| 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...
| Dec 22, 2013
| 10:02 AM
As Port Canaveral heads into the new year, big changes are underway to establish the port as a cargo destination and to draw more cruise ships.
In January, the port will begin work on deepening its channel to make room for cargo vessels and on...
| May 12, 2014
| 2:08 PM
It's not too often someone asks me to look into the sudden appearance of pink bunnies.
Actually, that's never happened until last week.
A colleague here at the Sentinel called me over to her desk to ask if I knew anything about the pink bunny in Carl...
| 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...
| Jul 20, 2013
| 9:52 AM
The easy part of improving Central Florida's most dangerous roads for pedestrians involves concrete — and officials say that time and money should bring the needed sidewalks, median islands, streetlights and crosswalks.
The tougher part:...
| Aug 6, 2013
| 2:47 PM
Mayor Teresa Jacobs said Tuesday she agreed with an outside consultant's final report that outlined problems and changes needed in the suspended Orange County home-confinement program.
The final report said the pretrial release program should be revived...
| Mar 6, 2013
As controversy continues to swirl around Orange County's troubled home-confinement program, judges have begun removing defendants from its monitoring, citing grave concerns that the program does not function as advertised.
Meanwhile, records released...
| Jan 12, 2013
| 10:59 AM
The Orange County Sheriff's Office is experimenting with two surveillance drones that it hopes to turn loose over Metro Orlando skies this summer.
Sheriff's spokesman Jeff Williamson would not reveal specific uses for the drones, larger versions of...
| Aug 21, 2013
| 5:27 AM
Seminole County is better than Orange County.
What do you think of that Teresa Jacobs?
Seminole County schools are top-notch, the property values are some of the highest in the region and the taxes are low. And with so much untouched land, it really...
| Sep 6, 2013
| 7:39 AM
Harsh words are flying at Orlando’s main road-building agency.
Two days after being accused of violating Florida’s Government in the Sunshine law, board member Marco Pena said in a three-page memo that he is being unfairly maligned for...
| Sep 6, 2013
| 3:37 PM
State Attorney Jeff Ashton intends to investigate a complaint that three board members of Orlando's road-building agency may have broken the law by privately plotting to oust Executive Director Max Crumit from the job he held for nearly two years.