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Multiple Deaths and Injuries in Fort Lauderdale International Airport (FLL) Shooting

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (FNN NEWS) — A gunman opened fire in Fort Lauderdale International Airport’s baggage claim area Friday afternoon. At present, there are five confirmed dead and eight injured. After only a few hours, the Broward County Sheriff’s Office and Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has released the following information: The gunman, who was…

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Hispanic Heritage Month Spotlight: Supervisor Daisy Morales

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN NEWS) – Each year, Americans observe National Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15 to October 15, by celebrating the histories, cultures and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean, and Central and South America. On the final day of Hispanic Heritage Month; we spotlight the Honorable Daisy Morales,…

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Universal’s Volcano Bay Revealed: Universal Orlando Resort’s Highly-Anticipated Water Theme Park To Open In 2017

ORLANDO, Fla., (FNN NEWS) — A lush, tropical oasis unfolds before you, instantly transporting you to a little-known Pacific isle. In the distance, a colossal volcano rises above a sparkling beach, boasting majestic waterfalls by day and blazing lava by night. Welcome to Universal’s Volcano Bay – a radically-innovative water theme park opening next year at Universal…

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Attorney General Lynch to Travel to Orlando

WASHINGTON, DC (FNN NEWS) – Attorney General Loretta E. Lynch will travel to Orlando on TUESDAY, JUNE 21, 2016, to meet with victims, first responders and other members of the community impacted by the terrorist attack in Orlando.  The Attorney General will also receive an operational briefing at the investigation command center and hold a…

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Ohio Governor John Kasich Ends Presidential Campaign

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The last man standing in Donald Trump’s path to the Republican nomination, Ohio Gov. John Kasich ended his campaign Wednesday, making Trump the party’s presumptive nominee. Speaking to reporters in Columbus, Ohio, Kasich didn’t outline his reasons for ending his bid or mention Trump. Instead, he offered an emotional recount of…

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‘The Jungle Book’, ‘Spotlight’, Warner Brothers Big Winners at 2016 Golden Trailer Awards

BEVERLY HILLS (FNN NEWS) The Jungle Book, Oscar-winning film Spotlight, Warner Bros. and New Line Cinema were big winners at the 2016 Golden Trailer Awards held at the Saban Theatre in Beverly Hills, California, Wednesday night. The annual event, which honors the best of picture previews and television marketing and was hosted this year by…

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POLITICS & POWER

One Orlando Alliance Honored with Mayor Teresa Jacobs’ 2017 Distinguished…

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN NEWS) - Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs and the Board of County…

Chadwick Hardee Files and Announces Bid for Orange County School…

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CHADWICK HARDEE ANNOUNCES BID FOR ORANGE COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD DISTRICT 2 July 24, 2017 (ORLANDO,…

Congressman Darren Soto Helps Secure Nearly $675,000 For Haines City…

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Representative Darren Soto (FL-09) announced today that Haines City Fire Rescue will…

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Leading On-Demand Massage Provider Soothe Arrives in Tampa Bay and…

LOS ANGELES, (FNN NEWS) -- Soothe (www.soothe.com), the world's largest and fastest-growing on-demand massage service, has officially launched in Tampa Bay and Sarasota. Soothe brings vetted, certified massage therapists to one's home, office, or hotel in as little as one hour, in a total of 55 cities across the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, and Australia. "We're pleased to serve the residents of Tampa Bay, Sarasota, Bradenton and…

34th National Night Out is Tuesday

WYNNEWOOD, Pa., (FNN NEWS) -- Citizens, law enforcement agencies, community groups, businesses and local officials in over 16,000 communities from all 50 states, U.S. territories and military bases worldwide will join forces to mark the 34th Annual National Night Out (NNO) – a police-community partnership event sponsored by the National Association of…

Trump says transgender people should be barred from military

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Wednesday he wants transgender people barred from serving in the U.S. military “in any capacity,” citing “tremendous medical costs and disruption.” Trump’s announcement on Twitter would reverse the effort under President Barack Obama to open the armed services to transgender people. He did not…

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One Orlando Alliance Honored with Mayor Teresa Jacobs’ 2017 Distinguished…

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN NEWS) - Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs and the Board of County Commissioners recognized several Community Champions and the 2017 Distinguished Citizen of the Year at the 22nd Annual Community Conference held at the Orange County Convention Center on July 15. The One Orlando Alliance was honored with Mayor Jacobs’ 2017 Distinguished Citizen of the Year award. Since its inception in…

Buccaneers place DE Jacquies Smith on PUP list ahead of…

TAMPA, Fla. (FNN SPORTS) - The Tampa Bay Buccaneers announced today that the team has placed defensive end Jacquies Smith on the Active/Physically Unable to Perform list. Players on the Active/PUP list still count on the team’s 90-man roster and can be activated at any time prior to the 53-player roster cuts. Buccaneers training camp opens Friday morning.

Orlando Magic Signed Rookie Forward Wesley Iwundu

Orlando, FL – The Orlando Magic have signed rookie forward Wesley Iwundu (ih-WON-doo), President of Basketball Operations Jeff Weltman announced today. Per team policy, terms of the deal are not disclosed. Iwundu (6’7”, 193, 12/20/94) was selected in the second round (33rd overall) of NBA Draft 2017. He played in 132 career games (124 starts) during four years at Kansas State University, averaging…

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Medicaid cut in GOP health bill worries the nursing home…

Amy Bernard and her brother kept their mother out of a nursing home as long as they could, until Parkinson's and dementia took their toll and she was seriously injured in a fall. Bernard is happy with her mother’s nursing home care, but it comes at a steep price: $7,000 per month, an amount that would…

Florida school board will challenge new charter school law

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida school district is challenging a new state law that steers more money to privately-run charter schools. The Sun Sentinel reported Wednesday that the Broward County School Board voted to sue over the sweeping legislation pushed by House Speaker Richard Corcoran. An attorney working for the district said that other school…

Maya Moise of Davie Florida Wins the Junior Individual Exhibit…

WASHINGTON, D.C.— Maya Moise of Davie, Florida won first place in the Junior Individual Exhibit category at the national finals for the National History Day® Contest. Moise, a 7th grade student at American Heritage School, captivated judges with a project titled "Service Not Servitude" and was presented with this prestigious honor on June 15, 2017, the day…

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