Monday, November 19, 2018

Florida files lawsuit against Walgreens, CVS for allegedly 'playing a role' in opioid crisis

Posted By on Mon, Nov 19, 2018 at 1:10 PM

On Friday, state Attorney General Pam Bondi announced that Florida is suing the nation's two largest drugstore chains, Walgreens and CVS, alleging that they "played a role" in furthering the national opioid crisis. The state alleges that the two chains are responsible for overselling addictive painkillers, as well as...

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Every Orlando restaurant we know of serving Thanksgiving dinner this year

Posted By on Mon, Nov 19, 2018 at 12:56 PM

We get it: We can barely bring ourselves to look away from the political dumpster fire long enough to plan Thanksgiving ourselves. Luckily, there are plenty of Central Florida restaurants offering to-go or to-stay Turkey Day meals that will deliver just the kind of comestible comfort we're craving. This...

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Every holiday market happening this holiday season in Central Florida

Posted By on Mon, Nov 19, 2018 at 12:56 PM

Nothing puts you in the holiday spirit like a good ol' Christmas market and this year, the Orlando area delivers plenty of ways to shop local. Saturday Nov. 24 Coastal Christmas Market Canal Street and Sam Avenue, New Smyrna Beach Outdoor holiday market. 9 am-5 pm; Downtown New Smyrna Beach,...

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Rick Scott sets December execution for Florida inmate convicted of 1992 Miami murder

Posted By on Mon, Nov 19, 2018 at 12:04 PM

Gov. Rick Scott has re-scheduled the execution of a Florida inmate convicted of a 1992 Miami murder for Dec. 13. Jose Antonio Jimenez was originally scheduled to die by lethal injection on Aug. 14, more than 26 years after he beat and repeatedly stabbed 63-year-old Phyllis Minas when she caught...

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Margaritaville just confirmed it's building one of the most technologically advanced water parks ever in Kissimmee

Posted By on Mon, Nov 19, 2018 at 11:59 AM

Kissimmee has been without a water park ever since Water Mania closed its doors in 2005 and in the years since, the area's infamous Highway 192 tourist district has struggled to remain relevant. The recession plus massive new developments on I-Drive, at Universal Orlando and at Disney World has...

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Everything Disney is bringing to Orlando announced at last weekend's Destination D event

Posted By on Mon, Nov 19, 2018 at 11:49 AM

Last weekend was the biennial Destination D event at Walt Disney World and, as expected, it was packed from beginning to end with plenty of news on upcoming attractions for the American resorts. Hosted in the years in between the larger D23 Expos, Destination D is a smaller, more...

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Pam Bondi says reports of meeting with Trump for US Attorney General position are 'fake news'

Posted By on Mon, Nov 19, 2018 at 11:43 AM

Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi disputed a report Friday she will meet with President Donald Trump next week to discuss becoming U.S. attorney general. “The attorney general says that is fake news,” Bondi spokesman Whitney Ray said in an email Friday. The McClatchy news organization reported that it had...

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Bill Nelson concedes to Rick Scott in Florida Senate race as manual recount ends

Posted By on Mon, Nov 19, 2018 at 9:29 AM

With a victory margin of a little more than a tenth of a percentage point out of 8.2 million votes cast, Gov. Rick Scott has won election to the U.S. Senate, ending the four-decade political career of Bill Nelson. In the final vote tallies sent to the state Division...

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Nikki Fried maintains lead in Florida agriculture commissioner race after manual recount

Posted By on Mon, Nov 19, 2018 at 9:25 AM

Former medical-marijuana lobbyist Nikki Fried is on the verge of being the only Florida Democrat to capture a statewide win, gaining votes over Republican state Rep. Matt Caldwell in the race for agriculture commissioner after a manual recount was completed Sunday. The manual recount also had no effect on...

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Band of the Week: Linqo

Posted By on Mon, Nov 19, 2018 at 9:00 AM

Welcome to Orlando Weekly's "Band of the Week." Every week, we highlight one of our favorite local bands. This week, we're pleased to bring you Linqo. Linqo is playing Will's Pub on Nov. 21. Just the facts: When did the band form?It started as the solo project of singer/songwriter...

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