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Mica easily wins primary

Mica wins blowout

U.S. Rep. John Mica got a big boost toward retaining his seat in congress for the 12th time, with a blowout win in a field of four Republican primary candidates for the District 7 race.

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Knights ready for Penn State in Ireland

UCF ready for Penn State

The Knights have won their last eight season openers. But they’ve never done it in Ireland. And they’ve never done it against Penn State.

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Oviedo police release 'swatting' 911 call

Hoax call released

"I have a problem," the 911 caller said, his voice shaking. "I just shot my mom." Now police are hunting the hoaxer for 'swatting.'

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UCF's Blake Bortles successor: Pete DiNovo

DiNovo vs. Penn State

After months of testing, the quarterback UCF head coach George O'Leary hopes could give the Knights Blake Bortles-level firepower has a name: Pete DiNovo.

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Florida League edges Korea in wild series opener

Wild pitches swing game

A bizarre chain of errors and savvy base-running turned a pitchers' duel into a wild scamper to the finish.

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Florida League baseball to play Korean national team

Baseball goes international

The season isn’t over yet for the Florida Collegiate Summer League, getting an injection of international competition into its schedule.

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Dawgs down Sanford Rats at championship at Tropicana

FCSL crowns Winter Park

The Rats’ three early runs gave them the lead for the majority of the game until the Dawgs found their bats again in the sixth.

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Half penny tax heavily favored in Winter Park poll

Incumbents also favored

A poll at the Winter Park Chamber of Commerce-hosted Political Mingle saw many incumbents favored and a half-penny sales tax to raise money for schools heavily favored.

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Diamond Dawgs leapfrog over River Rats for FCSL lead

Catch up to league lead

With less than a week left in the regular season, the Winter Park Diamond Dawgs just took the lead in the Florida Collegiate Summer League standings.

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Observer honored by Florida Press Association

Nabs five awards

The Winter Park-Maitland Observer won awards for its reporting in five categories at the Florida Press Association Better Weekly Newspaper awards.

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