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Florida man's walk on water ends short of goal to reach NYC

Jul. 25, 2021 12:20 PM EDT

BUNNELL, Fla. (AP) — A man in a cylindrical floating contraption washed ashore in Florida Saturday in an apparent attempt to walk on water to New York. The Flagler County Sheriff's Office reported that the man left St. Augustine in the vessel with the goal of reaching...

Couple cleans messes across Florida in new A&E show

Jul. 24, 2021 03:11 AM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Lake Mary residents Michael Christeas and Margred Weiss have been tidying up messes across Florida since 1999 with their company Amanda’s Cleaning Services (ACS, for short). Now, the husband-and-wife duo will star in a new A&E show that will put their cleaning...

Michel, Perea help Orlando City beat Union 2-1

Jul. 22, 2021 23:37 PM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Benji Michel opened the scoring in the 10th minute, 20-year-old Andrés Perea added a goal and Orlando City beat the Philadelphia Union 2-1 on Thursday night. Orlando City (7-3-4) snapped a three-game winless streak and moved past Philadelphia...

Swanson's slam powers Braves over Phillies 7-2

Jul. 22, 2021 23:26 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Dansby Swanson hit his first career grand slam, Orlando Arcia added a solo shot and the Atlanta Braves beat the Philadelphia Phillies 7-2 on Thursday night to inch closer in the NL East race. Charlie Morton (9-4) allowed two earned runs over six...

Report: Disney may get $570M in tax breaks for new campus

Jul. 22, 2021 11:32 AM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The Walt Disney Co. stands to benefit from more than a half billion dollars in tax breaks for building a new regional campus in Florida that promises to employ at least 2,000 professional employees who will be relocating from Southern California to work in digital...

Vikings-owning Wilfs finalize MLS purchase of Orlando City

Jul. 21, 2021 18:27 PM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The owners of the Minnesota Vikings have finalized the acquisition of Orlando City, giving the Wilf family control of the MLS franchise. The Lions announced Wednesday that brothers Mark Wilf and Zygi Wilf and their cousin, Lenny Wilf, will be...

Editorial Roundup: Florida

Jul. 21, 2021 14:33 PM EDT

South Florida Sun Sentinel. July 16, 2021. Editorial: The Legislature abused Floridians’ approval of medical marijuana. Now, the courts are too Whether medical marijuana is wise or necessary is not for Florida’s courts to say. The people of our...

NBA shifts gears quickly, and now the offseason awaits

Jul. 21, 2021 03:08 AM EDT

Detroit, you are on the clock. The NBA offseason — if you can call it that — is here. The Milwaukee Bucks officially flipped the league calendar to summer on Tuesday night, capturing their first title in 50 years and turning out the lights on a season that navigated...

Deputies: 15-year-old boy fatally shot in central Florida

Jul. 19, 2021 08:22 AM EDT

OCOEE, Fla. (AP) — A teenage boy was fatally shot early Monday in central Florida, authorities said. Orange County Sheriff's deputies responded to a call about a shooting around 4:40 a.m. and found the teen with a gunshot wound. The deputies tried...

Halloween Horror Nights returning to Universal theme parks

Jul. 15, 2021 17:41 PM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — After a pandemic-related absence of a year, Halloween Horror Nights are back with haunted houses based on the “Texas Chainsaw Massacre” and “The Bride of Frankenstein" planned for Universal theme parks in California and Florida. The company...