Steve Barrett, WPXI

Steve Barrett

WPXI

Orlando, FL, United States

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Recent:
  • WPXI
  • WFTV Eyewitness News
Past:
  • NEWS102.3 KRMG
  • WSOCTV
  • Boston 25 News
  • WSB-TV
  • The Palm Beach Post

Recent articles by Steve:

Coronavirus: Florida to reopen youth summer camps, Oklahoma to resume school sports without restrictions

Florida and Oklahoma announced plans to resume youth summer activities and sports. → Read More

Gov. DeSantis announces youth summer camps, activities can reopen

Gov. Ron DeSantis has lifted all state restrictions on youth sports activities and summer camps, effective immediately. → Read More

Deputies search for man accused of rape in Waterford Lakes

Orange County deputies said they are working to track down a man who tried to rape someone in the Waterford Lakes area. → Read More

Restaurants, retailers prep for reopening around Central Florida amid pandemic

For the first time in almost two months, some businesses can welcome customers inside as Florida starts to reopen. → Read More

Cocoa mom seeks to solve son’s cold case murder three years later

A cocoa mom is hoping to generate new leads in the unsolved murder of her son. → Read More

Gov. DeSantis to announce plans on reopening economy

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis said he will make an announcement Wednesday about reopening the state’s economy. → Read More

WATCH: DeSantis to make announcement at 5 p.m. on reopening Florida’s economy

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis said that at 5 p.m. Wednesday, he will announce his plan to reopen the state’s economy. → Read More

Cocoa Beach, Satellite Beach allow sunbathing with some restrictions

Starting Wednesday, beachgoers can sunbath at Cocoa Beach and Satellite Beach with some restrictions. → Read More

Distance learning to begin across Florida amid coronavirus outbreak

Monday is the first day of distance learning for many schools across Florida. → Read More

WATCH: Surveillance video shows teen stealing car with 5-year-old girl sleeping inside

Officers with the Orlando Police Department are continuing their search for a teenager they said stole a car with a 5-year-old inside Wednesday evening. → Read More

What goes into igniting a controlled burn? Here’s an inside look at a

ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. - Hundreds of small fires were ignited Tuesday as water management officials in Central Florida created a controlled blaze. The St. Johns River Water Management District used a helicopter to burn hundreds of acres of brush near Orange County’s Wedgefield neighborhood, according to WFTV. Special spheres similar to ping-pong balls were used to start hundreds of small fires that… → Read More

What all goes into igniting a controlled burn? Channel 9 gets an inside look

ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. — Skywitness 9 was overhead as the Saint John's River Water Management District used a helicopter to burn hundreds of acres of brush Tuesday near Orange County's Wedgefield neighborhood. Special ping-pong-like balls were used to start hundreds of small fires that join forces to create one large fire. The method burns off more fuel on more acres than normally would be possible… → Read More

FDOT: Wood reported in roadway caused SR 408 closure

Channel 9 is continuing to look into what went into the decision to shut down State Road 408 at I-4 on Thursday amid severe weather. According to Orlando police, the closure was made because of loose scaffolding, which could have become an issue for drivers due to heavy winds. The pieces of scaffolding have since been removed and the roads later reopened around 7 p.m. Thursday. The closure… → Read More

Vigil held for woman shot, killed at Orlando intersection

It’s been five weeks since someone shot and killed a 25-year-old woman at an Orlando intersection, and police said they are still searching for the person who fired the shots. → Read More

Orange County sheriff, lawmakers push to crack down on gun theft

The Orange County Sheriff and two Central Florida lawmakers announced a new plan to crack down on people who steal guns Monday. → Read More

How a Florida man who awoke without hands or feet is getting around 11 months later

It’s been almost 11 months since the first time Kevin Kelley woke up in a hospital bed to find out that he no longer had fingers, toes, wrists or ankles. → Read More

How a Florida man who awoke without hands or feet is getting around 11 months later

It’s been almost 11 months since the first time Kevin Kelley woke up in a hospital bed to find out that he no longer had fingers, toes, wrists or ankles. → Read More

How a Florida man who awoke without hands or feet is getting around 11

ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. - Every day, Kevin Kelley wakes up tucked under the covers of his bed feeling good. Then he pulls back the blankets to realize: “I don’t have any hands and feet.” “And that’s every day,” he said. It’s been almost 11 months since the first time Kelley woke up in a hospital bed to find out that he no longer had fingers, toes, wrists or ankles. “The day I woke up and found I had… → Read More

Toys for Tots: How to help families in need this holiday season

There’s still time to help a family in need this holiday season. → Read More

Florida man drinking whiskey shoots boy playing with Nerf gun, police

Arrest records show a Sanford man told police he was so drunk off shots of Southern Comfort, he can't remember shooting a 7-year-old in the leg. Anthony Knuth appeared in court Monday afternoon on multiple charges after he was accused of shooting the child early Sunday. The shooting happened at a home on Laurel Drive, records show. According to police, several children were playing with Nerf… → Read More