| Aug 20, 2013
| 5:55 PM
She is 46, a teacher, wife, mother — and prisoner in her own home.
In the past two years, she has called Orlando police 39 times, whenever her son has turned violent. At 19, his 250-pound body — with a third-grader's maturity —...
| Aug 19, 2013
| 4:49 AM
Rev. Al Sharpton defended his role in the controversial Trayvon Martin case during a church sermon Sunday, the Daytona Beach News-Journal is reporting.
Sharpton's 45-minute sermon was part of the 10th anniversary celebrations of Rev. L. Ronald Durham'...
| Aug 18, 2013
TALLAHASSEE — Politicians hatch deals, trade favors and occasionally get caught enriching themselves or pimping out public resources for political support.
Former Brevard County clerk Mitch Needelman's arrest this week on bribery and bid-...
| Aug 26, 2013
| 5:29 PM
George Zimmerman, the Neighborhood Watch volunteer who killed Trayvon Martin, plans to ask the state of Florida to cover $200,000 to $300,000 of his legal expenses, his attorney told the Orlando Sentinel Monday evening.
Because Zimmerman was acquitted,...
| Aug 27, 2013
| 12:57 PM
2012 final Super Six: Boys —- 1. Wekiva, 2. Hagerty, 3. Daytona Beach Mainland, 4. Circle Christian, 5. Seminole, 6. Colonial. Girls — 1. Orlando University, 2. West Orange, 3. Oviedo, 4. Ocoee, 5. Colonial, 6. Lyman
State champions: William...
| Aug 14, 2013
| 9:28 AM
Only seven of Florida's 67 school districts, so far, are taking part in Florida's new teacher debit card program. Sen. Darren Soto, D-Orlando, blamed the lackluster participating on the cards' slow roll out and said he'd push for changes next year, our...
| Jul 21, 2013
| 4:00 PM
After George Zimmerman was acquitted in the slaying of Trayvon Martin, Stevie Wonder declared that he would never again perform in Florida or in any state with a "stand your ground" law. Over the last week, moral outrage over the reckless expansion of...
| Aug 11, 2013
| 10:02 AM
This week includes the anniversary of "the wildest celebration" in all of Orlando's "long and colorful history." That's how the Orlando Sentinel described it the next day: Aug. 15, 1945.
On Aug. 14, some 500,000 people had poured into Times Square in...
| Aug 11, 2013
| 5:18 PM
He said "A man's home is his castle; It always has been and so it remains"
But he holds the keys in a fist of rage
His home is his castle
And mine is a cage
"A Man's Home is His Castle," by Faith Hill
This time, when she stirred from blackness,...
| Aug 8, 2013
| 3:42 PM
One of the region's rare economic-development engines – SunRail – has spurred few new apartments, shops or offices along its route as the commuter-train system prepares to roll out nine months from now.
Just north of downtown Orlando, a 248-...
| Jul 12, 2013
| 1:12 PM
Seminole County Sheriff Don Eslinger gathered with Sanford's police chief shortly after jurors began deliberating George Zimmerman's fate, and issued a stern warning to the public:
"We will not tolerate anyone who uses this verdict to violate the law."...