Friday, September 21, 2018

Puerto Rican community remembers Hurricane María victims at Orlando vigil

Posted By on Fri, Sep 21, 2018 at 8:13 PM

A year ago, Jarlier Figueroa Sevilla remembers looking up at the calm sky from his home in Manatí, Puerto Rico as the eye of Hurricane María passed over his home. "It was so peaceful," he recalls in Spanish. "Just before, I had seen roofs fly. I had seen my son's face,...

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The Florida GOP keeps making Anna Eskamani look cool as hell

Posted By on Fri, Sep 21, 2018 at 3:39 PM

The Florida GOP seems to be on a mission to make Anna Eskamani, a Democrat running for Central Florida's House District 47, look incredibly cool to her constituents, and it's definitely working. Over the past couple of weeks, the Florida Republican Party has paid for two mailers, both showing Eskamani in...

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Want a Trader Joe's in downtown Orlando, or an Apple Store? Developers want your opinion on what to do with Ferg's Depot

Posted By on Fri, Sep 21, 2018 at 2:17 PM

Orlando residents now have the opportunity to vote on what developers should do with the historic Church Street Train Depot in downtown Orlando, briefly known as Ferg's Depot. A poll set up by new owners Rob and Joe Nunzaita allows the public to vote for their favorite retail or dining choice....

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Brace yourself, the Princeton Street exit on I-4 is about to get weird

Posted By on Fri, Sep 21, 2018 at 2:10 PM

Orlando drivers can expect a pretty dramatic change to I-4's Princeton Street exit starting Saturday, Sept. 22. The eastbound I-4 Exit 85 will shift almost two miles further west than it was previously located. This will set the new exit location closer to Colonial Drive, with the new entrance point...

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Hurricane season is far from over, as four new systems begin to form in Atlantic

Posted By on Fri, Sep 21, 2018 at 1:41 PM

The "peak" of hurricane season may have past, but four new systems are beginning to form in the Atlantic and the Caribbean. According to the National Hurricane Center, there are currently two areas in the Caribbean with low chances of becoming storms, and one area in the Atlantic with...

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Publix frees the beard

Posted By on Fri, Sep 21, 2018 at 12:39 PM

Publix freed the beard Friday morning when the supermarket chain announced it would reverse company policy and allow store employees to grow beards starting Sept. 29. For years, the Lakeland-based grocery chain has banned beards and long hair for male employees, but conservative mustaches like the pencil mustache of founder...

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Groups challenge Rick Scott's move to appoint Florida Supreme Court justices

Posted By on Fri, Sep 21, 2018 at 12:13 PM

In a widely anticipated move, two voting-rights groups asked the Florida Supreme Court on Thursday to block an attempt by Gov. Rick Scott to appoint replacements for three justices whose terms will end as the governor’s tenure comes to a close in January. Scott this month initiated the selection...

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Orlando dentist offers free dental care event next month

Posted By on Fri, Sep 21, 2018 at 11:28 AM

All About Beautiful Smiles is offering another Free Dental Day event. Broken down between two days, Friday and Saturday, the event marks the seventh annual free treatment day provided by the company. The event will be prepared to host and provide dental screenings to up to 170 guests. According...

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UCF says $13.8 million in building projects was also improperly funded

Posted By on Fri, Sep 21, 2018 at 10:59 AM

University of Central Florida officials on Thursday identified a potential $13.8 million in improperly funded building projects as they continued an investigation into the misuse of state operating funds. The eight additional projects were flagged as UCF officials began reviewing spending and procedures after a state audit determined in...

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Use of Florida's drug database increases amid opioid fight

Posted By on Fri, Sep 21, 2018 at 10:47 AM

One of Florida’s main weapons to thwart “doctor shopping” has been expanding substantially after the passage of a tough new law aimed at addressing the continuing opioid crisis. State officials said Thursday that more than 92,000 health-care providers had registered to use an electronic database that tracks patients who...

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