| Aug 11, 2014
| 5:44 PM
The saga of Tinker Field is going into extra innings.
More than seven months after the announcement of a plan to demolish Orlando's aged ballpark, city commissioners spent hours Monday debating whether to declare it an official historic landmark and, if...
| Aug 4, 2014
| 3:17 PM
The city of Orlando on Monday dropped its eminent-domain fight against a family-owned Parramore church, the lone holdout in the way of the city's plans to build a new Major League Soccer stadium downtown.
Instead, Orlando will move the new $110 million...
| Aug 6, 2014
| 8:36 AM
Sgt. Scott Smith was fully decked out in the kind of gear that SWAT team members wear, but on this occasion there was no crisis or emergency for the Orlando Police Department officer to respond to.
In fact, Smith was expecting a very different kind of...
| Aug 6, 2014
| 12:18 PM
Red Lobster will establish its new headquarters and culinary center in downtown Orlando at CNL Tower 1 next to City Hall.
Red Lobster will have three full floors in the building, plus the culinary center on the first floor, for 300 employees.
| Aug 15, 2014
| 6:31 PM
Running off at the typewriter …
Five greatest days in TV history: (1) John Logie Baird's demonstration of televised moving images in 1926 leads to actual invention of television as we know it; (2) Zenith Corporation creates the first remote...
| Jul 30, 2014
| 12:16 PM
It’s been a while, City Manager Randy Knight noted, since Winter Park raised its property taxes.
“The millage rate of 4.0923 is the same millage rate we’ve had now for six years,” Knight told city commissioners during the July 28...
| Jul 28, 2014
| 1:17 PM
If you own property in Orlando, expect your 2015 tax bill to be higher.
The Orlando City Council voted unanimously Monday to increase the property tax rate by $1, to $6.65 per $1,000 of taxable value. The owner of a home with a taxable value of $200,000...
| Jul 27, 2014
| 3:18 PM
Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer will recommend raising property taxes on Monday, but he wants everyone to know one thing: The tax hike has nothing to do with the big projects he has championed.
The initiatives that started under Dyer's watch — more...
| Jul 23, 2014
| 3:03 PM
UPDATED: Local public-affairs programs this weekend will look at soccer, teen driving, Orlando's mayor, the arts community and Florida politics. The lineup:
Greg Warmoth talks to Phil Rawlins, president of Orlando City Soccer Club, on "Central Florida...
| Jul 29, 2014
| 11:18 AM
I had the chance to ask Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer about the three new hotels being built or planned in the downtown Orlando area.
This boomlet is significant for downtown, especially if you include a fourth project, the new Aloft Downtown Orlando that...
| Jul 31, 2014
| 3:57 AM
Don't be alarmed if you see an army of police and fire officials amid loud booms at Edgewater High School this morning.
It's just a training exercise to test how well local law enforcement officers can work together during public safety threats.