Thursday, March 30, 2017

A Florida animal refuge is trying to find homes for 47 weiner dogs

Posted By on Thu, Mar 30, 2017 at 5:48 PM

An owner who became overwhelmed with a massive pack of weiner dogs has given them up to a shelter, and now they're all looking for new homes. Alaqua Animal Refuge in Freeport, Florida, has teamed up with the volunteer group Save Underdogs to rescue 47 stubby-legged dachshund hounds and  from...

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Jimmy Fallon's 'Tonight Show' comes to Orlando next week

Posted By on Thu, Mar 30, 2017 at 5:04 PM

Jimmy Fallon, late-night show host and Donald Trump's favorite hair tousler, is heading to Universal Orlando next week to celebrate the opening of his new ride and to film a few episodes of The Tonight Show. Fallon's new ride, "The Race Through New York Starring Jimmy Fallon," is already in soft...

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Universal Orlando releases Volcano Bay ticket prices

Posted By on Thu, Mar 30, 2017 at 4:08 PM

Today Universal Orlando released ticket price details for their yet-to-open third theme park, Volcano Bay. Three ticket options will be available for guests to purchase for the new water theme park, including a Florida Resident three-park multi-day ticket, which starts at $199 per adult, a Universal Orlando Resort three-park pass...

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Florida House passes bill requiring autism training for police officers

Posted By on Thu, Mar 30, 2017 at 3:55 PM

Following last summer's completely unnecessary shooting in North Miami involving a behavioral therapist and his autistic patient, Florida House members passed a bill Thursday that would require police officers to receive ongoing autism training. The bill, HB 39, passed unanimously this afternoon, reports the Associated Press. The bill would provide autism...

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Rick Scott: Failed GOP healthcare bill was 'way better than Obamacare'

Posted By on Thu, Mar 30, 2017 at 2:43 PM

Despite no real coherent stance on healthcare from Republicans or the fact that 24 million would've lost their coverage, Florida Gov. Rick Scott said Thursday that he still thinks the failed GOP bill was "way better than Obamacare." According to the Tampa Bay Times, Scott touted the dead bill today after...

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Sean Spicer says Trump 'feels great' about costly trips to Mar-a-Lago

Posted By on Thu, Mar 30, 2017 at 2:06 PM

Speaking to reporters during Wednesday's briefing, White House press secretary Sean Spicer said president Donald Trump is not concerned about rising costs or criticism surrounding his frequent trips to his Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach, Florida. Fox 5 DC's Ronica Cleary asked Spicer if Trump has "any concerns about the...

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Arouna Diarra to play with Rising Appalachia at the Social tonight

Posted By on Thu, Mar 30, 2017 at 1:47 PM

West African folk musician and griot Arouna Diarra is a master of the kamel n'goni – similar to a harp – and will be playing a rare Florida show opening for Rising Appalachia. Arouna Diarra opens up for Rising Appalachia tonight at the Social at 7 p.m. Tickets are $20-$23 and...

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Florida sheriff's deputies drag gator through furniture store

Posted By on Thu, Mar 30, 2017 at 1:09 PM

Yesterday, deputies with the Pasco Sheriff's Office were called to a furniture store to help remove a trespassing alligator, something which is completely normal here in Florida. The 4- to 5-foot-long gator was first spotted under a car in the parking lot of an American Freight Furniture and Mattress in Holiday,...

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Six spots to slurp bivalves on National Oyster Day this Friday

Posted By on Thu, Mar 30, 2017 at 10:07 AM

Whether you're into oysters raw, steamed or fried, this Friday is your day devour as many as possible. We're lucky to live near a major oyster-producing area, the Gulf of Mexico, especially the shores of the Panhandle, and some of the dining spots around town take their shellfish seriously. Whatever...

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Florida's constitution commission holds rowdy hearing in Orlando

Posted By on Thu, Mar 30, 2017 at 10:05 AM

From the concrete to the eccentric, Floridians began bringing their ideas to the state's Constitution Revision Commission during a public hearing Wednesday, even as a voting-rights organization questioned the panel's process. The public hearing in Orlando marked the first for the commission, which has undertaken the once-every-20-years task of proposing...

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