Man accused in 2001 murder of UCF student claims his DNA was ‘planted’
A former Orlando police detective testified Thursday during the trial of a man accused in the 2001 murder of a UCF student that he has never encountered a crime scene that was staged to make it appear someone else committed it.
Happening today: UCF to host blood drive to honor victims, family of Pulse nightclub shooting
ORLANDO, Fla. — The University Of Central Florida will host a blood drive Wednesday to honor the victims and families of the Pulse nightclub shooting. Organizers said The We all have One Pulse Blood Drive will run from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.READ: Photographer shares dozens of new images taken at Pulse, aftermathUCF to Host Blood Drive on Campus Next Wednesday, June 9, UCFPD is partnering with UCF LGBTQ Services and OneBlood to host a blood drive on campus to honor the victims and survivors of the Pulse nightclub shooting five years ago. All donors will receive a Pulse Remembrance tee shirt, $10 eGift card, and a wellness checkup including a COVID-19 antibody test, blood pressure, temperature, iron count, pulse and cholesterol screening. READ: Remembering Pulse: Officials release schedule of events to honor victimsAppointments are encouraged. Organizers said the blood drive will help them maintain a “safe and ready blood supply for cancer patients, trauma patients or for when unexpected tragedies occur.”READ: Pulse documentary returning to Orlando theater this weekClick here to learn more.wftv.com
UCF COVID positivity rate highest after football game, lowest after Greek random testing
Positivity rates for student COVID-19 tests at UCF’s testing site were about 40.1% after UCF’s home football game, and about 11.5% after students in Greek life were randomly targeted for testing, according to positivity rate data obtained by Knight News. The group selected for random COVID-19 testing this week included students who reside in on-campus dorms, Binette said. Additionally, students self-reported 51 positive tests and two faculty or staff members self-reported positive tests between Sept. 20 and Sept. 26. Additionally, students self-reported 57 positive tests and eight faculty or staff members self-reported positive tests between Sept. 27 and Oct. 3. Additionally, students self-reported 61 positive tests and five faculty or staff members self-reported positive tests between Oct. 4 and Oct. 10.knightnews.com