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A week after Hurricane Irma, some still without power

Eight days after Hurricane Irma knocked out power to Ilea Velez's home in the Rolling Oaks neighborhood in Apopka, she heard from a neighbor Monday afternoon that the lights were back on. It was good news after a hard week, she said. Her diabetic husband had to throw out his insulin when the refrige

ORLANDO SENTINEL - 2017-09-18 22:15:00

Hurricane Irma: Readers vent at Spectrum

Readers told me Saturday they were very unhappy with Spectrum's answer to me about when cable service would be restored. "As I read their answer, it's basically a lot of nothing," said a Winter Park caller. A spokesman for Charter Communications told me Friday: "The primary cause of Spectrum service

ORLANDO SENTINEL - 2017-09-16 22:00:00

Winter Park police officer answering distress call shoots armed woman, police say

WINTER PARK, Fla. - A Winter Park police officer shot a woman Sunday morning after she pointed a gun at the officer, officials said. The shooting happened after police responded at 8:30 a.m. to a call about a woman in distress or crisis at Buckingham Road and Harmon Avenue, according to the Winter

CLICK ORLANDO - 2017-09-17 16:38:14

NASCAR racer Ted Christopher killed in plane crash

NORTH BRANFORD, Conn. - Authorities have identified the second person killed in a Connecticut plane crash that claimed the life of NASCAR modified champion racer Ted Christopher. Police said Sunday that 81-year-old Charles Dundas, a resident of New York and Florida, was killed in the Saturday crash

CLICK ORLANDO - 2017-09-17 19:30:44

Week starts off hot, dry; Hurricane Maria to be watched

ORLANDO, Fla. - Sunday evening will be hot and mostly dry with more of the same on the way for the beginning of the week. News 6 meteorologist Danny Treanor said residents should expect the heat of the day to linger in the air for a long time after sunset, but eventually, the temperature will range

CLICK ORLANDO - 2017-09-17 21:06:44

Pennsylvania Turnpike warns of 80-mile detour this weekend

Updated: Sep 19, 2017 - 8:28 AMNEW CASTLE, Pa. (AP) - Pennsylvania Turnpike officials are warning motorists of an 80-mile detour they'll encounter in western Pennsylvania over the weekend. The detour will run from 9 p.m. Friday and 4 a.m. Monday as crews close the toll road between the New Castle a

WFTV - 2017-09-19 12:28:39

State, local leaders seek answers from Duke Energy

SANFORD, Fla. - State and local leaders in Seminole County are demanding answers after thousands of residents were left without power for more than a week following Hurricane Irma. State Rep. Bob Cortes said he will meet Tuesday with Duke Energy to discuss transparency and the power company's timel

CLICK ORLANDO - 2017-09-19 12:26:13

Kohl's to start accepting Amazon returns at some stores

Updated: Sep 19, 2017 - 8:06 AMMENOMEE FALLS, Wis. (AP) - Kohl's, which is opening some in-store Amazon shops, will start accepting returns for the online retailer at some of its stores in Los Angeles and Chicago starting next month. Kohl's Corp. said Tuesday it will pack and ship eligible Amazon r

WFTV - 2017-09-19 12:06:22

Norway's massive wealth fund hits $1 trillion in value

Fund manager Norges Bank Investment Management said the value was recorded early Tuesday. It said the fund has been boosted by a rise in stock markets and a weaker U.S. dollar, which increases the dollar value of its holdings in other currencies. Norway first deposited oil and gas profits into the f

WFTV - 2017-09-19 12:04:41

'Baby Duke' sign sold, money to go to hurricane relief

OVIEDO, Fla. - A Central Florida family is getting results for Hurricane Irma victims after creating a humorous sign when they lost electricity. Tony Galarza made the sign last Thursday after a push from his wife. The sign read, "Power still out. Wife pregnant. Fix today and will name baby Duke!"

CLICK ORLANDO - 2017-09-19 11:54:53

Prince Charles may not live in Buckingham Palace when he is king, report says

LONDON - A report in The Sunday Times suggests that Prince Charles may not be as fond of Buckingham Palace as his mother is. According to reports, Charles would use the palace as "monarchy HQ" for official business, and allow for it to be open to visitors and tourists for longer than the current thr

WFTV - 2017-09-19 11:34:56

Review: Glitzy iPhone X aside, the iPhone 8 is fine for most

WARSAW, Poland (AP) - The difference between Apple's new iPhone models is a bit like flying first class compared with coach. We envy first class, but coach gets us there without breaking the budget. The iPhone 8 will do just fine for $300 less than the glitzy iPhone X , even though it won't make you

WFTV - 2017-09-19 11:15:01

Toys 'R' Us and 10 other retailers that have filed for bankruptcy in 2017

Toys 'R' Us has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, the company announced Monday, according to CNBC. The iconic toy chain is just one of many businesses to suffer this year. Retailers have closed hundreds of stores, filed for bankruptcy protection and reorganized massive debt loads throughou

WFTV - 2017-09-19 10:53:00

Small quake prompts Hollywood, L.A. to light up Twitter

The U.S. Geological Survey says a magnitude-3.6 quake hit at about 11:20 Monday night. Its epicenter was about 3.6 miles (6 kilometers) northwest of Westwood. While the quake wasn't big enough to cause much damage, the USGS says dozens of people reported feeling the tremor. Some earthquake-hardened

WFTV - 2017-09-19 10:41:36

Republican governors get into the 'news' business

The Republican Governors Association has quietly launched an online publication that looks like a media outlet and is branded as such on social media. The Free Telegraph blares headlines about the virtues of GOP governors, while framing Democrats negatively. It asks readers to sign up for breaking n

WFTV - 2017-09-19 10:04:16

Fugitive arrested wearing stethoscope, fake ID badge

PITTSBURGH - A fugitive convicted of a 2010 bank robbery was wearing a stethoscope around his neck and a fake surgeon ID badge when he was arrested Monday in Pittsburgh. Mark Huellen, 41, was spotted by sheriff's deputies pulling away from a red light at a high rate of speed in the area of West Cars

WFTV - 2017-09-19 10:04:11

Russia seeks extradition from Greece of suspect wanted by US

Updated: Sep 19, 2017 - 5:59 AMTHESSALONIKI, Greece (AP) - A lawyer in Greece for Russian cybercrime suspect Alexander Vinnik, wanted in the United States in a bitcoin fraud case worth more than $4 billion, says Russia wants to extradite him as well. Vinnik was arrested in northern Greece in July a

WFTV - 2017-09-19 09:59:13

4 US monuments to be scaled back hold artifacts, key habitat

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke's recommendation to shrink four sprawling national monuments in the U.S. West jeopardizes protections for ancient cliff dwellings, scenic canyons and habitat for endangered fish and threatened Mojave desert tortoises. The recommendations, revealed

WFTV - 2017-09-19 09:12:45

NY AG presses TransUnion, Experian for cybersecurity details

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman is pressing TransUnion and Experian to explain what cybersecurity they have in place to protect sensitive consumer information following a recent breach at Equifax that exposed the data of 143 million Americans. In letters to executives

WFTV - 2017-09-19 09:03:19

For a new Key West resident, Irma was her welcome-to-town

It was Aug. 30 - the day a storm brewing in the Atlantic got named Irma. Duchene, 22, was actually waiting to board her Florida-bound flight from Albany International Airport when she saw the news that the newly named tropical storm was headed toward the Keys. She got on the plane, not only moving t

WFTV - 2017-09-19 08:40:05