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Orlando Briefs

Win Free Ultimate Endless Shrimp for Year with Red Lobster Scratch & Sea Instant Win Game

Red Lobster is bringing the fun with the launch of Scratch & Sea, a mouth-watering limited-time instant win game for all seafood lovers.

Darden Adds 10 Refrigerated Trucks to Help 10 Feeding America Food Banks

Darden Restaurants is helping Feeding America once again provide 10 member food banks with a 26-foot refrigerated truck.

Orlando Man Pleads Guilty to Orchestrating $1.15 Million Tax Fraud Scheme

An Orlando, Florida man pleaded guilty to orchestrating a $1.15 million tax fraud scheme and conspiring to defraud the United States.

Hard Rock Casino Carjacker Pleads Guilty

An Orlando man has pleaded guilty to carjacking in the parking garage at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Tampa.

Head of Orlando Fentanyl Trafficking Conspiracy Sentenced to Federal Prison

United States District Judge sentenced Orlando and Kissimmee fentanyl ring to federal prison for distributing controlled substances and money laundering.

Orlando Man Sentenced for Armored Truck Robbery at Seminole County Bank

U.S. District Judge sentenced Orlando man to federal prison for armed bank robbery and brandishing a firearm during and in relation to a crime of violence.

Governor Makes Judicial Appointment from Apopka

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis announced one judicial appointment to the Sixth District Court of Appeal from Apopka.

Tupperware Brands Announces Debt Restructuring

Tupperware Brands Corporation, headquartered in Orlando, has finalized debt restructuring for its existing obligations.

Orlando Police Recover Drugs, AR Pistol after Suspect Fled Traffic Stop

Orlando police officers recovered cocaine, methamphetamine, cannabis and an AR pistol after a suspect fled a traffic stop and was ultimately caught.

Amputee Coalition Brings Limb Loss and Limb Difference Community to Orlando

The Amputee Coalition held its 2023 National Conference in Orlando.

Orlando Officers Spot Driver Concealing Bag of White Powdery Substance

OPD announced a drug trafficking arrest after methamphetamine, cocaine and pills were recovered when officers spotted a driver concealing drugs.

Seaside Bank and Trust Rebrands as United Community

Seaside Bank and Trust has completed its transition to the United Community brand name, including at locations around Orlando and Florida.

9-Time Convicted Felon Arrested for Gun, Drug Charges in Orlando

The Orlando Police Department recently announced a 9-time convicted felon was arrested for multiple gun and drug charges after a traffic stop.

Orlando SWAT Team Makes Homicide Arrest

The Orlando Police Department announced a homicide arrest stemming from an investigation of a July 22nd murder.

79 Units, Public Space at WorldQuest Resort Orlando Sell for Millions

Ashford Hospitality Trust announced the sale of 79 owned units as well as the public space at the WorldQuest Resort in Orlando.

Suspect in Orlando, Casselberry Commercial Robberies Arrested

After a robbery spree at various locations in Orlando and Casselberry, local police identified and arrested a suspect.

Orlando Police Seek Tips on Suspects Breaking into Vehicles

The Orlando Police Department wants to know if the community can help identify three individuals suspected of breaking into vehicles.

Orlando Drug Dealer Arrested after Crashing Vehicle, Running from Police

The Orlando Police Department’s TAC Unit has removed another suspected drug dealer and convicted felon off the streets after a crash and a chase.

Orlando Man Convicted of Attempting to Meet Child for Sex

A federal jury has found an Orlando man guilty of attempting to entice a 13-year-old child to engage in sexual activity.

Driver Ticketed in Orlando Going How Fast in I-4 Express Lanes?

A vehicle was pulled over by Orlando Police Department's motors unit going how fast in the express lanes of I-4?

Orlando SWAT Team Recovers Drugs & Gun after Crimeline Tips

OPD recovered cannabis, THC wax, cocaine, MDMA, cash, and a firearm after serving search warrant after multiple tips to Crimeline.

Local Dealer Pushing Fentanyl Pills Previously Threatened Law Enforcement

The Orange County Sheriff's Office arrested a drug dealer selling pills as ADHD medication, but they were actually fentanyl.

Three Suspects Arrested for Burglarizing Cars in Orlando

During covert surveillance, three suspects burglarizing vehicles in several apartment communities in Orange County.

WUCF Names New Director of Content

WUCF, the station home to 89.9 FM Jazz & More and Central Florida's PBS channel, named a new Director of Content.

Universal Creative Announces New President

Universal Destinations & Experiences announced the appointment of a new President of Universal Creative.

SeaWorld Announces ‘Retirement’ of Chief Transformation Officer

SeaWorld announced that the Chief Transformation Officer intends to "retire" after only 7 months in the position.

Back-to-School Drive Benefits Youth in Foster Care

Lead nonprofit agency overseeing foster care in Orange, Osceola and Seminole counties needs the community’s support with back-to-school needs.

Universal’s Jennifer Addeo Joins Second Harvest Food Bank Board

Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida recently welcomed Jennifer Addeo, CPA to its Board of Directors.

Jeremiah’s Italian Ice Announces New CEO, Executive Leadership

Jeremiah's Italian Ice, headquartered in Orlando, recently announced the appointment of a new CEO and other executive leadership.

Orange County Woman Won $1 Million Playing $10 Scratch-Off

The Florida Lottery announced that an Orange County woman won a $1 million top prize playing a $10 scratch-off game.