Friday, February 24, 2017

Orlando organizers plan rally to support Obamacare this Saturday

Posted By on Fri, Feb 24, 2017 at 5:45 PM

Orlando is joining other cities across the nation this weekend to support the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare. College Democrats at the University of Central Florida have organized a rally for Saturday, Feb. 25 at 530 E. Princeton Street at 2:15 p.m. to support ACA. President Donald Trump...

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Fire at Florida mosque ruled as arson

Posted By on Fri, Feb 24, 2017 at 4:13 PM

Hillsborough County Fire Rescue officials have ruled a fire set at the Islamic Society of New Tampa in Thonotosassa as arson. WFTS Tampa Bay reports fire investigators were notified about a fire at an outdoor entrance to the mosque around 2 a.m. No one was inside the building when the fire...

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Pulse survivors outraged over Univision news special re-enacting massacre

Posted By on Fri, Feb 24, 2017 at 11:42 AM

Survivors of the shooting at the gay nightclub Pulse are speaking out against a Univision news special set to air Saturday that re-enacts the June 12 massacre where 49 people lost their lives and countless others were injured. Victor Báez Febo says he was scrolling through his timeline Thursday morning...

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Thursday, February 23, 2017

Protesters interrupt senator Marco Rubio's class at FIU

Posted By on Thu, Feb 23, 2017 at 6:06 PM

U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio is really having a terrible day. After his aides told media outlets Rubio wouldn't be planning any town hall meetings in Florida during the congressional recess because he was going to Europe, the Republican senator was spotted at Miami's Jackson Memorial Hospital on Thursday avoiding a...

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Volusia County deputy drives off with gas pump still attached to car

Posted By on Thu, Feb 23, 2017 at 5:37 PM

It seems a Volusia County Sheriffs deputy was in a hurry to get back to work. The Volusia County Sheriff's Office posted the above picture to their Facebook account Wednesday, Feb. 22, along with the caption: "When you’re just in a hurry to get back on the job. No gas...

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Florida dominates TripAdvisor's latest 'Best Beaches' list

Posted By on Thu, Feb 23, 2017 at 4:28 PM

Florida beaches dominated TripAdvisor's "2017 Traveler's Choice Awards for Best Beaches," taking seven out of the top 10 spots. Siesta Key Beach in Sarasota took first place as the best beach in America, with Ka'anapalli Beach in Maui, Hawaii, coming in second. However, St. Pete Beach and Clearwater Beach closely...

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Florida congresswoman vows to reintroduce bill protecting transgender students

Posted By on Thu, Feb 23, 2017 at 3:58 PM

After Trump's decision Wednesday to reverse transgender protections in school bathrooms, Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, a conservative congresswoman from Miami who has a transgender son, has vowed to reintroduce the Student Non-Discrimination Act (SNDA). "This lamentable decision can lead to hostile treatment of transgender students and studies have shown that bullying and...

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Marco Rubio has been found

Posted By on Thu, Feb 23, 2017 at 2:40 PM

He's OK, folks. Marco Rubio, the Florida senator who has been noticeably absent from meeting with his constituents at citizen-organized town halls, has finally been located. Rubio was apparently in Europe over the last few days, but was spotted by a Miami-based labor organizer at the Jackson Memorial Hospital this...

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Protesters arrested after climbing inside Sabal Trail pipeline

Posted By on Thu, Feb 23, 2017 at 2:10 AM

Marion County deputies arrested two protesters who they say climbed 250 feet deep inside a piece of the 36-inch Sabal Trail pipeline near Dunnellon. The Sabal Trail pipeline is the $3.2 billion project of Houston-based Spectra Energy. The 515-mile pipe snakes through Alabama, Georgia and down to Central Florida to...

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Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Orlando Police officer under investigation after video shows him calling a man a 'f*cking little pussy'

Posted By on Wed, Feb 22, 2017 at 5:55 PM

An Orlando Police officer is under an internal affairs investigation after a video surfaced showing him cursing and threatening another man. The four-minute video, uploaded to YouTube on Jan. 3 by Ryan Romasco, shows an interaction between OPD Officer Jose Sanchez and Romasco during a disturbance call in the parking...

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