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WATCH: Lightning believed to spark wildfire near Avalon Park in Orlando

ORLANDO, Fla. - Lightning is believed to have caused a wildfire near Avalon Park in Orlando Friday evening after strong thunderstorms moved across Central Florida. Videos and photos shared with FOX 35 showed firefighters running to an area of trees that were heavily on fire, sending smoke into the air.
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Father of teen who fell to his death from Florida theme park ride accuses authorities of racism

The father of a Missouri teen who fell to his death while riding an Orlando theme park ride earlier this year has accused authorities responsible for investigating the tragic accident of racism, fearing his son’s death is being “swept under the rug”.“I don’t want to use the race thing,” said Yarnell Sampson on Monday during a press conference held in front of the Free Fall attraction at ICON Park. “But I believe that because my son is a Black young man he is getting treated like this,” the father of 14-year-old Tyre Sampson said, adding that he believed if...
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Video: Orlando Magic player got tricked into thinking he had been traded

You always have to keep your head on a swivel during the NBA offseason, as Terrence Ross can certainly attest to. The Orlando Magic swingman was streaming himself live on Twitch during the 2022 NBA Draft on Thursday when a user left him an official-sounding comment that read, “Orlando has traded Forward Terrence Ross to The Clippers for Luke Kennard, sources tell ESPN.” Ross had a dumbfounded expression on his face for a couple of seconds, and he admitted that “my heart dropped.” Take a look.
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Hartle Road Has Been Renamed In Honor of Ray Goodgame

The Lake County Board of County Commissioners recently renamed Hartle Road in Clermont to Ray Goodgame Parkway in memory of the deceased Clermont City Councilman. Goodgame passed away at the ago of 85 on July 28, 2019. He passionately served the citizens of the City of Clermont for 15 years and was nominated for the Florida League of Cities’ “E. Harris Drew” Municipal Official Lifetime Achievement Award.
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Angelino Cordova Claims Questionable Split Decision Over Alex Aragon Vega In Kissimmee

Axel Aragon Vega couldn’t believe what he heard when the scores were read aloud. The former two-time title challenger was certain that he did more than enough to turn away unbeaten Angelino Cordova in their ten-round junior flyweight bout. Judge William Glover (97-93) was the only one who saw things that way, as judges Tina Griffith (97-93) and Alex Levin (98-92) awarded Cordova a stunning and highly questionable split decision win in their co-feature bout Friday evening on ProBox TV from Osceola Heritage Park in Kissimmee, Florida.
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Jonathan Gonzalez-Mark Anthony Barriga: LIVE ProBox Results From Kissimmee

Najee Lopez continues to be a knockout every time out. The unbeaten cruiserweight from Ellenwood, Georgia turned away his most established foe to date, stopping Jeysson Monroy in the third round of their preliminary bout Friday evening on ProBox TV from Osceola Heritage Park in Kissimmee, Florida. Monroy (1-1, 1KO)...
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Watch: Magic's Terrance Ross is tricked into thinking he was traded

You always have to keep your head on a swivel during the NBA offseason, as Terrence Ross can certainly attest to. The Orlando Magic swingman was streaming himself live on Twitch during the 2022 NBA Draft on Thursday when a user left him an official-sounding comment that read, “Orlando has traded Forward Terrence Ross to The Clippers for Luke Kennard, sources tell ESPN.” Ross had a dumbfounded expression on his face for a couple of seconds, and he admitted that “my heart dropped.”
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Letter – Hey Mayor Mutz! Remember when you said that Lakeland could be a SANCTUARY CITY FOR THE UNBORN?! I DO!!!

If you want to hear the Mayor, in his own words, state that he is pro-life and would support Lakeland being a sanctuary city for the unborn…..click on the link below and LISTEN for yourself!. https://lakelandgazette.info/news/2021/10/02/lakeland-mayoral-candidate-debate/. During the mayoral debate at Believers Fellowship, the question was asked about the...
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Lakeland bicyclist killed in Lake County hit-and-run, troopers say

LAKE COUNTY, Fla. – A 35-year-old Lakeland man riding a bicycle was killed early Friday morning after being struck by a vehicle on U.S. Highway 27, according to the Florida Highway Patrol. The bicyclist was traveling south toward U.S. Highway 192 in the designated bicycle lane when a driver...
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Meet Sunny, The Newest Addition To The Read To Sydney Team

Read to Sydney, a non-profit organization based in central Florida that helps children read one ‘tail’ at a time, is excited to introduce “Sunny,” a lovable and very huggable Pomeranian/Husky mix. While Sunny is in training to earn his accreditation as a therapy dog, he will be making many public appearances to become well-socialized and learn from his patient mentor, Toby, already a certified therapy dog. Sunny’s addition to the family is a testament to founder Thom Battisto’s commitment to continue the mission of serving area children.
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Protestors rally in Orlando theatre over SCOTUS Roe v. Wade decision

ORLANDO, Fla. – More than 100 people packed the Renaissance Theatre Company in Orlando Friday evening for the Emergency Rally for Abortion Access. Several Central Florida residents protested the recent U.S. Supreme Court decision to overturn Roe V. Wade, which declares that abortions are no longer a constitutionally protected right and must be decided by the states.
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Brenner's goal lifts FC Cincinnati to 1-0 win over Orlando City

CINCINNATI (AP) - Brenner's goal and Roman Celentano’s three saves led Cincinnati to a 1-0 victory over Orlando City on Friday. Brenner’s game-winner came in the 65th minute for Cincinnati (7-7-2). Luciano Acosta got an assist on the goal. Acosta chased down the ball after his own shot was stopped by Pedro Gallese, then passed to Brenner who connected from short range.
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FBI raids Orlando Museum of Art to collect Basquiat pieces

ORLANDO, Fla. — The FBI raided the Orlando Museum of Art on Friday and seized more than two dozen paintings attributed to artist Jean-Michel Basquiat following questions about their authenticity. Orlando Museum of Art spokeswoman Emilia Bourmas-Fry says they were complying with a warrant from the FBI for access...
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Advocates rally for abortion rights in Orlando amid reversal of Roe v. Wade

ORLANDO, Fla. — Hundreds of abortion rights supporters gathered at the Renaissance Theatre in Orlando Friday night for a rally organized in response to the Supreme Court's ruling overturning Roe v. Wade. The rally brought together a variety of local abortion rights, activists, organizers and supporters. We also heard...
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