Monday, September 26, 2016

Gabby Giffords to appear at anti-gun violence rally Tuesday morning

Posted By on Mon, Sep 26, 2016 at 5:32 PM

Former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, who was shot in the head in January 2011 in a failed assassination attempt, will be joined by Stephanie Murphy Tuesday in Orlando at the kickoff rally for a 40-day national tour to encourage policy reform to prevent gun violence.  Giffords was shot along with 18 other people, six...

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This 'stand your ground' hotline could help you get away with murder

Posted By on Mon, Sep 26, 2016 at 4:53 PM

A deadly altercation between two Tampa residents last year revealed, perhaps, an even deadlier force: the U.S. Concealed Carry Association. At 2 a.m. on Sept. 19, 2015, 26-year-old Nick Julian IV fatally shot his neighbor Carlos Garcia, 37, after the two argued multiple times that night in their front yards. The arguments...

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Low-THC cannabis oil 'Haleigh's Hope' now available to Florida residents

Posted By on Mon, Sep 26, 2016 at 4:48 PM

Modern Health Concepts in Miami-Dade began offering a strain of low-THC cannabis oil called Haleigh's Hope today. The strain, similar to Charlotte's Web, contains high quantities of cannabidiol (CBD), which calms epilepsy patients, but does not contain marijuana's psychoactive chemicals, reported CBS Miami. Modern Health Concepts is run by Costa...

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Creepy clown caught on video creeping around Central Florida

Posted By on Mon, Sep 26, 2016 at 2:54 PM

Pennywise and Twisty the clown's hardcore fans keep on popping up across U.S. states, including Florida. Exhibit A: this creeper caught on video recently in Ocala.  The 10-second video posted on Facebook, which has more than 1 million views, shows the clown coming toward the person filming as they quickly...

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Planned Parenthood announces new services for transgender patients

Posted By on Mon, Sep 26, 2016 at 2:44 PM

Health services at Planned Parenthood of Southwest and Central Florida are expanding to include care for transgender patients who are transitioning with hormonal replacement therapy (HRT). The 11 health centers will start services in the beginning of October. Planned Parenthood provides health care regardless of race, income, geography, citizenship status or gender...

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NOLA bluesman Johnny Azari injects old Delta spirit with fresh blood (The Falcon)

Posted By on Mon, Sep 26, 2016 at 2:41 PM

THIS LITTLE UNDERGROUND The Falcon has been the one spot bringing the color and the edge to Thornton Park for a while time now, and its latest feat was sending the charming downtown neighborhood down to the bayou for a night. New Orleans musician Johnny Azari (Sept. 24) is...

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Here are 26 new Florida laws you'll have to watch out for starting Saturday

Posted By on Mon, Sep 26, 2016 at 2:00 PM

County elections supervisors are up for pay raises, while penalties increase for trafficking in the modern version of food stamps and for stealing credit-card information at gas pumps, under new laws that go into effect Saturday. Those changes to state laws are among 26 that take effect this weekend after...

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'Sex and Broadcasting,' a documentary about cult favorite radio station WFMU, to screen Wednesday

Posted By on Mon, Sep 26, 2016 at 1:57 PM

Orlando residents who have one ear to the (under)ground will definitely have a "feel your pain" moment around the central premise of new documentary Sex and Broadcasting. It's as much a heartfelt love letter to New Jersey's independent station WFMU and the idea of freeform radio as it is an...

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Schoolboy Q's Blank Face tour hits Venue 578 with no signs of drowsiness

Posted By on Mon, Sep 26, 2016 at 11:58 AM

Schoolboy Q is off the Percocet and Xanax now, but two and a half years ago, the acclaimed artist told Hot 97’s Angie Martinez – provider of some of the most intimate rap interviews of the past decade – that he’s still into “lean.” For the uninitiated, lean’s dozy effects...

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Tim Kaine hosts presidential debate watch party tonight at Orlando's Church Street Station

Posted By on Mon, Sep 26, 2016 at 11:32 AM

While Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton verbally battle on stage tonight, Clinton supporters can watch the first presidential debate with Democratic vice presidential candidate Tim Kaine in downtown Orlando.  Kaine and the Human Rights Campaign are hosting a debate watch party Monday night at Church Street Station, 225 S. Garland...

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