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Traveling Pulse Memorial Makes Stop in Orlando

To commemorate those who lost their lives at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, over 1,000 people contributed to constructing a memorial that has toured the country. June marked the second anniversary of the massacre, widely recognized as the second-largest mass shooting in modern U.S. history. The memorial, which features paintings of the victims and other …

Woman Files Lawsuit Against UCF Frat Over Revenge Porn

A UCF fraternity is in hot water after an Arizona woman filed a lawsuit claiming one of its members posted revenge pornography to a secret Facebook group without her consent. Allegedly, members of Delta Sigma Phi created a Facebook page called “the Dog Pound” to post graphic images and videos of their ex-lovers without the …

Does a DUI Affect Gun Rights in Florida?

A first DUI is among the most severe misdemeanor crimes in the state of Florida. A DUI conviction can never be expunged or sealed from your criminal record, meaning it will follow you for life. It only takes one DUI to lose your driving privileges, while other freedoms may be stripped upon subsequent convictions. If …

Operation Southern Shield in Effect in Florida

There is no shortage of aggressive drivers on Florida’s highways. Driving almost anywhere in this state can be a frustrating experience; unfortunately, venting through dangerous driving habits puts everyone at risk. Speeding is a factor in a significant portion of fatal accidents, which is why Operation Southern Shield is in town to patrol Orlando drivers. …

How Parents Should Respond to School Shooting Threats

Most of us are no longer surprised when a mass shooting takes place at school. As a nation, we have gradually become desensitized to violence in our society; still, that doesn’t mean that we no longer live in fear of becoming victims. Our youth are especially saturated with awareness about school violence — from active …

Fourth of July DUI Checkpoints: What You Need to Know

America’s Independence Day celebrations account for nearly half of all DUI deaths each year. In fact, the Fourth of July sells more beer than any other holiday. To protect drivers, law enforcement agencies throughout Orlando routinely set up DUI checkpoints in the leading up to and including July Fourth. In 2016, dozens of law enforcement …

Winter Haven Kid Takes Gun to Feel Cool at School

Fewer than two months after the mass shooting that occurred at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High in Parkland, Florida, a 14-year old in Winter Haven snuck a gun and two knives into Winter Haven Christian School. The student kept the weapons in his backpack, which police found in his locker. He had a semi-automatic pistol, 11 rounds …

Which Charges Cannot be Sealed in Florida?

Sealing and expunging arrests and criminal convictions helps many offenders move on with their lives after they have paid their debts to society. Those who have been arrested or convicted of certain offenses may be eligible to seal or expunge their criminal records, depending on the facts of the case. In Florida, offenders have limited …

Florida Stops Gun Permit Checks for Over a Year

Gun control measures are practically worthless if state employees fail to do their jobs. On June 8, 2018, an employee of Florida’s Division of Licensing discovered a lapse of over one year in which the state failed to conduct national background checks on tens of thousands of applicants requesting concealed carry permits. The gap took …

Orlando Breaks Tourism Record in 2017

If it feels like your city’s population doubled or even tripled overnight, the feeling’s mutual. And, it’s not all in your head. In 2017, Orlando became the country’s tourism capital breaking 72 million tourists. The previous year, about 68 million traveled to all of Florida. In comparison, NYC received 62.8 million visitors last year. With …

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