| 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....
| 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...
| 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 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 5, 2014
| 1:12 PM
A board member of Orlando's expressway authority offered to introduce possible investors to the managing partner of a billion-dollar development pegged to a toll road the agency is building, records reviewed by the Orlando Sentinel reveal.
| Apr 1, 2014
| 9:08 AM
TALLAHASSEE -- The Florida House is advancing an ethics reform proposal to impose tighter rules of the road for officials on expressway authorities in some of the state's heaviest-trafficked and problem-plagued metropolitan areas.
A Senate plan (SB 230)...
| Apr 4, 2014
| 1:20 PM
The shows to be presented by Orlando's new Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts in its debut season haven't been announced — but the person in charge of choosing them has resigned.
Judy Joseph, vice president of programming and...
| 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,"...
| Feb 14, 2014
| 4:31 AM
Un nuevo mural en honor a Roberto Clemente, uno más grande que el que fue borrado con pintura negra en circunstancias desconocidas en el campo de las Pequeñas Ligas de Azalea Park, podría ser el próximo capítulo en la historia del parque que esta semana...
| Feb 13, 2014
| 7:48 PM
A new, bigger mural honoring baseball icon Roberto Clemente will rise again over Azalea Park's Little League after someone rolled black paint over one honoring the Puerto Rican humanitarian at a local ball field.
That's what supporters, a league...
| Feb 26, 2014
| 9:37 AM
Perhaps you've seen that Orange County Commissioner Fred Brummer has proposed a slew of changes to the county charter. (If you haven't, check out "Brummer: Overhaul Orange petition process, charter offices.")
I'm not sure who wrote this for Fred (last...