| Apr 7, 2014
| 12:54 PM
Nora Galdiano, executive chef at Hilton Orlando in Altamonte Springs, is one of four chefs competing for the opportunity to represent the ACF Southeast region in a national competition in Kansas City, Mo., July 25-29. The four will compete at Trident...
| Apr 22, 2014
| 1:06 PM
TALLAHASSEE -- Mired in a spat between property owners, the business lobby and local governments, a Senate panel on Tuesday gutted a proposal once hailed as a major step to protect Florida's dying springs.
In a series of amendments, the Senate...
| May 2, 2014
| 4:46 PM
SunRail was running mostly on schedule Friday, although nearly 100 passengers had to wait for another train during the evening ride home because the one they wanted was full.
"This is crazy, man. They need to know better than this. This is going to lose...
| May 18, 2014
| 3:47 PM
The free ride for SunRail ends today, and the real test begins to see how many people will pay to use Central Florida's first commuter train.
SunRail debuted May 1 and didn't charge for its first 12 days. The freebies drew a lot of joy riders, which...
| May 12, 2014
| 8:09 AM
SunRail this morning started gearing up to charge people who board the $1.2 billion system.
Rides have been free since the commuter train's inaugural run May 1, but the base one-way fare of $2 goes into effect Monday, May 19.
Passes now can be...
| Mar 24, 2014
| 9:48 AM
TALLAHASSEE -- A House lawmaker said Monday that Osceola County officials are still hesitant to embrace a plan to merge its tollway authority with those in neighboring Orange, Seminole and Lake counties.
Rep. Bryan Nelson, R-Apopka, got his merger bill,...
| May 4, 2014
SunRail is rolling down the tracks of Central Florida, but a high-tech shuttle service that may prove vital to its success is still in testing, and months away from deployment.
And that's assuming it proves technologically viable.
The FlexBus system...
| Mar 5, 2014
| 6:41 AM
TALLAHASSEE – Florida’s anti-bullying law could be extended beyond the boundaries of schools to online forums under a proposal sparked by a Polk County cyber-bullying case that drew a national media spotlight.
Florida already requires public...
| Apr 17, 2014
| 6:09 PM
Windermere Prep’s girls tennis team tied for second in the Class 1A state tournament Thursday at Red Bug Lake Park in Casselberry.
The Lakers tied American Heritage-Delray with nine points. Miami Ransom Everglades won with 19.
| May 11, 2014
| 1:05 PM
David Bales' fishing rods stand motionless in his shop; his motor boat is gone, sold to a friend after the avid fisherman became too ill to use it anymore.
The longtime Winter Park commercial landscaper, outdoorsman and storyteller died April 29 from...
| Mar 3, 2014
| 4:12 PM
SANFORD — On the third day of an attempted murder trial, a Sanford judge reversed himself and gave "stand your ground" immunity to an Altamonte Springs man who shot another man in a bar fight.
Christopher Roelofsen, 34, had been facing a long...