Evening briefing Orlando, June 10

Good evening, Central Florida. We're summarizing the day for you with the most important news and your weather forecast.

Your weather planner

We may see a ray of sunshine or two early Tuesday, but overall we can expect mostly cloudy skies with isolated showers and thunderstorms throughout the day. Highs will be around 30 degrees.

Heights: Mid-80s

Low points: Mid-70s

Rain protection: 70%

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The big stories of today

1. Prosecutor calls for death penalty in Madeline Soto case
Stephan Sterns, who is accused of killing 13-year-old Madeline Soto, faces numerous charges, including first-degree murder.

2. DeSantis approves $1.25 billion to raise teacher salaries
Funding from the state budget would increase the starting salary to $48,000.

3. Early voting begins for Orlando’s 5th District runoff election
One of these two candidates will soon take the seat for District 5.

4. UN Security Council adopts ceasefire resolution between Israel and Hamas
This is the first UN Security Council resolution on a ceasefire plan to end the eight-month war in the Gaza Strip to be adopted.

5. Jury begins deliberations in federal gun trial against Hunter Biden
The case has highlighted a turbulent time in Hunter Biden’s life.

6. FDOT plans to widen US Highway 41 in Marion County
Construction on the $50 million project will not begin until July 2028.

Morning around Central Florida

  • Memorial exhibition “Prayer Ribbons”: The City of Provincetown, Massachusetts is honoring the strength and resilience of our Orlando community with this memorial prayer bracelet necklace. They will be on display through June 16.
  • Winter Park Fire Department CPR Course: Participants learn cardiopulmonary resuscitation for adults, children and infants. The course is ideal for parents, caregivers and older siblings.
  • Cinemark Summer Movie Clubhouse: Bring the kids and enjoy exciting movie theater entertainment for only $1.75 per ticket for any movie. Offer valid for select films through August 15.

Beyond Central Florida

Tuesday, June 11

  • Special election for Ohio's 6th congressional district: Republican Michael Rulli against Democrat Michael L. Kripchak. The election ended the term of Republican Representative Bill Johnson, who resigned to become president of Youngstown State University.
  • Nominations for Iran's June 28 presidential election have been announced after 80 candidates registered – the election comes after the death of President Ebrahim Raisi in a helicopter crash on May 19.
  • Olympic swimmer Katie Ledecky's memoir, Just Add Water, has been published.

Everyday hero

Although the Come Out With Pride event in Orlando doesn't take place until October, there is already a lot of work to do in preparation for the festival.

AJ Eagle is a volunteer who works on designing t-shirts worn by the event's production staff.

The Groveland Lakota Sanctuary rescues unwanted and abused horses

Anna Harden

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