Friday, August 26, 2016

Nine injured after false shooting scare at Florida Mall

Posted By on Fri, Aug 26, 2016 at 9:32 AM

An alarm test and popping balloons led shoppers into a panic at the Florida Mall, and the ensuing frenzy resulted in the injuries of nine people on Thursday.    The Orlando Sentinel reports patrons ran out of the mall after hearing what they thought was an active shooter, but what...

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Thursday, August 25, 2016

UCF delays downtown campus opening until 2019

Posted By on Thu, Aug 25, 2016 at 6:52 PM

The University of Central Florida's downtown campus was supposed to open by August 2018, but now university officials are saying it will take take an extra year.  UCF's downtown campus is now set to open in the fall of 2019, which will "provide a smooth transition of academic programs to...

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If you missed Viceland's 'Gaycation' episode about Pulse, you can watch it here

Posted By on Thu, Aug 25, 2016 at 5:07 PM

"Gaycation," the Emmy-nominated series from Viceland, premiered last night. The episode follows actress Ellen Page and executive producer Ian Daniel while they visit Orlando in the aftermath of the mass shooting at the gay nightclub Pulse.  ...

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McDonalds/Sabbath hybrid Mac Sabbath returns to Orlando this Halloween

Posted By on Thu, Aug 25, 2016 at 2:48 PM

McDonalds-themed Black Sabbath tribute act Mac Sabbath is returning to Orlando on, honestly, the most perfect night of the year for their fast food mascot-biting theatrics and smokey stoner metal. Halloween. Our own Bao Le-Huu enthused that Mac Sabbath are "a miniature, Mickey D-themed GWAR. Though smaller in scale to...

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Richmond punk act Talk Sick Brats play Uncle Lou's tonight

Posted By on Thu, Aug 25, 2016 at 2:48 PM

Richmond, Virginia's punk scrapers Talk Sick Brats are playing Uncle Lou's tonight as part of a triple bill with Tight Genes and Manic and the Depressives that is sure to be unhinged. Richmond's really in a very fertile sonic period right now, home to acts as diverse as noise lord Yohimbe,...

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Pitbull is no longer the official tourism ambassador to Florida

Posted By on Thu, Aug 25, 2016 at 2:30 PM

For almost an entire year, Pitbull, the rapper known for lyrics like "Mami got an ass like a donkey with a monkey / Look like King Kong,” was the official tourism ambassador to Florida, a job that included tasks like filming his music video for "Sexy Beaches" on an actual Florida...

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Video shows Donald Trump's rally in Tampa was definitely not 'yuge'

Posted By on Thu, Aug 25, 2016 at 1:54 PM

Last night, Donald Trump held a rally in Tampa, Florida, to a crowd size that was less than average, some would even say tiny, in fact.  This is a telling sign, considering the Republican candidate, who has long boasted that his crowds are "yuge," needs to absolutely win the battleground...

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Legal challenges mount over Florida's new water standards

Posted By on Thu, Aug 25, 2016 at 12:29 PM

After the Seminole Tribe of Florida launched a legal challenge earlier in the month, the city of Miami and a paper-mill industry group also are taking aim at controversial new state water-quality standards. The city and the group Florida Pulp and Paper Association Environmental Affairs, Inc., filed separate challenges during...

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Two Orlando hospitals say they will not bill Pulse shooting victims

Posted By on Thu, Aug 25, 2016 at 10:52 AM

Two local hospitals that treated people involved with the mass shooting on June 12 at Pulse nightclub say they will not bill the victims.   According to the Washington Post, Florida Hospital announced Wednesday night that they would not bill any survivors for any treatment or follow-up surgeries. Orlando Health, whose Orlando...

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Early John Waters flick 'Multiple Maniacs' trashes up the Enzian for midnight screenings

Posted By on Thu, Aug 25, 2016 at 10:19 AM

First off, let’s do the standard warning that just because you liked the Hairspray remake (and/or musical), it doesn’t mean that every John Waters film is going to be up your alley. Particularly his earlier films: reels of punk cinema that still pack a visceral punch to this day. Multiple...

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