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Man who went missing during birthday celebration found dead

Nov. 27, 2021 10:35 AM EST

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A body found floating in an Orlando lake has been identified as a man who went missing while celebrating his 24th birthday, police said. A paddleboarder discovered the body on Friday morning floating in Lake Ivanhoe, Orlando police spokeswoman Heidi...

Mask mandates fueled growth of Moms for Liberty

Nov. 27, 2021 03:13 AM EST

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Jessica Tillman, a Seminole County mother of four, developed some new interests during the COVID-19 pandemic: Fighting against school board mask mandates and organizing with like-minded parents. For Tillman, the government response to COVID-19...

DeMar DeRozan scores 23 points, Bulls rout Magic 123-88

Nov. 26, 2021 22:38 PM EST

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — DeMar DeRozan scored 23 points, Zach LaVine added 21 and the Chicago Bulls beat the Orlando Magic 123-88 on a Friday night that belonged to Nikola Vucevic. Playing in Orlando for the first time after nine seasons with the Magic, the Chicago center...

Nani's 2022 option declined by Major League Soccer's Orlando

Nov. 26, 2021 21:54 PM EST

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Nani's 2022 option was declined by Major League Soccer's Orlando on Friday, allowing the 35-year-old forward to leave on a free transfer. Nani scored 28 goals and had 23 assists in 84 matches over all competitions in three seasons. ...

Pregnant with COVID: Recovering after 85-day hospital stay

Nov. 25, 2021 03:18 AM EST

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Paola Gambini arrived at Orlando Health Winnie Palmer Hospital for Women & Babies by ambulance on July 29, with a nearly full-term pregnancy and a COVID-19 diagnosis, gasping for air. “I remember the EMTs telling us, ‘you called at the right...

Hornets beat Magic 106-99 for seventh win in eight games

Nov. 24, 2021 23:11 PM EST

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Terry Rozier scored 27 points and Kelly Oubre Jr. came off the bench with 21 points and six rebounds Wednesday night to help the Charlotte Hornets overcome poor shooting in a 106-99 victory over the Orlando Magic. LaMelo Ball had 22 points for the...

Charlotte to play 1st MLS game on Feb 26 against DC United

Nov. 22, 2021 11:26 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Charlotte will plays its first Major League Soccer match on Feb. 26 at D.C. United and will host the LA Galaxy in its home opener on March 5. Nashville's new 30,000-seat stadium will open May 1 with a game against Philadelphia, the league said Monday. ...

Friday's Scores

Nov. 19, 2021 23:19 PM EST

PREP FOOTBALL= St. Frances Academy, Md. 34, IMG Academy-Blue 24 Class 8A Region I= Semifinal= Apopka 34, Bartram Trail 3 Sanford Seminole 18, Lake Mary 7 Class 8A...

Former NFL player Zac Stacy charged with attacking ex

Nov. 19, 2021 19:02 PM EST

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Former NFL running back Zac Stacy has been arrested after the mother of his child showed detectives video of him attacking her at her central Florida home, authorities said. Stacy was arrested Thursday evening at the Orlando International Airport...

Editorial Roundup: Florida

Nov. 17, 2021 13:22 PM EST

Palm Beach Post. November 10, 2021. Editorial: Give popular vote priority in presidential elections It’s a truism most Americans take for granted: Elected officeholders win by getting a majority of the vote. The concept is usually the rule, with...