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  • Val Demings sees her stock rising, and growing electoral options

    Val Demings sees her stock rising, and growing electoral options
    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...
  • Florida Legislature opts to re-draw Central Florida congressional map

    Florida Legislature opts to re-draw Central Florida congressional map
    TALLAHASSEE -- The Florida Legislature's Republican leaders said Tuesday they would re-draw two unconstitutional Orlando-area congressional districts provided the courts allowed the new map to take effect in 2016 instead of in this year's midterm...
  • Gators steal recruit from Urban Meyer's backyard; LB Jerome Baker commits

    Gators steal recruit from Urban Meyer's backyard; LB Jerome Baker commits
    Cleveland Benedictine linebacker Jerome Baker shocked Buckeye Nation on Friday when he announced his commitment to the Florida Gators over Ohio State. The gifted 6-foot-2, 210-pound athlete announced his decision during a ceremony at his school. He...
  • Child hospitalized after near-drowning at theme-park-area hotel

    Child hospitalized after near-drowning at theme-park-area hotel
    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...
  • Bulldozers to clear path for Winter Garden brewery

    Bulldozers to clear path for Winter Garden brewery
    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....
  • Sex offender known as 'Candyman' accused of child molestation in Orange County

    Sex offender known as 'Candyman' accused of child molestation in Orange County
    A registered sex offender was arrested Sunday after a 13-year-old girl accused him of touching her inappropriately when she went to his Winter Garden home to buy a soda, Orange County deputies said. Eddie Carter's home on Coscester Street is known as 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...
  • Orange charter schools both struggle, excel on FCAT

    Orange charter schools both struggle, excel on FCAT
    The release of Florida school grades earlier this month was cause for celebration by some charter schools, including several under management by Charter Schools USA. But the grades were a cause for shock, tears and reflection for a number of other local...
  • Montessori of Winter Garden Charter School uses nontraditional teaching methods to reach "A" grade from Florida

    Montessori of Winter Garden Charter School uses nontraditional teaching methods to reach "A" grade from Florida
    An Orange County charter school has earned an A grade from the state of Florida -- without using a typical classroom approach. Montessori of Winter Garden Charter School emphasizes hands-on learning, child-led education and individualized attention...
  • Judge rules Florida congressional map violates Fair Districts standards

    Judge rules Florida congressional map violates Fair Districts standards
    TALLAHASSEE -- Florida's re-drawn congressional map intentionally favors Republicans in violation of the anti-gerrymandering standards voters approved in 2010 and will have to be re-drawn, according to a ruling late Thursday from a Tallahassee judge....
  • Carjacking leads to fatal accident on Florida's Turnpike

    Carjacking leads to fatal accident on Florida's Turnpike
    One teen is dead and another in critical condition after they crashed the car they allegedly carjacked from a man in Oakland. According to Oakland police, Kenneth Tyrone Linton, 19, of Winter Garden, and David Jones, 17, of Oakland, carjacked a man on...