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FSU researchers find possible treatment for Zika virus

A drug commonly used for tapeworm treatment could stop the spread of Zika and its associated brain damage, according to a Florida State University study. After examining more than 6,000 chemical compounds, a team of researchers from FSU, in conjunction with John Hopkins University and the National Institutes of Health, ...

The Orange County Sheriff's Office has a new helicopter in its fleet.

Orange County Sheriff's Office unveils new chase helicopter

The Orange County Sheriff's Office has a new weapon in its crime-fighting arsenal. Earlier this month, Orange County sheriff Jerry Demings officially introduced central Florida to their newest helicopter, dubbed "Chase 3." The brand new Bell 206 offers upgrades in technology, including better cameras, communication equipment and tracking capabilities. Lt. ...

How much does it cost to raise a child?

 New parents be warned: Kids sure are cute but, they don’t come cheap! It could cost you nearly a quarter of a million dollars to raise your child.  According to newly released estimates from the Department of Agriculture....raising a child born in 2013 from birth to 18, will cost you ...

Magical Dining Month kicks off in Orlando

Grab a fork! It's time to dive into some delicious good eats during Visit Orlando's Magical Dining Month! Until October 2, diners can choose from more than 90 restaurants and be treated to a 3-course meal at one low price. Here's how it works: Participating restaurants will offer a special ...

FILE - In this, Thursday, Aug. 18, 2016 file photo, Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., gestures as he speaks at the Republican Party of Palm Beach County's 15th annual Lobsterfest in Boca Raton, Fla. Florida voters have their say on who should run for U.S. Senate in a primary race that pits incumbent Republican Rubio against developer Carlos Beruff, and White House-backed Democratic congressman Patrick Murphy against fellow House member Alan Grayson. Also in contention are several House districts in a livelier-than-usual campaign following a Florida redistricting seen as tipping the weight away from incumbents. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee, File)

Polls open for 12-hours today for primary election voting

Polling locations all over the state will be open for voters to cast their ballots in the Florida primary election Tuesday. The polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Congressional candidates have been making a last-minute push in Florida, where a seat in the U.S. Senate is ...

 

No tropical storm yet, but Florida to get soaking

Tropical depression nine was finishing its trek through the Florida Straits early this morning with winds of 35 mph, and is expected to become a tropical storm today. As of the 5 a.m. advisory from the National Hurricane Center, the system is expected to track west-northwest today and turn more ...

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Busy tropics: Three systems spin in Atlantic basin

For the first time since 2013, three tropical cyclones are spinning in the Atlantic basin simultaneously, with one on a path to collide with Florida’s Gulf coast Thursday as a tropical storm. Tropical depression 9, which South Florida eyed anxiously last week when its forecast development area included coastlines from ...

 

TD9 becomes better organized, still moving slowly; likely to intensify as it moves to Florida

Tropical Depression #9 is becoming better organize as it's convection exits Cuba. It will continue to travel westward overnight over the warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico, shifting north during the next 24 hours Currently maximum sustained winds at 35 MPH, moving west at 7MPH. Minimum barometric pressure has ...

Cop pulls man from train tracks at last second

A New Jersey Transit police officer is being hailed as a hero for pulling a man from train tracks within seconds of the train killing both of them. In a video that has everyone talking, NJ Transit police officer Victor Ortiz responded to calls that a man was lying on ...

Nearly 30 Postal workers arrested for stealing mail, cell phones and drugs

Twenty eight U.S. Postal Service employees, mostly in Southern California, including the former president of the Mail Handlers Union have been charged with mail theft, embezzlement and conspiracy. The 28 Postal Service employee's are among the 33 people total that have been charged after an investigation by the U.S. Postal ...

FILE - In this Sunday, June, 12, 2016 file photo, Wilhemina Justice looks at a photo of her son, Eddie Justice, who was killed in the Pulse nightclub mass shooting, as she speaks to a reporter in Orlando, Fla. In the wake of his death, a friend of Eddie and another man set up a GoFundMe charity page in his memory, saying the money would pay for his funeral and victim counseling. But Justice's mother said no one consulted her about the appeal in her son's name or made arrangements to give her proceeds. "To me, it's fraud," she said. (AP Photo/Tamara Lush)

Scams & waste loom as charity millions donated after Orlando terror attack

The more than 430 fundraisers posted on the GoFundMe website after the mass shooting at a gay nightclub in Orlando have exposed weaknesses inherent in these popular do-it-yourself charity campaigns: waste, questionable intentions and little oversight. The fundraisers - an average of more than four for each of the 49 ...

Three killed in serious multi-vehicle crash in Casselberry

Three people were killed in a serious wreck on Lake Drive in Casselberry Monday, Orange County Fire Rescue said. The wreck involved multiple vehicles but officials did not immediately say how many. No information was released on the total number of victims involved or their conditions The wreck shut down ...

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Whatever you do, do NOT Google why #McChicken is trending today

Hide your wife. Hide your kids. #McChicken is trending on Twitter....and for a very, VERY scary reason. Of course, curiosity is going to get the best of you, so I may as well let you know the horror that has plagued the normally delicious and enjoyable McDonald's chicken sandwich. Fair ...

 

Tropical Depresion 9 moves slowly over warm Gulf waters; likely to be named Monday

Invest 99L, the system we’ve been watching for more than a week has a well-defined surface center of circulation, making it now officially Tropical Depression #9. Hurricane hunters after flying through the storm Sunday afternoon found a well-defined center and an increase in convection around the storm with winds at ...

 

Police: Shoeless robber flees on foot

ORLANDO, Fla. - Two men robbed a Circle K at gunpoint early Sunday near Lake Underhill, the Orlando Police Department said. The men stormed into the convenience store at Lake Underhill and South Conway roads shortly before 4 a.m., Orlando police Sgt. Wanda Miglio said. One of the men ordered ...

Justine Clawson pictured here with boyfriend, Jamal Davis one day before police say Davis shot and killed the mother of two.

First court appearance for man accused of fatally shooting girlfriend, abandoning his children at shopping center

A judge denied bond Sunday for Jamal Kareem Davis, 35 who is accused of fatally shooting girlfriend, Justine Clawson during an argument about custody of the couple's 1-year-old and 2-year-old children. Video in court showed, Davis limping to the bench. The Port Orange Police Department says Davis abandoned his two ...

FILE - This 2016 digitally-colorized electron microscope image made available by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows the Zika virus, in red, about 40 nanometers in diameter. On Friday, Aug. 26, 2016, U.S. health officials reported the first case of Zika spread through sex by a man who had no symptoms of the disease. In other cases of sexual transmission, the virus was spread by someone who at some point had symptoms. The Maryland man went to the Dominican Republic, where there is a Zika outbreak. He didn’t get sick but his sex partner did and recovered. (Cynthia Goldsmith/CDC via AP)

Amid Zika fears, Florida theme parks offer mosquito repellent

"Long pants, long sleeves, bug spray on the the clothes, on exposed limbs," says south Florida expecting mom, Amanda Paradiz who goes through extensive lengths to make sure she is protected against mosquitos carrying the Zika virus. "I can't walk out of my house unless I'm covered from head to ...

A 12-foot sperm whale beached itself in Ponce Inlet Saturday according to Volusia County Beach Safety.

Beach Safety: 12-foot whale beaches itself at Ponce Inlet

Beach goers discovered a 12-foot sperm whale had beached itself in Ponce Inlet around 1:00pm Saturday, according to Captain Tamra Marris with Volusia County Beach Safety. "It was important for us to work to keep people away from the mammal just because it can be extremely dangerous if they start ...

The National Hurricane Center in Miami is monitoring not one, not two but three southeast tropical disturbances brewing around Florida, The Gulf and the Carolinas.

National Hurricane Center: Three tropical disturbances brewing in the southeast

The National Hurricane Center in Miami is monitoring not one, not two but three southeast tropical disturbances brewing around Florida, The Gulf and the Carolinas. Gusty winds and heavy rains are likely to fall over portions of south Florida and the Florida keys later on this weekend as a result ...

iPhone users urged to install the latest security update

 Apple found a security flaw that can give hackers complete access to a targeted iPhone. Every iPhone user is being urged to get the latest version of iOS, which has the patch. Every device that hasn’t yet received that update could be liable to the attack according to reports. Apple ...

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