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Man battles house fire with garden hose in Osceola County

Man battles house fire with garden hose in Osceola County

A pair of homes caught fire on Silver Lake Drive in Kissimmee Friday. The homes could be seen burning next to each other with a man doing his best to extinguish the growing blazes with a garden hose while waiting for firefighters to arrive. The fire was reported at about 5:30 p.m. No other information was immediately released on the fire. This story will be updated as more details become available.

George H.W. Bush discharged from hospital after pneumonia, bronchitis

George H.W. Bush discharged from hospital after pneumonia, bronchitis

Former President George H.W. Bush was discharged from a hospital Friday, two weeks after being brought to the facility with a mild case of pneumonia, a spokesman for the 92-year-old said. >> Read more trending news Bush was treated for a mild case of pneumonia and chronic bronchitis before his discharge Friday morning, spokesman Jim McGrath said. “President and Mrs. Bush are very pleased to be home spending time with family and friends, and grateful for the outstanding care provided by his doctors and nurses,” he said. Bush was taken to Houston Methodist Hospital on April 14 with a persistent cough. Doctors determined that the 41st president had pneumonia and successfully treated him, McGrath said. Dr. Clint Doerr, a pulmonologist at Houston Methodist Hospital, said on Tuesday that despite Bush’s recovery, he continued to deal with chronic bronchitis, “a condition more prevalent with age.” “This means his airway has a constant, low-level of inflammation that can aggravate the symptoms of pneumonia,” Doerr said. McGrath said last week that Bush would remain hospitalized as a precaution ahead a scheduled trip to Maine with his wife, Barbara Bush. >> Related: George H.W. Bush gets a visit from son George W. Bush while in the hospital “President Bush feels terrific and is buoyed by regular visits from his family and phone calls with friends such as (former Vice  President) Dan Quayle,” he said. The hospitalization is the second this year for Bush. He was hospitalized for two weeks in January with a case of bacterial pneumonia. His wife, Barbara Bush, was also briefly hospitalized with viral bronchitis.

Orlando airport designer honored by fellow architects

Orlando airport designer honored by fellow architects

The lead architect for Orlando International airport’s new south terminal is honored with the prestigious 2017 American Architecture Award. The South Terminal was one of 79 projects recognized as the best new buildings designed and constructed by American architects in the U.S. and abroad and by international architects for buildings designed and built in the United States. “The future airport design for Orlando International Airport has to provide information, convenience, and efficiency to accommodate the demands of a broad profile of passengers,” lead architect Curt Fentress said. Phase 1 of the terminal complex includes a 2.7-million-square-foot world-class domestic and international terminal building comprised of a new airside terminal with 16 airline gates. There is also a landside terminal for ground transportation and rail connections. It is expected to open in 2020.

A pair of homes caught fire on Silver Lake Drive in Kissimmee Friday. The homes could be seen burning next to each other with a man doing his best to extinguish the growing blazes with a garden hose while waiting for firefighters to arrive. The fire was reported at about 5:30 p.m. No other information was immediately released on the fire. This story will be updated as more details become available.
The lead architect for Orlando International airport’s new south terminal is honored with the prestigious 2017 American Architecture Award. The South Terminal was one of 79 projects recognized as the best new buildings designed and constructed by American architects in the U.S. and abroad and by international architects for buildings designed and built in the United States. “The future airport design for Orlando International Airport has to provide information, convenience, and efficiency to accommodate the demands of a broad profile of passengers,” lead architect Curt Fentress said. Phase 1 of the terminal complex includes a 2.7-million-square-foot world-class domestic and international terminal building comprised of a new airside terminal with 16 airline gates. There is also a landside terminal for ground transportation and rail connections. It is expected to open in 2020.
Two fun, little balls of fluff visited the staff of News96.5 WDBO today from Pet Alliance of Greater Orlando! Luigi (10) and his lady friend, Diamond (8,) are both adoptable and looking for new loving homes. The pair came in to the shelter together and, though it would be sweet for them to go to the same home, Pet Alliance says that isn’t a necessity. Luigi (black and white pup) knows how to “sit pretty” like a champ and Diamond (black pup) LOVES her belly rubbed and will willingly show it to you in hope of some tummy pats! If you are interested in bringing home some sweet fuzzballs to be your new best friend(s,) head to Pet Alliance of Greater Orlando’s website for hours and contact information. Mobile users see video of Luigi and Diamond here!
A 13-year-old who was among five children hit by an impaired driver has died. The driver, a former Mississippi law enforcement officer, fled the scene Thursday afternoon but was arrested last evening, the Polk County Sheriff's Office said. Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd told reporters Friday that Jahiem Robertson died in an Orlando hospital on Friday morning. Another student, 13-year-old John Mena, remains in the intensive care unit with orbital fractures. Investigators said John Camfield, 48, hit the Dundee Ridge Middle Academy students, who are between the ages of 12 and 15, on Allegheny Road near Athabasca Drive, Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Carrie Horstman said.  'Two of the three children were critically injured,' Horstman said. 'A stopped car on Poinciana Parkway was hit after the suspect fled the scene.'  Deputy Jonathan Quintana, who lives near Camfield, arrested him after being notified of the crash, Horstman said. He was off-duty at the time.  Deputies said the school bus had left the bus stop before the crash happened.   Camfield was charged with two counts of driving under the influence with serious bodily injury, two counts of leaving the scene of a crash with serious bodily injury, two counts of leaving the scene of a crash with bodily injury, three counts driving under the influence with injury and property damage and reckless driving.  Camfield is scheduled to face a judge at 1 p.m.
Administrators at Stone Lakes Elementary School have told parents that, “13 Reasons Why,” a book that has been turned into a popular series on Netflix, will not be allowed on campus. The book, as well as the TV series, centers around a high school student who commits suicide and leaves behind cassette tapes to explain the 13 reasons why she killed herself. Psychologist Deborah O. Day said elementary school students are too young to grasp some of the concepts in “13 Reasons Why.” “Kids don’t have a realistic understanding of what suicide really means,” she said. “Death and forever. And sometimes it’s glamorized.” The principal of Stone Lakes Elementary School sent an email to parents about the book, saying, 'Besides depicting the suicide itself in a somewhat graphic nature, there is frequent use of profanity, alcohol and sexually explicit material (both in the book and the TV show).' It’s not just “13 Reasons Why” – any book labeled “Mature Teen” is not welcome on an elementary school campus, Orange County Public Schools officials said. Parent Sharon Espinoza has seen the TV series and was glad to know the school would not allow the book it’s based on to be on campus. “The graphic nature of the information is just not for fifth graders,” she said.
The Minnesota Department of Transportation traffic cameras were watching as a motorcyclist running from the police wiped out and managed to walk away from the crash.  From the YouTube description: The state patrol was trying to stop the 33-year-old rider for speeding and splitting traffic. He attempted to cross the median at Flying Cloud Drive and lost control, sending both him and his motorcycle flying across the road. As he was attempting to get back on his bike, not one but three state patrol cruisers pulled up to make the arrest. The man faces charges including fleeing. (App users can see video here)
Despite controversy, Trump grinds out some progress in first 100 days

As both parties and the White House do their very best to spin the first 100 days of the Trump Administration, it has been an at times tumultuous political start in the White House for President Donald Trump, but that doesn’t mean he hasn’t been able to make progress on some fronts in the opening weeks of his time in office.

Let’s take a look at where Mr. Trump has been able to push the ball down the field in his first 100 days – and where things have not gone according to plan.

1. Neil Gorsuch on the U.S. Supreme Court. [More]

Missing monkey spotted again in Apopka, resident says
Missing monkey spotted again in Apopka, resident says
Joe Kelley
Joe Kelley joins the staff of News 96.5 as News Director and host of Orlando's Morning News. Joe comes to Orlando from News 96.5’s sister-station KRMG in Tulsa, Oklahoma, where he also held both positions. Joe has been recognized many times over for his successes as an on-air radio personality and community leader. He has received awards from Radio and Records Magazine, Radio Ink Magazine, Las Vegas Women in Communications, the Tulsa Press Club, the Oklahoma Association of Broadcasters and more. In 2007, Joe was named to the 'Top 40 Under 40' achievers in Tulsa People Magazine, The Journal Record Newspaper and the Tulsa Business Journal.
Motorcyclist wipes out during high speed chase in Minnesota
Motorcyclist wipes out during high speed chase in Minnesota
WDBO News Hounds – little Luigi and Diamond, small hearts, lots of love
WDBO News Hounds – little Luigi and Diamond, small hearts, lots of love
15-foot hole in I-4 median adds to I-4 delays near attractions
15-foot hole in I-4 median adds to I-4 delays near attractions
Pokemon go now has a dating site
Pokemon go now has a dating site
VisitFlorida fights to keep tourism funding
VisitFlorida fights to keep tourism funding
Orange County detectives release composite sketch in attempted abduction
Orange County detectives release composite sketch in attempted abduction
Kevin Rafuse
Kevin Rafuse is an afternoon reporter, and anchor for News 96.5 WDBO
Driver hits crossing guard in Eatonville
Driver hits crossing guard in Eatonville
Orlando airport designer honored by fellow architects
Orlando airport designer honored by fellow architects
The Simpsons can count to 100 too
The Simpsons can count to 100 too
Gene Wexler
Gene spent his youth in upstate New York before making the pilgrimage down to the sunshine state. After spending a few years reporting, anchoring, and hosting at our sister station WOKV in Jacksonville, Gene was asked to bring his talents to Orlando at News 96.5 WDBO
Florida woman arrested for wanting McNuggets in return for sex act
Florida woman arrested for wanting McNuggets in return for sex act
The NSA has decided to stop collecting Americans' emails and text messages that merely reference "target" individuals.
Researchers at the University at Buffalo found that while the pursuit of money isn't inherently bad, it can add some negative psychological baggage.
Ja Rule’s Fyre Festival Falls Apart
Charmaine Yoest worked in the Reagan White House and was president and CEO of Americans United for Life.