Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Orlando's toilets get an Instagram account

Posted By on Tue, Jun 27, 2017 at 4:29 PM

Local toilets, in all their myriad colors, cleanliness, and flushing apparatuses, are getting recognition for the roles they play in Orlando establishments on a new Instagram account, according to the Bungalower. And maybe they should, since a visit to an unclean or cramped bathroom can ruin an otherwise enjoyable night out....

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Florida justices asked to reconsider overturning death sentence for Bessman Okafor

Posted By on Tue, Jun 27, 2017 at 4:14 PM

Attorney General Pam Bondi's office has asked the Florida Supreme Court to reconsider a ruling that overturned the death sentence of a man convicted in a high-profile home invasion murder in Orange County. The state late Friday filed a motion for a rehearing in the case of Bessman Okafor, who...

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Rare Festival 2017 announces full lineup including Travis Scott, Lil Dicky and Carnage

Posted By on Tue, Jun 27, 2017 at 2:56 PM

Producer and superstar DJ (and now festival curator) Carnage has announced the full lineup for the 2017 edition of his Rare Festival that will be hitting Orlando in October. And it's pretty unbelievable. Headlined by Travis Scott and Carnage, the event will also feature performances from Zhu, Lil Dicky, Super Duper...

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Southern Fried Sunday joins with Lauris Vidal's Citrus Circuit Tour, now has own BBQ sauce

Posted By on Tue, Jun 27, 2017 at 2:41 PM

THIS LITTLE UNDERGROUND Southern Fried Sunday Citrus Circuit Edition, Will's Pub, June 25 Southern Fried Sunday is known for its lineups, but the latest was a particularly exceptional one. The Citrus Circuit Tour is a roving showcase of Florida talent that area folkie Lauris Vidal has organized in the...

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New York unveils plans for memorial to Pulse victims, LGBTQ community

Posted By on Tue, Jun 27, 2017 at 1:43 PM

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo unveiled the design this week for a memorial dedicated to the LGBTQ community and to the 49 victims killed in a mass shooting at the gay nightclub Pulse. The monument, which will be located in New York City’s Greenwich Village, is also dedicated to all victims...

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Emo innovators Turnover announce Orlando show for October

Posted By on Tue, Jun 27, 2017 at 1:29 PM

Emo-turned-dreampop purveyors Turnover have announced dates for an extensive U.S. tour set for the Autumn with Elvis Depressedly and an Orlando show is on the books. The band will be touring behind new album Good Nature, an ambitious new suite of songs that takes in psych, blues and jazz influences....

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Orlando International Airport bans medical marijuana despite legalization

Posted By on Tue, Jun 27, 2017 at 12:43 PM

Orlando International Airport has decided to ban medical marijuana despite it being legal in the state of Florida. WMFE 90.7 reports the airport is planning to install signs warning passengers that any cannabis, medical or recreational, could be confiscated at the airport. Last year, about 71 percent of Florida voters...

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Rick Scott cites London fire in vetoing bill easing protections for condos

Posted By on Tue, Jun 27, 2017 at 10:56 AM

Pointing to a high-rise fire in London that killed dozens of residents, Gov. Rick Scott late Monday vetoed a bill that would have eased fire-protection requirements for older condominium buildings in Florida. The bill (HB 653), which passed the Legislature with only one dissenting vote, dealt with requirements for retrofitting...

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Florida Legislature can't decide who should replace Confederate general in D.C. National Statuary Hall

Posted By on Tue, Jun 27, 2017 at 10:33 AM

Lawmakers trying to settle on a new statue to represent Florida at the U.S. Capitol say they will take another shot next year, after legislation to pick the replacement for a Confederate general's likeness got bottled up in a state House committee. The Legislature voted in 2016 to replace Gen....

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A new hotel is rumored to be headed to WDW, but Disney might not be building it

Posted By on Tue, Jun 27, 2017 at 8:34 AM

With all the major new attractions and updates throughout Walt Disney World happening over the next few years, it’s no wonder that the resort may need more hotel rooms. Theme park industry insider Jim Hill has even suggested that Disney is looking to sell out all of Walt Disney...

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