Monday, April 24, 2017

State Attorney Aramis Ayala gets prominent backers in death penalty dispute

Posted By on Mon, Apr 24, 2017 at 6:56 PM

Ex-prosecutors, former state Supreme Court justices, civil-rights organizations and families of homicide victims from across the country have filed briefs supporting embattled Central Florida State Attorney Aramis Ayala in her legal battle with Gov. Rick Scott. Lawyers representing the groups filed more than a half-dozen friend-of-the-court briefs Friday in Ayala's...

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The FWC launches new kill a snake, get a T-shirt program

Posted By on Mon, Apr 24, 2017 at 4:07 PM

In an effort to trim back the invasive Burmese python population, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission has launched a new program that rewards anyone who kills a python by giving them a T-shirt. According to the FWC, literally anyone can participate in The Python Pickup Program – all you have...

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Donald Fagen of Steely Dan announces solo Orlando show for this summer

Posted By on Mon, Apr 24, 2017 at 3:49 PM

Steely Dan mainman and enigmatic solo artist Donald Fagen today announced a U.S. summer tour with his new band the Nightflyers, and their itinerary includes an Orlando show. The band will play an assortment of Fagen solo material, Steely Dan numbers and "swell surprises," promised by Fagen with what may...

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The Solar Bears got into one hell of a hockey fight last Saturday

Posted By on Mon, Apr 24, 2017 at 2:07 PM

The Orlando Solar Bears defeated the Florida Everblades 3-0 last Saturday, but more importantly, they got into one hell of a hockey fight. "It's a yard sale here at the Amway Center," cried the commentator after Florida's Mitchell Heard started going at it with Solar Bear's Mason Marchment. Though...

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There's a monkey on the loose in Apopka right now

Posted By on Mon, Apr 24, 2017 at 1:13 PM

Florida Fish and Wildlife officers are searching for a monkey on the loose in Apopka. Images of the monkey, which appears to be a rhesus macaque, were sent to WFTV's Lauren Seabrook over the weekend, and were reportedly taken near Central and Michael Gladden Boulevard. The monkey could be a missing pet, but...

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The Incredibles won't be dancing for much longer at Magic Kingdom

Posted By on Mon, Apr 24, 2017 at 12:36 PM

After a nearly five-year run, the Incredibles Super Dance Party is coming to an end. The Tomorrowland dance party is one of the last remaining dance parties at Walt Disney World that’s character-driven. This is also the only regular appearance of The Incredibles characters at Walt Disney World. The DJ-hosted...

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Move over, Volcano Bay — rumors point to a new volcano coming to Magic Kingdom

Posted By on Mon, Apr 24, 2017 at 12:30 PM

With the 50th anniversary coming up in just a few years and Disney World in an all-out theme park battle like never before, Disney appears to be looking at all options. At this point, nothing is off the table. Rumors have been bubbling about new concepts, including perhaps a...

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Puerto Rican parade comes to downtown Orlando this weekend

Posted By on Mon, Apr 24, 2017 at 12:05 PM

Prepare to hear a lot of "Wepa!" cheers this weekend if you're in downtown Orlando. The Florida Puerto Rican Parade and Festival will be held on Saturday, April 29, in Orlando starting at 10 a.m. The parade starts on the corner of East Concord Street and North Orange Avenue and...

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There's a petition to cancel Bill O'Reilly's upcoming Florida event

Posted By on Mon, Apr 24, 2017 at 11:29 AM

Not everyone is excited about former Fox News anchor Bill O'Reilly's "The Spin Stops Here" tour coming to Florida this September. A new petition created by the protest group Care2 demands that the five cities – Anaheim, Las Vegas, Baltimore, Westbury and Tampa – currently set to host O'Reilly cancel his events...

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Band of the Week: Dog Island

Posted By on Mon, Apr 24, 2017 at 10:00 AM

Welcome to Orlando Weekly's "Band of the Week." Every week, we highlight one of our favorite local bands. This week, we're pleased to bring you Dog Island. Dog Island is playing April 30 at Will's Pub with Jeffrey Lewis & Los Bolts and Zap Dragon & the Attack. Just...

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