Jeff Deal, WFTV Eyewitness News

Jeff Deal

WFTV Eyewitness News

Orlando, FL, United States

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Recent:
  • WFTV Eyewitness News
  • WOKV News
  • NEWS102.3 KRMG
Past:
  • ActionNewsJax
  • WSOCTV
  • Boston 25 News
  • News 96.5 (WDBO)
  • Rare

Recent articles by Jeff:

Central Florida businesses board up, close early due to potential looting

With the growing concern about rioting and looting, some Central Florida businesses are boarding up or closing early. → Read More

Orange County Task Force approves Universal Orlando’s plan to reopen to public June 5, Legoland set for June 1 reopening

The Orange County Task Force has approved Universal Orlando’s plan to reopen to the public on June 5. → Read More

American Legion in Orlando struggling to stay in business

At American Legion Post 19, which has been part of the Orlando community for more than 100 years, there is one table set aside that’s meant to sit empty. It’s reserved for prisoners of war and those missing in action. → Read More

What higher grocery prices mean for Memorial Day weekend

The latest numbers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics show in April that all grocery prices grew 2.6% -- the largest month-to-month jump since 1974. → Read More

How does the COVID-19 shutdown compare to the Great Depression?

With the economy sinking and unemployment soaring, economists say this is the worst recession since the Great Depression. But how does it really stack up? The stock market crashed in 1929, sinking the U.S. into the Great Depression. Dr. Sean Snaith, director of the University of Central Florida’s Institute for Economic Forecasting, said the problem was then compounded by the Federal Reserve.… → Read More

How does the COVID-19 shutdown compare to the Great Depression?

Jacksonville's News, Weather, and Traffic - News 104.5 WOKV → Read More

Family denied access to veteran before he died at Winter Garden nursing home

After he was hospitalized earlier this year at the age of 94, First Lt. Roger Swanson was sent to Colonial Lakes Health Care, a nursing home in Winter Garden, when the COVID-19 pandemic was heating up. → Read More

Father-in-law of slain St. Cloud woman charged with second-degree murder

The father-in-law of the slain Osceola County mother is now facing second-degree murder charges. → Read More

Federal funds to help airports, including OIA, taking a hit from pandemic

The Federal Aviation Administration is stepping in, and awarding $10 billion in grants for 32,000 airports under the federal CARES Act. Florida airports will receive about $896 million. → Read More

Orange County urges residents to wear face masks, but won’t require it

Mayor Jerry Demings said the county urges residents to wear face coverings in public, but it will not require people to do so → Read More

Coronavirus: CARES Act to help small businesses, churches, nonprofits

The federal two trillion-dollar CARES Act designed to boost our economy during the coronavirus pandemic includes helping small businesses, even churches and other nonprofits. → Read More

Coronavirus: Disney World operations could take years to return to normal, analyst says

A securities analyst from Wells Fargo said it could take years for theme-park operations to get back to normal. → Read More

Coronavirus: Disney World operations could take years to return to nor

ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. - A securities analyst from Wells Fargo said it could take years for theme-park operations to get back to normal. According to WFTV in Orlando, Florida, analyst Steven Cahall has downgraded the Walt Disney company mostly because of the impact COVID-19 has had on theme parks. He said this is not a demand-driven downturn like the parks saw in 2008 and 2009. However, the impact… → Read More

Coronavirus: Disney World operations could take years to return to normal, analyst says

A securities analyst from Wells Fargo said it could take years for theme-park operations to get back to normal. → Read More

Local lawyer seeks to raise $1M to help hospitality industry workers through new website

On a normal Friday night, places like Wall Street Plaza would be bustling with business, and workers pulling in tips to make a living. This weekend it will be a ghost town, and thousands of people who work in bars and restaurants don’t have any idea when they’ll return to work. “I was working there fulltime, slinging drinks (in) downtown Orlando,” said Leya Siri, a bartender at Wall Street Plaza… → Read More

Lawsuit filed over money raised for Hurricane Dorian victims

A legal battle is underway over donated money that was supposed to help victims of Hurricane Dorian in the Bahamas. A GoFundMe page started by people in Central Florida brought in about $500,000, but a charity group located in the Bahamas believes a large chunk of the money still hasn’t been used to help victims. The charity group said it needs the money, and has filed a lawsuit in Orange County… → Read More

Men accused of Medicare scheme in Orlando over unnecessary cancer screenings

ORLANDO, Fla. — Two men who operated a business in downtown Orlando are accused in an alleged conspiracy to defraud the federal government out of hundreds of thousands of dollars. The case involves recruiting Medicare patients to sign up for unnecessary cancer screenings without seeing a doctor. Records show Ivan Scott started Scott Global LLC in 2017. It was a business federal investigators say… → Read More

Orlando police investigating video of teen being jumped posted to Instagram

The video, which was posted to Instagram, shows Miguel Morales, Jr. being tossed to the ground and stomped at the Dr. James R. Smith Recreational Complex Saturday afternoon. → Read More

2 men suspected of running ‘pill mills’ in Winter Springs, East Orange County

SEMINOLE COUNTY, Fla. — Two men are suspected in a conspiracy to put thousands of powerful pain pills into the hands of people who didn’t need them. Federal investigators said John Scrima and his uncle, Leonard Scrima, ran two different “pill mills,” one in Winter Springs and another in East Orange County, starting in 2010. Federal investigators believe the “pill mills” became go-to places for… → Read More

Brevard County officials: Look out for rocket debris on beach

People along the Space Coast are being warned about rocket debris from Sunday’s planned rocket explosion that could still be floating around. The launch Sunday successfully demonstrated that the Crew Dragon capsule can safely separate from a Falcon 9 rocket in case of an emergency. It’s one of the last major tests before crewed missions can resume from U.S. soil. Brevard County sent out alerts… → Read More