Young & Arrested
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Orange County leads the state in juvenile arrests according to data from the Florida Department of Juvenile Justice.
The majority of those arrests are felonies charged to black boys. In this five-part series, 90.7 WMFE reporter Renata Sago documents Orange County’s complex system for handling kids who commit crimes. The stories are told through the lens of three black men who were charged with felonies as children.
Tree-Removal Bill Could Change The Look Of The VillagesA bill on Governor Ron DeSantis’ desk could give residents of The Villages more power to cut down trees on their property.
Volusia County Schools Chooses an Interim SuperintendentTim Egnor was picked by the school board yesterday.
Boeing Space Headquarters Moving To Florida’s Space CoastBoeing Space is moving its space and launch headquarters from Arlington, Virginia to Titusville, Florida.
Trump In Orlando – The View From Inside The Rally And The ProtestsIt's official: President Donald Trump is running for re-election. We bring you the view from inside the announcement and inside the protests.
Helping Teens In Foster Care Get Drivers LicensesFor thousands of youth in Florida’s foster care system, getting a driver’s license can be a challenge. Keys to Independence is trying to change that. For the last four and a half years, the state funded program has helped hundreds of older teens get driver’s licenses and learner permits. Danielle Levine and David Finucan explain how the program works.
President Trump Launches Re-Election Campaign In Front Of A Packed House At The Amway CenterPresident Trump made his campaign official Tuesday night at the Amway Center in downtown Orlando.
Analysis: President Trump’s Orlando Re-election Campaign Launch Makes Sense Politically, GeographicallyPolitical analysts say President Trump’s decision to announce his re-election bid in Orlando makes sense both politically and geographically.
Supporters & Protesters Face Off In Orlando As President Trump Launches Re-Election CampaignA line of police officers formed a barrier with bikes to keep a group of about 40 men wearing Proud Boy shirts from entering the protest area. Things got tense as police officers allowed Trump Protesters to enter and leave freely, but not the men in MAGA hats.
Fishkind Conversations: There’s More To Existing Home Price Data Than You ThinkThe real estate website Zillow has raised eyebrows with its report that Orlando home prices are dipping for the first time since 2012. Economic analyst Hank Fishkind says sales and prices of existing homes are indeed flattening, but it’s not time to panic. There are different ways to look at the data.
Trump Supporters: Why They Came From Across Florida For Tuesday’s RallySupporters of President Trump have already begun to line-up outside downtown Orlando’s Amway Center ahead of Tueday's re-election rally.
- Reporting – Renata Sago, WMFE
- Photography – Joey Roulette and Renata Sago, WMFE
- Radio editing and production – Catherine Welch, WMFE and Renata Sago, WMFE
- Digital editing and production – Renata Sago, WMFE
- Web engineering and design – Ryan Ellison, WMFE
- Social media – Jenny Babcock, WMFE
- Technical support – Mac Dula, WMFE