Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Everything we know so far about Universal's upcoming Harry Potter roller coaster

Posted By on Tue, Jan 16, 2018 at 7:00 AM

Universal has called the attraction, which is replacing Dragon Challenge, “one of the most highly-themed coaster experiences” they’ve ever created and noted that it would “combine a new level of storytelling with an action-packed adventure.” There have been two competing rumors regarding what the new family coaster will be. As...

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Monday, January 15, 2018

Credo will close their downtown Orlando location this month

Posted By on Mon, Jan 15, 2018 at 3:38 PM

The name-your-price coffee shop Credo announced that they are closing their downtown location in the Church Street Exchange building. The announcement on their Facebook page says that Friday, Jan. 26, will be their last day of service at the downtown location, coming just two years after opening in 2016. Credo is...

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After almost 30 years, synth-pop icons Book of Love revive the Visage vibe in Orlando return

Posted By on Mon, Jan 15, 2018 at 3:14 PM

THIS LITTLE UNDERGROUND Book of Love, The Social, Jan. 14 In the ‘80s, Book of Love rocked the bells for some of us even more than LL Cool J did. Although responsible for only a couple truly noteworthy records, their first two albums – Book of Love and Lullaby –...

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Florida prisoners plan to strike against unpaid labor, brutal conditions

Posted By on Mon, Jan 15, 2018 at 2:15 PM

Florida prisoners are planning to go on strike on Martin Luther King Jr. Day to protest unpaid labor and brutal conditions in the state's prison system. State prisoners performed 3.15 million hours of work in 2017 valued at more than $38 million with state and local agencies, which includes construction,...

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Miami congresswoman Frederica Wilson will boycott Trump's State of the Union speech

Posted By on Mon, Jan 15, 2018 at 2:06 PM

U.S. Rep. Frederica Wilson will boycott President Donald Trump's first State of the Union address because of Trump's "recent racist and incendiary remarks about Haiti and African nations." The Miami Democrat and Trump feuded last year over a condolence call made by the president to the widow of U.S. Army Sgt....

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A baby hippo was born at Disney's Animal Kingdom last night

Posted By on Mon, Jan 15, 2018 at 12:54 PM

Disney's Animal Kingdom is celebrating the birth of another family member. Disney recently announced that a newborn Nile hippopotamus, which doesn't have a name yet, was born at 10 p.m. Saturday night. The new addition is the first hippo born in the park in 13 years. The newborn calf and her...

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The Villages will soon have an autonomous taxi service

Posted By on Mon, Jan 15, 2018 at 10:59 AM

At 32 square miles, 750 miles of road, and 125,000 residents, The Villages clock in as one of the largest retirement communities in the world. The development, which began in the 1980s as a typical mobile home park, now has three downtowns, thirty-eight golf courses, and a reputation for drunken...

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Florida casino cruise goes up in flames, leaving one dead

Posted By on Mon, Jan 15, 2018 at 10:51 AM

On Sunday afternoon, a shuttle boat carrying people to the Tropical Breeze Casino Cruise caught fire off Florida’s Gulf Coast, forcing about 50 passengers and crew members to abandon ship for the cold, shallow waters. Port Richey police said 15 people were injured as a result of the fire,...

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Florida House lawmakers are trying to eliminate red-light cameras again

Posted By on Mon, Jan 15, 2018 at 10:29 AM

With little comment, the House voted Friday to eliminate the red-light camera statute that lawmakers have targeted since the Mark Wandall Traffic Safety Act of 2010 was created. The proposal (HB 6001) now awaits action from the Senate, which in the past hasn’t been as supportive of overturning the...

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Florida unlikely to mandate work requirement for Medicaid beneficiaries

Posted By on Mon, Jan 15, 2018 at 10:28 AM

While the Trump administration signaled willingness this week to allow work requirements for Medicaid beneficiaries, the Florida Legislature is unlikely to move ahead with such a mandate this year. House Speaker Richard Corcoran, R-Land O’ Lakes, told The News Service of Florida on Wednesday that the state’s $26 billion...

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