Thursday, February 23, 2017

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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Trump has spent 25 percent of his presidency in Florida and his travel expenses will cost taxpayers millions

Posted By on Wed, Feb 22, 2017 at 5:49 PM

Monday marked the first month of Donald Trump's presidency, and so far he's spent a quarter of that time as Commander in Chief here in Florida. According to the Palm Beach Post, Donald Trump has spent 186.5 hours out of the 744 of which he's been president – 25 percent...

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Publix ranks No. 3 in national consumer survey

Posted By on Wed, Feb 22, 2017 at 4:58 PM

The home of everyone's favorite chicken tender sub just beat out 97 other companies in a national consumer survey. Based on a Harris Poll ranking corporation reputations, Publix ranked No. 3 out of the top 100 most visible companies in the country. The grocer earned a reputation quotient of 82.78 out...

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Dr. Phillips Center's second phase construction will begin next month

Posted By on Wed, Feb 22, 2017 at 4:05 PM

After dealing with budget cuts, scheduling conflicts and legal battles, the Dr. Phillips Center will finally begin its second phase of construction next month. According to the Orlando Sentinel, the performing arts center is set to break ground March 6 on the long-awaited acoustic hall. This second phase has been in...

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Orlando ranks No. 2 in Forbes' fastest-growing cities list

Posted By on Wed, Feb 22, 2017 at 3:37 PM

The results are in: Orlando is one of the fastest-growing metro areas in the country. According to Forbes, Orlando is No. 2 in the country, just behind Cape Coral, in its ranking of the country's fastest-growing metropolitan cities. Every year, Forbes compiles a list of America's fastest-growing cities in an...

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Spoon announce Orlando show for April

Posted By on Wed, Feb 22, 2017 at 3:21 PM

Austin alt-rockers Spoon have announced a U.S. tour in support of forthcoming album Hot Thoughts (their first since 2014's They Want My Soul). The tour kicks off in late April and includes two Florida dates, one in Tampa and one in Orlando. Spoon play the House of Blues on May...

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Florida House panel backs 'stand your ground' change

Posted By on Wed, Feb 22, 2017 at 3:00 PM

A move to shift the burden of proof in "stand your ground" self-defense cases is off to a fast start in the House, where the controversial proposal died a year ago. The House Criminal Justice Subcommittee, voted 9-4 along party lines Wednesday to approve the National Rifle Association-backed measure (HB...

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Rubio says he isn't showing up to town halls because of their 'hostile atmosphere'

Posted By on Wed, Feb 22, 2017 at 2:34 PM

Concerned constituents are raising their voices at a town hall in Tampa tonight, but Florida Sen. Marco Rubio won't be there. The town hall, scheduled for 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 22, at the Tampa Letter Carriers Hall, was put together by constituents unaffiliated with any group. The constituents have extended this...

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Florida panther population has increased, FWC reports

Posted By on Wed, Feb 22, 2017 at 2:24 PM

The numbers are looking up for Florida panthers. A recent head count of the Florida panther population shows an increase from a mere 100-180 range to a range of 120-230 (not including kittens). The study was conducted by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation...

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