| Jul 22, 2014
MOUNT DORA — To walk across the stage and receive a diploma at high-school graduation is a thrill for any young person.
But for Brianna Ryan, 18, of Eustis, it was an accomplishment that also enabled her to receive the President's Award for...
| Jul 11, 2014
| 1:47 PM
The inside of a parked car can quickly turn into a furnace, especially in Florida.
Adding a young child to the sweltering box — with summertime temps of 90 to 100 degrees — could be a fatal mistake, child experts say.
A 15-month-old boy...
| Jul 8, 2014
| 2:36 PM
The day after her 4-year-old son accidentally shot himself in the face, Jennifer Christian told Orange County deputies she put her gun in her nightstand because of the crime in her Pine Hills neighborhood.
Christian said she kept one round in the...
| Jul 3, 2014
| 9:07 AM
The Orlando mother who said a hit-and-run driver killed her 3-year-old daughter last week missed her first court appearance Thursday morning because "she's under medical observation," officials said.
Maryann Louise Schwartz, 22, was charged with first-...
| Jun 28, 2014
| 2:28 PM
The investigation continues into the death of a 3-year-old girl whose mother said she was struck by a hit-and-run driver, according to Florida Highway Patrol.
Yeliani Schwartz-Ojeda was hit by a vehicle in the parking lot of the Grandview Pointe...
| Jun 29, 2014
| 12:35 PM
Authorities are investigating the death of a 3-year-old girl whose mother claimed she was struck by a vehicle.
Florida Highway Patrol spokeswoman Sgt. Kim Montes said the agency was looking into the account of Maryanne Schwartz, who called 911 Friday...
| Jun 28, 2014
| 6:27 PM
Two young children in Orange County died just 12 hours apart this weekend after being struck by vehicles in separate incidents, according to Florida Highway Patrol.
A 1-year-old boy was run over Saturday morning in the driveway of a Mosshart Lane home as...
| Jun 24, 2014
| 2:17 PM
Orlando Health doesn't want to become a partner in a bigger hospital chain, after all.
The not-for-profit Orlando-based hospital network announced Wednesday that it will end its explorations begun last fall for a partner for merger or acquisition, and...
| May 23, 2014
| 6:39 AM
| Apr 11, 2014
| 8:37 AM
A man who has been charged with leaving the scene of a deadly hit-and-run crash into a Florida day-care center will be held in jail until at least Monday, when a judge is expected to decide whether he is a flight risk.
Law enforcement agencies had...
| Apr 9, 2014
| 9:23 PM
Joel Rosado sprinted to the scene as soon as he heard the screeches and saw a black Toyota Solara plow into the Goldenrod Road KinderCare, where a 4-year-old girl lay dying and 14 others were injured.
"We could see the teachers were, like, panicking,"...