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SPECIAL REPORT: Non-Compliance with State Law Plagues Orange County Soil & Water Board

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN NEWS) – Florida currently has 58 Soil & Water Conservation Districts which were created under Chapter 582, Florida Statutes. These Districts are governmental subdivision of the State of Florida and a special district under Chapter 189, Florida Statutes. Orange County is represented by the Orange Soil & Water Conservation District, which consists of five non-paid elected…

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Hillsborough School Social Worker’s Teams Gunning for 2019 Black History Brain Bowl 4-Year Scholarship

HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, Fla. (FNN NEWS) – On February 13, 2019, Hillsborough County Center of Excellence held the county and regional History and Culture Brain Bowl competition from November 2018 through February 2019, underwritten by the Florida Education Fund. Julina Dolce Gurganious, a school social worker with Hillsborough County Public Schools, had her two teams sweep…

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[OPINION] Did Chicago Police Help Sway Public Reaction in the Jussie Smollett Case?

CHICAGO, Ill. (FNN NEWS) – Jussie Smollett turned himself into police this week after staging a fake racist and homophobic attack against himself. When Smollett reported the attack, Chicago police mounted an exhaustive investigation with the help of the FBI in what was classified by police as a “hate crime”. It was later revealed that Smollett…

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[WATCH] Commissioner Siplin and Nation’s Haitian Elected Officials Celebrate Firsts at Leadership Dinner

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN NEWS) – Haitian American elected and appointed leaders across the United States convened for the National Haitian American Elected Officials Network’s (NHAEON) Leadership Retreat January 25-27, 2019, which culminated in its Leadership Dinner at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando Florida Saturday night. Karen Andre, former White House Liaison for the…

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[WATCH] Judge Victoria Pratt Talks Procedural Justice and MLK in Exclusive Interview

WINTER PARK, Fla. (FNN NEWS) – Social justice activist and global speaker Judge Victoria Pratt, fresh from her trip to Dubai, stopped in Winter Park to speak at Rollins College’s annual MLK Vigil, whose theme was “Stay Woke.” Judge Pratt believes Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. fully embodied procedural justice–the concept that proffers that people…

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POLITICS & POWER NEWS

National Politics

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Pelosi, Schumer Joint Statement On Bicameral Request For Criminal And Counterintelligence Investigations Into Li “Cindy” Yang

Washington, D.C. – Today, Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer released the…

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Vladimir Putin Transparency Act Passes House

ORLANDO, FL – Today the Vladimir Putin Transparency Act, introduced by Rep. Val Demings (FL-10) and…

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Records show FBI was probing Michael Cohen long before raid

NEW YORK (AP) — Newly released documents show the FBI was investigating President Donald Trump’s…

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Trump issues first veto after rebuke of border order

WASHINGTON (AP) — Unbowed by a congressional rebuke, President Donald Trump issued the first veto…

STATE & LOCAL POLITICS

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Governor Ron DeSantis Addresses More Than 1,000 Business and Community Leaders at Broward Workshop

Davie, Fla. – Today, Governor Ron DeSantis addressed more than 1,000 business and community leaders at…

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First Lady Casey DeSantis Joins DEP, FWC, CCA and Duke Energy for Red Tide Recovery Redfish Release

Naples, Fla. – Today, First Lady Casey DeSantis and Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Secretary Noah…

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Florida Helps Secure Multimillion Recovery Following Health Care Fraud Investigation

TALLAHASSEE, Fla.—Attorney General Ashley Moody’s Office helped secure a multimillion-dollar recovery following an investigation into…

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STATEMENT: FDP Chair Terrie Rizzo on second passing of SB 168

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - FDP Chair Terrie Rizzo released the following statement after GOP Senators again…

FNN SPORTS

  • TAMPA BAY | Buccaneers Release Punter Bryan Anger (Photo: Buccaneers)

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AP source: Trout, Angels close to record $432M, 12-year deal

Mike Trout is on the verge of becoming baseball’s first half-billion dollar man. Trout and the…

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McIlroy blocks out noise and hits his stride

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Rory McIlroy managed to block out all the noise,…

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Aaron Gordon and Jonathan Isaac named co-winners of the 2018-2019 Rich & Helen DeVos Community Enrichment Award

Orlando, Fla. – Orlando Magic forwards Aaron Gordon and Jonathan Isaac were named co-winners of the…

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Orlando City Falls 3-1 to Montreal

ORLANDO, Fla. - Orlando City SC (0-1-2, 2 points) suffered its first defeat of the 2019…

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Kyle Wyman Wins DAYTONA 200

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Kyle Wyman, riding the N2Racing Yamaha, emerged from a late-race, four-lap shootout  to…

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Sean Dylan Kelly, 16, Becomes Youngest Pole Winner in DAYTONA 200 History

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla.  – Suzuki rider Sean Dylan Kelly, a 16-year-old making his DAYTONA 200 debut,…

BUSINESS NEWS

  • NEW YORK (AP) – What Disney gets as its $71.3B buy of Fox assets closes
    NEW YORK (AP) – What Disney gets as its $71.3B buy of Fox assets closes

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What Disney gets as its $71.3B buy of Fox assets closes

NEW YORK (AP) - It’s finally complete. Disney closed its $71 billion acquisition of Fox’s…

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Apple refreshes iPad lineup, with larger entry-level model

NEW YORK (AP) — Apple has unveiled a new iPad that’s thinner and slightly larger…

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Hawaii weighs first-in-nation plastic bans at restaurants

HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii would be the first state in the U.S. to ban most…

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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…

ENTERTAINMENT NEWS

  • Chicago police speak on the Jussie Smollett case. Photo: KTLA News.
    [OPINION] Did Chicago Police Help Sway Public Reaction in the Jussie Smollett Case? Photo: KTLA News.

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A shimmering night in Dubai as Dior shows its haute couture

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Under a large circus-style tent, Dior showcased its latest…

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What Disney gets as its $71.3B buy of Fox assets closes

NEW YORK (AP) - It’s finally complete. Disney closed its $71 billion acquisition of Fox’s…

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Oregon Blockbuster outlasts others to become last on Earth

BEND, Ore. (AP) — There are challenges that come with running the last Blockbuster Video…

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Fox News hires Donna Brazile as political contributor

NEW YORK (AP) — Fox News says it has hired former Democratic National Committee chief…

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Review: In ‘Triple Frontier,’ a special-ops heist goes awry

Job opportunities seldom diverge as greatly as they do for the former special forces operatives…

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R. Kelly tells CBS ‘I didn’t do this stuff’ in interview

CHICAGO (AP) — In his first interview since being charged with sexually abusing four people, including three…

LIFESTYLE, TRAVEL & TOURISM

  • TRAVEL AND TOURISM | MIAMI (FNN NEWS) - A World of Adventure Awaits: Royal Caribbean Brings Together Bold Itineraries and Unrivaled Innovations for 2019-2020 Season. Credit: Royal Caribbean International

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A shimmering night in Dubai as Dior shows its haute couture

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Under a large circus-style tent, Dior showcased its latest…

Garden Rocks Concert Series Expands to Every Day of the Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival, March 6-June 3

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. – Garden Rocks Concert Series is back – every single day…

SPECIAL REPORT: Non-Compliance with State Law Plagues Orange County Soil & Water Board

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN NEWS) - Florida currently has 58 Soil & Water Conservation Districts which were…

Chairman Daisy Morales Announces New Website for Orange Soil and Water Conservation District

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN NEWS) – After four years of ongoing board meetings and delays to…

Innovative environment joins lineup of new and recently announced enhancements to the Walt Disney World Resort theme park

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (Feb. 21, 2019) – Epcot at Walt Disney World Resort is a…

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…