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Commissioner Jennifer Thompson Blasts Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer For Power Grab In Commission Race

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN NEWS) – Recently, Orange County District 4 Commissioner Jennifer Thompson did not hold back when she went live on Facebook to blast Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer for what she called “a blatant power grab“ in the 2018 District 4 Commission race. It appears the problem started when Dyer’s homelessness and social services aide Lori Pampilo Harris…

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Jacqueline “Jackie” Gomez-Tejeda Joins Rep. Carlos Guillermo Smith’s Legislative Team

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN NEWS) – Source: Office of Florida Rep. Carlos Guillermo Smith // Representative Carlos Guillermo Smith has hired community leader, Jacqueline “Jackie” Gomez-Tejeda to join his legislative team. Gomez-Tejeda brings over two decades of experience in social work and government relations into her new role as Rep. Smith’s District Executive Secretary (DES). Gomez-Tejeda…

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VIDEO: Orange County School Board Chairman Bill Sublette Launches His Campaign for County Mayor

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN NEWS) – Orange County School Board Chairman Bill Sublette launched his official campaign for Orange County Mayor in a press conference in the lobby of the First Green Bank in downtown Orlando Monday. In his press conference, Sublette announced that he plans to employ his extensive experience with the Orange County School…

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Orange Soil & Water Board Meetings Return to County Commission Chambers After 10-Year Ban

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN NEWS) – The Orange Soil & Water Conservation District Board of Supervisors’ monthly meetings will be held in the Orange County Commission chambers at long last after a ten-year ban imposed by Orange County officials was recently lifted. The Board returned to county chambers Friday, February 10, 2017 to hold its monthly meeting.…

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Patricia Rumph First to File Paperwork with Orange County Supervisor of Elections Office for 2018

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN NEWS) – On Tuesday, November 14, 2016, Patricia Rumph became the first candidate to file paperwork with the Orange County Supervisor of Elections Office for the 2018 election. Rumph, a registered Democrat, filed paperwork to run for the Orange County Commission District 2 seat in the 2018 election. The District consists of Apopka,…

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Patricia Rumph First to File Paperwork with Orange County Supervisor of Elections Office for 2018

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN NEWS) – On Tuesday, November 14, 2016, Patricia Rumph became the first candidate to file paperwork with the Orange County Supervisor of Elections Office for the 2018 election. Rumph, a registered Democrat, filed paperwork to run for the Orange County Commission District 2 seat in the 2018 election. The District consists of Apopka,…

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Supervisor Daisy Morales Named to Advisory Post at Orange County 4-H

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN NEWS) – Elected Orange County Soil and Water Conservation Board Supervisor Daisy Morales was recently appointed to Orange County 4-H Advisory Committee, a part of UF/IFAS Extension, for a one-year term. 4-H has three mission mandates: 1) Science, Engineering, and Technology 2) Healthy living 3) Citizenship Supervisor Morales will support and advise 4-H…

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Rick Singh Seek Votes In One Of Orange County’s Largest African American Community

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN NEWS) – Orange County Property Appraiser Rick Singh was out campaigning in one of Orange County’s largest African American communities in west Orlando Wednesday morning. Singh was also among several elected officials and candidates of the Democratic party attending an Orlando rally with former President Bill Clinton at the Dr. James R. Smith Neighborhood Center. Last…

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National Politics

Trump Campaign to Fly Massive Banner Before Democratic Debate in Houston

President Donald Trump’s re-election campaign is taking to the skies and local print ahead of…

Trump announces help for certain historically black colleges

WASHINGTON (AP) — Historically black colleges and universities with a religious affiliation will no longer…

Trump dismisses John Bolton, says they ‘disagreed strongly’

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Tuesday forced out John Bolton, his hawkish national…

Congresswoman Val Demings calls for increased Diversity in American Media

ORLANDO, FL – Today, Rep. Demings introduced a bipartisan, bicameral resolution calling for increased diversity…

STATE & LOCAL POLITICS

Orlando Mayor Dyer, Commissioner Ortiz Launch Hispanic Heritage Month at City Hall

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN NEWS) - To celebrate the commencement of Hispanic Heritage Month, which runs from September…

Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer and District 2 City Commissioner Tony Ortiz Kickoff Annual Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration

ORLANDO, Fla. - Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer and District 2 City Commissioner Tony Ortiz will…

Orange County Celebrates 2019 Pine Hills Small Business Appreciation Week

ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. -  Orange County Government’s Pine Hills Neighborhood Improvement District is celebrating 2019 Pine Hills…

Governor Ron DeSantis Highlights More Than $11 Million in Donations and Announces 590,000 Bottles of Water to be Sent to the Bahamas

West Palm Beach, Fla. - On Tuesday, Governor Ron DeSantis highlighted more than $11 million…

FNN SPORTS

  • Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer (right of center) and Orange County Mayor Jerry Demings (right) look on as Special Olympics 2022 USA Games President & CEO Joe Dzaluk (center) unveils the completed logo, comprised of the unified designs of nine Special Olympics Athletes. Photo: Willie David/Florida National News.
    ORLANDO (FNN SPORTS) - Special Olympics Athletes Unite to Inspire and Design 2022 Special Olympics USA Games Logo

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Walt Disney World Resort Sponsors the UCF Knights

ORLANDO, Fla. –  With a new sponsorship agreement, Walt Disney World Resort hopes to spread some…

NFL Week 2 Prediction: Buccaneers Offense Has Chance Against Panthers

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (FNN SPORTS) - After greeting Week 1 with losses, the Buccaneers and the…

Orlando Magic Youth Basketball Academy to Host Her Time To Play All-Girls Youth Clinic

Orlando, Fla. – The Orlando Magic will team up with the WNBA, NBA and Orange…

Disney: Arnold Palmer’s 90th Birthday

Walt Disney World Resort joined other golf courses and the Arnold & Winnie Palmer Foundation…

NFL Week 1: Cleveland Browns Add Another Losing Season Opener to Their Belt

CLEVELAND, Oh. (FNN SPORTS) - One is the loneliest number when it sits in front…

What to Expect in Week 1: Buccaneers vs. 49ers

TAMPA, Fla. (FNN SPORTS) - The 100th NFL season home opener is finally in view.…

BUSINESS NEWS

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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…

Universal Orlando Resort Reveals Passholder Appreciation Days Perks

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

Orlando Continues to Support Small Businesses

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

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…

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…

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

  • “Once Upon a Time ... in Hollywood” star Brad Pitt is all smiles on the 2019 Cannes Film Festival red carpet for the film's premiere Tuesday, May 21. Photo: Patience Eding/Another Concept Magazine/Florida National News.
    CANNES, France (FNN NEWS) - [PHOTOS] 2019 Cannes Film Festival: ‘Once Upon a Time … in Hollywood’ Stars Electrify the Red Carpet (Photo: Patience Eding/Another Concept Magazine/Florida National News)

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Jordan, Foxx debut injustice drama ‘Just Mercy’ at film fest

TORONTO (AP) — The starry based-on-a-true-story social-justice tale “Just Mercy” made a powerful impression in…

Ariana Grande Accused of Stealing a Drag Queen’s Likeness After Suing Forever 21 for Trademark Infringement

Arianna Grande recently sued fashion retailer Forever 21 for $10 million claiming the brand launched…

Ariana Grande Sues Forever 21 for $10 Million Over Trademark Infringement

TMZ reports that Pop singer Ariana Grande has filed a lawsuit against Forever 21 over…

The Walt Disney Company to Donate More Than $1 Million to Relief and Recovery Efforts in The Bahamas

BURBANK, Calif. – The Walt Disney Company, led by Disney Cruise Line, has committed more…

[Photos] 2019 Allstate Tom Joyner Family Reunion Rocks One More Time, Despite Hurricane

KISSIMMEE, Fla. (FNN NEWS) - The 2019 Allstate Tom Joyner Family Reunion (ATJFR), the “Party…

Review: Cage the Elephant Energizes and Preps Tampa Crowd for Beck with Big Antics

TAMPA (FNN NEWS) - In the midst of hurricane season, Thursday, August 29th turned into a…

LIFESTYLE: TRAVEL, TOURISM, THEME PARKS

  • LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. - 26th Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival Blooms for 90 Days at Walt Disney World Resort (Photo courtesy Walt Disney World)

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Universal Orlando Resort Rolls Out New Year’s Eve Celebrations Across the Entire Destination

ORLANDO, Fla. – At Universal Orlando Resort, New Year’s Eve isn’t just another holiday – it’s…

Orlando Mayor Dyer, Commissioner Ortiz Launch Hispanic Heritage Month at City Hall

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN NEWS) - To celebrate the commencement of Hispanic Heritage Month, which runs from September…

Disney: Arnold Palmer’s 90th Birthday

Walt Disney World Resort joined other golf courses and the Arnold & Winnie Palmer Foundation…

“Dark Arts at Hogwarts Castle” to Make its Highly-Anticipated Debut at Universal Orlando Resort on September 14

Orlando, Fla. – Next week, the all-new light projection experience, “Dark Arts at Hogwarts Castle,”…

Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line's Grand Celebration Turns Into Humanitarian Ship

PALM BEACH, Fla. -  The Grand Celebration, owned and operated by Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line, which…