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  • Could abuse, high cost of child care be linked?

    Could abuse, high cost of child care be linked?
    Children such as 3-year-old Charlie Brame, 1-year-old Asiyah Magee and 4-month-old Mia Montes Balleste are too quickly forgotten. All three died right here in Central Florida as a result of child abuse, authorities say. They have a heartbreaking...
  • College student's bad trip draws attention to LSD-like drug

    College student's bad trip draws attention to LSD-like drug
    As a shirtless and barefoot UCF student flipped out on campus, police body cameras captured a possible clue about what triggered his rampage. In a video that quickly went viral last week, the student told police he took LSD possibly two hours before his...
  • Police: UCF student's library rampage while high on LSD caught on camera

    Police: UCF student's library rampage while high on LSD caught on camera
    A shirtless UCF student who allegedly attacked other students and pulled a fire alarm at the campus library during an apparent bad trip on LSD on Sunday struggled with officers after he was shocked with a stun gun, a report says. Police body-cam video...
  • CEO who raised $10 million to keynote pitch competition

    CEO who raised $10 million to keynote pitch competition
    The man behind a tech company that announced a $10 million investment this month will keynote an Orlando pitch competition in May. Phil Dumas, founder of UniKey in Winter Park, will speak at next month’s VenturePitch Orlando, a quarterly meeting...
  • UCF students pack up for the summer

    UCF students pack up for the summer
    When she moved in, the living room in her dorm looked like a lobby of a walk-in health clinic, and the white cinder-block walls reminded her of prison. But this was home — Shannon Lopez reveled in the word — and she hung her "Star Wars"...
  • Five things for Tuesday, April 28, 2015

    Five things for Tuesday, April 28, 2015
    Here are your stories for Tuesday in Central Florida: Baltimore descended into chaos; Garden Theatre's "Peter Pan" set will be a high-tech wonder; will the Orlando Eye be successful; and dangerous synthetic drug often marketed as LSD. 1. After almost...
  • Who is seeking the UCF Foundation CEO job?

    Who is seeking the UCF Foundation CEO job?
    More than 30 people are seeking the open University of Central Foundation chief executive officer position, according to the university that released the job applicants' names this week. The list of names includes university and business leaders from as...
  • This Obama, W. agree: Orlando film authentic

    This Obama, W. agree: Orlando film authentic
    The Central Florida celebrity lookalikes for George W. Bush and Barack Obama agree: They approve of the messages in “Just About Famous,” a documentary about their work. “I’ve sat through it on a number of occasions. I love the...
  • UCF launches 3D printing research center aimed at biomedical applications

    UCF launches 3D printing research center aimed at biomedical applications
      Jim Falardeau of Vero Beach marvels at the way his 12-year-old son, Wyatt, has handled a life with one arm. Like others his age, Wyatt is far from bashful. He climbs rock walls with his friends and looks forward to dancing with a girl, Jim says. The...
  • UCF prof tests treatment for citrus greening

    UCF prof tests treatment for citrus greening
    University of Central Florida professor Swadeshmukul Santra was at a conference on citrus greening when an idea came to him that could save the state's ailing citrus industry. That light-bulb moment helped Santra, who works in UCF's NanoScience...
  • Freebie Friday: Free stuff for you this week

    Freebie Friday: Free stuff for you this week
    In the Freebie Spotlight Celtic Festival: Highland games, vendors, food, and music.10 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, Rockefeller Gardens, 25 Riverside Drive, Ormond Beach, free, 386-676-3216, ormondbeachcelticfestival.com.   Earth...