Monday, April 30, 2018

BP settlement money starts flowing to Florida panhandle's

Posted By on Mon, Apr 30, 2018 at 4:44 PM

BP settlement money is headed to new water and sewer lines for an industrial park, technical-education programs in two counties and expansion of the Port of Panama City. The Triumph Gulf Coast board of directors, set up by the Legislature to oversee settlement money from the Deepwater Horizon disaster,...

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After mocking Parkland survivors, Dinesh D'Souza will speak at Florida GOP event in Orlando

Posted By on Mon, Apr 30, 2018 at 4:32 PM

Conservative commentator, conspiracy theorist and evangelical talking head Dinesh D’Souza poked fun at Parkland survivors at the Florida Capitol when an assault weapons ban failed in the House, and now he’ll be speaking at a local Florida GOP event. “Today, the Republican Party of Florida announced Dinesh D’Souza,...

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Orlando airport will test facial-recognition screening on international travelers

Posted By on Mon, Apr 30, 2018 at 3:28 PM

Earlier this month, the Greater Orlando Aviation Authority Board moved to equip Orlando International Airport with biometric screening technology for all international flights inbound and outbound. The move makes OIA the first airport in the nation to use the facial-recognition technology, otherwise known as the U.S. Customs and Border...

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Busch Gardens will once again give away free beer to guests

Posted By on Mon, Apr 30, 2018 at 3:24 PM

After nearly a ten year dry-spell, Busch Gardens in Tampa will once again offer guests complimentary beer. This morning, the theme park announced it was going "back to its roots" and will start allowing guests to sample two free 7 ounce beers from a rotating list, starting Tuesday, May...

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Double Dare isn't returning to Orlando, but a new nostalgia-packed stage show starring Marc Summers is

Posted By on Mon, Apr 30, 2018 at 2:51 PM

Few game shows are more iconic than the classic slime-filled Double Dare. Nickelodeon recently announced it would be rebooting the game show with a 40-episode order. The reboot will feature many of the famous challenges and will be filled with stars from the 1990s and today. Sadly, unlike the...

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Orange County Sheriff candidate John Mina was just endorsed by Shaq

Posted By on Mon, Apr 30, 2018 at 1:51 PM

Shaquille O'Neal, a Florida resident, a former Magic center and an occasional sheriff's deputy, has endorsed John Mina for Orange County Sheriff. "I know John Mina personally," said O’Neal in a video recorded on the set of NBA on TNT. "He has proven himself in times of crisis. He has...

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Bonnie Raitt pulls out of Orlando appearance with James Taylor due to health issue

Posted By on Mon, Apr 30, 2018 at 1:50 PM

Bonnie Raitt has pulled out of the first leg of her scheduled tour with James Taylor – including the Orlando show – due to an unspecified health issue that requires immediate surgery. Raitt addressed the situation in a statement this morning: “I’m deeply sorry to have to disappoint my fans,...

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A Longwood resident's car was completely gutted by a bear

Posted By on Mon, Apr 30, 2018 at 1:37 PM

The interior of a Longwood resident's SUV was demolished after a bear somehow opened the door and trapped itself inside.  Rikki Koberg-Perrero posted photos and video to Facebook last weekend, showing law enforcement and FWC deputies making contact with the bear, who more than likely was looking for something to...

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Florida leaders blast White House proposal to weaken offshore oil drilling regulations

Posted By on Mon, Apr 30, 2018 at 11:03 AM

Members of Florida’s congressional delegation from both sides of the political aisle denounced a White House proposal Friday that they say would weaken offshore oil-drilling regulations. The Interior Department labeled the proposed changes to what is known as the 2016 Well Control Rule as “our common-sense approach,” which “could...

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New report raises questions about Florida's job growth

Posted By on Mon, Apr 30, 2018 at 11:01 AM

Gov. Rick Scott has tied his political fortunes to job creation. Although skeptics can argue about how much influence a governor may exert over Florida’s economy, Scott has been unabashed in taking credit for job growth since he was sworn into office in January 2011. In his monthly jobs...

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