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Vibration from Orlando City Stadium construction damaged high-tech business next door, lawsuit says

Vibration from Orlando City Stadium construction damaged high-tech business next door, lawsuit says

A high-tech business that makes crystal and silicon lenses for fighter jets and tanks was all shook up over construction of the Orlando City Stadium across the street — and now it’s suing the soccer team, the city and the general contractor.

Mark Hess, owner of E.R. Precision Optical, says in…

Nighttime rocket launch planned early Friday, but weather could be a problem

Nighttime rocket launch planned early Friday, but weather could be a problem

Like many people, Steve Linden said he’ll never forget the first time he saw a nighttime rocket launch.

He started public relations work for Port Canaveral in October. In January, he saw his first Space Coast night launch.

“There was a launch with the booster landing, and it was spectacular,” Linden…

Sheriff's office seizes property of MetroWest man who challenged condo association

Sheriff's office seizes property of MetroWest man who challenged condo association

A legal feud between a MetroWest condo owner and his condo owners’ association escalated over the Memorial Day weekend, as armed deputies entered Howard Fox’s home with a judge’s order to seize all of his belongings.

“I’m basically homeless now,” said Fox, who is staying with family temporarily….

SpaceX planning nighttime launch Thursday, report says

SpaceX planning nighttime launch Thursday, report says

This week’s coming SpaceX Falcon 9 launch attempt could happen just after midnight in the wee hours of Thursday morning, from 12:29 a.m. to 1:27 a.m.

That’s what one space source – SpaceFlight Now – has reported anyway. SpaceX itself hasn’t announced the launch window yet.

By that time, the first…

DOJ to settle in Orlando bombing range cleanup; 4,000 homes planned at 417 & 528

DOJ to settle in Orlando bombing range cleanup; 4,000 homes planned at 417 & 528

The federal government has agreed to settle a lawsuit over the cost of cleaning up explosives on the 1,500-acre former Pinecastle Jeep Range, where soldiers once practiced firing machine guns, launching rockets, and dropping bombs, court records show.

Bulldozers and contractors have been clearing…