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Grenade Launcher Attack On Police Department Foiled

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) _ An informant’s tip led to the arrest of two central Florida men who authorities say were planning an attack on a police department. The Marion County Sheriff’s Office reported Monday that the informant advised them


FL Spends $1Million On Marvel’s Captain Citrus

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) _ The Florida Department of Citrus announced last week that the super hero used to market orange juice from the Sunshine State would be used in a series of web-based short videos. The animated version was


Florida Woman Convicted For Drowning Puppy At Airport

GRAND ISLAND, Neb. (AP) _ A July sentencing has been scheduled for a 57-year-old Florida woman convicted of drowning a puppy in a Nebraska airport restroom. Cynthia Anderson, of Edgewater, pleaded no contest on Thursday and was convicted of


Missing Mother And 7 Month Old Baby Found

ALTAMONTE SPRINGS, Fla. (AP) _ Officials say a missing central Florida mother and baby have been found alive and well. Authorities in Altamonte Springs have been searching for 21-year-old Jessica “Elizabeth” McCreery and 7-month-old Penelope Hogarth since Tuesday. When

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Gov Scott Appoints Commission For Hospital Finance Review

Gov. Rick Scott has appointed nine members to a commission aimed at wading through the finances of hospitals that receive tax-payer funds. Only one health care professional, a reconstructive microsurgeon, was named in yesterday’s announcement. With a looming $1


Darden Announces Olive Garden And Longhorn Layoffs

Orlando-based Darden Restaurants will lay off 30 workers at its headquarters. The Orlando Sentinel reports notices went out to employees on Monday. Darden is the parent company of Olive Garden and LongHorn Steakhouse. Company spokesman Rich Jeffers says the


Universal Orlando Announces King Kong Ride [VIDEO]

King Kong first appeared on screens in New York City in 1933, but next summer, he’ll be in Florida, headlining a new thrill ride at Universal Orlando. “Skull Island: Reign of Kong” will open in the summer of 2016


Twice Weekly Flights From Orlando To Cuba

A Florida travel agency will soon be offering twice-weekly flights between Orlando and Cuba. Island Travel and Tours says it will be begin nonstop service between Orlando and Havana on July 8. The charter flights will take place on


Man Shoots And Kills Labrador Puppy

Deputies in Burnell have arrested a man they say shot a family’s puppy to death with a shotgun after it ran into his yard. Kevin McClenithan has been arrested and charged with animal cruelty after he shot his neighbors’


UCF Testing Bactericide Against Citrus Greening

A five-year, $4.6 million research program at the University of Central Florida is testing a possible bactericide against the deadly citrus greening disease that’s devastating the state’s citrus groves. The research centers around Zinkicide, a nanoparticle as small as