Friday, July 13, 2018

Florida gun lobbyist Marion Hammer is suing people because she feels unsafe

Posted By on Fri, Jul 13, 2018 at 5:15 PM

Marion Hammer, one of the nation’s most renowned gun lobbyists and former president of the National Rifle Association, has a name that’s almost synonymous with the debate around gun reform. For decades, Hammer has helped lead the charge for various efforts to remove existing gun laws, using Florida as...

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Orlando Magic suspend partnership with Papa John's

Posted By on Fri, Jul 13, 2018 at 4:57 PM

The Orlando Magic have officially suspended their partnership with Papa John's after news broke earlier this week that former chairman John Schnatter said the N-word during a media training exercise back in May. The basketball organization made the announcement on Twitter Friday evening, officially halting their relationship with the...

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The country's first underwater museum is now open off the coast of Florida, and it's free

Posted By on Fri, Jul 13, 2018 at 4:40 PM

Right off the coast of Florida, the nation's first underwater museum has made its debut in the Gulf of Mexico. Found off Grayton Beach State Park in South Walton, the Underwater Museum of Art covers one acre of the Gulf's ocean floor and reaches depths from 50 to 60 feet...

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Rick Scott tells Florida officials not to enforce his own dumb beach law

Posted By on Fri, Jul 13, 2018 at 3:50 PM

Seems like Florida Gov. Rick Scott is having some serious buyer's remorse. The governor issued an executive order Thursday blocking state agencies from taking action to limit public beach access, contradicting a law Scott signed back in March that made it easier for property owners to kick people off...

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Orlando punks Teenagers release new album this weekend

Posted By on Fri, Jul 13, 2018 at 3:42 PM

Orlando punk survivors Teen Agers today unveiled their new album When We Were on their own Bandcamp page, coinciding with a physical release on colored vinyl through Smartpunk Records, also home to Gaslight Anthem and the Used. And what better way to celebrate their first album in five years...

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Florida lawmakers are pressing FDOT for answers about I-4 being $100 million over budget

Posted By on Fri, Jul 13, 2018 at 3:07 PM

After a recent report found that work being done on I-4 is hundreds of days behind schedule and millions of dollars over budget, three Central Florida representatives are looking for answers. Moody's Investment Service report found that the "I-4 Ultimate" project is 245 days behind schedule and $100 million...

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Sam Smith stopped by the Pulse memorial after his Orlando concert

Posted By on Fri, Jul 13, 2018 at 3:04 PM

Sam Smith, the singer behind "Stay With Me" and other massive pop hits, paid tribute to Pulse victims and their families this week after his show in Orlando. Smith performed at the Amway Center Wednesday evening, and apparently made the most of his time in Orlando. The Grammy award-winning singer took...

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UCF has a penis problem

Posted By on Fri, Jul 13, 2018 at 2:21 PM

In less than one week, there have been three separate incidents involving assault and indecent exposure at UCF's main campus, two involving women being followed or flashed. As of today, the UCF Police Department said they don't have reason to believe the incidents involve the same suspect(s). On Twitter, UCFPD...

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Here's an incredibly dumb attack ad targeting Anna Eskamani

Posted By on Fri, Jul 13, 2018 at 12:09 PM

A new attack ad targeting Anna Eskamani, a Democrat running for Central Florida's House District 47,  argues that the candidate has done some "extreme" and scary things like marching for women's equality and speaking out against transphobia. The ad, titled "Extreme Anna Eskamani," hilariously starts out with a "vulgar language"...

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Trump endorses Florida Rep. Matt Gaetz, his favorite attack dog

Posted By on Fri, Jul 13, 2018 at 11:54 AM

As if no one saw this coming, U.S. Rep. Matt Gaetz nabbed an endorsement from President Donald Trump this morning via – you guessed it – Twitter. Although the libertarian-ish conservative is heavily favored to win, Gaetz faces an Aug. 28 primary election with two Republican challengers, John Mills...

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