| 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,...
| 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 6, 2014
| 3:21 PM
SunRail has transformed some once-sleepy train stations into hives of activity during the morning and evening rush hours.
Maitland isn't one of those.
According to July ridership numbers from SunRail, the Maitland station had 3,172 passengers, the...
| Aug 14, 2014
| 4:45 PM
The silliest story making headlines lately involves the International Drive developer who has announced plans for a "seven-star" hotel.
It reminds me of asking a 4-year-old how many pieces of candy they would like to eat — and the toddler...
| Aug 6, 2014
| 9:44 AM
High-speed gigabit internet access has been rare in Central Florida, but CenturyLink is offering it now in limited commercial areas and some large residential developments.
According to Lisa Willis, marketing manager, CenturyLink gigabit service is...
| Jul 29, 2014
| 5:55 PM
When Orange County voters go to the polls in November, they'll be deciding some key issues that could significantly change the way county elections are held, and also restrict citizens from making their own changes to the county's government charter.
| Jul 21, 2014
| 4:22 PM
SunRail leaders agreed Monday to consider expanding the hours of the commuter train to weekends and later at night, but they want to know how expensive the new and improved version might be before making any promises.
"There are more costs. The question...
| Jul 14, 2014
| 1:56 PM
TALLAHASSEE -- It was noteworthy to some when former Orlando Police Chief Val Demings was making the rounds at Florida Democrats' annual fundraising conference in Westin last month.
That's because her name is surfacing as a potential running mate for...
| Jul 23, 2014
| 5:52 AM
The sole write-in candidate that Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs faces on Nov. 4 told the Orlando Sentinel that he's withdrawing from the race.
If Jeff Tepper follows through and withdraws, that would mean the popular Republican incumbent formally...
| Apr 16, 2014
| 2:19 PM
The Orlando Eye, the 400 foot-tall observation wheel being built on International Drive, should be ready for opening by the spring of 2015.
That's a few months later than developer Chuck Whittall had hoped — he was shooting for Dec. 31 — but...
| Apr 9, 2014
| 9:23 PM
Joel Rosado sprinted to the scene as soon as he heard the screeches and saw a black Toyota Solara plow into the Goldenrod Road KinderCare, where a 4-year-old girl lay dying and 14 others were injured.
"We could see the teachers were, like, panicking,"...