Monday, July 31, 2017

Lawsuit filed by family of Orange County man who died after being attacked by an Orlando Police dog

Posted By on Mon, Jul 31, 2017 at 3:03 PM

A lawsuit filed today by Orlando attorney Mark NeJame seeks damages for the family of an Orange County inmate who was found dead in his cell after being attacked by an Orlando Police dog. On Aug. 6, 2015, 22-year-old Max Gracia Jr. was arrested by the Orlando Police Department after he allegedly...

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'Game of Thrones' musical parody show to hit Orlando next year

Posted By on Mon, Jul 31, 2017 at 2:35 PM

Winter is here and it's hilarious! Musical Thrones – the Game of Thrones parody musical from the minds of Jon and Al Kaplan (Silence! The Musical, Predator: The Musical) – will be hitting the road in early 2018 and Orlando will be part of it. Musical Thrones invades the Alexis and...

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Florida adds three more 'travel-related' Zika cases

Posted By on Mon, Jul 31, 2017 at 1:08 PM

Florida added three new “travel related” Zika cases during the past week, bringing to 116 the number of report ed cases of the mosquito-borne virus this year, according to numbers posted Monday on the state Department of Health website. State numbers a week earlier showed 113 cases. The state does not...

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Rick Scott declares state of emergency as Tropical Storm Emily approaches

Posted By on Mon, Jul 31, 2017 at 1:05 PM

Gov. Rick Scott on Monday declared a state of emergency in 31 counties after Tropical Storm Emily formed in the Gulf of Mexico. Heavy rains and winds are expected across Central Florida the next two days, and tropical storm warnings were in place from the Anclote River near Tarpon Springs to Bonita...

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MTV's 'Siesta Key' watch party cancelled because of connection to 'shark dragging' video

Posted By on Mon, Jul 31, 2017 at 1:00 PM

Tonight's watch party for the premiere of MTV's Siesta Key, a Florida-based reality show about rich millennials in bathing suits, has been canceled because of outrage surrounding a cast member's connection to one or more of the men in the now viral "shark-dragging" video. According to CBS12, Monday's red carpet...

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More than just a place to waste away, Margaritaville is going to be HUGE

Posted By on Mon, Jul 31, 2017 at 11:42 AM

With billions in new investment currently under construction or planned, Highway 192 in Kissimmee is going through one of the biggest transformations ever. One of the most significant projects on the heavily tourist-centered road just south of Walt Disney World is the new Margaritaville Resort. The new $750 million, 300-acre...

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Here's everything we know about what might replace Universal's Dragon Challenge coaster

Posted By on Mon, Jul 31, 2017 at 11:35 AM

Rumors of Dragon’s Challenge being removed from Hogsmeade at Islands of Adventure have been ongoing for years now, and last week Universal finally confirmed that the opening day attraction, formerly known as Dueling Dragons, would be closed. In recent years the inverted coasters haven’t dueled after numerous incidents where...

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Rick Scott asks for rules review after 'disturbing' video of shark dragging

Posted By on Mon, Jul 31, 2017 at 10:03 AM

Gov. Rick Scott wants state wildlife officials to review regulations after watching a "disturbing video" showing a "hateful act" in which a shark is dragged at high speeds through Florida waters. "This week, an incredibly disturbing video was reported by the media showing individuals senselessly dragging a shark behind their...

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Band of the Week: Jump Ramp

Posted By on Mon, Jul 31, 2017 at 10:00 AM

Welcome to Orlando Weekly's "Band of the Week." Every week, we highlight one of our favorite local bands. This week, we're pleased to bring you Jump Ramp. Jump Ramp is playing Uncle Lou's on August 4. Just the facts: Who's in the band?SMOKE Alan - Guitar WHEELS Malone -...

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U.S. Rep. Stephanie Murphy submits statement honoring Billy Manes to congressional record

Posted By on Mon, Jul 31, 2017 at 8:57 AM

U.S. Congresswoman Stephanie Murphy of Winter Park has submitted a statement to the Congressional Record honoring Billy Manes, who passed away July 21. Manes, 45, a writer, activist and longtime columnist for Orlando Weekly and former editor-in-chief at the local LGBTQ publication Watermark, passed away from complications related to advanced...

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