| Aug 19, 2014
| 5:05 AM
He still does not understand the loss, why death would claim the stepbrother he considered his closest friend. Each day at the ballpark, Wade Davis slips into a Royals jersey bearing No. 17, the digits of Dustin Huguley. When Davis toes the rubber, he...
| Aug 10, 2014
| 1:18 PM
A Lake Wales man used a kitchen knife to stab a man at a party shortly after midnight this morning.
Haines City Police said officers responded to a call in the 1000 block of Ledwith Avenue in Haines City at about 12:08 a.m. There, they found Wilmer...
| Jun 27, 2014
| 6:54 AM
Top family friendly places to fish, from Takemefishing.org (tinyurl.com/p2nrom7):
1. Lake Berryessa, Pleasure Cove Resort and Marina, Napa Valley, Calif.
2. Bahia Honda State Park, Big Pine Key, Fla.
3. Skyway Fishing Pier State Park, St....
| Jun 25, 2014
| 1:22 PM
The Florida Association of Basketball Coaches’ Central Florida Futures Shootout, Thursday night at Lake Mary Prep, will showcase 20 girls and 20 boys in a doubleheader.
Colonial’s Astaja Tyghter, Cassie Ketchum of Boone, Vernisha Andrews...
| Jun 22, 2014
| 9:43 AM
A few years ago, I pledged to finally make my first visit to Gatorland, the iconic old-school tourist attraction in Orlando.
No, it hasn't happened yet.
As a native Floridian, it pains me to admit that I've never stopped at Gatorland, home to the...
| May 2, 2014
If you want to throw fuel on a barbecue get-together, start a debate about sauce, the type of meat and the heat source for cooking. Then stand back before you are consumed by the whoosh of the verbal fire.
In North Carolina, folks prefer a vinegar-based...
| Jun 2, 2014
| 8:06 PM
Hannah Rogers threw a four-hit shutout, leading Florida to a 5-0 win over Alabama in the opener of the Women’s College World Series championship round Monday in Oklahoma City.
The fifth-seeded Gators (54-12) would clinch the national title with...
| Jun 11, 2014
| 6:37 AM
Bok Tower Gardens' Pink Day will raise money and awareness for breast-cancer research. The event will be 9 a.m. to noon, Saturday.
The Lake Wales attraction's gift shop will have a Pink Plant sale featuring an assortment of Wendy’s Wish salvias...
| May 10, 2014
| 1:12 PM
MIAMI — It won’t go down as a win, but it might as well have just been one for the Miramar football team.
The Patriots outplayed Booker T. Washington in a two-hour spring scrimmage Saturday, and showed the defending national champions...
| May 21, 2014
| 10:30 AM
When Mark Beckford was summoned by the principal at Evans, he only could imagine what prompted the meeting.
Was he in trouble? Was it good news? Was he going to be asked to run an errand?
None of those things. Beckford, a rising senior wide receiver,...
| May 21, 2014
| 2:21 PM
Bishop Moore is returning eight of its offensive players, but there's one glaring absence: RB Jamie Keys.
Before graduating last year, Keys led the Hornets (8-3) in rushing with 161 carries for 922 yards and five touchdowns.
"He's a big player to...