Tag: Orlando

Welcome to NBA trade season, already underway in earnest

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Jahlil Okafor viewed New Orleans during All-Star weekend with a different lens than usual, since he thought there was a chance it may have been his next home. That’s life in the rumor mill. Welcome to trade season, already underway in earnest and will remain so until Thursday afternoon’s deadline. All-Star DeMarcus Cousins is changing his address from Sacramento to New Orleans, Serge Ibaka was sent last week from Orlando to Toronto – and the next few days will likely see Carmelo Anthony, Jimmy Butler, Taj Gibson, Reggie Jackson and many more all discussed by...

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Florida officials go into damage-control mode over Zika

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Thank goodness it’s the slow season in Florida. At least that’s what officials and representatives of the state’s multibillion-dollar tourism industry are thinking in the wake of the news that 16 people have been infected with Zika in a small, trendy neighborhood in Miami. The outbreak has sent another chill through the Sunshine State’s all-important tourism industry just weeks after the Orlando nightclub massacre and the killing of a 2-year-old boy by an alligator at nearby Walt Disney World. Florida officials have gone into damage-control mode, with Gov. Rick Scott insisting, “We have a safe...

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FOX NEWS EXCLUSIVE: Omar Mateen’s Chilling Facebook Posts

In a Fox Network Exclusive, it’s being reported that in the hours after he blasted his way into an Orlando gay nightclub, and with his victims lying dead or wounded around him, Omar Mateen took to Facebook to pledge his loyalty to Isis and threaten more attacks. A key lawmaker that knew about the gunman’s posts told FOXNEWS.com. Mateen was quoted as saying: “I pledge my allegiance to Isis leader… …may Allah accept me.” and writing in a post, “The real Muslims will never accept the filthy ways of the west. You kill innocent women and children by doing...

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Free Active Shooter Training for RGV Businesses

The mass murder in Orlando has many business owners wondering how they can better secure their establishments. One local organization is stepping up – in hopes of preparing businesses and our community for any type of active shooter attack. Established in 1993, The Rio Grande Valley Empowerment Zone has been offering free services to law enforcement agencies. The drills are usually for law enforcement– as shown in this video– which include active shooter scenarios but soon, business owners could also benefit with these type of trainings. This year alone, the organization has helped out over a dozen entities. Local...

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Frank Hernandez, Killed in Orlando Massacre, Remembered

Friends of the late, Frank Hernandez who was killed in Sunday’s shooting in Orlando– express to Fox 2 News, how this young man made an impact in their lives and how much he will be missed. This young man from the city of Weslaco, was part of this tragic event, however, many say he’s left a legacy they will always remember. Frank Hernandez is described cheerful, happy, and always having a smile on his face. It’s been seven years, that Frank Hernandez stepped foot into Valley All Stars Cheer and Tumbling in Weslaco and where he met Alessandra Juarez....

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