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Former Conservation Chair Eric Rollings Clashes with Current Chair Daisy Morales Over Sunshine Law

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN NEWS) – The Orange Soil & Water Conservation District, a little-known state agency, was entrenched in verbal fireworks and threats Friday, February 8, 2019 through former Board Chair and Supervisor Eric Rollings, who clashed with current Chair and Supervisor Daisy Morales over her compliance with the Florida Sunshine Law. The board’s monthly…

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Turmoil over governor tests Democrats’ zero-tolerance policy

The denunciations began within hours of the disclosure that Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam’s medical school yearbook page featured a person in blackface standing next to a person in a Ku Klux Klan outfit. Democratic activists and presidential contenders quickly called for his resignation. By the time the Democratic governor held a press conference to defend…

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Federal prosecutors subpoena Trump’s inaugural committee

NEW YORK (AP) — Federal prosecutors in New York issued a subpoena Monday seeking documents from Donald Trump’s inaugural committee, furthering a federal inquiry into a fund that has faced mounting scrutiny into how it raised and spent its money. Inaugural committee spokeswoman Kristin Celauro told The Associated Press that the committee had received the…

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Randy Ross Appointed to Orange County Commission Membership and Mission Review Board (MMRB)

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN NEWS) – Randy Ross, a marketing and public relations professional living in Downtown Orlando, has been appointed to the MMRB (Membership and Mission Review Board) for Orange County, Florida, as approved by the Orange County Commission today. Ross was appointed by newly elected Orange County District 3 Commissioner Myra Uribe. “It’s a…

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MIT Sloan Study: Crowdsourcing Effective to Fight Fake News

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (FNN NEWS) – Source: MIT Sloan School of Management // Fake news isn’t a new problem, but it’s becoming a greater concern because of social media, where it is easily created and rapidly distributed. A recent study by MIT Sloan School of Management Prof. David Rand and Prof. Gordon Pennycook of the University of Regina finds there is a possible solution: crowdsourcing.…

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Governor DeSantis Statement Regarding Tragic Shooting in Sebring

Sebring, Fla. –  Governor Ron DeSantis issued the following statement regarding the tragic shooting in Sebring, Florida: “This is a terrible day for Sebring, Highlands County and for the state of Florida. Casey and I extend our most sincere condolences and sympathies to the families and loved ones of the victims. The people of Florida stand with…

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2019 Oscar nominations list

LOS ANGELES, CA – Actor-comedian and Oscar®–nominated writer Kumail Nanjiani and actress–producer–director Tracee Ellis Ross announced the 91st Oscars® nominations, live from the Academy’s headquarters in Beverly Hills Tuesday morning. Academy members from each of the 17 branches vote to determine the nominees in their respective categories – actors nominate actors, film editors nominate film editors,…

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Florida Leaders React to Governor Ron DeSantis’ Appointment of Carlos Muñiz to the Florida Supreme Court

Tallahassee, Fla. – Today, Governor Ron DeSantis appointed Carlos Muñiz to the Florida Supreme Court. The announcement marks the second Hispanic justice appointed by Governor DeSantis to the bench and makes Justice Muñiz the first Nicaraguan-American to serve on the Florida Supreme Court. Here is what state leaders and legal experts are saying: “Carlos Muñiz is yet another stellar appointment…

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POLITICS & POWER NEWS

  • ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. (FNN NEWS) - Incoming Conservation Chairman Daisy Morales Announces Transition Team
    ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. (FNN NEWS) - Incoming Conservation Chairman Daisy Morales Announces Transition Team

National Politics

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US says Alabama woman who joined Islamic State can’t return

WASHINGTON (AP) — An Alabama woman who left home to join the Islamic State group…

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US mining sites dump 50M gallons of fouled wastewater daily

RIMINI, Mont. (AP) — Every day many millions of gallons of water loaded with arsenic,…

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Trump calls for bipartisanship, a hard line on immigration

WASHINGTON (AP) — Face to face with emboldened Democrats, President Donald Trump called on Washington…

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Turmoil over governor tests Democrats’ zero-tolerance policy

The denunciations began within hours of the disclosure that Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam’s medical school…

STATE & LOCAL POLITICS

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Governor Ron DeSantis Participates in Florida Space Day

Tallahassee, Fla. – Tuesday, Governor Ron DeSantis participated in several events to commemorate Florida Space Day…

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Governor Ron DeSantis Asks President Donald Trump to Headquarter United States Space Command in Florida

Tallahassee, Fla. – Today, Governor Ron DeSantis sent a letter to President Donald Trump requesting that the…

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Governor Ron DeSantis Appoints Noah Valenstein as Secretary of the Department of Environmental Protection

Tallahassee, Fla. – Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced the appointment of Noah Valenstein to serve as…

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U.S. Postal Service Operations Don’t Stop – Even On Holidays

ORLANDO FL –   On Monday, Feb. 18, the country will mark the Presidents’ Day national holiday. …

FNN SPORTS

  • The Tampa Bay Lightning proved too much for the Dallas Stars at Amalie Arena Thursday. Photo: Jerome Miron/USA TODAY Sports.
    NHL: Lightning Erupt in First Period to Blank Stars, 6-0 (Photo: Jerome Miron/USA TODAY Sports)

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Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back Andre Ellington

TAMPA, Fla. - The Tampa Bay Buccaneers announced Tuesday the team has signed running back Andre…

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Jacksonville Jaguars cut kicker Kai Forbath

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The Jacksonville Jaguars have released seventh-year K Kai Forbath, the club announced today. Forbath appeared…

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Michael Annett Wins NASCAR Racing Experience 300 for 1st NASCAR Xfinity Series Victory

DAYTONA BEACH – Michael Annett led the last 45 laps Saturday to win the NASCAR Racing Experience…

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Orlando City Invitational: Orlando City Lions Bind NYCFC with 2-1 Win

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN SPORTS) - The Orlando City Lions hosted NYCFC in the second matchup…

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NHL: Lightning Erupt in First Period to Blank Stars, 6-0

TAMPA BAY, Fla. (FNN SPORTS) - Tampa Bay Lightning captain Steven Stamkos scored two goals…

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Inside the Magic: 30 Years of Legends: 2000-2019

ORLANDO, Fla. – FOX Sports Florida, the exclusive television home of the Orlando Magic, will premiere…

BUSINESS NEWS

  • VIDEO | FLORIDA | ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN NEWS) – VIDEO: West Lakes Orlando Business Incubator Gets $2000,000 Funding Boost from JPMorgan Chase
    VIDEO | FLORIDA | ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN NEWS) – VIDEO: West Lakes Orlando Business Incubator Gets $2000,000 Funding Boost from JPMorgan Chase

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Craigslist founder donates $15 million for journalism ethics

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — The founder of Craigslist says he will donate $15 million to…

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US charges against Huawei could inflame China trade talks

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration’s unveiling of criminal charges against the Chinese tech giant…

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[VIDEO] Governor Rick Scott Announces Florida Gained 23,000 New Jobs in November

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN NEWS) - Florida Governor and Senator-elect Rick Scott announced that Florida gained…

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[VIDEO] Aloft Orlando Downtown Welcomes RedCarpetMonday Orlando's Best in Business

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN NEWS) - Red Carpet Monday returned to Aloft Orlando Downtown to host its final…

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Stocks plunge to 8-month lows on China fears; J&J nosedives

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks are staggering Friday after weak economic data from China has…

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U.S. Postal Service Prepared For The Holidays

ORLANDO, FL — The U.S. Postal Service is prepared for the holiday season and will offer extended…

ENTERTAINMENT NEWS

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21 Savage’s English origins stun fans of the Atlanta rapper

LOS ANGELES (AP) — It was a shock for fans when 21 Savage was taken…

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Patriots Stars Tom Brady and Julian Edelman Celebrate Super Bowl Win with Parade at Walt Disney World Resort

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (FNN NEWS) – Source: Walt Disney World Resort // Amid a throng…

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2019 Oscar nominations list

LOS ANGELES, CA – Actor-comedian and Oscar®–nominated writer Kumail Nanjiani and actress–producer–director Tracee Ellis Ross…

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Bad headlines for Trump also means ratings slump for Hannity

NEW YORK (AP) — The drumbeat of bad news for President Donald Trump hasn't been good for…

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Kevin Bacon's SixDegrees.org is Partnering with SOS Children's Villages USA to Support Vulnerable Children and Youth in the United States through the #HomecomingChallenge

WASHINGTON -- Kevin Bacon's SixDegrees.orgis partnering with SOS Children's Villages USA to raise money and awareness for SOS's extraordinary work, using…

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Kevin Spacey is charged with groping a young man

BOSTON (AP) — Kevin Spacey has been charged with groping the 18-year-old son of a…

LIFESTYLE, TRAVEL & TOURISM

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26th Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival Blooms for 90 Days at Walt Disney World Resort

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. – New sights, sounds and flavors of spring will envelop Walt…

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Orange Soil & Water Conservation Chair Daisy Morales Issues Statement on Gov. DeSantis Water Reforms

ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. (FNN NEWS) - Orange Soil & Water Conservation District Board Chair and…

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Governor Ron DeSantis Announces Major Water Policy Reforms

Tallahassee, Fla. – Today, Governor Ron DeSantis signed Executive Order 19-12 (Achieving More Now For Florida’s…

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Chairman Daisy Morales Pursues Hundreds of Thousands in Funding for Orange Soil & Water Conservation District

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN NEWS) - Orange Soil and Water Conservation District Board Chairman and Supervisor…

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[WATCH] Lake Nona Holds its First-Ever Latino Community Event

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN NEWS) - Nonahood Latino, sister to Nonahood News, hosted the Vispera De…

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Connected cars accelerate down data-collection highway

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — That holiday trip over the river and through the woods to…