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  • 7/30: Deaths in Central Florida

    Brevard KATHLEEN TAYLOR, 56, Mims, died Friday. North Brevard Funeral Home, Titusville. Lake JAKE LERAY BROWN, 38, Mount Dora, died Sunday. Marvin C. Zanders Funeral Home, Apopka. ALTA M. DESCHENES, 88, Leesburg, died Tuesday. Cremation Choices,...
  • Plant cloner goes green to save water

    Plant cloner goes green to save water
    Using a scalpel, sterile lab and recycled rainwater, Randy Strode clones millions of fruit, ornamental and flowering plants every year. Back in the '60s, Strode was a hippie, with a beard, Afro and peace-love-happiness outlook. Then came family and a...
  • State Senate race features longtime rivals

    State Senate race features longtime rivals
    The race for Florida Senate District 12 pits two longtime Democratic rivals against each other: incumbent Geraldine Thompson and former state Sen. Gary Siplin. Two Republicans, Fritz Jackson Seide and Edward DeAguilera, are competing in the Republican...
  • 7/29: Deaths in Central Florida

    Brevard ELLIS BRAMAN, 78, Titusville, died Thursday. North Brevard Funeral Home, Titusville. BARRY BROCKHURST, 74, Titusville, died July 18. North Brevard Funeral Home, Titusville. MARY CHAMBERLAIN, 82, Titusville, died Thursday. North Brevard...
  • Tom Ruby: Popular coach was father figure to many football players

    Tom Ruby coached football at so many Central Florida high schools that he became known as "the Lou Saban of Orlando," after the well-traveled college and NFL coach. And at every stop along the way, he was known as a kind and patient man who mentored and...
  • 'Face Off' has another Orlando contender

    'Face Off' has another Orlando contender
    Syfy's "Face Off" keeps turning to Central Florida. David O'Connell, who is known as "Doc," will be a contender when the special-effects makeup contest returns this month. O'Connell, whose hometown is Coconut Creek, is 26. He has worked in special-...
  • All adoption fees only $15 at Orange Animal Services on Saturday

      Orange County Animal Services' special reduced-fee adoption event this Saturday, May 31, called "Hot Dogs, Cool Cats," takes on added urgency in the wake of the horrific discovery this week of a dogfighting ring in Apopka. Thirty-four dogs,...
  • Headlining Central Florida's legislative candidate list, Siplin says he can't 'leave the game'

    Headlining Central Florida's legislative candidate list, Siplin says he can't 'leave the game'
    TALLAHASSEE – Central Florida voters can expect to witness a handful of heated races for the state Legislature this year. But the outcomes aren’t likely to  place much of a dent in Republican control of the statehouse, even as the region...
  • Scott signs tougher hit-and-run punishment into law

    Scott signs tougher hit-and-run punishment into law
    TALLAHASSEE -- Gov. Rick Scott signed a bill Tuesday that cracks down on hit-and-run drivers in the wake of a 2012 fatal wreck in Miami. The bill (SB 102/HB183) is called the Aaron Cohen Life Protection Act, named after a 35-year-old South Florida man...
  • Ten transfers to watch this college football season

    Ten transfers to watch this college football season
      Jacob Coker’s decision to transfer from Florida State to Alabama provides the Crimson Tide with a talented player that could make an instant impact. Coker leads a group of high-profile transfers who will make an impact on their new respective...
  • Apopka FB-TE Chandler Cox commits to Auburn

    Apopka FB-TE Chandler Cox commits to Auburn
    Apopka fullback/tight end Chandler Cox, who has been leaning hard toward the Auburn University football program from the beginning of his recruitment, committed to the Tigers on Saturday. "I'm so happy right now. It's definitely a dream come true,"...