No evidence of Avalon Park cancer cluster, Florida Department of Health report finds

SOURCE: ClickOrlando.com ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. – A Department of Health investigation into concerns about a possible cancer cluster near an east Orange County power plant found there is no evidence to substantiate those claims, a report released this week shows. A year after residents filed a class-action lawsuit against the Orlando Utilities Commission claiming “combustion residuals”… Keep Reading

Possible tornado knocks out power, leaves behind damage in Flagler County

SOURCE: ClickOrlando.com FLAGLER COUNTY, Fla. – Parts of Flagler County are seeing damage left behind after strong storms and a possible tornado moved through Central Florida. Flagler County Sheriff’s Office officials said Saturday morning’s storms left damage from south of Bunnell to the Gamble Rogers area of Flagler Beach. “A home on Trojan Way – located directly behind… Keep Reading

Attorney for man accused in Osceola mother’s murder says investigators ‘don’t have the evidence’

SOURCE: ClickOrlando.com ORLANDO, Fla. – One of the suspect’s in an Osceola County mother’s slaying is still in jail with a $350,000 bail. On Friday, Angel River’s attorney filed a motion to appeal his client’s bond saying it’s unreasonably high. Attorney Frank Bankowitz says the judge set Rivera’s bond high to purposely keep him in jail… Keep Reading

Teen Dies After Contracting Mono — How Deadly Is the Disease?

SOURCE: ClickOrlando.com A Florida teen reportedly died from contracting monocucleosis, according to her family. Ariana Rae Delfs, 17, started feeling sick three weeks ago, but doctors could not figure out what was wrong until she started getting worse, her family told CBS47.  “One evening, not too long ago, she started throwing up just constantly. We got very nervous, so the… Keep Reading

Miracle match: Orlando girl receives life-saving transplant

SOURCE: ClickOrlando.com An Orlando girl with a rare form of cancer who recently found a miracle match underwent a life-saving blood transfusion Friday. Chloe Bella Carvalho received a blood stem cell transplant that will help her body recover from the high-dose chemotherapy needed to treat her juvenile myelomonocytic leukemia, also known as JMML. Prior to the transplant,… Keep Reading

Local foundation helps students with dyslexia learn

SOURCE: ClickOrlando.com WINTER PARK, Fla. – According to the organization Dyslexia Help, dyslexia is one of the most common learning disabilities, affecting nearly 20% of the population, but one local mom discovered finding resources can be difficult. That’s why she started The REED Charitable Foundation. The non-profit provides support and scholarships for private tutoring, teacher training… Keep Reading

The king of meteor showers peaks this week

SOURCE: ClickOrlando.com ORLANDO, Fla. – Arguably the best meteor shower of the year peaks at the end of this week. Unlike the “Unicorn” meteor shower in November which didn’t live up to the hype, the Geminids are one of the most reliable meteor showers. The Geminids, like this summer’s Perseids, produce a great deal of shooting stars, but… Keep Reading

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