Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Florida officials say law enforcement is ready for white supremacist's speech at UF

Posted By on Tue, Oct 17, 2017 at 4:27 PM

The commissioner of the Florida Department of Law Enforcement said Tuesday authorities are prepared to handle people who commit or encourage violence when a white-nationalist leader speaks Thursday at the University of Florida. Meanwhile, Gov. Rick Scott got backing from Cabinet members for the state of emergency he declared in...

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Kevin Hart brings his 'Irresponsible Tour' to Orlando for New Year's Eve

Posted By on Tue, Oct 17, 2017 at 3:25 PM

Between allegations of cheating on his pregnant wife and an extortion scandal, Kevin Hart sure has had a long, eventful year. And now he will be bringing a comedic spin to his real life drama during an Orlando performance for New Year's Eve. The comedian will take the stage at...

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Orange County transfers comfort quilt received after Pulse to Las Vegas

Posted By on Tue, Oct 17, 2017 at 3:25 PM

Following a bittersweet tradition, Orange County officials gathered Tuesday to honor the 58 victims of the Las Vegas mass shooting and transfer ownership of the "Comfort Quilt" received locally after the Pulse massacre. The quilt came to Orlando in 2016 after a gunman killed 49 people at the gay nightclub...

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Orlando food truck The Crepe Company announces plans to franchise

Posted By on Tue, Oct 17, 2017 at 2:36 PM

A local food truck is looking to expand its business beyond its usual weekend farmer's market fare. Lisa Fareed, owner of The Crepe Company, announced yesterday she will grow her food truck and catering business into a franchise, according to a press release. She will open more locations through...

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Op-Ed: Fact-based gun research can save lives. So why aren't we doing it?

Posted By on Tue, Oct 17, 2017 at 12:21 PM

Two years ago, I received a call informing me that my son’s school had been placed on lockdown after an active shooter warning was issued in the area. My son and his pre-school classmates were rushed into a supply closet and told to remain silent for hours. When I...

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'The Florida Project' stars talk ice cream, Orange Bird and bittersweet endings

Posted By on Tue, Oct 17, 2017 at 12:07 PM

In a short time, The Florida Project has become the darling of critics and with good reason – the feature film portrays the heartbreaking tale of a single mother and her mischievous 6-year-old daughter struggling to survive in the motels along Kissimmee's dilapidated tourist strip under Disney's shadow. Directed...

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With Virgin partnering with Hyperloop One, Florida's route is now one step closer to reality

Posted By on Tue, Oct 17, 2017 at 11:50 AM

Sir Richard Branson is known for his willingness to embrace new technologies and to approach existing businesses in brand new ways. Branson’s Virgin Group is known for its retail stores, airlines, hotels, and many other businesses. Now Virgin is adding another business to its conglomerate of more than 400. Earlier...

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Epcot just received a 'gigantic' hiccup in its reimagining plans

Posted By on Tue, Oct 17, 2017 at 11:43 AM

Epcot is on the cusp of the most extensive update to the park since its opening in 1982. We now have confirmation of some aspects of this updating; including a Guardians of the Galaxy roller coaster and a Ratatouille ride behind the current France pavilion. Disney has also confirmed that...

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Monday, October 16, 2017

Orlando ranks as third best American city for vegans and vegetarians

Posted By on Mon, Oct 16, 2017 at 4:08 PM

The City Beautiful just became a lot greener, as it was named the third best vegan and vegetarian-friendly city in the U.S. According to Wallethub, a 2016 Harris Poll commissioned by the Vegetarian Resource Group compared the 100 largest U.S. cities across 15 categories. Collected data ranged anywhere from...

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Gov. Scott calls for increased security funding at Jewish day schools

Posted By on Mon, Oct 16, 2017 at 3:35 PM

Following last year's spike in anti-Semitic crimes, Gov. Rick Scott has proposed putting $1 million toward protecting Jewish day schools. Scott announced the plan Monday while speaking at the Katz Hillel Day School in Boca Raton. With next year's legislative approval, the funds would allow Katz Hillel and other...

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