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  • Want to paddle Wekiva River? See 4 rental options

    Want to paddle Wekiva River? See 4 rental options
    So you're ready to paddle the Wekiva River, but where to rent a canoe or kayak? And what else is there to do? Here are four options. Click the name of each location for its website: Wekiwa Springs State Park: The park concession rents canoes or single...
  • Apopka gun battle survivor gets 15 years in prison

     Apopka gun battle survivor gets 15 years in prison
    Jermal Chambers likely will be safer in federal prison than home in Apopka, where he survived two gun battles last year, records show. Chambers, 26, received a 15-year sentence on Friday for illegal possession of firearms and ammunition by a convicted...
  • Apopka teen arrested in Lady Lake purse snatching that left woman injured

    Apopka teen arrested in Lady Lake purse snatching that left woman injured
    LADY LAKE — An Apopka teen has been arrested in connection with a purse-snatching in January that left an elderly woman with serious injuries requiring long-term rehabilitation, police said. Deaundre D. Green, 17, was identified as the "primary...
  • Weather: Storms are pounding Central Florida

    Weather: Storms are pounding Central Florida
    Parts of Central Florida are under a storm advisory right now. A significant weather advisory is in effect for strong wind gusts over eastern Lake County, northwestern Orange County, Seminole County and southwest Volusia County. National Weather Service...
  • Maynard Evans doesn't deserve to have name on a high school

    The debate over where to put Maynard Evans High School has raged for several years, but so far, no one has questioned whether a new school in a new location deserves a new name. Maynard Evans was a highly respected druggist who served as a member of the...
  • The Prospector: Rash of decommits should not concern Gators, yet

    The Prospector: Rash of decommits should not concern Gators, yet
    Something has been steaming up from the bowels of the Swamp lately, and for most Gator fans, it does not smell good. UF recruits have been wavering on their loyalties and that, coupled with a fan base not accustomed to going through a 4-8 football...
  • Absentee-ballot race is on as Dems, GOP court faithful

    Absentee-ballot race is on as Dems, GOP court faithful
    Absentee ballots are becoming increasingly popular, as tens of thousands of them were sent to Central Florida voters last week for the upcoming primary race. While Republicans still run strong in this arena, Democrats are gaining ground. In Orange...
  • 7/23: Deaths in Central Florida

    Brevard BEVERLY IRVINE, 73, Titusville, died Sunday. North Brevard Funeral Home, Titusville. JEAN PUSKARICH, 91, Titusville, died Saturday. North Brevard Funeral Home, Titusville. JAMES JOSEPH VACANTI, 45, Mims, died July 15. A Community Funeral...
  • 7/27: Deaths in Central Florida

    Brevard DAVID MILLER, 59, Cocoa, died July 8. Gail & Wynn's Mortuary, Orlando. Lake MABLE BURNS, 91, Clermont, died Monday. Baldwin Brothers Cremation Society, Lady Lake. HECTOR GARCIA, 97, Sorrento, died Friday. Hamlin & Hilbish Funeral...
  • Not everyone happy with longer day facing 33 schools

    Not everyone happy with longer day facing 33 schools
    Thirty three Central Florida elementary schools must extend their day by an hour when school starts next month, a plan some say will boost reading skills but others fear will leave young students sapped and overworked. The 33 schools — on campuses...
  • Medical-pot growers could truck product to patients, new rule says

    Medical-pot growers could truck product to patients, new rule says
    TALLAHASSE — Florida marijuana dispensers could truck their product to patients, under a revised rule proposed by health regulators in advance of a workshop Friday about the state's legalization of a limited type of medical pot. Despite complaints...