Gas prices back on the rise, AAA says

Source: ORLANDO, Fla. – Gas prices are back on the rise after a brief plunge kicked off the new year, according to AAA. It was fun while it lasted, wasn’t it? The price of gas in Florida finally leveled out last week after it dropped 70 cents in 91 days, according to a report.  The current price is… Keep Reading

Outages in Orlando, Kissimmee leave hundreds without power

SOURCE: ORLANDO, Fla. – A power outage in Orlando has left around 430 customers without power on Sunday evening, according to the Orlando Utilities Commission.  Workers started to repair the outage around 6:00 p.m. Sunday, according to authorities.  Another power outage was reported Sunday evening in Kissimmee that has affected 54 customers, according to Kissimmee Utility.  CONTINUE READING Keep Reading

Orange County homicides up nearly 30 percent in 2018

SOURCE: Orlando Sentinel Homicides in Orange County jumped from 83 in 2017 to 107 last year, prompting Orange County detectives to change how they handle domestic cases and Orlando police to ask local academics to explore any possible trends. Orange County, which includes Orlando and other smaller cities, like Winter Park and Apopka, had 107 homicides last year, according to the Orange-Osceola… Keep Reading

UCF scientists’ human-on-a-chip technology could one day replace animal studies

SOURCE: Orlando Sentinel Researchers at the University of Central Florida continue to push forward the field of human-on-a-chip technology, showing in a new study that their system could one day replace animal testing, particularly in the cosmetic industry. Background Led by Dr. James Hickman, a professor at UCF NanoScience Technology Center, the UCF team has been working on developing… Keep Reading

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