Thursday, December 8, 2016

Floridians had a record year for running over panthers and manatees

Posted By on Thu, Dec 8, 2016 at 2:42 PM

Florida manatees and panthers had a pretty terrible year, mostly because people kept running them over. According to recent numbers released by the Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission, Florida boaters have killed a record 98 manatees so far in 2016. This tops the previous record set in 2009 of...

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Fisherman catches brick of cocaine off the coast of Florida

Posted By on Thu, Dec 8, 2016 at 1:23 PM

While fishing two miles off the coast of Miami Wednesday morning, charter captain Mark "The Shark" Quartiano caught a barnacle-covered kilo of cocaine. "Times to go home, boys. Merry Christmas," says Quartino in the video clip. Quartiano told the Miami New Times that he contacted the U.S. Coast Guard...

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Meza Mediterranean Grill to open in Baldwin Park

Posted By on Thu, Dec 8, 2016 at 1:09 PM

Meza Mediterranean Grill, a new restaurant from the same owner as Cafe Annie, will open soon in Baldwin Park. Look for the new Middle Eastern restaurant to take over the old Loco Motion space in the first quarter of 2017. According to a post on Meza's Facebook page, construction begins...

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Former Goofy at Disney World for 20 years: 'Why would you let me hold your baby?'

Posted By on Thu, Dec 8, 2016 at 12:46 PM

A former castmember at Walt Disney World, who played Goofy for over 20 years, participated in a Reddit AMA (Ask Me Anything) this morning. The former Goofy discusses everything from rude princesses, dumb guests and of course, working for the Disney machine. You can read the full thing here,...

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Rep. Scott Plakon files bill in Florida House to allow guns on college campuses

Posted By on Thu, Dec 8, 2016 at 12:08 PM

A controversial measure that would allow people with concealed-weapons licenses to pack heat while on college and university campuses was filed Wednesday by state Rep. Scott Plakon, R-Longwood. The proposal (HB 6005) is filed for the 2017 legislative session, which starts in March. Second Amendment groups backed such legislation during...

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Warwick Davis and Matthew Lewis announced for Universal's 'A Celebration of Harry Potter'

Posted By on Thu, Dec 8, 2016 at 11:46 AM

For the first time ever, Warwick Davis (Professor Flitwick and Griphook) and Matthew Lewis (Neville Longbottom) will be attending Universal Studio Orlando's 4th annual "A Celebration of Harry Potter." The special three day event takes place January 27–29 at Universal Studios Orlando.  Universal will be announcing more info as the...

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Spacebar celebrates Kanye West on the date of his canceled Orlando show

Posted By on Thu, Dec 8, 2016 at 11:00 AM

At 11 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 6, I was scheduled to be one of thousands reaching up to Kanye West as he performed atop a suspended platform, mere feet above our heads. This unfortunately did not come to fruition, as last month Kanye canceled the remainder of his “Saint Pablo Tour”...

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WPRK celebrates its 64th birthday tonight at Will's Pub

Posted By on Thu, Dec 8, 2016 at 10:47 AM

Adventurous college radio mainstay WPRK 91.5 FM is celebrating over six decades of diverse programming with a free show tonight featuring the Dealers, Bubble Boys, BLONK, Uke-A-Ladies and Kaleigh Baker. Come celebrate aging (dis)gracefully. The place to be is Will's Pub. The music starts at 9 p.m. Show is free, but donations...

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Aprons Cooking School opens at Winter Park Village Publix

Posted By on Thu, Dec 8, 2016 at 10:29 AM

The construction that seemed to last forever and impeded parking at the already-overcrowded south end of Winter Park Village is over. The new Publix Aprons Cooking School section opened last weekend. There's now a full calendar of events for the space, including private classes you can book in advance for...

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Someone painted a federally protected gopher tortoise, again

Posted By on Thu, Dec 8, 2016 at 10:14 AM

Because Floridians can't seem to help themselves from trolling wildlife, the Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission is again urging residents to please fight the impulse to paint gopher tortoises. On Wednesday morning, the FWC reported that they successfully rescued yet another painted gopher tortoise, a federally protected species that...

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