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1.75M travelers expected at Orlando airport over holiday

Nov. 19, 2019 4:14 AM EST

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Officials say they expect 1.75 million travelers to pass through Florida’s busiest airport during the Thanksgiving holiday season. Officials at Orlando International Airport on Monday said they expect traffic to increase 6% over the 12-day holiday season compared to last...

Anonoby scores career-high 24, Raptors beat Hornets 132-96

Nov. 18, 2019 11:31 PM EST

TORONTO (AP) — Raptors forward OG Anunoby put up an eye-catching line before catching an elbow to his right eye. After escaping serious injury for the second time in four games, Anunoby said he’s considering playing with more protection moving forward. Anunoby scored a career-high 24 points before...

12 Florida utilities break ground on solar panel project

Nov. 18, 2019 1:15 PM EST

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A dozen municipal utilities in Florida are breaking ground on one of the largest municipal solar projects in the nation. The utilities on Monday broke ground in the Orlando area for the project which will have 900,000 solar panels installed at two sites. Jacob Williams, the CEO of...

Vucevic, Fournier help Magic hold off Wizards, 125-121

Nov. 17, 2019 10:10 PM EST

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Markelle Fultz is fitting in nicely with the Orlando Magic. The former No. 1 overall pick had 19 points and the deciding defensive play in a 125-121 victory over the Washington Wizards on Sunday night. Nikola Vucevic had 30 points and 17 rebounds and Evan Fournier added 25 points and...

Report: Retired cops with disciplinary pasts work at schools

Nov. 17, 2019 3:05 AM EST

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Retired Orlando Police Department officer Dennis Turner sparked a furor when he arrested two 6-year-old students while working as a school resource officer at Lucious & Emma Nixon Academy in September. As details emerged of Turner’s history — including a child abuse...

Florida officer accused of pulling gun on his Lyft driver

Nov. 17, 2019 3:05 AM EST

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say a Florida sheriff deputy was arrested on suspicion he pointed a gun at a Lyft driver who had taken him home. The Orlando Sentinel reports Orange County Sheriff Deputy Troy Heyer was suspended without pay as he faces a charge of aggravated assault with firearm. The...

Flight attendant charged with having gun in carry-on bag

Nov. 16, 2019 3:01 AM EST

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say security officers found a loaded handgun in a flight attendant’s carry-on bag at a Florida airport. The Orlando Sentinel reports that 28-year-old Joseph Brozyna was arrested Thursday and charged with carrying a concealed firearm and carrying a firearm in a...

No waiters or dining area, just restaurant fare

Nov. 16, 2019 3:01 AM EST

WINTER PARK, Fla. (AP) — Jeff Covington called out orders as a display of multiple tablets chimed during a Friday night dinner service. “Build-your-own, Bolognese, side Caesar,” he relayed to the rest of the kitchen staff. Another chime, this one triggered by the door, signaled when it was...

Dest makes quick impact as US rebounds to beat Canada 4-1

Nov. 15, 2019 11:36 PM EST

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Sergiño Dest needed just a couple minutes to his show why his talent was coveted on both sides of the Atlantic. Dest set up a goal in the second minute of his American competitive debut, Gyasi Zardes scored twice and the United States overwhelmed Canada in the first half of a 4-1...

Fournier, Magic hand Spurs 4th straight loss, 111-109

Nov. 15, 2019 11:21 PM EST

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — When Evan Fournier and Terrence Ross hit shots with the game on the line, the Orlando Magic are a much different team. Fournier scored 26 points, including a couple of late 3-pointers, and the Magic beat San Antonio 111-109 on Friday night to hand the Spurs their fourth straight...