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Orlando Sentinel
Longwood switches to silent meditations as invocation issue continues to percolateThe controversial issue of prayer in government surfaced again in Central Flori
Orlando Sentinel / Posted 37 minutes ago
The controversial issue of prayer in government surfaced again in Central Florida last week when Longwood commissioners agreed to open their meetings by asking those attending to stand and bow their heads in silence, ending a nearly four-year policy... Read more
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Orlando Sentinel
Jewish day school opens doors to non-Jewish studentsFor four decades, the Jewish Academy of Orlando has educated Jewish students in
Orlando Sentinel / Posted 37 minutes ago
For four decades, the Jewish Academy of Orlando has educated Jewish students in Central Florida. Now, for the first time, the day school has decided to admit students who aren’t Jewish. The school, open to kindergartners through fifth-graders, made... Read more
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The Daily Commercial
LSSC baseball team going with youth movementjunior-college baseball. “Every year, we have to (play) Santa Fe College, St.
The Daily Commercial / Posted 3 hours ago
junior-college baseball. “Every year, we have to (play) Santa Fe College, St. Johns River State College and the College of Central Florida, just to name a few,” Billings said. “Santa Fe and St. Johns are usually nationally ranked and a lot of kids... Read more
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Orlando Sentinel
Central Florida's economy poised for more expansion in 2018Piñeiro took his wife and 6-year-old son to Disney World on vacation in Septemb
Orlando Sentinel / Posted 4 hours ago
Piñeiro took his wife and 6-year-old son to Disney World on vacation in September, he didn’t know they’d be staying in Central Florida indefinitely. He didn’t know he would have to find a job in Orlando, a school for his son, and a home for... Read more
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Daytona Beach News-Journal
OUR VIEW: Stop eroding home rulein Florida is that it is such a diverse state, geographically and culturally. T
Daytona Beach News-Journal / Posted 7 hours ago
in Florida is that it is such a diverse state, geographically and culturally. The Panhandle has little in common with Central Florida, which is quite different from South Florida. The old saying about the Sunshine State — “The farther south... Read more
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give me sport
Why the future of the Orlando Magic isn’t as bleak as it may seemare manmade ones, along with a number of exhilarating theme parks like Disney W
give me sport / Posted 8 hours ago
are manmade ones, along with a number of exhilarating theme parks like Disney World and Universal Studios. In many ways, central Florida weather can even be considered better than South Florida’s. However, Orlando is often-times ignored when... Read more
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Op-Ed News
The Worst Thing About Federal Governmentthe William Lloyd Garrison Center for Libertarian Advocacy Journalism (thegarri
Op-Ed News / Posted 9 hours ago
the William Lloyd Garrison Center for Libertarian Advocacy Journalism (thegarrisoncenter.org). He lives and works in north central Florida. Share Author on Social Media Go To CommentingThe views expressed herein are the sole responsibility of the... Read more
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SportingNews
2018 NFL Draft watch: Top performers at East-West Shrine Game and NFLPA Collegiate BowlBowl. He was extremely disruptive against both the pass and rush thanks to his
SportingNews / Posted 10 hours ago
Bowl. He was extremely disruptive against both the pass and rush thanks to his quickness and length. Tony Guerad, DT, Central Florida — Guerad is strong and athletic with great size at 6-4, 310. He somehow manages to even play bigger and was a... Read more
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The Tampa Tribune
Career Source 1y inch 1board members pay Peachey as though he�s working two full-time jobs. Pamela Na
The Tampa Tribune / Posted 11 hours ago
board members pay Peachey as though he�s working two full-time jobs. Pamela Nabors, the CEO and president of CareerSource Central Florida, which includes metro Orlando and serves a population similar to Pinellas and Hillsborough, made $186,000 in... Read more
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Springfield News-Sun
Florida group raffles off rifle to benefit children's programChannel 9 found out that phone calls to buy tickets for the raffle go to three
Springfield News-Sun / Posted 14 hours ago
Channel 9 found out that phone calls to buy tickets for the raffle go to three Central Florida county jails. The flyer advertising the raffle was created by the Florida Council on Crime and Delinquency. It advertises a chance to win an AR-15 rifle.... Read more
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WPXI Pittsburgh
Florida group raffles off rifle to benefit children's programChannel 9 found out that phone calls to buy tickets for the raffle go to three
WPXI Pittsburgh / Posted 14 hours ago
Channel 9 found out that phone calls to buy tickets for the raffle go to three Central Florida county jails. The flyer advertising the raffle was created by the Florida Council on Crime and Delinquency. It advertises a chance to win an AR-15 rifle.... Read more
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Lowell Sun
Pevear: Playoff matchups favor the Patriotsgo. His career record -- including this playoff run -- is 23-40. However, the t
Lowell Sun / Posted 14 hours ago
go. His career record -- including this playoff run -- is 23-40. However, the third overall pick in the 2014 draft out of Central Florida is big (6-foot-5, 232 pounds) and mobile. Bortles has scrambled for 123 yards in Jacksonville's two playoff... Read more
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WSOC-TV Charlotte
Florida group raffles off rifle to benefit children's programChannel 9 found out that phone calls to buy tickets for the raffle go to three
WSOC-TV Charlotte / Posted 14 hours ago
Channel 9 found out that phone calls to buy tickets for the raffle go to three Central Florida county jails. The flyer advertising the raffle was created by the Florida Council on Crime and Delinquency. It advertises a chance to win an AR-15 rifle.... Read more
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WSB-TV 2 Atlanta
Florida group raffles off rifle to benefit children's programChannel 9 found out that phone calls to buy tickets for the raffle go to three
WSB-TV 2 Atlanta / Posted 14 hours ago
Channel 9 found out that phone calls to buy tickets for the raffle go to three Central Florida county jails. The flyer advertising the raffle was created by the Florida Council on Crime and Delinquency. It advertises a chance to win an AR-15 rifle.... Read more
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ajc.com
Florida group raffles off rifle to benefit children's programdisadvantaged children. (Photo: WFTV.com) Channel 9 found out that phone calls
ajc.com / Posted 14 hours ago
disadvantaged children. (Photo: WFTV.com) Channel 9 found out that phone calls to buy tickets for the raffle go to three Central Florida county jails. The flyer advertising the raffle was created by the Florida Council on Crime and... Read more
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The Palm Beach Post
Florida group raffles off rifle to benefit children's programdisadvantaged children. (Photo: WFTV.com) Channel 9 found out that phone calls
The Palm Beach Post / Posted 15 hours ago
disadvantaged children. (Photo: WFTV.com) Channel 9 found out that phone calls to buy tickets for the raffle go to three Central Florida county jails. The flyer advertising the raffle was created by the Florida Council on Crime and... Read more
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Dayton Daily News
Florida group raffles off rifle to benefit children's programdisadvantaged children. (Photo: WFTV.com) Channel 9 found out that phone calls
Dayton Daily News / Posted 15 hours ago
disadvantaged children. (Photo: WFTV.com) Channel 9 found out that phone calls to buy tickets for the raffle go to three Central Florida county jails. The flyer advertising the raffle was created by the Florida Council on Crime and... Read more
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WPXI Pittsburgh
Florida group raffles off rifle to benefit children's programChannel 9 found out that phone calls to buy tickets for the raffle go to three
WPXI Pittsburgh / Posted 15 hours ago
Channel 9 found out that phone calls to buy tickets for the raffle go to three Central Florida county jails. The flyer advertising the raffle was created by the Florida Council on Crime and Delinquency. It advertises a chance to win an AR-15 rifle.... Read more
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The Hamilton Journal News
Florida group raffles off rifle to benefit children's programdisadvantaged children. (Photo: WFTV.com) Channel 9 found out that phone calls
The Hamilton Journal News / Posted 15 hours ago
disadvantaged children. (Photo: WFTV.com) Channel 9 found out that phone calls to buy tickets for the raffle go to three Central Florida county jails. The flyer advertising the raffle was created by the Florida Council on Crime and... Read more
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ABC 7 Gulfshore News
No. 7 Wichita St loses 2nd straight, falls to Houston 73-59State played its first game against the Cougars in Houston since Jan. 2, 1960.
ABC 7 Gulfshore News / Posted 18 hours ago
State played its first game against the Cougars in Houston since Jan. 2, 1960. UP NEXT Wichita State: The Shockers host Central Florida on Thursday. Houston: Hosts South Florida on Jan. 28. Copyright 2018 The Associated Press. All rights... Read more
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WPXI Pittsburgh
No. 7 Wichita St loses 2nd straight, falls to Houston 73-59of the game. IT'S BEEN A WHILE Wichita State played its first game against th
WPXI Pittsburgh / Posted 18 hours ago
of the game. IT'S BEEN A WHILE Wichita State played its first game against the Cougars in Houston since Jan. 2, 1960. UP NEXT Wichita State: The Shockers host Central Florida on Thursday. Houston: Hosts South Florida on Jan... Read more
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WSOC-TV Charlotte
No. 7 Wichita St loses 2nd straight, falls to Houston 73-59of the game. IT'S BEEN A WHILE Wichita State played its first game against th
WSOC-TV Charlotte / Posted 18 hours ago
of the game. IT'S BEEN A WHILE Wichita State played its first game against the Cougars in Houston since Jan. 2, 1960. UP NEXT Wichita State: The Shockers host Central Florida on Thursday. Houston: Hosts South Florida on Jan... Read more
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KTVN Reno
No. 7 Wichita St loses 2nd straight, falls to Houston 73-59State played its first game against the Cougars in Houston since Jan. 2, 1960.
KTVN Reno / Posted 18 hours ago
State played its first game against the Cougars in Houston since Jan. 2, 1960. UP NEXT Wichita State: The Shockers host Central Florida on Thursday. Houston: Hosts South Florida on Jan. 28. Copyright 2018 The Associated Press. All rights... Read more
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WSB-TV 2 Atlanta
No. 7 Wichita St loses 2nd straight, falls to Houston 73-59of the game. IT'S BEEN A WHILE Wichita State played its first game against th
WSB-TV 2 Atlanta / Posted 18 hours ago
of the game. IT'S BEEN A WHILE Wichita State played its first game against the Cougars in Houston since Jan. 2, 1960. UP NEXT Wichita State: The Shockers host Central Florida on Thursday. Houston: Hosts South Florida on Jan... Read more
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WFTV 9 Orlando
No. 7 Wichita St loses 2nd straight, falls to Houston 73-59of the game. IT'S BEEN A WHILE Wichita State played its first game against th
WFTV 9 Orlando / Posted 18 hours ago
of the game. IT'S BEEN A WHILE Wichita State played its first game against the Cougars in Houston since Jan. 2, 1960. UP NEXT Wichita State: The Shockers host Central Florida on Thursday. Houston: Hosts South Florida on Jan... Read more
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Island Packet
No. 7 Wichita St loses 2nd straight, falls to Houston 73-59the anniversary of the game. IT'S BEEN A WHILE Wichita State played its first
Island Packet / Posted 18 hours ago
the anniversary of the game. IT'S BEEN A WHILE Wichita State played its first game against the Cougars in Houston since Jan. 2, 1960. UP NEXT Wichita State: The Shockers host Central Florida on Thursday. Houston: Hosts South Florida on Jan... Read more
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WFTV 9 Orlando
2 high school students die in high-speed crash in FloridaSILVER SPRINGS, Fla. (AP) - Authorities say two teenagers died in a high-speed
WFTV 9 Orlando / Posted 22 hours ago
SILVER SPRINGS, Fla. (AP) - Authorities say two teenagers died in a high-speed automobile crash in north central Florida. The Ocala Star-Banner reports that the two high school students, 16-year-old William Wetherington and 17-year-old Katherine... Read more
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The Florida Times-Union
Support Groupsof Florida, 3027 San Diego Road. Child care provided. (904) 493-8306. • Leukem
The Florida Times-Union / Posted yesterday
of Florida, 3027 San Diego Road. Child care provided. (904) 493-8306. • Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, Northern and Central Florida Chapter, 6:15 p.m. fourth Thursday, 7077 Bonneval Road, second floor conference floor. (904) 332-6414 or... Read more
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San Antonio Express-News
Game TimeNevada-Las Vegas at Colorado St., CBSSN 6:00: Baylor at Kansas, ESPN 6:00: Te
San Antonio Express-News / Posted yesterday
Nevada-Las Vegas at Colorado St., CBSSN 6:00: Baylor at Kansas, ESPN 6:00: Tennessee at South Carolina, ESPN2 6:00: Central Florida at South Florida, ESPNU 6:00: Tulane at Southern Methodist, ESPNews 6:00: Utah Valley at New Mexico St.,... Read more
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The Tampa Tribune
Rick Scott’s picks for wildlife commission have no wildlife expertisecompany that employs Lester offers another perk for some politicians. It has fr
The Tampa Tribune / Posted yesterday
company that employs Lester offers another perk for some politicians. It has frequently thrown open the gates of the Central Florida mega-retirement mecca for Republican candidates, including Scott, to hold rallies among the... Read more
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Orlando Sentinel
From small town in Volusia, Chipper Jones constructs Hall of Fame-worthy careerWhen his family lived in Central Florida, Larry Jones’ backyard doubled as a la
Orlando Sentinel / Posted yesterday
When his family lived in Central Florida, Larry Jones’ backyard doubled as a land of make-believe. His son played a starring role. The only child of Larry and his wife, Lynne, spent countless hours with his father bonding over their shared love —... Read more
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Orlando Sentinel
Health Newstwo relatively mild seasons, the flu virus is once again proving its unpredicta
Orlando Sentinel / Posted yesterday
two relatively mild seasons, the flu virus is once again proving its unpredictable nature, peaking earlier than usual in Central Florida and on track to become the most widespread outbreak in recent history, affecting the entire country. Local... Read more
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Orlando Sentinel
Family of victim in Osceola County murder-hire plot: 'Justice will be served'spokesman for the Osceola County Sheriff’s Office. The case has garnered the a
Orlando Sentinel / Posted yesterday
spokesman for the Osceola County Sheriff’s Office. The case has garnered the attention of the Puerto Rican community in Central Florida and on the island, where there is no death penalty and criminal laws tend to be more lenient. The three... Read more
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Orlando Sentinel
December boosts Orlando hotels' tallies for yearCentral Florida hotels recorded strong finishes in 2017, experiencing surges in
Orlando Sentinel / Posted yesterday
Central Florida hotels recorded strong finishes in 2017, experiencing surges in their occupancy rates and revenue-per-room figures for December. The occupancy rate for the month was 78.6 percent, up 8.6 percent over December of 2016. The... Read more
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Bay News 9 Tampa Bay
Family speaks before service for alleged murder-for-hire victimwas mistakenly targeted and murdered," Gibson said. The Sheriff's Office said
Bay News 9 Tampa Bay / Posted yesterday
was mistakenly targeted and murdered," Gibson said. The Sheriff's Office said all three charged in the killing arrived in Central Florida from Puerto Rico on Dec. 26, 2017. It is still unclear how they know each other, how the killing was arranged... Read more
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The Sacramento Bee
NFL draft teems with underclassmen; which could tempt 49ers?Ridley, Alabama Korey Robertson, Southern Mississippi Equanimeous St. Brown,
The Sacramento Bee / Posted yesterday
Ridley, Alabama Korey Robertson, Southern Mississippi Equanimeous St. Brown, Notre Dame Tre'Quan Smith*, Central Florida Courtland Sutton*, SMU Auden Tate, Florida State Tight ends Jordin Akins*, Central Florida Mark Andrews,... Read more
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The Tampa Tribune
High school Girl Scouts connect with mentors at ‘Camp CEO’Girl Scouts came together in Camp Wai Lani�s main lodge in Palm Harbor on Sunda
The Tampa Tribune / Posted yesterday
Girl Scouts came together in Camp Wai Lani�s main lodge in Palm Harbor on Sunday. The final day of the Girl Scouts of West Central Florida�s (GSWCF) "Camp CEO" was in its final hours, and the participants gathered together with coaches and mentors... Read more
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The Providence Journal
URI's Fleming saw Bortles' competitive spirit early ontimbritton The moment when Jim Fleming knew Blake Bortles was legit didn't com
The Providence Journal / Posted yesterday
timbritton The moment when Jim Fleming knew Blake Bortles was legit didn't come on a gameday. It wasn't when Bortles led Central Florida to its first-ever win over a Big Ten school at Penn State or its first-ever win over a top-10 team at... Read more
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Orlando Sentinel
Freezing weather focuses need for homeless shelters in Lake, Osceolaand Osceola? None. For shame, for shame. Nowhere in America are shelters more
Orlando Sentinel / Posted yesterday
and Osceola? None. For shame, for shame. Nowhere in America are shelters more urgently needed than in horribly-underpaid Central Florida, where lean wages depend on serving tourists, and the climate draws those who can’t make it through Northern... Read more
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Orlando Sentinel
Arbor Day tree-planting events timely after Hurricane Irma destructionArbor Day, the annual tree-planting celebration that several Central Florida co
Orlando Sentinel / Posted yesterday
Arbor Day, the annual tree-planting celebration that several Central Florida communities will mark Saturday with festivals and sapling giveaways, may hold more significance this year in the wake of Hurricane Irma. Irma swept into the region Sept.... Read more
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Fort Wayne Journal Gazette
Florida freeze threatens orange juiceacross the U.S. this week, even the Sunshine State felt the chill. Temperatures
Fort Wayne Journal Gazette / Posted yesterday
across the U.S. this week, even the Sunshine State felt the chill. Temperatures dropped below freezing across much of central Florida on Wednesday and Thursday night, threatening the state's crops. Growers attempted to protect their plants by... Read more
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WFTV 9 Orlando
Orlando Amazon headquarters: Teresa Jacobs, Appleif it is to lure other tech giants, and she said it starts with the expansion o
WFTV 9 Orlando / Posted yesterday
if it is to lure other tech giants, and she said it starts with the expansion of SunRail and the extension of Brightline to Central Florida. "I would have loved to have been (in) the top 20. I don't want to be coy about that," she said. "But I'll... Read more
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Orlando Sentinel
Orlando pursues Apple expansion, on heels of Amazon snublooking at Amazon’s list, it seems the high priority was a large existing pool
Orlando Sentinel / Posted yesterday
looking at Amazon’s list, it seems the high priority was a large existing pool of tech talent,” Giuliani said. He said Central Florida will have to double down on efforts to boost its tech talent pool. He said many of the cities on the list of... Read more
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Houston Chronicle
Central Florida RB Cordarrian Richardson to transfer to Texas A&MCOLLEGE STATION – Central Florida running back Cordarrian Richardson intends to
Houston Chronicle / Posted yesterday
COLLEGE STATION – Central Florida running back Cordarrian Richardson intends to transfer to Texas A&M after this semester, according to the Commercial Appeal in his hometown of Memphis, Tenn. Richardson, a four-star recruit a year ago, rushed for... Read more
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Orlando Sentinel
Democrats worry Alan Grayson will challenge incumbent for Congresscare what people think, including his own party,” said Aubrey Jewett, a profess
Orlando Sentinel / Posted yesterday
care what people think, including his own party,” said Aubrey Jewett, a professor of political science at the University of Central Florida who closely follows local politics. “That endears himself to some people and drives some people crazy. That’s... Read more
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San Antonio Express-News
Central Florida RB Cordarrian Richardson to transfer to Texas A&MCOLLEGE STATION – Central Florida running back Cordarrian Richardson intends to
San Antonio Express-News / Posted yesterday
COLLEGE STATION – Central Florida running back Cordarrian Richardson intends to transfer to Texas A&M after this semester, according to the Commercial Appeal in his hometown of Memphis, Tenn. Richardson, a four-star recruit a year ago, rushed for... Read more
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Daytona Beach News-Journal
Luis Toledo gets 3 consecutive life sentences for murders of wife, her 2 childrenthen he would have to appoint an independent counsel to do so. Toledo is no st
Daytona Beach News-Journal / Posted yesterday
then he would have to appoint an independent counsel to do so. Toledo is no stranger to the Department of Corrections. He served eight years for a crime in South Florida. After doing his time he ended up in Central Florida where he m... Read more
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International Business Times
'I can kill you!': Pensioner gunned down younger lover and dismembered the body, say police legs were missing. It took two months for detectives to find his limbs, hidden
International Business Times / Posted yesterday
legs were missing. It took two months for detectives to find his limbs, hidden in a fern garden in Volusia county, east-central Florida. The couple lived together but had a stormy relationship. In 2016, Albertsman filed an injunction against... Read more
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Orlando Sentinel
Blake Bortles, 'SNL,' Bill MaherFor many Central Florida viewers, the most-anticipated telecast this weekend st
Orlando Sentinel / Posted 2 days ago
For many Central Florida viewers, the most-anticipated telecast this weekend starts Sunday afternoon. Blake Bortles and the Jacksonville Jaguars take on Tom Brady and the New England Patriots in the AFC Championship. CBS has the game at 3:05 p.m.... Read more
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WFTV 9 Orlando
New flight simulator opens at Orlando Science Centernew flight simulator that puts visitors in the virtual cockpit of a Marine Corp
WFTV 9 Orlando / Posted 2 days ago
new flight simulator that puts visitors in the virtual cockpit of a Marine Corps fighter jet. A Navy news release says the central Florida museum and the Office of Naval Research held a ribbon-cutting last week for the new Flight Lab. The permanent... Read more
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