| Jul 14, 2014
| 1:56 PM
TALLAHASSEE -- It was noteworthy to some when former Orlando Police Chief Val Demings was making the rounds at Florida Democrats' annual fundraising conference in Westin last month.
That's because her name is surfacing as a potential running mate for...
| Aug 1, 2014
| 2:44 PM
TALLAHASSEE — A judge on Friday gave the Legislature two weeks to redraw illegally gerrymandered congressional maps, throwing into question when Floridians will vote for their U.S. representatives.
Leon Circuit Judge Terry Lewis also ordered state...
| Jul 24, 2014
| 12:53 PM
A young boy was flown to an Orlando hospital on Thursday after a near-drowning at a theme-park-area resort, Orange County Fire Rescue said.
Rescuers were called to the Liki Tiki Village near Winter Garden about 1:30 p.m. Thursday.
According to the...
| Jul 25, 2014
| 6:30 PM
Bulldozers will make way for a microbrewery in downtown Winter Garden by demolishing an old apartment building on the proposed site Monday morning.
Developers have targeted St. Patrick's Day for the opening of the Crooked Can Brewery at 426 W. Plant St....
| Aug 15, 2014
| 2:58 PM
The Crealdé School of Art moves into its 40th year with a full slate of professional and student artist exhibitions, old favorites such as the annual holiday sale and special exhibits saluting the school's anniversary, Lake Apopka farmworkers and the...
| Jul 31, 2014
| 1:13 PM
Welcome to Freebie Friday, where everything here is free.
Back to school block party
Orlando Fashion Square, 3201 E. Colonial Drive, Orlando, will be giving away $20,000 cash in Back-to-School Bucks, starting Friday at...
| Aug 17, 2014
ISAAC VICKERS, 66, Merritt Island, died Wednesday. Postell's Mortuary, Orlando.
HOWARD MICHAEL BROWN, 54, Leesburg, died Friday. Steverson, Hamlin & Hilbish Funerals and Cremations, Tavares.
BENNIE DEITRICH JR., 57, Leesburg, died...
| Aug 6, 2014
| 9:44 AM
High-speed gigabit internet access has been rare in Central Florida, but CenturyLink is offering it now in limited commercial areas and some large residential developments.
According to Lisa Willis, marketing manager, CenturyLink gigabit service is...
| Jul 4, 2014
| 3:45 PM
SunRail has exceeded ridership estimates in its early months of operation, and it's exceeding expectations in another way, too.
The commuter train is being credited with boosting the bottom line for businesses near the Winter Park station, which is...
| Aug 10, 2014
The Food Truck Bazaar Orlando: 6-9 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 10; 3201 E. Colonial Drive (in front of Macy's at Orlando Fashion Square mall); TheFoodTruckBazaar.com
The Food Truck Bazaar St. Cloud: 5-8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 15; 1221 12th St., St. Cloud;...
| Aug 10, 2014
| 4:02 PM
GAINESVILLE — Marcell Harris is approaching his first legitimate college football season with a combination of angst and vigor, the kind of combustion that strikes fear into opponents.
The angst he feels is not overbearing, yet lingers from an...