| Sep 8, 2004
As Seminole County waited for the St. Johns River to crest in Sanford, homeowners throughout Central Florida saw their yards slowly fill with water from Hurricane Frances.
Officials from the National Weather Service said the St. Johns -- which drains the...
| Sep 19, 2011
| 4:09 AM
Two Sumter County men, Robert "Bo" Martin Duval Christopher Cork Scroggins, were greeted by wildlife officials early Thursday morning as they came ashore in their airboat on Lake Apopka with a couple of sacks full of recently hatched alligators, according...
| Oct 8, 2014
| 10:48 AM
If hiking in the woods isn't your thing, Central Florida's paved trails give a more urban taste of nature.
Walkers, runners, cyclists, pet owners — all cross paths on the many miles of trails, which often avoid major intersections via bridges or...
| Oct 9, 2014
| 8:46 AM
Five things for today in Orlando and Central Florida: FHP trooper's U-turn causes terrible accident; development restarts near Lake Apopka; congratulations for doing the right thing; and more.
1. An 8-year-old girl was truck by a truck Wednesday night...
| Oct 6, 2014
| 8:43 AM
Greg Miller decided in 1998 to try to break the championship-level record of 721 bird species seen and identified across the country in a calendar year achieved in 1987.
He wasn't the only bird-obsessed person to go for the quirky sporting contest...
| Oct 3, 2014
| 6:58 AM
Roger Hammer has been called a walking botany book. People who meet him today at the third annual Wings and Wildflowers Festival can ask him anything about wildflowers, native orchids and plants and the Everglades.
The award-winning naturalist, author,...
| Aug 14, 2006
The alligator's massive jaws and powerful tail mark it as a relic of the dinosaur age, a primitive creature that would appear to have little in common with humans. Yet scientists are studying aspects of alligator biology that could lead to new medical...
| Sep 17, 2014
| 9:00 PM
We live in an area that has a lot of wetlands that have been impacted in negative ways. Some wetlands have dried up over time, due mostly to development resulting in lowering the surface-water table. This shortage of water has caused a major decline in...
| Sep 11, 2009
| 5:14 PM
Delilah, an 18-foot-long, 400-plus-pound Burmese python who had enjoyed a swell existence in an Apopka-area backyard feeding on rabbits, has a new home -- for now.
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission officials removed the Burmese python...
| Dec 22, 2009
The year Mary Sopher's mobile home was built, Woodstock rocked the world, Neil Armstrong stepped on the moon and President Richard Nixon inherited the war in Vietnam.
Forty years later, Sopher's simple, well-kept structure at Lake Dora Park in Tavares...
| Feb 23, 2011
| 9:31 AM
Central Florida may not have the lock on sweet-corn production it once did, but for more than three decades Zellwood has rallied to celebrate our agricultural history. In the early '70s, the Zellwood Sweet Corn Festival was created by the Northwest Orange...