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Softball tournament, donation dinner raise funds for injured Orlando officer recently returned to Central Florida

SOURCE: Orlando Sentinel The crack of baseball bats and sizzle of hotdogs on a grill sounded near ball fields at Barnett Park in Orange County on Saturday, where dozens gathered for a softball tournament to benefit an Orlando police officer critically wounded last year while on duty. The Wounded Hero CoEd softball tournament drew 10 teams, whose… Keep Reading

Orlando police to announce results of years-long RICO investigation ‘Operation Gang Theft Auto’

SOURCE: Orlando Sentinel The findings of a multi-year, gang-related racketeering investigation will be announced by theOrlando Police Department at a new conference this afternoon, the agency said. Police Chief Orlando Rolón, along with Osceola County Sheriff Russ Gibson and Hernando Sheriff Al Nienhuis will speak at OPD headquarters at 1:30 p.m. to address the case, described by… Keep Reading

Storms possible later in day in Orlando area

SOURCE: ORLANDO, Fla. – More rain is in the Orlando-area forecast Wednesday. Orlando will reach a high of 78, with an 80 percent chance of rain. The average high on this date is 75. “We are pinpointing a stalled front across Central Florida,” News 6 meteorologist Troy Bridges said. “That stationary front will give us a chance for… Keep Reading

Orlando teen recovering from rare genetic disorder

SOURCE: Orlando Sentinel ORLANDO, Fla. – After four surgeries in two years, doctors call 14-year-old Sophia Maggio “one in a million.” Three years ago, at age 11, Maggio was diagnosed with a rare genetic connective tissue disorder called Loeys-Dietz syndrome.  Her doctors explained that this syndrome was only recently identified in 2005, and could affect the… Keep Reading

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