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  • Medical marijuana vote urged

    The push to vote yes to approve medical marijuana use in Florida as a ballot question in the Nov. 4 election arrived in Boca Raton by way of a speaker and a sign-up sheet. "This is not controversial," said Ben Pollara, campaign manager for the Orlando-...
  • All Aboard Florida to pick up tab for quiet RR zones

    The private company All Aboard Florida is putting up $60 million to silence train horns at railroad crossings along its tracks from Miami to Orlando, putting to rest whether taxpayers in each city would have to pay for the crossing upgrades. The quiet...
  • Going, going, gone! Unclaimed-property auction nets $1.3M

    Going, going, gone! Unclaimed-property auction nets $1.3M
    David Mack could barely contain his excitement Saturday as he caught a first glimpse of his newly purchased Jackie Robinson, Willie Mays and Satchel Paige baseball cards. "Praise the Lord!" Mack, 70, of Spring Hill exclaimed as he examined the $1,400 buy...
  • BeachLine drivers to save cash; toll plaza going away

    BeachLine drivers to save cash; toll plaza going away
    BeachLine Expressway drivers are set to get a break of more than $1 when the toll plaza near Orlando International Airport is torn down. But they will have to wait about 18 months for demolition, officials at the Central Florida Expressway Authority...
  • Freebie Friday: Free stuff to do this week

    Freebie Friday: Free stuff to do this week
    Welcome to Freebie Friday, where everything is free.   Freebie Spotlight Fair/Festival   Community Unity Festival: Backpack giveaway, exercise programs,  games, entertainment and a DJ, live music by LA Robinson and  Streetlife. 9 a.m. Saturday,...
  • FHP: Bicyclist struck by vehicles in deadly crash on E. Colonial Drive

    FHP: Bicyclist struck by vehicles in deadly crash on E. Colonial Drive
    A 20-year-old Orlando bicyclist died Friday morning after being hit by two vehicles on State Road 50 in east Orange County, officials said. Nicholas Lee Smith was taken to Florida Hospital East, where he was pronounced dead. One driver involved in the...
  • Orlando in mix to host sprawling MLS All-Star event in next five years

    Orlando in mix to host sprawling MLS All-Star event in next five years
    PORTLAND, Ore. — The miniature soccer field in the center of Pioneer Courthouse Square was alive with movement Monday afternoon. A young fan with a soccer ball slalomed between grown men who wore their button-down shirts untucked for a lunch-break...
  • Questions, answers on gay marriage's future in Florida

    Questions, answers on gay marriage's future in Florida
    Four Florida judges have declared the state's ban on gay marriage unconstitutional in the past month. And in the coming days, more Florida courts — in Tallahassee, Tampa and West Palm Beach — are expected to weigh in on the same issue. Why...
  • Weather: Storms are hammering Central Florida

    Weather: Storms are hammering Central Florida
    Thunderstorms are hammering parts of Central Florida right now. A significant weather advisory is in effect for strong wind gusts and small hail over eastern Lake County, western Orange County, northwestern Osceola County, and western Seminole County....
  • Eventos culturales en Orlando y Florida Central

    Eventos culturales en Orlando y Florida Central
     CENTRO DE HISTORIA. El  sábado 16 de agosto se inaugura en el Centro de Historia Regional del Condado de Orange, ubicado en el 65 E. Central Blvd., en Orlando, una exposición por el 75 aniversario de la película “Lo que el viento se llevó”,...
  • Officials bust heroin-trafficking ring that netted $60K to $120K monthly

    Officials bust heroin-trafficking ring that netted $60K to $120K monthly
    A months-long investigation led to raids at eight Volusia County homes — and a cabinet business — on Thursday, leading to 17 arrests in a Deltona-based heroin trafficking ring, the Sheriff's Office said. Authorities said the investigation...