Tuesday, January 17, 2017

U.S. Marshals add Markeith Loyd to 15 Most Wanted list, raise reward to $125K

Posted By on Tue, Jan 17, 2017 at 5:50 PM

The U.S. Marshals have upped the ante in an effort to find accused cop killer Markeith Loyd. The Orlando Police Department tweeted on Tuesday that the U.S. Marshals had added Loyd to its list of the 15 most wanted fugitives in the country. The federal agency also added an additional...

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Actor and activist George Takei to speak at Rollins College this week

Posted By on Tue, Jan 17, 2017 at 5:43 PM

When Facebook first launched, you’d have been hard-pressed to find anyone who would predict that its most influential user would end up being a septuagenarian actor. But George Takei, famous for portraying the USS Enterprise helmsman Hikaru Sulu in the original Star Trek series, has experienced the rare second...

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FBI releases graphic evidence photos from inside Pulse nightclub

Posted By on Tue, Jan 17, 2017 at 5:30 PM

This afternoon, the FBI released over 400 evidence photos from inside the gay nightclub Pulse, where 49 were killed in the largest mass shooting in modern American history. The photos were released through the City of Orlando's website and are incredibly difficult to view, mostly because many of the images...

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Rapper Tech N9ne announces Orlando show for the spring

Posted By on Tue, Jan 17, 2017 at 5:07 PM

Kansas City rapper Tech N9ne has announced an Orlando date as part of his Strictly Strange tour this spring. The MC will be both performing material from his new album The Storm and sharing the spotlight with a handful of artists on his own Strange Music imprint. The itinerary is...

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Dead turtle found hanging from street sign in Orange County

Posted By on Tue, Jan 17, 2017 at 3:42 PM

In another disturbing case of animal abuse this week, a dead turtle was found hanging from an Orange County street sign. According to WKMG, a local woman was driving near the intersection of Sand Lake Road and Voltaire Drive when she spotted the reptile. Stacie Snipes says after she spotted the...

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Comedians take over Barley and Vine to roast Trump during inauguration

Posted By on Tue, Jan 17, 2017 at 2:04 PM

On January 20, comedians from all over the country will attempt to soften the blow of 2016's election results with an appropriately named event called What A Joke. Presented by the Orlando Indie Comedy Festival, which also starts this weekend, What a Joke will feature over a dozen comedians taking a...

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Orlando Funkfest announces headliners including Charlie Wilson, Fantasia, Mystikal

Posted By on Tue, Jan 17, 2017 at 1:45 PM

Orlando Funkfest has revealed the first group of performers for its spring event with heavy (but so smooth) headliners Charlie Wilson, Fantasia, Mystikal and Joe. Heavy grooves. The rest of the lineup will be announced in the near future. Orlando Funkfest 2017 will be at the Central Florida Fairgrounds on...

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Eight people arrested at Sabal Pipeline protest

Posted By on Tue, Jan 17, 2017 at 1:27 PM

Protesters were arrested Monday at the Sabal Trail Pipeline site after locking themselves to construction equipment. According to The Gainesville Sun, eight protestors near Live Oak, FL were arrested while trying to slow down the production of the Sabal Trail Pipeline, which is currently cutting through the Suwannee River State Park. Four protestors...

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Who brought this diaper-wearing monkey into Epcot last weekend?

Posted By on Tue, Jan 17, 2017 at 1:10 PM

Usually the only monkeys you see at Disney World are swinging in cages inside Animal Kingdom. But on Sunday afternoon, a woman somehow was able to bring her diaper-wearing service monkey into Epcot, despite company policy that only allows dogs and miniature horses. Yes, miniature horses. According to Walt Disney...

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Eight people shot during MLK Day celebration in Miami

Posted By on Tue, Jan 17, 2017 at 12:51 PM

Eight people were shot, one critically, in Miami's Liberty City neighborhood during a celebration honoring civil rights icon Martin Luther King Jr. The Miami Herald reports Miami-Dade Police detained two men for questioning and recovered two guns. The shooting at Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Park started hours after the annual...

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