'Bolt from the Blue' lightning phenomenon explained

A 'Bolt from the Blue' is a cloud to ground lightning flash which typically comes out of the back side of the thunderstorm cloud, travels a relatively large distance in clear air away from the storm cloud, and then angles down and strikes the ground.

NASA unveils first results from Mars Perseverance Rover

The Perseverance Rover is hard at work, searching for signs of ancient life on Mars. After five months of experiments and research, NASA shared its first scientific results on Wednesday. The rover landed on the Red Planet in February.

FOX 35 Thunder Truck visits Central Florida Zoo

The Fox 35 Thunder Truck continues its tour of summer camps. The latest stop was at the Central Florida Zoo in Sanford. FOX35 Storm Team Chief Meteorologist Jaymie King visited with some of the campers there.

Man charged with illegal dumping

Deputies said a Florida man charged people to haul trash away but instead of taking it to a waste center, he illegally dropped the trash onto empty lots in Poinciana.

Mixed messaging on masks in schools

With just weeks to go before children return to school, a debate is brewing on how that should look. The American Academy of Pediatrics says all students older than two and all school staff should wear masks. There's an uptick in cases in virtually all the states in the United States, and for that reason, they want to go the extra mile to make sure that children are protected. This runs counter to the latest guidelines from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Rent prices on the rise in Florida

The cost of rent in Florida has increased more than any other place in the entire country. The company CoStar Group, Inc. says it has increased more than 15 percent since the beginning of this yea -- twice the national average.

Preparing to go back to the classroom

Students across the country are soon going to be heading back to in-person classes, but with the pandemic still lingering, doctors suggest families take the time now to prepare students for what to expect with the next school year.

Improving backyard pool safety

Drownings are the number one cause of accidental death for kids between the ages of one and four years old, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. As with most aspects of our lives, technology is making some waves as to how we do things, including pool safety.

Magnitude 3.9 'experimental explosion' rattles Florida coast

The United States Geological Survey (USGS) reported a magnitude 3.9 "experimental explosion" approximately 187 miles east-northeast of Flagler Beach, Florida. The shock, detected on Friday afternoon, is near a location where the United States Navy conducted tests last month.

Lawsuit filed to recover fees charged to students during pandemic

College students have had a lot to deal with during the coronavirus pandemic. Many were charged fees by their colleges or universities for services that were cancelled because of the pandemic. Now a class action lawsuit filed by Law Offices of Morgan and Morgan on behalf of a Polk State College student claims all students should be reimbursed. The law firm has also filed suits against the University of Florida, Florida State University, and the University of South Florida.

Augmented reality company moving to Orlando

Fighter pilots will soon be training in Central Florida. A company in California is leaving the Golden State for the City Beautiful. They say Orlando was the clear choice to continue shaping the future of the U.S. Air Force.

Puppy for a purpose

A St. Petersburg police officer who was a K9 handler in Afghanistan was just presented with a new puppy as a way to show gratitude for her service.