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Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs issued a State of Local Emergency

ORLANDO, Fla. – Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs, in her official capacity as Director of Emergency Management, which includes unincorporated and incorporated areas of Orange County, issued today a local state of emergency to prepare for possible threats associated with Hurricane Irma. This declaration is a pro-active emergency management protocol, and is NOT prompted by any…

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Supreme Court Rules Governor Can Remove Death Penalty Cases From State Attorney Aramis Ayala

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, the Florida Supreme Court ruled that Governor Rick Scott has the authority to remove death-penalty cases from Orange-Osceola State Attorney Aramis Ayala. Governor Scott has reassigned 30 cases from Ayala to State Attorney Brad King after she announced that her office would no longer pursue the death penalty. The Florida Supreme Court ruled that…

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Trump pardons ex-Sheriff Joe Arpaio over federal conviction

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump spared his ally former Sheriff Joe Arpaio a possible jail sentence on Friday by pardoning his conviction, reversing what critics saw as a long-awaited comeuppance for a lawman who escaped accountability for headline-grabbing tactics during most of his 24 years as metropolitan Phoenix’s top law enforcer. The White House…

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Orange County Commissioner Pete Clarke Endorses Chadwick Hardee for Orange County School Board District 2

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN NEWS) – Pete Clarke, Orange County Commissioner for District 3, announced his endorsement of Lake Nona’s Chadwick Hardee for Orange County’s School Board District 2. Commissioner Clarke is the second major endorsement Hardee has received in the first 30 days of his campaign. Commissioner Clarke says of Hardee, “When Chadwick told me…

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Flagler County Republican Club BBQ Declared Official Florida 2018 Midterm Election Kickoff

FLAGLER COUNTY, Fla. (FNN NEWS) – The Flagler County Republican Club BBQ was declared the “official kickoff to the 2018 Florida midterm elections” by Florida Republican Party Chairman Blaise Ingoglia on Saturday, August 19th. Surrounded by over a hundred patriots Ingoglia cut a ceremonial red, white and blue ribbon to signify the push toward 2018…

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[OPINION] Supporting President Trump Doesn’t Make You a Racist!

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN NEWS) – The events of Charlottesville, Virginia were tragic and unfortunate–a young life taken all too soon while exercising her First Amendment right to free speech. Tragic, as well, is the desire to lump together all white Americans that voted for and continue to support President Donald Trump as instigators and supporters…

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AARP Launches Campaign to Root Out Social Media Scams

WASHINGTON (FNN NEWS) -- AARP -- With scams and fraud schemes proliferating on social media, the AARP Fraud Watch Network has launched a campaign to educate Americans about social media hazards and provide information about how they can protect themselves. "Scammers have been using email and telephone calls to target unsuspecting victims for years.  Now, with…

Apple Pay, Android Pay and other forms of contactless payment…

BATAVIA, Ill., (FNN NEWS) -- ALDI Inc.  -- Committed to making grocery shopping smart, fast and easy, ALDI now accepts Apple Pay, Android Pay and all other forms of contactless payment. ALDI, known for its super-speedy checkout process, will offer the new payment option at all of its nearly 1,700 stores nationwide. "We're continually innovating to…

The CBCF 47th Annual Legislative Conference in Washington, September 20…

WASHINGTON, DC (FNN NEWS) -- The Congressional Black Caucus Foundation and CBC members kick off the 47th Annual Legislative Conference in Washington, DC., Wednesday morning. The annual event is scheduled from September 20 to 24. The Annual Legislative Conference is considered the leading policy conference on issues impacting African Americans and the…

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“I-4 for Puerto Rico” Hurricane Relief Drive Kicks-Off, Saturday, September…

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN NEWS) -- Randy Ross --  What began as a relief effort for Texas in “I-4 for Texas” 3 weeks ago, morphed into “I-4 for Florida” following hurricane Irma, and is now “I-4 for Puerto Rico.” The donation drive kicks-off Saturday, September 23rd, with multiple drop points for the convenience of donors.  “Our community is stepping up yet again. …

Three LEGOLAND® Parks to Transform Roller Coasters into Supercharged Virtual…

POOLE, England (FNN NEWS) -- Prepare to take a ride on the wildest LEGO® race ever imagined when cutting-edge virtual reality technology combines with roller coaster thrills in an exhilarating new attraction opening in late 2017 at LEGOLAND® Malaysia Resort, followed in 2018 at LEGOLAND Florida Resort and Germany's LEGOLAND Deutschland Resort, UK parent company Merlin Entertainments Group (LONDON: MERL) announced today. Developed under the supervision of…

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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…

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