| Jul 7, 2014
| 5:59 AM
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...
| 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...
| Jul 14, 2014
| 8:40 AM
As bank robberies go, this one went by the book.
There was just one problem for armed robbery suspect Jacob Todd Palfrey: A GPS tracker hidden in the money police said he stole from a TD Bank in DeLand.
Palfrey, 34, of Winter Springs and an alleged...
| May 14, 2014
| 8:51 AM
Most of us with children in school are counting down the days until this school year wraps up and summer begins. But if you have a soon-to-be kindergartner, local educators want you thinking about next school year before those vacation days kick in....
| May 6, 2014
| 5:46 AM
Special Needs Shelter Registration for Seniors
The recent storms that hit the Florida Panhandle area have reminded us of the approaching hurricane season. The Atlantic Hurricane season runs from June 1 to November 30.
For some in Central Florida,...
| 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 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...
| May 15, 2014
| 6:56 AM
Three hundred elementary schools -- and likely at least a handful in Central Florida -- will have to add an hour to their day next year, using the time for extra reading instruction, under the budget the Florida Legislature just approved. For the past two...
| 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 4, 2014
| 3:37 PM
An aspiring chef from Seminole County is one of two young cooks who will compete for the title of 2014 American Culinary Federation Southeast Region Student Chef of the Year. The competition takes place at Trident Technical College, North Charleston, S.C....
| 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...