| Aug 6, 2013
| 2:57 PM
Usually, when a mayor steps down after nearly a decade on the job, he will boast of a variety of lofty civic achievements accomplished while he was in office.
The list usually encompasses improved infrastructure, urban renewal, the creation of high-tech...
| Jul 30, 2013
| 5:56 AM
Deniese Esters can't pass Goff's ice cream stand on Orange Blossom Trail without stopping for a cone.
A medium, vanilla cone dipped in chocolate to be exact.
"Every time I drive by," said Esters, who lives in Apopka. " Oh my God, Goff's ice cream, I...
| Jul 23, 2013
| 12:52 PM
The last time Orlando played host to a big-time boxing event was in 1989, when over-the-hill and former heavyweight champion George Foreman fought Manuel Clay De Almeida in the Atlantis Theater at Sea World.
There will be bigger fish in the mix this...
| Aug 29, 2013
| 7:49 AM
UPDATE: Wawa’s promotional gas price of $2.99 per gallon caused lines of cars dozens deep to overflow onto Semoran Boulevard on Thursday. In response, a 7-Eleven and Racetrac about a mile north also lowered their price to $2.99.The two closest to...
| Aug 12, 2013
| 1:45 PM
An all-star game was always part of Jason Siegel's vision when he helped bring the Solar Bears to Orlando.
Mission accomplished. Now Siegel, a managing partner for the ECHL team, wants to create a weeklong "celebration of hockey."
Officials with the...
| Sep 19, 2013
| 1:51 PM
Gov. Rick Scott and Orlando mayor Buddy Dyer joined executives for the grand opening of the Siemens Wind Turbine Service Training Center, Thursday, in Orlando. The 40,000-square-foot training facility, the only of its kind in North and South America,...
| Sep 18, 2013
| 5:09 PM
When it comes to milestone birthdays, blackjack and a successful album by Adele, 21 is a magical number.
But if we're talking raises for elected officials at a time when many people just feel lucky to be employed?
Suddenly, 21 isn't so delightful....
| Sep 14, 2013
| 7:29 PM
Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer, District 3 Commissioner Robert Stuart and Fire Chief John Miller have organized the city's first "large-scale community hands-only CPR/AED training." AED stands for automated external defibrillator. Registration and...
| Sep 13, 2013
| 9:15 PM
It was a night for nostalgia at Bishop Moore, glistening with enough old Orlando allure to draw a standing-room-only crowd that included Mayor Buddy Dyer and other dignitaries to the first Bishop Moore vs. Edgewater varsity football game in 22 years....
| Sep 12, 2013
| 2:23 PM
In local public-affairs programming this weekend:
Ybeth Bruzual explores the shooting of police officers on "Political Connections" at 11 a.m. and 8 p.m. Sunday on Central Florida News 13. Her guests are Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer and Orlando Police Chief...
| Sep 11, 2013
| 2:20 PM
A mysterious, giant aluminum ball has appeared in downtown Orlando.
Local officials aren't saying much, and they've tried to hide it behind a construction fence. But it won't be the last strange object to show up downtown. It's the first of eight large-...
| Jul 23, 2013
| 3:39 PM
The last time Orlando played host to a big-time boxing event was in February of 1989, when over-the-hill and former heavyweight champion George Foreman fought Brazil's Manoel De Almeida in the Atlantis Theater at SeaWorld.
A bloated Foreman could have...