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  • Concert review: Alex & Sierra and Karmin at CFE Arena

    Concert review: Alex & Sierra and Karmin at CFE Arena
    It turns out you can go home again. Central Florida pop duo and “X-Factor” champions Alex & Sierra basked in a successful homecoming on Thursday at the CFE Arena at the University of Central Florida in Orlando.  Although Alex Kinsey and...
  • Calls to local crisis hotlines spike after death of Robin Williams

    Calls to local crisis hotlines spike after death of Robin Williams
    In the wake of the high-profile suicide of comedian Robin Williams, Central Florida's main crisis hotline reports a surge in callers who feel depressed, lost and isolated. "Suicide is a very taboo subject. We don't usually talk about it," said Josette...
  • Pepper-spray released on school bus: No kids hurt

    Pepper-spray released on school bus: No kids hurt
    Administrators at Riverdale Elementary School in east Orange County are interviewing students to determine if any disciplinary action is necessary after pepper spray was released on a school bus Thursday morning. The driver and 48 children were on...
  • CAFCI awards scholarships to college-bound students

    Recently the Royal Palm Beach-based nonprofit Caribbean-Americans For Community Involvement had a ceremony in which they presented 22 awards to local students bound for college. This year's theme was The Future is Yours. The 21 graduating seniors who...
  • Osceola smart sensor consortium gets funding, hires new experts

    Osceola smart sensor consortium gets funding, hires new experts
    University of Central Florida and Osceola County have made strides over the past few months on a proposal to build the Florida Center for Advanced Manufacturing Research in the Kissimmee area. The Osceola facility would focus on high-tech smart sensors,...
  • Brand-new teacher eager for first class

    Brand-new teacher eager for first class
    MINNEOLA — Today, Mrs. C will stand at the head of her very own classroom for the very first time. It's the first day of her first job as a schoolteacher, and Stephanie Casternopoulos is ready for her second-graders at Minneola Elementary...
  • Madhu Acharekar: Laser scientist known as expert troubleshooter

    Madhu Acharekar: Laser scientist known as expert troubleshooter
    From the drawing board to the laboratory, laser physicist Madhu Acharekar saw the light, harnessed it and used it in myriad ways. He developed tiny lasers that could track enemy missiles; vaporize plaque in a heart artery; and measure greenhouse gases...
  • Orlando Museum of Art 2014-15 season

     Orlando Museum of Art 2014-15 season
    The Orlando Museum of Art continues celebrating its 90 years by looking forward and back. A substantial new collection and contemporary-art shows have an eye on the future, while a special exhibit pays tribute to the museum's Acquisition Trust. Favorite...
  • UCF optics whiz turns lab work into marketable products

    UCF optics whiz turns lab work into marketable products
    Like a kindly uncle, physicist Shin-Tson Wu banters with his students as they work in an optics lab at the University of Central Florida. They become respectfully silent, however, when he sits down at a microscope to peer at the pixels of an iPhone...
  • Dr. Gregory Roth: Sanford-Burnham research scientist

    Dr. Gregory Roth: Sanford-Burnham research scientist
    Dr. Gregory Roth, one of the first scientists recruited to the Sanford-Burnham Research Institute at Lake Nona, died unexpectedly of natural causes on Aug. 2. He was 56. An associate professor at Sanford-Burnham, Roth planned and oversaw the opening...
  • Pearson, Miller compete in District 47 Republican primary

    Pearson, Miller compete in District 47 Republican primary
    Two political newcomers are competing in the Republican primary on Aug. 26 for state representative in District 47. The district includes Winter Park, Orlando and Belle Isle. Local business owner Maurice Pearson and Rollins College marketing director...