| Feb 13, 2014
| 7:48 PM
A new, bigger mural honoring baseball icon Roberto Clemente will rise again over Azalea Park's Little League after someone rolled black paint over one honoring the Puerto Rican humanitarian at a local ball field.
That's what supporters, a league...
| Feb 10, 2014
| 8:09 PM
Like many people living in Metro Orlando, government officials hire financial advisers to suggest the best ways for their administrations to save, spend and borrow money.
Right now, one firm, PFM, is advising the heaviest-spending governments and...
| Feb 10, 2014
| 2:55 PM
Orange County's push to open up more local soccer fields for the public has barely begun, yet it's already sparking concern from local youth leagues over who will get to play on them and when.
To get public financing for a new $84 million downtown...
| Jan 23, 2014
| 10:53 AM
News 13 anchor Ybeth Bruzual will be on two weekend public-affairs programs this weekend: Her own and one on PBS station WUCF. Her show, "Political Connections," could have the weekend's most controversial guest.
Bruzual talks to political analysts...
| Jan 29, 2014
| 8:21 AM
Mayor Teresa Jacobs has distanced the Orange County government from the city of Orlando's recent move to condemn church property that it needs downtown to build a new professional soccer stadium.
Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer and city leaders, amid little...
| Jan 28, 2014
| 8:38 AM
Mayor Teresa Jacobs said Tuesday that it if a state police probe drags on much longer, it may be time for Gov. Rick Scott to reconsider his appointments to Orlando's toll road agency in order to avoid delaying the board's pending work.
"It may be that...
| Jan 30, 2014
| 8:12 AM
Former House Speaker-designate Chris Dorworth wants another Republican -- possibly fellow former lawmaker Steve Precourt -- to take on Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs in her fall re-election race.
Failing that, the lawmaker-turned lobbyist said he...
| Feb 5, 2014
| 12:52 PM
Orange County mayoral candidates Val Demings and Teresa Jacobs are staying largely out of the fight on whether historic Tinker Field should be demolished to make way for Citrus Bowl upgrades.
Some critics have stepped up to stop the destruction of the...
| Feb 6, 2014
| 11:18 AM
Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs' campaign team blasted her opponent Val Demings for taking $50,000 from the state Democratic Party, saying it injected "a high level of partisan politics" into the race.
Earlier in the day Demings announced she had...
| Feb 7, 2014
| 9:00 PM
If a baseball scorekeeper were ruling on Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer's handling of the fate of the city's historic Tinker Field, he'd come to an obvious judgment: Error.
For the record, we don't oppose the mayor's plan to replace the rundown, 91-year-old...
| Dec 17, 2013
| 1:30 PM
TALLAHASSEE -- Orange County Democrats have gone with a youth movement to try and recruit candidates and raise cash.
Carlos Smith, 32, a 2003 University of Central Florida graduate, has been tapped to replace Tax Collector Scott Randolph as Orange...
| Jan 16, 2014
| 11:46 AM
Interior designer Ted Maines and his partner Jeff Miller are hosting the first major fundraiser for Orange County mayoral candidate Val Demings next week.
Demings is taking on well-funded incumbent Mayor Teresa Jacobs in the fall.
Maines said he's...