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Hey, everybody! It’s me, Carlos Hernandez, your host of the Patch newsletter. Here are all the most important things to know about what’s happening locally. In today’s issue, you’ll find these stories and more:
- An Orlando man is accused by authorities of shooting his ex-girlfriend.
- A group of Orlando and Tampa dog bars have defeated the Florida Department of Health in court.
- A special ‘Spider-Man’ screening is coming to Dr. Phillips Center this fall.
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Here are the top stories in Orlando today:
- A judge has sided with bars in Tampa and Orlando after the Florida Department of Health (FDOH) last year tried to block dogs from being inside establishments. The judge cited an inconsistent policy that allowed dogs in some counties and attempted to ban it in others. The health department used sanitation certificates as its basis for banning pets, but also has been inconsistent in how it uses them, according to the judge. (Orlando Weekly)
- An Orlando man is facing charges after authorities said he injured a Ukrainian refugee on a scooter with his vehicle, then fled the scene on Monday morning in College Park. He is facing charges of leaving the scene of a crash with injuries. A GoFundMe has been set up to help her with medical expenses as the victim lacks health care. (Click Orlando)
- Dr. Phillips Center in Orlando will host a special screening of “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse” this August at the Walt Disney Theater. It will add a musical component to the experience with an orchestra and a DJ scratching live. Tickets are now on sale. (Orlando Weekly)
- An Orlando man is accused by police of shooting a gun at his ex-girlfriend. The incident happened at 1300 block of Willow Wind Drive on June 8, according to police. The suspect is charged with attempted first-degree murder, aggravated assault with a firearm, robbery by sudden snatching, and witness tampering. (WFTV)
- Osceola Clerk of the Circuit Court & County Comptroller Kelvin Soto and his team have been recognized for following best practices recommended for use by all Florida Clerks & Comptrollers. Civil Division Director Michelle Shephard and Criminal Division Director Catherine Smith accepted the award for the office. A total of 57 clerks and comptrollers were recognized by the state. (Osceola News-Gazette)
Today in Orlando:
Wednesday, June 21
- A&H Museums Little Creatives & Me Free Class. (10 a.m.)
- City of Ocoee’s Action Sports Park Grand Opening. (10 a.m.)
- Wildflower Farm’s Fables On The Farm. (11 a.m.)
- Orlando City SC Vs. Philadelphia Union at Exploria Stadium. (7:30 p.m.)
From my notebook:
- Orlando Police Department shared: “Thank you to country music star Frank Ray for stopping by headquarters to meet with officers and staff. We appreciate the support and your work in addressing mental health for first responders. 🎶 💙🚔” (Orlando Police Department via Facebook)
- Orlando Health shared: “Orlando Health Jewett Orthopedic Institute was thrilled to be the presenting sponsor of the Greater Orlando Sports Commission 2023 Sporty Awards.” (Orlando Health via Facebook)
- Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer shared: “We’ve lost a beacon of light in our community. We’re forever grateful for Rev. Dr. Randolph Bracy, Jr., his vision, strength and impact on so many lives.” (Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer via Facebook)
- Thornton Park District shared: “The Thornton Park Neighborhood Association will hold their next Social on Friday, June 23, from 6 p.m.-8 p.m. at The Falcon. Whether you just moved in or have been here for a while and haven’t met many neighbors, we’ve got you.” (Thornton Park District via Facebook)
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Alrighty, you’re all good for today! I’ll see you back in your inbox tomorrow with another update.
— Carlos Hernandez
About me: Hello my name is Carlos Hernandez and I am a food writer with over 10 years of experience in the industry. I write the food blog Carlos Eats (http://www.carloseats.com) and also contribute to several newspapers and magazines with food-related blogs and articles.
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