| Aug 8, 2014
| 1:27 PM
The caller described a bloody murder scene inside an Oviedo home early Friday morning, officials said.
"I just shot my mom," said the caller who claimed to use an AR-15 rifle to kill the woman about 4 a.m., officials said.
The call prompted nearly...
| Aug 3, 2014
| 6:56 AM
Elana Goldstein, 18, went to Israel last month for what's called a "birthright trip": a subsidized visit available to anyone with at least one Jewish parent.
She was greeted with air-raid sirens and exploding rockets.
Another Central Florida woman,...
| 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...
| Jul 30, 2014
| 4:58 PM
Larry Pultz was a tall, strong man, "a John Wayne" right down to his cowboy hat. But he was also a tender-hearted father who insisted on rocking his babies to sleep and a veterinarian who'd get up in the middle of the night to care for a sick animal....
| Jun 27, 2014
| 9:45 AM
Four months after Oviedo guard Qua Harper beat the buzzer with a dramatic 3-point shot from the right wing in a state semifinal win he was Mr. Big Shot again on Thursday night.
The 6-foot-2 rising senior knocked down another 3 from deep in the right...
| 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...
| Jun 20, 2014
| 9:59 AM
TALLAHASSEE – Central Florida voters can expect to witness a handful of heated races for the state Legislature this year.
But the outcomes aren’t likely to place much of a dent in Republican control of the statehouse, even as the region...
| Apr 22, 2014
| 11:04 AM
TALLAHASSEE -- In a $75 billion budget stuffed with hometown goodies, lawmakers Tuesday agreed to fund the expansion of a bike trail through Central Florida, a gun range in Brevard County, and a raft of other pet projects.
Those two projects demonstrate...
| Apr 27, 2014
| 3:48 PM
Forrest Coleman is in a rocking chair on the shaded front porch of the Killarney Station trailhead, gently rocking back and forth. His headphones are around his neck. He's wearing a 2013 Florida Freewheelers Horrible Hundred cycling jersey. There's a long...
| Jun 14, 2014
| 11:26 AM
Eight years ago, Randy Pawlowski was winding down after work one night, channel-surfing, when he flipped on a Diane Sawyer special: Crisis in America's foster-care system.
Pawlowski was in his early 40s. He was single, a dean at what's now called...
| May 15, 2014
| 5:01 PM
When Hagerty athlete Jaquavis 'Qua' Dixon received his first scholarship offer from Akron during practice Wednesday, he was so excited he couldn't even remember the name of the coach who offered him.
"I was so shocked. When he offered me I had to...