Florida waters appear to be free of toxic red tide

SOURCE: ClickOrlando.com SARASOTA, Fla. – Florida’s coastal waters appear free from a devastating red tide bloom that began in October 2017. A Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission report released Wednesday says the toxic algae were no longer present in water samples collected anywhere in the state. The bloom caused respiratory irritations in people and killed vast numbers of sea turtles, manatees,… Keep Reading

Sen. Rick Scott wants Amazon to bring headquarters to Florida

SOURCE: ClickOrlando.com Sen. Rick Scott is hoping that New York’s loss will be Florida’s gain. New York City’s Queens borough was supposed to be one of two split sites for Amazon’s new HQ2 location, but it recently canceled that plan amid backlash from members of the community and local politicians. Although it’s unclear if Amazon officials are looking for a new site, especially… Keep Reading

Universal reveals new magical attraction in Wizarding World of Harry Potter

SOURCE: ClickOrlando.com ORLANDO, Fla. – Universal Orlando has finally announced the name and opening date for the highly awaited roller coaster coming to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter — Hogsmeade this summer after speculation circled the internet about its progress for weeks. Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure will launch on June 13 in Island’s of Adventure at the former location of Dragon Challenge, a coaster that shut… Keep Reading

Road Ranger breaks car window, saves man from Orlando pond

SOURCE: ClickOrlando.com ORLANDO, Fla. – A Road Ranger jumped into a retention pond Thursday and rescued a man who had crashed along State Road 417 in Orange County. The crash happened on SR 417 south near Narcoossee Road, not far from Lake Nona. Orlando police said Alex Morales’ vehicle left the roadway and went into the retention pond. He said he did not know… Keep Reading

Dogs Save Children From Running Into Busy Road

SOURCE: Orlando Sentinel A pair of Florida children were found wandering along the emergency lane of Interstate 10, but were reportedly well protected by a couple of dogs. The Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office posted to its Facebook page the story of a boy and girl, both under the age of 6, that were found near Holt, which… Keep Reading

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