Vigil held in Winter Garden to honor local soldier killed in training exercise
Several hundred people came together on the football field at Foundation Academy in Winter Garden on Tuesday evening to honor the life of Evan Fitzgibbon, 23, who died in Georgia last week during a training exercise.
Judge blocks Texas investigating families of trans youth
Transgender Youth Texas FILE - Demonstrators gather on the steps to the State Capitol to speak against transgender-related legislation bills being considered in the Texas Senate and Texas House, May 20, 2021 in Austin, Texas. The Texas Supreme Court is allowing the state to investigate parents of transgender youth for child abuse. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File) (Eric Gay)A Texas judge on Friday temporarily blocked the state from investigating families of transgender children who have received gender-confirming medical care, a new obstacle to the state labeling such treatments as child abuse. The temporary restraining order issued by Judge Jan Soifer halts investigations against three families who sued, and prevents any similar investigations against members of the LGBTQ advocacy group PFLAG Inc. The Texas Supreme Court in May ruled that the lower court overstepped its authority by blocking all investigations going forward.wftv.com
Mixed Texas ruling allows trans youth parent investigations
Transgender Youth Texas FILE - Demonstrators gather on the steps to the State Capitol to speak against transgender-related legislation bills being considered in the Texas Senate and Texas House, May 20, 2021 in Austin, Texas. The Texas Supreme Court is allowing the state to investigate parents of transgender youth for child abuse. The mixed ruling by Texas' highest civil court, which is made up of nine elected Republican justices, comes at a moment when GOP lawmakers across the U.S. are accelerating efforts to impose restrictions on transgender rights. Two other GOP governors, in Indiana and Utah, bucked their party and vetoed legislation to ban transgender players from girls sports. ____A previous version of this story misspelled the name of Lambda Legal and Lambda Legal counsel Omar Gonzalez-Pagan.wftv.com
Shanghai to allow parents to stay with COVID-infected kids
BEIJING — (AP) — Following a public uproar, Shanghai will allow parents to stay with children infected with COVID-19 as China’s largest city sees another jump in cases. News that parents were being separated from their infected children sparked a wave of protest online, further fueled by photos showing several children held in each cot and no parents in sight. Shanghai remains under complete lockdown to fight China’s latest outbreak, now well into the second week of what originally was publicized as a two-stage measure lasting just eight days. Shanghai on Wednesday reported another 17,077 cases detected over the previous day, all but 311 of them people who showed no symptoms. The latest figures bring Shanghai's total cases to around 90,000 in the latest wave of infections that began last month.wftv.com
What is pickleball, and why is everyone obsessed with it?
My parents celebrated their wedding anniversary last year with their first vacation since the COVID-19 pandemic began, and not only did they come home refreshed and tan, they came home obsessed with a game called pickleball that I could not understand.
Parents whose baby’s body was found stored in wall may face death penalty
The parents who stored the body of their baby in the wall of their home may face the death penalty. >> Read more trending newsThe Washington County District Attorney’s Office announced on Friday that they will seek the death penalty for Kylie Wilt and Alan Hollis, WPXI reported. Wilt and Hollis’ son had died in February 2021, but his remains were not found until November 2021. >>Previous coverage: Mother admits to hiding baby’s body in wall of home, police sayWilt said she hid the baby boy’s body in a wall inside their home. >>Previous coverage: Parents charged after baby’s body was found in wallPolice said Wilt lied to Children and Youth Services about her son’s whereabouts.wftv.com
UChicago Medicine pediatrician talks about timing of COVID-19 shot for kids turning 12 soon, how to celebrate holidays safely and more on Facebook Live
For parents wondering if they should get their younger kids vaccinated, Dr. Allison Bartlett assured parents of the vaccine’s safety and efficacy,chicagotribune.com
With prosecutors wrapping their case at R. Kelly’s federal racketeering trial in New York, focus shifting to singer’s defense
After four weeks and an avalanche of witnesses portraying R. Kelly as the predatory ringleader of a long-running criminal enterprise, federal prosecutors in Brooklyn are expected to rest their case as soon as Monday.chicagotribune.com
Should parents sanitize Halloween candy when kids get home from trick-or-treating?
Many parents are still trying to navigate how they will celebrate Halloween with their kids this year during the coronavirus pandemic. Health officials said individually wrapped goodie bags lined up in yards for families to grab and go is considered a moderate risk. Dr. David Harding Priest said parents do not need to wipe down individual pieces of candy, he told Novant Health readers to just make sure kids wash their hands. The Nemours Children’s Health System said if parents really want to be on the safe side with kids' Halloween candy. Dr. Benjamin Chapman with North Carolina State University said eating candy from food packaging has not been identified as a transmission route of the coronavirus.
Some Orange County parents already want to switch learning options
Some Orange County parents already want to switch learning optionsPublished: August 13, 2020, 7:18 pmNow that virtual learning is underway, some Orange County parents say they're realizing the downfalls of virtual school and want to switch to in-person learning.
More than half the parents in Seminole, Orange are still undecided about school options
More than half the parents in Seminole, Orange are still undecided about school optionsPublished: July 23, 2020, 6:21 pmMore than half of the parents in both Seminole and Orange Counties have yet to chose on which options they want to send their students to school next month as that decision deadline looms.
Seminole County sees an increase of 911 calls from children during stay-at-home order
SEMINOLE COUNTY, Fla. – Dispatchers in Seminole County reported Sunday that they received an increase in the number of 911 calls from unattended children during Florida’s stay-at-home order. Seminole County leaders urge parents to sit down with children to ensure they are educated on the following:How and when to call 9-1-1. Make sure children are prepared to communicate their name, address or location, what happened and who needs help. If the home doesn’t have a house phone, ensure children have a fully charged phone on hand. Also make sure children have an emergency contact list readily available.