| Sep 1, 2014
| 3:01 AM
The annual Schwartz Tech Awards, one of the regions biggest awards for the tech industry, has approved a list of 50 nominees for the upcoming Sept. 30 final celebration.
Since it’s an impressive list selected by the region’s leading tech...
| Aug 29, 2014
| 5:27 PM
The NFL has worked on several fronts to draw in female fans: holding special stadium events for women, injecting football themes into shows such as "The Biggest Loser" and expanding lines of merchandise to include not only clothing for women and girls,...
| Aug 31, 2014
| 10:44 AM
SchenkelShultz Architecture has started work on the University of Central Florida's first building dedicated to international students.
The firm's Orlando office won a contract to design the $11.2 million Global UCF Building, which is expected to meet...
| Aug 17, 2014
| 10:13 AM
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...
| Aug 18, 2014
| 11:53 AM
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.
| Aug 20, 2014
| 2:21 AM
The mother of American journalist James Foley, who was beheaded by Islamic militants, said on Tuesday her son gave his life to expose the suffering of the Syrian people and she asked his kidnappers to release their other captives.
"He was an...
| Aug 20, 2014
| 4:20 PM
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...
| Aug 20, 2014
| 8:26 PM
As a student at the University of Central Florida, Steven Sotloff always talked about going to the Middle East.
Sotloff was curious about the region.
"He wanted to go over there, and he wanted to tell stories ...," said his friend Emerson Lotzia Jr....
| Aug 21, 2014
| 10:33 AM
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...
| Aug 12, 2014
| 10:00 AM
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,...
| Aug 13, 2014
| 5:07 PM
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...