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With Parks Closed, Disney Starts Furloughs in 2 Weeks

The Walt Disney Co. said the first wave of furloughs will start April 19.

US Census Bureau Suspends Field Operations on Virus Concerns

Most census workers won’t head into the field until May, when they’ll knock on the doors of new homes.

Disney to Close Hotels, all Retail Stores Due to COVID-19

Walt Disney World will close all of its hotels in Florida AT 5 p.m. on Friday, March 20.

Florida Democratic Party’s Billboard: “Never Forget”

Florida Democratic Party unveiled the billboard in the large Puerto Rican population of Kissimmee.

Amazon Opening Fifth Fulfillment Center in Florida

The center will need 500 workers, who will earn $15 an hour or more, Amazon said in a statement.

Semitrailer Inflicts Major Damage on Closed Florida Landmark

A semitrailer plowed into a historic inn south of Orlando, no apparent injuries.

Blue Origin Launches, Lands Same Rocket Record 6 Times

Blue Origin, Jeff Bezos’ space company, has scored another successful spaceflight.

SeaWorld Releases Rescued Manatee after Treatment of an Injury

The manatee was found injured in May by the Florida Wildlife Commission and treated at SeaWorld.

No Candidates in Sight, but Florida Democrats Energized

Party leaders in Florida aren’t repeating that pattern this election cycle.

NASA Launches Satellite to Explore Where Air Meets Space

The satellite is called Icon, short for Ionospheric Connection Explorer.

Southern Gardens Citrus Ends Processing at Plant in Southwest Florida

Southern Gardens Citrus announced the end of processing at its plant in southwest Florida.

Star Wars Hotel at Disney World Like a Cruise into Space

Disney officials offered new details on its recently announced Star Wars-themed resort in Florida.

Group Opposes Museum for Pulse Nightclub Massacre

A group of survivors and family members have formed an organization to oppose of a private museum.

Theme Park Attendance Crosses Half-billion Mark for 1st Time

Magic Kingdom in Florida was the best-attended park in the world with 20.8 million in 2018.

Dozens of Animals Die in Fire at Second Chance Wildlife Sanctuary

Officials say dogs, snakes and tortoises died in the fire. An investigation into what caused the fire continues.

Florida Felons Rejoice after Regaining their Right to Vote

Overturning the ban potentially increases the pool of eligible voters by as many as 1.4 million people.

Florida Democrats Kick off Election Race in Orlando

Democratic candidates for two of the most-prized races in the midterm elections are joining other Florida Democrats to kick off the general election campaign. Democratic...

Mayor Nick Girone Apologized to Couple Fined for Emulating “The Starry Night.”

The couple had their home painted like van Gogh’s painting, attracting national attention and a fine from the city.

Nightclub Gunman’s Widow Sobs as Jury Finds her not Guilty

The widow of the gunman who slaughtered 49 people at a gay nightclub in Orlando was acquitted of helping to plot the attack.

The Latest: Two Florida Police Officers Killed in Kissimmee, Suspect Arrested at a Bar

A police officer in Florida died from his injuries Saturday, a day after his colleague was killed when a suspect fired at them during...

A Year After, Victims of Florida Club Shooting Honored

Pulse nightclub shooting: 49 victims remembered one year later. Family, friends and survivors gathered outside Pulse nightclub in Orlando Monday at 2 am.

Disgruntled Ex-Worker Killed 5 at an Awning Factory in Orlando

Orange County Sheriff Jerry Demings described the shooter as a 45-year-old man who had been fired in April and had been previously accused of assaulting a co-worker.

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