Hospital holds active shooter drill for Florida deputies, first responders

The Brevard County Sheriff's Office participated in an active shooter training exercise at a hospital on Wednesday to help prepare deputies and first responders should one happen here. Warning: This video features an active shooter drill held at Health First's Viera Hospital, including sounds of gunshots, people yelling, and law enforcement shouting commands. It is not real and was part of a training exercise.

Hospital holds active shooter drill for Florida deputies, first responders

The Brevard County Sheriff's Office participated in an active shooter training exercise at a hospital on Wednesday to help prepare deputies and first responders should one happen here. Warning: This video features an active shooter drill held at Health First's Viera Hospital, including sounds of gunshots, people yelling, and law enforcement shouting commands. It is not real and was part of a training exercise.

Rent prices skyrocketing across country

The nationwide surge on rent prices is forcing renters to dig deeper into their pockets to help them find or maintain housing as a federal moratorium on evictions has now ended. Orlando is among the top 10 markets to rent increases for the month of January.

Gas prices continue to rise

Gas prices have jumped, on average, more than a buck from a year ago in Central Florida. Experts say the cost of crude oil, global supply issues, and the pandemic are to blame.

Families are using the child tax credit to pay off debt, Census Bureau finds

Eligible households have been using the monthly payment to supplement household spending and pay off debt, data shows. But the future of the child tax credit hangs in the balance as the Biden administration struggles to pass the Build Back Better bill, which would extend the benefit through 2022.