Orlando Sentinel

  • Ted Cruz suspends campaign after Indiana loss
    Tuesday - 05/03/2016 - 09:10 PM

    Ted Cruz, the insurgent Texan whose presidential campaign was fueled by disdain for Washington, dropped out of the 2016 race Tuesday night, removing the last major hurdle in Donald Trump's quest to become the Republican nominee for president.Cruz's decision came after losing overwhelmingly to Trump...

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  • Firefighters rescue mom, baby in Altamonte Springs apartment blaze
    Tuesday - 05/03/2016 - 05:58 PM

    Seminole County firefighters rescued a mother and baby last night from a burning apartment building in Altamonte Springs, they report.Four people were taken to area hospitals: the mother and child plus Altamonte Springs Police Officer Stephanie Gagliardi and a county firefighter, according to...

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  • Missing Orlando teen found in Alabama; Family friend arrested
    Tuesday - 05/03/2016 - 06:55 PM

    An Orlando teen reported missing in April has been found with a family friend in Mobile, Ala., police said.Bladon Rogers, 14, is safe, Orlando police said Tuesday afternoon.The family friend, 29-year-old Christopher Kemp, was arrested on kidnapping charges."Arrangements are being made to return...

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  • Tampa Bay Times buys Tampa Tribune
    Tuesday - 05/03/2016 - 04:03 PM

    ST. PETERSBURG — Florida's largest newspaper, The Tampa Bay Times, said Tuesday it has purchased its main competitor, the Tampa Tribune, ending a decades-long newspaper rivalry. Times chairman and CEO Paul Tash said he intends to create one financially secure, locally owned daily newspaper in the...

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  • Group claims to be sending men into women's restrooms at Target
    Tuesday - 05/03/2016 - 07:52 AM

    As an online petition to boycott Target continues to attract signatures, an American Family Association leader said the organization has sent men into women's bathrooms at Target.The petition, which launched April 20 in response to Target's statement that transgender individuals can use the bathroom...

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  • Crews crash cars for law enforcement, engineer expo
    Tuesday - 05/03/2016 - 02:50 PM

    You could almost feel the metal crunching and glass shattering as the semi-truck's axle snapped and the passenger car nearly disappeared underneath its trailer.When the dust and smoke settled, the car was hardly recognizable, sandwiched between the trailer and another big-rig that slammed into...

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  • SpaceX to launch Japanese satellite, attempt rocket landing
    Tuesday - 05/03/2016 - 12:21 PM

    Japanese television viewers could be in for some improved reception when SpaceX launches a rocket into space early Thursday morning from Florida's Space Coast. A replacement satellite to be sent up by Japanese telecommunications company SKY Perfect JSAT will help the company restock its satellite...

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  • Deputies: 9-year-old injured in drive-by shooting
    Tuesday - 05/03/2016 - 09:42 AM

    A 9-year-old girl was shot in the leg while she was sleeping at a home on 22nd Street near Orange Blossom Trail, according to the Orange County Sheriff's Office.Sheriff's spokeswoman Jane Watrel said a group of people got out of a vehicle around 5:30 a.m.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • Winter Park, schools plan to improve Showalter Field upgrades
    Monday - 05/02/2016 - 06:14 PM

    Orange County Public Schools and the city of Winter Park agreed on a plan to simplify the tricky process of refurbishing Showalter Field, a recreational facility about three miles east of downtown.The new lease agreement, which took effect Sunday, will allow Winter Park to generate the money needed...

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  • Cruz fights for survival in Indiana as Trump eyes knockout
    Monday - 05/02/2016 - 04:41 PM

    Ted Cruz's conservative crusade for the presidency fought for new life Monday ahead of an Indiana vote that could effectively end the GOP's primary season. The fiery Texas senator hinted at an exit strategy, even as he vowed to compete to the end against surging Republican front-runner Donald Trump....

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