| Jul 29, 2014
| 11:18 AM
I had the chance to ask Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer about the three new hotels being built or planned in the downtown Orlando area.
This boomlet is significant for downtown, especially if you include a fourth project, the new Aloft Downtown Orlando that...
| 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:...
| Oct 21, 2013
| 5:00 AM
The BOGO offers are attracting all types of shoppers at Walmart.
A 6-foot alligator stopped to shop at an Orange County Walmart on Saturday night, forcing employees to lock the door, according to the Orlando Sentinel and media reports.
| Feb 28, 2013
| 2:26 PM
The alligators of Orange Blossom Trail are about to get new neighbors. Gatorland is adding an exhibit called Panther Springs, set to open in April.
The $200,000 attraction will feature a brother-sister pair of big cats named Neiko and Lucy, Florida...
| Oct 4, 2013
| 12:22 PM
What should parents do to protect their children from video voyeurs like the one who shot upskirt videos of young girls at Best Buy?
As the Orange County Sheriff's Office continues to search for a man who shot pictures under little girls' skirts with...
| Oct 8, 2013
| 10:50 AM
The man deputies say stalked young girls and took cellphone photos and videos up their skirts at an Orlando-area Best Buy last month has been arrested.
The Orange County Sheriff's Office arrested 44-year-old James "Jimbo" Jones at his mother's home in...
| Oct 16, 2013
| 1:42 PM
This is the year of quinoa, by decree of the Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations. The ancient grain is prominent in the cookery of many Central and South American countries.
Every time a new ethnic-cooking ingredient comes on the...
| Apr 1, 2013
| 1:22 PM
Pinkberry is promoting Pinkberrygreek in stores nationwide. Pinkberrygreek is fresh, not frozen, all-natural Greek yogurt with no added sugar, thickeners or preservatives and delivers 15 grams of protein per 5-ounce serving. During April, the froyo eatery...
| Apr 19, 2013
| 2:07 PM
A couch-potato kid and his rambunctious dog are at the center of the book selected for the Orlando Sentinel's 2013 One Book One Community reading campaign.
Central Florida children — and the adults in their lives — are encouraged to share...
| May 1, 2013
| 9:30 AM
Charley’s WildFire Grille on the Orange Blossom Trail is moving to Little Lake Bryan in Lake Buena Vista in the summer of 2014. The owner, Talk of the Town Restaurants, has purchased the property and the current building at 6107 S. Orange Blossom...
| May 18, 2013
| 12:12 PM
When people think of gun violence, they typically think of a masked robber or a disturbed young man with an assault rifle and hundreds of rounds of ammunition.
In truth, the most common victim of fatal gun violence is a distraught man who, alone in a...