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Seminole County

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  • Seminole banks on new youth sports complex to help local economy

    Seminole banks on new youth sports complex to help local economy
    Seminole County is about to enter the big leagues of youth sports — joining a multibillion-dollar industry that caters to a growing army of families who travel across the country to watch their kids compete in sports tournaments. The county's...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • FCAT reading exam trips up Chinese student

    FCAT reading exam trips up Chinese student
    Jiaqi Chu arrived in the United States four years ago from China, starting ninth grade as a 14-year-old whose only English was the memorized phrase, "Hi. How are you? I am good." He finished 12th grade in May with a 3.6 grade-point average, cum-laude...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Plakon fundraiser drawing Seminole GOP brass

    Plakon fundraiser drawing Seminole GOP brass
    Scott Plakon's bid for the Florida House of Represntatives is about to line up most of the top Republican brass in Seminole County to host a fundraiser next week. The fundraiser will be held at the home of Republican fundraisers Louis and Sehba...
  • Classes resume in most Fl districts, with Orange projected to lead state in student growth

    Classes resume in most Fl districts, with Orange projected to lead state in student growth
    Most Florida public school students  -- more than 2.7 million of them -- started the 2014-15 school year today. It is a school year that is forecast to be one of limited enrollment growth statewide, but Orange County public schools are expected to be a...
  • 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...