🌱 Osceola School Lockdown Lifted + Caregiver Accused Of Stealing

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Happy Thursday, Orlando! Here's everything you need to know going on in Orlando today.

First, today's weather:

A passing shower or two. High: 70 Low: 57.

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Here are the top five stories today in Orlando:

1. A friend of former Seminole County Tax Collector Joel Greenberg has agreed to plead guilty in federal court to conspiracy to commit wire fraud and distribution of a controlled substance, according to documents from the U.S. Attorney’s Office. (Fox 35 Orlando)

2. A caregiver is accused of stealing $14,000 from an 80-year-old Central Florida woman with dementia. 56-year-old Donnitta Jean Vaugh of Kissimmee was arrested by Polk County detectives on Monday. (WESH)

3. A lockdown at an Osceola County high school was lifted early Wednesday following a false report of a possible weapon on campus, according to school officials. The Osceola County Sheriff’s Office said three students were simulating a school shooting at Liberty High School. (WFTV)

4. The Enzian Theater in Maitland will be kicking off February with a showcase of the cinema of Meatloaf, paying tribute to the recently-deceased singer. There will be a screening on Fight Club on February 4th and Rock Horror Picture Show on February 5th. (Orlando Weekly)

5. An analysis by Truth in Accounting (TIA), a nonprofit government finance watchdog group, found Orlando needed $79.5 million to get out of the red, or $900 from each city taxpayer. They ranked Orlando as a "C" overall since Orlando did not have enough money to pay its bills. (Truth In Accounting)

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Today in Orlando:

  • Tai Chi at 1st Unitarian Church of Orlando. (9:00 AM)

  • Camellia Walking Tour With Robert Bowden at Harry P. Leu Gardens. (2:00 PM)

  • Swap Shop at Orlando Brewing. (6:00 PM)

  • Live at Timucua: Ben Rosenblum at Timucua Arts Foundation. (7:30 PM)

  • Outdoor Cabaret - Michael Andrew and the Sinatra Sextette at Orlando Shakes. (7:30 PM)

From my notebook:

  • Orlando City SC has loaned forward Alexander Alvarado to Liga Deportiva Universitaria. (Instagram)

  • Orlando Fire Department congratulated Engineer Sydnor for serving the residents of Orlando for more than 25 years and wished him well on his retirement. (Facebook)

  • The free COVID-19 testing site at Camping World Stadium continues to operate seven days a week, rain or shine. Wait times have been especially short each afternoon. (Facebook)

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That's it for today! See you tomorrow morning for your next update.

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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