Wednesday, April 26, 2017

New downtown restaurant Reyes Mezcaleria shooting for May Day opening

Posted By on Wed, Apr 26, 2017 at 4:38 PM

Jason Chin may have single-handedly injected new life into the gastronomic heart of Baldwin Park with Osprey Tavern and Seito Sushi, but his wife Sue Chin took restaurant interior design in that neighborhood to new levels. Now the savvy pair are out to tackle the North Quarter and if these photos...

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Trump's robot probably won't say a word at Disney's Hall of Presidents

Posted By on Wed, Apr 26, 2017 at 3:41 PM

While it would make sense to hear a Trump robot talk about how he once beat Hillary Clinton in the election, or just flat out say "grab 'em by the pussy," there's a strong chance our current president's robot at Disney's Hall of Presidents won't say anything at all....

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Hawks are attacking residents in an Oviedo neighborhood

Posted By on Wed, Apr 26, 2017 at 3:35 PM

When you walk down the driveway to your mailbox, the last thing you might expect is an aerial assault. But one Oviedo woman experienced just that this week when a nesting hawk swooped out of the sky and attacked, leaving her bloody and wounded. Beverly Bonadonna told WKMG that...

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Teen girl was accidentally shot during drug deal, says Orange County Sheriff's Office

Posted By on Wed, Apr 26, 2017 at 2:35 PM

A 15-year-old girl who was fatally shot on accident by her friend was killed during a drug deal, not while she and her friends were headed to Krispy Kreme for doughnuts, say deputies with the Orange County Sheriff's Office. Ramsys Javier Cruz Abreu, 22, was additionally charged with manslaughter, failure to...

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If the government shutdown happens, all of Florida's national parks will close

Posted By on Wed, Apr 26, 2017 at 1:55 PM

The clock is ticking as Congress remains in a standstill over a federal spending plan with a Friday deadline. If Congress can't find common ground and the federal government is shut down, Floridians will be feeling those effects here in the Sunshine State. In Florida, there are 12 national parks,...

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Play cards, eat well and support iDignity at DoveCote's "Casino Night" fundraiser

Posted By on Wed, Apr 26, 2017 at 1:20 PM

Gambling isn't legal in Florida, but if you consider yourself something of a card shark, you won't have to go to Vegas to flip the chips this weekend. DoveCote, the French brasserie that's created quite a stir in the Bank of America building downtown, is hosting a philanthropic Casino Night...

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Florida House, Senate leaders agree on budget outline

Posted By on Wed, Apr 26, 2017 at 12:39 PM

House and Senate leaders struck a deal Tuesday on the broad outline of a budget after a topsy-turvy day at the Capitol, clearing the way for negotiations that could allow the session to end as scheduled on May 5. The deal capped off nearly two weeks of talks between House...

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Florida man tows his boat

Posted By on Wed, Apr 26, 2017 at 11:47 AM

This is not how you should tow a boat. Apparently one desperate driver in Pasco County couldn't be bothered with street-legal riggings and decided to strap his boat precariously to the back of his car using a few cords and a little dolly. Kenneth Keegan captured video of the driver...

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New talking robot character debuts at Magic Kingdom

Posted By on Wed, Apr 26, 2017 at 11:10 AM

Move over, Mickey Mouse– there's a new talking character ready to meet guests at Magic Kingdom, and this guy's got a pretty sweet set of wheels. According to WDWMagic, Disney recently debuted a new interactive robot character in Tomorrowland called "iCan," which wheels itself around on what seems to be some...

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Local writers pen odes to their neighborhoods at the annual ZipOde Throwdown

Posted By on Wed, Apr 26, 2017 at 7:00 AM

It’s National Poetry Month, and what’s more poetic than using your federally appointed numerical designation to honor your neighborhood? WMFE invites Central Floridians to get creative and write odes to everyone’s favorite five numbers: their ZIP codes. These ZipOdes must each be five lines – the number of words in...

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