| May 25, 2014
| 6:58 AM
Hundreds of mostly black kids living in Orlando's Parramore neighborhood may soon be able to walk to their own school.
Orange County Public Schools announced a new school in the low-income community west of downtown Orlando will be built by 2017. ...
| Jun 24, 2014
| 9:27 AM
Jim Thorpe Area High School held graduation ceremonies June 13.
Haley Christine Cope was the valedictorian and Brandon Michael Huffman the salutatorian.
Diplomas were awarded to 161 students.
Nicholas Robert Acker, Jenna Aurea...
| May 24, 2014
| 11:53 AM
The buses converge on Orlando's Parramore neighborhood every school day, picking up about 500 children and spreading them among eight elementary schools as far as 5 miles away.
That morning dance has been the reality for 43 years, since Orange County...
| May 22, 2014
| 6:39 AM
Hurricane season, which starts June 1, will be a major topic this weekend on local public-affairs programs. The lineup:
WKMG-Channel 6 chief meteorologist Tom Sorrells hosts that station's "Flashpoint" at 8 a.m. Sunday. His guests will be Max Mayfield...
| May 12, 2014
| 9:00 PM
David Brotherton felt a special connection when he first purchased Orlando City Soccer Club season tickets in 2012.
He had no idea that he would end up designing the new logo the team will use when it begins play in Major League Soccer next season....
| Apr 27, 2014
| 2:17 PM
Nearly 100 people lived in Parramore Village before City Hall forced them to move and razed their homes — the beginning, they were told, of the neighborhood's rebirth.
Orlando taxpayers spent $1.3 million to relocate the residents, some of whom...
| Feb 20, 2014
| 9:00 AM
When will Daisy Lynum remove her campaign signs?
It's been 10 days since the longtime Orlando City Commissioner dropped out of her re-election campaign, making way for her son Juan Lynum to run for the seat.
And yet her signs haven't budged.
| Jan 11, 2014
A candidate for Orlando City Council has a rap sheet that includes 21 arrests, records show.
Regina Hill, 48, said she has no plans to drop her political campaign for a council seat, despite a history of arrests for drug offenses, multiple DUIs and...
| Sep 19, 2013
| 2:26 PM
Pop icon Rihanna sings about Molly and moonshine.
Rappers Lil Durk and Wiz Khalifa named one of their collaborations "Molly Girl."
And in her hit "We Can't Stop," Miley Cyrus sings of dancing with Molly.
Molly, a drug popular in the club scene,...
| Jun 8, 2013
| 2:50 PM
A large black bear lumbered into Orlando on Saturday for a quiet afternoon in a tree, drawing onlookers and raising a lingering question: Is this the same bear that visited Parramore last year?
The bear is tagged and wildlife officials told police...
| Jun 25, 2013
| 12:13 PM
Congratulations to the Edyth Bush Charitable Foundation, which this month is celebrating a major milestone — 40 years of making Central Florida a better place to live through its philanthropy. Throughout the last four decades, the Edyth Bush...