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Friday, October 11, 2019

Orlando pastor jailed on child sex-abuse charges hired attorney who had relationship with alleged victim

Posted By on Fri, Oct 11, 2019 at 12:32 PM

Last week we told you about Rev. Bryan Fulwider's arrest for alleged sexual abuse of a child, who reported sexual battery by the pastor between 2005 and 2010. Now, it has been revealed Fulwider's attorney had a past romantic relationship with Fulwider's alleged victim. According to the Orlando Sentinel,...

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Thursday, October 10, 2019

Republican Party of Florida is raking in a million dollars a month for 2020 election

Posted By on Thu, Oct 10, 2019 at 6:56 PM

Preparing for the 2020 election year, the Republican Party of Florida raised $2.8 million from July 1 through Sept. 30, a new finance report shows. The third-quarter haul brought to nearly $9.8 million the amount raised by the party this year. Contributions during the quarter included: $100,000 from the...

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Orlando Sentinel columnist David Whitley makes terrible argument for using white power symbol

Posted By on Thu, Oct 10, 2019 at 6:27 PM

This morning, the Orlando Sentinel’s veteran columnist and resident dog whistler, David Whitley, laid out an astonishing argument on why people should continue to use a hand gesture that has been co-opted by white supremacists. Whitley is not immune to horrible takes. After all, this is the author behind...

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Lyft to donate $1 to Come Out With Pride for every ride taken to or from Pride

Posted By on Thu, Oct 10, 2019 at 12:26 PM

Lyft has announced a partnership with Orlando’s Come Out With Pride this weekend to celebrate the local LGBTQ community through Pride donations, specially designated pickup locations, and an interactive experience to celebrate non-binary gender identification. The popular ride-hailing service and Uber competitor will donate $1 to Come Out With...

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Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer declares Wayne Brady Day this Saturday

Posted By on Thu, Oct 10, 2019 at 9:29 AM

Recognizing one of the most famous entertainers to come from our city, Mayor Buddy Dyer declared Saturday, Oct. 12, as Wayne Brady Day in Orlando. That's also the date Brady will perform a solo show at the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, before he begins a Broadway role next week,...

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Wednesday, October 9, 2019

You can apparently purchase an F-16 fighter jet in Florida now

Posted By on Wed, Oct 9, 2019 at 3:14 PM

Is your ego writing checks your body can’t cash? It’s time to buzz the tower, because right now a fully-operational 1980 F-16 fighter jet is on the market in Florida for a cool $8 million. Posted to Palm Beach-based JetLease, the F-16 was mostly recently flown by the country...

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The Villages, Florida’s largest retirement community, has the nation's highest rate of working poor

Posted By on Wed, Oct 9, 2019 at 3:01 PM

The Villages, a giant Sumter County retirement mecca packed with Trump-loving Baby Boomers, is also a mecca for the highest rate of full-time employees stuck in poverty, says a new study. The term for this is “working poor,” which means despite having a job, you are unable to pay...

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Gov. Ron DeSantis' reelection fundraising slows, following Trump impeachment defense

Posted By on Wed, Oct 9, 2019 at 1:37 PM

Gov. Ron DeSantis’ political committee collected $80,500 in September, a fundraising haul that was lower than any other month since January, according to a new finance report filed with the state Division of Elections. The marked decrease may be due to DeSantis' increasingly vocal support for President Donald J....

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Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Florida sheriff's office posts photo of inmates shoveling dirt with caption ‘Never give up on your dreams’

Posted By on Tue, Oct 8, 2019 at 5:02 PM

Yesterday, with not even a whiff of irony, the Pasco County Sheriff’s Office posted a photo to their social media channels showing an unpaid inmate work crew shoveling a pile of dirt, paired with the caption “Never give up on your dreams!” It's hard to say what exactly this...

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Sadly, the guy in charge of bringing the Special Olympics to Orlando is kind of an asshole

Posted By on Tue, Oct 8, 2019 at 2:06 PM

UPDATE, 2:45 p.m.: Waddell reached out to us via phone and stated that he does actually think student athletes should be paid, and that his opinions based on Gavin Newsom stem from an interview he saw on HBO's Real Talk With Bill Maher. "I’ve worked in college athletics for...

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