Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Alt-right in fat Elvis mode at D.C. Nazi rally

Posted By on Wed, Jun 28, 2017 at 3:53 PM

"Can I get some sunscreen," one young Nazi asks another young Nazi near the Lincoln Memorial where the alt-right’s "Free Speech" rally — the more edgy of two right-wing rallies scheduled for the same time in Washington, D.C. on June 25 — is about to kick off. The second...

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Sorry, but Orlando drivers are not the 'third best in the country'

Posted By on Wed, Jun 28, 2017 at 3:18 PM

For the second time in two years a highly questionable study says that Orlandoans are some of the best drivers in the country, a bold claim that is unequivocally false. The study, from insurance website QuoteWizard, calculated accidents, speeding tickets, DUIs, and citations in the 75 most populous metro areas...

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Donald Trump has literal 'fake news' hanging in Mar-a-Lago

Posted By on Wed, Jun 28, 2017 at 1:51 PM

President Donald Trump, a man who constantly dogs the media for "fake news," has a literal piece of fake journalism hanging in at least five of his resorts, including Mar-a-Lago. The cover, which reads "“Donald Trump: The ‘Apprentice’ is a television smash!” and “TRUMP IS HITTING ON ALL FRONTS ....

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Apparently, Oviedo police can't tell the difference between drywall and cocaine

Posted By on Wed, Jun 28, 2017 at 1:02 PM

A Central Florida man spent 90 days in jail because the Oviedo Police Department couldn't tell the difference between drywall and cocaine. Back in March, Oviedo resident Karlos Cashe, who works as a handyman, was pulled over for driving with his headlights off. After an officer saw white powder on...

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Florida Democrats on offensive in health care fight

Posted By on Wed, Jun 28, 2017 at 11:56 AM

Even as the U.S. Senate delayed a planned procedural vote Tuesday on a controversial Republican plan to overhaul the Affordable Care Act, the proposal was roiling Florida's political landscape ahead of the 2018 elections. Democrats running for the Senate and in the state's governor's race hammered away at the GOP,...

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Orlando International Airport will likely beat last year's record of confiscated guns

Posted By on Wed, Jun 28, 2017 at 11:47 AM

The Orlando International Airport will probably surpass last year's record of 86 guns confiscated by TSA agents. As of today, TSA officials have stopped 41 guns from going through security at OIA, said TSA’s Federal Security Director Jerry Henderson to Fox 35. "With 41 guns stopped year-to-date, the number of passengers...

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UCF fraternity suspended after claims of sexual assault and hazing

Posted By on Wed, Jun 28, 2017 at 11:23 AM

After a slew of complaints, the University of Central Florida has suspended Lambda Theta Phi Fraternity, the same frat that was investigated last year after a member allegedly held a gun barrel to the head of a blindfolded pledge. According to public records obtained by the Orlando Sentinel, the fraternity faces allegations...

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Florida tourism officials worry about Trump's impact on travel

Posted By on Wed, Jun 28, 2017 at 10:13 AM

Attracting more than 120 million visitors before the end of the calendar year remains a goal of the state's tourism-marketing arm, now that Visit Florida's funding won't be slashed. But Visit Florida board members, whose agency continues to undergo belt-tightening as a result of new operational guidelines ordered by state...

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Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Orlando's toilets get an Instagram account

Posted By on Tue, Jun 27, 2017 at 4:29 PM

Local toilets, in all their myriad colors, cleanliness, and flushing apparatuses, are getting recognition for the roles they play in Orlando establishments on a new Instagram account, according to the Bungalower. And maybe they should, since a visit to an unclean or cramped bathroom can ruin an otherwise enjoyable night out....

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Florida justices asked to reconsider overturning death sentence for Bessman Okafor

Posted By on Tue, Jun 27, 2017 at 4:14 PM

Attorney General Pam Bondi's office has asked the Florida Supreme Court to reconsider a ruling that overturned the death sentence of a man convicted in a high-profile home invasion murder in Orange County. The state late Friday filed a motion for a rehearing in the case of Bessman Okafor, who...

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