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Orange County (Florida)

Orange County (Florida)
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  • Early voting starts Monday in some counties

    Early voting starts Monday in some counties
    Election supervisors, worried that the redistricting brouhaha will confuse voters, have this message: The Aug. 26 primary is still on, and early voting is set to begin in some Central Florida counties starting today. Voters can start casting ballots...
  • Sword attacker admits threatening to kill Obama, blow up courthouse

    Sword attacker admits threatening to kill Obama, blow up courthouse
    A man who attacked a tattoo artist with a sword has admitted that while he was in jail awaiting trial, he threatened to kill President Barack Obama and blow up the Orlando federal courthouse. Jason Lynn Gay, 40, pleaded guilty Wednesday to making...
  • School bus carrying Charlie Crist rear-ended in Orange County, troopers say

    School bus carrying Charlie Crist rear-ended in Orange County, troopers say
    A bus carrying Democratic gubernatorial candidate Charlie Crist was involved in a minor crash on Sand Lake Road in Orange County on Thursday, the Florida Highway Patrol said. Troopers say the bus was westbound on Sandlake at 1:45 p.m. when it slowed to a...
  • Minorities likely to define Central Florida's future

     Minorities likely to define Central Florida's future
    Look into the face of Central Florida's future. His hair is as black and shiny as a polished shoe. He has chocolate-brown eyes. He is 2 days old, his name is Jayson Mendez, and he's the second child of his Hispanic mother. He joins a generation that will...
  • Remembering Charley, the storm that changed us

    Remembering Charley, the storm that changed us
    Ten years ago today none of us had any idea what was about to happen. We woke up in our air-conditioned homes on that 90-degree Thursday, turned on the lights and brewed coffee. We took warm showers and plugged in electric razors and blow dryers. We...
  • Art & History Museums — Maitland's 2014-15 season

     Art & History Museums — Maitland's 2014-15 season
    The A&H Museums — Maitland has an extensive lineup of exhibitions and events, including the return of Art31, its monthlong celebration of art and culture. The A&H also gets into the Charles Dickens spirit, with a yuletide transformation of its...
  • Central Florida gun buybacks collected more than 800 firearms

     Central Florida gun buybacks collected more than 800 firearms
    Hundreds of guns trickled in across Central Florida on Thursday as owners exchanged them for $50 gift cards. The annual gun buyback events hosted by local law enforcement agencies seek to reduce the number of firearms that could fall into criminals'...
  • Intercity rail still a key part of Orlando airport's grand vision

    Over the past few weeks, there's been a lot of discussion about All Aboard Florida, the high-speed passenger rail service designed to link Miami and Orlando. While most of the conversation centers on how the proposed train might affect communities to our...
  • The legacy of Florida's year of 4 hurricanes

    The legacy of Florida's year of 4 hurricanes
    For six weeks, Florida reeled under the assault of four hurricanes. First Charley struck Port Charlotte Aug. 13, 2004, with 150-mph winds. It blasted its way into Central Florida five hours later with winds clocked at 105 mph at Orlando International...
  • Residential activity highest in Lake Nona

    Residential activity highest in Lake Nona
    Residential construction in Lake Nona outpaced that of all other master-planned communities in the four-county Orlando area during the past year, according to a new report. The southeast Orlando development, which includes the Medical City of...
  • Five things for Monday, August 11

    Five things for Monday, August 11
    Five things for today in Orlando and Central Florida: back to school in Seminole; go along for the ride as an eagle learns to hunt; and thousands of old coins were found during the demolition of a house. It's Monday and some of you are heading back to...
  • Universal may start soon on building a fifth hotel

    Universal may start soon on building a fifth hotel
    Documents filed last week with Orange County indicate that construction could be imminent on a fifth Universal Orlando hotel. A "notice of commencement" was filed with the Orange County comptroller's office for excavation work in the same area where,...