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PHOTOS: Kids swim in flooded streets at Disney's Magic Kingdom

ORLANDO, Fla. - A rainy day at a theme park can sometimes ruin the fun for some guests, but not when you're a kid at Disney's Magic Kingdom!. Cassie Claire Chase shared photos and video with FOX 35 News of the flooded streets at the theme park on Thursday after a storm rolled through. Instead of huddling under whatever covering they could find, kids took advantage of the new ‘water park.’
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WATCH LIVE: Gov. Ron DeSantis holds news conference in Cape Coral

CAPE CORAL, Fla. – Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is holding a news conference Friday morning in Cape Coral. The governor is scheduled to deliver his remarks at 10 a.m. at Two Meatballs in the Kitchen, an Italian restaurant. News 6 will stream the news conference live at the top of this story.
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Teaching Florida’s students about the Ocoee massacre is just the start | Editorial

Schools begin classes in two weeks, and it will be the first time students across Florida will learn about the worst-ever Election Day violence in American history, which happened right here in Orange County. However, teaching the facts of the Ocoee Massacre, sparked in 1920 by a Black man trying to vote without paying a poll tax, is not enough. Consider that this important moment in Florida ...
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These are the Counties in the Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL Metro Area With the Most COVID-19

Though vaccine distribution is well underway across the United States, the novel coronavirus continues to spread through the population. To date, there have been 34,256,300 reported cases of the virus nationwide — and that number is growing every day. In the Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford metropolitan area, located in Florida, a total of 282,652 COVID-19 cases have been […]
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Several brands of dog food recalled due to potentially high levels of mold

ORLANDO, Fla. – Several brands of dog food sold nationwide are being recalled over fears they could contain high levels of mold. Pet food maker Sunshine Mills issued the recall voluntarily. The products in question were sold nationwide under a variety of names, including Evolve, Nuture Farms, Wild Harvest and Triumph.
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Global surgical conference cancels at Orange County Convention Center, citing region’s COVID resurgence

Faced with escalating COVID-19 “crisis” in Orange County, the region saw among its first economic ding attributed to the recent surge: a canceled Global Surgical Conference at the Orange County Convention Center. The show was expected to bring about 5,000 visitors to the region Aug. 7 to Aug. 10, but The Association of periOperative Registered Nurses cited the county’s positivity rate and that ...
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1st sailing of Carnival’s Mardi Gras highlights Port Canaveral’s busy week

Port Canaveral has already joined the return-to-sailing party with volunteer passengers, but is set to welcome its first paying customers on board a cruise ship when Carnival’s Mardi Gras sets sail this Saturday. After the industry shut down amid the coronavirus pandemic in March 2020, the port’s cruise business has been at a standstill. It wasn’t until July 18 that any passengers returned to ...
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Kissimmee River reborn after decades and $1 billion for world’s largest restoration of its kind

One of the state’s most notorious environmental atrocities, the deliberate destruction of the Kissimmee River midway between Central and South Florida, has been atoned for by one of the world’s most ambitious triumphs in restoring nature. Costing $1 billion, handling 40 million cubic yards of dirt and requiring decades of planning, lobbying, legislation and heavy-equipment construction, the ...
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Central Florida man's death now being investigated as a homicide

CASSELBERRY, Fla. - Authorities say a Casselberry man's death is now being investigated as a homicide. Police released a 911 call that came in from N. Winter Park Dr. According to detectives, the man's wife said she slept elsewhere that night and when she came home, she found her husband in a pool of blood.
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Florida Fresh Air: Secret Lake Park is a peaceful suburban oasis

On a quiet, bright summer morning, ducks wade near the shore of North Lake Triplet while ibises graze as human visitors at Secret Lake Park enjoy time in the sun. The suburban green space is nestled in between Secret Lake, Triplet Lake and North Lake Triplet and provides options for both passive and active recreation. Within the park, find tennis and basketball courts, a softball field and the ...
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Clermont teacher surprised with classroom makeover

CLERMONT — Pamela Hamilton walked in to her dream classroom on Thursday. Hamilton, a second grade teacher at Cypress Ridge Elementary in Clermont, was selected as the winner of Addition Financial’s third annual Renovate to Educate contest for Lake County. “It’s simply incredible,” Hamilton said moments after seeing the classroom...
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Deltona readies for changes with approval of Portland Industrial Park rezoning

For the past few decades, the possibilities for the undeveloped acreage by the Interstate 4 and State Road 472 interchange in Deltona have been left to the imagination. The picture started coming into view with the 1.4 million-square-foot Amazon distribution center. Now, with the City Commission recently giving its final...
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The Best Cheap Hotels in Kissimmee

A family holiday dream come true, Kissimmee in central Florida offers year-round sunshine, access to the world’s most famous theme parks and outdoor adventures in the nearby Everglades. More than 9 million tourists visit each year to take in alligators, rollercoasters and airboat rides, plus unbeatable outlet malls, family-friendly restaurants and the historic downtown area with its old-world main street. Get more for less by checking into one of these brilliant budget hotels – bookable with Culture Trip – and splash your cash on fun days out instead.
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Water park? Disney guests swim in flooded Magic Kingdom streets

Rain and theme parks don’t mix, but for some it was the perfect opportunity to continue the fun. Around 3 p.m. Thursday, a weather system moved over Disney World and the streets around Cosmic Ray Café become flooded, according to photos shared with News 6. [TRENDING: Family gets COVID during...
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Take advantage of a rainy Friday in Orlando

(ORLANDO, FL) A rainy grey blanket is set to settle over Orlando Friday, but that doesn’t have to put a damper on getting things done. Make the most of it with one of these ideas — or use them as inspiration to come up with your own plan to beat the grey.
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Christmas in July comes to Sanford with shopping deals

Florida’s sweltering summer may be in full swing, but the streets of downtown Sanford will begin to look a bit like Christmas this Saturday. On the last day of the month, the Sanford Mercantile Association will host its second Christmas in July, an event bringing holiday spirit and shopping sales to visitors. Around downtown Sanford, 14 shops will offer deals, samples, raffles and festive fun. ...