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Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Florida State football players receive championship rings for being a pretty good team

Posted By on Tue, Jun 28, 2016 at 8:35 AM

Despite not winning a national title last year, let alone winning the Peach Bowl, FSU football players received championship rings this week for being a pretty decent football team in Florida.  Way to go, guys!  Since FSU beat Florida, Miami and South Florida last year, the school decided that their...

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Monday, June 27, 2016

A homeless Orlando man was arrested for punching a swan

Posted By on Mon, Jun 27, 2016 at 4:19 PM

A homeless Orlando man is facing charges after two off-duty police officers allegedly caught him punching a swan square in the face.  According to an arrest affidavit, OPD officers Forrest Price and Corporal Shelby Riggshopkins were hanging out at Lake Eola last Sunday when they spotted Sor Velez, a...

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Supreme Court's abortion ruling puts Florida’s new law in jeopardy

Posted By on Mon, Jun 27, 2016 at 2:22 PM

Days before Florida’s new law restricting abortion clinics was to go in effect, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in a 5-3 vote against clinic restrictions in Texas. The justices found two parts of Texas’ law, HB 2, unconstitutional: the admitting privileges requirement, which mandates abortion clinic doctors to have...

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Gov. Scott authorizes $26.2 million in state money to fight Zika

Posted By on Mon, Jun 27, 2016 at 1:21 PM

Gov. Rick Scott announced last week he would use his executive authority to allocate $26.2 million in state money toward fighting the Zika virus. The governor’s office says in a press release that the money will only be released as needed and will be used to help mosquito surveillance and...

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Media organizations sue City of Orlando over Pulse 911 calls

Posted By on Mon, Jun 27, 2016 at 10:28 AM

A coalition of media organizations, including the Orlando Sentinel and the Associated Press, filed a lawsuit against the City of Orlando for its refusal to release the 911 calls and other emergency communication during the morning of the mass shooting that killed 49 at the gay nightclub Pulse.  The city...

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Saturday, June 25, 2016

Latino community holds Spanish vigil for Pulse shooting victims

Posted By on Sat, Jun 25, 2016 at 12:13 PM

Hundreds of people came out to sing, cry and remember the 49 victims of the mass shooting at the gay nightclub Pulse in the first all-Spanish vigil at the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts on Friday.  The majority of the victims killed in the June 12 massacre were...

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Friday, June 24, 2016

City of Orlando announces plans for permanent Pulse memorial site

Posted By on Fri, Jun 24, 2016 at 2:16 PM

Almost two weeks have passed since the tragic Pulse shooting, but there is already a permanent memorial in the works. On June 24, the City announced a partnership with the Orange County Regional History Center to collect letters, notes, signs and other non-perishable items from the different memorials throughout Orlando....

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Florida immigrant groups heartbroken over SCOTUS ruling but ready to fight

Posted By on Fri, Jun 24, 2016 at 1:35 PM

Olivia Flores' three children have not seen their father in six years.  Her husband was deported back to Mexico, leaving her as the sole breadwinner of the family. As an undocumented person, she lives caged, she says, only going from home to work. She can't drive because she's prohibited from...

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Prosecutor fired for posting Orlando 'should be leveled' on Facebook, among other things

Posted By on Fri, Jun 24, 2016 at 12:29 PM

Assistant State Attorney Kenneth Lewis has been fired for posting comments to Facebook, just hours after the Pulse mass shooting, describing Orlando as "a melting pot of 3rd world miscreants and ghetto thugs." Lewis, who is the prosecutor in the state attorney's office in Orlando, was told Thursday by Orange-Osceola...

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This is the most poorly planned neighborhood in Orlando

Posted By on Fri, Jun 24, 2016 at 10:02 AM

Just look at this mess of streets

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