirts Florida. There will be no openings from noon to 2 p.m. The Port Canaveral Lock has been opened by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The last time Port Canaveral closed was in 2017, because of Hurricane Irma, which significantly affected Port Canaveral and other Florida ports.
Hurricane Dorian closes Port Canaveral; at least six cruises affected
PORT CANAVERAL, Fla. - UPDATE: Brevard County officials lifted an evacuation order Wednesday morning, allowing Port Canaveral to open to vehicle and pedestrian traffic. Hurricane condition ZULU remains in effect and port waterways remain closed. The Port Canaveral Lock has been opened by the U.S. Army Corps of EngineersSR401 drawbridge remains in the down position. The Coast Guard set what's known as "Hurricane Condition Zulu" at the port, effective at 8 a.m. Monday. Port Canaveral is the world's second-busiest cruise port, and the closing affects at least six cruises.
Hurricane Dorian: Cocaine washes up on Melbourne Beach as storm stirs surf
MELBOURNE BEACH, Fla. - Waves stirred up by Hurricane Dorian brought an unexpected delivery to Melbourne's shoreline earlier Tuesday, News 6 partner Florida Today reported. A beachgoer taking in the sights of the rough surf about 8:07 a.m. Tuesday at Paradise Beach Park spotted what appeared to be a wrapped package that washed up, labeled dinamitar' or dynamite in Spanish. It was a kilo of cocaine, Melbourne police say. The brick that washed up in the waves at Paradise Beach was sealed. Copyright 2019 Florida Today