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Firefighters help 66 riders after Orlando Eye stops

The Orlando Eye on International Drive stopped Friday afternoon due to technical issies, trapping riders for about three hours. Orange County Fire Rescue crews who responded to the scene spent hours rescuing 66 riders from the 400-foot observation wheel. Fire officials said they were in communication with those on the ...

66 people get stuck on Orlando Eye

The Orlando Eye on International Drive unexpectedly came to a stop Friday, leaving  riders stuck on the ride. Orange County Firre Rescue crews who responded to the scene spent hours rescuing 66 riders from the 400-foot observation wheel.  Officials from the attraction released a statement saying at about 3:45 p.m., ...

VIDEO: Shark capsizes kayak, angler swims for life!

More and more shark attacks are happening along the ast coast, but a Stuart man purposely lured one in. Ben Chancey was fishing in a kayak when he snagged the shark, but the beast wasn't happy to get hooked. Video shows the shark thrashing so violently, it knocks Chancey into ...

Florida Highway Patrol troopers said they have found an SUV involved in a fatal Orlando hit-and-run crash.

Teen driver arrested after SUV found in connection with Orlando fatal hit-and-run

A teen was arrested after an SUV was found Friday in connection with a hit-and-run crash that killed a man in Orlando, according to the Florida Highway Patrol. Troopers said Bruce Kuiper, 58, of Orlando, was killed when someone backed into his wife's disabled car on Lake Underhill Road near ...

Person of interest sought in Ormond Beach man's death

Ormond Beach police said they are investigating the death of a man Friday. The man was killed in a home on Foxhunter Flat, police said. Authorities said they are searching for a person of interest in the case. He has been identified Garrett Schroeder, 22. WFTV searched jail records and ...

Person of interest sought in Ormond Beach man's death

Ormond Beach police said they are investigating the death of a man Friday. The man was killed in a home on Foxhunter Flat, police said. Authorities said they are searching for a person of interest in the case. He has been identified Garrett Schroeder, 22. WFTV searched jail records and ...

Woman dies from brain-eating amoeba

Health officials in California say a woman has died after being infected with a brain-eating bacteria. The 21-year-old woman died in a Reno, Nevada hospital on June 20, according to the Associated Press. >> Read more trending stories  Her name has not been released. The woman is believed to have ...

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Tracy Morgan celebrates daughter's birthday at Disney World

Tracy Morgan was all smiles while visiting Disney World in Orlando, Florida to celebrate his daughter's second birthday. Morgan, along with his fiancee Megan Wollover and his adorable little girl Maven, spent the the start of the 4th of July weekend riding rides and laughing on July 2. The trio ...

Soda spills on Pine Hills Road after truck crash

Soda spills on Pine Hills Road after tractor-trailer crash

A tractor-trailer carrying soda spilled on the roadway in Pine Hills early Friday morning, blocking one southbound lane of Pine Hills Road and Golf Club Parkway, authorities said. The road has since reopened. The spill left a mess not only on the road, but also on residents' yards. Video obtained ...

FWC investigates after picture surfaces of woman on top of sea turtle

State wildlife officials are investigating after a picture surfaced on social media of a woman sitting on top of a sea turtle on Melbourne Beach. Florida Fish and Wildlife officers said they’ve received dozens of complaints and have begun looking into the case. Our news partner WFTV Channel 9 received ...

Police: Winter Garden woman arrested after pepper-spraying officer

A Winter Garden woman is behind bars after she allegedly pepper-sprayed a police officer during a neighborhood fight. Christina Aiken, 40, was charged with battery on a law enforcement officer and resisting arrest with violence. Officer Cody Hudson went to the neighborhood on Lincoln Terrace Wednesday night after someone called ...

Orlando Magic alumni visit Kissimmee camp

Summer is in full swing and so are the popular Magic summer camps. The Magic are running a total of 20 basketball camps this summer from Kissimmee to Lake Mary. Thursday morning former Magic players Nick Anderson and Bo Outlaw visited and coached up the 50 plus kids attending this ...

 

When pigs fly, bad things happen

PROVO, Utah (AP) - A witness says a pig-shaped hot-air balloon crashed into a tree and caught fire at a balloon festival in Utah, cutting the pilot's face.    Kevin Auernig was at the America's Freedom Festival Balloon Fest in Provo early Thursday when he saw the balloon coming down ...

Apopka bear rips through fence

Bear rips through fence of Apopka homes to get to woods

Neighbors said a bear ripped through two fences to try to get to a wooded area in Apopka. "He got impatient doing his normal routine to get over it and he forced his way through is the only thing I can come up with," said homeowner Mike Zollars to WFTV. ...

  

Gunmen sought after 2 people shot outside Judy's Diner in Orange County

Two people were shot outside Judy's Diner on Old Winter Garden Road Thursday, Orange County deputies said. Investigators said the two victims were taken to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries after they were shot by two gunmen. The gunmen apparently fled in a car, reportedly a silver-colored Infiniti. The mother ...

First grader stands up for gay marriage

The little girl in the video faces down a preacher at a music festival in Columbus, Ohio. This was the day after the SCOTUS ruling on gay marriage. See the YouTube video below: <iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/T-pq3u-Ey5M" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

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Man puts cat through x-ray scanner at LAX, workers freak out

Here's a tip for travelers: don't put your pets through the x-ray scanner at the airport.  That's what one JetBlue passenger did at the Los Angeles International Airport when he put his carry-on luggage through the x-ray machine and the TSA discovered his pet cat inside one of the bags! ...

One person is dead following a hit-and-run on Lake Underhill Road.

One dead in Orlando hit-and-run accident

A man was struck and killed in Orlando by a hit-and-run driver late Wednesday night, according to Florida Highway Patrol troopers. Troopers said Bruce Kuiper, 58, of Orlando was killed when he was struck by a vehicle as he stood behind his wife's disabled car on Lake Underhill Road near ...

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Homeless man wows tourists and locals with his world-class piano skills

At first glance, Donald Gould looks just like any one of the thousands of vagrants who call the streets southwest Florida home. His dirty clothes and uncut hair make him look like a panhandler and, he is homeless, Gould's musical talents put him in a class all his own. Sarasota's ...

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