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Police Beat: Burglar leaves clogged toilet at clinic

April 11, 2014
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Police Beat: Burglar leaves clogged toilet at clinic

An Orlando robber takes a camera and leaves a flooded toilet.
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Orlando man tries to rid his apartment of bugs by setting it ablaze

April 9, 2014
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An Orlando man tried to rid his apartment of bugs by setting them on fire, in turn setting his apartment on fire.
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Surprise! The Villages is the fastest growing community in the U.S.

March 28, 2014
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The Villages in Ocala was recently named the fastest growing community in the United States. Plus, some fun Villages facts!
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Location Matters: the shopping center from ‘Edward Scissorhands’

March 28, 2014
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Southgate and the rest of central Lakeland retain the charm of either an era bygone or of some beautiful alternate universe.
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Universal Orlando announces 2014 Halloween Horror Nights dates

March 24, 2014
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Universal Orlando announces 2014 Halloween Horror Nights dates

It’s official, fright-fans: the nation’s #1 haunted theme park event returns to town this fall, as Universal Orlando has announced Halloween Horror Nights dates for the event’s 24th annual edition. Halloween Horror Nights 24 will begin on September 19, and run through November 1, 2014. The event will be held in Universal Studios Florida...
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How to survive being on a diet at Walt Disney World

March 24, 2014
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Being on a diet when you visit Disney is a drag, but it's not that bad. Here are some tips to help you get by.
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Interview: Color Guard director Dean Broadbent on WGI Southeastern Championships in Orlando

March 20, 2014
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Shine up your sabers, unfurl your flags, and sling your (non-firing) rifles, because the Winter Guard International (WGI) Southeastern Color Guard Championships are being held this weekend in Orlando. Last week, I spoke extensively with Dean Broadbent, director of color guards for Flanagan High School in Pembroke Pines FL, about the past, present, and...
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Beware the (apparently delicious) Asian swamp eel

March 18, 2014
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Beware the (apparently delicious) Asian swamp eel

In this week's Tip Jar, our own Faiyaz Kara reports that a U.S. Geological Survey study finds consumption of Asian swamp eel can cause a parasitic infection known as gnathostomiasis. So, word to the wise, if you've been buying SWAMP EEL (yum) locally, don't.
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