| Sep 24, 2014
| 1:12 PM
A shipment of aluminum sheets from China had to be fumigated at the port of Baltimore this week after a snail species never seen locally before was spotted on the outside of a shipping container, according to U.S. Customs and Border Protection.
| Nov 3, 2014
| 3:00 AM
An investigation into Orlando hotelier Nikesh Patel’s loan business has delayed a formal indictment in the case, authorities said in a recent court filing.
The delay for purposes of investigation raises questions about whether Patel’s...
| Sep 20, 2014
| 12:44 PM
Aside from folks who work or live there, and others who have occasion to visit King-Lincoln Park, few residents are likely to travel down Jefferson Avenue to its terminus at the southern end of Newport News. To get there requires a journey through some of...
| Oct 31, 2014
| 12:18 PM
Lumosity (Free for iOS and Android with a premium option)
What it is: A way to exercise your brain with puzzles, memory games and other mind-stimulating and problem-solving challenges, a great companion for the road.
How it works: After creating an...
| Oct 15, 2014
| 2:16 PM
Facing criminal charges of fraud and a $72 million lawsuit, Orlando businessman Nikesh Patel has agreed to sell five hotels, two multimillion-dollar homes, several luxury brand watches, a Rolls Royce, a Lamborghini, and gold coins.
But Patel hasn’...
| Oct 13, 2014
| 4:55 PM
Embattled businessman Nikesh Patel has resigned from the board of directors for the University of Central Florida Foundation, according to UCF spokesman Chad Binette.
Patel was arrested Sept. 30, after the FBI alleged in an affidavit that he...
| Oct 23, 2014
| 12:30 PM
There’s a ripple effect spreading from the alleged loan fraud of Orlando businessman Nik Patel, who was arrested on Sept. 30 on federal charges that he lied about $179 million in loans he sold through his company First Farmers Financial.
| Oct 24, 2014
| 7:28 AM
Things were bad enough for Rochelle Landers before her well went dry. No job. No money for eye glasses or dentures. And now, for the last month and a half, no water.
Landers, a onetime school secretary, does not live in the parched heart of the state:...
| Oct 23, 2014
| 8:24 AM
Nadine McCrea saw many people in need in her community — and was determined to help.
More than 30 years later, she's still doing so through Community Enhancement Collaboration, the nonprofit she started in her home. The group, based in Hollywood's...
| Oct 22, 2014
| 5:15 AM
From the time I graduated from college and returned to the farm, I have been dealing with government regulations, environmental extremists and animal rights activists.
Over the years I have seen farmers (myself included) negotiate and give in little...
| Sep 19, 2014
| 1:17 PM
Uncle Sam is providing more money to fight the devastating citrus greening, but it may be too late for many South Florida groves.
Some 26 citrus groves operated in Palm Beach County and 16 in Broward, growing oranges, grapefruit, lemons, limes,...