Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Orlando Indie Comedy Fest unofficially kicks off with the Roast of Shaw Smith Wednesday

Posted By on Wed, Jan 18, 2017 at 10:48 AM

This roast of local comedian Shaw Smith isn’t technically part of the Orlando Indie Comedy Fest, but a lot of locals are treating it like an unofficial kick-off party. Smith leaves Orlando for the balmy climes of South Florida after the festival, so his so-called friends are going to make...

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Drink Around the Hood for the final time tonight in Ivanhoe Village

Posted By on Wed, Jan 18, 2017 at 10:46 AM

Our monthly booze cruise around Ivanhoe Village is finally pulling into port for good. This is your last chance to pick up a wristband and try samples of beer, sangria and cocktails at several stops around Lake Ivanhoe. O-Cartz still provides free rides between venues, so try to hit them...

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Florida medical marijuana proponents blast proposed state rules

Posted By on Wed, Jan 18, 2017 at 10:25 AM

Authors of Florida's voter-approved constitutional amendment that broadly legalized medical marijuana are blasting proposed rules to regulate the cannabis industry. The proposed rules, released Tuesday by state health officials, would essentially maintain current vendors' stranglehold on the medical marijuana industry —- poised to become one of the nation's top...

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Mike Doughty and Wheatus bring nostalgic second act to the Social

Posted By on Wed, Jan 18, 2017 at 10:14 AM

The theme for this particular evening seems to be one of second acts. In the driver's seat, we have one Mike Doughty, best known as frontman for '90s alt-rock outliers Soul Coughing ("Super Bon Bon"), but now making it on his own in music and letters (having penned a memoir...

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Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Markeith Loyd arrested at abandoned home wearing body armor with 2 guns

Posted By on Tue, Jan 17, 2017 at 10:11 PM

After a manhunt by Central Florida law enforcement agencies that lasted a little more than a week, Orlando Police Chief John Mina says murder suspect Markeith Loyd was found Tuesday night in an abandoned Carver Shores home armed with two guns in his hands and wearing body armor. Police had...

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Orlando Police catch murder suspect Markeith Loyd

Posted By on Tue, Jan 17, 2017 at 7:19 PM

Orlando Police say murder suspect Markeith Loyd is in custody after a massive manhunt that lasted nearly a week. Law enforcement officials have been searching for Loyd after he was accused of shooting and killing his pregnant ex-girlfriend Sade Dixon in December. Last week, police allege he shot and killed...

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U.S. Marshals add Markeith Loyd to 15 Most Wanted list, raise reward to $125K

Posted By on Tue, Jan 17, 2017 at 5:50 PM

The U.S. Marshals have upped the ante in an effort to find accused cop killer Markeith Loyd. The Orlando Police Department tweeted on Tuesday that the U.S. Marshals had added Loyd to its list of the 15 most wanted fugitives in the country. The federal agency also added an additional...

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Actor and activist George Takei to speak at Rollins College this week

Posted By on Tue, Jan 17, 2017 at 5:43 PM

When Facebook first launched, you’d have been hard-pressed to find anyone who would predict that its most influential user would end up being a septuagenarian actor. But George Takei, famous for portraying the USS Enterprise helmsman Hikaru Sulu in the original Star Trek series, has experienced the rare second...

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FBI releases graphic evidence photos from inside Pulse nightclub

Posted By on Tue, Jan 17, 2017 at 5:30 PM

This afternoon, the FBI released over 400 evidence photos from inside the gay nightclub Pulse, where 49 were killed in the largest mass shooting in modern American history. The photos were released through the City of Orlando's website and are incredibly difficult to view, mostly because many of the images...

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Rapper Tech N9ne announces Orlando show for the spring

Posted By on Tue, Jan 17, 2017 at 5:07 PM

Kansas City rapper Tech N9ne has announced an Orlando date as part of his Strictly Strange tour this spring. The MC will be both performing material from his new album The Storm and sharing the spotlight with a handful of artists on his own Strange Music imprint. The itinerary is...

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