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Locally made “Cardboard Stories” homelessness video goes viral

July 22, 2014
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Locally made “Cardboard Stories” homelessness video goes viral

If you haven’t already seen it, you really should watch the Central Florida Commission on Homelessness’ new video series, branded #RethinkHomelessness. Here’s the one that’s been making the rounds on social media. It’s called “Cardboard Stories,” and it features images of homeless people from around Orlando who were asked to write a message on...
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Orlando Science Center request for funding gets cool response from county

July 15, 2014
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Sorry, Orlando Science Center. We have stadiums to build and conventions to attract.

The Orlando Sentinel reports that one commissioner told the OSC that its request for $10 million was a "huge ask" of the county.
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King of Versailles David Siegel buys the Orlando Predators

July 15, 2014
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The time-share business must be booming these days. First Westgate Resorts' David Siegel buys the Cocoa Beach Pier. Now he's also bought the Orlando Predators arena football team.
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Pot plot discovered in Sumter County Wildlife Management Area

July 15, 2014
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Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission officers discover elaborate marijuana plot in Sumter County wildlife management area.
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Potter fans don’t let long lines ruin their Diagon Alley fun

July 8, 2014
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Despite crazy-long lines and a five-hour wait for the Gringott's ride, Potter fans devour Diagon Alley.
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Child pornography found on work printer at Sentinel

July 1, 2014
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We are loath to joke about a topic this serious, so all you’re getting is the press release, straight from the OPD, with no commentary. Just this question: Printing child porn at work? SERIOUSLY? On 6/29/2014, an Orlando Sentinel employee found a printed child pornography image on the common printer. She notified her supervisor...
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Orlando says new dog park to open by end of year

July 1, 2014
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In January we reported that the city of Orlando was planning to construct a new dog park in Orlando, not far from Lake Underhill. The park, which will be located at 201 Andes Ave. off Lake Underhill Drive, will have fenced-in areas for small and large dogs, picnic areas, a jogging trail and a...
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The Internet responds to news of Orlando DJ Disco Jr.’s death

June 30, 2014
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DJ Disco JR was stabbed in a nightclub fight on Monday night

Popular Orlando DJ Disco Jr. was stabbed to death in Tier nightclub on June 29.
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SunRail train has “minor crash” with another vehicle near downtown Orlando today

June 27, 2014
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SunRail train has “minor crash” with another vehicle near downtown Orlando today

Orlando police say a SunRail train was involved in a minor crash near downtown Orlando today.
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City of Orlando tickets Uber vehicles as “gypsy cabs”

June 25, 2014
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The city of Orlando says Uber violates vehicle-for-hire laws.
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