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A new economic survey released by Lyft reports the local Orlando economy saw an extra $22.6 million in 2016 thanks to the availability of Lyft's affordable, convenient rides - all despite Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer's opposition to ride-sharing and alternative transportation options like Uber and Lyft. The new study,...
by Cynthia Harris Candidate, City of Orlando Commissioner - District 5 Guest Column Here we go again! We have been down this road before! Fred Clayton, Buddy Dyer and the City of Orlando have once again decided to intrude on the Black Community. Fred Clayton, who runs the Orlando Union Rescue Mission,...
Orlando City Commissioner Regina Hill's character is being blasted in new court documents regarding the foreclosure of her home and the enormous amount of debt owed to creditors. In legal documents filed in United States Bankruptcy Court, Commissioner Hill’s behavior is described as “implicating a scheme” and her actions...
The controversial Orlando case involving Noel Carter ended today with a sense of some justice, as Carter was able to walk freely out of the courthouse after the judge withheld adjudication. Most importantly, Carter will not be a convicted felon. Florida Statute vests judges with the authority to withhold...
UPDATE: A federal jury awarded Refus Holloway $15,500 after he was kicked and punched by an Orlando police officer while being handcuffed in the Parramore community. Despite the negative narrative about the historic African-American neighborhood pushed by Orlando police at trial, after two days of deliberation, the jury ruled...
UPDATE: Noel Carter was found guilty of 2 of 4 charges, including battery on a law enforcement officer. Sentencing will be September 26th. Carter is currently out on bond. Noel Carter is an educated, successful member of the community who found himself in downtown Orlando as a tourist on a...
In order to provide an update on the progress of the investigation into the Pulse nightclub shooting, the FBI released an excerpt from the timeline of events inside the Pulse nightclub during the early morning hours of Sunday, June 12, 2016. Out of respect for the victims of this...
Orlando is a resilient community. We are Orlando Strong. The community response to the attack on Pulse, the worst mass shooting in U.S. history, has been incredible. Orlando is showing its love (#OrlandoLove) and it is showing its strength (#OrlandoStrong). Central Florida’s tourism industry is also not likely to suffer as...
According to multiple reports, the Orlando terrorist shooter who attacked the LGBT nightclub Pulse, resulting in the worst mass shooting in U.S. history, was gay. A former classmate of Orlando shooter Omar Mateen’s 2006 police academy class said he believed Mateen was gay, saying Mateen once asked him out. WFTV...