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FILE - This Aug. 24, 2016, file photo, shows an exterior view of Camping World Stadium in Orlando, Fla. The Atlantic Coast Conference is moving its 2016 football championship to Orlando's Camping World Stadium, the ACC announced Thursday, Sept. 29, 2016.  Orlando emerged as a possible location after the ACC joined other sports leagues in pulling out of North Carolina amid backlash over controversial state House Bill 2. (AP Photo/John Raoux, File)

ACC Game could be tip of the iceberg for Camping World Stadium

The man who helped bring the 2016 ACC Championship game to Orlando from North Carolina hopes to continue the trend. “Music, sports, entertainment, collegiate and pro – all those things are what need to be a part of the annual calendar here in Orlando,” says Florida Citrus Sports CEO Steve ...

Lyft driver arrested, accused of raping customer in Orange County

A Lyft driver, accused of rape was arrested Wednesday night, according to Orlando police. According to a police report,  Peter Solomon, 49, is accused of raping a woman he picked up during his Lyft shift from Knight’s Pub on North Alafaya Trail in early July. The report states, Solomon was ...

Hurricane Matthew threatens south Caribbean Isles

The National Hurricane Center upgraded Matthew to a hurricane this afternoon. The storm is moving through the eastern Caribbean Sea. A Tropical Storm Watch is in effect for Bonaire, Curacao, and Aruba.  It means that tropical storm conditions arepossible within the watch area. Rainfall totals of 2 to 4 inches, with ...

FILE - In this June 7, 2016 file photo, Alec Baldwin attends the 2016 Fragrance Foundation Awards in New York. “Saturday Night Live” has chosen Alec Baldwin to impersonate GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump. He will debut his Trump impression opposite cast member Kate McKinnon’s continuing turn as Clinton. Trump had previously been played by announcer Darrell Hammond and by the now-departed Taran Killam. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)

Alec Baldwin to play Donald Trump on season opener of Saturday Night Live

When Saturday Night Live returns for its new season this coming weekend, Alec Baldwin is going to take over the role of Donald Trump, with CNNMoney reporting that he'll be playing Trump at least until the election.  SNL released a brief promo video yesterday (September 28th) showing Baldwin in his Trump get-up, going up against Hillary Clinton, who will ...

Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump take the stage for their first presidential debate, at Hofstra University in Hempstead, N.Y., Sept. 26, 2016. As Election Day approaches in the United States, the Chinese are paying closer attention to the selection of the next president. Government censorship, the language barrier and an unfamiliarity with American political conventions have left many Chinese confused about the process. (Damon Winter/The New York Times)

Presidential election brings out the worst in people, costs friendships

A new Monmouth University poll out yesterday (September 28th) of registered voters found that 70 percent believe the presidential election contest between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton has brought out the worst in people, and 65 percent said the harsh rhetoric in politics is unjustified. When asked who's to blame for the negative tone ...

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The internet is losing its mind over man who made pancakes for his kitten

With all the wrong going on in the world, it's about time we saw something that is nothing but right: like this kitten enjoying a stack of mini pancakes! Chase Stout and Kenzie Jones adopted the little furball named Mr. Wilson earlier this month. Mr. Wilson quickly felt right at ...

FILE - In this May 18, 2016 file photo, Libertarian presidential candidate, former New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson speaks with legislators at the Utah State Capitol in Salt Lake City. The day after political heavyweight Mitt Romney name-dropped him on Twitter, the former New Mexico governor seemed to reveal a hole in his foreign-affairs knowledge when he was befuddled by an otherwise routine question about the Syrian city of Aleppo. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)

Libertarian presidential nominee Gary Johnson unable to name any global leader

The Libertarian Party's presidential nominee, Gary Johnson, is getting more attention this year than he normally would because more voters than usual don't really want to vote for the major party nominees, Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton. Still, it's incredibly difficult for a third party candidate to win the presidency, and the former New ...

If local leaders have it their way, Orlando will soon be known for a lot more than it's massive tourism industry.

Orlando tackling downtown nightlife issues

While the music and food may be good, other aspects of downtown Orlando's nightlife leave a lot to be desired and the city has a hired gun to make it all work better. Jim Peters, head of the Responsible Hospitality Institute, is assembling a sociable city plan that takes into ...

Today is World Heart Day

In honor of World Heart Day, the Florida dept of health and Orange county have teamed up to offer free hands-only CPR training at several locations. Hands-Only CPR involves no mouth to mouth breathing. Locations for training include Orlando International Airport, Nemours Children's Hospital, SeaWorld, Double Tree Suites by Hilton ...

 

TS Matthew continues organizing as it slows down passing over the Lesser Antilles.

Tropical Storm Matthew maximum sustained winds are now at 65 MPH and it continues to move to the west at 15 MPH. The barometric pressure has also decreased to 1004 millibars, this is a sign of strengthening and it is expected to continue strengthening further to a category 2 hurricane ...

 

Pulse survivor on Capitol Hill: I think my voice is going to be heard

WASHINGTON - A Pulse nightclub shooting survivor is the latest in a long line of people impacted by gun violence to lobby lawmakers on Capitol Hill to change the nation’s gun laws. Angel Colon was shot six times when a gunman opened fire in the crowded Orlando gay club, killing ...

'Thoughts and Prayers' automatically app posts your condolences

A parody video quickly going viral advertises an app called "Thoughts and Prayers," which automatically posts your condolences after major tragedies, so you don't have to. The app doesn't exist.  A user on Reddit first posted the video on Wednesday. "Cool," a woman proclaims in the video.  "There's been a ...

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Amber Alert issued for 4-year-old after father's girlfriend found dead in Jacksonville

The Florida Department of Law Enforcement has issued an Amber Alert after a woman was found dead in a Jacksonville apartment. The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office says they performed a welfare check on the Esperanza Apartments and found a woman who had died, according to WOKV News.  Foul play is suspected, ...

Marlins and Miami honor Jose Fernandez in public service

Thousands of fans showed up at Marlins Park and lined the streets of little Havana in Miami to honor pitcher Jose Fernandez, killed in a boating accident over the weekend. Fans gathered Wednesday at Marlins Park for the departure of a funeral motorcade at 2:16 p.m. Fernandez wore No. 16 ...

SIGN OF THE TIMES: Video shows CA mob attacking patrol car

A video surfaced showing a group of street races attacking a California Highway Patrol car in broad daylight. According to WCMH-TV, the officer was responding to a call when he encountered about 40 street races.  Some of them were doing donuts in the street. When the officer approached, the group ...

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Deputies: Osceola toll worker steals money, lies about robbery

An Osceola County toll-plaza worker is accused of stealing $9,450 in toll receipts. Investigators say Cheryl Persall, 49, of Daventport told them she was robbed but the story was bogus. She claimed someone held a gun to her head and ordered her to bring him toll plaza money, but she ...

Matthew becomes tropical storm, could be category 2 hurricane by Sunday

The National Hurricane Center has named Tropical Storm Matthew after a Hurricane Hunter found a closed circulation during a flight this  morning. The five-day forecast track for Matthew has it taking a strong right turn on Saturday and hitting Jamaica Monday as a hurricane. A tropical storm warning is in ...

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Virginia bar under fire for using Kaepernick jersey as a doormat

James Perry is accusing Krossroads Rock and Country Bar of racism after seeing San Francisco 49ers football player Colin Kaepernick's red No. 7 jersey taped to the floor and being used as a doormat. "Racism is real people and yes this is a racist act...an overall disgusting one!!!" writes Perry ...

 

300-acre brush fire rips through Brevard County near Highway 50

BREVARD COUNTY, Fla. - A 300-acre brush fire was burning Tuesday along Highway 50 and Interstate 95 near the St. John’s River between Titusville and Christmas.  Westbound Highway 50 from I-95 to Hacienda Drive was shut down because the flames were burning close to the roadway. Florida Highway Patrol troopers, ...

Trump makes campaign stop in Central Florida

A large and fairly diverse crowd cheered Donald Trump as he arrived in Melbourne Tuesday, less than 24 hours after the first presidential debate. The rally took place at the AeroMod International Hangar on the grounds of the Orlando Melbourne International Airport. Doors opened at 4 p.m. for the scheduled ...

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