Monday, March 27, 2017

State Attorney Ayala's decision refuels death penalty debate

Posted By on Mon, Mar 27, 2017 at 2:13 PM

Florida's death penalty has been roiled by controversy for decades, marred in the past by botched executions —- including one that resulted in the retirement of "Old Sparky" —- and, more recently, by court rulings condemning the way defendants were sentenced to death. It's been more than a year since...

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Man arrested after Sanford shooting leaves one dead, five injured

Posted By on Mon, Mar 27, 2017 at 1:28 PM

Sanford Police have arrested a man after they allege he fatally shot his girlfriend and critically injured her young sons and father before randomly shooting two other people on a nearby street. Officers have arrested Allen D. Cashe, 31, says Bianca Gillett, spokeswoman for Sanford Police. The shooting started around...

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Two Florida panther kittens found north of the Caloosahatchee River

Posted By on Mon, Mar 27, 2017 at 1:15 PM

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission announced on Monday that it found two Florida panther kittens north of the Caloosahatchee River, which is good news for Florida's big cats. So far, Florida panthers have only been breeding south of the Caloosahatchee River, which is located southwest of Florida's...

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An 11-pound 'blunt' washed up on Daytona Beach last weekend

Posted By on Mon, Mar 27, 2017 at 1:05 PM

A Daytona man was a little dazed and confused after finding a suspicious package while walking on the beach last weekend. Last Saturday, March 25, Jeff Stolowitz found 11 pound of marijuana wrapped in an 18-inch package, the Orlando Sentinel reports. According to the Sentinel, until Volusia County Beach Safety...

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Jay Z begins production on two film projects about Trayvon Martin

Posted By on Mon, Mar 27, 2017 at 11:47 AM

Rapper and business mogul Jay Z has begun working on two film projects that focus on the life of Trayvon Martin, an unarmed 17-year-old who was fatally shot by George Zimmerman in 2012. Working with Weinstein CO., Jay Z says he has both a feature length film and a six-part...

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Rick Singh says Orlando theme parks owe millions in taxes because they were never appraised correctly

Posted By on Mon, Mar 27, 2017 at 11:28 AM

Over the past two years, lawsuits against Orange County Property Appraiser Rick Singh's office have soared. According to the Orlando Sentinel, last year saw 116 lawsuits, including ones from every major theme park company in the county. Universal, infamous for its "high crime" tax credits and agricultural exemptions, have...

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Will Universal Orlando finally slay Dragon Challenge? Probably

Posted By on Mon, Mar 27, 2017 at 10:58 AM

Back in December of 2015, we reported that Universal was looking at ways to integrate the (at the time) upcoming Fantastic Beasts films into the Potter universe at the parks, specifically within Hogsmeade in Islands of Adventure. A family boat ride was rumored but as we stated it was likely...

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Band of the Week: Sacred Owls

Posted By on Mon, Mar 27, 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 Sacred Owls. Sacred Owls are playing the "Cash for Cashes" benefit at Coffins Print Shop on April 1 with TGTG, the Sugar Fathers, Really...

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Enzian drills down into the themes of Darren Aronofsky's 'Pi' at the latest Science on Screen

Posted By on Mon, Mar 27, 2017 at 10:00 AM

For those science-minded intelligentsia (read: nerds) who are wondering: Yes, if you try really hard, you should be able to catch both Science Friday and this special screening of Darren Aronofsky’s directorial debut, Pi. The black-and-white feature, which follows a mathematician who discovers secret information buried within the pattern of...

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Weedeater bring Southern gothic sludge to Will's Pub

Posted By on Mon, Mar 27, 2017 at 8:30 AM

Hailing from Cape Fear (we shit you not), North Carolina, the doom metal trio Weedeater first came to our attention via the name and CV of frontman/bassist Dixie Collins. Collins’ past projects include tar-huffers like Sourvein and Bongzilla, but most importantly the violent and self-immolative sludge outfit Buzzoven, whom we...

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