Week ahead: 3 stories to watch

WEEK AHEAD: 3 STORIES TO WATCH

Next week will have been one year after a deadly helicopter crash claimed nine lives and 35 years after the space shuttle Challenger...

Cloudy with some showers Saturday in Central Florida

CLOUDY WITH SOME SHOWERS SATURDAY IN CENTRAL FLORIDA

Eric Burris has your First Alert Forecast

 
 
 
1 winner of Mega Millions $1B prize; 3rd largest ever in US

1 WINNER OF MEGA MILLIONS $1B PRIZE; 3RD LARGEST EVER IN US

Friday night's drawing came two days after a ticket sold in Maryland matched all six numbers drawn and won a $731.1 million Powerball...

Vero Beach retirement community glad to get COVID-19 vaccination

VERO BEACH RETIREMENT COMMUNITY GLAD TO GET COVID-19 VACCINATION

So far in Florida, more than 9,000 people in long term care facilities have died from the virus.

 
 
 
The Mega Millions jackpot is $1 billion; here are the winning numbers

THE MEGA MILLIONS JACKPOT IS $1 BILLION; HERE ARE THE WINNING NUMBERS

The Mega Millions jackpot is estimated to be worth a staggering $1 billion .

Health officials: Orange County's positive COVID-19 cases slowly decreasing

HEALTH OFFICIALS: ORANGE COUNTY'S POSITIVE COVID-19 CASES SLOWLY DECREASING

Orange County officials say it will begin vaccinating more people and more appointments are once again being offered.

 
 
 
President Biden's executive order could impact hunger in Central Florida

PRESIDENT BIDEN'S EXECUTIVE ORDER COULD IMPACT HUNGER IN CENTRAL FLORIDA

Biden is asking the U.S. Department of Agriculture to increase benefits available to families who are normally reliant on school meals...

Dozens of St. Cloud residents wake up to slashed tires

DOZENS OF ST. CLOUD RESIDENTS WAKE UP TO SLASHED TIRES

The residents that became victims in the overnight slashing appear to be randomly selected.

 
 
 
Godiva is shuttering its US stores but you can still get its chocolate; here's how

GODIVA IS SHUTTERING ITS US STORES BUT YOU CAN STILL GET ITS CHOCOLATE; HERE'S HOW

The luxury chocolatier Godiva announced it is closing all of its 128 stores in North America.

Ponce Inlet man who beat puppy to death will be allowed to own animals again

PONCE INLET MAN WHO BEAT PUPPY TO DEATH WILL BE ALLOWED TO OWN ANIMALS AGAIN

Travis Archer beat the lab puppy named Ponce to death in 2017.

 
 
 
Florida lawmakers call for more vaccine transparency from DeSantis

FLORIDA LAWMAKERS CALL FOR MORE VACCINE TRANSPARENCY FROM DESANTIS

Democratic Congressional representatives from Florida say 1 million doses in the state haven't been used and the messaging has been...

Man accused of setting fire inside bathroom of Sanford Library

MAN ACCUSED OF SETTING FIRE INSIDE BATHROOM OF SANFORD LIBRARY

According to investigator, the man said felt angry so he used his lighter to ignite a tissue dispenser.

 
 
 
Plenty of clouds, cooler and a few showers around Saturday

PLENTY OF CLOUDS, COOLER AND A FEW SHOWERS AROUND SATURDAY

Meteorologist Tony Mainolfi has your WESH 2 News First Alert Weather forecast.

Kissimmee officer fired after Facebook posts about politics, racial issues

KISSIMMEE OFFICER FIRED AFTER FACEBOOK POSTS ABOUT POLITICS, RACIAL ISSUES

A concerned citizen reported the posts and told police they were concerned the officer was “incapable of doing his job without bias.”

 
 
 
Man caught on camera chasing family into home with gun in Seminole County

MAN CAUGHT ON CAMERA CHASING FAMILY INTO HOME WITH GUN IN SEMINOLE COUNTY

Authorities are hoping to identify the man caught on camera chasing a family into their home with a gun.

Florida unemployment dips to 6.1%, but Central Florida still struggling

FLORIDA UNEMPLOYMENT DIPS TO 6.1%, BUT CENTRAL FLORIDA STILL STRUGGLING

Florida's unemployment rate dipped slightly in December. But it's still far above the unemployment rate from a year ago.

 
 
 
Florida adds another 12,873 new virus cases Thursday

FLORIDA ADDS ANOTHER 12,873 NEW VIRUS CASES THURSDAY

Florida added 12,873 coronavirus cases Thursday to bring the cumulative total to 1,613,884.

Man arrested for involvement in deadly Orange County shooting

MAN ARRESTED FOR INVOLVEMENT IN DEADLY ORANGE COUNTY SHOOTING

A man is facing first-degree murder charges following a shooting in Orange County in September.

 
 
 
$1 billion Mega Millions prize up for grabs

$1 BILLION MEGA MILLIONS PRIZE UP FOR GRABS

Feeling lucky? The jackpot for the Mega Millions lottery game has grown to $1 billion ahead of Friday night's drawing.

Here's why you should use hyaluronic acid in your skincare routine

HERE'S WHY YOU SHOULD USE HYALURONIC ACID IN YOUR SKINCARE ROUTINE

Thirsty pores, meet your match! 💧

 
 
 



Week ahead: 3 stories to watch

Week ahead: 3 stories to watch

This week will have been one year after a deadly helicopter crash claimed nine lives and 35 years after the space shuttle Challenger explosion claimed seven lives. Read more ...

Florida teen gets 45 years for killing mother in fight over grades

Florida teen gets 45 years for killing mother in fight over grades

In a remarkable moment during his sentencing hearing, the judge allowed Ramos' 84-year-old grandmother to see his face close-up for the first time since he was jailed. Read more ...

Legendary talk show host Larry King dead at 87

Legendary talk show host Larry King dead at 87

Longtime talk show host Larry King has died in Los Angeles, according to a tweet posted by his network, Ora Media. He was 87. Read more ...

Arizona Republicans Censure Cindy McCain, GOP Governor

Arizona Republicans Censure Cindy McCain, GOP Governor

The censures of Sen. John McCain's widow, former Sen. Jeff Flake and Gov. Doug Ducey are symbolic of the state party's intense loyalty to Trump. Read more ...

Matthew Stafford trade rumors, possible destinations: Colts, Patriots...

Matthew Stafford trade rumors, possible destinations: Colts, Patriots, Steelers & more

Stafford told the Lions he wants to be dealt, and Detroit will reportedly let him leave. Read more ...

Feds: Texas man charged in Capitol riots threatened to kill AOC

Feds: Texas man charged in Capitol riots threatened to kill AOC

A Texas man charged with illegally storming the U.S. Capitol Jan. 6. threatened to kill Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and a Capitol Police officer, according to federal... Read more ...

Conor McGregor vs. Dustin Poirier 2 live fight updates, results, highlights...

Conor McGregor vs. Dustin Poirier 2 live fight updates, results, highlights from UFC 257

Sporting News is tracking live fight updates and highlights from the Conor McGregor-Dustin Poirier rematch. Follow for complete results from UFC 257's main event and undercard. Read more ...

1 winner of Mega Millions $1B prize; 3rd largest ever in US

1 winner of Mega Millions $1B prize; 3rd largest ever in US

Friday night's drawing came two days after a ticket sold in Maryland matched all six numbers drawn and won a $731.1 million Powerball jackpot. Read more ...

AP source: Lions looking into trading QB Matthew Stafford

AP source: Lions looking into trading QB Matthew Stafford

A person with direct knowledge of the situation says the Detroit Lions and quarterback Matthew Stafford have mutually agreed to explore the possibilities of trading him. Read more ...

Texas takes down No. 24 Iowa State women 70-59

Texas takes down No. 24 Iowa State women 70-59

Iowa State hit four straight 3s during a 12-5 run to pull to 34-29 at the break. Read more ...