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  • Questions after student fatally shot self

    Questions after student fatally shot self
    Investigators are working with a Sanford boy's family and school officials to understand why the 14-year-old killed himself at a Lake Mary middle school. The Greenwood Lakes Middle School student was found dead in a bathroom stall Wednesday night with a...
  • Newtown Official: Sandy Hook Shooting Donations Divided Town

    The distribution of donations made to Newtown following the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting was so problematic that it has likely left "a permanent fracture in the community," First Selectwoman Pat Llodra said Friday. Llodra and Superintendent...
  • Businesses mobilize for Children's Services Council of Broward

    Businesses mobilize for Children's Services Council of Broward
    Businesses in Broward County are mobilizing to keep funding for children's services they call critical for families, jobs and the local economy. They're pushing for a "Yes" vote on the Nov. 4 ballot to re-authorize a property tax that funds the...
  • Fitness challenge honors 343 firefighters killed in 9/11 attacks

    Fitness challenge honors 343 firefighters killed in 9/11 attacks
    Sheila Tucker Turushina stared ahead at the picture of the World Trade Center's North Tower exploding on Sept. 11, 2001. Turushina, wearing nearly 80 pounds of firefighter turnout gear, took as many steps as she could take in 3 minutes 43 seconds to...
  • Lawmakers Laud New Haven's Effort To End Homelessness

    NEW HAVEN — Advocates who launched an effort in April to line up housing and support services for the city's homeless said Tuesday their new, more systematic approach has been far more successful than in the past. Leigh Shields Church, who ran...
  • New England Air Museum executive director to retire this year

    When Michael P. Speciale became executive director of the New England Air Museum 29 years ago, it was a one-hangar museum that was still recovering from the effects of a tornado in 1979, which decimated its outdoor aircraft collection. Now it is a major...
  • 07/29: Progressions

    Alicia Mandigo was hired as content development manager at Heart of Florida United Way, Orlando. Tommy Boroughs, a partner in the Orlando office of Holland & Knight, received the VALOR Project Award of Excellence from the Orange County Legal Aid...
  • Katie Porta: Disabilities advocate speaks for voiceless

    Katie Porta: Disabilities advocate speaks for voiceless
    Winter Park Memorial Hospital officials had their dukes up, on the defensive. On the line, a caller with an ominous question: “What are you doing at the hospital to my son?" Rather than a straight jab, the caller threw a curve: "My son came home...
  • Molly's solo act: Newly separated, focus is on new book and raising her family

    Molly's solo act: Newly separated, focus is on new book and raising her family
    Molly Shattuck opens the front door of her sprawling brick North Baltimore home in a blur of color and energy. It's 10 a.m. on a gray February day, and she's wearing a tight purple dress that highlights her famously firm physique. Her blond hair is...
  • Many happy returns with free tax prep

    Many happy returns with free tax prep
    In a Peanuts comic, Snoopy wrote to the Internal Revenue Service requesting his subscription be canceled and his name be removed from the mailing list. Since that's not an option, let's look at ways to get your federal income taxes done for free ahead...
  • How to get free or cheap tax help

    Recently a friend of mine posted to Facebook that she is desperately seeking affordable help with her taxes, which are due in just a couple weeks. She is a freelancer with income from many different sources and also has some back taxes to file. If you'...