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Injured Apopka firefighter's first round of surgeries are successful

Tragedy struck the community this holiday weekend when Apopka Fire Department Firefighter/EMT Austin Duran was seriously injured, but now there is a way to help the family. Sierra Duran, Austin's sister, started a GoFundMe page last night to raise money for the financial burden and medical expenses he and his family will experience.
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Orlando Magic 2022 Summer League Player Breakdowns

The No. 1 overall pick in the 2022 NBA Draft, Banchero brings a bundle of skills to the Orlando Magic. With his unique blend of power and finesse, the 6-foot-10, 250-pounder dominated in the college basketball ranks this past season while at Duke. He scored more points than anyone else in the Atlantic Coast Conference, while compiling the second most rebounds and 10th most assists. Just 19 years old, Banchero recorded 15 20-plus-point scoring performances and 12 double-doubles in 39 games.

This Budget Airline Is Offering $59 Flights Out of Orlando

Editor's Note: We know COVID-19 is continuing to impact your travel plans. Should you travel now, be sure to familiarize yourself with the CDC's latest guidance on domestic and international travel as well as local requirements, protocols, and restrictions for both your destination upon your arrival and your home city upon your return. Be safe out there.

Exclusive: Lake Minneola 3-star safety Ethon Cole announces college decision

Editor’s note: Lake Minneola rising senior safety Ethon Cole has written the following first-person story to announce where he’ll play college football. The 6-foot-2, 190-pound Cole is a three-star recruit, the No. 98 safety in the nation and the No. 183 overall player in Florida on the 247Sports composite rankings. He has more than a dozen offers, including Duke, Indiana, Minnesota and Purdue.

Orlando's Goff's ice cream shop to reopen after suspected arson

ORLANDO, Fla. - An iconic Orlando ice cream shop will reopen this month after suspected arson forced the business to temporarily shut down. Goff's Drive In on South Orange Blossom Trail will reopen on July 18, according to a post on Facebook. "Orlando we just can’t explain the love we...

Review: How does Mears Connect Compare to the Magical Express?

Guests have many options for traveling to Walt Disney World from the Orlando airport. Check out our honest review of Mears Connect and find out if we would book with them again. Sad Farewell to Magical Express. The Magical Express was a FREE transportation option for guests staying at Disney...

No hangovers here! Orlando's first alcohol-free bar to open

ORLANDO, Fla. - Booze-free bars have become a trend and Orlando is getting in on it. Now open in Ivanhoe Village, The Bandbox is delivering alcohol-free fun to The City Beautiful. The spirit-free speakeasy is themed after the roaring 1920s "where you can dodge the Buttons and skip the Hooch with a robust menu of non-alcoholic craft cocktails, beer & wine."
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Disney World Begins Next Phase of Grand Floridian’s Reimagining

For years, Walt Disney World Resort’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa has been the crown jewel of Disney Deluxe hotels. The Resort — which was an “opening day” hotel on October 1, 1971 — features opulent Victorian embellishments and theming that current Walt Disney Company CEO Bob Chapek reportedly finds subpar, particularly in comparison to other Orlando hotels at a similar price point, namely the Four Seasons.

SeaWorld offers free admission to military veterans

ORLANDO, Fla. - SeaWorld and Discovery Cove are offering free admission for veterans across the nation. From now until July 10, veterans can register to receive a complimentary single-day ticket as well as three guest tickets to use at the parks. As part of the Waves of Honor Veterans Offer,...