Rob Lopicola sentenced, again….

(from GossipExtra.com) – Former WPTV weatherman Rob Lopicola, who pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud in April in connection to a telemarketing scam, was just sentenced to 21 months in a federal prison and two years probation. Lopicola, 44, faced up to 37 months!

But before he starts serving the federal time, Lopicola must finish a 56-month state sentence for sex with underage boys. Read the rest of this entry →

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WTXL meteorologist is a trail blazer….

Love comes in all colors, shapes and sizes, and WTXL chief meteorologist Casanova Nurse is a prime example of this. He and his partner of 9 years have become one of the first gay couples in the State of Florida to foster-to-adopt (not just one child, but three!). Read the heart warming story below.  (photo c/o of ProudParenting.com)

(from HuffingtonPost.com) – Inspiration is a living thing. In the act of making ordinary people do extraordinary things, it gets passed on. Those inspired become those that inspire and, in this way, one candle is used to light another.

Couples like Daniel Nurse and his husband, Casanova, a thirtysomething couple from Tallahassee, Florida, are inspiring. Together since 2006 and married on Valentine’s Day of this year, Danny has taken on the Florida House Judiciary Committee (testimony against anti-gay adoption, i.e., Bill 7111), biased caseworkers and even an attorney who initially (and illegally) refused to represent them during adoption proceedings, and have successfully adopted three beautiful children into their loving home. Read the rest of this entry →

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07 2015

A new look for WEAR…

Penscola’s WEAR-TV received a make over yesterday, debuting on the 11 a.m. newscast.

The station introduced a new logo (left), replacing their old one (right). We were happy to see that the “sea gull” remained a part of the new logo – distinctly W-E-A-R!. The new logo came with fresh new graphics and new news music.

Check out WEAR’s new and previous looks below

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07 2015

WFTV keeps Cox radio stations on the air…

(edited from OrlandoSentinel.com) – A power outage silenced seven Cox Media Group radio stations for part of Wednesday afternoon.

The stations returned to the air after roughly 25 minutes, a Cox Media spokeswoman said. They drew power from backup generators and microwave trucks from sister station WFTV-Channel 9, she said….Cont….

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07 2015

South FL PBS stations to merge operations…

(from Current.org) – Two South Florida TV stations, Miami’s WPBT and WXEL in Boynton Beach, have agreed to merge into a new entity, South Florida PBS. The stations jointly announced the agreement Wednesday.

“This agreement presents a unique opportunity to accomplish something truly profound for South Florida,” said James Patterson, vice chair of WXEL’s board of trustees, in a press release. Read the rest of this entry →

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