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The Democratic National Convention is in Philadelphia, PA July 25-28, 2016.

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DNC Chair resigns on convention eve

From Philadelphia, Pennsylvania – The week of the Democratic National Convention got off to a very rocky start for Democrats gathering here in Philadelphia, as national chair Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz was forced to resign her position, as the uproar grew over leaked emails from inside national Democratic party headquarters ...

From Cleveland to Philadelphia

From Philadelphia, Pennsylvania – As soon as the Republican National Convention ended in Cleveland, hundreds of reporters grabbed their gear and clothes and headed for Philadelphia to cover this week’s Democratic National Convention, as the two parties again are holding back to back gatherings to nominate their candidate for President. ...

Clinton picks Tim Kaine as running mate

Hillary Clinton on Friday chose Sen. Tim Kaine of Virginia as her running mate in 2016, opting for a more middle-of-the-road Democrat who might disappoint some more liberal voters in the party. “Tim is a lifelong fighter for progressive causes and one of the most qualified vice presidential candidates in ...

An employee of Orange Co arrested after threatening to kill AG Pam Bondi

Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi was emailed a death threat from an Orange County employee who accused her of hating gays and taking bribes from Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, authorities say. An employee of Orange County was arrested Thursday, deputies said he emailed a death threat to Florida Attorney ...

Trump doubles back to hit Cruz

A day after accepting the GOP nomination for President, Donald Trump was not focused on his main challenger Hillary Clinton, but instead on Friday was still fighting primary battles with Ted Cruz, as Trump floated the idea of creating a Super PAC that would snuff out any political efforts by ...

"Pokemon Go," which uses Google Maps and a smartphone to overlay reality with Pokemon creatures, has been a blockbuster hit in the U.S. and other countries where it is available. 

'Pokemon Go' developer now taking requests to add or remove PokéStops and Gyms

'Pokemon Go' is now taking requests from players to add or remove PokéStops or Gyms from the game. PokéStops are popping up across the world, and the game has landed some players in trouble, but people are walking all over Central Florida to find these Pokémon and battle at gyms. With ...

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Seminole school district eyes ‘panic button' app for teachers

Seminole County teachers may soon have access to a “panic button” app to use in the event of an emergency, the school district said Friday. Such an app, school officials said, would allow teachers to alert emergency dispatchers, a school’s principal and other staff members in the event of a ...

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UF student creates device that could help stop the spread of Zika virus

University of Florida Entomology Student Casey Paker has been working on a mosquito trap for 6 years.  That device could help stop the spread of Zika since it attracts and kills the Aedes Aegypti mosquito, better known as the yellow fever mosquito, the type that carries the Zika virus.  The trap ...

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Man holds gun to girlfriend's head while feeding baby, deputies say

A 29-year-old man is accused of holding a gun to his girlfriend's head while she fed their 2-week-old baby, deputies said. The St. Johns County Sheriff's Office responded at about 11:30 p.m. Wednesday to a home in the 1900 block of Ryan Road in St. Augustine.  Deputies said the 22-year-old ...

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Hillary Clinton to participate in Pulse shooting round table in Orlando

Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton will be in Orlando this afternoon to participate in a round table discussion about the Pulse nightclub terror attack. She is expected to be in the city at about 1:30 p.m. and will take part in the discussion at the Holden Heights Community Center. Mayor ...

Putt N' Crawl, Tattoo Fest and Reptile Show - the icFlorida 'Fun 3'

After a busy work week, the weekend is arriving just in the knick of time and it's a good thing because there is a ton of fun waiting to be had throughout Central Florida. icFlorida's Estee Martin stopped by Orlando's Morning News with Joe Kelley to take a closer look ...

 

Cranes Roost Park draws thousands of 'Pokemon Go' players

ALTAMONTE SPRINGS, Fla. —City officials said some “Pokemon Go” players have worn out their welcome at a popular Altamonte Springs park. The city of Altamonte Springs said it had to step up security at Cranes Roost Park after foot traffic increased by 100 percent. The park, which typically receives 3,000 ...

Trump accepts GOP nomination

From Cleveland, Ohio – Accepting the nomination of the Republican Party amid lingering divisions, Donald Trump declared that he would restore hope to millions of Americans, and change the way that the world deals with the United States in the future. “I’m asking for your support tonight so that I ...

 

Shooting outside Orange County Family Dollar kills 1, wounds 2

ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. —A man died and two others were wounded Thursday afternoon in a shooting outside a Hiawassee Family Dollar, the Orange County Sheriff’s Office said. The shooting happened shortly before 4:45 p.m. outside the store at North Hiawassee and Clarcona Ocoee roads, Orange County Deputy Sheriff Rose Silva ...

This Volusia County, FL delegate says she brought her Donald Trump doll after being told she couldn't have a sign on the floor.

Excitement high ahead of Trump's acceptance address

The only thing they know is to expect the unexpected. “There’s nothing regular about Donald Trump, and there is certainly been nothing regular about this Convention,” says Duval County delegate John Falconetti. Ahead of Trump’s speech Thursday night, where he will formally accept the Republican Party’s Presidential nomination, Florida delegates ...

"God Hates Bangs" - Satire protesters are a thing at the RNC

Amidst all the real protesters at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland are a handful of satire protesters.  Openly mocking the offensive chants and signs from the infamous Westboro Baptist Church in Kansas, these protesters instead satirically mocked Westboro with their version of the insult.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gomiyb8i3O0 (app users can see ...

Deputy's body camera video gives glimpse into Pulse response

Newly released body camera video is offering another look the Pulse terror attack. The video shows conversations between deputies and their heroic response to the attack, although much of the video is redacted. Deputy Mark Rutkoski is one of dozens of deputies and officers forced to pull double-duty in their ...

Trump readies acceptance speech

On a day in which the Republican Primary seems like it still hasn’t ended, Donald Trump readied his acceptance speech for a party that seems to have only grown more restive during this convention week, resisting efforts by Trump and GOP officials to unify for November. After initially brushing off ...

 

HolyLand Estate sale features gladiator gear, Nativity scene

The money isn't coming in to the HolyLand attraction like it used to. Now the religious theme park is having an estate sale to raise funds. For the garage sale addict in you, it could mean some bargains for Biblically themed items ranging from a Roman gladiator's helmet to a ...

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