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Thursday, July 27, 2017

Lynx bus rides will be free for Valencia students, employees

Posted By on Thu, Jul 27, 2017 at 4:57 PM

Starting in late August, Valencia College students and employees will ride the Lynx bus system for free. The college announced Thursday it had signed an agreement with Lynx to provide funding for bus service for Valencia students and employees on all routes. Lynx will also reroute an existing bus route going...

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Florida greyhound trainer could face suspension after high levels of caffeine found in dogs

Posted By on Thu, Jul 27, 2017 at 1:21 PM

An administrative law judge Wednesday ruled that a longtime trainer of racing greyhounds should face a fine and license suspension after caffeine and other substances were found in six dogs at the Palm Beach Kennel Club. Judge F. Scott Boyd issued a recommended order that said trainer Robert G. Dawson...

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UCF Police release intense video on how to survive an active-shooter scenario

Posted By on Thu, Jul 27, 2017 at 12:23 PM

In an effort to create an informed student body, the UCF Police Department released a video explaining what to do in the case of an active-shooter situation. The video, which was released Wednesday, July 26, starts with a man pulling out a long gun in a school building. Sgt. Adam Casebolt...

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Rick Scott pitches pay raises for Florida law enforcement

Posted By on Thu, Jul 27, 2017 at 10:43 AM

As he eyes a run for the U.S. Senate, Gov. Rick Scott on Wednesday unveiled the first piece of his pending election-year budget proposal: a $30 million pay raise for state law-enforcement officers. The initiative would provide the boost in the budget year that begins in July 2018. It would...

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State regulators grapple with Florida Power & Light nuclear plans

Posted By on Thu, Jul 27, 2017 at 10:43 AM

With Florida Power & Light saying it expects to “pause” the project, state regulators next month will wade into a dispute about how to handle the utility's long-discussed plans to add two nuclear reactors in Miami-Dade County. The dispute, detailed in documents filed last week at the Florida Public Service...

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Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Adam Putnam says he's a 'proud NRA sellout'

Posted By on Wed, Jul 26, 2017 at 3:53 PM

Adam Putnam is currently Florida's Agriculture Commissioner. He's also a Republican candidate for governor and a self-described "NRA sellout." On Monday, Tampa Bay Times columnist Daniel Ruth published an opinion piece called "Adam Putnam sells out to the NRA," which is a compliment to Putnam, a big tough man's man...

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AHF opens new HIV clinic in Orlando to address local epidemic

Posted By on Wed, Jul 26, 2017 at 3:19 PM

A recently opened HIV health care center in Orlando plans to address the rising number of new HIV diagnoses in Central Florida. Local elected officials joined members of the AIDS Healthcare Foundation on Tuesday for a ribbon-cutting ceremony in front of AHF's new clinic in Orlando at 1701 N. Mills Ave., next...

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Florida grapples with increase in card skimmers

Posted By on Wed, Jul 26, 2017 at 1:51 PM

Credit-card skimming devices at Florida gas stations and stores are on a dramatic rise this year. State figures show 315 skimmers had been discovered at Florida gas pumps through July 18, compared to 120 skimmers discovered through the first seven months of 2016. That represents a 160 percent increase in...

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Orlando protesters rally against Obamacare repeal at Marco Rubio's downtown office

Posted By on Wed, Jul 26, 2017 at 1:51 PM

Under the blazing sun, protesters in Orlando rallied in front of U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio's downtown office, chanting "Shame! Shame! Shame!" against Republican senators like Rubio who voted Tuesday to open debate on the repeal and replacement of the Affordable Care Act. The latest health care overhaul bill from the GOP would...

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Always think twice before taking a bath in a retention pond

Posted By on Wed, Jul 26, 2017 at 12:58 PM

A homeless man was taking a bath in a Florida retention pond this week and got his toes bit off by an alligator. This, among other reasons, is why you should always think twice about taking a bath in a retention pond. According to WINK TV, 68-year-old Frederic Iman was...

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