🌱 FL Has 47K COVID Cases + Legislation To Allow For Home Chefs

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Morning, neighbors! Carlos Hernandez here with your brand-new issue of the Orlando Daily.

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Here are the top five stories today in Orlando:

1. Florida reported 46,923 new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, a pandemic record, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Florida is also among the top states where COVID-19 is spreading the fastest. (Florida Patch)

2. Universal Orlando guests had to exit The High in the Sky Seuss Trolly Train Ride to safety after the ride recently broke down, according to a TikTok user. Riders were stuck on the ride for 30 minutes until they were taken down. (Inside The Magic)

3. The Wells’Built Museum of African American History and Culture in Orlando is planning renovations and two groups have applied for a $1 million grant from the Florida Department of State to assist them. It was once the Wells’Built Hotel and was visited in the past by a number famous Black musicians and performers during Segregation. (Bungalower)

4. New legislation has been filed for the 2022 session in Florida to allow for home kitchens, with chefs allowed to make up to $250,000 annually if passed. The legislation is sponsored by Riverview Democrat Andrew Learned in the Florida House and South Florida Democrat Shevrin Jones in the Florida state Senate. (Bay News 9)

5. Police remained on the scene of an officer-involved-shooting on Wednesday morning near MetroWest in Orlando. 911 callers reported an armed man who was knocking on windows at the complex and “acting erratically,” according to Deputy Chief Eric Smith. Police said the shooting happened when officers tried to apprehend the armed man. (WFTV)

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Today in Orlando:

  • Noon Year's Eve at Seminole County Library East Branch Oviedo. (11:00 AM)

  • John H. Jackson Neighborhood Center Mobile COVID-19 Vaccine Site. (3:00 PM)

  • STAND CTU's Family Class. (6:00 PM)

  • Milwaukee Bucks at Orlando Magic. Amway Center. (7:00 PM)

  • UCF Knights Men's Basketball Vs. University of Michigan Men's Basketball. Addition Financial Arena. (7:00 PM)

From my notebook:

  • Acclaimed singer, writer, performer and icon José Feliciano will perform at SeaWorld's Christmas Celebration this weekend on January 1st and January 2nd. (Positively Osceola)

  • The CDC is investigating more than 80 cruise ships for COVID-19 cases, including Royal Caribbean, Norwegian, Carnival and Disney cruises with the CDC saying ships from Port Canaveral are among those affected. (Click Orlando)

  • In observance of New Years Day, Orlando City Hall and all city offices will be closed Friday, December 31st, 2021. Residential trash pickup will occur as usual. (Facebook)

  • Orange County Library System will be closed Friday, December 31st and Saturday, January 1st, in observance of the New Year's holiday. All locations will resume normal hours on Monday, January 3rd. (Twitter)

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Carlos Hernandez

About me: Hello my name is Carlos Hernandez and I am a food writer with over 10 years of experience in the industry. I write the food blog Carlos Eats (http://www.carloseats.com) and also contribute to several newspapers and magazines with food-related blogs and articles.

This article originally appeared on the Orlando Patch

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