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Florida reports record-shattering 15,300 new COVID-19 cases

The Florida Department of Health reported a record-shattering 15,300 new COVID-19 cases Sunday.

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| 9 Investigates

  Owner of east Orange County church seeks federal exemption to legally dispense controlled substance

The owner of an east Orange County church that 9 Investigates first exposed as hosting illegal hallucinogenic tea ceremonies more than four years ago said by phone that he believes he will get the federal exemption needed to finally give out that controlled substance legally.

  Records: Officer seen with knee on man’s neck during traffic stop subject of 8 previous policy investigations, named 2017 ‘officer of the year'

The officer seen with his knee on a man’s neck following a traffic stop last July was not disciplined for this incident.

Orlando mayor directs police chief to conduct ‘thorough review’ of traffic stop protocols after Channel 9 report

Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer said in a statement to Channel 9 that he is directing the city’s police chief to complete a thorough review of the department’s traffic stop protocols after a 9 Investigates report detailed how a traffic stop escalated to an officer placing their knee on a man’s neck.

  ‘I can’t even breathe’: Body camera footage shows Orlando officer with knee on man’s neck following traffic stop

A traffic stop for an alleged seat belt violation led to chaos and an Orlando police officer's knee on a man's neck.

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  ‘Super anxious the entire flight’: Travelers feel more exposed to COVID-19 as airlines ease policies

Coronavirus infection rates have skyrocketed, but now some airlines are taking away protections some passengers counted on to stay safe.

Thinking about flying? Action 9 found out what you need to know about social distancing

Some airlines are stopping social distancing measures on flights. Action 9′s Todd Ulrich breaks down what you need to know before you board a plane.

  Cypress Creek High School students fight to get refund after trip to Japan canceled

Students at a local high school could lose $15,000 after their summer trip to Japan was canceled due to the pandemic.

| Florida Government

  As Florida’s COVID-19 cases surge, tracing falls behind

Right now, as Florida expands testing there are growing concerns that the state’s tracing of those infected is insufficient.

  Florida’s unemployment system: Now paying people who didn’t request money

Kevin Strang is a music teacher in Orange County. He’s on summer break, not unemployed. Yet for the last several weeks he’s been getting unemployment and he can’t make it stop.

  Some jobs return, but economic recovery uneven across U.S.

The June jobs report showed workers returning to work as payrolls grew by 4.8 million for the month and unemployment fell to 11.1% nationwide, down from 14.7% in April.

  Firefighters, surgeons issue warning as fireworks are made legal in Florida

For the first time in modern history, Floridians will be able to legally light off fireworks for the Fourth of July.