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Disney's exclusive Club 33 to open in four new locations

5 days agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

A few years ago, I was invited for a bartending demo at 1901 Lounge, California's Adventure Club 33 counterpart. It was cool but I still dream of knocking Club 33 off my bucket list. Well, acccording to the Orlando Sentinel, my chances for getting in are increasing, though I will have to travel to Florida. Show More Summary

Hemingway's house and cats spared by Hurricane Irma

Hurricane Irma battered the Florida Keys over the weekend, but the Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum in Key West, its staffers and its 54 six-toed cats were unharmed by the storm, the Orlando Sentinel reports. Jacque Sands, the general manager of the Hemingway Home told the newspaper that the building...

Hurricane Jose Upgraded To Category 4

last weekLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

The Orlando Sentinel reports: As Hurricane Irma makes its way toward Florida, two other hurricanes are gaining strength as they near land. Hurricane Jose is now an “extremely dangerous” Category 4 storm. It’s still forecast to steer north, potentially avoiding any impact to Florida. Show More Summary

Meet Florida’s Sheriff Wannabe Joe Arapaio

2 weeks agoLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

The Orlando Sentinel reports: Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd is threatening to jail wanted people seeking shelter due to Hurricane Irma. The sheriff, who is known for his outspoken comments, made the threat in a series of posts to Twitter. Show More Summary

Judge suspended for using old endorsement for campaign

A Florida circuit court judge has been suspended without pay for 90 days for using a 20-year-old newspaper endorsement on a flier during her 2014 campaign. The Orlando Sentinel reports … Click to Continue »

Jesus Take The Wheel: Historically Harmful Hurricane Harvey Sends Texas Residents Fleeing

Image via Red Huber/Orlando Sentinel/TNS via Getty Images Hurricane Harvey Set To Hit Texas Causing Massive Damage This is not a drill. Hurricane Harvey is headed to Texas and the sh!t is REAL. According to DailyMail, the National Hurricane Center

Blabbermouth speaks

(Scott Johnson) The Orlando Sun Sentinel’s Anthony Man caught up with Debbie Wasserman (a/k/a Blabbermouth) Schultz for an interview regarding her former IT employee Imran Awan, now charged with bank fraud and terminated from Schultz’s employ earlier this week. Show More Summary

Debbie Wasserman Schultz Breaks Silence On Awans: "I Did The Right Thing, And I Would Do it Again" (Audio)

A defiant Debbie Wasserman Schultz sat down with the Orlando Sentinel, telling the paper that she stands by her decision to keep Pakistani IT staffer, and personal friend, Imran Awan on her payroll six months ater he was fired by members...Show More Summary

Federal agent shoots foot in Orlando airport

According to the Orlando Sentinel, an Immigration and Customs Enforcement agent from Kansas City on vacation, had a negligent discharge while he was in the Orlando airport. About an hour later, the police department issued a statement, identifying him as a federal agent, saying that while “unslinging a shoulder bag, the bag caught on the […]

‘I’m going somewhere wonderful’: Florida skydiver commits suicide after texting wife he wouldn’t pull ripcord

2 months agoNews : The Raw Story

A Florida man sent his wife a horrifying video that he intended to kill himself during a jump by not pulling his ripcord, reports the Orlando Sentinel. According to the report, Capotorto Vitantonio, 27, died and was found facedown in a field near Skydive DeLand on Tuesday, after sending the message...

CFX Showcases $500 Million in “Fixes for Chronic Traffic Jams”

Orlando Sentinel reports, “The Central Florida Expressway Authority showcased on Thursday more than a half-billion dollars in fixes for chronic traffic jams even as the agency also advanced a proposal to bring thousands of more cars each day into Orange County from south Lake County.... Show More Summary

Florida editorial roundup

Recent editorials from Florida newspapers: ___ July 7 The Orlando Sentinel on commitment to the space program: In a speech at Kennedy Space Center this past week, Vice President Mike … Click to Continue »

Road-raging Florida teen admits to spewing racist slurs at black driver he threatened with a shotgun

3 months agoNews : The Raw Story

Police arrested an 18-year-old Ormond Beach, FL man on Monday after he pulled a shotgun on another driver in a road rage incident and hurled racist epithets at her. The Orlando Sentinel reported Thursday that William Ramey told police when they pulled him over in Daytona Beach on Monday that he was...

Former Florida mayor gets probation for voter-fraud charges

A former Florida mayor convicted of voter-fraud charges will avoid prison time. The Orlando Sentinel ( ) reports that 51-year-old Anthony Grant was sentenced Friday to four years of probation … Click to Continue...

FTE and CFX Compete over Control for a New Orange County Toll Road

Orlando Sentinel  reports that the residents of the unincorporated hamlet of Bithlo, 20 miles east of Orlando, “have become wary as a state agency and a local authority roll out plans to build a toll road across east Orange County.”Show More Summary

Charlie Crist and Michael Morley Debate Florida Felon Re-Enfranchisement Amendment

Orlando Sentinel intro. Charlie Crist in favor of state constitutional amendment. Michael Morley opposed.   … Continue reading ?

One Year After Pulse Nightclub Terrorist Massacre, Orlando Sentinel Still Wondering What the Motive Was

Hint: It might have had something to do with Omar Mateen's multiple declarations of loyalty to ISIS "Caliph" al-Baghadi, made during his shooting spree, or his various declaration he wanted to "martyr" himself for the jihadist cause. Mind you, this...

Pulse Massacre Victims Remembered in Heartwrenching Video on Anniversary of Attack: WATCH

3 months agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

We will never forget the horrific Pulse nightclub massacre which took the lives of 49 mostly LGBT victims one year ago today. The Orlando Sentinel has posted 49 short stories of victims, remembered by family and friends. Accompanying...Show More Summary

ORLANDO: “Angels” Mark Pulse Anniversary [VIDEO]

3 months agoLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

The Orlando Sentinel reports: As he walked up to the Pulse nightclub, memories of last June clouded Ramses Tinoco’s head. He still remembered hearing the gunshots. He remembered running for his life. But the place that has haunted him for a year was different early Monday. Show More Summary

A New FTE Interchange will Ease Commutes into Orlando and Spur $1 Billion in Economic Impact

Orlando Sentinel reports, “Completion of a new Florida’s Turnpike interchange in [Minneola] south Lake County brings the promise of faster commutes into Orlando and another wave of residential development into burgeoning bedroom communities.”...Show More Summary

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