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Despite wishes for Hurricane Ian to take out Orlando's 'I-4 Eyesore,' the construction site still stands

ALTAMONTE SPRINGS, Fla. — In Central Florida, there are a few certainties during hurricane season. Long checkout lines at Publix, sweating away half your body weight while boarding up your house, and being constantly reminded to not turn on a generator indoors come to mind, but longtime residents of the Orlando area know they get to look forward to another: poor wishes to Orlando's most unsightly attraction, the "I-4 Eyesore."
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Spirit Airlines flight bound for Orlando returns to BWI due to 'suspected mechanical issue,' company says

BALTIMORE -- A Spirit Airlines flight traveling from Baltimore to Orlando had to return shortly after takeoff Friday night after the plane experienced a "suspected mechanical issue," the company said.Video submitted to WJZ appeared to show an engine fire.The plane took off from Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport just after 8:20 p.m., looped back over Annapolis and landed again about 8:50 p.m., according to the flight tracking site Flight Aware.  The plane, an Airbus A321, landed back at the airport "after the crew declared an emergency," the Federal Aviation Administration said."The plane landed safely at BWI, and Guests deplaned under normal procedures," Spirit Airlines said.  "Safety is our top priority, and the plane will be removed from service and inspected by our maintenance department."Multiple people on the ground near the airport reported hearing loud booms as the plane flew overhead.
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Spirit Airlines flight makes emergency landing in Baltimore after 'mechanical issue'

A Spirit Airlines flight to Florida had to turn around and make an emergency landing in Maryland Friday night because of a problem with the engine. Flight 2077 took off from Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport headed for Orlando International Airport. But after takeoff, the plane had a "mechanical issue" and had to turn back, an airline spokesperson said in a statement Saturday.
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Forty-four OCPS schools are without power or partial power

Orange County Public Schools has completed its assessment of all schools and district facilities. Although the district overall had limited damage to 210 school sites, there are a few schools at which the impacts were higher than most. The district believes schools will be able to reopen Monday, Oct. 3, as long as electrical power is restored.
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Spirit flight leaving Baltimore makes emergency landing minutes after takeoff

A Spirit Airlines flight from Baltimore to Orlando returned to Baltimore shortly after takeoff Friday night because of a problem with the engine. According to FlightAware, a flight tracking website, the plane took off at 8:35 p.m. and was back on the ground at 8:51 p.m. The Federal Aviation Administration told FOX TV Stations that the crew reported an engine issue. Video provided to CBS Baltimore shows flames in the air.
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CANCELLED - Farmers Market

DUE TO THE IMPENDING STORM, ALL CITY PARKS WILL CLOSE TO THE PUBLIC EFFECTIVE AT 6:00 PM TODAY (9/27) THROUGH FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 30th. AN UPDATE WILL BE FORTHCOMING OVER THE WEEKEND ON THE STATUS OF THE PARK RE-OPENING. ALL CITY SPONSORED SPECIAL EVENTS INCLUDING BARKFEST AND THE FARMER’S MARKET WILL BE CANCELED FOR THE WEEK. Spend your Saturday at the City of Longwood Farmer's Market at Reiter Park. From locally sourced seafood and produce to handmade crafts and gifts, we have everything you need in one convenient location.
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