Monday, June 1, 2015

SWAT team action at 55 West: officers were shot at but suspect's gun jammed

Posted By on Mon, Jun 1, 2015 at 6:49 PM

On Friday, May 29, an armed man attempted to shoot police officers serving a search warrant in downtown Orlando. When SWAT officers went to apartment 2005 at the 55 W. Church St. building – aka the 55 West apartment building – they deployed a “diversionary device” inside the apartment...

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People are pissed at this Florida artist for wrapping his house in tin foil

Posted By on Mon, Jun 1, 2015 at 2:22 PM

Tarpon Springs resident and foil enthusiast Piotr Janowski was inspired by Florida's natural beauty in such a way that he decided to cover his house and surrounding property with aluminum foil. Now, it would appear his neighbors think it looks like garbage. "This is art," Janowski said to the...

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CityWalk's NBC Sports Grill & Brew officially announced for fall 2015

Posted By on Mon, Jun 1, 2015 at 1:01 PM

Sports-loving theme park fans rejoice: You finally have a place to grab a brew and bask in the reflected glory of oversized athletes between laps on the "Harry Potter and the Escape from Gringotts" ride. To the shock of absolutely no one, Universal Orlando today confirmed what legal filings...

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A Florida man was sentenced to one year in prison for sending drug-laced mail to his jail buddies

Posted By on Mon, Jun 1, 2015 at 12:26 PM

William Hahne, a Boward County resident, former chemical engineer and penpal, was sentenced to one year and three months in federal prison for sending hallucinogen-laced postcards to his jail friends.  As first reported by the Sun Sentinel, Hahne plead guilty last Friday to two federal conspiracy charges for mailing...

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Saturday, May 30, 2015

This Little Underground: Melt Banana, The Hamiltons (Backbooth)

Posted By on Sat, May 30, 2015 at 10:37 AM

Although Japanese noise punks Melt Banana have a long history of playing Orlando, they don’t come all that often, the last time being about a handful of years ago. So each time they roll through, it’s like the warm excitation of seeing an old friend – a dear, volcanic...

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Watch this fun recap video of Whiskey Business 2015

Posted By on Sat, May 30, 2015 at 4:00 AM

As the old saying goes, "If you have whiskey, they will come." Er, something like that. But anyway, our booze-centric party Whiskey Business 2015 was a huge success; the tickets sold out, the whiskey was flowin', the dancers were dancin' and the bands were rockin'! Thanks again to all of...

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Friday, May 29, 2015

Minimum wage earners have to work 77 hours a week to afford an apartment in Florida

Posted By on Fri, May 29, 2015 at 5:19 PM

It's nothing new that the cost of living and the minimum wage are incredibly disproportionate and thus obtaining a happy, healthy and fulfilling life a crappy balancing act for today's society. However, did you know it was this skewed? According to the 2015 report from the Out Of Reach program,...

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First Watch to buy the Egg & I restaurants

Posted By on Fri, May 29, 2015 at 4:21 PM

Southwest-Florida-based brunch chain First Watch is set to purchase Colorado's The Egg & I brand, according to a report by Sarasota's Herald-Tribune. First Watch, which has eight locations in Central Florida (all full to the brim from open to close, we might add), has disclosed that some of the...

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