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  • Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer appoints Deputy Police Chief Orlando Rolon as the 39th Police Chief at the Orlando Police Headquarters Thursday, October 11, 2018. (Photo by Willie David / Florida National News)
    FLORIDA | ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN NEWS)- Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer names Orlando Rolon first Hispanic Police Chief (Photo by Willie David / Florida National News)

Category Archives: Florida

VIDEO: Adam Putnam Talks Algae Blooms, Washington Politics, Florida First at Lakeland Rally

LAKELAND, Fla. (FNN NEWS) – Florida GOP gubernatorial candidate Adam Putnam rallied voters at the Magnolia Building in Lakeland Tuesday evening, his third stop for the fifth day on his nine-day “Florida First” bus tour. Lakeland Mayor Bill Mutz and Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd joined Putnam at the rally and Sheriff Judd introduced Putnam…

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State Rep. Randy Fine Calls on State Attorney Phil Archer to Investigate Commissioner Curt Smith

PALM BAY, Fla. –  Today, State Representative Randy Fine (R-Palm Bay) sent the attached letter to State Attorney Phil Archer requesting an investigation and potential prosecution of sitting County Commissioner Curt Smith for using his official position to campaign for elected office.   In addition to the letter, Representative Fine had the following public comment: “There…

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BREAKING NEWS: Miss America Ends Swimsuit Competition

NEW YORK (FNN NEWS) – Gretchen Carlson, the board of trustees chair for the Miss America Organization, revealed that the long-running competition is dropping the swimsuit portion from its nationally televised broadcast in September 2018. “We will no longer judge our candidates on their outward physical appearance,” Carlson said on ABC’s Good Morning America. Courtesy…

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Heroic Florida Drama Teacher to Get Special Tony Award

NEW YORK (AP) — The special Tony Award that honors educators this year will go to a drama teacher who picks her high school’s shows, builds the sets, hems the costumes — and nurtured many of the young people demanding change following the school shooting in Parkland, Florida. Melody Herzfeld, the one-woman drama department at…

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U.S. Senator Marco Rubio Tours Canal Debris & Fishermen’s Community Hospital, Hosts Post-Irma Roundtable in Marathon

Marathon, FL—U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) today toured canal debris, hosted a roundtable discussion in Marathon, and assessed damage at Fishermen’s Community Hospital. “Today’s tours and roundtable meeting with Marathon officials were productive as we discussed continued hurricane recovery efforts and challenges such as debris clean up and affordable housing for displaced hurricane victims,” said Rubio.…

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State Representative Randy Fine Asks Governor Rick Scott To Remove West Melbourne Deputy Mayor From Office

WEST MELBOURNE, Fla. – Today, State Representative Randy Fine requested that Governor Rick Scott immediately remove West Melbourne Deputy Mayor “Coach” John Tice from office after Tice was arrested for stealing taxpayer dollars. “As the State Representative representing the bulk of West Melbourne, I am asking Governor Scott to immediately remove West Melbourne City Councilman…

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Tourist Development Tax Reform Bill Sent To Governor

PALM BAY, Fla. – Sunday, the Florida Legislature passed HB 7087, this year’s tax reform package, which included the provisions of HB 585, a bill sponsored by State Representative Randy Fine which expands the acceptable uses of the Tourist Development Tax.    This legislation will allow Brevard County to spend up to an additional $50 million…

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POLITICS & POWER NEWS

National Politics

Pompeo meets with Turkish leaders on missing Saudi writer

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — A pro-government Turkish newspaper on Wednesday published a gruesome recounting of…

Scope of Michael’s fury becomes clearer in Florida Panhandle

PANAMA CITY, Fla. (AP) — Hurricane Michael killed at least 16 people in Florida, most…

Trump criticizes rush to condemn Saudi Arabia over Khashoggi

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump criticized rapidly mounting global condemnation of Saudi Arabia over…

[OPINION] POLITICS AT ITS WORST... It's not just a DC thing!

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN NEWS) - Recently I reported on social media a verbal assault my…

STATE & LOCAL POLITICS

AG Pam Bondi: Andrew Gillum Must Denounce Rapper T.I.’s Video

TALLAHASSEE, FL – The rapper T.I. recently unveiled an offensive music video which depicted a demeaning and disgusting…

Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer, Seniors First Host Film Screening and Panel Discussion on Senior Hunger

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN NEWS) -  In conjunction with World Food Day, Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer…

Hispanic Heritage Month Spotlight: Elected Officials Representing All or Part of Orange County

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN NEWS) – Each year, Americans observe National Hispanic Heritage Month from September…

Kissimmee City Commission Candidate Andrew Jeng Rolls Out His Agenda for Diversity & Inclusion

KISSIMMEE, Fla. (FNN NEWS) - The Andrew Jeng campaign announced Jeng's agenda for fostering diversity…

SPORTS NEWS

  • Orlando's Jarell Martin (2) fires off a shot against the Memphis Grizzlies at Amway Center Wednesday, October 10, 2018. Photo: Willie David/Florida National News.
    ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN SPORTS) - The Orlando Magic continued their winning ways at home by defeating the Memphis Grizzlies by the score of 102-86. Photo: Willie David/Florida National News.

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Orlando's Slow Start Causes Loss To Spurs

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN SPORTS) - After having their best performance of the short preseason Wednesday…

Orlando Improves to 2-0 At Home in the Preseason

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN SPORTS) - On a night where almost every Magic player on the…

Orlando Magic sign John Petrucelli, cut B.J. Johnson

Orlando, FL – The Orlando Magic have signed free agent guard John Petrucelli, President of Basketball Operations…

Buccaneers promote defensive end Demone Harris, cut Will Clarke

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers announced today the team has promoted defensive end Demone Harris from the practice…

Athletes, Coaches, Volunteers Made Celebrities at Special Olympics Florida Champions' Gala

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN NEWS) – The red carpet rolled out for Special Olympics Florida’s Annual Champion’s…

UCF Knights Carve Up SMU Mustangs with 48-20 win

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN SPORTS) - The UCF Knights (1-0 AAC, 4-0 overall) had a hot…

BUSINESS NEWS

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Trade War Escalates as China Announces Tariffs on US Imports

BEIJING (AP) — The U.S.-China trade war escalated further Tuesday, with China announcing retaliatory tax…

Orange County Property Appraiser Rick Singh Appeals Decision On Disney Property Valuation

Orlando, FL – Orange County Property Appraiser (OCPA), Rick Singh, today announced that an appeal…

Governor Scott Orders Flags at Half-Staff in Remembrance of 9/11

TALLAHASSEE - In honor and remembrance of those who tragically lost their lives in the…

ESSENCE Debuts Lebron James’ Captivating Social Media Campaign “The Strongest” Celebrating 16 Strong Black Women

NEW YORK, NY (FNN NEWS) — Source: ESSENCE // ESSENCE, the leading media, technology and…

Amway Founder and Orlando Magic Owner Richard DeVos Dies at 92

DETROIT (AP) — Billionaire Richard DeVos, co-founder of direct-selling giant Amway, owner of the Orlando…

Nike Unveils Kaepernick Ad to Air During NFL Season Opener

Nike has unveiled its first “Just Do It” ad narrated by Colin Kaepernick, a spot…

ENTERTAINMENT NEWS

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AG Pam Bondi: Andrew Gillum Must Denounce Rapper T.I.’s Video

TALLAHASSEE, FL – The rapper T.I. recently unveiled an offensive music video which depicted a demeaning and disgusting…

TV Review: A Roseanne Barr-less ‘The Conners’ is a triumph

NEW YORK (AP) — Can there be a “Roseanne” without Roseanne? The answer is yes,…

New Kids On The Block Announce The Mixtape Tour With Very Special Guests Salt-N-Pepa, Tiffany, Debbie Gibson And Naughty By Nature

NEW YORK  -- Today New Kids On The Block, the multiplatinum selling pop super-group, unveiled an epic lineup for…

Country Music Icon Martina McBride Entertains From The Kitchen On New Food Network Series Martina's Table

NEW YORK, Food Network -- As a music megastar, Martina McBride has entertained fans with her songs for years,…

Academy Presents Careers In Film Summit In Los Angeles, London, Atlanta and New York 

LOS ANGELES, CA – The Academy will present its 4th annual Careers in Film Summit on Saturday,…

LIFESTYLE NEWS

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Athletes, Coaches, Volunteers Made Celebrities at Special Olympics Florida Champions' Gala

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN NEWS) – The red carpet rolled out for Special Olympics Florida’s Annual Champion’s…

Onward to Greatness: Special Olympics Florida President & CEO Sherry Wheelock Envisions Greater Growth, Awareness for Athletes

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN NEWS) - Special Olympics Florida will host its annual Champions' Gala at…

Orange County Nursing Home Faces Legal Action, State Investigations After Elected Official's 911 Call

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN NEWS) – Nursing home negligence of residents has become a top priority…

Miss New York Nia Imani Franklin Crowned Miss America 2019

ATLANTIC CITY, NJ (FNN NEWS) – Miss New York Nia Imani Franklin was crowned Miss…

Walt Disney World Resort to Host Kickoff of ABC’s ‘American Idol’ Nationwide Bus Tour Auditions

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. – Walt Disney World Resort in Florida is set to host…

Applications Now Open for Disney Dreamers Academy at Walt Disney World Resort

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. – Applications are being accepted now through Oct. 31, 2018, for…