Karla Ray, WFTV Eyewitness News

Karla Ray

WFTV Eyewitness News

Orlando, FL, United States

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Recent articles by Karla:

How a drop in tourism will impact Central Florida’s ability to draw future visitors

As Central Florida’s tourism industry takes a major hit, the drop in visitors will have an impact on our ability to attract future visitors. → Read More

Tobacco use in Florida schools doubles; what’s being done to snuff out the trend

9 Investigates has learned that the number of students disciplined for tobacco use in Florida schools nearly doubled in just one year, and school leaders believe it’s due to e-cigarette use. → Read More

Kissimmee police officer relived of duty during domestic violence investigation

A Kissimmee police officer has been relieved of duty, pending the outcome of a criminal investigation into domestic violence. → Read More

'There was nothing I could do': Man fights for records after being hit, injured by stolen deputy SUV

An Apopka driver says he has permanent injuries after being hit head-on by an Orange County Sheriff’s Office SUV. 9 Investigates learned that SUV was stolen, and being driven by a man who led actual deputies on a chase last year. → Read More

Former pastor, radio host accused of rape also accused of inappropriate behavior by 3 women

9 Investigates has learned a former reverend, who was accused of repeatedly raping a young girl he met at his church, was also accused of inappropriate behavior by three women around the same time, and his church knew, according to newly released documents. → Read More

State bill aims to define types of behavior therapy allowed in classrooms

Changes could be coming to state law, after 9 Investigates exposed confusion and discrepancies across local school districts about the types of behavior therapy allowed in classrooms. → Read More

State reviews HOA security officer's license after she was arrested

State regulators are now reviewing the license of yet another employee of the Turnberry Reserve HOA after her arrest last week. → Read More

Teen coerced by Longwood cop into admitting to felony he didn't commit

A Longwood police officer was allowed to keep his job, even after holding a teenager for nearly an hour and coercing the boy to admit to a felony he didn’t actually commit. → Read More

HOA property manager accused of refusing to turn over accounts, records

A homeowners association property manager, who hired a former officer and convicted felon to work inside an Osceola County neighborhood, is accused of refusing to turn over bank accounts and other records at a different HOA in Seminole County, 9 Investigates reporter Karla Ray reported. → Read More

Ex-cop patrolling Kissimmee subdivision closely connected to HOA property manager

9 Investigates looked into how an ex-North Carolina company police officer, who is a now a convicted felon, was hired by an HOA management company that oversees security for a Kissimmee neighborhood. → Read More

2 people break into a Melbourne Wawa to steal case of beer, police say

The Melbourne Police Department said two people broke into a Wawa to steal a case of beer. → Read More

Class action lawsuit targets developer of 55+ community

About 500 homeowners are part of a class-action lawsuit against the owner of a 55-plus community in Sumter County, according to attorneys. → Read More

Spider bite leads to chain of events resulting in death investigation at Flagler jail

A 23-year-old Flagler County father’s cause of death is raising more concerns about a company 9 Investigates has been covering for years. → Read More

About 1 in 10 risk protection requests denied in Central Florida

President Donald Trump is calling for more red flag laws in the wake of the mass shootings in El Paso, TX and Dayton, OH. → Read More

UCF sorority suspended after GroupMe chat reveals potential misconduct

9 Investigates found out a sorority at the University of Central Florida was just suspended, after the Office of Student Conduct launched an investigation into a group chat involving dozens of members. → Read More

Family can finally bring deceased Navy vet home after being refused access to remains

A Navy veteran’s family can give him the proper sendoff he deserves, more than a month after he died in his Lake County home. → Read More

Audit reveals problems at Osceola County Jail

A just-released audit uncovered a jail medical services company that 9 Investigates has been covering for years was caught failing to properly staff another local jail with nurses and technicians. → Read More

Homeowners not in compliance with Orlando's short-term rental code rack up fines

It has been almost a year since Orlando officials laid the groundwork for the city’s short-term rental program, and 9 Investigates learned homeowners refusing to follow the rules are keeping code enforcement busy. → Read More

5 Central Florida nursing homes flagged by federal lawmakers

Five Central Florida nursing homes are among more than 400 recently flagged by federal lawmakers for persistent problems with care. → Read More

CBD oil sales are booming, but are you getting what you pay for?

Across the country, "canna-business" is booming. CBD hemp products are popping up everywhere, from health food stores to dog groomers. → Read More