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  • Florida mom accused of refusing child medical care over vegan beliefs

    Florida mom accused of refusing child medical care over vegan beliefs
    A Florida mom has been arrested after police say she refused to give her 12-day-old child medicine or take the newborn to the hospital because doing so would violate her vegan beliefs, according to WESH. Sarah Anne Markham of Casselberry took her son to...
  • Seminole Mom's post on pulling her kid from public elementary school strikes chord with many readers

    Seminole Mom's post on pulling her kid from public elementary school strikes chord with many readers
    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...
  • Teams from DeLand, Orlando win at OM World Finals

    Teams from DeLand, Orlando win at OM World Finals
    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,...
  • Seminole students and coach lead Florida team to National Tournament of Academic Excellence championship

    Seminole students and coach lead Florida team to National Tournament of Academic Excellence championship
    A team that included two Seminole County students and was coached by a Seminole County teacher has won the National Tournament of Academic Excellence. The competition, which has origins in Florida, concluded Tuesday at Walt Disney World's Contemporary...
  • Seminole Health Dept. ends 30 years of pediatric care

    Seminole Health Dept. ends 30 years of pediatric care
    After 30 years of providing pediatric services to the community, the Seminole County health department will stop providing those services as of Aug. 1, health officials announced. The officials cited budgetary shortfalls as well as an abundance of...
  • Trayvon Martin Foundation opens new office

    Trayvon Martin Foundation opens new office
    Florida Memorial University in Miami Gardens is the new home for the Trayvon Martin Foundation. The historically black university hosted a ceremony Thursday that included about 100 people, including local politicians, state representatives and Trayvon's...
  • With tax passed, what now for Seminole's trails?

    With tax passed, what now for Seminole's trails?
    Seminole County voters' approval of a penny sales-tax hike that starts Jan. 1 is good news for the county's trails system. The tax can be used to build new trails, and several plans are in the works. Here's a summary from Seminole public-works official...
  • Low 4th-grade FCAT writing scores raise questions, prompt 'root cause analysis' in Seminole

    Low 4th-grade FCAT writing scores raise questions, prompt 'root cause analysis' in Seminole
    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...
  • Florida transplant: 11 ways you know it

    Florida transplant: 11 ways you know it
    Let's just get the obvious one out of the way: The first way you know you're a Florida transplant is that you weren't born here. You were born in Chicago, New York, Louisville, Philadelphia or Minneapolis. You grew up in Cleveland, Pittsburgh, Kansas...
  • FDLE: Man plotted rape, killings, DVD

     FDLE: Man plotted rape, killings, DVD
    A Longwood man wanting to get his start in the child-pornography business planned to slash the throats of a mother and father so he could drug and rape their 9-year-old daughter, videotape their sex acts and then kill her, too, state law-enforcement...
  • As weather, water warm, health officials caution against brain-eating amoeba

    As weather, water warm, health officials caution against brain-eating amoeba
    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. Thus, health...