Friday, April 20, 2018

UCF is really going to do it

Posted By on Fri, Apr 20, 2018 at 4:59 PM

To celebrate their remarkable undefeated season, the University of Central Florida will reportedly emblazon the phrase "2017 National Champions" on the side of Spectrum Stadium, despite that honor going to Alabama. Well, there's no going back now. UCF Football has yet to formally announce the new addition to their...

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FEMA grants last-minute extension for displaced Puerto Rican families in Florida

Posted By on Fri, Apr 20, 2018 at 4:34 PM

FEMA granted an extension for around 600 Puerto Rican families displaced by Hurricane Maria today, after some had begun moving out of their temporary housing following an announcement earlier this week that their aid would expire April 20. The Puerto Rico Federal Affairs Administration announced shortly after noon on...

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Today's shooting in Florida marks our country's 20th school shooting in 2018

Posted By on Fri, Apr 20, 2018 at 4:10 PM

This morning, on the 19th anniversary of the deaths of 13 people at Columbine High School and just moments before a group of students planned to join the nationwide walkout for gun violence, a student was shot and wounded at Forest High School in Ocala, Florida. Though the student is...

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Every Record Store Day event happening in Orlando this weekend

Posted By on Fri, Apr 20, 2018 at 2:22 PM

Record Store Day is upon us once again! The seemingly heartfelt - though complicated - love letter to the vinyl record and the remaining proud establishments that sell them is still going strong into its twelfth year, and there's going to be a lot of local activity this weekend...

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Space Florida backs Trump's choice for NASA leader following long-delayed confirmation

Posted By on Fri, Apr 20, 2018 at 2:11 PM

Florida’s aerospace agency praised the long-delayed confirmation Thursday of Oklahoma Republican Congressman Jim Bridenstine as the next leader of NASA, pointing to further growth coming to the private space industry. Space Florida officials said they anticipate Bridenstine will reinvigorate the industry, noting that he’s been hands-on in Congress. “We...

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The UCF police department is fully aware you're smoking weed right now

Posted By on Fri, Apr 20, 2018 at 2:10 PM

Today's date is April 20, and while many of you are out celebrating the widely recognized weed holiday, the University of Central Florida Police Department most definitely knows you're high right now, man. The UCFPD Twitter account tweeted out this afternoon a reminder to everyone to enjoy today, Friday,...

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The new location of Claddagh Cottage is finally in soft opening mode

Posted By on Fri, Apr 20, 2018 at 1:35 PM

Good news, beer-lovers and pie-eaters: Claddagh Cottage Irish Pub is finally, finally back! On Facebook, their cover photo still says "no opening date yet," but a pint-loving little birdie told us that last night the beloved bar, now relocated to 2421 Curry Ford Road, held a soft-opening event for...

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Adam Putnam's family citrus business violated federal labor laws in 2008

Posted By on Fri, Apr 20, 2018 at 1:12 PM

The citrus company owned by the family of Adam Putnam, a Republican candidate for Florida governor, was penalized for not paying workers minimum wage, among other workplace violations. An investigation by the Tampa Bay Times found that Putnam’s family business in Polk County was cited for the violation by the...

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Orlando peeps make finalist round in the Strongest Chick in America contest

Posted By on Fri, Apr 20, 2018 at 12:53 PM

JFC, sometimes we just need a little good news, you know? So after today's high-school shooting, allegations of corruption and handout of federal dollars to charter schools, here's what we have for you: a freaking adorable baby chick named Grilled Cheese. Janelle Monnas of Orlando, who raises chickens in...

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A student was shot at Forest High School in Ocala just before the national walkout on gun violence

Posted By on Fri, Apr 20, 2018 at 12:16 PM

Friday morning, a 17-year-old student at Forest High School in Ocala, Florida, was shot and wounded just minutes before the planned national walkout on gun violence. One person was shot in the incident, which the Ocala Police Department say occurred at around 8:42 a.m. The shooter, who is believed to...

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