| Apr 9, 2015
| 4:33 PM
Gwen Rich received a terrifying phone call at her home a few weeks ago.
The man on the other end said he was with the warrants division of the Orange County Sheriff's Office, and told Rich that she failed to appear for a federal grand jury duty summons....
| Jan 6, 2015
| 5:03 PM
Six years after Florida voters banned same-sex marriage, scores of gay and lesbian couples across the state lined up Tuesday to tie the knot.
The historic day, following months of court battles and delays, was marked by celebrations across Central...
| Dec 1, 2014
| 6:44 PM
Seeking gently-used dress attire his office's clients can wear in court, Ninth Judicial Circuit Public Defender Robert Wesley and his staff are holding a clothing drive this weekend.
"Many of our clients often don't have anything better than jeans and...
| Dec 2, 2014
Fire crews were called to a blaze late Monday at Crescent at Central Station, the downtown Orlando development currently under construction across the street from the Orange County Courthouse.
Orlando firefighters and police responded to the...
| Oct 30, 2014
| 5:45 AM
You don't have to be a movie buff to enjoy — and even learn from — the "Gone With the Wind: Reel to Real" exhibit currently at the Orange County Regional History Center.
The display puts visitors in two distinct mind-sets, one in the Civil...
| Oct 14, 2014
| 7:33 AM
The Grande Palisades resort, which has sat empty for years, was auctioned on the steps of the Orange County Courthouse Tuesday morning for $69 million.
The only bid was submitted by a group of investors who had already purchased the debt on the...
| Oct 14, 2014
| 7:54 AM
A vacant 890-unit resort in west Orange County, one of Central Florida's biggest remaining skeleton developments from the Great Recession, is set to be auctioned at 11 a.m. in Orlando on Tuesday.
Called the Grande Palisades, the condo resort has been...
| Jul 28, 2014
| 12:40 PM
Downtown Orlando is in the midst of a hotel boomlet, with two properties under construction and at least three others in the works.
The latest project to surface, if ultimately built, would add a 205-room Hyatt Place to the corner of South Street and...
| Sep 8, 2014
| 1:28 PM
Gay couples in Orange County will now find it easier to sign up for the county's domestic-partner registry.
Previously, the affidavits needed for county residents to join the registry could be turned in only at the comptroller's office in the County...
| Oct 5, 2013
| 10:30 AM
In a truly dark sky, meteors scorch the blackness every few minutes, satellites race by in all directions and the dazzling Milky Way appears as an electrified cloud.
None of those things is visible from Orlando because its urban lighting smudges the...
| Jul 6, 2011
| 9:34 AM
Assistant State Attorney Jeff Ashton landed on ABC's The View and NBC's Today Show this morning, sharing his disappointment about the not-guilty verdict reached in the first-degree murder charge against Casey Anthony.
Casey Anthony's ex-fiancé Jesse...