| Mar 19, 2014
| 6:40 AM
Seminole County school leaders pleaded with Gov. Rick Scott this week to fix Florida's confusing "scholar" diploma rules and the resulting "senseless retroactive testing" of students. In a letter sent this week, they asked him to exempt this year's...
| Apr 14, 2014
| 1:15 PM
Despite testimony that authorities consider Robert Corchado a "severe threat" to flee the country, a judge on Monday declined to raise the bond of the man accused in the KinderCare crash that killed a 4-year-old girl last week.
Orange County Senior...
| Apr 4, 2014
| 3:37 PM
An aspiring chef from Seminole County is one of two young cooks who will compete for the title of 2014 American Culinary Federation Southeast Region Student Chef of the Year. The competition takes place at Trident Technical College, North Charleston, S.C....
| May 14, 2014
| 8:51 AM
Most of us with children in school are counting down the days until this school year wraps up and summer begins. But if you have a soon-to-be kindergartner, local educators want you thinking about next school year before those vacation days kick in....
| Feb 26, 2014
| 5:14 AM
Meet the members of the Orlando Sentinel Culinary Hall of Fame. Our definition of a culinary professional is broad because the food and beverage industry requires a variety of skills and interests. In addition to chefs, the achievements are reflected in...
| May 6, 2014
| 5:46 AM
Special Needs Shelter Registration for Seniors
The recent storms that hit the Florida Panhandle area have reminded us of the approaching hurricane season. The Atlantic Hurricane season runs from June 1 to November 30.
For some in Central Florida,...
| Apr 19, 2014
| 9:00 PM
Bad news, bears:
Game over. See you later, alligator.
You have much in common with that species. Neither of you plays nice with humans sometimes. Or is it the other way around?
I'm not blaming you guys for the trouble you've caused...
| Mar 10, 2014
| 12:33 PM
Central Florida school leaders fear the state is rushing to roll out FCAT's replacement and a new school grading system. They worry the result will be more schools with lousy grades next year and a public that doesn't understand why their neighborhood...
| May 15, 2014
| 6:56 AM
Three hundred elementary schools -- and likely at least a handful in Central Florida -- will have to add an hour to their day next year, using the time for extra reading instruction, under the budget the Florida Legislature just approved. For the past two...
| 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...
| Apr 9, 2014
| 9:23 PM
Joel Rosado sprinted to the scene as soon as he heard the screeches and saw a black Toyota Solara plow into the Goldenrod Road KinderCare, where a 4-year-old girl lay dying and 14 others were injured.
"We could see the teachers were, like, panicking,"...