| Dec 12, 2014
| 11:57 AM
Here are your stories for Friday: local micro-roasted coffee; SeaWorld boss is out; arrests in shooting of 15-year-old boy; and more.
1. Coffee! Let's start with the story by Paul Brinkman about local micro-roast coffee companies. The trend of small...
| Dec 12, 2014
| 11:40 AM
Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer and Police Chief John Mina on Friday embraced the idea of equipping the department's officers with body cameras, a move that activists have called for around the country in the wake of high-profile deaths during confrontations...
| Dec 15, 2014
| 11:41 AM
A 30-year-old man was fatally shot outside a South Orange County check-cashing store around 6 p.m. Sunday, according to the Orange County Sheriff's Office.
Deputies later identified him as Yessy George-Milan.
Witnesses said the suspect, a male in a red...
| Dec 17, 2014
| 1:05 PM
Orange County deputies are investigating after a man was found dead outside a business on Chancery Lane just north of Florida Mall on Wednesday.
The man, 18-year-old Romelo Hicks, was found about 7:20 a.m. Deputies say a passerby saw him laying on the...
| Dec 18, 2014
| 5:03 PM
As a drug dealer, Garry Wiggins lived in a home fortified with rebar and cement posts.
Now, the 48-year-old Orlando man will be surrounded by prison bars for the next 15 years for his role in a cocaine-trafficking ring.
He must forfeit his South Buena...
| Nov 12, 2014
| 9:32 AM
The Orange County woman accused of killing her 2-year-old daughter told officials she slammed her toddler on the floor before putting her to bed, unaware of the child's injuries, records show.
Amanda Berard, 23, said she grabbed her daughter, Aaliyah...
| Oct 30, 2014
| 6:27 AM
Anyone planning to take their children trick-or-treating for Halloween should consider checking the Florida sex offender registry so they know which houses to avoid.
All sex offenders in Florida are required to register their home addresses and that...
| Dec 19, 2014
| 3:58 PM
Weighing Cuba policy shift
I just watched U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio's response to President Obama's re-establishment of diplomatic relations with Cuba. In 2013, I spent 10 days traveling in Cuba with a People to People Partnership. I saw a country with no...
| Nov 12, 2014
| 11:09 AM
Voters in the state of Washington sidestepped NRA-friendly politicians on Election Day and approved a measure that requires background checks on all gun sales.
A similar amendment could make its way to Florida, says Patti Brigham, who leads the...
| Dec 4, 2014
| 7:20 PM
A 22-year-old man was reported missing after not completing his Orlando Sentinel delivery route, an Orange County Sheriff's spokeswoman said.
Robert John Mortimer left the Winter Garden home where he lives with his family around 12:30 a.m. Tuesday, said...
| Dec 8, 2014
| 7:14 PM
Flanked by pastors and community leaders, Orange County Sheriff Jerry Demings asked for patience as authorities investigate the shooting Monday morning of an unarmed car-theft suspect.
A deputy said he was forced to shoot 28-year-old Cedric Bartee...