Friday, June 15, 2018

Florida lawmakers improperly diverted funds meant for conservation, judge rules

Posted By on Fri, Jun 15, 2018 at 4:58 PM

Striking a blow to the Legislature, a Tallahassee judge said state lawmakers failed to comply with a voter-approved constitutional amendment to buy and preserve environmentally sensitive lands. Ruling from the bench Friday, Leon County Circuit Judge Charles Dodson sided with environmental groups in the lawsuit centered on whether lawmakers...

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Orlando City SC just fired head coach Jason Kreis

Posted By on Fri, Jun 15, 2018 at 4:17 PM

Orlando City is parting ways with head coach Jason Kreis, effective immediately, according to a statement from the club. Following a six-game losing streak, Orlando City and Kreis agreed to part ways Friday. Assistant coaches CJ Brown and Miles Joseph have also left the soccer club "by mutual agreement." In...

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Here's a guy riding his bike on I-95 in Florida

Posted By on Fri, Jun 15, 2018 at 3:19 PM

Considering Florida ranked second in the nation last year in bicycle and pedestrian deaths, it shouldn't be much of a surprise at this point to see a guy riding his bike down a busy highway.  Yesterday, a bicyclist was caught on video in Miami traveling on I-95 South during...

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Kesha announces a 'Weird & Wonderful Rainbow Ride' cruise sailing out of Tampa

Posted By on Fri, Jun 15, 2018 at 3:02 PM

Pop-star Kesha has just jumped into the budding "music festivals at sea" arena with the announcement of her Weird & Wonderful Rainbow Ride cruise sailing out of Central Florida early next year. The 2,300 lucky fans/passengers will be able to check out an (honestly) incredible musical lineup including Betty Who, Superfruit,...

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Teens convicted in Winter Park beating death sentenced to juvenile corrections

Posted By on Fri, Jun 15, 2018 at 1:44 PM

Two teenagers convicted in the fatal beating of a Winter Park High School student will avoid adult prison and serve their sentences at a juvenile facility, WESH 2 reports. Jesse Sutherland and Simeon Hall, both 16, were found guilty by a jury in May of manslaughter and battery charges in...

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Orlando area renters need to earn at least $34,000 to afford a studio apartment

Posted By on Fri, Jun 15, 2018 at 1:39 PM

For lower and middle class families, Orlando is now a terrible place to both buy a home and also rent a home. According to a report released Friday from the Orlando Regional Realtor Association, Metro Orlando home sales sank by 11.4 percent last month, compared to this time last...

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Stormy Daniels' lawyer is suing a UCF fraternity over alleged 'revenge porn'

Posted By on Fri, Jun 15, 2018 at 1:13 PM

With the help of adult filmmaker and actress Stormy Daniels' attorney, Michael Avenatti, Kathryn Novak is suing her ex-boyfriend and members of the Delta Sigma Phi fraternity at the University of Central Florida after they shared a secret sex tape of her without her consent. The lawsuit, filed Wednesday in Orlando,...

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That new nighttime show Universal Orlando accidentally leaked was just confirmed and will debut this summer

Posted By on Fri, Jun 15, 2018 at 12:09 PM

Remember when Universal accidentally leaked concept art and details for their new nighttime show? Well, now it's official. It turns out the post was authentic because "Universal Orlando's Cinematic Celebration" is launching this summer, according to a release from Universal Orlando Resort. Described as "an epic cinema under the stars" –...

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The derailed Daytona Beach rollercoaster that injured six people passed an inspection that same day

Posted By on Fri, Jun 15, 2018 at 11:28 AM

A chaotic scene erupted on the Daytona Beach Boardwalk when a rollercoaster derailed Thursday night. Ten people were on the ride when the Sand Blaster Coaster suddenly went off track. Two were ejected from the front coaster car and fell 34 feet to the ground, and six were transported...

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Hurricane Irma insurance losses in Florida close to $10 billion

Posted By on Fri, Jun 15, 2018 at 9:03 AM

Insurance loss estimates from Hurricane Irma have hit $9.7 billion, up by more than $1 billion since April, according to the latest numbers posted by the Florida Office of Insurance Regulation. Insurers also advised the state agency that the number of claims had reached 987,767 from the massive and...

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