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Friday, December 8, 2017

Demonstrators gather in downtown Orlando to protest Trump's Jerusalem decision

Posted By on Fri, Dec 8, 2017 at 6:05 PM

As part of an international protest series called "Hands Off Jerusalem," demonstrators came together at Lake Eola this evening in reaction to the White House's decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. President Trump's move on Dec. 6 backtracks on more than a half century of foreign policy,...

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This Florida panther does not care for the actions of men

Posted By on Fri, Dec 8, 2017 at 4:35 PM

A hunter in the Cypress National Preserve recently came across a full-grown and very rare Florida panther, who showed no interest in the comings and goings of humans. According to WOFL, the above video was shot by Fred Lehman in the Bear Island area of the preserve. Lehman says the panther was...

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Arrests of undocumented Florida immigrants increased by 75 percent in 2017

Posted By on Fri, Dec 8, 2017 at 4:09 PM

The numbers are in and arrests are up for undocumented immigrants living in the U.S., as well as in the state of Florida, according to information provided yesterday by the U.S. Immigrants and Customs Enforcement. The year-end figures show that arrests of undocumented immigrants across Florida, Puerto Rico and the...

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The country's first private high-speed rail service will debut in Florida this month

Posted By on Fri, Dec 8, 2017 at 12:58 PM

Hoping to clear over 3 million cars from Florida's congested highways, All Aboard Florida's new $3 billion Brightline high-speed rail service will begin service later this month. Brightline, the country's first privately-owned high speed rail, will begin initial tests this week between West Palm Beach and Fort Lauderdale, with an eventual plan to...

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A Pulse first responder and former police officer is suing OPD and the City of Orlando

Posted By on Fri, Dec 8, 2017 at 11:52 AM

Gerry Realin, a Pulse first responder and former Orlando police officer, filed a civil lawsuit against the city of Orlando and the Orlando Police Department on Friday morning. Realin was among the members of a hazmat crew that removed the 49 dead bodies from the Pulse nightclub following the...

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Thursday, December 7, 2017

Protest planned for Lake Eola in response to Trump's recent Jerusalem decision

Posted By on Thu, Dec 7, 2017 at 4:54 PM

Protesters will gather at Lake Eola Friday afternoon to rally against President Donald Trump's recent decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, a move that has angered everyone from the pope, to the United Nations, and pretty much all of America's allies.  The rally, "Hands off Jerusalem, a rally...

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A Florida man was paid $100,000 to keep a massive Uber data hack under wraps

Posted By on Thu, Dec 7, 2017 at 3:49 PM

In October 2016, a 20-year-old Florida man pulled off a major data breach against San Francisco-based tech giant Uber Technologies Inc. The ride-sharing company then paid the hacker, whose identity has not been confirmed by news sources, $100,000 — unreported to authorities and in silence — to destroy all...

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Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer announces new 24-acre community solar farm

Posted By on Thu, Dec 7, 2017 at 1:17 PM

As of this morning, the city of Orlando will have enough solar energy per  year to power City Hall and all 17 Orlando Fire Department stations. The OUC's Kenneth P. Ksionek Community Solar Farm, dedicated this morning by Mayor Dyer and Mayor Theresa Jacobs of Orange County, will subscribe...

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Community raises funds for Pulse first responder with PTSD who's losing job

Posted By on Thu, Dec 7, 2017 at 11:41 AM

People from across the world have raised more than $30,000 for a Pulse first responder with post-traumatic stress disorder who is being terminated by the Eatonville Police Department.  Cpl. Omar Delgado was left with severe PTSD after being one of the first officers to respond to the mass shooting at...

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Florida bond deals could lose billions under Republican tax overhaul

Posted By on Thu, Dec 7, 2017 at 8:41 AM

Florida taxpayers could lose billions of dollars in future savings under part of pending federal tax-reform legislation that would limit the ability of states and local governments to refinance bonds. “This is down in the weeds, but it is extraordinarily important,” said Ben Watkins, director of the state Division...

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