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Complaint Asks For Investigation Into FDLE Head Firing


A Central Florida attorney has filed a complaint against the state, seeking a criminal investigation into the controversial firing of former Florida Department of Law Enforcement Commissioner Gerald Bailey. St. Petersburg Attorney Matthew Weidner is asking State Attorney Willie Meggs to investigate whether Governor Rick Scott forced Bailey out of his job, as Bailey contends. He also wants Meggs to look into how much the rest of the cabinet members knew.
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Rita Lucey Catholic Priest Defies Church Doctrine


Rebel is not a word that leaps to mind when you first meet Belle Isle resident Rita Lucey. Nor does the word radical or revolutionary or agitator. Not even troublemaker. In fact, the words that do come to mind to describe the 80-year-old with wispy gray hair and vibrant eyes, are ones you might use to describe your favorite aunt or a kindly neighbor. Bubbly. Charming. Warm.
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File Photo: Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer and Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs (center) were among those who cut the ribbon at the Coalition for the Homeless’s new downtown Orlando facility.
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A New Home For Downtown Orlando’s Homeless


Single men are often the most visible part of the homeless population- but Orlando city leaders are hoping a new shelter will help reduce the numbers on the streets. The new Men’s Service Center in downtown Orlando held a ribbon-cutting ceremony January 28.
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