Q. McCray, WFTV Eyewitness News

Q. McCray

WFTV Eyewitness News

Orlando, FL, United States

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  • Boston 25 News
  • The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Recent articles by Q.:

Falcon 9 rocket moved into vertical launch position

Forecasters believe there’s only about a 60 percent chance the weather will cooperate for a historic launch from Brevard County on Wednesday. → Read More

Florida gyms ready for reopening under pandemic guidelines

Gym staff will be santizing workout areas around the clock to fit new safety protocols. → Read More

Additional COVID-19 mobile testing sites to open around Orange County

A quicker way to be tested for COVID-19 will open around Orange County this week in the form of mobile testing sites. → Read More

First COVID-19 drive-thru testing site set to open in Lake County

Lake County will be the latest county in Central Florida to open a coronavirus testing site Friday morning. → Read More

Residents displaced after fire rips through Orange County townhomes

ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. — Several people in Orange County will be looking for a new home after an overnight fire destroyed their units. The fire happened around 1 a.m. in the 12000 block of Fox Hound Lane near North Alafaya Trail. A Channel 9 viewer shared footage of the flames shooting from some of the units. “I looked out the window and all I saw was an orange blaze,” said Lurto Pierre-Louis. “It… → Read More

Florida neighborhood using goats to remove invasive plants

WINDERMERE, Fla - People living in one Florida subdivision said invasive plants are destroying the neighborhood’s beautiful landscape and came up with an interesting way of dealing with it -- goats. The neighborhood in Windermere decided a run-of-the-mill landscaper wouldn’t do, so it hired goats to do the job instead. Goats in a field chewing away on grass and leaves isn’t unusual until you… → Read More

Florida neighborhood using goats to remove invasive plants

WINDERMERE, Fla - People living in one Florida subdivision said invasive plants are destroying the neighborhood’s beautiful landscape and came up with an interesting way of dealing with it -- goats. The neighborhood in Windermere decided a run-of-the-mill landscaper wouldn’t do, so it hired goats to do the job instead. Goats in a field chewing away on grass and leaves isn’t unusual until you… → Read More

Windermere subdivision using goats to destroy invasive plants

WINDERMERE, Fla. — People who live in a Windermere subdivision said invasive plants is destroying the neighborhood’s beautiful landscape, but they’ve got an interesting way of dealing with it. Channel 9′s Q McCray found out the problem is so bad, the neighborhood decided a run-of-the-mill landscaper wouldn’t do, so it hired goats to do the job instead. Goats in a field chewing away on grass and… → Read More

Early morning fire rips through Apopka home

ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. — Two people and several of their pets were displaced Monday morning after their home caught fire in Apopka, according to officials. Fire officials initially responded to the home in the 2700 block of Alamosa Court after reports of loud explosions coming from the garage of the residence. The homeowner told Channel 9 that they were alerted to the fire due to their dogs… → Read More

Groveland Four monument to be unveiled outside Lake County Historic Courthouse

TAVARES, Fla. — Four black men wrongly accused of raping a white woman more than 70 years ago will be memorialized in Lake County Friday. The monument will honor the four men known as the Groveland Four: Charles Greenlee, Walter Irvin, Samuel Shepherd and Ernest Thomas. According to Lake County officials, the granite memorial will feature a bronze plaque imprinted with a written account of the… → Read More

Ryan Newman in serious condition following wreck on final lap of Daytona 500

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — NASCAR driver Ryan Newman continues to recover at Halifax Hospital after an intense crash during the final lap of the Daytona 500 left him with serious injuries. Safety crews rushed to retrieve Newman, 42, from his No. 6 Ford after another vehicle hit his bumper, causing Newman to spin out and strike a wall before his car went airborne and was struck by another vehicle.… → Read More

Salvation Army to assist homeless by spreading outreach to Kissimmee

KISSIMMEE, Fla. — A new partnership is now offering to help Kissimmee’s homeless population in more way than ever before. For the last 20 years, the Osceola Christian Ministry Center has helped the homeless with hot meals, clothing, showers and haircuts. The Salvation Army will now take over the operations at the facility located in downtown Kissimmee on Union Street and will provide additional… → Read More

‘I probably would’ve burned alive if I stayed asleep’: 6 displaced following fire at apartment near Amway Center

Six people are now homeless after a fire broke out at an apartment building in Orlando Tuesday morning. Officials responded to the building near Lime Avenue and South Street in the Parramore neighborhood around 7:30 a.m. “I couldn’t see anything,” said resident Michael Thomas. “The black smoke was everywhere. It was everywhere.” The building owner told Channel 9 that he doesn’t have insurance on… → Read More

More than a dozen cars broken into near Lake Baldwin Park, police say

Officials are investigating after they said several residents at an apartment complex woke up to notice their cars had been broken into. Police said at least 12 cars were broken into at Infinity Residences at the Park overnight. Residents believe the break-ins happened between 2 a.m. and 4:30 a.m. Some residents said that their checkbooks, wallet and some cash was stolen from their vehicles. One… → Read More

Growing business: Florida sees big increase in medical marijuana

ORLANDO, Fla. – Thousands of Floridians are turning to medical marijuana to improve their health. Clinics across the state say they've seen a big increase in medical marijuana use this year. But doctors can only recommend the drug for certain conditions. WFTV reporter Q McCray breaks down the process. © 2019 © 2019 Cox Media Group → Read More

Daytona Beach homeless shelter set to open following years of delays

A Daytona Beach homeless shelter is finally set to open its doors after years of delays, financial issues and leadership changes. The First Step Shelter is located near West International Speedway Boulevard near Red John Drive. Channel 9 covered the shelter’s groundbreaking two years ago, but the idea of a shelter began far before that. “Depending on who you talk to, it goes back a good two… → Read More

Man fatally shoots childhood friend inside storage facility

A 48-year-old man is charged with first-degree murder after Volusia County deputies say he shot and killed his childhood friend Sunday inside a DeBary storage unit. → Read More

Man fatally shoots childhood friend inside Florida storage facility

DEBARY, Fla. - A 48-year-old man is charged with first-degree murder after Volusia County deputies say he shot and killed his childhood friend Sunday inside a DeBary storage unit. Deputies said Julio Rivera, who was living in the storage unit and had an active warrant for a parole violation related to a previous murder conviction in New York, shot and killed his 40-year-old friend inside the… → Read More

SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket to launch 60 Starlink satellites from Cape Canaveral

Monday's goal is for the 60 satellites launched to join the other 60 satellites already orbiting earth to improve internet around the world. → Read More

Busted pipe causes sewage overflow in Orlando neighborhood

A pipe that busted in the Rosemont area has flooded ponds and filled canals with filth. → Read More