Media Releases

Sept 12 Deadline for Pulse Victim’s Fund As Disbursement Set

Equality Florida's fundraising efforts for the victims' families and survivors of the Pulse nightclub shooting have raised over $8 million, the vast majority from a GoFundMe campaign that has drawn nearly 120,000 contributors from across the world; as well as pledges from corporate sponsors and grassroots fundraising efforts locally and globally.

ADVISORY – Orange County Increases Hydrogen Sulfide Monitoring

The Orange County Utilities Solid Waste Division has increased the frequency of hydrogen sulfide monitoring near the Orange County Landfill, 5901 Young Pine Road, Orlando, located in east Orange County off Young Pine Road between SR 417 and Innovation Way.

UCF/Alafaya Trail Pedestrian Safety Study

Orange County, FL – Orange County has completed the UCF/Alafaya Trail Pedestrian Safety Study along segments of Alafaya Trail, University Boulevard and McCulloch Road. The study area is approximately 4.6 miles. The purpose of the study was to identify pedestrian and bicycle crossing needs and develop safety enhancements, creating viable opportunities for pedestrian/bicycle movement...

Reminder: Automated Collection WILL Occur on Independence Day, July 4

The Orange County Utilities Solid Waste Division reminds unincorporated Orange County residential customers that, as part of the new Automated Curbside Collection Program that started Jan. 1, garbage, recycling and yard waste will be collected on Independence Day, Monday, July 4.

Statement from the Orange County Medical Examiner’s Office | June 29, 2016

The Orange County Medical Examiner's (ME) Office has been contacted by media organizations and concerned citizens from around the world after erroneous on-line reports suggested that the family of an unnamed victim from the Pulse tragedy refused to come forward, or delayed coming forward to bury their loved one.