Tropical Storm Zeta is expected to produce heavy rainfall and strong winds across parts of the northwestern Caribbean and then gain hurricane strength sometime Monday, according to the National Hurricane Center’s latest advisory.
Zeta formed out of Tropical Depression overnight Sunday around 2 a.m., joining a historic hurricane season. It’s the 27th named storm of the year, and the second storm ever named Zeta on record: the first Zeta formed in 2005, just days before the end of the season.
To date, 837,077 people have been infected statewide and 17,100 Florida residents have died. With 211 non-resident deaths, the combined toll is 17,311.
Nationwide, new confirmed cases have climbed to an all-time high of over 86,000 per day on average, in a glimpse of the worsening crisis that lies ahead for the winner of the presidential election.
The pandemic has caused far more fatalities than the official count indicates. The true number of deaths could be up to 25% higher when including p...
The Florida Department of Health reported 1,838 new coronavirus cases and 22 new fatalities on Monday.
To date, 648,269 people have been infected statewide, and 11,871 residents have died from the virus. With 152 non-resident fatalities, the combined toll is 12,023.
Monday’s numbers reflect a decline in reported cases and deaths as Sunday’s numbers tracked 2,564 new coronavirus cases and 38 new fatalities, according to the Florida Department of Health.
However, there is a lag time between the...
Orlando Police have arrested a suspect after a shooting that wounded a 5-year-old girl on Saturday morning at Windsor Cove Apartments on Mercy Drive.
Reginald Prince, 22, was arrested on Saturday on charges that include attempted second-degree murder with a firearm, police said.
Based on reports, shots were fired between Prince and unnamed victims at Windsor Cove and resulted in four people, including a 5-year-old girl and the suspect himself, wounded by the gunfire. The persons involved in t...
A man was shot early Saturday morning in an Orlovista neighborhood after he stepped in when his father was assaulted by two suspects, according to Orange County Sheriff’s Office.
Deputies responded to a call at the 200 block of Ronnie Circle on March 7 at 11:49 a.m. where a 55-year-old victim arrived home and was approached by two male suspects.
Based on reports, the victim was pistol-whipped after a physical confrontation and the victim’s 22-year-old son intervened and was shot. The suspects...
A dispute between a woman and her ex-boyfriend resulted in gunfire on Saturday night at an apartment complex in downtown Orlando, according to the Orlando Police Department.
Based on reports, officers were dispatched to the 700 North Orange Ave. block in Steelhouse Apartments at 8:20 p.m. on March 7 where the victim said her ex-boyfriend arrived at her residence and battered her.
The suspect proceeded to display his gunfire and fired one round at the victim. The victim was not hit, and later ...
A 63-year-old man died Saturday afternoon after crashing against a vehicle in the Wekiva Springs area of Seminole County, according to Florida Highway Patrol.
Longwood resident Robert Sparks was driving westbound in his motorcycle on Wekiva Spring Road and was struck by a 2013 Honda SUV that made a left turn at the intersection of Riverbend Boulevard and Wekiva Springs Road in order to travel northbound, according to FHP spokeswoman Lt. Kim Montes.
The SUV driver, 72-year-old Longwood residen...
The covert orbital test mini-shuttle, named X-37B, arrived at the Kennedy Space Center’s Shuttle Landing Facility at 3:51 a.m. on Sunday after being in orbit for two years since its initial launch on Sept. 7, 2017.
“The safe return of this spacecraft, after breaking its own endurance record, is the result of the innovative partnership between Government and Industry,” said Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein in a press release. “The sky is no longer the limit for the Air Force and...
Puerto Rico’s governor refuses to resign, won’t run for 2020 reelection amid mass protests over leaked chat
The governor of Puerto Rico announced Sunday evening that he won’t seek reelection in 2020 but will remain as the island’s leader for the rest of his term, despite mass protests over a leaked obscenity-laced chat that insulted women and mocked constituents, including victims of Hurricane Maria.
Ricardo Rosselló said in a Facebook video titled “Mensaje al pueblo” or “Message to the public,” where he addressed viewers about the reactions of an 899-page chat filled with controversy that leaked l...
A man from Winter Park was arrested for writing threats on social media with the intent to kill or cause harm using an assault weapon, according to The Florida Department of Law Enforcement.
A 22-year-old man was charged with driving under the influence and leaving the scene of a fatal pedestrian crash in Kissimmee Saturday night, according to Florida Highway Patrol.
One driver has been arrested and police are searching for a second after two men were killed in crashes on OBT
A 22-year-old Clermont woman has been arrested and police are searching for the driver of a black Lexus after two men were killed early Thursday in two crashes on Orange Blossom Trail south of downtown Orlando.
A 20-year-old man was arrested Saturday on a murder charge, accused of fatally shooting a man in west Orange County, according to the Sheriff’s Office.
Raymond Pagan was booked into the Orange County jail about 12:30 p.m. on charges of first degree murder, attempted first degree murder and burglary with assault or battery in connection with the shooting death of 22-year-old George Becker, the Sheriff’s Office said in an email.
Deputies were called about 3:20 a.m. to the 1400 block of Sackett ...
Orange County deputies are investigating after a man was stabbed early Saturday morning in Lockhart, according to the sheriff’s office.
Deputies responded to an aggravated battery call at 7145 Rose Avenue at about 1:40 a.m. and found a 40-year-old man conscious with several stab wounds, spokesperson Lt. Duane Burkhead said in an email.
A witness told deputies the unidentified victim got into a fight with a 50-year-old man, Burkhead said.
The unidentified suspect reportedly fled the scene befo...