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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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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

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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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Cops: Foster mom left boy in hot car

WORKING WITH THE WOMAN TO COME UP WITH A COMPOSITE SKETCH. THANK YOU, LAUREN. ORANGE COUNTY FOSTER MOM COULD LOSE HER LICENSE AFTER BEING ARRESTED FOR CHILD ABUSE.

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Related Topix: Domestic Violence (Domestic Abuse), Law, Apopka, FL

Thu Jul 17, 2014

Courthouse News Service

Police Overkill in Florida

Orange County, Fla. sheriff's officers forced their way in to a home, killed the pet dog as it hid in a closet and shot a teenage girl without justification, apparently while looking for someone else, the family claims in court.

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The Orlando Sentinel

David Siegel, Joie Chitwood, Deirdre Macnab: weekend guests

Jackie Siegel: "The Queen of Versailles" Jackie Siegel, wife of Westgate Resorts founder & CEO David Siegel, and the star of the 2012 documentary 'Queen of Versailles,' at her Isleworth home, Monday, August 26, 2013, in an exclusive Orlando Sentinel interview.

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Related Topix: Orlando, FL, US Politics, Representative Alan Grayson, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Entertainment

Wed Jul 16, 2014

Business Journal

Construction bids wanted for new $7.5M I-Drive pedestrian bridge

A new raised pedestrian walkway is on tap for the Orange County Convention Center.

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Related Topix: Orlando, FL

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