| Apr 2, 2014
| 12:48 PM
A new 4 Rivers Smokehouse opened today in east Orlando near UCF making it the sixth location in Florida for the popular barbecue restaurant chain.
Around lunchtime, lines extended out the door as guests waited to place orders for slow-cooked brisket,...
| Mar 27, 2014
| 8:06 AM
In the midst of third-quarter shenanigans – whether it be tracking down teachers for that last-minute grade or stressing over the March SAT, Spring Break is a much-needed break from the harsh reality that is high school. Not all breaks are created...
| Mar 24, 2014
| 1:24 PM
Out of here: Kelli Cook after nearly six years at News 13.
Wednesday was Cook's last day. She had started at the Orlando cable news channel in May 2008.
She has moved to ABC affiliate WATN in Memphis, where she will work as a weekend anchor and a...
| Apr 2, 2014
| 2:21 PM
Roy and Silo, two male penguins in New York City's Central Park Zoo, just wanted to hatch an egg.
Playwright Emily Freeman just wanted to provided a tool for children to see that families come in many different forms.
So Freeman latched onto the story...
| Apr 11, 2014
| 10:13 AM
Florida's Comprehensive Assessment Test, also known as the FCAT, isn't popular among many teachers and students in the Sunshine State, but one one teacher and his colleagues at a school in Palm Beach County is trying to change that.
With the help of...
| Jan 13, 2014
| 3:46 AM
Gator fans aren't going to like this deal.
Get half-price admission on Monday-Thursday this month at Florida state parks to celebrate the Florida State Seminole's BCS National Championship win and the University of Central Florida's victory in...
| Jan 16, 2014
| 9:49 PM
Through imagination, theater can transport an audience to any exotic time or place. But sometimes, to ponder the big questions of life, you need only go as far as a nearby basement.
That's where the three buddies of "Leveling Up," which opened...
| Jan 19, 2014
| 10:02 AM
One of the most innovative additions to Central Florida's theme parks this year uses a decidedly old-fashioned form of transportation: the train.
Trains have been a theme-park staple since the original Disneyland opened in 1955, with the steam-powered,...
| Jan 23, 2014
| 3:59 PM
Jim Helsinger wanted to celebrate the 25th season of the Orlando Shakespeare Theater with something monumental, something that would quiet critics of Orlando's arts scene.
How about a 6-and-a-half-hour play, in two parts, that's so daunting to produce...
| Feb 7, 2014
| 10:33 AM
FAMU trustees approved Friday a three-year contract for new President Elmira Mangum that comes with an annual base salary of $425,000.
Trustees at Florida A&M University spent nearly three and a half hours debating how much Mangum should be paid and...
| Feb 11, 2014
| 2:08 PM
WHAT: Former Rollins College student Aradhana Tiwari returns to campus to direct "The Clean House," the next production at the school's Annie Russell Theatre. The romantic comedy-drama opens Friday, Feb. 14.
"The Clean House," by Sarah Ruhl centers on...