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Seminole County

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  • ER doctor killed in Seminole County wrong-way crash remembered by colleagues

    The doctors and nurses in the emergency room at Florida Regional Hospital often deal with death and tragedy. But on Saturday they had to deal with the death on one of their own. Dr. David Briones, 57, was killed early Saturday when he was struck by...
  • 08/18: Business events

    Chamber Oviedo-Winter Springs: Bagels and Business event featuring the three candidates running for Seminole County School Board, District 1: Frank D. Curcio, Jeff Bauer, and Rich Sloane, 8-9:30 a.m. Aug. 20, Oviedo Mall Community Room, 1700 Oviedo...
  • It's time to do more than shoo Fake Homeless People

    Much like a G-rated version of HBO's "Taxicab Confessions," the chatter of children in their car seats makes for riveting entertainment. Picture the scene: a 6-year-old (Miss R) and a 5-year-old (Miss M) in my Infiniti on a recent spin. Miss R: "These...
  • Schools aim for restaurant-style service in lunchrooms

    Schools aim for restaurant-style service in lunchrooms
    No one would confuse the cafeteria line at Crystal Lake Elementary in Seminole County with a restaurant. But that hasn't stopped the school from aiming for a "restaurant-quality" experience. That includes using black plastic ware and serving split-top...
  • 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...
  • First-day jitters for new teachers, students around Central Florida

    First-day jitters for new teachers, students around Central Florida
    At Grand Avenue Primary Learning Center in Orlando, Maddie Ginder tapped the knee of a kindergartner sitting cross-legged on a primary-colored rug. "See how she's sitting?" Ginder told her 19 students Monday. "We're going to call this criss-cross...
  • Man questioned in nearly 30 arsons has lengthy criminal record

    Man questioned in nearly 30 arsons has lengthy criminal record
    Steven Wayne Angle, who authorities say may know about a rash of 28 arson fires in Orlando, Sanford and Daytona Beach, is no stranger to handcuffs and a jail cell. Since 1992, the 40-year-old unemployed Sanford man has been arrested 24 times in Central...
  • 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....
  • Rabies alert issued for Lake Mary area

    State health officials today issued a rabies alert for the Lake Mary area after a raccoon that attacked a resident and her dog was recently captured and tested positive for the virus. The raccoon was found in a neighborhood between Lake Mary Boulevard...
  • DOJ civil-rights probe in Zimmerman-Trayvon case continues

    DOJ civil-rights probe in Zimmerman-Trayvon case continues
    In Washington 21/2 years ago, the nation's top civil-rights enforcer, Thomas Perez at the U.S. Department of Justice, sat down with Sanford's mayor, city manager and U.S. Rep. Corrine Brown and promised to investigate whether Trayvon Martin was the victim...