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  • Puerto Rican population in metro Orlando dips back to pre-Hurricane Maria levels

    09/22/2020 6:28:46 AM PDT · by cll · 9 replies
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | 9/21/2020 | Ingrid Cotto and Adelaide Chen
    The Puerto Rican population in Central Florida returned to pre-Hurricane Maria levels, according to the latest American Community Survey, conducted yearly by the U.S. Census Bureau. The newest estimate of Puerto Ricans is roughly 385,000 in Orange, Osceola, Seminole and Lake counties, which is similar to before the Category 5 storm ravaged the island in mid-September 2017, driving many Puerto Ricans to Central Florida. UCF sociologist Fernando I. Rivera, founder of the Puerto Rico Research Hub, explained that Puerto Rico’s migration “is circular.” “Basically, the economic conditions are what really determine the population movement,” he said. “If you are going...
  • DID AN OUT-OF-CONTROL ORLANDO HOME RENOVATION LEAD TO MURDER?

    09/11/2020 2:36:11 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 11 replies
    CBS News ^ | 9/11 | Dena Goldstein
    Dave Tronnes said his wife Shanti Cooper slipped and fell in the tub – but investigators believe it was murder, and suspect that without their never-ending home renovation she might still be alive.A successful businesswoman is found dead in the bathtub. Her home had been under construction for years. Did the renovation lead to her death? Correspondent Erin Moriarty reports in "Home Renovation Homicide," an all-new "48 Hours" airing Saturday, September 12 at 10/9c on CBS. "This house became more than just a project to David Tronnes. It was his life," says Ryan Vescio, a former prosecutor with the Orlando...
  • Hall of Fame coach Holtz settles lawsuit with Daily Beast

    05/22/2018 8:51:57 AM PDT · by jaydubya2 · 8 replies
    WNDU ^ | 5/21/18 | AP via WNDU
    <p>Attorneys for Lou Holtz say the former Notre Dame coach and the news website The Daily Beast have settled a defamation lawsuit filed by the ex-ESPN analyst and college football Hall of Famer.</p> <p>Orlando, Florida, law firm Morgan & Morgan announced in a news release Monday the two sides came to an amicable resolution. The firm says terms of the settlement were confidential, but The Daily Beast apologized for and corrected the headline that ran July 19, 2016, with a story on Holtz's remarks at a luncheon the Republican National Coalition for Life held during the Republican National Convention.</p>
  • Florida woman arrested in fatal shooting of Burger King employee over drive-thru delay

    08/11/2020 4:50:00 PM PDT · by simpson96 · 49 replies
    Fox News ^ | 8/6/2020 | Stephanie Pagones
    Ashley Mason, 31, was charged on Wednesday for her involvement in the death of Desmond Joshua, who had recently started working at a Burger King in Orlando. The Aug. 1 shooting followed an argument involving the Burger King’s manager, Joshua and a woman, whom police officials later identified as Mason. Police said Mason had allegedly grown irate over the long wait time at the fast-food restaurant’s drive-thru, where she ordered $33.11 worth of food. She was refunded her money and was ordered to leave, but not before she "threatened to bring her 'man' to the restaurant," the affidavit states....
  • How FBI tracked down the celebrity Twitter hackers (They used their home IP and drivers license!)

    08/02/2020 2:32:42 AM PDT · by RandFan · 17 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | August 2nd | ANDREW COURT
    The FBI were able to track down three hackers who pulled off the largest Twitter breach in history because they were 'extremely sloppy' with how they moved their Bitcoin transactions around. Graham Ivan Clark, 17, of Tampa, Florida; Nima Fazeli, 22, of Orlando, Florida; and Mason Sheppard, 19, of Bognor Regis, U.K. have all be charged in relation to the hack, which took place on July 15. On that date, the men conspired to hijack Twitter accounts belonging to famous figures and companies - including Barack Obama, Kanye West and Uber - before they posted tweets asking for donations to...
  • NBA Player that stood for Anthem gets wheeled off court after Leg Injury

    08/02/2020 8:26:05 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 26 replies
    NBA ^ | Aug 2, 2020
    Jonathan Isaac exited Sunday's game between Orlando and Sacramento after suffering an apparent left leg injury. The third-year forward fell to the ground in the fourth quarter after planting his feet on a drive to the basket. He remained there clutching his knee, and a wheelchair was eventually brought out to help him off the floor. Isaac, whom the Magic drafted sixth overall in 2017, was enjoying a career year with averages of 12.1 points, 6.9 rebounds, 2.4 blocks and 1.5 steals per game. It has also been an injury-tested season for Isaac, who only just returned from a hyperextended...
  • Jonathan Isaac responds after being the lone NBA player to stand for National Anthem

    08/01/2020 3:18:53 AM PDT · by C19fan · 47 replies
    CNN ^ | July 31, 2020 | Brian Ries and Cesar Marin
    Orlando Magic forward Jonathan Isaac became the first NBA player to stand for the National Anthem as the league resumed play after a 20-week hiatus due to the coronavirus pandemic. The television broadcast showed Isaac, who is Black, standing as players and coaches from both teams, as well as referees, took a knee during the playing of the National Anthem. The 22-year-old forward was also the only player seen not wearing a "Black Lives Matter" shirt.
  • 2 men killed, woman injured in baseball bat attack at Windermere home, police say

    07/31/2020 8:55:00 AM PDT · by HogsBreath · 44 replies
    ClickOrlando ^ | 07-31-2020 | Daniel Dahm
    Two men were beaten to death and a woman was seriously injured late Thursday during an attack at a home in a gated Windermere community while a 10-year-old boy called authorities while hiding in a bathroom, police said.
  • Repeat Sex Offender Sentenced To 60 Years For Sexually Exploiting Children

    07/28/2020 4:46:09 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 4 replies
    justice.gov ^ | July 28, 2020 | U.S. Attorney’s Office Middle District of Florida
    Orlando, Florida – U.S. District Judge Roy B. Dalton, Jr. has sentenced Todd Joseph Simmerman (30, Titusville) to 60 years in federal prison for sexually exploiting two minors and committing the offenses while required to register as a sex offender. The court also ordered Simmerman to forfeit the electronic device he had used to commit the offenses.Simmerman had pleaded guilty on January 27, 2020.According to court documents, in 2013, Simmerman pleaded guilty to traveling to meet a child to engage in unlawful sexual conduct, after using a computer to lure a child, in violation of Florida law. As part...
  • REPORT: NBA Players Are Already Filing Complaints Against Each Other At The Bubble At Disney

    07/15/2020 12:09:58 PM PDT · by rktman · 32 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 7/15/2020 | David Hookstead
    NBA players are already complaining about each other at the bubble in Orlando. According to Shams Charania, “multiple tips” have been called into the NBA’s hotline at Disney during the coronavirus pandemic. Players are currently staying inside of a secure bubble at Disney ahead of games starting in about two weeks. I love this so much. That didn’t take long at all for players to start turning on each other. After a few days of being inside the bubble, the hotline is lighting up. Somebody is snitching and we all know what happens to snitches!
  • Former Department of Defense Contracting Officer and Maryland Woman Charged with Defrauding Government

    07/16/2020 12:41:21 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 5 replies
    justice.gov ^ | July 10, 2020 | U.S. Attorney’s Office District of Massachusetts
    Defendants took numerous government-funded trips together, including 31 trips to Orlando BOSTON – An Uxbridge man and Maryland woman were charged with conspiring to defraud the government of thousands of dollars from 2014 to 2018.Thomas Bouchard, 57, of Uxbridge, Mass., was arrested yesterday, and Chantelle Boyd, 50, of Woodsboro, Md., was arrested on Monday, July 6, 2020, and charged with one count of conspiracy and 10 counts of theft of government funds. Boyd was also charged with false declarations before the grand jury.As alleged in the indictment, Bouchard was the Contracting Officer in charge of the U.S. Army Natick...
  • Has anyone on this site been to Disney in Orlando???

    07/14/2020 7:40:14 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 62 replies
    JUly 14,2020 | Hojzyk
    My daughter was visiting Florida from Mass....she was furlowed from Disney but still has not been layed off...she works from home...so I had to go,.. Did not go to the park but went to Disney Springs... From what I can see Disney is going to have a long up hill battle.. Good for the the locals who have season passes and want to go for rides and leave..Lines are short... THE resort was open but nothing else...no food except pizza and deli items. The Boardwalk was dead... Disney Springs had people but maybe 5%...a lot of the stores were closed.....
  • Republicans to tour Nashville as potential convention site (maybe Las Vegas, Orlando, Jacksonville, Georgia)

    06/02/2020 4:55:44 PM PDT · by Libloather · 25 replies
    Politico ^ | 6/02/20 | Alex Isenstadt
    Republican National Committee officials are considering Nashville and other locations as potential sites for the GOP convention amid a standoff with North Carolina over whether it will allow the party to hold it in Charlotte as planned. Party officials are expected to make a trip to Nashville later this week, likely Thursday or Friday, according to a person familiar with the deliberations. Nashville is one of several locations in which Republicans are expressing interest. Others include Las Vegas; Orlando, Fla.; Jacksonville, Fla.; and Georgia. All of the prospective sites have directly expressed interest in hosting the convention, and party officials...
  • FBI: Florida man scouted terror targets and attack weapons (deported from Saudi Arabia to US)

    05/27/2020 3:52:49 PM PDT · by Libloather · 19 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 5/27/20 | Curt Anderson
    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - A Florida man is charged with providing material support to the Islamic State extremist group, including attempting to buy multiple weapons and scouting potential targets for an attack in the Tampa Bay area, federal prosecutors said Wednesday. A criminal complaint charges Muhammed Momtaz Al-Azhari, a 23-year-old U.S. citizen, with attempting to provide material support or resources to a designated foreign terrorist organization. The charge carries a potential 20-year prison term. **SNIP** According to the affidavit, Al-Azhari scouted a number of targets in the Tampa Bay region, including beaches, parks and even the Tampa FBI field...
  • Ban Anti-Semite Rasha Mubarak from the Democratic Party

    05/12/2020 6:22:59 AM PDT · by SJackson · 14 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | May 12, 2020 | Joe Kaufman
    Politicos, media ignore Mubarak’s extreme bigotry against Jews and Israel. The pendant on the chain that Orlando, Florida Muslim activist Rasha Mubarak wears around her neck is of the map of the state of Israel. She wears it during photo ops. It is evident in authorized cartoons of herself. It is a vile gesture, as Mubarak considers Israel to be an illegal entity that is actually called “Palestine,” the former designation of a larger territory that existed prior to Israel’s independence in 1948. The pendant and Mubarak’s bigoted declarations regarding the Jewish state have been completely ignored by leftist politicians...
  • Two Florida Abortion Clinics Close, Three Up for Sale

    04/27/2020 12:00:29 PM PDT · by Morgana · 12 replies
    OPERATION RESCUE ^ | April 24, 2020 | Cheryl Sullenger
    Orlando, FL – Three Florida abortion facilities with ties to the disgraced abortionist James Scott Pendergraft IV, have recently been placed up for sale. The facilities include EPOC in Orlando, Women’s Center of Ft. Lauderdale, and Women’s Center of Hyde Park in Tampa. Operation Rescue verified that the Tampa and Ft. Lauderdale facilities halted abortions and closed earlier this month. The EPOC clinic, located at 609 Virginia Drive in Orlando, closed in 2018. Several months later, it was leased to Green Relief, a medicinal marijuana business, which was owned by one of Pendergraft’s former abortion clinic security guards. The marijuana...
  • Downtown Orlando rally calls for reopening Florida

    04/18/2020 12:01:01 AM PDT · by abb · 7 replies
    WFTV-9 ^ | April 17, 2020 | Adam Poulisse
    ORLANDO, Fla. — More than 100 people gathered in downtown Orlando holding signs and chanting a call to reopen the state during the COVID-19 pandemic. The rally took place directly outside the Orange County Administration Building as officials inside provided updates on the COVID-19 pandemic as it relates to Central Florida. The group Reopen Florida, created by resident Tara Hill, helped organize the rally to send the message to Gov. Ron DeSantis. Hill said she would like to see the state “completely open by May 1st with absolutely no restrictions on the movement of Floridians. We are free people.” “A...
  • Florida man allegedly placed fake pizza orders in NJ, wished coronavirus on Italians

    04/14/2020 7:53:53 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 23 replies
    New York Post ^ | April 13, 2020 | By Kenneth Garger
    A known Florida scammer is wanted by New Jersey authorities for allegedly calling in thousands of dollars worth of phony pizza orders in the state, claiming the food was being donated to the police, authorities said. Sudeep Khetani, 34, who is believed to be in Orlando, never paid for any of the orders that he placed at several Garden State pizzerias, including in South Brunswick, Montgomery and Plainsboro, according to the South Brunswick Township Police Department.
  • Police officer shares pizza with homeless woman during lunch break

    04/13/2020 2:25:26 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 12 replies
    Photo warms hearts on FacebookSNIP He was on his lunch break when he came upon a homeless woman he hadn't seen before in the community. He asked her if she'd eaten. She said no. Rivers told CNN, "God put it on my heart to get her lunch." He got pizzas at a nearby restaurant, and for 45 minutes he ate and talked with the woman who said her name was Michelle.
  • Osceola County leaders order all residents to wear face coverings in public starting Monday

    04/10/2020 4:56:31 PM PDT · by Stravinsky · 43 replies
    MSN ^ | April 10, 2020 | Katlyn Brieskorn
    Osceola County leaders issued an order requiring all residents to wear a face covering while in public. The order requires every person working, living, visiting or doing business in the county to wear a face covering consistent with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s guidelines while in a public place. ... Leaders said anyone who violates the order will be fined $500 or serve 60 days in jail.