Preventing playground burns in your children on sunny Florida days

Playground set — Courtesy: Shutterstock — Trong Nguyen Families are getting ready for more beach days, pool outings, and, of course, playground adventures as temps climb around Central Florida. But parents should be aware of a hidden risk that comes along with the warmer weather: playground equipment can burn children’s sensitive skin in a matter

Major Central Florida routes are connected by a new parkway that opened, hopefully relieving local traffic

New Florida Parkway – View of Florida Highway — Courtesy: Shutterstock — Viktoriya A In the Central Florida beltway, SR-429, I-4, and SR-417 now have a connection that might change the game. Years went by while the billion-dollar project was developed. There was a great celebration on a sunny Friday morning in Seminole County as

Central Florida lottery ticket worth $44 million that has not been claimed expired on Monday

Lottery ticket stack – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by alisafarov There wasn’t much time left to claim a $44 million lottery jackpot. WFTV has been in touch with the Florida Lottery to inquire about any potential winners. The Sunoco Express at 2655 North Orange Blossom Trail sold a Florida Lotto ticket that was chosen in

Singer Pink is set to give away 2,000 ‘banned’ books at concerts in Florida

Pink during her show at Rock in Rio 2019 in the city of Rio de Janeiro – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by A.PAES At her concerts in Miami this week, singer Pink will give away 2,000 complimentary copies of books that have been “banned” by some Florida schools to her fans. The celebrity has entered

Up until Halloween, there are trunk-or-treat events all across Central Florida

Trick or Treating on Halloween – Courtesy: Shutterstock — Yuganov Konstantin Orange County Orlando The Spook-tacular Trunk or Treat event will be held by the Orlando Police Department on Monday, Oct. 30, from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. For Halloween, patrol cars will be decorated, and youngsters can collect sweets from each trunk as they

Areas in the Sunshine State that are at risk for home price decline

Beautiful blue home in Florida – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by Mark Winfrey Four Florida regions are among the top five markets, according to CoreLogic, a business that analyzes property data, where there is a chance of a drop in home prices in the coming 12 months. CoreLogic identified the regions they feel are most

Here’s a list of all books that are under review or banned in Central Florida schools

Stack of books – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by jakkaje879 More than 2,500 books have been removed from school shelves in America in the past year as conservative groups coordinate their focus on literature for various reasons, frequently because of racial or gender themes. In the period from July 2021 to June 2022, PEN America’s

What will Hurricane Nicole impact beyond Florida this week?

Model view from NASA of hurricanes in the Caribbean and Atlantic seas, Hurricane Nicole not pictured – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by lavizzara Hurricane Nicole is on its way to the “Sunshine” State to make its second landfall Wednesday night as a Category 1 hurricane. Nicole first made landfall in the northwestern Bahamas just before

Counties in Central Florida see a significant drop in early-voting participants

People voting at precinct – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by Rob Crandall Sunday was the final day of early voting in Osceola, Orange, and Seminole counties. Other counties in Central Florida ended their early voting period on Saturday.  Several voters who participated say it was an easy process. “There wasn’t a wait,” said Nathan Horton,

In Florida, a multimillion-dollar battle against mosquitoes has begun in the wake of Hurricane Ian

Swarm of mosquitoes over lake – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by: VladKK First came the storm, then, a plague of creepy crawlers. Hordes of pesky mosquitoes have magnified in debris and floodwater left behind in Hurricane Ian’s devastating wake, and now swarm communities in Florida. Local and state officials are waging a multi-million-dollar war against