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  • Disney ditching claw machines, video-game prizes

    Disney ditching claw machines, video-game prizes
    Walt Disney World plans to stop dispensing prizes at its hotel video-game arcades, and Florida's ban on Internet cafes may be to blame. Prize redemption counters at the resort's hotels, where kids turn in game points for toys and candy, are being...
  • Alan Grayson, John Mica: weekend guests

    Alan Grayson, John Mica: weekend guests
    Two congressmen and a hacking expert lead the guest lineup on this weekend's local public-affairs programs: Rep. Alan Grayson, D-Orlando, talks to Greg Warmoth on "Central Florida Spotlight" at 12:30 p.m. Sunday on WFTV-Channel 9. The topics include gay...
  • Cuba, liberals, and Dirty Harry: Letters

    Cuba, liberals, and Dirty Harry: Letters
    Weighing Cuba policy shift I just watched U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio's response to President Obama's re-establishment of diplomatic relations with Cuba. In 2013, I spent 10 days traveling in Cuba with a People to People Partnership. I saw a country with no...
  • Stolen 'Juliet' race car recovered by deputies

    Stolen 'Juliet' race car recovered by deputies
    This Juliet did not go to die with her Romeo. Orange County sheriff's detectives recovered the stolen Ford Mustang named "Juliet" on Thursday. The car, along with a Chevrolet Malibu called "Romeo," was stolen last weekend from a Kangaroo gas station at...
  • Preds coach falsely accused of domestic violence, girlfriend says

    Preds coach falsely accused of domestic violence, girlfriend says
    The girlfriend of suspended Orlando Predators coach Rob Keefe said she falsely accused him of domestic violence. "I want to make it very clear that Rob did not hit me or do anything to harm me," Amie Hardin said in a statement written under oath in...
  • Deputies: Man shot in leg, teen suspect remains on loose

    Deputies: Man shot in leg, teen suspect remains on loose
    A teenage suspect remains on the loose after a 19-year-old man was shot in the leg Friday night, according to the Orange County Sheriff's Office. The shooting happened at 5:23 p.m. in the 5400 block of S. Texas Avenue, said Lt. Matt Butler. The victim...
  • Retired OPD K-9 trades nabbing bad guys for afternoon naps

    Retired OPD K-9 trades nabbing bad guys for afternoon naps
    It started as a routine day on the job: When an Audubon Park homeowner walked through her front door just as a teenage burglary suspect was sprinting out of a back door, Orlando police were dispatched to the scene. Among those to respond to the...
  • Orlando International Airport offers free rides to stranded travelers

    Orlando International Airport offers free rides to stranded travelers
    Orlando International Airport officials and a private-parking operation are offering free rides to travelers stranded because they left their cars at a lot that closed without warning this weekend. Airport Quick Parking on Jetport Drive shut down with...
  • Children, cops among 2014 homicide victims

    Children, cops among 2014 homicide victims
    Orange County Deputy Jonathan Scott Pine spent the final moments of his life in a gunfight with a car-burglary suspect who fatally wounded Pine and then turned the gun on himself. Six weeks later, it happened again. This time, Windermere Officer...
  • Residents on 18th Street live on despite recent violence

    Residents on 18th Street live on despite recent violence
    Not even the mailboxes on 18th Street have escaped the recent spasm of violence. One mailbox at the corner of 18th and Westmoreland Drive in Orange County is riddled with bullet holes. It's emblematic of the gunfire that, since September, has left...
  • Deputies identify man shot dead outside check-cashing store

    Deputies identify man shot dead outside check-cashing store
    A 30-year-old man was fatally shot outside a South Orange County check-cashing store around 6 p.m. Sunday, according to the Orange County Sheriff's Office. Deputies later identified him as Yessy George-Milan. Witnesses said the suspect, a male in a red...