ORLANDO, Fla. — It had been an evening of drinking, dancing and drag shows. After hours of revelry, the partygoers crowding the gay nightclub Pulse took their last sips before the place closed.
That’s when authorities say Omar Mateen emerged, carrying an AR-15 and spraying the helpless crowd with bullets. Witnesses said he fired relentlessly – 20 rounds, 40, then 50 and more. In such tight quarters, the bullets could hardly miss. He shot at police. He took hostages.
Travel almost anywhere in the area and you’re likely to ride through an abundance of orange traffic cones and barrels.
Major construction projects continue on multiple major roadways in Richmond and Columbia counties. Some still have years to go before completion. The River Watch Parkway project is likely the closest to completion. Crews have been working on the road since last year but should be finished in July.