| Dec 22, 2014
| 7:33 PM
Every year, Cindy Johnson trims a live oak tree with holiday tinsel and bows in memory of her 13-year-old son, who died on Christmas Day in 1996.
The tree in Orlando's College Park neighborhood was just a sapling when she planted it a year after her son,...
| Dec 30, 2014
| 9:00 PM
After 10 years of compiling a list of the "Most Powerful People in Central Florida," I decided it was time for a change.
Partly because the list didn't change much from year to year. Partly because some of the people on the list had power but didn't...
| Jan 2, 2015
| 10:59 AM
Meghan Lynn Shumway took her infant by ambulance early New Year's Day to Florida Hospital Kissimmee after the 2-month-old girl wouldn't stop crying, according to police.
An emergency room doctor found the child had a broken left arm and older...
| Oct 8, 2014
| 1:14 PM
John Hanson quietly and effectively worked to improve quality and accountability in local health care, those who knew him said.
Hanson, 75, of The Villages, died Sept. 22 of complications from Parkinson's disease.
"John was a futurist," said Becky...
| Oct 18, 2014
| 4:16 PM
The Circle K guy helped uncover the truth.
Statements from a convenience-store worker, along with diligent detective work, resulted in charges against a couple in a crash near a busy Volusia County intersection last year that killed a 20-year-old Deltona...
| Oct 22, 2014
| 3:57 PM
Ebola has grabbed national headlines in recent weeks, but it's the time of year when people should be more worried about the flu.
Though Ebola's risk to the general public is low, "we shouldn't forget that there are many viruses that cause illnesses...
| Oct 17, 2014
| 11:38 AM
Florida Hospital's Ebola team held a training on Thursday to learn how to put on and take off new protective gear that they will use in case of a suspected case, the hospital announced on Friday.
The team includes nearly 100 people from hospital areas...
| Oct 15, 2014
| 5:58 PM
With growing concern over the spread of Ebola to two health-care workers in Texas, Florida officials are calling for additional equipment, training and direction to ensure the state is ready if a case is reported here.
On Wednesday, Gov. Rick Scott...
| Oct 30, 2014
| 8:34 AM
Florida Hospital has agreed to a multi-year partnership that will make it the second founding partner -- after Toyota -- for Daytona International Speedway’s $400 million redevelopment project known as Daytona Rising.
One of five new entrances...
| Oct 2, 2014
| 2:51 PM
Congratulations to the winners of the annual Best Bets awards.
Every year, Orlando Sentinel publishes Central Florida's favorite picks of local dining, shopping, services and entertainment -- all chosen by you, our readers.
We're proud to announce...
| Nov 11, 2014
| 3:57 PM
When outreach workers begin placing chronically homeless people in free apartments next year, it won't be hard to figure out who makes the list.
The plan to bring enough permanent supportive housing to Orlando to cut the area's chronically homeless...