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SeaWorld, the owner of Tampa's Busch Gardens, has laid off an undisclosed number of employees around the country in a move its says is aimed toward improving efficiency. 

President Trump To Address Law Enforcement Leaders In Orlando

Oct 8, 2018
Steve Newborn / WUSF News

President Trump is making a trip to Orlando Monday to speak to the International Association of Chiefs of Police.

Bethany Tyne / WUSF Public Media

Residents of Tampa and Orlando might finally be getting a solution to the dreaded Interstate 4 traffic. The Florida Department of Transportaion is taking bids from private companies to build a high-speed rail between the two cities.

Pre-Birth Spina Bifida Surgery Now In Florida

Aug 30, 2018

A surgery performed to correct for spina bifida before a baby is even born is being offered for the first time in Florida. 

Intersection: The Road To Better Care For Veterans

Aug 8, 2018

One of the challenges facing Veterans  after their service is getting access to healthcare. Veterans Affairs secretary Robert Wilkie, who was sworn in last week, will address American Veterans today at the group’s annual convention in Orlando. Improving access to healthcare is one of the issues the service organization is looking to Wilkie to address.

VA secretary Robert Wilkie is set to speak to the veterans’ service organization American Veterans at their annual conference in Orlando this week.

Municipal workers, including police officers, in one Florida city won't be able to ask about someone's immigration status under a new policy.

The foundation that's building a memorial at the site of the Pulse shooting in Orlando has issued a request for design ideas to help honor the 49 patrons who were killed at the gay nightclub.

The owner of an Orlando pharmacy was sentenced to 13 years in prison for a health care kickback scheme.

Construction will begin to improve a temporary memorial for the 49 people killed at a gay nightclub in Orlando as plans for a permanent museum continue underway.

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A Riverview man is in jail for allegedly threatening to kidnap pop singer Lana Del Rey before a concert.

Florida’s senators split their vote Tuesday to open debate on the Republican replacement of the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare.

The bacteria that cause Legionnaire's disease have been found at a health club in Florida, and a second club is being tested for the bacteria.

Florida's Latino population grew fastest last year in counties in the exurbs of Orlando and Tampa, according to U.S. Census figures released Thursday.

The new figures also showed strong Latino growth rates in counties outside Jacksonville, but those areas had comparatively small Hispanic populations to start with.

Florida Public Archaeology Network

City workers on Tuesday started moving a Confederate statue called "Johnny Reb" from a park in the heart of downtown Orlando to a nearby cemetery, following renewed public outcry that it is a symbol of racism and white supremacy.

Officials in Florida are investigating two LA Fitness health clubs after four customers contracted Legionnaires' disease.

WMFE

Church bells throughout Orlando will ring 49 times at noon Monday, a year after the worst mass shooting in modern U.S. history.

Thousands Expected At Pulse Memorial Events

Jun 9, 2017

Thousands are expected Monday at events throughout downtown Orlando to mark one year since the Pulse mass shooting.

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A disgruntled former employee opened fire Monday inside a Florida awning manufacturer, killing five workers before killing himself, authorities said.

Orlando topped the number of nuisance alligator complaints last year. 

The state on Friday denied a request by Nemours Children’s Hospital in Orlando to establish a new pediatric heart transplant program.

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Authorities have arrested the niece of a fugitive wanted in two killings, including the shooting of an Orlando police officer.

 

Online court records show that 27-year-old Lakensha Smith-Loyd was arrested Wednesday on a charge of accessory, a day after the fugitive’s supervisor at a fried chicken restaurant was arrested on a similar charge.

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A suspect who is the focus of a manhunt following the fatal shooting of an Orlando police officer has a lengthy criminal record dating back two decades.

Florida Hospital is gearing up to open a home for transplant patients.

The Bartch House at Florida Hospital in Orlando is expected to open soon. It will be a low-cost or free home away from home for organ transplant patients and their families.

United For Care’s John Morgan and substance abuse counselor Jessica Spencer squared off Tuesday night in a televised medical marijuana debate.


Orlando's major theme parks are now offering free bug repellent to visitors as concerns about mosquito-transmitted Zika virus mount in Florida.

The Zika virus has changed how blood banks collect donations in Florida – and now it’s changing sperm and egg donations as well.

 The father of a toddler killed by an alligator at Disney last month told rescue officials two alligators were involved in the attack.

  Orlando Regional Medical Center got 44 patients from the Pulse night club shooting.

It’s a Level 1 Trauma Center, and medical staff there were pushed to the limit as they dealt with the onslaught of patients coming from the Pulse nightclub shooting that happened just three blocks away. Medical staff and patients recounted the events of early Sunday morning.

Gun Measures Expected To Re-Emerge In 2017 Legislature Session

Jun 16, 2016

The mass shootings in an Orlando nightclub this week have fueled the already-polarizing issues of gun rights and gun control, with the debate expected to return on multiple fronts during Florida's 2017 legislative session.

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