Saturday, May 27, 2017

Photos from Copper Rocket's 'Bar Rescue' grand reopening

Posted By on Sat, May 27, 2017 at 9:02 PM

Maitland watering hole Copper Rocket is currently being profiled on the Spike TV reality show Bar Rescue, and we have a few photos of the new remodel. CLICK ON THE ARROWS ABOVE TO SEE MORE PHOTOS The grand reopening is actually being filmed tonight, May 27, but producers on the...

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Friday, May 26, 2017

Country 500 comes to the Daytona International Speedway

Posted By on Fri, May 26, 2017 at 5:53 PM

The Country 500 "Great America Music Fest" is racing back to Daytona International Speedway this Memorial Day weekend. With tent and RV camping, carnival rides, and two stages playing live music until around midnight on all three days, country music-lovers are in for a weekend packed with Red Solo cups. Miranda...

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Two Florida men arrested for possession of 500 sea turtle eggs

Posted By on Fri, May 26, 2017 at 5:17 PM

Two Florida men were facing felony charges after allegedly digging up 500 sea turtle eggs to sell on the black market. Last Wednesday, Riviera Beach residents Raymond Saunders and Carl Cobb were arrested after they were caught with 500 turtle eggs on North Hutchison Island, Florida, reports TC Palm. Considered an...

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Florida college cuts spur calls for Rick Scott to veto budget

Posted By on Fri, May 26, 2017 at 4:11 PM

Upset over a $30 million cut in remedial education funding, state-college advocates are asking Gov. Rick Scott to veto a $1.2 billion portion of the state budget, forcing lawmakers to revamp the spending plan for the 28 colleges. The college advocates say the cuts would have “a devastating impact” on...

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Feld Entertainment applies for permit to send tigers to German circus

Posted By on Fri, May 26, 2017 at 4:07 PM

Last Sunday marked the last show from Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus, and many people expected that the animals would finally be able to catch a break. However, unlike the elephants, who are reportedly getting sent to a conservation center, the Bengal tigers may unfortunately be sent to...

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Indie weirdo Emperor X plays Will's Pub tonight

Posted By on Fri, May 26, 2017 at 3:23 PM

Royalty-in-exile Emperor X (aka Florida transplant Chad Matheny) is making his near-annual trek to the Sunshine State for a series of typically exuberant performances of skewed indie-electronica, including one in Orlando tonight with a bunch of promising locals. A stacked bill of Emperor X, Slumberjack, Harsh Radish, Donking and Someday...

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UPDATE: Lineup announced for RAINN benefit show replacing PWR BTTM concert

Posted By on Fri, May 26, 2017 at 2:17 PM

In the thick of their very public and precipitous fall from grace, we reported on May 16 that the Orlando stop of the now-canceled tour by PWR BTTM was being steered locally into something positive: a benefit for Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN), the nation's largest organization battling sexual...

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Enjoy this drone footage of sharks snacking on a bait ball off the coast of Florida

Posted By on Fri, May 26, 2017 at 1:46 PM

An impressive drone video shows a couple of lucky sharks snacking on the ocean's version of an all-you-can-eat fish buffet. The video, by YouTube user Ceebz Gerard, was filmed near Fort Lauderdale and shows a massive school of mullet being chased around by sharks and a few other larger...

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A Florida cyclist hit by a truck is being deported after deputy asks if he's 'illegal'

Posted By on Fri, May 26, 2017 at 1:46 PM

An undocumented cyclist who was hit by truck at a crosswalk in Key West is being deported after a responding deputy asked him if he was "illegal." Univision reports Marcos Huete, 31, of Honduras, was riding his bicycle to work on April 27 when he was hit by a driver...

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Grumpy old man unplugs bounce house at Florida birthday party

Posted By on Fri, May 26, 2017 at 1:06 PM

A grumpy old man caused multiple injuries after he allegedly unplugged a bounce house at a girl's birthday party in Port St. Lucie, Florida. According to CBS 12, the party, which also included a DJ, was on May 21 and was hosted by the girl's mother, Deborah Romero. Surveillance...

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