| Apr 23, 2013
| 12:20 PM
Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs filed paperwork Tuesday to run for another four-year term in 2014, records show.
The move comes as little surprise. She has been discussing her re-election plans openly.
The move allows Jacobs to start raising...
| Apr 24, 2013
| 12:55 PM
Four Orange County leaders who lost or deleted phone text messages in the wake of a paid sick time voting controversy were individually added to an open government lawsuit Wednesday.
The legal fight grew out of a paid-sick-time referendum that the group...
| Apr 11, 2013
| 3:34 PM
The head of Orange County's corrections department and one of his chief deputies are out following two scathing internal reports released Thursday that found little oversight within the agency's embattled home-confinement program.
Orange County Mayor...
| Apr 12, 2013
| 1:49 PM
Five lower-level workers named in two blistering internal reviews of Orange County's home confinement program were sent certified letters Friday warning them they could be fired.
The notices trigger an internal discipline review that could result in...
| Apr 15, 2013
| 4:19 PM
The suspect in the killing of a home-invasion witness — whose case sparked scandal in the Orange County Corrections Department — was recently transferred to the Seminole County jail.
Orange County spokesman Steve Triggs said "no incident...
| Mar 19, 2013
| 5:18 PM
Not long ago, Orlando International Airport was talking about a $2.1 billion expansion.
Until this past Sunday anyway, when the Sentinel reporters Dan Tracy and Scott Powers revealed that the numbers just weren't there to justify it — and that the...
| Jun 14, 2013
| 8:55 AM
Mayor Teresa Jacobs used her third State of Orange County speech Friday to push the idea that a 'sustainable' environment was one of the area's three crucial pillars, along with a sound economy and strong sense of community.
"Above all, I believe that...
| Feb 23, 2013
| 10:48 AM
I've never been a "throw-all-the-bums-out" kind of guy.
Though I often write about political chicanery, I rarely respond with a call to boot everyone involved out of office.
That's because it's the rare misdeed that actually merits capital...
| Jun 8, 2013
| 10:31 AM
Three years ago, when Teresa Jacobs was running for Orange County mayor, she made the special interests nervous.
Nowadays, she's making them part of her campaign committee.
Jacobs, once the proud and passionate outsider, is cozying up with insiders...
| Jun 8, 2013
| 5:26 PM
They call it soccer, but the game is really ping-pong.
Major League Soccer and the city of Orlando are in the eHarmony stage, checking out résumés, likes and dislikes, along with financial portfolios.
MLS is smitten with Orlando...
| Jun 1, 2013
| 3:59 PM
In his prime, nobody could curve a soccer ball around a wall of defenders and into the goal like David Beckham.
Thus the famous mantra: "Bend it like Beckham."
Unfortunately for Central Florida's ongoing effort to acquire a Major League Soccer...
| Jun 3, 2013
| 6:58 AM
Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs still has strong favorable marks with likely voters as she launches her re-election bid, a recent poll finds.
Despite being dogged by controversy for months, Jacobs was viewed favorably by 63 percent of likely Orange...