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Tuesday, July 14, 2020

Florida Sen. Marco Rubio says coronavirus surge is from 'people behaving like people'

Posted By on Tue, Jul 14, 2020 at 1:32 AM

U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., said Monday that Congress is close to figuring out a relief package aimed at small businesses, while he pointed to “negative news” about the coronavirus pandemic affecting travel to areas moving toward reopening. Rubio, during an appearance on CNBC’s “Squawk Box,” also anecdotally attributed...

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Enzian to stage a late night Orlando drive-in screening of 'Rocky Horror Picture Show' at the Plaza Live this weekend

Posted By on Tue, Jul 14, 2020 at 12:43 AM

The Enzian Theater and Bungalower are continuing their run of offsite pop-up drive-in movies, with a just-announced screening of cult favorite glam-horror-musical The Rock Horror Picture Show set for Saturday, July 18. The drive-in's location this time is the parking lot of the Plaza Live in the Milk District....

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Windermere state representative files lawsuit challenging Gov. DeSantis' Florida Supreme Court pick

Posted By on Tue, Jul 14, 2020 at 12:21 AM

A Democratic state representative on Monday filed a lawsuit challenging one of Gov. Ron DeSantis’ latest appointments to the Florida Supreme Court, arguing that Palm Beach County Circuit Judge Renatha Francis is unqualified for the post. DeSantis in May announced that he was appointing Francis and Miami attorney John...

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Monday, July 13, 2020

Bite30 by Orlando Weekly is back July 15-Aug. 16 ... and yes, this year there will be takeout!

Posted By on Mon, Jul 13, 2020 at 11:40 PM

Bite30, the city-wide promotion featuring 30 local restaurants serving $30 prix fixe three-course menus for 30 days, kicks off its rescheduled 2020 promotion this Wednesday, July 15, with an exciting lineup of restaurants, many of which are offering takeout for the first time, and all of whom adhere to...

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Two NBA players test positive for COVID-19 while inside the 'bubble' at Walt Disney World

Posted By on Mon, Jul 13, 2020 at 11:12 PM

As much as the NBA has worked to protect its athletes housed and training inside the Walt Disney World "bubble," the league announced Monday night that two players have tested positive for COVID-19. "Of the 322 players tested for COVID-19 since arriving on the NBA Campus July 7, two...

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Brushing aside Florida's record-setting coronavirus infections, Gov. DeSantis says percentage 'has finally started to decline'

Posted By on Mon, Jul 13, 2020 at 10:22 PM

A defiant Gov. Ron DeSantis faced a tense news conference on Monday at Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami, the day after a record-setting weekend delivered 27,924 new statewide COVID-19 cases between Saturday and Sunday. As his state's coronavirus case total reached 282,435, with a death toll of 4,277, DeSantis took to the podium...

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After a delay, Orlando is now home to one of the world's most unique JW Marriott resorts

Posted By on Mon, Jul 13, 2020 at 4:59 PM

The current pandemic has put a damper on Orlando’s tourism industry, but that hasn’t stopped Marriott from pressing forward with their plans for one of the region’s most anticipated new Disney-area hotels. Originally scheduled to open in March, the JW Marriott Orlando Bonnet Creek Resort & Spa has finally...

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COVID-19 cases soar among Florida prison workers

Posted By on Mon, Jul 13, 2020 at 4:25 PM

The number of Florida correctional workers who had tested positive for COVID-19 climbed to 754 on Friday, according to data released by the state Department of Corrections. The data showed an additional 132 correctional workers had tested positive for the disease since Monday. While workers at dozens of prisons...

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Orlando's AdventHealth CEO says peak hospitalization is yet to come, but 'I wouldn't hesitate to go to Disney'

Posted By on Mon, Jul 13, 2020 at 1:59 PM

Sunday brought another record-high coronavirus caseload in Florida, registering 15,300 new cases in one day and overtaking New York's same-day record of 12,274 in April. One of the hallmarks of the Empire State's crisis was the overburdening of hospitals in March and beyond. Now, as Florida takes center stage globally, Central...

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A Jacksonville woman took a nursing home dishwasher job to visit her husband. These Orlando facilities are hiring right now

Posted By on Mon, Jul 13, 2020 at 12:26 PM

Florida on Sunday reached a record-high same-day increase in COVID-19 infections, peaking at 15,300 more people testing positive. That's way more cases than any other state, nearly twice California's increase of 7,700-plus, and way more than all of Russia's 6,500-plus new cases. At least there was some "warm and fuzzy" Florida news...

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