Attorney explains why legalized sports betting in Florida is still in limbo
As the NFL season gets underway, fans in 30 states can place legal wagers on their favorite matchups. That’s not the case in Florida, though, as the deal between Gov. Ron DeSantis and the Seminole Tribe remains tied up in federal court.
News 6 political expert weighs in on Florida’s midterm election
News 6 political expert and UCF history professor Dr. Jim Clark joined anchor Justin Warmoth on “The Weekly” to break down some of the key races heading into Florida’s primary election, including the matchup to see which Democrat will challenge Gov. Ron DeSantis in November.
‘It’s like Russian roulette:’ Seminole sheriff explains how fentanyl is fueling deadly opioid crisis
Seminole County Sheriff Dennis Lemma sat down with anchor Justin Warmoth on “The Weekly” to break down how the opioid epidemic has evolved over the years and what it’s going to take to get the crisis under control.
A look at anti-government protests that erupted in Cuba
Anti-government protests have erupted in Cuba in the last week over a lack of access to food and basic medical supplies, amid a rise in COVID-19 cases. People around the country, and here in Central Florida have rallied in support of those protesters.
NCAA changes rules allowing athletes to profit off of NIL
The NCAA recently changed its rules on allowing college athletes to profit off their name, image, and likeness (NIL). It allows athletes to make money off everything from autographs to endorsement deals to social media content, but there is still some confusion about the rules.
Florida ending federally funded boost to unemployment benefits
The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity recently announced it will cut off the $300 federal unemployment benefit on June 26. The state hopes ending the extra benefits will help address the labor shortage that is impacting several industries.
Rep. Val Demings weighs in on renewed calls for gun control, southern border policy
WASHINGTON – The recent mass shootings in Atlanta and Boulder have renewed calls for Congress to act on gun control. U.S. Representative Val Demings joined anchor News 6 Justin Warmoth on “The Weekly on ClickOrlando.com” to discuss legislation she believes will reduce gun violence in America and whether President Joe Biden should take action. Watch the full interview on “The Weekly on ClickOrlando.com” with Justin Warmoth in the video player at the top of this story. Watch “The Weekly” on Sundays at 7:30 a.m. on News 6. Click or tap here to see other interviews and discussions.
The Weekly: Central Florida theme parks continue to have success amid pandemic
ORLANDO, Fla. – It has been one year since Walt Disney World announced it would close its theme parks because of the coronavirus pandemic. Its competitors followed suit, but those parks have since reopened with reduced capacity and safety guidelines. Dickson talks about Universal’s upcoming attractions, including the new “Epic Universe” park. He also explains why the success of the theme parks is key for Central Florida. We have a special section dedicated to all things theme parks on ClickOrlando.com/themeparks.
Congressman Soto talks $1.9 trillion relief bill, Puerto Rico statehood
President Biden last week signed the $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan as the world marked one year since the World Health Organization declared the virus a pandemic. [TRENDING: SpaceX launches 60 Starlink satellites | Weekend vaccine events for OCPS employees | Family speaks after deadly shooting]U.S. Rep. Darren Soto, D-Kissimmee, discussed how the relief package will impact Central Floridians on “The Weekly on ClickOrlando.com with Justin Warmoth.”AdSoto also talked about the vaccine rollout, the possibility of Puerto Rico becoming a state and the ongoing security threat at the U.S. Capitol. Use the form below to sign up for the ClickOrlando.com 4pm Trending newsletter, sent every weekday.
Seminole County Emergency Manager talks vaccine distribution
SEMINOLE COUNTY, Fla. – More Floridians are now eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine. Seminole County Emergency Management director Alan Harris joined anchor Justin Warmoth on “The Weekly on ClickOrlando.com” to talk about how the county is preparing for more vaccinations. Harris also explains how the county is working to overcome vaccine hesitancy, and what his team is doing to meet the Biden administration’s latest vaccine goal. President Biden announced this week that the U.S. will have enough vaccine for all adults by the end of May. AdFor information on how to get a vaccine in your area, check out the county-by-county breakdown on ClickOrlando.com/vaccine.