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Kissimmee party planner accused of taking money, skipping town

KISSIMMEE, Fla. - It pains Cindy Amy to think of the $2,000 she lost after paying Max Wasserman of Party Masters of Kissimmee to throw her daughter's Sweet 16 party. Amy said all the money she saved suddenly vanished after she received a letter from Wasserman saying the party was off and detailing

CLICK ORLANDO - 2017-09-19 03:45:39

Residents of Kissimmee community grateful to return home despite Irma's mess

KISSIMMEE, Fla. - Flood waters started to recede as hundreds of Kissimmee residents returned to their homes Monday to see what damage Hurricane Irma caused. Deputies: Couple steals $5K in power lines from Altamonte Springs neighborhood Powerless, frustrated residents enter week 2 as Duke works to re

WFTV - 2017-09-19 02:54:09

Hurricane Irma's death toll in Florida is now 34 - and rising

Hurricane Irma has officially been tied to 34 deaths in Florida, but the number will rise. The figure available Monday morning from the Florida Department of Law Enforcement and the Division of Emergency Management is still being updated. Not every county has been recorded. Absent is Monroe, wher

ORLANDOWEEKLY.COM - 2017-09-18 07:00:00

Hurricane Maria poses new threat to debt-laden Puerto Rico

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) - Puerto Rico is years into an economic crisis. Now it's facing a potential natural disaster. Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rossello has declared a state of emergency ahead of Hurricane Maria, which may hit the island on Wednesday. It's already deep in a years-long debt debacle

CLICK ORLANDO - 2017-09-18 19:46:22

Roads near Frankfurt Airport to close for WWII bomb removal

Updated: Sep 19, 2017 - 11:16 AMBERLIN (AP) - German authorities say they will be shutting down some roads to traffic near Frankfurt Airport after the discovery of a World War II-era bomb during construction work. The dpa news agency reported Tuesday that a portion of the A3 Autobahn will be shut d

WFTV - 2017-09-19 15:16:07

FEMA Blue Tarp program skips Orlando

The four-county Orlando area was not included in a free federal program offering roofing assistance to homeowners suffering Hurricane Irma damage in 16 Florida counties. Operation Blue Tarp launched Saturday In Collier County with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers installing temporary roofs to preven

ORLANDO SENTINEL - 2017-09-18 18:40:00

Coastal showers, high of 90 in Orlando; Maria tracking east of Florida

ORLANDO, Fla. - A small portion of Central Florida will see rain Tuesday as highs reach 90 degrees. "We will be pinpointing a few showers along the coast of Brevard and Volusia counties through the day," News 6 meteorologist Troy Bridges said. "Winds off the ocean waters will lead to a few showers

CLICK ORLANDO - 2017-09-19 10:15:43

City launches official call for Gertrude's Walk murals

Installation by Bordalo ii We announced in August, HERE, that the City of Orlando would be launching a call for artists to adorn two new walls that will frame a new extension of Gerdtrude's Walk in Downtown. That call has just been launched. The City will select two finalists to adorn the new walls

BUNGALOWER.COM - 2017-09-19 03:10:26

South Florida state senator tries using FPL to put her family first

NORTH MIAMI BEACH, Fla. - A day after the outskirts of Hurricane Irma pounded South Florida, causing hundreds of thousands to lose power, one local politician attempted to use her Florida Power & Light connections to restore electricity to the homes of her family. A series of text messages to an FP

CLICK ORLANDO - 2017-09-19 13:14:30

Too Much Sauce is in soft opening in former Giraffas space

Too Much Sauce (Facebook | Website) is finally in a soft opening phase for their new location in Mills Park, in the former home of Giraffas Brazilian Grill [GMap]. We wrote about the new restaurant coming to the intersection of Mills and Virginia back in May of this year, HERE. The Too Much Sauce m

BUNGALOWER.COM - 2017-09-19 00:15:06

Legoland Florida adding virtual reality to coaster

Virtual reality is coming to Legoland Florida. The Winter Haven theme park is revamping its existing Project X roller coaster into a new experience called The Great Lego Race VR Coaster. It is scheduled to open at Legoland Florida sometime next year, the park announced Tuesday. The story of the rede

ORLANDO SENTINEL - 2017-09-19 14:50:00

Flooding recedes near Little Wekiva River, but residents left with damaged homes, smelly mess

ALTAMONTE SPRINGS, Fla. - The Little Wekiva River has dropped about a foot and a half during the past couple of days, and much of the flood water from Hurricane Irma has receded from nearby neighborhoods. But now, homeowners are dealing with a smelly, unprecedented mess. Resident Felix Acevedo has b

WFTV - 2017-09-18 20:25:08

When a loved one has Alzheimer's

Nearly 25 percent of Florida's population is age 60 years and older, and more than half a million of these seniors are living with Alzheimer's. To learn more about the prevalence and treatment of Alzheimer's, the Orlando Sentinel Editorial Board tapped the expertise of Rosemary Laird, M.D., a geriat

ORLANDO SENTINEL - 2017-09-19 13:45:00

States expand investigation of opioid makers, distributors

Attorneys general from most states are broadening their investigation into the opioid industry as a nationwide overdose crisis continues to claim thousands of lives. They announced Tuesday that they had served subpoenas requesting information from five companies that make powerful prescription paink

WFTV - 2017-09-19 16:29:12

Navy chief: Budget cuts strain force amid ship crashes

WASHINGTON (AP) - Frequent extended deployments, delayed maintenance, gaps in training and nearly a decade of budget constraints and uncertainly have strained the U.S. Navy, eroding readiness in a Pacific fleet that is responsible for monitoring Chinese aggression and protecting America against Nort

WFTV - 2017-09-19 16:18:28

Pope overhauls key institute to reflect his vision of family

ROME (AP) - Pope Francis has overhauled the Vatican institute most closely associated with the conservative sexual morals promoted by St. John Paul II, saying it was necessary to adapt and expand its mission to address the reality of today's Catholics. Officials said Tuesday the revamped John Paul I

WFTV - 2017-09-19 16:09:00

The Latest: Man accused of 2 deaths linked to 3rd shooting

Updated: Sep 19, 2017 - 12:07 PMBATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The Latest on the killings of two black men in Baton Rouge (all times local): 11 a.m. Louisiana authorities say a white man accused of killing two black men has been linked to third shooting in which he fired on the house of an African-America

WFTV - 2017-09-19 16:07:14

Delta ends flights between Guam and Japan, cites low demand

Updated: Sep 19, 2017 - 11:58 AMHAGATNA, Guam (AP) - Delta Air Lines has announced it will end flights between Japan and Guam because of low demand just days after another airline delayed Japan-Guam flights because of North Korea's threat to attack the U.S. island territory. Demand was not strong e

WFTV - 2017-09-19 15:58:31

FDA OKs Glaxo's inhaler, first one to combine 3 medicines

The Food and Drug Administration has approved the first inhaler that combines three medicines to ease breathing in patients with emphysema or chronic bronchitis. The FDA approved sales of GlaxoSmithKline PLC's Trelegy Ellipta (TRELL'-eh-gee ee-LIP'-teh) late Monday. The inhaler contains three widely

WFTV - 2017-09-19 15:53:27

Russian navy launches barrage of cruise missiles in drills

MOSCOW (AP) - The Russian military says its warships have test-fired cruise missiles in an exercise that comes along with weeklong war games held by Russia and Belarus. The Defense Ministry said Tuesday that the Northern Fleet's flagship, the nuclear-powered Peter the Great missile cruiser, two nucl

WFTV - 2017-09-19 15:52:23