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Readers tell us what they think about SunRail

News We went to Facebook to ask for thoughts on SunRail’s service | 7/23/2014
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Six things SunRail can do to improve service right now

News We love you, SunRail, but you need to work on some things By Kaleb Quast | 7/23/2014
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Monroe County marriage equality ruling shows right’s true colors

News Attorney General Pam Bondi and other religious foes turn ugly, desperate By Billy Manes | 7/23/2014
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This week in random shootings, burglaries and traffic stops

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  • NOT SO FAST!: Orange County Sheriff’s Office nabs (alleged) GayDays towing fraud

    Hey, wipe that smile of your face, Jason Combs of ASAP Towing on McCoy Road! You’ve just been busted for (allegedly) doing something pretty terrible. According to a press release from Orange County Sheriff Jerry Demings’ office, today – following a fairly prolonged investigation – 44-year-old Combs was arrested on the following charges: One count of Grand Theft 29 counts of Grand Theft of a Motor Vehicle Failure to release vehicle within 1 hour after request Failing to Maintain Records Failure to Post Towing Contracts Four Counts of Failure to Notify the Sheriff’s Office within 30 minutes of tow 60 Counts of Violation of Orange County Ordinance What’s that, you say? A predatory tow company owner fleecing unsuspecting drivers, especially out in the tourist corridor, especially during GayDays, June 5-9, just outside of the expo host hotel, the DoubleTree, here in the South? Oh, and also, a series of (allegedly) falsified contractual documents, unlawful “gate charges” ($40 a pop), towing warnings posted outside of statutory zones in various rights of way, uncomfortable canoodling with restaurant owners, (allegedly) falsified time sheets for staff AND a boat on premises without a trailer? THIS SOUNDS LIKE FLORIDA. This morning, we were tipped off […]

    The post NOT SO FAST!: Orange County Sheriff’s Office nabs (alleged) GayDays towing fraud appeared first on Orlando Weekly Blogs.

  • Red Bull Canvas Cooler Project selects Orlando winners

    Find out which Orlando artists won the Red Bull Canvas Cooler Project challenge to decorate some canvas-covered coolers.

    The post Red Bull Canvas Cooler Project selects Orlando winners appeared first on Orlando Weekly Blogs.

  • Thank you, Internet: Tetris tots and hoverbikes

    Links we love this week, including Tetris tots, hoverbikes, two-ingredient Nutella brownies and more.

    The post Thank you, Internet: Tetris tots and hoverbikes appeared first on Orlando Weekly Blogs.

  • VIDEO: Stunning shots of Orlando by drones

    A collection of videos of downtown Orlando captured by drones, plus GoPro video of the Hulk Coaster at Islands of Adventure.

    The post VIDEO: Stunning shots of Orlando by drones appeared first on Orlando Weekly Blogs.

  • YOUR DAILY WEEKLY READER: More prison scandals, less utility conservation, all the execution horror

    IMAGINE WHAT HAPPENS IF YOU’RE AN ACTUAL PRISONER TRYING TO MAKE A COMPLAINT. THIS IS DISGUSTING: “Make no mistake, I am no softie on crime nor do I believe criminals should be coddled or treated with kid gloves. Those who break our laws should be held accountable for their actions. Whether they are serving time for drug possession, drug trafficking, burglary, aggravated assault or murder, they are the wards of the Florida Department of Corrections. As such, the state is responsible for their basic human rights, including feeding them and providing their health care. Having served as chairman of the Senate’s Criminal Justice Committee for several years, I had the unpleasant task of visiting a dozen or so of our prisons. If anyone believes inmates enjoy a cozy life at a state prison, they are grossly mistaken. Most prisons are not air-conditioned and are old and in need of maintenance and major repairs. Inmates are expected to work on the prison grounds, have limited visitation and very few privileges. Some inmates are in cells but the vast majority of them are in dormitory settings with rows of beds close together. Inmates serving time for nonviolent offenses are mixed in with […]

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Monroe County marriage equality ruling shows right’s true colors

Monroe County marriage equality ruling shows right’s true colors

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