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Heroes Community Park Ribbon Cutting

On July 13th the community gathered in Lake Nona to be part of the ribbon cutting of the new Heroes Community Park in Orlando. Heroes Community Park was named by Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer. In his speech at the ribbon cutting Mayor Dyer told the audience that he decided to name the park Heroes Community…

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UnidosUS Kicks Off Voter Registration Efforts Aimed at Boosting Latino Voter Numbers in the Sunshine State

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN NEWS) — Today, UnidosUS (formerly NCLR) President and CEO Janet Murguía was joined by affiliates, community leaders and local elected officials to formally launch UnidosUS’s new Power of 18 community voter registration canvassing program. This latest initiative builds on ongoing outreach efforts by UnidosUS under the “Power of 18” umbrella, including its High…

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Community Activist Andrew Jeng Hosts Civic Leadership Forum in Kissimmee

KISSIMMEE, Fla. (FNN NEWS) – Community activist Andrew Jeng hosted a Civic Leadership Forum which featured Florida State Representative John Cortes in Kissimmee Friday. Jeng, a 25-year Kissimmee resident, is pushing for more civic engagement between area elected officials and the communities they serve. In the forum, Rep. Cortes talked about updates with public assistance…

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Local Indie Filmmaker James Hunter Shatters Status Quo with Faith-Based Feature ‘The Turnaround’

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN NEWS) – These days, the phrase “faith-based film” typically conjures one of two mental images: a wholesome vanilla-cast story or one with zany antics courtesy of a man in a heavy woman’s costume toting a pistol. But local indie filmmaker James Hunter, who showed the world what the Orlando film community is…

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Everything You Need to Make the Most of the 2016 Orlando Film Festival

ORLANDO (FNN NEWS) — The 2016 Orlando Film Festival, sponsored by Stella Artois and Dave School, descends on Downtown Orlando’s Plaza Cinema Cafe from Wednesday, October 19 to Sunday, October 23, 2016. The annual film festival is Downtown Orlando’s signature October event, enlivening not only the Plaza Cinema Cafe, but all of Downtown Orlando’s nightlife…

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Tampa Bay Buccaneers Training: Highlights from Day 5

TAMPA BAY, Fla. (FNN Sports) — The Tampa Bay Buccaneers faced a slightly tougher training day August 1, but the players pushed through their drills. Coach Dirk Koetter spoke with the press about the team’s performance and named Adam Humphries number three wide receiver for the team, praising his consistency throughout summer training among several…

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Award-Winning Country Music Duo Montgomery Gentry To Perform Pre-Race Concert For 58th Annual Coke Zero 400

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (FNN News) – Montgomery Gentry, the multi-platinum country music duo comprised of Eddie Montgomery and Troy Gentry, will perform a 60-minute pre-race concert on Saturday, July 2 prior to the 58th annual Coke Zero 400 Powered By Coca-Cola NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Daytona International Speedway. “Having Montgomery Gentry at the…

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VIDEO NEWS

National Politics

California governor signs law to limit shootings by police

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Spurred by the fatal police shooting of a young unarmed black…

Omar: Go to Israel, see ‘cruel reality of the occupation’

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Democratic Reps. Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib sharply criticized Israel…

[OPINION] Epstein: Suicide or Murder?

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN NEWS) - According to the Bureau of Prisons, on the morning of…

[OPINION] How Do We End Mass Shootings? It's Simpler than We Think.

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN NEWS) - So many years and so many lives...How long will mass…

STATE & LOCAL POLITICS

Real Estate Veteran Khalid Muneer Files to Unseat Orange County Property Appraiser Rick Singh

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN NEWS) - Orlando community leader and real estate veteran Khalid Muneer filed…

City of Orlando Re-Opens Constitution Green Park

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN NEWS) - Residents and their dogs gathered in Downtown Orlando to be…

#NotOneMore: Senator Linda Stewart Re-Files Gun Safety Legislation after Weekend of Violence

ORLANDO, Fla. – Keeping a commitment first made after the massacre at Pulse Nightclub, state…

Senator Linda Stewart Calls For Stop To Exploratory Assessment Of Central Florida For Migrant Children Shelters

ORLANDO, Fla. – Senator Linda Stewart (D-Orlando) in a letter called upon Governor Ron DeSantis…

FNN SPORTS

  • Toni Pressley launches the ball into the net for her very first goal with the Orlando Pride against FC Kansas City at Orlando City Stadium July 15, 2017. Photo: Mark Thor/Orlando City SC.
    ORLANDO (FNN SPORTS) - Orlando Pride Defender Toni Pressley Diagnosed with Breast Cancer

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Jaguars Sign Quadree Henderson and Davis Tull, Cut Two

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (FNN SPORTS) – The Jacksonville Jaguars have signed second-year WR Quadree Henderson and second-year LB Davis Tull,…

Special Olympics Athletes Unite to Inspire and Design 2022 Special Olympics USA Games Logo

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN SPORTS) – Source: Special Olympics // Today, the 2022 Special Olympics USA Games Organizing Committee…

Jaguars Launch New Mobile App and Introduce Secure Digital Ticketing

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The Jacksonville Jaguars today introduced an all-new mobile app through a partnership…

Orlando Pride Defender Toni Pressley Diagnosed with Breast Cancer

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN SPORTS) - Source: Orlando Pride // Orlando Pride defender Toni Pressley has…

Orlando City Brings Out Big Guns in 2-0 Victory Against FC Dallas

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN SPORTS) - Orlando City SC, fresh from MLS All-Star Week and the…

Governor Ron DeSantis to Attend the 2019 MLS All-Star Game

ORLANDO, Fla. – Governor Ron DeSantis to attend the 2019 MLS All-Star Game and visit…

BUSINESS NEWS

  • Steve Naremore, founder and CEO of TuffyPacks, notes the use and various options of his bulletproof inserts on the packaging of the product that can be placed into various makes and sizes of backpacks, during a demonstration at the Shiloh Shooting Range, Friday, August 9, 2019, in Houston. His company produces some bullet-resistant backpacks but the bulk of his business is in removable ballistic shields that are inserted in backpacks. (AP Photo/Michael Wyke)
    NEW YORK (AP) - Mass Shootings Give Rise to Bullet-Resistant Backpacks

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Mass Shootings Give Rise to Bullet-Resistant Backpacks

NEW YORK (AP) — Companies like Guard Dog Security, TuffyPacks and Bullet Blocker are peddling…

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Universal Orlando Resort Reveals Passholder Appreciation Days Perks

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN NEWS) - Source: Universal // Universal Orlando Resort revealed that for the…

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Orlando Continues to Support Small Businesses

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN NEWS) - Small businesses play such an important role in the economies…

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S&P 500 posts its worst week of 2019 as trade tensions flare

Investors rattled by President Donald Trump’s latest escalation in his trade war with China drove…

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ID theft stings, but it’s hard to pin on specific data hacks

NEW YORK (AP) — Equifax 2017. Marriott 2018. Capital One 2019. Data breaches through hacking attacks…

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Apple Announces New Batch of Emojis on World Emoji Day

Cupertino, CA (FNN NEWS) — July 17th is National Emoji Day! What better way to celebrate…

ENTERTAINMENT NEWS

  • blink-182 and Lil Wayne (center) launch their North American Tour June 27, 2019. Photo: Live Nation.
    LOS ANGELES (FNN NEWS) - blink-182 and Lil Wayne Join Forces for Co-Headlining Summer Tour

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Universal Orlando Resort Reveals Passholder Appreciation Days Perks

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN NEWS) - Source: Universal // Universal Orlando Resort revealed that for the…

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Orange TV Shines throughout a Quarter Century of Excellence

In 1995, when Orange TV began as a 24-hour broadcast station that televised programming related…

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Nobel Laureate Toni Morrison Dead at 88

NEW YORK (AP) — Nobel laureate Toni Morrison, a pioneer and reigning giant of modern…

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US presidential envoy sent to Sweden for A$AP Rocky’s trial

HELSINKI (AP) — American rapper A$AP Rocky pleaded not guilty to assault as his trial…

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Photos: Wall Street Plaza Comes Alive with Orlando City Viewing Party & MLS All-Star Concert

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN SPORTS) - Soccer fans from all over the world gathered at Wall…

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Man in A$AP Rocky case allegedly hit with bottle, kicked

HELSINKI (AP) — The man allegedly assaulted by American rapper A$AP Rocky and two other…

LIFESTYLE: TRAVEL, TOURISM, THEME PARKS

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Lavish Orlando Boat Show Returns to Orange County Convention Center

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN NEWS) - The Orlando Boat Show has taken over the Orange County…

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City of Orlando Re-Opens Constitution Green Park

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN NEWS) - Residents and their dogs gathered in Downtown Orlando to be…

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[VIDEO] Exclusive: Orlando Flash Flooding Causes Stalled Cars and Traffic Delays at Fashion Square

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN NEWS) - One of Florida’s typical “afternoon monsoons,” in this case a…

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Universal Orlando Resort Reveals Passholder Appreciation Days Perks

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN NEWS) - Source: Universal // Universal Orlando Resort revealed that for the…

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[Cannabis 101] Bud Fact Sheet: Afghan Kush

If you're pursuing medical marijuana for your wellbeing, you may think all marijuana is created…

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Theme Park Giant Universal Orlando to Build 4th Park, Epic Universe

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN NEWS) – A top official for theme park giant Universal Orlando said…