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4 hrs ago | Business Journal

July 25, 2014 Legal Notices V.2

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE NINTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR ORANGE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.

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8 hrs ago | The Orlando Sentinel

Public push to begin for Orange sales-tax renewal

Efforts to persuade Orange County voters to renew a half-penny sales tax for school construction have been so low-key that many have no idea the vote is only a month away.

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Related Topix: Kids, Family

12 hrs ago | The Orlando Sentinel

Child hospitalized after near-drowning at theme-park-area hotel

A young boy was flown to an Orlando hospital on Thursday after a near-drowning at a theme-park-area resort, Orange County Fire Rescue said.

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Related Topix: Orlando, FL, Osceola County, FL

20 hrs ago | Business Journal

From Potter to Sharknado: LeakyCon fosters fan culture and growth

As San Diego braces for ComiCon International, Orlando is preparing to host its own pop culture cross-section when LeakyCon lands at the Orange County Convention Center, July 30-Aug. 3. What started as a Harry Potter convention in 2009 is now embracing all forms of fandom while adding attendance.

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Related Topix: Orlando, FL

Wed Jul 23, 2014

The Orlando Sentinel

Teens told they are 'linchpin' of curbing substance abuse

About 400 high school students got a pep talk Wednesday in Orlando from National Drug Control Policy Acting Director Michael Botticelli, who told them they were the "linchpin" of solving the problem of substance abuse.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Drug Addiction (Substance Abuse), Health, Education Etc., Orlando, FL

The Orlando Sentinel

Maynard Evans doesn't deserve to have name on a high school

The debate over where to put Maynard Evans High School has raged for several years, but so far, no one has questioned whether a new school in a new location deserves a new name.

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Related Topix: Eatonville, FL, Orlando, FL, Opinion

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'Ninja robber' seeks bond reduction

A man accused of being one of the so-called ninja robbers in an Orange County home invasion appeared before a judge Wednesday in an attempt to reduce his bond.

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Related Topix: Windermere, FL

Click Orlando

Man dies in shootout with Orange County deputies

BREAKING NOW AT NOON, ORANGE COUNTY DEPUTIES ARE ON THE SCENE OF A SHOOTING WITH A BARRICADED SUSPECT.

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Related Topix: Belle Isle, FL, The Light, Christian-Rock

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Man dies in shootout with Orange County deputies

Officials say a SWAT team found a man dead inside a Belle Isle home after he was involved in a shootout with deputies conducting a narcotics investigation.

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Related Topix: Belle Isle, FL, The Light, Christian-Rock, Conway, FL

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Shots fired leads to police standoff

A person is barricaded inside a Belle Isle home after firing shots Wednesday morning, according to the Orange County Sheriff's Office.

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Related Topix: Belle Isle, FL

Orlando Weekly

This Modern World

On July 9, an Orange County Corrections officer was attacked by a prisoner she was guarding in a room at Orlando Regional Medical Center on South Orange Avenue.

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Related Topix: Orlando, FL

Tue Jul 22, 2014

The Orlando Sentinel

Not everyone happy with longer day facing 33 schools

Thirty three Central Florida elementary schools must extend their day by an hour when school starts next month, a plan some say will boost reading skills, but others fear will leave young students sapped and overworked.

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Related Topix: Florida, Orlando, FL, Sanford, FL, Apopka, FL

The Orlando Sentinel

Biking, walking to work slowly gain popularity

It's been a bit lonely for Jamie Krzeminski, who has been riding his bicycle from his home near Mead Botanical Garden to work in downtown Orlando for a dozen years.

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Related Topix: Orlando, FL, Debary, FL, Volusia County, FL, Winter Park, FL

The Orlando Sentinel

In 9th Judicial Circuit ...: Editorial

Given the sound and fury that often surround political campaigns, it might be tempting for Florida voters to write off the quieter judicial races.

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law, Osceola County, FL, Orlando, FL, Winter Park, FL, Opinion

Capital Soup

Whittington Receives Endorsements from Former County Chair Linda Chapin and Orlando Mayor Glenda Hood

Virginia Whittington, Orange County Commission District 6 candidate received endorsements today from two women she considers iconic champions in Orange County's elected history.

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Related Topix: Orlando, FL

The Orlando Sentinel

First on Orlandosentinel.Com 'Poison bomb' threat at school leads to woman's arrest

A 19-year-old Orlando woman has been charged with making a false threat online this spring about setting off a poison-gas blast to kill students and teachers at Evans High School, where she was a student at the time.

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Related Topix: Pine Hills, FL

The Orlando Sentinel

Authorities investigate Apopka-area shootings

A 19-year-old man accused of shooting another man Monday evening in Apopka later turned himself in to police, officials said.

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Related Topix: Apopka, FL, Orlando, FL

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2 wounded in separate shootings

Police say an argument on the sidewalk ended with gunfire on 8th Street and Lou Ann Drive in Apopka Monday night.

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Related Topix: Apopka, FL

Mon Jul 21, 2014

Daytona Beach News-Journal Online

SunRail may expand hours to weekends, late nights ORLANDO a " After...

After much public outcry, state transportation officials have begun estimating how much it will cost, per train, to run SunRail later at night and on weekends.

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Related Topix: Orlando, FL, Volusia County, FL, Debary, FL, Deltona, FL

Hot Air

Concealed carrier saves stabbing victim

After there was just been so darned much bad news to cover over the weekend, it might be nice to brighten up Monday with a more inspiring tale.

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law, US News

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