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Robotic surgery made available for outpatients

Surgeons at Orlando Health are now using a robotic system to perform things like gall bladder removal, hernia repairs and correcting ailments like Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease. “Robotics is the leading edge of surgical innovation and being able to move this technology into the outpatient surgical setting is fantastic,” said Dr. ...

United Airlines to start charging to use overhead bins

 Nothing angers airline passengers more than being nickeled and dimed to death. Well, buckle up frequent-flyers because one major airline is causing some turbulence that may spread to the other airlines. United has plans to charge lowfare passengers $5 per bag in the overhead bins. Here are the details according ...

Final days in Congress not equal for all departing lawmakers

This is the time of year when I tend to take a longer look at the list of lawmakers in Congress who are “not voting,” as some members of the House and Senate sometimes check out a little early before their terms are finished, while others are more than happy ...

 

Officials: Man with bomb threat note causes evacuation of library in Apopka

POPKA, Fla. - The North Orange Branch Library in Apopka was evacuated at about 5 p.m. Wednesday due to a man with a note, threatening a bomb, authorities said.   The library is located on the 1000 block of Semoran Boulevard.  Deputies said the man had a note reading “bomb.”  The ...

New York grumbles about security costs for President-Elect Trump

As the Congress tries to approve a stop gap budget on Thursday and leave Capitol Hill for the rest of the year, lawmakers from New York are grumbling about the $7 million of extra funding in that plan, arguing their city is being shortchanged for necessary police security around President-Elect ...

Delta IV rocket lifts off with military communications satellite

A United Launch Alliance Delta IV rocket carrying a military satellite successfully launched  from the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station at 6:53 p.m. Wednesday. The Wideband Global SATCOM, also known as WGS-8 is the eighth in a series of 10 satellites made by Boeing for troops in war zones. The ...

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3 arrested after Winter Park teen's death ruled homicide

The Winter Park Police Department received the results of an autopsy report in the death of Winter Park teenager, Roger Trindade. The Orange County Medical Examiner’s Office said it has concluded that Trindade’s death was a “homicide as a result of blunt force trauma.” Police said that due to the ...

Congress sends President Obama major medical innovation bill

Proving once again that lawmakers are capable of bipartisan agreement, the Senate voted 94-5 on Wednesday to send President Obama a $6.3 billion plan that authorizes new government work on medical innovation, extra efforts on mental health, and helps states battle opiod drug addiction problems across the U.S. BREAKING: Congress ...

2 charged with first-degree murder in Orange County dialysis center shooting

A man and woman are now in the Orange County jail, after being charged in connection with the shooting death of a 55-year-old Pine Hills dialysis center employee. Kenny Chaney, 23 and his girlfriend, April Coger, 24, were arrested Tuesday night and charged with first-degree murder and armed robbery. According ...

Surviving the office holiday party without losing your job

It’s that time of year for the end of the year office party. So, how do you survive it without getting fired, or be the person everybody is talking about? According to the Society for Human Resource Management, last year almost two-thirds of companies held a holiday party for employees, ...

Stop gap budget would ease way for Trump’s pick for Defense Secretary

As Congressional leaders unveiled plans for a stop gap spending plan that would let lawmakers punt most of their budget work into 2017, the deal includes language that would ease the way forward in Congress for President-Elect Trump’s choice for Defense Secretary, retired Marine General James Mattis. At a campaign-style ...

 

Front moves away, visibility dangerously low tonight

During the entire month of November, Orlando only received 0.06 inches of rain. It almost became the driest November on record, if those rogue showers would not have fallen over Orlando International Airport (the official reporting station) November 30.  "Since the rainy season ended, today was the first time most neighborhoods ...

Son of Trump’s pick for National Security Adviser booted from transition over conspiracy theory

Michael Flynn Jr., the son of President-Elect Donald Trump’s pick for National Security Adviser, has been kicked off the Trump Transition team for actively tweeting his support of the “Pizzagate” conspiracy theory, as CNN reported it was Mr. Trump who personally made that decision. Source familiar with Flynn Jr situation ...

Orlando mayor focuses on Parramore in 'State of Downtown'

Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer gave his annual State of Downtown Address Tuesday and it included a lot of plans directly affecting local neighborhoods. Dyer said he wants to revitalize downtown, and that starts with making changes in Parramore. The mayor said he wants to make Parramore a neighborhood that residents ...

US House refuses to move forward on impeachment of IRS chief

A last minute effort in Congress to push for an impeachment vote against the head of the Internal Revenue Service fell far short of the votes needed for victory, leaving more conservative Republicans fuming about the message and the lack of support to further investigate the Obama Administration’s Tea Party ...

Deputies: Deltona youth counselor charged with molestation, more victims possible

The Volusia County Sheriff’s Office said a Deltona youth counselor has been arrested and charged with molesting a 12-year-old boy Nathan Gorzelanczyk, 31, was arrested Monday night after the victim told a therapist that the man had molested him multiple times in the past year. Because of Gorzelanczyk's long history ...

Florida Christmas tree farms in season

Governor Rick Scott, Attorney General Pam Bondi, and Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater all have Florida-grown Christmas trees. You can have one, too and it's easy! Florida's Commissioner of Agriculture, Adam Putnam, is promoting locally grown trees this year, pointing out that approximately 16,000 trees are harvested from Florida's 100 ...

President-Elect says he wants to scrap new Air Force One

Using a simple tweet to overturn carefully laid plans about one piece of the federal budget, President-Elect Donald Trump said on Tuesday that a Pentagon plan to have Boeing build a new Air Force One for future presidents is too expensive, and should be canceled, labeling it “totally out of ...

Florida woman gets owl stuck in the grill of her car

An owl is lucky to be alive this holiday season after getting stuck inside the grill of a car for more than a day! Sonji Coney Williams tells WSVN News she was driving down the turnpike to Miami when she hit something. "I was driving about 60 mph and he never ...

Congress ready to use Obamacare savings for medical innovation bill

Even as Republicans try to figure out how best to repeal and replace the health law changes made by President Obama, lawmakers in Congress are on the verge of approving a bill that would funnel almost $4 billion dollars from the controversial health law into government programs for medical innovation. ...

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