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Seminole County

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  • 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...
  • Primary voters make Crist-Scott battle official

    Primary voters make Crist-Scott battle official
    TALLAHASSEE — Charlie Crist's transformation from Republican governor to Democratic nominee was cemented Tuesday as he easily cruised to the nomination for his old job by his new party. Now voters and donors will be bracing themselves as Crist and...
  • Thompson wins second term on Orange County Commission

    Thompson wins second term on Orange County Commission
    In a primary marked by low turnout, Orange County voters elected Commissioner Jennifer Thompson to a second term Tuesday and sent two other commission races to Nov. 4 runoffs. Thompson will represent District 4 in southeast Orange County for another...
  • Primary election attracts slow, steady stream of voters

    Primary election attracts slow, steady stream of voters
    Turnout was light but steady for the primary election held today across Central Florida and the rest of the state. Polls closed at 7 p.m.  Central Florida voters were choosing candidates for county commissioner, judge and School Board. They'll...
  • Heart association wants teens trained in CPR

    Heart association wants teens trained in CPR
    In an effort to create "a generation of lifesavers," the American Heart Association is pushing for all Florida high-school students to learn CPR before they can graduate. The requirement — already adopted by 19 states, including most of those in...
  • 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...
  • Facebooking Sanford judge formally charged with 'bizarre behavior,' ethics breaches

    Facebooking Sanford judge formally charged with 'bizarre behavior,' ethics breaches
    Sanford Circuit Judge Linda Schoonover, accused of retaliating against a wealthy divorcee for ignoring a Facebook friend request, was charged Monday with a variety of ethics violations by the state agency that polices judges. The most dramatic...
  • Lake Brantley home to Seminole's top principal, assistant principal

    Lake Brantley home to Seminole's top principal, assistant principal
    Seminole County Public Schools has named a principal and assistant principal of the year -- and they are both from Lake Brantley High School. Principal Mike Gaudreau and Assistant Principal Juliene McDonald were honored by the School Board and were also...
  • 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...
  • 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...