| May 2, 2014
If you want to throw fuel on a barbecue get-together, start a debate about sauce, the type of meat and the heat source for cooking. Then stand back before you are consumed by the whoosh of the verbal fire.
In North Carolina, folks prefer a vinegar-based...
| May 25, 2014
| 9:00 PM
Former UCF catcher Drew Butera was part of Major League Baseball history for the second time during his career.
Butera caught Josh Beckett's no-hitter for the Dodgers Sunday.
It marked the second time Butera caught a no-hitter during his career. He...
| May 2, 2014
| 2:51 PM
Compassion won out over rhetorical resistance when lawmakers in the final hours of the final day of the state’s annual legislative session agreed to allow some illegal immigrants to obtain law licenses from the Florida Bar.
The matter now goes...
| May 24, 2014
| 8:52 AM
TALLAHASSEE – It was the biggest binge on hometown projects since the pre-Great Recession days.
The Florida Legislature used its best financial outlook in nearly a decade this spring to sprinkle in more taxpayer-funded hometown projects –...
| 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,...
| Jun 16, 2014
| 3:00 PM
Nine Central Florida attorneys were recently certified by the Florida Bar as experts in their field of law.
About 4,600 of Florida's 98,000 lawyers have earned board certification. The state offers 24 specialty areas for board certification, more than...
| 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...
| Apr 10, 2014
| 6:17 AM
Oak Ridge High in Orlando was the top-rated Central Florida high school on the annual "Challenge Index" that recognizes schools that encourage many students to tackle advanced courses. The index, published annually by The Washington Post, ranked Oak Ridge...
| May 9, 2014
SunRail is now speeding riders to various destinations around Central Florida. Several stops offer dining opportunities without the stress of parking a car. Just like the free Lymmo bus that circles downtown Orlando, dining along the rails takes some...
| Jun 10, 2014
| 12:37 PM
The Elephant Bar Restaurant, a fast casual eatery in the Altamonte Mall in Altamonte Springs will close by Thursday of this week, according to a company spokesperson. The Orlando location, 4054 Conroy Road (407-370-6412), will remain open. The "reason for...
| Jun 12, 2014
| 3:18 PM
Orlando's Circle of Friends presents its spring concert, "The Awesome '80s…like totally."
The show features music from Madonna to Bon Jovi to Starship to Billy Joel. The group's publicity says, "We'll be Under Pressure, go to Africa and we'll...