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41 min ago | The Orlando Sentinel

Soto: Hispanics might lose clout

As Leon County Circuit Judge Terry Lewis decides the fate of virtually all the Congressional districts in Central Florida, some of the area's Democratic state lawmakers gathered in Kissimmee and Orlando to decry the possibility that Hispanics may lose power.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Representative Alan Grayson, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Florida, Kissimmee, FL, Lake County, FL, Osceola County, FL

4 hrs ago | The Orlando Sentinel

Man charged in May attack at Orlando IHOP linked to 2012 case

A 25-year-old man accused of trying to rape a woman outside an Orlando IHOP restaurant in May is facing new charges after lab tests linked him to a 2012 sexual battery, the Orange County Sheriff's Office said.

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Related Topix: Orlando, FL

6 hrs ago | OrlandoSentinel.com

O-Town MacDown helps Give Kids the World

Grab a cup of whatever you please and take a seat, there's plenty of room at our weekly table.

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Related Topix: Kissimmee, FL, us Travel, North America Travel, Travel, Orlando Travel, Orlando, FL, Winter Park, FL

Tue Aug 19, 2014

The Orlando Sentinel

Orange commissioners reject planned mosque in contentious hearing

Plans for a mosque to serve the Dr. Phillips area's Muslim population were scuttled Tuesday after a contentious hearing before the Orange County Commission.

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Related Topix: Bay Hill, FL

Orlando Weekly

Vote smart: Why the Aug. 26 elections are important

It wasn't supposed to be this confusing. Until May, the local part of the Aug. 26 primary election in Orange County had a headliner in former Democratic congressional candidate and Orlando Police Chief Val Demings, presumed to be a viable challenger to one-term Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs.

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Related Topix: US News

Business Journal

Legal battle brewing over parking at Winter Park's Ravaudage

The landlord of one of the only operating tenants at Winter Park's 50-acre Ravaudage mixed-use development isn't happy about the parking situation - and has done something about it.

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The Orlando Sentinel

Ray Smith: Hit man and undercover deputy

Ray Smith spent years as a hit man, a violent tax protester and a white supremacist.

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Related Topix: Orlando, FL, Explosion

WESH-TV

Battle over proposed Bay Bill mosque continues

A battle over the proposal to build a mosque in the Bay Hill area of Orange County is happening Tuesday afternoon.

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Related Topix: Bay Hill, FL, Orlando, FL

Orlando Weekly

Best Superhero We Can Call Our Own

Maybe you've seen him on the street in downtown Orlando, distributing food and supplies to the homeless or patrolling in his big white van, keeping an eye out for people who are up to no good.

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Related Topix: Orlando, FL

Mon Aug 18, 2014

The Orlando Sentinel

Congressional candidate has faith in technology

In a congressional race that might otherwise be an uneventful re-election stroll for incumbent U.S. Rep. Bill Posey , R-Rockledge, Democratic nominee Gabriel Rothblatt is drawing attention for family connections that are fueling his run with money.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Representative Bill Posey, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Rockledge, FL, Brevard County, FL, Bithlo, FL

The Orlando Sentinel

Orlando man arrested for impersonating a deputy, officials say

When Jose Ortiz walked into the Lakeview Inn and Suites on South Orange Blossom Trail Sunday afternoon, he said he was an Orange County deputy who was working on an investigation.

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Related Topix: Orlando, FL

The Orlando Sentinel

Scott Mawell: Judicial elections: 5 ways to help you vote

Around election time, I am inundated with people asking me how they should fill out their ballots for judicial races.

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Related Topix: Orlando, FL, Osceola County, FL

Switched

Bikini-Clad Florida Mom Found Passed Out, Neglecting Child: Cops

A mom was found passed out drunk in her bikini while her young daughter played alone in a Florida playground, cops say.

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Related Topix: Maitland, FL, Orlando, FL, Marco Island, FL

The Orlando Sentinel

First day of school kicks off in Orange

About 350,000 public school students headed back to class this morning in Central Florida, including about 192,000 in Orange County alone.

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Related Topix: Ocoee, FL, Apopka, FL, Osceola County, FL, Volusia County, FL

Sun Aug 17, 2014

The Orlando Sentinel

Great War touched Orlando from far across the seas

As decades roll by, events seem to move closer together in the telescope of time.

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Related Topix: Orlando, FL, History in the News

Sat Aug 16, 2014

The Orlando Sentinel

Back-to-school fair helps parents, kids | Video

Kindergartner Isaiah Brazell, 5, sat patiently for a back-to-school haircut Saturday as volunteer barber Cliff Colston wielded his clippers.

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Related Topix: Family, Kids, Pine Hills, FL, Orlando, FL

The Orlando Sentinel

Democrat attorneys face off for Orange clerk post

A pair of Democratic lawyers are squaring off in an Aug. 26 primary to become Orange County's next Clerk of Circuit Court.

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law, Rick Scott, US Governors, Orlando, FL

Fri Aug 15, 2014

Click Orlando

Cops: Child's eye injured in belt beating

A 27-year-old woman was arrested in Orange County on allegations of beating a child with a belt and injuring her eye because the child would not eat her food.

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Thu Aug 14, 2014

Capital Soup

Public Hearing for improvements along State Road 423/John Young Parkway in Orange County

The Florida Department of Transportation , is holding a public hearing regarding planned capacity improvements along State Road 423/John Young Parkway in the City of Orlando, Orange County.

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Related Topix: Orlando, FL

The Orlando Sentinel

Zumba teachers embrace the unconventional at convention

Now the 32-year-old pregnant mom teaches the Latin dance-based fitness craze, has shed 60 pounds and is diabetes-free.

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Related Topix: Majesco Games, Zumba Fitness, Video Games, Orlando, FL, Fitness, Aerobics

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