| Apr 22, 2014
| 6:27 AM
Seven Central Florida high schools ranked nationally on the "Best High Schools" list put out today by U.S. News. The Osceola County School for the Arts in Kissimmee was the top-ranked local school, with Lyman High in Longwood not far behind.
| Feb 7, 2014
| 12:32 PM
Seminole State College of Florida opens August Wilson's "Gem of the Ocean" on Friday, Feb. 7, at its Sanford-Lake Mary campus, and this Sunday's performance includes a community dialogue on race.
Wilson, the prominent African-American playwright,...
| Feb 7, 2014
| 9:44 PM
In August Wilson's "Gem of the Ocean," the characters speak with reverence of "the light." They want injustice exposed in the light of day. They want to see their true selves in the light of honesty.
So it's a beautiful touch at Seminole State College's...
| Feb 23, 2014
| 6:56 PM
When people think of Florida disasters, hurricanes always comes to mind, but tornadoes have cast their deadly pall on the state as well.
One Sunday night in 1998 became the deadliest tornado event in Florida history, with 12 tornadoes touching down...
| Mar 17, 2014
| 2:45 PM
Who doesn’t love dachshund races? Plus canine games, dog training, agility demonstrations, the Easter Bunny and food trucks.
All will be on hand at a free event for the whole family, including your pets, on Saturday, March 22. Seminole...
| Mar 18, 2014
| 6:49 AM
The final 2013-14 FABC-Source Hoops girls basketball state rankings were released this week, and predictably, state champ Grandview Prep is No. 1 in Class 2A. State semifinalist Palm Beach Lakes finished No. 3 in 7A and 7A regional finalist Nova wound...
| Nov 29, 2013
George Zimmerman was acquitted at his racially charged murder trial in July. He won but at a very steep cost.
Two months ago, he received a $2.5 million bill from his two lead attorneys, Mark O'Mara and Don West.
They had kept track of the time they...
| Jan 22, 2014
| 3:21 PM
The special prosecutor who charged George Zimmerman with second-degree murder in the shooting of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin is the subject of his latest painting, according to a photo posted on Twitter by Zimmerman's brother.
Robert Zimmerman Jr. said...
| Aug 30, 2013
| 3:32 PM
An Orlando auto group, law firm and black fraternity are among those offering $50,000 as a scholarship to four graduating seniors from Trayvon Martin's high school in Miami-Dade County.
The donors, including the Boyland Auto Group and Invictus Law Group,...
| Aug 26, 2013
| 5:29 PM
George Zimmerman, the Neighborhood Watch volunteer who killed Trayvon Martin, plans to ask the state of Florida to cover $200,000 to $300,000 of his legal expenses, his attorney told the Orlando Sentinel Monday evening.
Because Zimmerman was acquitted,...
| Sep 16, 2013
| 3:15 PM
A new study by a coalition of gun-control groups, including Mayors Against Illegal Guns, found that in states that have implemented "stand your ground" laws, the number of justifiable homicides has skyrocketed.
The rate is up 53 percent in 22 states,...