| Jan 13, 2015
| 4:36 PM
Citing "a paradigm shift in modern-day law enforcement," Orange County Sheriff Jerry Demings said Tuesday that his office is committed to deploying body cameras — if the funding is made available.
Demings won county commissioners' approval to...
| Jan 13, 2015
| 3:40 PM
With private fundraising behind schedule, the next phase of the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts will open at least a year later than planned.
On Tuesday, the arts center received a two-year extension from the Orange County Commission to...
| Dec 16, 2014
| 3:24 PM
Orange County will not appeal a judge's order to hand over computer IP addresses to a citizens group.
Organize Now sued to get the addresses of computers with access to Mayor Teresa Jacobs' Dropbox account.
Jacobs said only her staff has access to...
| Dec 16, 2014
| 4:07 PM
Orange Sheriff Jerry Demings expects his deputies will be wearing body cameras in large numbers by spring.
Demings appeared before the Orange County Commission to make a routine budget request on Tuesday, but Mayor Teresa Jacobs brought up the body-...
| Jan 5, 2015
| 1:58 PM
There's a lot to love about Central Florida.
And a lot that should change. In no particular order, here are 15 New Year's resolutions for Central Florida in 2015:
1. Car line civility. I'm not saying we need to emulate the manners of Maggie Smith's...
| Jan 6, 2015
| 6:37 AM
La alcaldesa Teresa Jacobs organiza la Cumbre Económica del 2015 del Condado de Orange, que abordará la continua expansión de la economía de la región, proyectos relacionadas con el comercio exterior y la nueva iniciativa de promoción para la región de...
| 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...
| 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...
| Dec 24, 2014
| 9:00 PM
"Home for the holidays?" As many of us take that option for granted, there are thousands among us for whom a home is only a dream. Yet, I take heart in our community's new robust commitment to help the homeless across our region.
I'm excited: In...
| 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...
| Dec 3, 2014
| 2:42 PM
Transcript of Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer's "State of the Downtown" speech, delivered Dec. 3, 2014
It’s a great day to be in the City of Orlando!
It’s a great day to be in Downtown Orlando!