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Dragons and turkey legs? Florida Renaissance Festival kicks off with ‘Game of Thrones’ weekend

SOURCE: Orlando Sentinel In the game of Florida Renaissance Festival, you joust or you eat turkey legs. When the 27th annual festival returns Feb. 9-10 to Quiet Waters Park in Deerfield Beach, the opening weekend will be “Game of Thrones”-themed, with costumed revelers dressed in their best Daenerys and Jon Snow, Night’s Watchman and Sansa Stark.… Keep Reading

Central Florida will receive $7.8 million in federal funding for affordable housing, homelessness

SOURCE: Orlando Weekly Central Florida will soon receive more than $7.8 million in federal funding to help combat the affordable housing crisis and homelessness, U.S. Reps. Stephanie Murphy and Darren Soto announced Monday. According to a news release, more than $2 million of the funds will be provided to programs in Orange, Osceola and Seminole counties… Keep Reading

Here’s how to find out if you have been double-billed by SunPass

SOURCE: ORLANDO, Fla. – Complaints and questions continue to pour into SunPass offices and the News 6 newsroom about reported double billing, phantom tolls, autopay problems and cash payments not being applied to customer accounts. For the past two months, News 6 has worked to get answers from local lawmakers, the Florida Department of Transportation and state vendor Conduent, the company behind the SunPass… Keep Reading

‘Fake lawyer’ defrauds Central Florida immigrants, police say

SOURCE: ROCKLEDGE, Fla. – Police, the Florida Department of Law Enforcement and Homeland Security have accused a 36-year-old Orlando man of preying on immigrants by posing as an immigration attorney and telling them he could help them become U.S. citizens. Police said Jean Eustache was operating as an attorney in Orlando, Palm Bay and Rockledge but wasn’t licensed. “They’re coming… Keep Reading

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