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Monday, October 18, 2021

Bodycam footage shows Flagler County deputy saving 3-year-old from house fire

Posted By on Mon, Oct 18, 2021 at 12:07 PM

Bodycam footage released by the Flagler County Sheriff's Office shows a deputy rescuing a 3-year-old from a house fire. K-9 Deputy First Class Marcus Dawson arrived at the scene of the fire ahead of firefighters and the video begins with him talking to a neighbor about whether or not...

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Florida's new election law brings increased costs, reduced service in several counties

Posted By on Mon, Oct 18, 2021 at 10:20 AM

Election supervisors in some Florida counties say they will need thousands of dollars in additional funding to meet requirements of a new election law signed by Gov. Ron DeSantis. To cover the additional costs, at least one county is reducing the number of ballot drop-off boxes, making voting less...

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Florida adds nearly 1200 COVID-19 deaths this week, approaches 58,000 total

Posted By on Mon, Oct 18, 2021 at 10:12 AM

Nearly 58,000 Florida residents have died of COVID-19 since the pandemic started in early 2020, according to a report released Friday by the state Department of Health. The report listed 57,859 deaths as of Thursday. That was up from 56,667 in a report issued last week. Lags in reporting...

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Friday, October 15, 2021

Florida Department of Health pushes long-term rule against school mask mandates, required quarantines

Posted By on Fri, Oct 15, 2021 at 4:04 PM

The Florida Department of Health on Friday proposed a long-term rule to try to prevent school mask mandates and give parents more authority to decide whether children who have been exposed to COVID-19 should be able to attend school. The department published the proposed rule as it tries to...

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With international travelers returning to Orlando, dinner theater entertainers hope to get back to something like normal

Posted By on Fri, Oct 15, 2021 at 12:53 PM

Last week, Disney World announced more live entertainment would be returning to the resort in the coming weeks. Character meet-and-greets, resort entertainment, live musical acts, and multiple stage shows will all be returning this fall. The move is one of the biggest signs yet that things are slowly settling...

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SeaWorld Orlando's decrepit Wild Arctic simulator isn't long for this world

Posted By on Fri, Oct 15, 2021 at 12:44 PM

SeaWorld has hoped to replace its dated Wild Arctic simulator attraction for years. Rumors swirled of a replacement as early as 2011, but it has persisted. In the years following, SeaWorld faced a tailspin of problems that eventually saw the company replace nearly all of its leadership and go...

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Following a pandemic lull, Universal Studios Florida has major changes planned for next year

Posted By on Fri, Oct 15, 2021 at 12:34 PM

With attendance back up and profits rolling in, the delays Universal Parks saw during the pandemic are long gone. In Beijing, the Universal Studios resort opened last month, and Orlando’s Epic Universe theme park has been a hive of activity as construction begins to ramp out on that project....

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WATCH: Central Florida man jumps into Intracoastal to try and swim away from police following chase

Posted By on Fri, Oct 15, 2021 at 12:29 PM

A convicted bank robber with warrants out for his arrest wasn't ready to go to prison without some kind of fight. Bodycam footage released by Volusia County Sheriff's Office shows Melbourne resident Edward Sotelo ramming police cars and jumping into the Intracoastal Waterway in an attempt to flee from...

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White Ring are coming in November to show Orlando heaven

Posted By on Fri, Oct 15, 2021 at 12:14 PM

It's just after Halloween, but early November is still the perfect time of year for Witch House pioneers White Ring to materialize in Will's Pub. The eldritch duo, newly relocated to South Florida, will be venturing up for a live "ritual" on Friday, Nov. 5, aided and abetted by...

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Florida leads nation in nursing home deaths from COVID-19

Posted By on Fri, Oct 15, 2021 at 11:10 AM

Florida led the nation in the rate of COVID-19 nursing-home deaths during a four-week period that ended Sept. 19, according to a report published Thursday by the senior-advocacy group AARP. The report, which relies on federal data, said Florida nursing homes reported 289 resident deaths from COVID-19 during the...

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