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NHS Theatre brings magic with ‘Aladdin’

NHS Theatre brings magic with ‘Aladdin’

In its rendition of a Disney classic, Navarre High School Theatre brought the Arabian desert to the school’s café last weekend with a performance of “Aladdin.” Program director Jan Savage said bringing Disney to life appeals not only to the audience but to the students in the cast as well. Read the full article in […]

Five Things to Know in Florida for May 25

Five Things to Know in Florida for May 25

SISTER: BROTHER’S SHOOTER ‘SICK AND TWISTED’ Alyssa Himmelman is the sister of Jeremy Himmelman. Police say 18-year-old Devon Arthurs confessed to killing the 22-year-old Himmelman and 18-year-old Andrew Oneschuk in the Tampa apartment they shared. They say Arthurs claimed the two were neo-Nazis who disparaged his Islamic faith. Arthurs says he previously shared their views […]

Five Things to Know in Florida for April 27

Five Things to Know in Florida for April 27

RUSSIAN WITH HIV SEEKING US ASYLUM IS DETAINED IN FLORIDA Denis Davydov has been held in an immigration detention facility in Miami for more than a month after a trip to the U.S. Virgin Islands. Customs officers clearing passengers out of St. Thomas took the 30-year-old man into custody on suspicion he overstayed his visa, […]

Five Things to Know in Florida for Nov. 18

Five Things to Know in Florida for Nov. 18

FLORIDA COURT UPHOLDS CONVICTION IN LOUD MUSIC KILLING CASE The 1st District Court of Appeal on Thursday rejected an argument from lawyers representing Michael Dunn that he was acting in self-defense when he killed Jordan Davis in November 2012. Dunn’s attorneys argued that the state failed to present evidence contradicting his self-defense claims. OFFICIALS: MAN […]

Five Things to Know in Florida for Oct. 11

Five Things to Know in Florida for Oct. 11

EAGLE FREED IN HURRICANE MATTHEW AFTERMATH FROM CAR GRILL The Clay County Sheriff’s Office says a resident of the Fleming Island area south of Jacksonville noticed the bird peering out of a passing car Saturday in the storm’s aftermath. The resident urged the motorist to pull over. The sheriff’s department says rescue personnel and deputies […]

Five Things to Know in Florida for Aug. 2

Five Things to Know in Florida for Aug. 2

DISNEY WORLD EXPLORING FOOT TRACKING TECHNOLOGY Walt Disney World Company recently received a patent for the new technology from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. The technology would involve a sensor and cameras, which would help identify visitors. The data received could customize the guest experience. Currently, Disney World can track guests by MagicBands, hotel […]

Five Things to Know in Florida for July 21

Five Things to Know in Florida for July 21

IN THE MARKET FOR A THRONE? CHECK OUT THIS ESTATE SALE A motorcycle, nativity statutes, mannequins and a gold-and-silver-painted throne are among the scores of items being sold off in a massive estate sale by The Holy Land Experience religious theme park as it deals with a financial crunch. The estate sale by the Christian […]

Five Things to Know in Florida for June 23

Five Things to Know in Florida for June 23

OFFICIALS BELIEVE THEY’VE CAPTURED ALLIGATOR THAT KILLED BOY AT DISNEY WORLD The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission said in a news release Wednesday that it has suspended alligator trapping activities in the area. The release says officials have based their conclusions on expert analyses and observations by staff with extensive experience in investigating fatal […]

Five Things to Know in Florida for June 22

Five Things to Know in Florida for June 22

FLORIDA GOV. RICK SCOTT PLANS TO APPEAL REQUEST FOR EMERGENCY FUNDS Spokeswoman Jackie Schutz said Tuesday that Scott doesn’t understand why the request was denied, adding that an emergency was declared for the Boston Marathon bombing. Schutz says the governor has 30 days to appeal the decision. WITNESSES CALL 911 AFTER BOY DRAGGED IN WALT […]

Five Things to Know in Florida for May 26

Five Things to Know in Florida for May 26

FLORIDA INSURERS REQUEST RATE HIKES UNDER FEDERAL HEALTH LAW Nearly a dozen health insurers are proposing rate increases averaging 13 percent for 2017 Florida plans sold on the exchanges created under President Barack Obama’s health care law, but that won’t necessarily mean big consumer price hikes. Critics of so-called Obamacare will likely seize on the […]

5 Things to Know in Florida for July 25

5 Things to Know in Florida for July 25

Your daily look at news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about in Florida today. Carroll to pay fine, admit violations in ethics case Florida’s ethics panel and former Lt. Gov. Jennifer Carroll have reached a deal over allegations that she broke the state’s ethics law. The Florida Commission on Ethics unanimously […]