| Jun 13, 2014
| 7:05 AM
Good morning, 818 readers. Today is Friday, June 13. Weather for the Glendale area is expected to reach a high of 78 degrees and a low of 60 degrees.
Your top news stories today:
- In a bipartisan decision Thursday, U.S. Congress took a step to...
| Jun 16, 2014
| 7:23 AM
The new chairman at Visit Florida is no stranger to one of the state’s thorniest tourism controversies: killer whale captivity.
Andrew Hertz, president and general manager of the Miami Seaquarium, will take over as chair of the state’s...
| Jun 12, 2014
| 12:43 PM
In a bipartisan decision Thursday, U.S. Congress took a step to change how orcas are kept in captivity, a debate propelled by the 2013 documentary “Blackfish,” which tells the story of Tilikum, a 12,000-pound killer-whale who killed Sea...
| Jul 10, 2012
| 3:08 PM
SeaWorld Orlando has reintroduced its Dine With Shamu program and has installed changes large and small.
The dining experience returned Monday for theme-park guests after being closed since trainer Dawn Brancheau died when killer whale Tilikum dragged...
| Sep 6, 2011
| 7:23 PM
The February 2010 death of SeaWorld Orlando trainer Dawn Brancheau, who was pulled underwater and killed by the 12,000-pound killer whale Tilikum, triggered the most exhaustive safety review in SeaWorld history and changes that are still being implemented...
| Sep 16, 2011
| 7:40 PM
Nineteen months after an animal trainer was killed by one of its killer whales, SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment heads to court next week to fight for the future of its iconic Shamu shows.
SeaWorld is challenging the results of a federal investigation...
| Sep 19, 2011
| 11:46 AM
ORLANDO, Fla. -- SeaWorld Orlando is fighting $75,000 in penalties from a federal job safety agency following last year's death of a trainer who was grabbed by a killer whale and dragged under water.
A hearing is set for Monday before an administrative...
| Mar 4, 2012
| 11:17 AM
Killer in the Pool
By Tim Zimmermann, New Word City, all formats, $2.99
Tim Zimmermann, a correspondent with Outside magazine, has published "Killer in the Pool," an e-book about the 2010 death of Dawn Brancheau, who drowned after a trained killer whale...
| Sep 7, 2012
| 9:28 AM
A new SeaWorld Orlando offer allows kids to eat for free at Dine With Shamu, a behind-the-scenes attraction at the theme park.
For each paying adult, one child (ages 3-9) will eat for free under the offer, which is valid through Dec. 31, 2012. The...
| Jul 9, 2012
| 12:58 PM
Dine With Shamu, the SeaWorld Orlando animal-interaction experience, returned to the theme park's lineup Monday. It was the first time for guests since the death of whale trainer Dawn Brancheau at the attraction in February 2010.
Since then, SeaWorld has...
| Dec 20, 2011
Kat Kennedy of Orange County Animal Services shares this happy news: The shelter dogs at Orange County Animal Services are rejoicing at the news of an $11,900 grant from The Dawn Brancheau Foundation to provide play-yard equipment, heavy-duty turf grass...