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Florida Supreme Court agrees to decide state's gay marriage ban

In a ground-breaking move, the Florida Supreme Court today agreed to take on the issue of gay marriage.The justices announced this morning that they will decide whether Florida's ban on gay marriage is unconstitutional.The case involves two Tampa women ... [Published Orlando Sentinel - 1 hour ago]
First reported 21 hours ago - Updated 1 hour ago - 2 reports

Jury mulls fate of former Expressway Authority board member

An Orange County jury began deliberating just before 1 p.m. today in the bribery case against former Orlando expressway authority board member Scott Batterson.Batterson faces two bribery-related counts for allegedly offering a $5-million-a-year contract ... [Published Orlando Sentinel - 1 hour ago]
First reported 1 hour ago - Updated 1 hour ago - 1 reports

Primary decides nearly half of legislative seats

TALLAHASSEE — The winners of almost half of the 120 Florida House seats have already been decided — or are all but decided.After Tuesday's primary elections, 46 seats have been won, either by candidates running unopposed or by candidates who emerged from ... [Published Orlando Sentinel - 1 hour ago]
First reported Aug 26 2014 - Updated 8 hours ago - 3 reports

Mica, Grayson easily defeat primary challengers | Video

U.S. Reps. John Mica and Alan Grayson easily brushed aside challengers from within their parties Tuesday while a surprise opposition candidate emerged in another Central Florida district.Mica faced three opponents for the Republican Party's opposition ... [Published Orlando Sentinel - 17 hours ago]
First reported 23 hours ago - Updated 9 hours ago - 2 reports

Extension of half-penny sales tax headed for approval in Orange

A half-penny sales tax that would continue Orange County's school construction program for another 10 years appeared headed for approval tonight.With all but a few reporting, 63.9 percent of voters supported extending the tax. The $2 billion it is expected ... [Published Orlando Sentinel - 19 hours ago]
First reported Aug 26 2014 - Updated 18 hours ago - 2 reports

Kody Roach charged with murder after stray police bullet kills innocent woman

Kody Roach has been charged with murder in last week's fatal shooting at the Vixen Bar in downtown Orlando.Roach, 23, was shot and wounded by police after drawing a gun outside the bar, records show.An innocent bystander, Maria Godinez Castillo, was killed ... [Published Orlando Sentinel - Aug 26 2014]
First reported Aug 26 2014 - Updated 21 hours ago - 2 reports

Kissimmee's internationally known Ferrari collector, heads back to prison

Walter Medlin, Kissimmee's internationally known Ferrari collector, heads back to federal prison after another conviction for income tax evasion.The Osceola County developer must serve 30 months after being sentenced Monday by Senior U.S. District Judge ... [Published Orlando Sentinel - Aug 26 2014]
First reported Aug 25 2014 - Updated Aug 26 2014 - 2 reports

Tuesday's primary election attracts slow, steady stream of voters

Turnout has been light but steady for the primary election held across Central Florida and the rest of the state today.Polls will remain open until 7 p.m.As of 9 a.m. about 3,000 people had voted in person in Orange County.The day began with a power outage ... [Published Orlando Sentinel - Aug 26 2014]
First reported Aug 26 2014 - Updated Aug 26 2014 - 2 reports

Schools dispute Doug Guetzloe's allegation about robocall

A day after political consultant Doug Guetzloe said Orange County Public Schools sent politically-charged automated calls to parents, school officials are disputing his claims.The school district released a transcript of the call today.Voters in Orange ... [Published Orlando Sentinel - Aug 26 2014]
First reported Aug 26 2014 - Updated Aug 26 2014 - 2 reports

Emmys: And the winners are | LIVE UPDATES

As the Emmys unfold, I'll blog about the winners, the speeches and the jokes. Big news: Win or lose, Matthew McConaughey is the night's good sport.8:47: Best reality show again goes to "The Amazing Race," its 10th win in the category. Why such dominance? ... [Published Orlando Sentinel - Aug 26 2014]
First reported Aug 25 2014 - Updated Aug 26 2014 - 2 reports

Facebooking judge formally charged with ethics breaches

Sanford Circuit Judge Linda Schoonover, accused of retaliating against a wealthy divorcee for ignoring a Facebook friend request, was charged Monday with a variety of ethics violations by the state agency that polices judges.The most dramatic allegations ... [Published Orlando Sentinel - Aug 25 2014]
First reported Aug 25 2014 - Updated Aug 25 2014 - 3 reports

Mount Dora waterline fixed, boil warning still in effect

Stephen Hudak, Sentinel Writer City crews early today patched a waterline that broke Sunday evening, forcing Mount Dora to issue boil alerts to 3,000 customers.The precautionary boil advisory remains in effect until Wednesday or further announcement by ... [Published Orlando Sentinel - Aug 25 2014]

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Batterson, Barra said, "decided he wasn't going to serve the public. He decided he was going to serve himself."
"Resolution of the constitutional questions will no doubt impact far more individuals than the two involved here," the Second District Court wrote. "And there can be little doubt that until the constitutional questions are finally resolved by the Florida Supreme Court or the United States Supreme Court, there will be a great impact on the proper administration of justice in Florida."
"After we debuted it we sold over 400 dozen doughnuts in four days" Ward said. "We couldn't believe it."
"As far as the smell goes, if you're educated going into it and practicing good sanitation, it shouldn't be a problem for you or your neighbors" he said

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