Federal trial begins for wife of Pulse nightclub shooter

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ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Opening statements at her federal trial Wednesday outlined contrasting portraits of the widow of the man who shot and killed 49 people at a gay nightclub in Florida.

Noor Salman, a 31-year-old mother, is charged with aiding and abetting her husband, Omar Mateen, in planning the 2016 attack on the Pulse nightclub.

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Watermark’s Most Remarkable People 2017: Rebecca Storozuk, Orange County’s first transgender deputy

By : Grace Peek, Orlando Police Department’s LGBTQ Liaison
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I have only had the pleasure of meeting Becca on one occasion (Gay Pride Parade). With me working for Orlando Police Department and her working for Orange County Sheriff’s Office our paths have not crossed too much as of yet but I expect that to change in the near future.

Her “coming out” as transgender in the law enforcement environment of Central Florida—that is huge!

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Orlando officer who responded to Pulse massacre to get early retirement

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ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) – A city pension board has granted early-retirement benefits to an Orlando police officer who was diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder after he responded to the shooting massacre at Pulse.

The Orlando Police Pension Board granted the benefits to 37-year-old Officer Gerry Realin July 13 after a hearing.

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Orlando’s Overheard: Guy says hi, Cirque says bye and Orlando stands together

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Guy Fieri takes a full 7

Guy Fieri of Diners, Drive-ins and Dives fame has been in Orlando a lot lately. With the re-launch of the updated Planet Hollywood at Disney Springs featuring Guy’s food and a taping at local eateries, Guy sightings were everywhere, hard to miss that spiked bleach job.

He was recently spotted at the LGBTQ owned Se7enbites; we’re told he was there taping a segment for his show. No word yet as to when the show will appear.

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Fifty dead after mass shooting at Pulse

By : Jamie Hyman
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UPDATE: 12:30 p.m. EST June 12: OneBlood, which had called for blood donations citing an urgent need after the shooting at Pulse, says they have enough for now but the supply will need to be replenished over the next few days.

Here’s there update: A tremendous response by blood donors in light of the tragic mass shooting in Orlando. We are asking donors to donate over the next several days to help replenish the blood supply. We are asking people please make an appointment online or call 1.888.9.DONATE (1.888.936.6283). Thank you!

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Two arrested in beating of gay man

By : Jamie Hyman
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Orlando – Police have tracked down two suspects and are searching for others after releasing a video of a gay man being beaten by a mob in Parramore.

According to Orlando Police, the victim left his house the evening of March 26 and was walking east when about a dozen black males approached him and several of them started kicking and punching him. Police say the suspects removed the man’s pants and took his wallet and cell phone before running away.

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