| Aug 19, 2014
| 2:29 PM
Osceola County and Central Florida's Deseret Ranches, one of the nation's biggest cattle operations, will lay formal groundwork as soon as this week for a metropolis of tomorrow so large it nearly defies imagination.
Including large chunks of nature and...
| Aug 19, 2014
| 3:54 PM
Once again, our nation is embroiled in civil unrest.
Once again, the outrage stems from competing narratives, where some people see only what they want to see.
And once again, video footage — perhaps the one thing that would actually settle...
| Aug 17, 2014
| 10:11 AM
Jonathan Crain had just driven 1,500 miles and was lugging heavy furniture up five flights of stairs when he developed a true appreciation for his moving-company workers.
Since that day in 2007, shortly after he bought a Two Men and A Truck franchise in...
| Jul 30, 2014
| 2:41 PM
April Sawers smiled as she filled her car's gas tank at an Orlando station this week.
She attributed her good mood to the steadily dropping price of fuel, which has dipped to its lowest level in four months, according to AAA, the motorists' club.
| Aug 29, 2014
| 10:53 AM
DEBARY — Sanford Police have confirmed that a SunRail train struck and killed a man last night, which caused delays to the train service this morning.
Officers originally said a freight train ran over the man late Thursday night.
| Sep 5, 2014
| 8:30 AM
Memo to all you Alcee Hastings haters: The venerable incumbent faced two challengers in this month's primary and won -- convincingly. Hastings defeated his opposition by snagging 81 percent of the vote. That's not simply respectable. That's...
| Aug 27, 2014
| 7:38 AM
Hats off to Lynn Rosenthal, the Broward circuit court judge who had a reputation around the courthouse for being a tough new jurist. The former federal prosecutor appointed to the bench by Gov. Rick Scott beat back a challenge last night from a two-...
| Aug 26, 2014
| 6:43 PM
U.S. Reps. John Mica and Alan Grayson easily brushed aside challengers from within their parties Tuesday while a surprise opposition candidate emerged in another Central Florida district.
Mica faced three opponents for the Republican Party's...
| Aug 29, 2014
"After reading to my students, we'd walk around the library and I'd tell them: 'Look at all of these books; soon you'll be able to read every single one. And if you can read every book here, you can learn anything you ever want to learn. And that's what...
| Aug 31, 2014
She died two years ago today, August 31, 2012.
Diane Riportella was my sister, and Lou Gehrig's disease stole her from our family and her community. She was the most sinful of saints, a fundraiser for numerous charitable causes, a fitness instructor,...
| Aug 11, 2014
Six months before 3-year-old Yeliani Schwartz-Ojeda was killed, the state Department of Children and Families determined that, despite suspicions of abuse, the young girl was safe with her mother.
Yeliani had been living in Central Florida with her...