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Virus rebels from France to Florida flout lockdown practices

PARIS (AP) — Young German adults hold “corona parties” and cough toward older people. A Spanish man leashes a goat to go for a walk to skirt confinement orders. From France to Florida to Australia, kitesurfers, college students and others crowd the beaches. Their defiance of lockdown mandates and scientific advice to fight the coronavirus pandemic has…

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Orange Soil & Water Board Declares Removal Process Against Supervisor Morales Invalid

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN NEWS) – With the Orange Soil & Water Conservation District Board’s compliance issues, the Board couldn’t hold the vote to remove the only Hispanic and longest serving member, Supervisor Daisy Morales during Friday’s monthly meeting. “More than 256,000 Orange County voters voted to re-elect me to another four-year team,” Morales said. “This Board, along…

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Florida’s First Snow Park Coming Soon

DADE CITY, Fla. (FNN NEWS) – Floridians do not have to brave the cold to have some winter fun. Creating a snowman and tubing down a hill of snow are two activities that would typically be deemed impossible in the tropical state of Florida, but that will change in 2020. Snowcat Ridge is scheduled to…

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3 Dead, Including Shooter, in Gunfire at Florida Naval Base

PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) — A shooter opened fire at the Naval Air Station in Pensacola Friday morning in an attack that left three people dead including the assailant, and multiple people injured. The gunfire prompted a massive law enforcement response to the base, which was locked down. Base spokesman Jason Bortz told The Associated Press…

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Military Simulation and STEM on Display at I/ITSEC Conference at Orange County Convention Center

(ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN NEWS) – ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN NEWS) – The nation’s best military minds bring the latest simulation tech to Orange County Convention Center with the Interservice/Industry Training, Simulation and Education Conference (I/ITSEC) Annual Conference from December 2-6, 2019. I/ITSEC, sponsored by the National Training and Simulations Association (NTSA) is the world’s largest modeling,…

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A Quick Primer on the Team Solving Orange County’s Affordable Housing Crisis

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN NEWS) – Orange County faces a growing affordable housing crisis, and Mayor Jerry Demings has taken notice–and action. Shortly after his inauguration, he formed Housing For All, an affordable housing task force to face the challenge head-on.  The Housing For All task force doesn’t meet monthly like the County Commission–in fact, their next…

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