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By Brandon Jones On Friday, April 17th, 2015
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Doug Hughes’ gyrocopter ‘protest’ stunt raises more questions about security

Doug Hughes, a 61-year-old mailman from Ruskin, Fla. told his friends he was to fly a gyrocopter through protected airspace and put it down on the lawn of the U.S. Capitol, then try to deliver 535 letters of protest More...

By Brandon Jones On Friday, April 17th, 2015
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Michael Rooker talks MegaCon, Stan Lee, ‘Walking Dead,’ ‘Mallrats 2,’ ‘GOTG’

From MegaCon in Orlando, back to Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer, past Days of Thunder and Mallrats and into The Walking Dead and Guardians of the Galaxy – Michael Rooker’s interview with Dispatch More...

By Brandon Jones On Tuesday, April 14th, 2015
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Marco Rubio officially running for President

Florida Senator Marco Rubio officially joined the presidential Monday evening, announcing at the Freedom Tower in Miami that he is indeed running for president. “Grounded by the lessons of our history, but More...

By Brandon Jones On Tuesday, April 14th, 2015
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Transcript: Marco Rubio’s speech to announce he’s running for President

Florida Sen. Marco Rubio launched his presidential campaign Monday with a speech at Miami’s Freedom Tower. Here’s the transcript via Time Magazine: “Thank you. After months of deliberation and prayer More...

By Brandon Jones On Tuesday, April 14th, 2015
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Tattooed NC shooter, Kenneth Stancil, arrested in Florida, asleep on the beach

The suspect wanted in Monday’s shooting death of a print shop director at a community college in North Carolina has been arrested in Daytona Beach, Fla. found asleep on the beach, according to police. Police More...

By Butter Bracco On Tuesday, April 14th, 2015
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Ryan Calhoun, Delonte Martistee identified as Troy students arrested for Spring Break rape

Two Alabama college students have been identied after being arrested and charged with gang raping a woman while on spring break at Florida’s Panama City Beach. Ryan Calhoun and Delonte Martistee, two Troy More...

By Butter Bracco On Monday, April 13th, 2015
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White House adds first transgender bathroom

The Obama administration announced that it had opened a gender-neutral bathroom for staff and visitors within the White House complex, located specifically located in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building, where More...

By Taylor Jones On Saturday, April 11th, 2015
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MegaCon 2015: Comic book artist Rob Hunter praises DC over Marvel, reveals his favorite character

As thousands of fans converge in Orlando for 2015’s MegaCon comic book artists are staying busy. Rob Hunter was all about talking with his fans, open to discussing his experiences with both Marvel and DC More...

By Taylor Jones On Saturday, April 11th, 2015
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MegaCon: ‘Arrow’ star David Ramsey talks Stephen Amell scenes, Felicity father revealed

Arrow has proved to be a massive success and David Ramsey’s appearance at MegaCon was one of the high points for fans of the show. Stephen Amell as Oliver Queen, David Ramsey as John Diggle in CW’s “Arrow” Ramsey More...

By Taylor Jones On Saturday, April 11th, 2015
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MegaCon 2015 Cosplay photos: Groot, Skeletor, Star Wars and more

Thousands of fans converged on the Orlando County Convention Center for the 2015 MegaCon and cosplay always make a splash and this year was no exception. Groot, the cast of Arrow, an array of Spider-Man characters, More...

By Jinkie Barendse On Thursday, April 9th, 2015
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James Best, ‘Dukes of Hazzard’ actor, Roscoe, dies at age 88

James Best, a veteran character actor best known as Sheriff Rosco P. Coltrane on CBS’ action-comedy series The Dukes Of Hazzard, died Monday of pneumonia in Hickory, North Carolina. He was 88. The Charlotte Observer More...

By The Dispatch On Monday, April 6th, 2015
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Ultimate Marvel Marathon set: Chris Hardwick, 11 films, chance to attend ‘Ant-Man’ premiere

As announced today by Chris Hardwick at the Nerdist Panel at WonderCon Anaheim, Nerdist Industries will present The Ultimate Marvel Marathon, at the El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood brought to you by Cheez-It™ More...

By Butter Bracco On Friday, April 3rd, 2015
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Sen Bob Menendez pleads not guilty on criminal charges

Sen. Robert Menendez pleaded not guilty on Thursday to 14 criminal counts, which include eight counts of bribery. At the top of the questions is Menendez’s deals, arrangements with Salomon Melgen, a Florida More...

By Brandon Jones On Friday, April 3rd, 2015
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Florida ‘Tea Party terrorist’ Ruba Khandaqji arrested for threatening to kill Gov Rick Scott

The Florida Department of Law Enforcement reports the arrest of a Florida woman, described as a “Tea Party terrorist,” for threatening to kill Gov. Rick Scott. Ruba Khandaqji, a 36-year-old pharmacist, More...

By Brandon Jones On Thursday, April 2nd, 2015
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Florida teacher Jennifer Fichter pleads guilty in sex with student case

Jennifer Fichter, the Polk County teacher accused of having sex with three of her students, pleaded guilty to all charges Thursday morning. There is a total of 37 counts against her. Each count, according to Polk More...

By Brandon Jones On Tuesday, March 31st, 2015
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Body found near Orlando Walmart identified as Flavio Medina

The body found Friday morning in the Four Corners area near Orlando, Fla. has been identified as Flavio Medina, 20, a Lake County Sheriff’s Office official reported. Medina had been reported missing a day More...

By Brandon Jones On Monday, March 30th, 2015
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Tampa police nab Ernest Johnson, burglar found naked in bed with child

A Florida man has been arrested and charged with molestation and burglary after police say he broke into a Tampa home and was caught in bed with a 10-year-old boy. Ernest R. Johnson, 25, was arrested after a More...

By Brandon Jones On Monday, March 30th, 2015
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Florida church van crash leaves 8 dead, 10 hurt

Eight people were killed and 10 others injured when a church van crashed into a Florida canal on its way back from a weekend retreat, authorities said. The 16-passenger van, carrying 18 people as it traveled across More...

By Brandon Jones On Thursday, March 26th, 2015
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Police identify Kevin Pimentel as teen shooter in Florida ‘food fight’ killing

An argument over food turned fatal Wednesday evening when a teen boy shot and killed his 6-year-old brother, injured his older brother before turning the handgun on himself and now police identify the boys involved More...

By Brandon Jones On Monday, March 16th, 2015
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Education chaos: Common Core, Arne Duncan on inequality, fairness and federal spending

Many school systems remain “fundamentally separate and unequal,” U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan said and a Sunday Washington Post article claims Common Core makes the divide greater. Duncan points More...

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