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  • Central Florida domestic violence hotlines

    If you or someone you know is in an abusive relationship, help is available. Here is a list of Central Florida domestic violence hotlines: Orange County Harbor House, Orlando Hotline number: 407-886-2856 Osceola County Help Now of Osceola County,...
  • Ferguson debacle should spark look at 'Rambo' policing

    Ferguson debacle should spark look at 'Rambo' policing
    Twenty years ago, before World Cup soccer invaded Orlando, then-Orange County Sheriff Kevin Beary had a brain flash for controlling barbarians at the Citrus Bowl gates. He needed a tank. Well, not a tank, really, but a $139,000 armored truck. Beary just...
  • In Audubon vs. Osceola, the county does right by Everglades

    In Audubon vs. Osceola, the county does right by Everglades
    In today's Friday Files, I have some tips to help you vote in next week's primary. But first, we have a good-news update. Last spring, Osceola County made a remarkably bad decision to open up the headwaters of the Everglades to development. It had the...
  • Libraries really are reinventing themselves

    Libraries really are reinventing themselves
    Like everything else disrupted by the Internet, the public library has two choices. There's the straight shot to oblivion, the one now occupied by the phone book, the music store and the printed photo album. Or there is the way of Grumpy Cat....
  • Voters approve extension of half-penny sales tax for schools in Orange

    Voters approve extension of half-penny sales tax for schools in Orange
    Orange County voters on Tuesday agreed to pay for 10 more years of school construction and renovation, continuing a half-penny sales tax that has been in place for more than a decade. Voters also cast ballots in School Board races across Central Florida,...
  • Judicial elections: 5 ways to help you vote

    Around election time, I am inundated with people asking me how they should fill out their ballots for judicial races. It can be difficult - especially since candidates are required to watch what they say. (In fact, I once moderated a forum for...
  • Critter cam: Wildlife captured on motion-sensing, infrared camera

    Critter cam: Wildlife captured on motion-sensing, infrared camera
    I love my "critter cam." The unique wildlife video footage that I capture with my infrared, motion sensor-triggered video camera in my Seminole County backyard is always full of surprises. The night and daytime scenes documented remind me of the...
  • Season Preview 2014: Museums and Learning in Orlando

    Season Preview 2014: Museums and Learning in Orlando
    Listings are subject to change. Please call the venue in advance. Albin Polasek Museum & Sculpture Gardens: The museum is at 633 Osceola Ave., Winter Park. Hours are 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, 1-4 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $5 adults, $4 seniors,...
  • Child welfare worker arrested in Rachel Fryer case

    Child welfare worker arrested in Rachel Fryer case
    The child welfare worker who was supposed to keep safe the children of Rachel Fryer, a Sanford mother now jailed on a charge she murdered her 2-year-old daughter, was arrested Friday, accused of falsifying records. Prosecutors allege that if 27-year-old...
  • Peabody Auditorium

    Peabody Auditorium
    The auditorium, at 600 Auditorium Blvd., Daytona Beach, programs theater, dance, classical and other music, comedy and more. Details: 386-671-3460 or PeabodyDaytona.com. See other listings for programming in non-theater genres. MAMMA MIA!: Nov. 6....
  • Most incumbent judges beat back challengers

    Most incumbent judges beat back challengers
    A slew of county and circuit judgeships were up for grabs when Central Florida voters went to the polls Tuesday, but almost all incumbents held their seats. Voters in Orange and Osceola countieshad the opportunity to dramatically reshape the local...