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    Vice President Mike Pence will make a trip to the Kennedy Space Center this week, for the second meeting of the National Space Council. Pence is set to land on Tuesday at 5:35 p.m., where he’ll then tour the facilities and attend a reception, according to his schedule. The National Space Council meeting will be held on Wednesday at 10 a.m. Pence chairs the Council, after it was re-established by President Trump last year. The meeting will include leaders from the civil, commercial and national security sectors.
  • Following their 13-0 season last year, the University of Central Florida has released their 2018 football schedule. Highlights include the annual “War on I-4” game against USF, homecoming against Navy, and a nationally televised game against Temple. Last season, the Knights went undefeated, beat Auburn in the Peach Bowl and finished the season as National Champions to some. Check out the full schedule below: 2018 UCF FOOTBALL SCHEDULEThu., Aug. 30 -- at UConn*Sat., Sept. 8 -- South Carolina StateSat., Sept. 15 -- at North CarolinaFri., Sept. 21 -- Florida AtlanticSat., Sept. 29 – Pittsburgh (Family Weekend)Sat., Oct. 6 -- SMU*Sat., Oct. 13 -- at Memphis*Sat., Oct. 20 -- at ECU*Thu., Nov. 1 -- Temple* [ESPN]Sat., Nov. 10 -- Navy* (Homecoming)Sat., Nov. 17 -- Cincinnati*Fri., Nov. 23 at USF* (War On I-4)* - American Athletic Conference Game
  • University of Central Florida football fans are having fun and trolling the University of Alabama after their National Championship victory. Someone placed a billboard in Tuscaloosa that says, “Congratulations Alabama! How about a home and home series against UCF?” This as many people, including Governor Rick Scott, have declared UCF National Champions following their 13-0 season, and Peach Bowl victory over Auburn. It’s still unclear exactly who is behind the billboard, but it says that it was created and paid for by UCF fans. The University of Alabama has not responded at this point. Alabama won the National Championship 26-23 over the University of Georgia on Monday.
  • Nike and the Orlando Magic unveiling their newest space-themed alternate jersey today. The Magic’s “City Edition” jersey will first be worn on court on January 31st, against the Los Angeles Lakers. The jersey has a gray and black Magic logo on the front, along with a blue star field on the front and back. Nike said the jerseys are meant to pay homage to Central Florida’s rich history of space exploration. The Magic now have 4 different jersey options to choose from, with this one the final one rolled out by Nike, after taking over for Adidas as the NBA’s uniform supplier. They are not on sale at this point.
  • Downtown will be packed with runners this weekend for the OUC Orlando Half Marathon and Track Shack Lake Eola 5k. The 41st Orlando Half Marathon will feature around 3,500 runners, from 15 countries and 35 states. The race will kick off at 7:30 a.m., and run around a course in downtown Orlando and just south of downtown. At 7:40 a.m., the Lake Eola 5k will begin, and will be focused around Lake Eola Park. The winner of the Orlando Half Marathon will take home $3,400 in prize money.
  • A Polk County woman, charged with DUI on a horse, is fighting to keep custody of that horse. Lawyers for 53-year old Donna Byrne, said the horse, Bo Duke, is her only method of transportation. The Polk County Sheriff’s Office argued that Byrne subjected the animal to harm during the November 2nd arrest, and in two previous incidents. A decision could come as early as December 8th, with two more hearings currently scheduled. Bryne has a criminal record, including five felonies and 10 misdemeanor charges. They include cruelty to animals and drug possession.
  • West Orange High School was on lock down this morning, after a threatening note was found in one of the school’s bathrooms. Orange County Public Schools said the lock down started at 10:35 a.m., and was lifted around 12:45 p.m. No students or faculty were injured, according to West Orange High School. An investigation into the note is ongoing.
  • A bear cub recently got into a home in Monrovia, California, and began eating food. The homeowner captured the whole thing on video, and tried to get one of the cubs out, who was eating their cats’ food. Eventually the group of cubs did leave, after checking out the family’s swimming pool. The owner admitted they often leave the sliding glass door cracked to let their cats in and out. The bear cub was apparently able to get through that opening. See the full video here.
  • For the second straight year, Orlando will host the Pro Bowl. The game will be played at Camping World Stadium on January 28th, 2018 at 3 p.m. Last season, the NFL played the Pro Bowl in Orlando at the first time. The 2018 game will feature the AFC vs. NFC, the same format that returned last season. The NFL has a two year deal to play the Pro Bowl in Orlando with the option for a third year. Don’t miss you chance to see the NFL’s best and brightest stars. Get tickets here starting at $45.
  • On Tuesday, a dog was taken to the vet after eating a meatball stuffed with a fish hook at Bicentennial Park in Ormond-by-the-Sea. The Volusia County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of contaminated meat found in the dog park. Upon arriving, a deputy found several meatballs with small fish hooks stuffed inside.  Nine meatballs were found in the park. Deputies said the meatballs were like liverwurst, and felt like they had been unfrozen and left outside. The park was temporarily shut down while teams searched for more, and reopened after several searches by Volusia County Animal Control. The dog who ate one of the meatballs did not ingest any hooks, and will be ok, according to the Volusia County Sheriff’s Office. At this time, there is no suspect descritpion, and park staff did not report seeing anyone suspicious. Two years ago, meat stuffed with pills was located at the same dog park.
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  • Police in Orange County are looking for a person of interest in relation to a murder that happened Friday afternoon.   At 1:19 p.m., deputies responded to The Bondsman on West Michigan Street in reference to a check on well being. Upon arrival, a victim was found dead at the scene.    The person of interest is James Cole. Cole was accompanied by a black female and possible left the scene in the pictured car.    Anyone with any information on this case is asked to contact Crimeline at 800-423-TIPS(8477). There is a reward of up to $5,000 if it leads to an arrest.
  • Actor Joonas Suotamo, the man behind the famed wookie Chewbacca in the upcoming Solo: A Star Wars Story stopped by Disney's Hollywood Studios recently to take in the action of the park's Star Wars themed offerings. This all comes ahead of his scheduled appearance at the park's Star Wars: Galactic Nights event, which will take on May 27 and run from 7 p.m. until midnight.  The Star Wars themed event will feature unique exclusive photo opportunities, merchandise, and of course, the celebrities.  This year, Joonas will be a celebrity guest speaker to talk about his movie- making experience, as well as answer questions from some lucky fans.  Guests in attendance can also be expected to see the nods to the new movie during the fireworks presentation of Star Wars: A Galaxy Far, Far Away.  The Solo: A Star Wars Story movie will open in theaters on May 25th.  You can see the actor's experience in the park here:
  • Former President George H.W. Bush is known for wearing festive socks. He wore a special pair of socks Saturday to the funeral of his wife of 73 years, Barbara Bush, in tribute to her work in literacy awareness. >> Read more trending news  Barbara Bush, the wife of the nation’s 41st president and mother of the nation’s 43rd, died Tuesday at her Houston home. She was 92. Bush family spokesman Jim McGrath posted on Twitter that the former president is wearing socks festooned with books. McGrath went on to say that Barbara Bush's literacy campaign raised over $110 million in 30 years. The private funeral ceremony is being attended by approximately 1,500 invited guests, including first lady Melania Trump, former President Bill Clinton, former first lady and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, former President Barack Obama and former first lady Michelle Obama.
  • Approximately 1,500 guests attended former first lady Barbara Bush's private funeral ceremony in Houston Saturday. Barbara Bush, the wife of the nation’s 41st president and mother of the nation’s 43rd, died Tuesday at her Houston home. She was 92. About 2,500 mourners paid their respect at a public viewing held Friday in Houston, The Associated Press reported. >> Read more trending news  The service took place at St. Martin’s Episcopal Church in Houston. Jeb Bush delivered a eulogy for his mother. Longtime friend Susan Baker and historian Jon Meacham also gave remarks during the 90-minute service. Multiple musical selections were performed. A procession followed, with burial at the Bush Library at Texas A&M University in College Station. Barbara Bush will be buried next to her daughter, Robin, who was 3 years old when she died of leukemia in 1953, The AP reported. Notable guests included first lady Melania Trump, former President Bill Clinton, former first lady and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, former President Barack Obama and former first lady Michelle Obama, The AP reported.
  • The Florida Department of Law Enforcement is investigating after a man in Orlando is dead following a deputy involved shooting Friday evening.  It happened around 8:30 p.m. near West South Street and Lime Avenue.  Orange County Deputies say 48 year old James Bauduy was wanted after reportedly shooting and killing his girlfriend's 82 year old mother, Elfriede Asendorf, and then carjacking his girlfriend earlier this week in the Conway-Windermere area.  After receiving a tip, deputies were able to locate him. Bauduy was shot by two deputies, but it is unclear if the man was carrying a weapon.  He was then taken to the hospital, where he died. The deputies in the involved shooting were not hurt. At least half a dozen shots were reportedly fired during the incident.  Both deputies have been reassigned to administrative duties for no less than a week, pending the investigation.