Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Trump formally endorses Ron DeSantis in Tampa, and calls for voter IDs

Posted By on Tue, Jul 31, 2018 at 9:34 PM

They — the president’s faithful posse of fans — showed up by the thousands. Wearing red, white, and blue, and anything you could stamp the name “Trump” across, the Trump army were there to treat the president as if he were the only car running the Daytona 500. Quite...

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Florida judge weighs records dispute in FIU bridge collapse

Posted By on Tue, Jul 31, 2018 at 4:30 PM

A Tallahassee judge is set to decide by the end of the week whether records related to a deadly bridge collapse at Florida International University must be released to the Miami Herald. The newspaper sued the Florida Department of Transportation in May, after officials with the agency refused to...

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Linda Stewart calls for Florida to join lawsuit against 3D-printed gun blueprints

Posted By on Tue, Jul 31, 2018 at 3:06 PM

State Sen. Linda Stewart is calling on Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi to join a lawsuit filed by eight states and the District of Columbia to block the online release of 3D-printed gun blueprints. Democratic attorneys general in Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Oregon and New York are suing the...

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Busch Gardens introduces new Bier Fest event

Posted By on Tue, Jul 31, 2018 at 2:24 PM

Busch Gardens is doubling down on beer this summer. Busch Gardens Tampa announced the addition of Bier Fest, an event dedicated to beer tasting and snack sampling, which will take place every weekend from Aug. 25 to Sept. 16, including Labor Day Weekend. The new event will feature live music and more...

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Femme Hop returns with a new location for the best in underground female-led hip-hop

Posted By on Tue, Jul 31, 2018 at 1:05 PM

Parramore’s Stonewall Bar continues to see an influx of artsy underground events. This week, Femme Hop, a night devoted to women and femme artists in hip-hop that’s previously been held at places like the Henao Center, makes its Stonewall debut. DJs Gay-Z, Amorphous and YourMobileGeek keep the dance floor...

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Silverstein announce anniversary tour stop in Orlando this November

Posted By on Tue, Jul 31, 2018 at 1:02 PM

Emo-punks Silverstein have announced another Orlando show set for later this year – a a sequel to their engagement earlier this year with Tonight Alive – and they'll be marking a big fan-favorite anniversary with this upcoming autumn tour. The band is hitting the road to mark the 15th...

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Cirque du Soleil's first foray into ice skating, 'Crystal', slides into the Amway Center this week

Posted By on Tue, Jul 31, 2018 at 12:52 PM

Last summer, Cirque du Soleil purchased Blue Man Group; this summer, they’re sliding into our lives with this first-of-its-kind production. The 34-year-old company has pushed boundaries before, but this is a bit different. For seven shows, gymnasts and skaters will suspend and glide their way through an ice skating...

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Nearly 1 million gallons of sewage was just dumped into Florida's Indian River Lagoon

Posted By on Tue, Jul 31, 2018 at 12:27 PM

Faulty equipment is being blamed for almost 870,000 gallons of wastewater leaked into Indian River Lagoon in Titusville, Florida, on Monday. Titusville Water Resources stopped the leak within three hours after its discovery, according to the City of Titusville. The cause of the mess was an old force main...

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San Juan mayor endorses Philip Levine for Florida governor

Posted By on Tue, Jul 31, 2018 at 12:17 PM

San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz endorsed former Miami Beach Mayor Philip Levine Tuesday in his bid to get the Democratic nomination for Florida governor. In an ad, Cruz talks about how Levine flew to San Juan in a cargo plane days after Hurricane María devastated Puerto Rico, bringing...

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Florida lawmakers seek 'stand your ground' changes after Clearwater shooting

Posted By on Tue, Jul 31, 2018 at 10:49 AM

Florida’s Legislative Black Caucus intends to file legislation for the 2019 session to readdress the state's “stand your ground” self-defense law after the July 23 shooting death of Markeis McGlockton in the parking lot of a Clearwater convenience store. Caucus Chairman Bruce Antone, a Democratic House member from Orlando,...

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