| May 20, 2013
| 10:53 AM
It's not a matter of "if", it's a matter of "when" Central Florida will fall victim to a hurricane strike.
Should you evacuate as the storm nears? The answer depends largely on where you live, the intensity of the storm, from where it's coming and its...
| Oct 13, 2012
| 2:16 PM
Angelo and Mary Virgona left their Apopka home for Orlando armed with a map, a GPS and a cellphone.
More than 30 hours later, 91-year-old Virgona and his wife, who is 88, pulled into a gas station 150 miles away, disoriented, hungry and tired.
| Aug 17, 2013
What's in a name?
Consider the origins of Yeehaw Junction, an unincorporated rural community in southern Osceola County that boasts one of Florida's iconic roadside attractions. Even for longtime Floridians, the Yeehaw Junction exit on Florida's...
| Oct 23, 2012
| 6:45 AM
In a packed gymnasium in this tiny town off I-75, just south of the Florida Turnpike merge, Keanu Neal sat shyly at a table on the stage last Thursday.
Banners proclaiming him an All-American were draped behind him.
Hundreds of adoring fans filled...
| Dec 30, 2012
In a dozen years, Florida will celebrate the bicentennial of its capital city, Tallahassee -- diminutively known as “Tally.”
Spain ceded what Ralph Waldo Emerson later called “a grotesque place of land speculators and...
| Sep 13, 2013
| 1:00 PM
Miami Marlins' President David Samson is taking a swing at acting.
"I've been acting for 40 years," says Samson, laughing. "I've always liked it. I've always studied it."
But this time it's a role outside of Major League Baseball. Samson will portray...
| Jul 26, 2013
| 3:53 AM
"I thought she was playin'," the tow truck driver told deputies.
However, she was New York-bound and dtermined to get there.
The tow truck operator responded to a call to help a stranded motorist on Thursday morning when her rental car...
| Jul 2, 2013
| 12:43 PM
Hollywood sits between Fort Lauderdale and Miami and has mostly escaped the new ritziness of the former and the trendiness of the latter. Yes, Hollywood Beach recently got a face-lift, including an attractive sea wall along the Broadwalk. But the people...
| May 9, 2013
| 6:54 AM
Twenty bucks a year -- the projected average household property tax increase -- is a small price to pay for long-awaited regionalization of 911 calls in Broward.
Here’s the problem: Tuesday’s agreement between the county and cities has a big...
| Apr 10, 2013
| 4:15 AM
The soup's on!
On the run, that is.
A Florida Highway Patrol trooper busted Eusebio Diaz Acosta, 51, of Orlando, the driver of a stolen tractor-trailer for the alleged heist of the truck on Florida's Turnpike in Tamarac. The trailer had been hauling...
| Oct 8, 2012
Ron Yuter, vice president of Ansca Homes, is giving a tour of one of the models at Isola Bella Estates, the company's single-family-home community in Lake Worth.
Among the first stops is the kitchen.
Yuter smiles as he points out the stainless-steel,...
| Mar 14, 2013
| 12:16 PM
Canyon Trails by GL Homes, the popular single-family-home community in Boynton Beach, offers the perfect family lifestyle.
Three stunning collections of residences, priced from the $330,000s to the $630,000s, are available, with all featuring...