Chris Guardaro, WESH 2 News

Chris Guardaro

WESH 2 News

Orlando, FL, United States

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Recent articles by Chris:

Protesters in Orlando oppose bill that would add penalties to participating in demonstrations

Many argue the bill is targeting Black Lives Matter protests and it would have had a devastating effect on the many people who were arrested during the May and June demonstrations in Orlando. → Read More

Central Florida pastor faces child pornography charges

Agents used an online database to pinpoint his location. → Read More

Several drive-by shootings caused by Orange County gang feud, sheriff says

Officials said the most recent shooting happened on Drexel Avenue in the Pine Hills neighborhood, where deputies say a 3-year-old boy was shot and killed Tuesday night. → Read More

Offshore storms, high tides cause flooding in Volusia County

A few businesses posted on social media saying they had to shut down because of the flooding on the roads and paths near their businesses. → Read More

Seminole County appears to be toss-up in 2020 presidential election

A Central Florida county, which has not voted for a Democratic nominee for president in decades, is now expected to be hotly contested this November. → Read More

UCF to test students randomly for COVID-19

The university wants to get a better idea of how widespread the virus may be on campus. → Read More

City of St. Cloud officials open public restrooms due to sewage flooding

City officials are investigating the cause of sewer problem but suspect recent flooding is to blame. → Read More

Furloughed airport employees attempt to unionize to fight mass layoffs

Employees wanted the authority to tie the relief efforts to a policy that would force HMSHost to guarantee all the furloughed employees would be brought back when business returns to normal. → Read More

SeaWorld confirms termination of some furloughed employees

SeaWorld, in an SEC filing, says the company committed to terminating some of its furloughed employees on Friday. → Read More

Orlando city leaders look into plan to give restaurant, bars more outdoor seating

Parklets are similar to efforts done in Winter Park and Winter Garden, transforming street areas into dining spaces. → Read More

More than 2,000 employees at hotels around Universal Orlando area to be furloughed

Loews Portofino Bay Hotel, Hard Rock Hotel and the Hilton are a few of the several hotels sending letters to state officials, warning them of coming layoffs. → Read More

Demonstrators in Orlando hold vigil for Black men, women killed by law enforcement

Many of the protesters in downtown Orlando say the Black Lives Matter movement is an extension of the goals of the March on Washington 57 years ago. → Read More

Some deputies at Salaythis Melvin scene didn't have body cameras, wore street clothes, deputy says

OCSO captain tells advisory committee some deputies involved in deadly shooting did not wear recording devices. → Read More

Protesters push for punishments against deputy in Salaythis Melvin shooting death

Officials released more body camera footage but it does not give a definitive angle of the events that led up to 22-year-old Salaythis Melvin's death. → Read More

More relief money to be doled out for Seminole County renters Wednesday

The $7 million in coronavirus relief funding is set to be doled out to people in Seminole County who lost their income during the pandemic. → Read More

Students head back to class Friday in Orange County

School hallways are going to look very different for Orange County students on their way back to class on Friday. → Read More

782 restaurant employees at OIA to be furloughed

At a Greater Orlando Aviation Authority meeting Wednesday, officials unveiled a budget that shows a $150 million decline in revenue. → Read More

Protesters call for release of body camera footage after man shot in back in Orange County

The sheriff's office says FDLE asked it to not release the body-worn camera video, but it will likely be released next week. → Read More

9 quarantined after student tests positive for COVID-19 at school in Winter Park

Nine students are now in quarantine after possibly being exposed to coronavirus at the Circle Christian School in Winter Park. → Read More

Officials: Backlog of COVID-19 cases caused inaccurate report of positive test numbers

The Department of Health says one lab in the Miami-area named Niznik Lab Corp reported more than 4,000 positive cases. → Read More