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  1. Royal Caribbean retiring Majesty of the SeasRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Nov 22 | WPTV Local News

    The last of the sovereign-class ships built in the late 1980s and early 1990s, it's following in the footsteps of sister ships Monarch of the Seas and Sovereign of the Seas, heading to Pullmantur cruise line, which is headquartered in Spain but sails many itineraries in the Caribbean catering to the Latin American market. The Pullmantur line is owned by Royal Caribbean's parent company Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. The 2,350-passenger vessel, which currently sails short trips to the Bahamas out of PortMiami will retire from Royal Caribbean in 2016.

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  2. Slain FAMU drum major's parents to fight hazingRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Nov 22 | WPTV Local News

    The parents of slain drum major Robert Champion plan to hand out anti-hazing pamphlets Saturday before the Florida Classic, the annual football game in Orlando between in-state rivals Florida A&M University and Bethune Cookman University. Champion, 26, last performed as the student leader of FAMU's Marching 100 at the Florida Classic on Nov. 19, 2011, the night he was killed during a hazing ritual aboard a percussion bus parked at the Rosen Plaza hotel.

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  3. Neo-Nazi gets 17 years for Fla. email threatsRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Nov 22 | WPTV Local News

    William White, a Virginia neo-Nazi convicted of threatening local law enforcers after the raid of an Osceola County white-supremacist compound in 2012, was sentenced to more than a decade in federal prison Friday. A Virginia neo-Nazi convicted of threatening local law enforcers after the raid of an Osceola County white-supremacist compound in 2012 was sentenced to more than a decade in federal prison Friday.

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  4. Medical examiner: Air bag killed Orlando driverRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Nov 19 | WPTV Local News

    An explosion of shrapnel from a faulty air bag killed Orlando motorist Hien Tran last month, the Orange-Osceola Medical Examiner's Office determined Tuesday. Blunt force injuries also contributed to her death from a Sept.

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  5. Deputy admits to stealing DVD from crime sceneRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Nov 15 | WPTV Local News

    A Polk County deputy sheriff was charged with stealing a DVD while responding to a convenience store burglary Nov. 6, a spokeswoman said. A Polk County deputy sheriff was charged with stealing a DVD while responding to a convenience store burglary Nov. 6, a spokeswoman said.

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  6. Board changes policy to avoid Satanist booksRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Nov 15 | WPTV Local News

    Worried about facing national ridicule if a Satanic group is allowed to give out coloring books to children, the Orange County School Board moved Thursday toward preventing any outside group from distributing religious materials on campus. ORLANDO, Fla._Worried about facing national ridicule if a Satanic group is allowed to give out coloring books to children, the Orange County School Board moved Thursday toward preventing any outside group from distributing religious materials on campus.

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  7. Cops: 9-year-old accidentally shoots brotherRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Nov 13 | WPTV Local News

    An 8-year-old boy was critically injured when he was accidentally shot in the head by his 9-year-old sister in DeLand on Wednesday evening, according to police. The girl "somehow obtained a handgun that belonged to a parent" and was handling it when it discharged, grazing the boy in the head, police said.

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  8. Orange Co. schools won't allow grades below 50Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Nov 12 | WPTV Local News

    The School Board on Tuesday night formalized the year-old practice of eliminating zero grades for middle and high school. It will not affect individual assignments, but at the end of a quarter or semester, no students will have an average grade lower than 50, a failing grade.

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  9. How to escape from a sinking carRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Nov 8 | WPTV Local News

    The most important thing, rescue experts say, is to not panic, but you need to act quickly, unfasten your seatbelt, get out of the car and swim to safety. If the pond is 6 feet deep or more, there is little chance a fire-rescue squad will get to you in time to help, so don't wait.

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  10. Fla. man dies after walking into streetRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Nov 8 | WPTV Local News

    An Ocala man arguing with staff outside a strip club walked into the street backwards and was killed by a bus early Saturday, a Florida Highway Patrol spokeswoman said. Charles Davis Jr., 52, was outside the Body Shots gentlemen's club on South Pine Avenue near Ocala around 1:30 a.m., said Sgt.

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  11. Child-porn suspect admits guiltRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Nov 4 | WPTV Local News

    Shawn Williams, an Ocoee man linked to a child-porn ring, faces as much as two decades in federal prison after admitting guilt in his federal case. An Ocoee man linked to a child-porn ring faces as much as two decades in federal prison after admitting guilt in his federal case.

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  12. Red Lobster revamping menuRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Nov 3 | WPTV Local News

    The struggling chain on Monday plans to announce another revamped menu that removes dishes including Spicy Tortilla Soup and a Wood-Grilled Pork Chop, while tacking on more dishes featuring lobster. The non-seafood dishes had been added by the chain's previous owner, Darden Restaurants Inc., in hopes of attracting people who don't like seafood as sales declined.

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  13. Demo begins for All Aboard Florida's new stationRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Oct 29 | WPTV Local News

    Crews are set to begin tearing down buildings Wednesday morning on the site of All Aboard Florida's future Fort Lauderdale station. The station will be located on nearly 5 acres adjacent to the Florida East Coast Railway at Northwest Second Street, north of Broward Boulevard.

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  14. Suit seeks $5M for those cited by red-light camsRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Oct 29 | WPTV Local News

    Two South Florida residents have sued the Arizona company that controls most red-light ticket cameras in the state, seeking class-action status and more than $5 million in damages for everyone who received a citation in the past four years. The lawsuit was filed Monday in U.S. District Court in Fort Pierce on behalf of Christopher L. Parker and Marwa Moussa against American Traffic Solutions.

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  15. Florida polo mogul guilty of DUI manslaughterRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 28, 2014 | WPTV Local News

    John Goodman, 51, was taken into custody for sentencing, WPTV reports . He had been on house arrest at his Wellington, Florida home pending the appeal of a 2012 guilty verdict, which was overturned due to jury misconduct.

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  16. More sea turtles coming to FloridaRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 15, 2014 | WPTV Local News

    This year's early count of sea turtles nesting on Florida beaches is encouraging, though there are many unknowns in the numbers. Welcome to the mysterious world of sea turtles, which spend much of their life far from Florida's beaches encountering fishing boats, oil spills, plastic trash and any number of other perils.

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  17. States seek to protect student athletes' safetyRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 5, 2014 | WPTV Local News

    JANUARY 04: Quarterback Garrett Gilbert #7 of the black team throws a pass in the All America Under Armour Football Game at Florida Citrus Bowl on January 4, 2009 in Orlando, Florida.

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  18. Man floating in bubble rescued off Florida coastRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 4, 2014 | WPTV Local News

    A man trying to reach Bermuda in an inflatable bubble has been rescued by the U.S. Coast Guard off the coast of Florida after he began suffering from fatigue and asked for help. Reza Baluchi, a U.S. citizen, was rescued Oct. 4, 2014 inside a bubble off the coast of St. Augustine, Fla.

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  19. Cops: Man caught in wheel well of jet in OrlandoRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 19, 2014 | WPTV Local News

    A 32-year-old Lake City man hid in a wheel well of a JetBlue plane at Orlando International Airport Thursday in an attempt to get to New York, according to police. JetBlue employees discovered Demetrice Hall on the tarmac Thursday morning and called police at 8:34 a.m. Hall said he was a mechanic, but he was not wearing a shirt or shoes, and he was covered in grease.

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  20. Olive Garden defends breadstick policyRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 16, 2014 | WPTV Local News

    Olive Garden is defending its practice of giving customers as many breadsticks as they want, saying the policy conveys "Italian generosity." The remark is part of a response by the chain's parent company, Darden Restaurants Inc., to a nearly 300-page criticism released by hedge fund Starboard Value last week.

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