News archive from 16 July 2015

Maxed-out donors dominate Jeb Bush haul

Maxed-out donors dominate Jeb Bush haul

WASHINGTON — Republican presidential contender Jeb Bush's campaign relied on large contributions more than 84% of the money he received during the first weeks of his White House bid, according to a report his campaign filed Wednesday with regulators....

 
And Central Florida's ugliest roads are ...

And Central Florida's ugliest roads are ...

Longwood is calling a timeout on tacky. The city is moving toward a moratorium on development along U.S. Highway 17-92 to come up with a way to make the place less ugly and more inviting. It's a good move that got me thinking about other Central...

 
Report: Disney planning 'Aladdin' prequel

Report: Disney planning 'Aladdin' prequel

Today's Disney news is bittersweet for Aladdin fans. The Mouse House is developing an Aladdin prequel, to be called Genies, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The live-action comedy adventure will tell "the story of Aladdin, a street urchin who...

 
Cuomo: Police shootings create 'distrust'

Cuomo: Police shootings create 'distrust'

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo delivered a fiery defense Wednesday of his decision to appoint a special prosecutor for police killings, saying a rash of recent incidents has created a "social schism that is breeding mistrust, disenfranchisement and...

 
Veteran swims Mississippi River in memory of fallen

Veteran swims Mississippi River in memory of fallen

Navy veteran Chris Ring swims the Mississippi to raise awareness SARTELL, Minn. — Chris Ring's hand is wrapped in tape and the legs of his wetsuit are full of holes, the results of hitting rocks and rapids while swimming in the Mississippi River....

 
Kissimmee Gold Buyers shop target of armed robbery, cops say

Kissimmee Gold Buyers shop target of armed robbery, cops say

Kissimmee police are searching for a suspect in an armed robbery that happened Wednesday at the Citi Gold Buyers on West Vine Street. Pictures: Crimes that shocked Florida From mass slayings to strange attacks, these are pictures of the most bizarre...

 
Orlando City's newest defender Corey Ashe excited for 'fresh start'

Orlando City's newest defender Corey Ashe excited for 'fresh start'

Orlando City's newest defender had been in Florida for less than two hours before he pulled a Lions' training jersey over his head, put on his cleats and jogged out on the Citrus Bowl field for a short workout. It was a welcome change of scenery for...

 
Orlando City's newest defender Corey Ashe excited for 'fresh start'

Orlando City's newest defender Corey Ashe excited for 'fresh start'

Orlando City's newest defender had been in Florida for less than two hours before he pulled a Lions' training jersey over his head, put on his cleats and jogged out on the Citrus Bowl field for a short workout. It was a welcome change of scenery for...

 
Bianchi: School presidents must rein in coaches and stop them from recruiting shady characters

Bianchi: School presidents must rein in coaches and stop them from recruiting shady characters

Back in 1957, a young Queen Elizabeth was on a tour of the United States and wanted to experience a traditional American sporting event. A few days later, she attended a college football game between Maryland and North Carolina and was astounded by...

 
Missouri ready to thrive in familiar role of SEC underdogs

Missouri ready to thrive in familiar role of SEC underdogs

HOOVER, Ala. - Pass the glass slipper - extra large, please - because Missouri's 6-foot-3, 320-pound center Evan Boehm wants to smash it into oblivion. With it, he hopes to sweep away the idea the Tigers' SEC success is some kind of fairy tale - a...

 
Doctor disappears without a trace after spat with wife

Doctor disappears without a trace after spat with wife

Dr. Jeffrey Whiteside was last seen June 29, 2015. The Door County Sheriff's Department will be assisted by the Headwaters Search and Rescue K9 group July 10-12. EPHRAIM, Wis. — More than two weeks after a prominent doctor disappeared following an...

 
Happy hour legal again in Illinois

Happy hour legal again in Illinois

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Happy hour drink specials will make a comeback in Illinois under legislation signed by Gov. Bruce Rauner. The discounted drink specials have been banned in Illinois since the late 1980s over concerns about excessive drinking...

 
Report: Disney planning 'Aladdin' live-action prequel

Report: Disney planning 'Aladdin' live-action prequel

Today's Disney news is bittersweet for Aladdin fans. The Mouse House is developing an Aladdin prequel to be called Genies, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The live-action comedy adventure will tell "the story of Aladdin, a street urchin who...

 
Demolition company fined in fatal bridge collapse

Demolition company fined in fatal bridge collapse

CINCINNATI — A federal investigation found "inadequate" demolition plans caused January's fatal Hopple Street bridge collapse — and the company responsible for the incident has been levied a hefty fine and a major citation. The Occupational...

 
Three arrested in Brevard case of Fentanyl overdoses

Three arrested in Brevard case of Fentanyl overdoses

After a batch of the opioid Fentanyl was sold as heroin in Brevard County, leading to 14 overdoses and one death, three people were arrested Tuesday, a sheriff's spokesman said. "The investigation has determined that individuals are purchasing...

 

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