Wednesday, August 31, 2016

First commercial flight from Florida to Cuba took off today

Posted By on Wed, Aug 31, 2016 at 11:32 AM

Today is a historic day for the U.S. and Floridians especially. A Jetblue flight from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, made its way to Santa Clara, Cuba in the first regular passenger flight between the U.S. and Cuba in 50 years. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx was on the 9:45 a.m. flight. The...

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31 free concerts in Orlando this week (8/31-9/6)

Posted By on Wed, Aug 31, 2016 at 11:27 AM

Wednesday August 31 Eugene Snowden's Ten Pints Of Truth 10 pm at Lil Indies, 1036 N. Mills Ave. Oriented Music Group Open Jam 10:45 pm at St. Matthew's Tavern, 1300 N. Mills Ave. Reggae Night with Hor!zen and DJ Red I 10 pm at the Caboose, 1827 N. Orange Ave....

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Niece of rapper T-Pain stabbed to death in Tallahassee

Posted By on Wed, Aug 31, 2016 at 11:27 AM

The niece of rapper T-Pain, Javona Glover, was stabbed to death in a Tallahassee Walgreens early Tuesday morning, according to Tallahassee station WCTV. The 23-year old Glover was attacked at a Walgreens on West Tennessee St. on Tuesday, stabbed repeatedly, and died as a result of injuries, despite medical care...

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Florida Gov. Rick Scott declares a state of emergency

Posted By on Wed, Aug 31, 2016 at 11:19 AM

As Tropical Depression Nine looms in the Gulf of Mexico, Florida Gov. Rick Scott, a man who never hesitates to declare a state of emergency, declared a state of emergency Wednesday morning.  Scott declared a state of emergency for 42 counties, which covers all of Central Florida, except for Osceola...

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Richmond hardcore band Barge cancels show at Uncle Lou's

Posted By on Wed, Aug 31, 2016 at 10:43 AM

UPDATE: Unfortunately, Barge has cancelled their appearance. To the best of our knowledge, the other bands have dropped off as well. The last few years have seen a bumper crop of young, new, incredible hardcore bands shaking off all traces of metalcore malaise and going straight for the good stuff:...

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GB's Bottle Shop comes one step closer to opening with Michelangelo-esque beer mural

Posted By on Wed, Aug 31, 2016 at 10:42 AM

If you've been following the evolution of the second Gnarly Barley location from inception through bar-building and growler-getting and tap-installing, you'll love this next development in Ivanhoe Village's newest swilling spot. Local artists and husband-and-wife team illustrator Alex Ray and photographer Nicole Ami Ray painted a seriously awesome mural depicting...

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Austin comedian JT Habersaat brings 'Altercation Punk' comedy to Spacebar

Posted By on Wed, Aug 31, 2016 at 9:33 AM

Austin-via-NYC comic JT Habersaat has made a name for himself with the Altercation Punk Comedy Tour, a stand-up road show that has crisscrossed the country every year since 2009. His podcast, The Road, is an illuminating visit to the world of the touring comedian, with frequent side trips into the...

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Corrine Brown's lengthy career comes to an end after Tuesday's primary

Posted By on Wed, Aug 31, 2016 at 7:05 AM

Democratic Congresswoman Corrine Brown lost her bid for re-election Tuesday, bringing a 24-year congressional career to an end amid a federal indictment and changes to the longtime boundaries of her district. With all precincts reporting, unofficial results showed former state Sen. Al Lawson carrying 47.7 percent of the vote in...

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Edwards, Bonilla head to run-off for Orange County Commission seat

Posted By on Wed, Aug 31, 2016 at 12:16 AM

After coming close but ultimately failing to get more than 50 percent of the vote, Orange County Commissioner Ted Edwards heads to a run-off election against his challenger, environmental activist Emily Bonilla.  Edwards, who represents District 5, got 42 percent of the vote, while Bonilla received 28 percent, according...

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Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Soto, Liebnitzky beat challengers in race for Congress

Posted By on Tue, Aug 30, 2016 at 10:45 PM

Democrat Darren Soto and Republican Wayne Liebnitzky won the respective nominations from their parties Tuesday night in the race for Congressional District 9.  District 9, which includes parts of Orange, Osceola and Polk Counties, is currently represented by U.S. Rep. Alan Grayson, a Democrat.  State Sen. Soto narrowly beat...

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