Saturday, September 30, 2017

Florida prepares for influx of evacuees from Puerto Rico

Posted By on Sat, Sep 30, 2017 at 6:09 AM

From schools to shelters, Florida is readying for an influx of people struggling for food, water and power in hurricane-damaged Puerto Rico. Gov. Rick Scott said Florida doesn't know how many people will make the trip from Puerto Rico. Also, Scott said it is unknown how many will decide to...

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Friday, September 29, 2017

There's an emu running loose in Eustis

Posted By on Fri, Sep 29, 2017 at 6:04 PM

In the aftermath of Hurricane Irma, one Eustis woman is searching for her lost Emu. 74-year-old Betty Carter told WKMG that "Tweety Bird" had gone missing after the record-breaking storm felled a tree that damaged a portion of her fence. Speaking to the station, Carter said "I come out and...

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This video of Puerto Rican friends and family reuniting at Orlando International Airport is wonderful

Posted By on Fri, Sep 29, 2017 at 5:53 PM

Finally, some good news. Friends and family were reunited today at Orlando International Airport, as Jetblue's relief flights from Puerto Rico arrived this afternoon. According to OIA:  "She was in Aguadilla, Puerto Rico and not heard from since Hurricane Maria passed. Her brave brother drove to Aguadilla from San Juan...

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Florida will miss deadline for handing out medical-marijuana licenses

Posted By on Fri, Sep 29, 2017 at 5:37 PM

Health officials won't be able to meet a legislatively mandated Tuesday deadline to hand out five new medical-marijuana licenses, the head of the state's Office of Medical Marijuana Use said Friday. Christian Bax, the marijuana office's executive director, blamed the delay on Hurricane Irma and a pending challenge to a recently passed...

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Florida lawmaker files bill to make it a hate crime to attack someone's political affiliation

Posted By on Fri, Sep 29, 2017 at 5:24 PM

A Florida lawmaker recently filed a bill that would make going after someone's political affiliation an actual hate crime. Joe Gruters, a Republican from Sarasota, filed HB 209 yesterday and told the Miami New Times, that the bill would protect "both sides." If successful, the bill would add "political affiliation" to two...

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Florida lawmaker says he'll 'punch you in the face' for kneeling during national anthem

Posted By on Fri, Sep 29, 2017 at 4:42 PM

A Florida lawmaker engaged in some keyboard-warrior antics Friday when he tweeted that he'd "punch you in the face" for anthem protests. Republican Rep. Julio Gonzalez, of Venice, is firmly in President Donald Trump's corner after the leader of the free world spent his time this week vulgarly criticizing football players...

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Orlando artist Wolfrich made this week's cover, and you can score a copy at Artlando

Posted By on Fri, Sep 29, 2017 at 3:37 PM

We've been getting a lot of questions about this year's Fall Guide cover and we're here to try and answer them all. Who made it? Badass local artist Wolfrich. What was the inspiration? "I read a lot of Where's Waldo? books when I was a kid and I always...

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Florida restaurant hosting NFL jersey burning party this Sunday

Posted By on Fri, Sep 29, 2017 at 2:37 PM

In response to football players bringing attention to racial injustice by kneeling during the national anthem, a Florida restaurant is offering a free hot dog to anyone willing to toss their NFL merchandise into a community bonfire. Coney Island Drive-Inn in Brooksville, Florida, is hosting a "Celebration of Patriotism" this Sunday...

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Miami's III Points festival brings underground standouts like POORgrrrl to Henao Center tonight

Posted By on Fri, Sep 29, 2017 at 1:40 PM

If the lineup of this year’s III Points Music and Arts Festival in Miami – Brian Eno, Gorillaz, the xx, Lil B – is making you involuntarily drool but the logistical realities of making it to Miami are just a little out of reach, take (some) heart. The good thing...

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Rapper Lil Pump to play Orlando in November

Posted By on Fri, Sep 29, 2017 at 1:39 PM

South Florida Soundcloud MC Lil Pump has announced an extensive North American tour for later this later that includes three (!) Florida stops, including one in Orlando. Lil Pump also just announced the imminent release of his debut mixtape, which will get a distribution boost via Warner Bros. Lil Pump...

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