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Saturday, February 15, 2020

Florida man with hepatitis A sues Denny's

Posted By on Sat, Feb 15, 2020 at 11:56 AM

A Florida man who contracted hepatitis A is suing the restaurant chain Denny’s, Inc. and the company that operates a Denny's franchise in Osceola County. The lawsuit alleges that William Reyes ate at a Denny’s restaurant in Kissimmee in October and “within a few days began experiencing nausea, constipation,...

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Florida court allows prosecution over AR-15 photo

Posted By on Sat, Feb 15, 2020 at 11:53 AM

A state appeals court Friday said prosecutors can pursue a case against a former North Marion High School student who sent a Snapchat photo to a student showing an AR-15 semi-automatic rifle and the caption, “Show and Tell @NM on Monday.” The ruling by a three-judge panel of the...

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Friday, February 14, 2020

Florida man upset he can't bring life-sized Donald Trump cutout to dialysis

Posted By on Fri, Feb 14, 2020 at 5:08 PM

Dialysis really sucks for everyone involved – the patients, their families and their caregivers. What makes it bearable is the environment, little details like soft lighting and a good-humored medical team. So leave it to a Florida man in Port St. Lucie to somehow make it worse, by insisting on...

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Snake orgy in Lakeland closes portion of city park

Posted By on Fri, Feb 14, 2020 at 2:01 PM

Officials with the City of Lakeland have taped off an area of Lake Hollingsworth after residents noticed a large number of horny snakes. “Regarding snakes spotted on Lake Hollingsworth near the roundabout,” began a Feb. 13 post on the official City of Lakeland Facebook Parks & Recreation page. “It...

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Famous Sanford water-skiing squirrel act draws ire from wildlife activists

Posted By on Fri, Feb 14, 2020 at 11:03 AM

Go-to TV-news filler – fluff – is inoffensive, crowd-pleasing stuff, like video of a water-skiing squirrel. Anchorman, a movie making fun of local newscasts, has a scene in which Will Ferrell's character narrates video of a squirrel water-skiing. "How about that," chuckles Ferrell's Ron Burgundy, "that squirrel can water-ski."...

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Study shows Orlando among the cheapest destinations for spring breakers

Posted By on Fri, Feb 14, 2020 at 9:43 AM

A new study by travel website Wanderu has ranked the most popular spring break destinations in the U.S., and trusty ol' O-Town turns out to be one of the most cost-friendly options. The study used pricing data published by several online booking platforms, and ranked each city in North America, including...

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Thursday, February 13, 2020

Central Florida educators bring Tally rally to Lake Eola Park this weekend

Posted By on Thu, Feb 13, 2020 at 9:22 AM

Following the January teacher rally in Tallahassee to demand higher wages, which saw tens of thousands of participants, Central Florida educators are holding another rally at Lake Eola Park for more funding for public education. Some 1,500 people are expected to join in, according to rally organizers, including educators, teachers,...

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Republican lawmaker wants to merge Florida Polytechnic, New College into other universities

Posted By on Thu, Feb 13, 2020 at 12:01 AM

A far-reaching proposal that includes merging universities was backed by a House committee on Wednesday, following emotional testimony from students and leaders at public and private colleges who oppose the measure. In addition to the mergers, the bill would revise the rules of three college scholarship programs, which led...

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Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Florida House wants to regulate vape shops amid teen 'epidemic'

Posted By on Wed, Feb 12, 2020 at 3:01 PM

Vape shops would have to be permitted and regulated by the state, under a House effort to combat an “epidemic” of electronic-cigarette use by teens. Under the proposal, the Department of Business and Professional Regulation, which oversees sales of tobacco products, would also have authority over retail establishments that...

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Florida resident discovers 7-foot alligator in garage

Posted By on Wed, Feb 12, 2020 at 1:12 PM

A 7-foot-long alligator found its way into a Florida resident's garage yesterday. “One local resident on Hobblebrush Drive in North Port had a seven-footer trying to catch a ride this afternoon,” says the North Port Police Department in a Facebook post. According to police, the confused gator was safely...

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