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4 young manatees flown from Florida to Ohio for treatment

Jan. 16, 2022 16:03 PM EST

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — SeaWorld Orlando transferred four manatee calves to an Ohio aquarium for rehabilitation, freeing space to treat more of the threatened sea mammals that have been dying in Florida at an alarming rate. SeaWorld said DHL Express transported the manatees from its...

Owners to get $42 million for citrus trees Florida destroyed

Jan. 14, 2022 13:08 PM EST

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Sixteen years after their legal battle began, about 18,000 homeowners in central Florida will be paid more than $42 million collectively by the state of Florida for destroying their citrus trees during an effort to eradicate a harmful citrus disease. The...

Universal workers must be vaccinated or get weekly testing

Jan. 12, 2022 13:40 PM EST

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Starting next month, workers at Universal Orlando's theme parks will have to be vaccinated or undergo weekly COVID-19 testing in order to comply with federal guidelines, company officials said Wednesday. A majority of workers already are vaccinated. The new...

Report: Bob Saget found dead lying in hotel bed, no trauma

Jan. 10, 2022 20:41 PM EST

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Comedian and actor Bob Saget was found dead lying face up on his bed in a luxury hotel room in Florida with no signs of trauma, according to an sheriff's office report released Monday. There were no signs of foul play, and the room itself was in order, “with...

Bob Saget, beloved TV dad of 'Full House,' dead at 65

Jan. 10, 2022 08:01 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Bob Saget, the actor-comedian known for his role as beloved single dad Danny Tanner on the sitcom “Full House” and as the wisecracking host of “America’s Funniest Home Videos,” died while on a stand-up tour. He was 65. Deputies in Orange County,...

Kuzma's 22 boards lift Wizards over Magic 102-100

Jan. 09, 2022 22:00 PM EST

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Kyle Kuzma had 27 points and a career-best 22 rebounds, Bradley Beal scored 20 points and the Washington Wizards rallied in the fourth quarter to beat the Orlando Magic 102-100 on Sunday night. Washington snapped a two-game skid and beat Orlando for a second...

Report alleges deputy held naked man at gunpoint for hours

Jan. 08, 2022 13:36 PM EST

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A Florida corrections deputy allegedly held a naked man at gunpoint, filmed him for hours, forced him to sign a $30,000 contract, and threatened to send incriminating video to his family and church, according to an investigative report from the Orange County Sheriff’s...

LaVine leads way as Bulls win 9th straight, beat Wizards

Jan. 08, 2022 00:09 AM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Coach Billy Donovan chose to focus more on where the Chicago Bulls need to improve than a win streak that's their longest in more than a decade. “We have to get better,” he said. “We just have to get better.” The Bulls didn't look bad in...

Embiid, Harris lift 76ers by Magic for fifth straight win

Jan. 05, 2022 22:56 PM EST

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Joel Embiid scored 31 points, Tobias Harris added 22 and the Philadelphia 76ers beat the Orlando Magic 116-106 on Wednesday night. The 76ers, who notched their NBA-best 14th road victory of the season, tied a season high with a fifth straight win overall. They...

Mayor: DeSantis should take care of Florida, not just family

Jan. 04, 2022 18:44 PM EST

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Florida's Republican governor recently defended his lack of public appearances during the omicron surge, saying he was with his wife who is undergoing cancer treatment, but a Democratic mayor of one of Florida's largest counties said Tuesday that elected officials should be...