Eye on the Tropics: Tracking two disturbances, one could become tropical depression
ORLANDO, Fla. — There are two disturbances in the tropics right now. But meteorologist George Waldenberger said one of them that is near Bermuda has very little chance of organizing thoroughly. Read: Aussie Grill by Outback to open in Waterford Lakes soonThe other disturbance is a low-pressure area over the Caribbean. While it’s disorganized now, he said it’s forecast to organize into a tropical depression in the Caribbean by early next week. Severe Weather Center 9 will monitor these disturbances and keep you updated.wftv.com
Tiger Woods’ PopStroke Opening in June — KnightNews.com
Students may have a new favorite hangout spot in the Orlando area, as Tiger Woods’ new miniature golf course facility, PopStroke opens in Waterford Lakes in June. Each course is designed by the 15-time major champion Tiger woods and his TGR Design team. Next up will be PopStroke Orlando, grand opening details coming soon. pic.twitter.com/TlkszXZwyn — Tiger Woods (@TigerWoods) May 10, 2022Woods said he believes the be a great place for families to come together and make memories. “Some of my happiest memories are spending time with my pops on the golf course having putting contests,” Woods said.knightnews.com
Men arrested in connection to neo-Nazi rally to face judge on Monday
BREVARD COUNTY, Fla. — Two men are scheduled to stand before a judge for the first time after they were arrested in connection to a neo-Nazi rally in Waterford Lakes. They are being held in the Brevard County Jail until they can be moved to Orange County. Video of a neo-Nazi protest in the Waterford Lakes area landed three Central Florida men behind bars. Joshua Terrell and Jason Brown are due in court in Brevard County on Monday. READ: Demonstrators wearing swastikas yell antisemitic slurs in Waterford Lakes over the weekendChannel 9 will monitor Terrell and Brown’s court appearances.wftv.com
Former judge: Expose the ‘dark, ugly head’ of hatred showing itself in Central Florida
No one at the time could have imagined that, decades later, a swastika flag would fly above Orlando. A tiny group of extremists was allowed to gather under a flag protected by free speech it never stood for. Conservative social media spheres went wild after a video showing supposed immigrants being dropped off at a hotel in Maitland. READ: Viral social media post falsely states illegal immigrants dropped off at Central Florida motelHowever, there were no immigrants. ©2022 Cox Media Groupwftv.com
Wahlburgers in Waterford Lakes permanently closes
ORLANDO, Fla. – Wahlburgers in Waterford Lakes announced Wednesday that its closing its doors for good just weeks after the downtown Orlando location did the same. With the latest closure, the burger chain owned by actors Mark Wahlberg, Donnie Wahlberg and their brother, chef Paul Wahlberg, no longer has a presence in Central Florida. In fact, now the only Florida location in Key West that’s listed as “coming soon,” according to the casual restaurant’s website. We look forward to seeing you all again at one of our other restaurants in the future,” the post read. Wahlburgers first came to Central Florida in 2016, its entrance marked by a grand opening party that Mark Wahlberg attended.
Oviedo Mall Macy's will be renovated into a hotel and apartments
Another department store bites the dust of modern shopping, this time in Oviedo. After struggling to compete with online retailers and Orlando's Waterford Lakes mall, Oviedo Mall will be renovated out of its misery.On Monday, the Oviedo City Council approved a plan to renovate the large space in the mall into a 175-unit apartment for people 55 and older and a hotel, reports WFTV 9 It's not as though Orlando is immune to the stresses of brick and mortar retail; the City B's Fashion Square Mall is staring down developer plans for demolition too.Mall walkers, be advised. Our small but mighty local team works tirelessly to bring you high-quality, uncensored news and cultural coverage of Central Florida. Unlike many newspapers, ours is free and we'd like to keep it that way, because we believe, now more than ever, everyone deserves access to accurate, independent coverage of their community. Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing pledge, your support helps keep Orlandos true free pressorlandoweekly.com
Man dies in shooting near Waterford Lakes, deputies say
ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. - A man was found lying in the street after a shooting near Waterford Lakes Saturday night, according to the Orange County Sheriffs Office. The shooting occurred at a residence on Waterford Wood Circle shortly before 8:30 p.m., deputies said. The victim, 25-year-old Ronell Guignard-Brown, was taken to a hospital, where he died, according to a news release. On Monday, deputies said they had identified Anthony Rafael Guitierrez, 29, as a person of interest in the shooting, which they do not believe was random. Anyone with information on Guitierrez's whereabouts is asked to call Crimeline at 800-423-TIPS (8477).