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Winter Park’s Mount Vernon Inn slated for redevelopment

News Unicorp wants to build luxury apartments and a retail complex at the site By Justin Braun | 8/20/2014
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Vote smart: Why the Aug. 26 elections are important

News Your vote matters, and here’s why By Billy Manes | 8/20/2014
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Voting is sexy!

News Three reasons you should be hot and bothered enough to vote on Aug. 26 By Dave Plotkin | 8/20/2014
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Police Beat: Incidents reported by the Orlando Police Department

News A stolen cement mixer, man is ambushed on his way to meet a friend, police seek help searching for serial arsonist By Erin Sullivan | 8/20/2014

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  • Read the arrest affadavit in Vixen Bar shooting incident

    Today the Orlando Police Department released the arrest affadavit and charging documents for 23-year-old Kody Roach, the man who was arrested in the early morning hours of Tuesday, Aug. 14 outside Vixen Bar. At 1:43 a.m., two bike officers responded to a 911 call about a man “waving a gun around” inside the club. According to the charging documents, when the officers arrived Roach was standing at the door of the club and apparently had been banging on it with the gun. Police say they gave him verbal commands to get away from the building and get down on the ground. When he refused to comply, they Tased him in the chest, but the report says that the Taser “made a loud arcing noise, which is indicative of the prongs not properly imbedding themselves.” So Roach turned clockwise, and they report says he reached toward his waistband, which is when officers opened fire – they shot nine times, striking Roach “several times.” Roach did have a gun, but apparently it was unloaded and there was no ammunition in the chamber or the magazine. Police say the gun was stolen, and that Roach did not have a concealed-carry permit, so he’s […]

    The post Read the arrest affadavit in Vixen Bar shooting incident appeared first on Orlando Weekly Blogs.

  • Journalist James Foley allegedly beheaded by ISIS; former UCF student could be next

    This morning, the confusion and horror of the purported ISIS beheading of journalist James Foley, who was abducted while on assignment nearly two years ago in Syria, continued to linger in the air, though the video of purporting to so said incident was removed from YouTube. (Gawker appears to have it archived here, though we really don’t feel like clicking through to test that). Equally alarming on a local level is that apparently ISIS is threatening a similar horrible fate to Miami journalist and former UCF student Steven Sotloff pending a reaction from President Barack Obama. According to reporting from the New York Times, Foley – clearly under duress – blamed his death on the U.S.A. and the spate of recent military airstrikes in Iraq. “I call on my friends, family and loved ones to rise up against my real killers — the U.S. government — for what will happen to me is only a result of their complacent criminality,” Mr. Foley says in the video, which was uploaded to the online account of the al-Furqan Media Foundation, according to SITE, an organization that follows jihadist groups. He ends saying that when American soldiers began dropping bombs on Iraq this […]

    The post Journalist James Foley allegedly beheaded by ISIS; former UCF student could be next appeared first on Orlando Weekly Blogs.

  • Liveblogging this afternoon’s Orange County Board of County Commissioners meeting: the punitive edition

    Good day! Pull up a magical chair, won’t you? Things are probably going to take awhile this afternoon, when, as promised, your stars of the Orange County Board of County Commission featuring Mayor Teresa Jacobs will resurrect the idea that constitutional offices within the county should be nonpartisan, term-limited, in-county positions, or something. Basically, they’re going after Tax Collector Scott Randolph and Property Appraiser Rick Singh, because, well, they’re Democrats. Anyway, there’s plenty of background reading to be done here, if you aren’t up to speed. And then there was this hilarious moment at the Tiger Bay Club last week where Commissioner Fred Brummer – who wrote all of these terrible charter amendments – stormed out of a debate for no reason. So, we’ll be doing our civic duty of pointing and laughing (and simultaneously crying, because this shit is crazy) this afternoon after 2 p.m. See you there? 2 p.m.: The overflow room is filling up because the regular boardroom is full because people don’t like mosques. NOT MOSQUITOES, MOSQUES. But a gavel has been banged. So things are starting. 2:10 p.m.: I’m already BORED of zoning adjustments. 2:11 p.m.: 13,000 sq. ft. religious use facility over by Palm […]

    The post Liveblogging this afternoon’s Orange County Board of County Commissioners meeting: the punitive edition appeared first on Orlando Weekly Blogs.

  • Pam Bondi is now a quirky rock song

    Thanks to our friends at Broward-Palm Beach New Times, we now know that Attorney General Pam Bondi, last seen begging the court system to slow the fuck down because all this gay marriage noise is getting too expensive (which is rich when you consider how much Bondi has spent defending other partisan issues), has miraculously been transported into an anthem. The conduits for this surprise transformation are Boca Raton duo Wolfcat, a husband-wife team with gay family members. Here’s Wolfcat! Seems to us that Wolfcat like a dirty wall or two. Anyway, the harmonic indulgence isn’t half bad in “Pam Bondi (Is There Any Love In Your Heart),” harkening back to something akin to Timbuk 3 playing a beach bar. And, as the New Times points out, Bondi may not be the first AG to find transformation via the arts. “Bondi is not the first female attorney general to be immortalized in pop culture. In 1998, Miami bass rapper Anquette recorded “Janet Reno” – though that was an homage to the AG, for enforcing child support laws. And Crimea’s attorney general is a frequent muse for fan art.” HAHAHAHA! LYRICS!!! I know that you’ve been in love at least three […]

    The post Pam Bondi is now a quirky rock song appeared first on Orlando Weekly Blogs.

  • One dead, two injured in officer-involved shooting downtown (UPDATE)

    Orlando police were called to respond to a report of a patron with a gun at Vixen bar early this morning. A confrontation ensued when they arrived, and shots were fired.

    The post One dead, two injured in officer-involved shooting downtown (UPDATE) appeared first on Orlando Weekly Blogs.

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Winter Park’s Mount Vernon Inn slated for redevelopment

Winter Park’s Mount Vernon Inn slated for redevelopment

News: Unicorp wants to build luxury apartments and a retail complex at the site By Justin Braun 8/20/2014
Vote smart: Why the Aug. 26 elections are important

Vote smart: Why the Aug. 26 elections are important

News: Your vote matters, and here’s why By Billy Manes 8/20/2014
Voting is sexy!

Voting is sexy!

News: Three reasons you should be hot and bothered enough to vote on Aug. 26 By Dave Plotkin 8/20/2014
Police Beat: Incidents reported by the Orlando Police Department

Police Beat: Incidents reported by the Orlando Police Department

News: A stolen cement mixer, man is ambushed on his way to meet a friend, police seek help searching for serial arsonist By Erin Sullivan 8/20/2014
Is Disney making kids gay?

Is Disney making kids gay?

News: Ridiculous column pulled from Tampa Tribune after public outcry By Billy Manes 8/20/2014
Rick Scott’s private email scandal

Rick Scott’s private email scandal

News: Attorney sues over possible violation of Sunshine Laws in governor's office By Billy Manes 8/20/2014
Megamalls = megaheadaches

Megamalls = megaheadaches

News: Reader comments and letters to the editor By Orlando Weekly readers 8/20/2014
Commissioner Regina Hill’s aide gets arrested

Commissioner Regina Hill’s aide gets arrested

News: Movie theater incident calls into question police behavior By Erin Sullivan 8/13/2014
Showdown on county charter amendments at Tiger Bay

Showdown on county charter amendments at Tiger Bay

News: Commissioner Fred Brummer and Tax Collector Scott Randolph trade barbs; Brummer disappears By Billy Manes 8/13/2014
Pam Bondi pulls the brakes on marriage equality

Pam Bondi pulls the brakes on marriage equality

News: Beleaguered attorney general asks court to hold off for national ruling in order to save state money By Billy Manes 8/13/2014
City signs suspicious new deal for soccer stadium

City signs suspicious new deal for soccer stadium

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Map quest: More on the redistricting ruckus

Map quest: More on the redistricting ruckus

News: Letters to the editor and reader comments By Orlando Weekly readers 8/13/2014
Judge orders Florida legislators to draw new congressional maps

Judge orders Florida legislators to draw new congressional maps

News: Legislators have until Aug. 15 to submit new maps to judge; this is what happens when you don’t read the instructions By Billy Manes 8/6/2014
Police Beat

Police Beat

News: A freelance TV salesman, an assault with a bicycle and a 50-year-old lady thief in pink Spandex feature in our weekly roundup of local crime By Erin Sullivan 8/6/2014
How can we help the homeless?

How can we help the homeless?

News: Ever get the feeling we’re not particularly nice to the homeless in this town? By Dave Plotkin 8/6/2014
Best of Orlando: Pawsitive Shelter Photography

Best of Orlando: Pawsitive Shelter Photography

News: Letters to the editor and reader comments By Orlando Weekly readers 8/6/2014
Cardboard controversy

Cardboard controversy

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Temporary injunction hobbles Kissimmee Planned Parenthood office

Temporary injunction hobbles Kissimmee Planned Parenthood office

News: Judge rules that health center violates building restrictions By Billy Manes 7/30/2014
Rick Scott’s latest round of scandals

Rick Scott’s latest round of scandals

News: A private passenger rail line and a natural gas pipeline create another ethics conundrum By Billy Manes 7/30/2014
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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
Six things SunRail can do to improve service right now

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
Monroe County marriage equality ruling shows right’s true colors

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
This week in random shootings, burglaries and traffic stops

This week in random shootings, burglaries and traffic stops

News: Police Beat By Erin Sullivan 7/23/2014
Charlie Crist names running mate

Charlie Crist names running mate

News: Predicted recruitment of Annette Taddeo almost gets lost in the news cycle By Billy Manes 7/23/2014
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Florida is scary

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