Magic go with Duke's Banchero as No. 1 pick in NBA draft
Banchero is one of the top forwards in the upcoming NBA draft. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File) (Marcio Jose Sanchez)ORLANDO, Fla. — (AP) — Paolo Banchero has been insisting for weeks that he believes he’s the best prospect in the NBA draft. The Orlando Magic agree with him. The first pick in Thursday’s draft brought the first mild surprise, when the Magic chose the Duke forward with the No. ___More AP NBA: https://apnews.com/hub/NBA and https://twitter.com/AP_SportsCopyright 2022 The Associated Press.wftv.com
Many back strict gun laws, but opposition tends to be louder
WHAT ELSE DO AMERICANS THINK ABOUT GUN LAWS? The voices of those looking for restrictions tend to get louder after a mass shooting, Roman said, creating a window of opportunity for gun control policy before they recede again. “Either there’s going to be a quick movement towards some gun regulation and new gun laws or this moment will pass and next year, we’ll be talking about something else,” he said. MENTAL HEALTHMany Republican lawmakers have focused on mental health as a key factor in preventing mass shootings at schools. “I think there’s a balance between gun control and, you know, figuring out ways to get people feeling better about themselves and their lives," he said.wftv.com
Cocoa Beach officials don’t want FDOT’s flashing-yellow mid-block crosswalks on SR A1A
COCOA BEACH, Fla. – Adding mid-block crossings with flashing-yellow lights along State Road A1A poses “an unreasonable safety risk” for pedestrians — because some drivers fail to stop when the lights are activated, the Cocoa Beach City Commission argues. The address is 900 N. Atlantic Ave. in Cocoa Beach. Cocoa Beach — S.R. It’s remarkable that FDOT doesn’t do anything about this,” Cocoa Beach City Commissioner Ed Martinez said during last week’s meeting. It’s remarkable that FDOT doesn’t do anything about this,” Cocoa Beach City Commissioner Ed Martinez said during last week’s meeting.
Knicks bring Tom Thibodeau back to New York as new coach
Thibodeau is back in New York as the Knicks new coach. The former NBA Coach of the Year was hired Thursday, July 30,2020, returning to the team he helped lead to the NBA Finals as an assistant coach. (AP Photo/Jim Mone, File)NEW YORK Tom Thibodeau brought the Chicago Bulls to their greatest success since Michael Jordan. He has seen what it's like in New York when the Knicks win and wanted to be the coach to make it happen again. Rose then conducted a long search before tabbing Thibodeau to be the 13th different person to coach the Knicks since Van Gundy.
State Rep. Anna Eskamani picks up a Republican opponent for 2020
First-time candidate Anna Eskamani flipped Florida House District 47 from Republican to Democratic with her win in 2018. The under-30 bundle of political potential endorsed by the likes of President Barack Obama built plenty of momentum turning the district blue. That hasnt scared off a Republican challenger from trying to steer the Orlando seat back in the conservative direction.Real estate executive Jeremy Sisson has filed as a Republican candidate for the 2020 race. "The last Republican to rep the district was Mike Miller, who held the seat from 2014 till 2018, until he left to run against U.S. Rep. Stephanie Murphy. Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing pledge, your support helps keep Orlandos true free pressorlandoweekly.com