Tag: Orange County
Kathy Castor, Frederica Wilson and Lois Frankel are asking Florida to stop dragging its feet on chool cash.

Frank TorresAugust 28, 2015

Sen. David Simmons formally announced the passage of his “No Contact” bill in Downtown Orlando on Friday afternoon. The legislation will ensure that once an “order of no contact” has been issued by the court,  jailed suspects are prohibited from contacting and potentially threatening retaliation to victims. “We’re trying to ensure the prevention of domestic violence […]

Ryan RayAugust 17, 2015

As state lawmakers in Tallahassee move forward with a plan that could completely remake the Orlando-area 10th Congressional District, Val Demings plans to announce her plans to again run for the U.S. House seat. As first reported by Orlando Sentinel‘s Scott Powers, Demings, the former City of Orlando police chief will seek a rematch of her 2012 campaign […]

Frank TorresAugust 13, 2015

Orange County said Thursday that its newly formed Heroin Task Force will hold its inaugural meeting on Monday. The task force is being formed to address the 84 percent increase in deaths from the drug since 2013. County officials point to abused prescription use, higher purity levels, easier access to the drug as a key […]

Frank TorresAugust 4, 2015

Tuesday morning the Orange County Board of Commissioners received a briefing on the measures being taken to prevent predatory towing in the region. A year ago, the commission approved ordinances for vehicle towing in response to a public concern over the growth of trespass towing activity. The public complaints that prompted the changes included towing […]

Associated PressMay 31, 2015

Orlando’s chief tourism agency says it is launching a new marketing campaign centered on collecting the memories from tourists The Orlando Sentinel reports Visit Orlando announced the global effort Sunday at the U.S. Travel Association IPW convention. The campaign began Sunday, but the agency won’t officially begin advertising for it until August. The website OrlandoStories.com […]


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