Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Trayvon Martin's parents to publish book about son's life

Posted By on Wed, Sep 28, 2016 at 6:01 PM

Four years after their son was killed by a neighborhood watch captain in Sanford, Tracy Martin and Sybrina Fulton are publishing a book honoring the life of Trayvon Martin.  "Rest in Power: The Enduring Life of Trayvon Martin" will be available Jan. 31, 2017, just weeks shy of what would have...

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Pulse shooter visited Kissimmee mosque days before massacre

Posted By on Wed, Sep 28, 2016 at 5:19 PM

Omar Mateen, the gunman who killed 49 people in an attack on the gay nightclub Pulse, visited and prayed at a Kissimmee mosque four days before the mass shooting on June 12.  WKMG 6 reports the American Muslim Leadership Council released surveillance footage of Mateen visiting the facility around 10:30...

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Creepy clowns come closer: 'Now you can't trust anything,' says Brevard witness

Posted By on Wed, Sep 28, 2016 at 2:02 PM

A Brevard County woman walking her dog was faced with her deepest of fears – clowns: the really creepy kind – on Sunday evening, according to Florida Today. Kelly Reynolds, 41, was walking her pit bull in a Palm Bay neighborhood around 7:30 p.m., when she noticed her dog...

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'Urban chicken' program receives initial approval needed for permanent roost in Orlando

Posted By on Wed, Sep 28, 2016 at 12:40 PM

Some folks will be egg-stremely (sorry) pleased with certain results of the City Council meeting on Monday: a 5-1 vote has given initial approval to make permanent the city’s “urban chickens” program, bringing the project one step closer to permanence. If approved, the new program will allow up to four chickens per...

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Psychobilly outfit Tiger Army to throw down at the Social tonight

Posted By on Wed, Sep 28, 2016 at 12:24 PM

Rough ’n’ ready Cali psychobilly brigade Tiger Army looks to unleash some serious greaser chaos and Link Wray menace at the Social. Lock the doors and get ready to break some Rockin' Bones! Show starts at 7 p.m. tonight at The Social. Tickets are $20-$25. Support from Tijuana Panthers and Creeper....

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23 free concerts in Orlando this week (9/28-10/4)

Posted By on Wed, Sep 28, 2016 at 11:59 AM

Wednesday, Sept. 28 Eugene Snowden's Ten Pints Of Truth 10 pm at Lil Indies, 1036 N. Mills Ave. Reggae Night with Hor!zen and DJ Red I 10 pm at the Caboose, 1827 N. Orange Ave. Timothy Eerie 10:30 pm at Tanqueray's, 100 S. Orange Ave. The Imperial's Acoustic Soundcheck With...

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Giffords tells Orlando to 'never stop fighting' for gun reform

Posted By on Wed, Sep 28, 2016 at 10:23 AM

Gabrielle Giffords only gave a two-minute speech in Orlando on Tuesday, but the former Democratic congresswoman who survived a 2011 assassination attempt didn't need to say a lot to inspire the crowd focused on gun reform.  "Stopping gun violence takes courage," she says. "The courage to do what's right. The...

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Florida's death penalty on hold as court looks for answers

Posted By on Wed, Sep 28, 2016 at 10:00 AM

Throughout this year, Florida's death penalty has been in a state of limbo. Executions are on hold, judges across the state are postponing death penalty cases, and defense lawyers are seeking additional reviews in the aftermath of a U.S. Supreme Court decision in January that struck down Florida's death-penalty sentencing...

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Musicians show their love of classic country while collecting food for Fern Creek Elementary

Posted By on Wed, Sep 28, 2016 at 7:00 AM

At long last, it’s the return of Country Covers, a great but intermittent Will’s Pub series that’s hand-selected by local guitar hero Brian Chodorcoff. Essentially, it’s what happens when a changing, well-curated lineup of Orlando musicians, classic country songs and a bottle of whiskey collide. The dormancy has really allowed...

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Tuesday, September 27, 2016

OneOrlando Fund will give $350,000 each to families of Pulse victims

Posted By on Tue, Sep 27, 2016 at 6:42 PM

Each of the families of the 49 victims killed in the massacre at the gay nightclub Pulse will get $350,000 from the OneOrlando Fund this week, though privately, they still have to iron out who will get what funds.  Currently, about half of the families of the 49 victims are...

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