Thursday, July 20, 2017

Snake knocks out power to 22k Florida residents, dies

Posted By on Thu, Jul 20, 2017 at 4:52 PM

The life of a red rat snake came to shocking end yesterday when it came in contact with a high voltage circuit breaker, which subsequently knocked out the power to over 22,000 Jacksonville residents. Poor guy. According to WKOV, the power was restored to all residents shortly after the outage,...

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O.J. Simpson wants to move back to Florida

Posted By on Thu, Jul 20, 2017 at 4:32 PM

O.J. Simpson was granted parole Thursday afternoon for his role in a 2007 confrontation over sports memorabilia, and now he says he plans to move back to his home in Florida. Appearing as inmate No. 1027820, Simpson told the Nevada Board of Parole that he plans to return to the state he...

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Florida gambling officials approve ending dog races at Miami track

Posted By on Thu, Jul 20, 2017 at 4:07 PM

Florida gambling regulators this week gave a Miami dog track permission to ditch greyhound races but keep more lucrative slot machines and card games, in a first-of-its-kind ruling. The Department of Business and Professional Regulation on Wednesday granted a request from West Flagler Associates, which operates Magic City Casino in...

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St. Petersburg mayoral candidate tells black activists to 'go back to Africa'

Posted By on Thu, Jul 20, 2017 at 3:56 PM

A Republican fringe candidate in St. Petersburg's mayoral race has gone viral after a video shows him telling black activists seeking reparations to "go back to Africa." Yes, really. The Tampa Bay Times reports the racist comments from Paul Congemi were in response to supporters of Jesse Nevel, another...

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Florida man bitten by gator while diving for golf balls will keep its head

Posted By on Thu, Jul 20, 2017 at 3:55 PM

Scott Lahodik, a Florida man who was recently bitten by an alligator while diving for used golf balls, says he has decided to keep its severed head. Lahodik, of Vero Lake Estates, was diving for gold balls on July 7 when he was bitten in the arm by a gator....

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36 free concerts happening in Orlando this week

Posted By on Thu, Jul 20, 2017 at 3:30 PM

Wednesday, July 19 Eugene Snowden's Ten Pints of Truth 10 pm at Lil Indies, 1036 N. Mills Ave. Reggae Night with Hor!zen and DJ Red I 10 pm at the Caboose, 1827 N. Orange Ave. The Daniel Heitz Band 10:30 pm at Tanqueray's, 100 S. Orange Ave. Thursday, July 20...

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Dead Oceans act Strand of Oaks return with bigger band and even bigger sound

Posted By on Thu, Jul 20, 2017 at 2:46 PM

THIS LITTLE UNDERGROUND Strand of Oaks and Jason Anderson, The Social, July 19 Dead Oceans act Strand of Oaks really impressed as an opener for labelmate Tallest Man on Earth at the Beacham back in 2013 as just a duo. Now, the Philadelphia-based locomotive of bandleader Tim Showalter is back...

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Suspension dropped for UCF student who graded ex-girlfriend's apology letter

Posted By on Thu, Jul 20, 2017 at 1:49 PM

Nick Lutz, the UCF senior who brutally "graded" his ex-girlfriend's apology letter, has been cleared of suspension charges. Lutz filed an appeal after the university suspended him on Tuesday for tweeting about the letter nearly 5 months ago. UCF sent Lutz a letter declaring his actions to be violations...

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U2 3D concert film to screen at Orlando Science Center

Posted By on Thu, Jul 20, 2017 at 1:18 PM

If you want to see the new 3D concert film released by U2, next weekend's screenings at the Orlando Science Center will be your sole local opportunity. U2 3D was shot in South America during a stop on the "Vertigo" tour and mixes digital 3D imagery and 5.1 Surround Sound. Clearly...

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Atlanta United's incredibly dumb Orlando billboard is already gone

Posted By on Thu, Jul 20, 2017 at 12:09 PM

Well, that was fast. Roughly 24 hours later, a billboard from the MLS club Atlanta United that said "Orlando, We're Coming to Conquer," has been removed. For the brief moment it was up, the billboard attracted quite a bit of criticism from soccer fans and local media, including Orlando Weekly....

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