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Tropical storm warnings are up all along the South Carolina coast as a tropical depression moves toward shore.But no evacuations have been ordered, and most beaches along the coast are open for the start of the Memorial Day weekend. The National Hurricane Center says it's possible that winds from the system will increase to at least 39 mph today and become Tropical Storm Bonnie. Forecasters say several inches of rain could fall along the Carolina coasts.

Tropical Storm warnings continue for South Carolina; High risk of rip currents in Florida

The National Hurricane Center released its complete advisory on Tropical Depression 2. It continues to move toward the west-northwest at 12 mph, with maximum sustained winds at 35 mph. The storm is located 200 miles southeast of Charleston, South Carolina, and is forecast to reach the South Carolina coast by ...

Storm conditions off the coast bring a wave of warnings at Florida beaches for Memorial Day Weekend according to Volusia County Beach Safety.

Beach Safety: warning Memorial Day weekend beachgoers of dangerous rip currents

Storm conditions off the coast bring a wave of warnings at beaches here at home for the Memorial Day weekend says, Sr. Capt. Andrew Ethridge with Volusia County Beach Safety. "The water is rough with a stronger north current and we will be experiencing strong rip currents today and probably ...

Deadly shooting investigation underway in Orlando

A standoff between a suspect believed to be involved in two shootings, and Orange County deputies ended around 2:30 Saturday morning. The incident first began as a shooting in the 6000 block of Yucatan Drive, north of State Road 408 and east of Semoran Boulevard, at 5:29 p.m. Friday. Deputies said a ...

SpaceX successfully sends another satellite into space. They also -again- landed the rocket on a floating barge in the Atlantic Ocean. 

SpaceX successfully launches and lands another Falcon 9 Rocket

SpaceX launched a Falcon 9 rocket from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station Friday after the initial scheduled launch was scrubbed on Thursday. The agency successfully landed the first stage rocket booster on a barge in the Atlantic Ocean. The rocket was carrying the communications satellite Thaicom-8. It marked another big victory for ...

SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket launches the JCSAT-14 communications satellite at Cape Canaveral, Fla, early Friday, May 6, 2016. The Falcon 9 first stage also landed on a droneship while the second stage continued on, delivering the spacecraft to a Geosynchronous Transfer Orbit. (SpaceX via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT

SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket lands successfully on ocean platform

Space-X launched a Falcon 9 rocket from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station Friday after the initial scheduled launch was scrubbed on Thursday. The agency successfully landed the first stage rocket booster on a barge in the Atlantic Ocean. The rocket was carrying the communications satellite Thaicom-8. Another big victory for SpaceX. Thursday's ...

 

Winter Park invites public to "get spriggy" with the golf course

The publis is invited to toss around some sprigs of grass on the newly-redesigned Winter Park Golf Course, which plans to reopen this fall. Sprigging is done by hand, which serves as an alternative to planting seeds.  The cut grass sections with roots (called sprigs) are spread uniformly over an ...

Hurricane Outlook (NOAA)

NOAA predicts 'normal' hurricane season, 10 - 16 named storms

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration says the 2016 Atlantic hurricane season will be near normal. Forecasters on Friday announced that said they expect 10 to 16 named storms, including four to eight hurricanes, this season.  The 2016 Atlantic hurricane season runs from June 1 through November 30. NOAA’s Climate ...

 

Tropical cyclone formation chances increased to 90 percent

The National Hurricane Center has increased the chances of tropical cyclone formation to 90 percent as a low pressure system becomes better organized between Bermuda and the Bahamas. In a special tropical weather forecast issued this morning, hurricane center meteorologists said the system continues to show signs of development, including ...

Comic books, anime, film and television come to life at MegaCon, all weekend at Orange County Convention Center.

MegaCon, Country Music Fest, and BBQ bonanza - the icFlorida 'Fun 3'

Memorial Day weekend signifies the beginning of summer for many which means it's time to get out and have some fun, and there's no shortage of activities to occupy your leisure time. icFlorida's Estee Martin visited Orlando's Morning News with Joe Kelley to run through our top picks for the ...

 

Disturbance has 80 percent chance of tropical development in next 48 hours

Update 8 p.m.- The National Hurricane Center issued a new update just before 8 p.m. on Thursday on the disturbance just over 600 miles east of Orlando. Its circulation has become better organized and this trend could continue as it moves slowly toward the west-northwest. Through the next 5 days ...

 

SpaceX scrubs Falcon 9 rocket launch

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — SpaceX has scrubbed the launch of a Falcon 9 rocket from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. The two-hour launch window opened at 5:40 p.m. Thursday, but then the launch time was adjusted to 7:36 p.m. for an unknown reason. SpaceX then tweeted that the launch was ...

 

Pile of debris remains in Apopka neighborhood after county knocked down homes

APOPKA, Fla. — Apopka residents are fed up over a pile of debris from demolished homes. They said children in the area have been using the pile as a play area and believe it’s become a safety issue. The county demolished some of the abandoned homes on West 17th Street ...

We're keeping an eye on the tropics over the Memorial Day Weekend, with our weather partners at WFTV Channel 9 News. 

Disturbance over the Atlantic becomes better organized

The National Hurricane Center continues to monitor a disturbance between Bermuda and the Bahamas, just over 600 miles east of Orlando. Shower activity has been more persistent over the past 24 hours. Wind shear is expected to decrease, and as the low pressure system moves slowly toward the west-northwest at ...

Christopher Tanzler was convicted of aggravated battery with a weapon in 2007.

Family pushes for inmate's release after clerical error

SEMINOLE COUNTY, Fla. —A clerical error allowed a Florida inmate to be released from prison 18 months before his sentence was set to end, WFTV "9 Investigates" reporter Karla Ray discovered. Christopher Tanzler was convicted of aggravated battery with a weapon in 2007. He served 8 1/2 years in prison and became a free man ...

This man-powered vehicle was found parked illegally in Key West, and the city needed to find the owner. Courtesy of City of Key West.

City of Key West finds owner of Flinstones ride

A person (probably with incredible leg strength) pedaled their way through Key West and left their vehicle parked illegally on Emma Street. The City of Key West wrote in a Facebook post that they needed to find the owner. The vehicle was red-tagged but the city needed to get in ...

Suspect in disappearance of Orlando mother deposed in wrongful death suit

The only suspect to date in the disappearance of an Orlando mother is being questioned Thursday afternoon during a deposition in a civil suit at the Orlando offices of Morgan and Morgan. Dale Smith is the defendant in a wrongful death suit filed by the family of Michelle Parker. Parker, ...

Fight over LGBT rights derails House budget work

The House on Thursday defeated a spending bill dealing with domestic energy and water programs, as GOP conservatives rebelled against a provision added by Democrats that would bar discrimination by federal contractors against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender workers. The vote was 305-112 against the underlying $37 billion spending measure, ...

AP declares Trump the GOP winner

The Associated Press on Thursday officially declared Donald Trump the winner of the Republican race for President, reporting that Trump has now secured the support of enough delegates to gain more than a majority at the GOP convention in Cleveland. The bulletin for news organizations came two days after Trump ...

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Casey Anthony buys new car in West Palm Beach amid controversy

Casey Anthony is in the market for a new ride. The infamous Florida mom, 30, made a very rare public appearance at a West Palm Beach, Florida car dealership on Wednesday to pick up the keys to her new Ford Escape, reports the Daily Mail. Anthony, not seeming to have ...

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Tesla driver caught on camera sleeping in traffic

If you're considering purchasing a Tesla Model S and you're on the fence, this video may persuade you to pull the trigger. Tesla's most popular model starts at $70,000 and depending on the options, the price can top $100,000.   With options available like Tesla's Autopilot mode, many argue the ...

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