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Amanda Ober
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It really is a miracle that no one was seriously hurt.  This SUV landed INCHES from a 90 year old grandmother.
Three people were taken to the hospital with minor injuries Tuesday afternoon after a car crashed into the living room of an Orange County home.
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Here's my story on the soon to open Escape from Gringott's ride at Universal Orlando! We learned the media/VIP opening is June 17th so it's likely the soft openings may start earlier in June and the official opening by the end of the month.
WESH 2's Amanda Ober explores Universal Orlando's newest ride, Escape From Gringotts. The new ride will be part of The Wizarding World of Harry Potter.
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Florida has some of the weakest child safety seat laws in the country but after 14 years of debate, lawmakers have finally made some changes.
Florida is one of the only two states in the country that does not require children who've out-grown their safety seats to use booster seats, but that's about to change.
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Would love for you to follow me and click "like" on my new Facebook Fan page! fb.com/AmandaOberWESH.
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Got to do a cool story yesterday on 3 local restaurants working toward goal of sending zero waste to the landfill.  They are turning food waste into feed for chicken and cattle!
http://www.wesh.com/Darden-restaurants-launch-pilot-food-recycling-program/25606436
On this Earth Day. an Orlando-based restaurant group is sharing it's new experiment to turn table scraps into livestock feed.
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Percy the Dog that was attacked by a bear finally got a new home..yeah!  He'll live on 2.5 acres in New Smyrna Beach and his new family also adopted a coon hound from the same shelter who survived 2 bullet wounds!  So Percy will have a "brother' who can relate to what he's been through:-)
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Heard Percy's story. Glad he's found his forever home. 
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Can't believe it's been 5 years.  I pray her family one day finds out what happened to her.
Five years ago today, Tracy Ocasio was last seen in a surveillance video walking out of the Taproom Bar in Metrowest. She hasn't been seen since.
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I join you in that prayer, Amanda!
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Crazy story of survival from 20 year old girl who says she was locked in her own car trunk at knifepoint...credits her I-Phone and the maps feature with saving her life
A Marion County man and woman face several charges after deputies said they tied up a woman and forced her inside a car trunk.
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Interesting new development at Shamu stadium. Whale trainers will now wear safety vests with a mini scuba tank and flotation device. They still don't go in the water with whales though.
Four years after a trainer was killed, and following a huge backlash against its killer whale program, SeaWorld is taking a new step to protect trainers.
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I can't believe this sinkhole is growing AGAIN!  They pumped tons of sand and concrete into it this weekend...wow!
A sinkhole that officials filled over the weekend in The Villages has reopened.
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An Orlando security guard was arrested on Sunday after he illegally fired a handgun and falsely imprisoned a woman, police said.
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We saw a lot of very large pot plants being cut up and hauled off today. So ironic that it was a house just down the street from the home where George and Cindy Anthony live. Needless to say, I was quite familiar with the neighborhood after spending so much time there when Caylee was missing.
Deputies working off an anonymous tip executed a search warrant at an Orange County home and found marijuana plants with a street value of $1 million, the Orange County Sheriff's Office said.
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Anchor Reporter at WESH 2 News
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  • WESH 2 News
    Anchor/Reporter, 1997 - present
  • WMUR TV
    Anchor/Reporter, 1990 - 1997
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I'm a reporter and anchor at WESH 2 News in Orlando, Fla.
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Amanda Ober joined WESH 2 News in August 1997.

She moved to central Florida from her home state of New Hampshire, where she was the morning and noon anchor at WMUR-TV in Manchester.

Amanda comes from a large family and was born the youngest of eight children in Salem, Massachusetts. She attended middle and high school  in Bedford, N.H. She earned a bachelor's degree in broadcast journalism from Troy State University in Troy, Ala.

She has received several professional awards, including the Associated Press Best Spot News award for tracking down two of New Hampshire's top 10 deadbeat dads. Amanda is also an accomplished political reporter; she was part of the WMUR-TV team that covered New Hampshire's presidential primaries in 1992 and 1996.  Amanda was also part of the team that won a Columbia Dupont award for coverage of the Space Shuttle Columbia tragedy, as well as an Edward R. Murrow regional award for her reporting on the Casey Anthony trial.

Her most memorable experiences at WESH 2 News include covering the wildfires of 1998, spending a month on the road in West Palm Beach and Tallahassee covering the 2000 post-election battles, and being right on the coast as hurricanes Jeanne and Frances hit in 2004. She will also never forget the challenging days she spent field anchoring WESH 2 News’ live coverage of the Casey Anthony trial from outside the Orange County courthouse.

Amanda volunteers on the boards of  several non-profit groups including Samaritan Village and J-4 Leaders. She also enjoys serving at her church, Summit, where she helps lead the guest services team as well as small group bible studies. She enjoys Christian music, running and mountain hiking, and is a proud graduate of Lifework Leadership Orlando.

Her talents extend to singing, and she has performed professionally in college and in the Miss America pageant system. She was New Hampshire's Junior Miss and first runner-up to Miss New Hampshire.

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