| Aug 4, 2014
| 7:35 AM
Olive-oil specialty stores in Central Florida are counting on Americans' fascination with the Mediterranean diet and interest in cooking to fuel their bottom lines.
The concept is simple: Offer a variety of oils, allow customers to taste them before...
| Aug 11, 2014
| 4:18 PM
Sylvia Redditt launched her musical career when she was barely a teenager, performing her first piano recital at Boston's Faneuil Hall when she was just 13, family members said. She would go on to inspire countless musical young people as a teacher....
| Aug 10, 2014
| 2:58 PM
School's back for nearly 65,000 Seminole County students starting Monday, and 350,000 more kids in Orange, Lake, Osceola and Volusia counties will head to the classroom in a week.
Here is a look at some of what's new for the 2014-15 academic year in...
| Aug 11, 2014
| 6:13 AM
Five things for today in Orlando and Central Florida: back to school in Seminole; go along for the ride as an eagle learns to hunt; and thousands of old coins were found during the demolition of a house.
It's Monday and some of you are heading back to...
| Aug 7, 2014
| 2:24 PM
Rising prices, stagnant wages and creeping interest rates are pushing Central Florida's new-home buyers into Lake and Osceola counties, where real estate struggled the most during the downturn.
After home prices collapsed starting in 2007, partly...
| Aug 8, 2014
| 10:01 AM
Five things for today in Orlando and Central Florida: a "swatting" call leads to big police response; boy's body identified at notorious reform school; and weekend offerings: beer and art, superhero movies, and handmade mugs.
1. A "swatting" call led...
| 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 8, 2014
| 3:49 AM
TALLAHASSEE — Hoping to avoid a chaotic election delay, lawmakers released a re-drawn congressional map Thursday that would shift the borders of seven U.S. House districts throughout Central Florida.
On the first day of a court-ordered special...
| Aug 3, 2014
| 9:00 PM
Do something about bears
Bears in the zoo are cute. Bears in the cartoons are funny. Bears roaming in my backyard after smashing down my solid-wood fence are neither cute nor funny.
My wife and I have lived in Sweetwater Oaks in Seminole County for...
| Aug 1, 2014
| 4:23 PM
Republican voters in east Seminole County will choose between two conservatives running for the state House who basically agree on the major issues backed by the party.
They both promise more local control of education, better protection of the region's...
| Aug 6, 2014
| 3:49 PM
A month ago, Florida educators unveiled sample questions for the high-stakes, FCAT replacement test and asked teachers and parents to let them know what they thought.
So far, the response has been underwhelming.
Fewer than 30 people have shared...