| Jun 6, 2014
| 8:40 AM
Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs strode into her fourth State of the County address Friday carrying a string of recent political victories, and touted a "transformation" taking place amid the local economy and culture.
While a major recession drove...
| 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...
| Jun 3, 2014
| 11:54 AM
Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs has turned to "American Idol" for a little help with her State of the County Address.
Jacobs has invited Emily Piriz, a Top 13 finalist on "Idol" this past season, to sing the national anthem at the event. The State...
| 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 15, 2014
| 5:58 AM
updated 5:10 p.m. 04/15/14 with full story on the issue. The full text of Lew Oliver's apology follows at the bottom.
Orange County’s Republican chairman Lew Oliver issued an apology for comments he made about Puerto Rico last week, yet many...
| 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,"...
| Apr 30, 2014
| 2:52 PM
Go ahead, Central Florida, sit back, relax and enjoy the view from your seat on SunRail.
Today is a day to celebrate.
The new $1.2 billion commuter train will begin shuttling passengers for the first time.
Metro Orlando joins urban trendsetters such...
| Apr 30, 2014
| 9:00 PM
This morning, the first wave of official passengers boards Central Florida's new commuter train line. Riders will notice brightly painted locomotives bearing a sunshiny logo that reads "SunRail."
SunRail — short for the Little Engine That Could....
| Apr 24, 2014
| 3:24 PM
TALLAHASSEE -- Despite an indictment of one board member, a legislative plan to blow up Metro Orlando's expressway authority and impose new ethical rules on its successor has stalled in the Florida House days before the Legislature adjourns.
The plan to...
| Mar 20, 2014
| 1:26 PM
TALLAHASSEE -- A plan to merge Central Florida's road-building agencies into one major tolling authority was amended Thursday by the state Senate to address the past pay-to-play culture tainting Orlando's expressway authority.
The bill, SB 230, would...
| May 22, 2014
| 6:39 AM
Hurricane season, which starts June 1, will be a major topic this weekend on local public-affairs programs. The lineup:
WKMG-Channel 6 chief meteorologist Tom Sorrells hosts that station's "Flashpoint" at 8 a.m. Sunday. His guests will be Max Mayfield...