| Dec 6, 2011
| 5:22 PM
From the time Robert Champion was a 6-year-old kid watching his first parade, he knew his destiny. Awestruck at the sight of a drum major leading a band along the streets of Atlanta, the boy began to beg his parents for any kind of musical instrument he...
| Dec 5, 2011
| 6:40 PM
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida A&M President James Ammons said Monday the university is committed to breaking a conspiracy of silence that has for decades shrouded hazing practices at the school and finally resulted in a band member's death....
| Sep 29, 2011
| 2:36 PM
First responders are doing God's work, serving as angels to help those in need, Orlando Bishop John Noonan said during a special Mass Thursday at St. James Cathedral.
The 10th annual Blue Mass, so called because it is dedicated to police, firefighters,...
| Oct 1, 2011
| 6:45 PM
Bob Sharkey was a thin, short man who could take a very tall drink. He kept a bottle in the tiny newsroom of his weekly paper.
This was well before computers. On Tuesday night they "pasted up'' the news pages, which entailed taking the printed stories...
| Oct 13, 2011
| 6:41 PM
Statistics released by the Orange County Sheriff's Office show a recent spike in vehicle rim and tire thefts, many of which took place in the UCF area.
According to Orange County Sheriff's Office records, a total of 30 tire thefts were reported in east...
| Dec 13, 2011
| 9:00 AM
Three students at Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University were arrested Monday on charges of hazing a freshman so severely that her leg was broken, Tallahassee police said.
James Harris, 22, Aaron Golson, 19, and Sean Hobson, 23, are charged...
| Jun 12, 2011
For the past year, federal agents say, David Kidd and Christopher Grigg traveled almost weekly from their homes in Ohio to Florida, where they — and others working for them — doctor-shopped throughout the state, buying thousands of...
| Jun 12, 2011
| 5:41 PM
On Sept. 20, Dan Phillips broke into his son Chad's bedroom, found the 20-year-old unresponsive from a drug overdose and tried to revive him.
Eight days later, and just a few miles away, Jim Millar picked the lock to his 15-year-old's room and...
| Jun 24, 2011
| 10:21 AM
ORLANDO, Fla. -- Cindy Anthony, the mother of Casey Anthony, tearfully watched a video of her daughter playing with her granddaughter, Caylee Anthony, as her daughter's murder trial resumed Friday.
Casey Anthony, watching the same video from the...
| Feb 11, 2012
| 8:55 PM
Every day, about 20 Florida police cars crash into something: another vehicle, a person, a utility pole. Every year, those crashes kill 20 people, hurt 2,400 others and cause $25 million in property damage, an Orlando Sentinel investigation has found....
| Feb 13, 2012
| 7:59 PM
The wake-up call for the Monroe County Sheriff's Office came the evening of June 22, 2010, when a deputy driving 106 mph on U.S. Highway 1 in Key Largo swerved around a slower vehicle, lost control and crashed into a parked truck.
Deputy Melissa J....
| Feb 24, 2012
| 4:29 AM
The release of the new Nike sneaker at a Florida mall ahead of the NBA All-Star Weekend was canceled Friday after riot police were forced to break up fights among the crowd outside an Orlando store.
Hundreds of people were dispersed from the Foot...