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UCF student struck in hit-and-run has died

SOURCE: ORLANDO, Fla. – A UCF student who was hit by a drunken driver while walking in a grassy area has died. UCF Knight News confirmed the death on its Twitter account, saying: “Family and loved ones symbolically place flowers into Reflection Pond. “This is her home and you’ve been her family,” her mother says.… Keep Reading

2 hospitalized after double shooting in Orlando

SOURCE: ORLANDO, Fla. – Authorities are investigating a double shooting in Orlando, according to the Orange County Sheriff’s Office. Deputies said they were called to the 400 block of Barry Street around 11:15 p.m. Sunday about an aggravated battery. When they arrived, they found a 45-year-old man suffering from a gunshot wound that did not… Keep Reading

Today marks 3 years since Pulse nightclub massacre

SOURCE: WESH ORLANDO, Fla. — Wednesday marks three years since 49 people were gunned down at Pulse nightclub in Orlando. The June 12, 2016 shooting was the deadliest mass shooting in modern American history at the time. The onePulse Foundation is holding their annual remembrance ceremony Wednesday at 7 p.m. outside the Pulse Interim Memorial… Keep Reading

Orlando bans single-use plastics and polystyrene at venues and parks, including Amway Center, Camping World Stadium and Dr. Phillips Center

SOURCE: Orlando Sentinel So long, single-use plastics and polystyrenes. No longer will Orlando or its contractors use items such as plastic straws, bags, cutlery and Styrofoam food containers and cups at city parks and venues. Citing environmental benefits including the reduction of millions of pieces of trash flowing into landfills and the waterways, commissioners Monday… Keep Reading

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