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CEO and Florida museum part ways following Basquiat raid

Jun. 29, 2022 10:54 AM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The Orlando Museum of Art has parted ways with its CEO in the days after the FBI raided the Florida museum and seized more than two dozen paintings attributed to artist Jean-Michel Basquiat that are the subjects of an investigation into possible wire fraud and conspiracy. ...

Editorial Roundup: Florida

Jun. 29, 2022 07:12 AM EDT

Palm Beach Post. June 26, 2022. Editorial: Florida’s senators failing us on gun reform If U.S. Sens. Marco Rubio and Rick Scott can’t bring themselves to support even a watered-down, bipartisan first step toward easing gun violence amid a contagion of shootings...

Couple fatally shot at resort in domestic murder-suicide

Jun. 25, 2022 16:55 PM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A man and woman were found fatally shot Saturday at a hotel resort in central Florida's tourist corridor in what authorities are describing as a murder-suicide that started as a domestic dispute. The middle-aged man and woman were found at The Fountains Resort...

FBI seizes disputed Basquiat artwork from Florida museum

Jun. 24, 2022 17:31 PM EDT

The FBI raided a Florida art museum on Friday and seized more than two dozen paintings attributed to artist Jean-Michel Basquiat following questions about their authenticity. Orlando Museum of Art spokeswoman Emilia Bourmas-Fry said in a statement that they were complying with a...

Banchero arrives in Orlando, a day after becoming No. 1 pick

Jun. 24, 2022 16:41 PM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The secret about how Orlando was going to take Paolo Banchero with the No. 1 pick in the NBA draft was incredibly well-kept. Among those who didn’t know: Banchero himself. Banchero said even he was kept out of the Magic decision loop until...

Clippers take Michigan's Moussa Diabate with 43rd pick

Jun. 24, 2022 01:59 AM EDT

CULVER CITY, Calif. (AP) — The Los Angeles Clippers drafted forward Moussa Diabate from Michigan with the 43rd pick in the NBA draft Thursday night. Diabate was the second player from Michigan to be picked in the second round. Caleb Houstan went to Orlando with the 32nd selection....

It's Banchero to Orlando: Magic grab Duke standout at No. 1

Jun. 23, 2022 23:22 PM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Paolo Banchero never worked out for the Orlando Magic. He didn’t have to, either. His year at Duke provided all the information they needed. The latest — and perhaps most important — piece to Orlando’s rebuild is Banchero, the 6-foot-10...

Smith? Holmgren? Banchero? Magic own No. 1 pick in NBA draft

Jun. 22, 2022 16:37 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Paolo Banchero thinks he should be No. 1. Jabari Smith Jr. is sure he won't go beyond No. 2. Chet Holmgren would be happy with either. The freshmen have been considered the top three players available, in some order, in the NBA draft. The Orlando Magic will...

Orlando still evaluating all options with No. 1 draft pick

Jun. 20, 2022 21:13 PM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — College basketball season ended almost three months ago, the NBA draft lottery was more than a month ago and the draft itself is later this week. Seems like the process should be winding down. Orlando Magic President Jeff Weltman sees it...

Father of teen killed on Florida ride fears death forgotten

Jun. 20, 2022 17:55 PM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The father of a Missouri teenager killed after falling from a towering Florida amusement park ride said Monday that he fears his son's death will be forgotten, with tragic consequences for future ride patrons. Yarnell Sampson's birthday Sunday — the same day...