Megan Cruz, WFTV Eyewitness News

Megan Cruz

WFTV Eyewitness News

Albuquerque, NM, United States

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Past articles by Megan:

Chauvin trial, attacks on Asians generate interest in “Bystander Intervention Training”

There’s an effort underway in Orange County to form what’s called a “Bystander Intervention Training program. → Read More

Central Florida pharmacies preparing for next expansion of COVID-19 vaccine eligibility

Starting Monday, Floridians as young as 16 will be eligible for COVID-19 vaccines. → Read More

Volusia Health Dept. recommends continued use of masks in schools

The debate over whether masks should be required in Volusia County schools continued at a board meeting Tuesday. → Read More

“None of what we’re seeing is new”: America’s long history of anti-Asian violence and policy

The mass shooting in the Atlanta area brought violence against Asian-Americans into the spotlight, but it isn’t a new problem. → Read More

‘Hate can spread as quickly as COVID-19′: Dozens gather to remember 8 people shot in Atlanta area

Organizers put together a vigil at the University of Central Florida for the eight people killed when a gunman opened fire at three Atlanta-area spas. → Read More

Nearly one year after COVID-19 death, family struggles with pandemic loss

A stark reminder of how far we’ve come and how difficult this last year has been is families who have lost loved ones to the coronavirus. → Read More

Group tracks rise in attacks against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in US

Florida ranks eighth for most hate reports so far, according to a national coalition trying to track the attacks. → Read More

Striking gold: Downtown Orlando bars see big business for St. Patrick’s Day amid pandemic restrictions

One year after bars across Central Florida were shut down on one of their busiest days due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Wednesday night told a different story. → Read More

College, University workers waiting as Florida begins COVID-19 vaccinations for school staff

School teachers of all ages can now get COVID-19 vaccines at Florida’s FEMA sites and some retail pharmacies, but some educators say they’re being left out. → Read More

Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine 85% effective after just one dose, study shows

Headlines on Friday may have said that Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine is 85% effective after just one dose of the vaccine, but that doesn’t mean we can cut back on the number of doses to get more people vaccinated. It’s unknown how long we’re immune with both doses, but experts predict it’d be longer than the one dose. The study is out of Israel and was published Thursday in The Lancet, which is a… → Read More

Lynx, Orange County partner to offer free rides to convention center for COVID-19 vaccines

Orange County has partnered with Lynx to offer them free rides to the Convention Center. → Read More

2 dead after shooting near Baldwin Park area

Two people were injured in a shooting in Baldwin Park Tuesday, according to the Orange County Sheriff’s Office. → Read More

1 killed, 1 injured in Baldwin Park shooting

Two people were injured in a shooting in Baldwin Park Tuesday, according to the Orange County Sheriff’s Office. → Read More

Walmart mistakenly books COVID-19 vaccine appointments in Florida against Governor’s order

Walmart has begun offering COVID-19 vaccine appointments to people under the age of 65 with comorbidities, but Thursday, they had to admit that was a mistake. AdventHealth first started vaccinating people under 65 who’d been deemed “extremely vulnerable” last week. 59-year-old Type-two diabetic Curt Bigelow told Channel 9′s Megan Cruz then he was eager to get the shot. “If I had the choice of… → Read More

Osceola School Board member holds first meeting of citizen advisory group for school safety

Osceola County School Board member Julius Melendez held the first meeting of a Citizen Advisory Group for School Safety he created himself Wednesday evening. → Read More

Task force discuss role of SROs after deputy body-slammed student while breaking up fight

A newly formed task force met for the first time Wednesday to discuss the role of school resource officers within the School District of Osceola County. → Read More

These Walmart, Publix & Winn-Dixie locations will begin administering COVID-19 vaccines this week: How to sign up

Gov. Ron DeSantis said more than 100 Walmart locations, 600 Publix stores and 40 Winn-Dixie locations in Florida will begin administering the COVID-19 vaccine to people age 65 and older this week. → Read More

Florida has most cases of the U.K. variant in country, doubling in cases every day

A new study shows the U.K. variant is doubling every day here in the United States. → Read More

These major retail pharmacies are set to start distributing COVID-19 vaccines in Florida

Soon, Publix will no longer be the only retail store in Florida offering COVID-19 vaccines. → Read More

COVID vaccine residency requirement presents a challenge for Florida “Snowbirds”

People over the age of 65 are eligible for the COVID-19 vaccines being distributed by Publix stores in Florida, but they must have proof of residency. → Read More