Thursday, December 8, 2016

New Found Glory announce three-night Orlando stand for next year

Posted By on Thu, Dec 8, 2016 at 4:04 PM

Florida's Pop-punk standard bearers New Found Glory have announced a 20th anniversary tour to commence in March 2017, where they will be performing full-versions of fan favorite albums like Sticks and Stones. And luckily for Orlando fans, the band will be playing a record-breaking three nights at the Social. NFG...

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New bill would shift burden of proof to prosecutors in "stand your ground" cases

Posted By on Thu, Dec 8, 2016 at 3:55 PM

A controversial proposal to shift the burden of proof in "stand your ground" self-defense cases has been refiled in the Florida Senate. Fleming Island Republican Rob Bradley on Thursday filed the measure (SB 128) for the 2017 legislative session, which starts in March. The bill would shift the burden of proof to...

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Winter Park gets the go-ahead to build new library

Posted By on Thu, Dec 8, 2016 at 3:44 PM

The city of Winter Park can start issuing bonds to construct its $30 million library project in the corner of Martin Luther King Jr. Park, according to a ruling handed down by a judge. Back in March, voters approved a referendum to issue $30 million in bonds for a proposed 50,000-square-foot library,...

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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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