At 87, Jane Watkins of Winter Park still has places to go and people to see. She just doesn’t trust herself to navigate the unnerving highways of Central Florida to get there.
Florida's tourism-marketing efforts, which have become part of a prolonged personal battle between the governor and House speaker, are heading --- as expected --- into legislative budget talks. The Senate Transportation, Tourism and Economic Development Appropriations Subcommittee on Tuesday proposed...
In revealing plans to commemorate the lives lost in the June 12 massacre at Pulse nightclub, two of Orlando’s top elected officials made a crucial, five-letter omission, according to city Commissioner Patty Sheehan: LGBTQ.
Walt Disney World may be dipping its toe into a virtual-queue system at its Blizzard Beach and Typhoon Lagoon water parks. The resort began testing a reservation procedure for select attractions on Tuesday.
President Donald Trump is expected to sign an executive order Tuesday aimed at moving forward on his campaign pledge to unravel former President Barack Obama's plan to curb global warming.
TALLAHASSEE -- A controversial proposal intended to slow a planned private passenger-rail service linking Orlando and Miami might have been derailed in the House. The Transportation & Infrastructure Subcommittee on Tuesday declined to hear the proposal (HB 269), which in part sought to give the...
Seminole County Clerk of Courts and Comptroller Grant Maloy is blasting a proposal by county commissioners to strip him of his role in deciding how to invest hundreds of millions of dollars in surplus county funds.
In what police are calling an "ambush," two Miami-Dade police detectives were shot Monday night while conducting surveillance on gang activity. The wounded officers are Terrence White, 47, and Charles Woods, 37, police announced Tuesday morning. White has been with the agency for 26 years and...
U.S. home prices jumped in January from a year earlier at the fastest pace in nearly 2 ½ years, as a tight supply of houses for sale spurred bidding wars in many cities.
Nearly a decade ago, Bill Dillon walked out of a prison cell where he had spent 27 years of his life for a crime he didn’t commit. Dillon had been wrongly convicted by cops and prosecutors in Brevard County who were desperate to solve a gruesome murder.
House Republicans voted overwhelmingly Tuesday, by a margin of 215-205, to repeal a set of landmark privacy protections for Web users, issuing a sweeping rebuke of internet policies enacted under the Obama administration.
From his lab more than 6,000 miles away, UCF archaeologist Scott Branting bears witness to the cultural destruction happening in Syria and northern Iraq. The satellite images that the professor reviews depict pillars toppled over or looters driving up to a palace with their trucks.
Visitors to Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom will go through metal detectors and get bags checked at the Transportation and Ticket Center starting April 3. The center, commonly known as the TTC, is a major hub for Magic Kingdom visitors.
The Country Club of Mount Dora had its restaurant closed by a health official because of roaches found in the kitchen. The Lake County country club restaurant was shut down temporarily because of live and dead roaches throughout the kitchen, including live bugs behind the oven, under cabinets and...
TALLAHASSEE — State Rep. Cary Pigman stepped down Tuesday as chairman of a House health-care panel after being arrested last week on a drunken-driving charge in St. Lucie County. House Speaker Richard Corcoran's office released a statement Tuesday announcing that Pigman, R-Avon Park, will no longer...
TALLAHASSEE – Rep. Scott Plakon, R-Longwood, is making good on his threat to cut the budget for State Attorney Aramis Ayala’s 9th Judicial Circuit office. The House Judiciary Appropriations Subcommittee released an initial budget proposal Monday that would cut Ayala’s office by $1.3 million and...
A 20-year-old man was shot to death at the Windsor Cove apartment complex on Mercy Drive, according to Orlando police. The man was dropped off at Florida Hospital South around 11:55 p.m.
The Trump administration sought to block former acting attorney general Sally Yates from testifying to Congress in the House investigation of links between Russian officials and Donald Trump's presidential campaign, The Washington Post has learned, a position that is likely to further anger Democrats...
Facebook is adding more Snapchat-like features to its app. The company says it wants to let people's cameras "do the talking" as more people are posting photos and videos instead of blocks of text.
One of two boys shot Monday in their family’s Sanford home has died, police say. Branden Christian, 8, was injured in the shooting that also killed his mother, Latina Herring, 35, and critically wounded his brother, grandfather and two others, according to Sanford police.
UCF officials will appear in front of the board that oversees state universities once again on Wednesday to make a case for a 100-bed hospital they’re planning to build in a partnership with for-profit hospital chain HCA.
One of six plans to regulate medical marijuana moved forward in the state House on Tuesday after the first hearing for any of the plans. The bill includes some of the strictest controls on Florida’s nascent medical marijuana industry of any plan offered by the Legislature.
An economic group that was trying to promote Osceola County as a place for higher-paying jobs has disbanded. The Greater Osceola Partnership for Economic Prosperity was a partnership between the county, Kissimmee and St.
A national Catholic advocate is asking Rollins College to intervene in the case of a Christian student suspended by the school after he reportedly got into a religious dispute with a Muslim professor.
A 5-year-old boy is recovering after a rattlesnake bit his finger Saturday at a family member’s house in DeBary. Elijah Vaughn was with his mother at her cousin’s house on Fort Florida Point Road after a funeral.
An executive of a SpaceX customer whose payload will ride on the first voyage of a reused Falcon 9 rocket booster this week says he expects sending up used rockets will become routine within 18 months.
The U.S. Coast Guard Tuesday offloaded about 16 tons of seized cocaine at Port Everglades. According to the agency, the drugs have an estimated wholesale value of about $420 million.
Darden Restaurant’s $780 million deal for value-oriented chain Cheddar’s Scratch Kitchen gives the Orlando-based company room to grow, leaders said Tuesday. “We wanted to make sure we added something to the portfolio that was going to give us strong opportunity into the future,” Darden CEO Gene...
Former officer Nouman Raja is scheduled to go to trial Oct. 30 to face charges for the fatal shooting of stranded motorist Corey Jones, a judge decided Tuesday. Raja will also have to wait until at least May 11 for another hearing to determine whether he must remain on house arrest while awaiting...
The Ferrari driver who allegedly slammed into a motorcycle cop, dragged him along the road and then sped away from the mangled body took just hours to find, as investigators followed a trail of brake fluid into the gated estate of one of Thailand's richest families.