| Jul 28, 2014
| 7:36 AM
Five things for today in Orlando and Central Florida.
Happy Monday. It's going to be hot today and this week. Temperatures in Central Florida will soar up to the 100-105 degree range today.
1. A new poll, released this morning shows that Floridians...
| 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 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.
| 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...
| Aug 23, 2014
| 1:52 PM
Maria Fernanda Godinez, a 22-year-old from Cocoa, was out for a drink with friends at downtown Orlando's Vixen Bar early Tuesday morning when a stray bullet ended her life.
The death of a woman who was simply in the wrong place at the wrong time is...
| Aug 26, 2014
| 7:00 AM
It was only last year that the Church Street Exchange building was an empty reminder of better days in downtown Orlando’s entertainment-and-shopping district.
With Tuesday’s grand opening for the Canvs co-working space, however, the...
| Sep 6, 2014
| 2:12 PM
Dust billows and heavy machinery echoes through the construction site on the corner of Church Street and Rio Grande Avenue in Orlando.
It's the home of one of the city's top reclamation projects, a $207 million renovation of the 78-year old Florida...
| Jun 26, 2014
| 9:13 AM
Original post | 8:36 a.m.
Updated | 12:13 p.m.
Jack Seiler and Buddy Dyer are both baby boomers.
They’re both former Democratic members of the Florida Legislature.
They’ve both wanted to serve in statewide elected office.
| Apr 24, 2014
| 1:21 PM
TALLAHASSEE -- With time running out on Florida's lawmaking session, another professional sports tax-break package is headed for a photo finish.
The Legislature is poised to pass a plan that could open the door for Orlando and Miami Major League...
| Jul 22, 2014
| 8:19 AM
Florida Gov. Rick Scott used the Orlando Science Center as a backdrop today to pitch permanent manufacturing tax cuts and increasing science, technology, engineering and math training.
Scott's "Jobs for the Next Generation" statewide tour started...