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Orlando's airport seeing more Labor Day travelers

It appears that Labor day is not just for "hitting the road." Orlando International Airport officials report that their air traffic numbers are up 7.7% "Traditionally, Labor Day is a driving holiday so to see this kind of increase in air travel is encouraging news," said Phil Brown, Executive Director of ...

Violent drug suspect killed by Orange deputies

A "high risk suspect" was shot and killed today as Orange County deputies served a warrant on a home in Holden Heights. A man emerged from a home on 25th street near Orange Blossom Trail this morning with a gun, and pointed it at deputies, said sheriff Jerry Demings.  "At ...

SunRail slammed for service interruption

SunRail is getting a failing grade from a blogger who normally supports the new commuter rail system. David Porter, who created the website SunRailriders, is taking the transit system operators to task for their response to the service interruption caused by a body being found on the tracks this morning. ...

Sunrail services delayed after body found on tracks

Sunrail service was delayed by at least three hours due to police activity in Sanford, Friday. Sanford Police confirms there is a body on the tracks. The unidentified man was reportedly hit by a train at about 10pm, Thursday. The body was not discovered until 5am the following morning. Investigators ...

Video of a boy's reaction to his mother telling him that she's pregnant again is going viral.

Kid's reaction to mom's pregnancy announcement is priceless

A video of a mother's pregnancy announcement to her two young children is making its way around the internet. The boy's reaction to his mother's good news is priceless.  After the woman tells her son he's about to be a big brother again, he exclaims, "this is exasperating!" The boy ...

Orlando watch parties set for UCF-Penn State game

If you’re not planning on heading all the way to Ireland to catch the game, but want to get in on some game day action, there are plenty of parties around town to celebrate the start of college football season! Kickoff for the UCF vs. Penn State Croke Park Classic ...

Artist concept of NASA’s Space Launch System (SLS)

"It's a go!" Space System passes hurdle

NASA says its new giant rocket system passed an internal milestone this week, but the first test launch got pushed back a year to 2018.   NASA is designing its Space Launch System, SLS,  to take astronauts beyond Earth orbit to an asteroid and eventually to Mars. SLS will be the most ...

Sketch released of man accused of exposing self in Osceola County

Osceola County Sheriff's deputies took a report of a suspicious incident on Monterey Road in Poinciana Thursday, the second of its kind in recent days. A woman said she was walking her dog on Monterey Road about three weeks ago when a man driving a green sedan pulled up next ...

FDLE: Titusville youth pastor arrested on child pornography charges

A Titusville youth pastor was arrested on 10 counts of possession of child pornography, Florida Department of Law Enforcement officials said Thursday. Lucas Brandenburg, 30, who is married, became a target of an FDLE investigation in July after agents identified a computer at his residence sharing images of child pornography, ...

Suspect arrested after deputy shoots, kills attack dog

News 96.5 learned a dog was shot and killed as it was attacking a deputy during a traffic stop Thursday at a 7-Eleven in Brevard County. Investigators said the incident started when deputies got a call about a possible home invasion on Oak Park Circle on Merritt Island. The call ...

Overturned truck closes southbound OBT at John Young Parkway

An overturned truck has the southbound lanes of Orange Blossom Trail closed at John Young Parkway Thursday afternoon. The truck, carrying scrap metal, was turning onto OBT when it overturned, according to Orlando Police Department officials. Officials said no one was injured in the incident but they expect it to ...

Obama: No strategy yet on IS strikes in Syria

Knocking down the idea of imminent air strikes against Islamic State rebels operating from Syria, President Obama on Thursday made clear he is not ready to expand U.S. military action in Iraq. "I don't want to put the cart before the horse," the President told reporters in the White House ...

Young boy found in tears after getting on wrong school bus, dropped off at wrong stop

On the second week of school, Channel 9 learned an Orange County kindergartener was found wandering along a busy thoroughfare. Now the school district is working to figure out what went wrong. A woman who spoke with Channel 9 said she found Malik Howitt wandering by himself on Americana Boulevard. ...

Sources: Before downtown police shooting, bar employee emptied bullets from suspect's gun

An innocent woman was killed when police opened fire on a man outside the Vixen Bar in downtown Orlando when he approached them with a stolen gun in his waistband. Channel 9 learned the gun wasn't loaded, however, because an employee at another bar emptied the bullets and gave it ...

Teen charged in violent Ocoee Publix purse snatching

A teen is in detention after police charged him in a violent purse snatching at an Ocoee Publix.   According to investigators, 14-year-old Gary Cox confessed to going after Charlotte Dunaway, 74, who ended up in the hospital.   The attack was recorded by surveillance cameras earlier this month.   ...

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Guardian's Groot shovels through a twist of ice bucket challenge

There’s no doubt the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge has gained massive popularity, and Vin Diesel is using that popularity to launch his own challenge.The actor calls it the “Plant a Tree for Groot” challenge, named after the tree-like creature he voices in Marvel’s latest movie, Guardians of the Galaxy.The idea ...

Ice Sales Soar on Bucket Challenge

Ice Sales Soar on Bucket Challenge

Another celebrity takes up the ice bucket challenge - actor Benedict Cumberbatch's soaking adding valuable funds to a needy charity. The craze which started in the US has spread around the globe - in

Moving Rocks Mystery In Death Valley Explained

Moving Rocks Mystery In Death Valley Explained

Death Valley National Park in Nevada is one of the hottest and driest places on Earth. There, you'll also find moving rocks also known as sailing stones, that have mystified scientists until now.

Second case reported of man exposing self to woman in Osceola County

Osceola County Sheriff's deputies took a report of a suspicious incident on Monterey Road in Poinciana Thursday. A woman said that she was walking her dog on Monterey Road when a man driving a green sedan pulled up next to her. The man asked for directions and when she responded, he ...

Florida teachers union sues voucher program

TALLAHASSEE —  Florida's teachers union along with the NAACP and organizations representing school boards and school officials are suing over the state's largest private school voucher program.    The lawsuit filed Thursday seeks to dismantle a program that serves more than 60,000 students, many of them from low income families.   ...

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