| Sep 10, 2014
| 5:03 PM
Orange County has settled a civil case with the families of three victims shot in a home invasion two years ago by an assailant accused of trying to silence two of them in a previous case.
Bessman Okafor was already awaiting trial for previously...
| Nov 11, 2014
| 12:31 PM
It was entirely appropriate, Lars Houmann noted, that he would be announcing a plan to fight homelessness on Veteran’s Day.
As Houmann, the CEO and president of Florida Hospital, gathered with city leaders outside the hospital’s emergency...
| Oct 12, 2014
| 1:57 PM
Orange County commissioners will wade into the debate over gay marriage this week.
Gay-rights activists are hoping the commission will sign a friend-of-the-court, or "amicus,'' brief supporting several pending lawsuits that seek to overturn Florida's...
| Aug 16, 2014
| 9:00 PM
To its critics, the U.S. penny has become so insignificant in value that it's not even worth minting any more.
But consider the power of the mighty half-penny in Orange County.
A half-penny sales tax approved by county voters in 2002 will have...
| Aug 19, 2014
| 10:28 AM
The beleaguered Tymber Skan condominium complex is getting a much-needed cash infusion to address nagging public-safety issues.
Orange County commissioners on Tuesday approved an expenditure of $190,000 to go toward paving, boarding up vacant units,...
| Oct 16, 2014
| 6:05 PM
Orlando City Soccer fans know how to show up.
What other Florida fan base would paint their faces, put on wigs, dress up like it's game day, scream for close to two hours, and walk a half mile, all for a groundbreaking ceremony on a Thursday night? ...
| Oct 12, 2014
| 12:09 PM
Liz Molina is dying.
Days, weeks, maybe a month.
It is the tragedy of cervical cancer, which has spread quickly and indiscriminately — kidneys, liver and spleen and her abdominal wall. Only 35, Molina has withered away, down from 138 to 80...
| Sep 30, 2014
| 10:32 AM
If you move away from Central Florida, almost nobody will get your reference to the Appliance Direct guy. Or John Arie, Jr. of "It's HUGE!" fame. Or Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs.
These are our celebrities. They're our elected officials. They appear...
| Jan 2, 2015
| 12:20 PM
In this column, I make it a habit to be open with readers.
I write about my experiences growing up in Central Florida, my family, even my husband's penchant for stinking up our house with vinegar as he preps for barbecue contests.
So this column...
| Sep 28, 2014
| 7:26 AM
Una multitud de sombrillas acompañó a "El Sentinel" en la celebración de sus 13 años, en su tradicional fiesta latina en medio de buena música, obras de arte y lo más importante: sus lectores, quienes acudieron al Lake Concord Park de Casselberry para...
| Dec 23, 2014
| 7:24 PM
Orange County has abandoned a file-sharing service that lets employees work at home, saying it's too risky to use in the wake of a court ruling.
The county's decision was related to a court order requiring Mayor Teresa Jacobs and Orange County...