Marlei Martinez, WESH 2 News

Marlei Martinez

WESH 2 News

Orlando, FL, United States

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Recent articles by Marlei:

Orlando warehouse fireworks fire: Death toll rises to 4

“It’s just like the building exploded. You could see all the fire just coming down. It was just like a bunch of fireworks." → Read More

Flu cases in Central Florida on the rise

The health department said flu activity is going up in Flagler, Volusia, Seminole, Lake, Marion and Sumter counties. → Read More

National Adoption Day 2022: Florida couple adopts four brothers

“So we fell in love with them immediately. And we just knew that this was the path that we were meant to take and we just went for it.” → Read More

Florida Classic luncheon offers fun, fellowship and football

It brings the nation’s largest football game between two historically Black colleges and universities to Orlando: Bethune-Cookman University versus Florida A&M University. → Read More

Residents return to Daytona Beach Shores condos, hotels

City and county building inspectors deemed 26 properties unsafe as Hurricane Nicole came barreling in last week. → Read More

Volusia homeowners try to reinforce their houses after hurricanes

Daytona Beach Shores homeowners quickly try to reinforce their houses after hurricanes → Read More

Wilbur-by-the-Sea home damaged by Nicole

The house is normally two stories with three bedrooms, but all of them came crashing down after Hurricane Nicole came through. → Read More

Orange County residents devastated by Ian prepare for Nicole

“To see everything in front of me making me sad, cry, I can’t even look at it,” Olajide said. “And to make our situation worse, there’s nowhere to stay.” → Read More

FEMA, insurance assessors survey damage to Stone Island homes

For the first time, this week, some insurance assessors made their way in after enough floodwater receded. → Read More

How to get a free mosquito trap in Orange County

Standing water pools along neighborhood streets throughout Central Florida over a month after Hurricane Ian have created a breeding ground. → Read More

Florida's psychic capital of the world hosts haunted hotel

“You hear things, you feel things, you sense things,” she said. “People have felt themselves touched. Things have been moved in rooms. I personally watched a pendant shoot across the gift shop.” → Read More

Expert dashes fears rainbow fentanyl will be in Halloween candy

“Drug dealers aren’t going to go out and put this in your children’s trick-or-treat basket. They’re not. This is an expensive drug and there’s no return for them here." → Read More

Missing Orlando girl killed connected to human trafficking case

Ferguson was taken to a DCF office in Orlando to be placed with a family for the night because she had to be in court the next day. → Read More

How to spot cars with flood damage after Hurricane Ian

“I believe the flooded car market will be the worst it’s been, in fact, in my lifetime." → Read More

WorldPride could be coming to Orlando in 2026

The international LGBTQ rights event promoting visibility and awareness brought up to 2 million visitors to New York City in 2019. → Read More

DeSantis leads in poll, Crist gains endorsement from Obama

It is just over two weeks away from Election Day, and both Governor Ron DeSantis and his opponent Congressman Charlie Crist are raking in the endorsements. → Read More

Car crashes in Pine Hills after shooting

Deputies found a man who had been shot inside a crashed car Thursday night. → Read More

Oviedo restaurant shuts down indefinitely due to flooding

Management wants to rebuild, but they can’t until the water recedes. → Read More

Flooded Oviedo neighborhood starts long clean-up process

The mayor said Oviedo will not be back to the normal pickup schedule for some time as the city works with the FEMA-approved contractor on logistics. → Read More

St. Johns River fooding homes in Astor, Lake County

One resident said alligators now swim across his driveway, and he has to use his front window as his front door. → Read More