| Apr 23, 2014
| 7:14 AM
TALLAHASSEE -- The next Senate president said Wednesday his chamber had backed off a plan to devote at least $378 million a year to cleaning up pollution-choked springs because Florida voters this fall could make the decision for them.
| 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...
| Mar 20, 2014
| 1:26 PM
TALLAHASSEE -- A plan to merge Central Florida's road-building agencies into one major tolling authority was amended Thursday by the state Senate to address the past pay-to-play culture tainting Orlando's expressway authority.
The bill, SB 230, would...
| Mar 22, 2014
| 6:04 PM
Smart, dedicated and eager, Officer Robert German could have opted to join a large Central Florida police department and climb the ranks.
But German, 31, loved the little southwest Orange County town of Windermere. He wanted to make a difference in...
| 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,...
| Apr 3, 2014
| 1:09 PM
The second season of Pop-Up Pianos culminates Sunday, April 6, with a concert, contest and auction at Sanford's Wayne Densch Performing Arts Center.
The art-and-music event, which begins at 2:30 p.m., is a fundraiser for the Steinway Society of...
| Apr 2, 2014
| 3:18 PM
When Sprint Corp. gave pink slips to 400 call-center workers in Altamonte Springs last month, it gave them a one-week notice — far short of the two months required by federal labor law.
The company said this week, however, that the layoffs,...
| 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....
| Apr 13, 2014
| 6:10 PM
What: State tennis tournament
When/where: Monday-Wednesday — Class 4A competition, Sanlando Park, Altamonte Springs; 2A team (Red Bug Lake Park, Casselberry) and individual (Sylvan Lake Park, Sanford) competition. Wednesday-Friday — 3A...
| Apr 8, 2014
| 6:41 PM
Mary E. Parker's schedule was full in her final days, her calendar lined with appointments as people young and old asked to spend an hour with her to talk, laugh, cry, pray and learn.
At age 94, there was no slowing down for the diminutive great-...
| 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.