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Matt Lupoli

WESH 2 News

Orlando, FL, United States

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Past articles by Matt:

See the technical team that handles Orlando's high-angle rescues

Everyone on the technical team goes through about 400 hours of extra training to be certified and specializes in everything from hazmat scenes to water rescues and high-angle situations. → Read More

New initiative to reserve parking spaces for cancer patients

You may soon see lavender lines marking parking spots in and around Orlando as several local businesses are already signing onto a new initiative to solve a problem for people who have cancer or those taking care of someone with cancer. → Read More

Will feds stop Florida from withholding salaries over mask mandates?

Could the White House intervene in the state government's plan to take money from local school districts over mask mandates? → Read More

Florida districts have 48 hours to comply with state rules or face punishment

"We don't want lawbreakers on our school boards,” one parent commented during a press conference. → Read More

NASA readies Crew-3 for launch

The Crew-3 Mission to the International Space Station is set for Oct. 30 at Kennedy Space Center Launch Complex 39A. → Read More

Miya Marcano: Orange deputies continue big search effort in New Smyrna

Dozens of Orange County Sheriff's Office deputies arrived at a field in New Smyrna Beach to continue in the search for her. → Read More

Florida minimum wage increase going into effect this week

The first in a series of wage hikes increases the $8.65 per hour minimum to $10 an hour. → Read More

'Made me feel I belonged': Orlando school elects its first transgender homecoming queen

She's grateful the homecoming game's halftime brought a show of support from her friends and classmates and the crowned king. → Read More

What is a Blue Alert?

On Sunday, cellphones across Florida flashed a notification not everyone is used to seeing: Blue Alert. → Read More

Disney at 50: How Walt Disney World became a running destination

"No other place in the world do you have the chance to run 26.2 miles through every one of the Disney theme parks." → Read More

DeSantis promises $53 million to fight Indian River Lagoon pollution

2021 is the deadliest year on record for manatees in Florida. Ten percent of the manatee population has died and much of the problem traces back to the lagoon. → Read More

'You don't hurt an animal': Man arrested after his dogs found emaciated, covered in sores

"Why not take care of something that will take care of you?" one neighbor said. → Read More

Space Coast Tourism Office projects their development tax could hit $16.5 million this year

The county's tourist development tax on hotel rooms and short-term rentals is up 16 percent over 2019, before the pandemic, and even without the cruise industry. → Read More

Court unseals Blue Origin lawsuit against NASA over moon mission

Blue Origin's lawsuit alleges NASA changed the parameters of its selection process over budget constraints and claims it gave SpaceX advantages in winning the contract. → Read More

NASA restructuring focus, leadership for human spaceflight

In a town hall meeting Tuesday, a new structure was announced which will split the focus of human spaceflight in two branches. → Read More

Brevard County man who shot wife to death was 'frustrated' over arguing, deputies say

He made an initial appearance before a judge on the one count of second-degree murder and was not granted bond. → Read More

Inspiration4: St. Jude survivor proud to take part through art

Ty's artwork was used in the design of license plates hitched to the Tesla cars that took the Inspiration 4 crew members to their SpaceX rocket Wednesday ahead of liftoff. → Read More

All-civilian crew hopes Inspiration 4 brings new path for spaceflight

"We're writing the rules and breaking a couple of them that NASA used to demand," said crew member Chris Semproski. → Read More

Lawsuit for COVID-19 data in Florida moves forward

A lawsuit filed by a Central Florida state representative against the state and its health department is moving forward. → Read More

Man intentionally hits gator with mowing machinery, destroys nest

Officials say the gator was alive when the officer arrived despite missing limbs. Due to the severity of its injuries it had to be euthanized. → Read More