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U-Haul Extends 30 Days of Free Self-Storage to Jacksonville Area Wildfire Victims

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., (FNN NEWS) —U-Haul Company of Jacksonville is offering 30 days of free self-storage and U-Box container usage to residents in and around Jacksonville who have been or will be impacted by the outbreak of wildfires. Firefighters have been battling the 134,000-acre West Mims fire near the Florida–Georgia line, and the Jacksonville Fire and Rescue…

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Wildlife-Rich Lagoon In Florida Threatened By Building Boom

ON THE INDIAN RIVER LAGOON, Fla. (AP) — The most biologically diverse waterway in America is seriously ill. The Indian River Lagoon is repeatedly being choked with oxygen-robbing algae, its surface increasingly dotted with thousands of dead fish, manatees, birds and other creatures. The culprits: farm runoff and a huge influx of people that has…

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Politics Unfiltered: History-Making Political Newcomer Tiffany Dziekan Shares Her Experience

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN NEWS) – Politics is rife with promises of change and benefits that tickle the ears of an elected official’s or political candidate’s base, depending on his or her political affiliation, but what happens when a political neophyte runs as an independent…and wins, making history as a result? Tiffany Dziekan, newly elected Orange Soil…

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It’s In Our Hands – Safety Week 2017

CHICAGO, JACKSONVILLE, Fla., LOS ANGELES, and TORONTO, (FNN NEWS) — Our communities come to life through the hands of construction crews. Men and women spend hours making the places we live, work and play better. On May 1-5 we are celebrating their work and our shared commitment to jobsite safety as part of Safety Week, an…

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DAYTONA Supercross By Honda Preview: Eli Tomac Returns as Defending Champion with Decorated Monster Energy AMA Supercross Season

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (FNN SPORTS) – Motivation abounds for Eli Tomac, coming into Saturday night’s DAYTONA Supercross By Honda high-flying motorcycle spectacle at Daytona International Speedway. Tomac, winner of the event last year in dominating fashion, is trying to become the ninth rider to win consecutive Supercross championships at the “World Center of Racing.” If…

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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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POLITICS & POWER

Orlando City Commissioner Jim Gray Endorses Chadwick Hardee for Orange…

ORLANDO, Fla. (August 15) - Jim Gray, Orlando City Commissioner for District 1, today announced…

Judge's Ruling A Victory For Lake Pickett's Residents "See Order"

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN NEWS) - Administrative Law Judge Suzanne Van Wyk ruling gave Lake Pickett's…

Supervisor Daisy Morales Appointed To Florida Urban Forestry Council

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN NEWS) - The Honorable Daisy Morales, an elected Supervisor with the Orange…

U.S. NEWS

Trump spat with Senate leader complicates tough agenda

WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump’s attacks on Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell come at the worst possible time, if the president’s goal is actually to accomplish the agenda on health care, infrastructure and taxes he’s goading his GOP ally to pass. Congress, now on its August recess, will return to confront…

VIDEO: New Smokey Bear Digital-First Creative Highlights Lesser Known Wildfire…

WASHINGTON, (FNN NEWS) -- In honor of Smokey Bear's 73rd birthday, the Ad Council, the U.S. Forest Service and the National Association of State Foresters launched new digital-first videos and artwork inspired by beloved Smokey Bear posters to raise awareness of lesser known wildfire starts in an effort to decrease human-caused wildfires. The new artwork was created…

Orlando Labor Day Deals

ORLANDO, Fla., (FNN NEWS) -- Signaling the end of the summer travel season, Labor Dayweekend is the ideal time for travelers seeking a last-minute getaway at great prices. In Orlando, Labor Day weekend is traditionally the most affordable holiday weekend of the year offering savings on average of 10-30 percent over other holiday weekends such…

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Judge's Ruling A Victory For Lake Pickett's Residents "See Order"

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN NEWS) - Administrative Law Judge Suzanne Van Wyk ruling gave Lake Pickett's residents a victory against Orange County Friday. The judge ruled that Lake Pickett South Development – also known as “The Grow” – is inconsistent with Rural Service Area development patterns. Commissioner Emily Bonilla Statement "I am very pleased with the results of the order. Finally, after over three…

Supervisor Daisy Morales Appointed To Florida Urban Forestry Council

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN NEWS) - The Honorable Daisy Morales, an elected Supervisor with the Orange Soil & Water Conservation District was recently appointed to Florida Urban Forestry Council during the August 9th meeting in Sumterville, Florida. “I look forward to working with the council members to find new ways to promote the organization and create public awareness about urban forestry in Florida,”…

State Senator Victor Torres and Representative Amy Mercardo To Hold…

KISSIMMEE. Fla. (FNN NEWS) - State Senator Victor Torres, Jr., and House Representative Amy Mercardo (D-Orlando) will be holding a community roundtable on Thursday, August 10, 2017 at 6:30pm at Meadow Woods Community Center, 1751 Rhode Island Circle, Orlando FL 32824. We will have representatives from Orange County Sheriff's Department, Supervisor of Elections, Tax Collector, Property Appraiser, Clerk of Courts and…

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Discovery Village at the Forum Celebrates Brand New Independent Living…

FORT MYERS, Fla., (FNN NEWS) -- Discovery Village At The Forum, one of the top senior living communities in Southwest Florida, hosted a formal ribbon cutting ceremony on August 2nd to celebrate the completion of the area's newest, and most luxurious, independent living community. Discovery Village at the Forum's new independent living community is owned and operated by award-winning Discovery…

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…

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