| Dec 26, 2010
| 2:40 PM
The good news for Central Florida is that 2010 can't be written off entirely as lost to a sour economy.
This year's list of the region's top business stories begins and ends on a positive note.
Joblessness, the housing slump and an overall slow recovery...
| Feb 3, 2011
| 3:35 PM
SAN DIEGO -- SeaWorld trainers won't return to "water work" with killer whales in the new 2011 Shamu show after the death of an animal trainer forced a complete reworking of the marine park's signature attraction, SeaWorld officials said Thursday.
| Mar 4, 2012
| 11:17 AM
Killer in the Pool
By Tim Zimmermann, New Word City, all formats, $2.99
Tim Zimmermann, a correspondent with Outside magazine, has published "Killer in the Pool," an e-book about the 2010 death of Dawn Brancheau, who drowned after a trained killer whale...
| May 31, 2012
| 7:58 AM
SAN DIEGO -- Killer whale trainers at SeaWorld San Diego may have to stay out of the water for good during the marine park's iconic Shamu shows, it was reported Thursday.
An administrative law judge on Wednesday issued a ruling that SeaWorld must find a...
| Jul 10, 2012
| 3:08 PM
SeaWorld Orlando has reintroduced its Dine With Shamu program and has installed changes large and small.
The dining experience returned Monday for theme-park guests after being closed since trainer Dawn Brancheau died when killer whale Tilikum dragged...
| Mar 4, 2010
| 1:00 PM
ORLANDO, FL -- Fire rescue officials in Orange County this morning released the 911 dispatch calls from the SeaWorld Orlando accident that claimed the life of killer whale trainer Dawn Brancheau.
In the first call, a SeaWorld employee is heard telling...
| May 14, 2010
The signature killer whale show, "Believe," at SeaWorld Orlando in Florida has changed dramatically since the tragic death in February of trainer Dawn Brancheau.
Those who sit in the "soak zone," the seats closest to the pool, still get drenched, and the...
| Mar 24, 2010
| 5:12 PM
Attorneys for news organizations and the family of a SeaWorld Orlando trainer killed by a whale told a judge Wednesday that they are willing to try to reach an agreement on access to the videos and photographs depicting the death.
For now, they asked...
| Feb 25, 2010
| 7:57 PM
SeaWorld Orlando said Thursday that it intends to keep Tilikum, the 12,000-pound killer whale that has now been involved in three fatalities in 19 years, but it hasn't decided whether Tilikum will perform in front of audiences again.
The mammoth male...
| Feb 26, 2010
| 3:30 PM
Regardless of what SeaWorld decides as Tilikum's long-term future, a conversation has started within the whale research and advocacy communities about what ought to be done with an orca linked to three human deaths.
Killer whale experts know the giant...
| Feb 26, 2010
| 8:48 PM
Dawn Therese Brancheau, 40, of St. Cloud, formerly of Cedar Lake, Ind., passed away February 24, 2010 doing what she loved.
Inspired as a child after seeing a Shamu show, Brancheau knew at an early age that she wanted to perform with the whales. While...
| Feb 24, 2010
| 9:33 PM
ORLANDO, Fla. â A SeaWorld killer whale snatched a trainer from a poolside platform Wednesday and thrashed the woman around underwater, killing her in front of a horrified audience. It marked the third time the animal had been involved in......