| Jun 13, 2014
| 3:22 PM
A steamer trunk full of jewelry. Twelve hundred hats. Three chest-high canvas bins overtopped with shoes. Three hundred bags of clothing with everything from military uniforms to lounge robes and old wedding dresses.
They were among more than 20,000...
| Jun 5, 2014
| 7:06 AM
A six-member team from DeLand won first place at the Odyssey of the Mind World Finals held last week at Iowa State University. A team from Princeton Elementary won third place in their category.
The DeLand group turned a broken lawnmower into a Model T,...
| Jun 7, 2014
| 7:52 PM
A year ago Tuesday the first of several hundred Seminole County residents were summoned to the Sanford courthouse for jury selection.
A half-dozen of them ultimately would decide whether former Neighborhood Watch volunteer George Zimmerman was a...
| Jun 4, 2014
| 5:46 AM
Lynne Rigby, a Seminole County mom who teaches online photography classes, typically uses her blog to showcase photos of her five children for friends and family to enjoy. Friday, she posted something very different, a blog entry titled "Why I am...
| Jun 2, 2014
| 1:58 PM
When Gov. Rick Scott signed the state budget today, he made a lot of Central Florida arts groups happy. More than $5 million will benefit arts and cultural programs in Orange, Seminole, Lake, Osceola and Volusia counties under the 2014-15 budget.
| Jun 3, 2014
| 6:00 AM
Disney has named 15 young Central Floridians as Shining Stars in its Dreamers and Doers program, which recognizes children who are community service leaders. The award comes with annual passes for the students and their immediate families.
| May 30, 2014
| 4:13 AM
Fourth-grade FCAT writing scores fell in Seminole County this year, a drop the superintendent says defies immediate explanation but will get a "roll up our sleeves" study. The percentage of county fourth graders who passed the state writing test, 49...
| May 31, 2014
| 5:20 AM
Two teams from Seminole County Public Schools have placed first in the nation for their projects in the SECME engineering competition.
The teams, from Milwee Middle School and Hagerty High School, first had to compete in a regional event held in...
| Jun 2, 2014
| 8:24 AM
Water activities are one of the many pleasures of living in Florida, but they are not without their dangers. As weather and water heat up, the threat of Naegleria fowleri, a brain-eating amoeba that thrives in warm, fresh water, rises.
| Apr 28, 2014
| 11:48 AM
One-hundred yards to go and Special Olympian Monica Hernandez started sprinting.
With a torch extended into the air from her left hand, Hernandez, 26, of Oviedo, crossed the finish line as more than a dozen Seminole County law enforcement officers...
| Apr 29, 2014
| 11:57 AM
State senators on Monday advanced legislation that would more harshly punish Florida teachers who molest or have sex with students.
Enhanced criminal penalties would apply to authority figures -- teachers, coaches, counselors and school volunteers...