| May 18, 2013
| 4:13 PM
A University of Central Florida student's blood was tested for alcohol after she was accused of causing a fatal head-on crash early Saturday.
Florida Highway Patrol Sgt. Kim Montes said the test was ordered after first responders to the 5:30 a.m....
| Jul 9, 2013
| 8:12 AM
Anguish turned to anger for Bobby Stout's mother and sister in April, when an Orange County circuit judge decided the woman who ran him down on a sidewalk two years ago would not get any jail time.
"When you killed our Bobby, you took an innocent,"...
| Jul 20, 2013
| 9:52 AM
"Which one is it?" The woman's voice jolted the rookie Florida Highway Patrol trooper as she emerged from the patrol car.
The mother sitting on the front porch knew what it meant when a black-and-tan cruiser pulled up. She had a few sons, and the last...
| Jul 3, 2013
| 5:53 AM
Central Florida's roads run red with pedestrian blood.
Nowhere in America are pedestrians at greater risk of being struck and seriously injured or killed. Nowhere are drivers more likely to suffer the life-changing split second of taking someone's...
| Jul 3, 2013
| 5:53 AM
The traffic light turns green. As the driver slides a foot to the accelerator, a sudden blur sweeps into their peripheral vision. A cold stream of sweat shoots up the spine, and they slam on the brakes. The car lurches, narrowly avoiding hitting the...
| Sep 18, 2012
| 9:27 AM
I'm getting a whole lot of "Amens" this morning to today's column on pedestrians being one of the root causes of Central Florida's moniker as the most dangerous area in the country for people on foot.
To say this is a serious issue is an understatement....
| May 30, 2013
| 5:08 AM
TALLAHASSEE -- Good morning and happy Thursday.
Here's what we're reading this morning.
* Orlando Sentinel reports on groups lobbing the governor to veto a foreclosure bill.
* Sun Sentinel writes that Rick Scott signed the Citizens' bill...
| Jul 17, 2013
| 8:48 PM
A toddler was killed on Wednesday afternoon when a 16-year-old relative accidentally backed over the child with a sport-utility vehicle in her driveway, the Florida Highway Patrol said.
Amaris Martinez, 2, was hit about 3:20 p.m. at a home on Avalone...
| Aug 20, 2013
| 5:36 AM
Last Thursday at 1:11 a.m., a Florida Highway Patrol trooper spotted a blue 2012 Ford Focus going 87 mph in a 70 mph zone on a stretch of I-75 near Naples, according to an arrest affidavit provided by Collier County Sheriff's Office.
As the driver, later...
| May 28, 2013
| 11:46 AM
The couple got up before sunrise on a Saturday earlier this month to spend a relaxing day bird watching in Melbourne.
Instead, they were thrust into the adrenaline-pounding role of emergency first responders before dawn on May 18 — when they drove...
| Feb 28, 2013
| 4:42 PM
In local public-affairs programming this weekend: “Political Connections” previews the Florida Legislative Session at 11 a.m. and 8 p.m. Sunday on Central Florida News 13. The guests are Senate President Don Gaetz, R-Niceville; House Speaker ...