| Jan 6, 2015
| 10:53 AM
When the invitation to the "Vowed and Proud" same-sex wedding ceremony went out from City Hall, it included most City Council members' names.
The official invite to the mass ceremony performed on the steps of City Hall was missing the names of two...
| Jan 6, 2015
| 5:03 PM
Six years after Florida voters banned same-sex marriage, scores of gay and lesbian couples across the state lined up Tuesday to tie the knot.
The historic day, following months of court battles and delays, was marked by celebrations across Central...
| Dec 30, 2014
| 3:33 PM
This is a nostalgic look back at the sports year. Before we get going, a note to fans of Danica Patrick, Kim Jong Un and Will Muschamp's gameplans.
Except for the stuff about Jameis Winston being a North Korean spy, this is largely satirical. So as...
| Jan 8, 2015
| 1:42 PM
Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer and other leaders will gather in front of the downtown Orlando Utilities Commission headquarters Friday, 2 p.m., to launch the city's first bike share program.
Although the bikes have been available since last weekend in several...
| Jan 8, 2015
| 6:12 PM
Today's Friday Files have something for everyone — from sports talk and baby names to political beat-downs and some Jimmy Buffett intel.
A Washington smackdown. We start with Congressman Daniel Webster, the Orlando Republican who thought he would...
| Jan 9, 2015
| 8:45 AM
The Copa America could be coming to Orlando.
Orlando City, the Central Florida Sports Commission and Orlando Venues have partnered to put in a bid to host games in the 2016 Copa America Centenario, a major international tournament featuring the top...
| Dec 18, 2014
| 4:20 PM
I wanted to kick off today's Friday Files with some long-awaited praise.
In the past week, both Orlando police Chief John Mina and Orange County Sheriff Jerry Demings have pledged to make wearable cameras standard-issue gear for their officers and...
| Nov 19, 2014
| 2:06 PM
The Orlando Magic have reached a deal to buy one of the oldest homeless shelters in Orlando to make way for the team's planned $200 million entertainment complex.
The Magic will pay the Orlando Union Rescue Mission $3 million for the property on Central...
| Nov 20, 2014
| 11:34 AM
With Orlando city leaders celebrating the grand opening of the reinvented Citrus Bowl, visual opportunities abounded during the colorful ceremony marking the moment, Wednesday. Standing on the steps at the stadium's new staircase entrance on the northeast...
| Nov 21, 2014
| 9:00 PM
This week's grand reopening of Orlando's 78-year-old Citrus Bowl stadium kicks off another new set of opportunities for entertainment and economic development in Central Florida.
Today's college football game between rivals Florida A&M and Bethune...
| Dec 5, 2014
| 4:59 PM
Running off at the typewriter …
Is anybody surprised that Tiger Woods is moving his Hero World Challenge tournament out of Orlando and to the Bahamas starting next year? Sadly, it's par, er, bogey for the course.
I've said it before and I'll...