| Aug 11, 2014
| 5:58 PM
With new supplies in cubbies and soft music playing in the background, teacher Jana Spitalnick chatted with her fifth-graders about what they did during the summer, their favorite things and what they hope to learn in school this year.
| Aug 21, 2014
| 9:23 AM
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...
| Aug 13, 2014
| 2:48 PM
The Florida Supreme Court has cleared the way for a Seminole County lesbian to get visitation rights with her 6 1/2-year-old son, a boy she legally adopted after he was born to her female partner.
The couple broke up, and the birth mother moved her...
| Aug 19, 2014
| 12:22 PM
SANFORD — A judge has ordered Sanford's hospital to hand over medical records for a 21-year-old Deltona man whose blood-alcohol level indicates he was drunk when he plowed into the back of a Buick driven by a New Smyrna Beach man last year.
| Aug 14, 2014
| 2:11 PM
Investigators in Florida and Seminole County are not the only ones looking for Steven Wayne Angle, who they think may have knowledge about the recent string of arson fires in Sanford.
Georgia authorities recently issued an arrest warrant for Angle for...
| Aug 18, 2014
| 8:46 AM
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...
| Aug 13, 2014
| 2:08 PM
Facebook has already gotten one Seminole County judge in hot water. Now it's at the center of another dispute, this time with a different Sanford judge, one just fined $25,000 for unethical behavior.
Seminole County Judge Debra Krause last week urged...
| Aug 18, 2014
| 9:43 AM
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...
| Aug 16, 2014
| 9:00 PM
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...
| Aug 7, 2014
| 9:02 AM
TALLAHASSEE -- Lawmakers released a re-drawn congressional map Thursday which would shift the contours of seven U.S. House districts spread throughout Central Florida.
On the first day of a court-ordered special session, House Speaker Will Weatherford,...
| Aug 17, 2014
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...