On their opening night, the Orlando Magic brought the community together to commemorate a tragedy.And hopefully someday in the not-too-distant future, they will bring us together again to celebrate a championship.The Magic's season-opening, pre-game tribute Wednesday night to the 49 victims who...
I'm standing in a little market that sells an assortment of trinkets like scented wax sachets that come in "pumpkin farmhouse" or "red currant cranberry." A lunch crowd is munching on fried green tomato BLTs or, maybe, mahi tacos.
Suspended Eatonville Mayor Anthony Grant said he is trying to keep up with the actions of town officials, but contends he's being denied access.He sued the town last week in Orange County Court, accusing it of public records law violations.
An Alabama woman had a loaded pistol in her backpack Monday when she tried to enter Disney's Animal Kingdom, officials say. Baleigh Turner, 23, was the second person accused of trying to bring a concealed weapon into one of Disney's parks that day, jail records show.
Wet 'n Wild is winding down. The water park, which will permanently close on Dec. 31, will stop operating Wednesdays and Thursdays starting next week. There will be two exceptions.
A show featuring a new set of projections onto Cinderella Castle will debut soon at Magic Kingdom, Walt Disney World has announced. "Once Upon a Time" will be first seen on Nov.
Google's parent company is halting operations and laying off staff in a number of cities where it once hoped to bring high-speed Internet access by installing new fiber-optic networks. The company also announced that Craig Barratt, a veteran tech executive who led the ambitious — and expensive...
In only a few days, dishes, drinks and more will be rolled out onto the causeway of the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort for its 7th annual Food and Wine Classic.
Kennin Patterson had slim job prospects last year, so he took a job as a kitchen manager for an Orlando tavern. The 53-year-old found himself living on Florida's statutory minimum wage — $8.05 an hour.
In the past, Frank Vogel rarely posted items on the Indiana Pacers' bulletin board in order to inspire Pacers players. He occasionally showed them clips from the "Rocky" movies. Or he just told them he believed in them.
The incoming speaker for the Florida House said Wednesday he intends to hold Sanford Burnham Institute accountable for failing to create jobs it promised in order to get government funding.Rep.
Three people were injured after gunshots erupted in a neighborhood south of the UCF area, according to the Orange County Sheriff's Office. The three people were near a home on Youngstown Avenue when they were shot.
Seminole County is planning to start aerial spraying for the Zika virus after Hurricane Matthew helped boost the area's mosquito population. Officials will be targeting mosquitoes in the eastern areas of the county including Lake Harney, Chuluota, Geneva, and Black Hammock starting Friday at 8...
A medical examiner detected a strong odor of alcohol coming from the bodies of Miami Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez and the two men who died with him in a violent boat crash at Government Cut last month, according to a search warrant released Wednesday. An associate medical examiner told an investigator...
A man who now admits that he tried to cash a counterfeit $1 billion dollar bond in Broward County was duped, his lawyer said. But Hugo Barrios Brecino knows he committed a federal crime and that he should have done more to check whether the document was authentic before trying to cash it, his attorney...
Walking down the street in my old childhood neighborhood was never more exciting than on Halloween night. Ghosts lagged behind princesses while monsters and superheroes laughed together in a spooky utopia.
Frank Vogel remembers the number by heart. Fifty-four. As in the Miami Heat scoring 54 points in the paint against the Orlando Magic on Oct. 18. Sure, the teams played only an exhibition game that night.
Busch Gardens Tampa Bay has decided to close a river rapids ride after four people were killed on a similar water ride at an amusement park in Australia. News outlets report Busch Gardens officials say the Congo River Rapids ride was shut down Tuesday "out of an abundance of caution" while they...
The slow retreats to the dugout and Jon Lester's stares at plate umpire Larry Vanover seemed as tedious as the 71-year wait since the Cubs' last World Series. There was no equalizer Tuesday for the Cubs on a night when Kyle Schwarber made a personally triumphant return from injury and Jason Heyward...
One of three men hurt Tuesday night in a shooting in Parramore has died, Orlando police said. Rodney Watts, 49, died overnight after being injured when gunfire broke out about 8:15 p.m.
Laura Thomé Koch stood in the crowd at Winter Park High School's homecoming pep rally, her arms around family friends, and cried as Cyndi Lauper's "True Colors" played over the speakers as a tribute to her brother, Roger Trindade.
The global gap in earnings between men and women will not be closed for another 170 years if current trends continue, according to a new report from the World Economic Forum.
Osceola County Sheriff's deputies arrested a 52-year-old Kissimmee man who allegedly had sex with underage girls and filmed some of them, officials said. Jesus Rodriguez faces 25 counts of sexual battery, 19 counts of manufacturing child porn, 4 counts of unlawful sex with certain minors and one...
Kona Grill plans to open its new Winter Park Restaurant in November. The Pan-Pacific casual dining restaurant is under construction now at the Lakeside Crossings shopping center on Orlando Avenue south of Morse Boulevard.
In the race to represent Florida in the U.S. Senate, Republican Marco Rubio leads Democrat Patrick Murphy 46 percent to 42 percent, with 12 percent of voters undecided, a Florida Atlantic University poll released Wednesday shows.Rubio, R-West Miami, is seeking a second term in the Senate.
Who’s ahead in Florida? Two presidential polls released Wednesday gave conflicting answers. A survey by Florida Atlantic University found Democrat Hillary Clinton leading Republican Donald Trump by 3 points, 46 to 43 percent.
A 31-year-old man was shot to death this morning after dropping off his son at a school bus stop in their Cocoa neighborhood, police say. Witnesses told Cocoa police the man, whose name hasn't been released, had just dropped off his son and was walking home on Grove Avenue about 7 a.m.
Donald Trump has a slim advantage in Florida as critical independent voters narrowly break his way in the must-win battleground state, a Bloomberg Politics poll shows. The Republican presidential nominee has 45 percent to Democrat Hillary Clinton's 43 percent among likely voters when third-party...
Universal Parks & Resorts' revenue and profit increased in the third quarter, parent company Comcast Corp. reported today. An earnings release this morning credited Universal's Japan and Hollywood theme parks.
A group of white high school students in Mississippi placed a noose around a black student's neck and "yanked backward," according to an NAACP leader, who described the incident Monday and demanded that federal authorities treat it as a hate crime.