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59 min ago | Click Orlando

'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

5 hrs ago | 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

5 hrs ago | Click Orlando

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

7 hrs ago | Click Orlando

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

15 hrs ago | 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

Click Orlando

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

Click Orlando

Eye Opener

I'M BRIDGETT ELLISON. I'M DAVID HALL. WE ARE FOLLOWING BREAKING NEWS OUT OF ORANGE COUNTY, A TEEN IS RUSHED TO THE HOSPITAL AFTER BEING SHOT AT A HOUSE PARTY.

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Related Topix: Orlando, FL

Sun Jul 20, 2014

Click Orlando

Man's body found in west Orange County

TO TALK ABOUT. DETAILS STRAIGHT AHEAD. ALL RIGHT. THANK YOU. NEIGHBORS SAY THIS KIND OF THING JUST DOESN'T HAPPEN IN THEIR AREA.

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Related Topix: Orlando, FL, Windermere, FL

The Orlando Sentinel

State Senate race features longtime rivals

The race for Florida Senate District 12 pits two longtime Democratic rivals against each other: incumbent Geraldine Thompson and former state Sen. Gary Siplin .

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Related Topix: Florida, US News, Pine Hills, FL, Windermere, FL, Winter Park, FL

The Orlando Sentinel

Tattoo policies changing for job applicants

It's no secret. Visible tattoos, while becoming increasingly more socially acceptable, can create obstacles for applicants in a still shaky job market.

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Related Topix: Seminole County, FL, Orlando, FL, Altamonte Springs, FL

Sat Jul 19, 2014

The Orlando Sentinel

17 candidates vie for judicial seats in Orange-Osceola circuit

When they go to the polls Aug. 26, voters in Orange and Osceola counties will have the opportunity to dramatically reshape the local judiciary, deciding among 17 candidates for eight seats on the circuit bench.

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Related Topix: Osceola County, FL, Rick Scott, US Governors, Orlando, FL

Fri Jul 18, 2014

The Orlando Sentinel

Orlando's Jones High struggles to fill its halls

This past academic year, 763 students attended Jones, fewer than a third of the average enrollment at Orange County's other 18 traditional high schools.

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Related Topix: Orlando, FL, African-American, Education Etc.

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