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Oklahoma senior class scammed out of trip to Universal Studios

TULSA, Okla. (KTUL) - A senior class trip to Universal Studios in Orlando, Fla., ended in disappointment for students at Oklahoma Union High School. "As many of you know the OKU Class of 2022 has worked very hard to raise money for our senior class trip to Orlando, FL to go to Universal Studios. Upon arrival to the Springfield-Branson National Airport we found out we had recently been scammed by hackers pretending to be Allegiant Airlines,” one Facebook post said.
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NBA forward speaks at right-wing conspiracy conference

Orlando Magic forward Jonathan Isaac hasn’t played since tearing his ACL in the NBA bubble during the 2020 season, but he continues to make his presence known off the court. On Saturday, Isaac spoke at the ReAwaken America Tour in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, an event that features far-right extremists, conspiracy theorists, and Donald Trump loyalists. Isaac promoted his book titled “Why I Stand” and was invited to speak about his reasons for standing during the national anthem in 2020 and his more recent refusal to get vaccinated against COVID-19.

DeSantis eyes state takeover of Disney’s special district

CNN — After stripping Disney of its special governing powers last month, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis now says that he wants the state to take over the government body that has overseen the entertainment company’s Orlando-area theme parks for half a century. DeSantis, a Republican, told reporters Monday...
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'Baby Couldn't Wait': Airline Staff Helps Pregnant Passenger Deliver Child During Mid-Flight

A crew member of Frontier Airlines has been hailed a hero after helping a pregnant passenger onboard give birth safely during mid-flight. The unidentified woman went into labor while the plane was traveling from Denver International Airport to Orlando International Airport, the airline announced Tuesday. The flight attendant, identified as Diana Giraldo, acted quickly and took the expecting mother to the back lavatory, where she helped her during the "unexpected labor," NBC News reported.

18-month-old toddler drowns in Winter Garden retention pond

Monday afternoon, the Winter Garden Police Department received a call about a toddler drowning. The drowning was reported as occurring behind Cypress Street in a retention pond around 5:30 p.m. A neighbor reportedly helped pull the 18-month-old boy out of the pond. CPR was performed on the toddler and he...

Rodent ‘rub marks,’ roaches cited among 4 Central Florida restaurant shutdowns last week

Four Central Florida restaurants received emergency orders to shut down in the week of May 8-14, according to data from the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation. Orange County Chuck’s Wagon at 60 E. Main St. in Apopka shut down on May 9. Officials found 11 violations, three of which were a high priority. Those violations included an expired business license, rodent ...

2022 UCF Medical Grad Putting Service at Forefront in Medicine

For future emergency physician Michael Chiang ’20, medicine and hospitality go hand-in-hand in ensuring a patient-centered experience. On Friday, he will become the first UCF student to graduate with his M.D. as well as a master’s in hospitality as part of the College of Medicine’s 10th graduating class.
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Theater West End to present spring musical ‘In The Heights’

SANFORD, Fla. – Theater West End, located at 115 W. 1st St. in Sanford, announced their upcoming spring musical “In The Heights,” a Tony-award winning show originally created by Lin Manuel Miranda and Quiara Hudes. The theater’s website summarizes the show as a “revolutionary new musical” that...