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Orange County (Florida)

Orange County (Florida)
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  • 70 women vie for Miss Florida USA crown

    70 women vie for Miss Florida USA crown
    There's a lot of beauty pageants that clamber for your attention throughout the year, and the latest is the Miss Florida USA pageant, which will crown a new Miss Florida USA this Saturday in Fort Lauderdale. There are 70 contestants from around the...
  • Restaurant review: Cooper's Hawk in Orlando

    Restaurant review: Cooper's Hawk  in Orlando
    Cooper's Hawk Winery & Restaurant is the newest addition to the Waterford Lakes Town Center enclave. What makes Cooper's stand apart from the usual chains that thrive in east Orange County is its format: A combo platter of dining destination, winery,...
  • Marco Pena says he listened to wrong people while on Orlando expressway board

    Marco Pena says he listened to wrong people while on Orlando expressway board
    Marco Pena wanted to do the right thing when he joined Orlando's expressway authority board last summer, but he listened to the wrong people, he told investigators who spent nine months probing the agency. "Well, I think you learn from these...
  • Parramore residents await answers about new school

    Parramore residents await answers about new school
    Parramore residents have a lot of unanswered questions about the new school being planned for their neighborhood, and they are frustrated that they aren't getting answers. "Who can transfer kids there? How many can it hold? Where will it be located?"...
  • LaRunne Richardson: Man in Pine Hills triple-murder arson gets no bond

    LaRunne Richardson: Man in Pine Hills triple-murder arson gets no bond
    A man suspected of having a role in an apartment fire that killed a 29-year-old woman and her two young nephews in March was ordered held without bond during his first court appearance Thursday. LaRunne Richardson is facing three counts of first-...
  • National HIV Testing Day -- what's your status?

    National HIV Testing Day -- what's your status?
    Here's a scary thought: One in six people who are HIV-positive are not aware of it. That means they're not getting the treatment they need to stay healthy -- and that they may pass the virus on to others unknowingly. But Friday marks the 20th annual...
  • Osceola toll road into Orange hits snags

    Osceola toll road into Orange hits snags
    A proposed Osceola County toll road expansion that could snake into Orange County faces temporary delays amid mounting opposition from Orange leaders and residents. Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs said Tuesday that she's received assurances from...
  • Headlining Central Florida's legislative candidate list, Siplin says he can't 'leave the game'

    Headlining Central Florida's legislative candidate list, Siplin says he can't 'leave the game'
    TALLAHASSEE – Central Florida voters can expect to witness a handful of heated races for the state Legislature this year. But the outcomes aren’t likely to  place much of a dent in Republican control of the statehouse, even as the region...
  • Former Gov. Charlie Crist stumps on education, gets schooled on VAM

    Former Gov. Charlie Crist stumps on education, gets schooled on VAM
    Former Gov. Charlie Crist learned a thing or two about Florida education during a brief campaign stop to meet with a group of Orange County teachers Tuesday afternoon. After arriving for a press conference outside the Ronald Blocker Educational...
  • Stewart asks Jacobs to back gay marriage, mayor stays mum

    Stewart asks Jacobs to back gay marriage, mayor stays mum
    State Rep. Linda Stewart, D-Orlando, has asked Republican Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs to support the legal fight to overturn Florida's ban on gay marriage. Orlando elected leaders, led by Democratic Mayor Buddy Dyer, recently voted 5-2 to file a...
  • Local lawmakers, Orange PTA to urge Scott to veto voucher bill

    Local lawmakers, Orange PTA to urge Scott to veto voucher bill
    Two Central Florida state lawmakers and the Orange County Council of PTA's plan a press conference this afternoon in opposition to the voucher bill that hit Gov. Rick Scott's desk last week. Like other opponents, the two Democratic lawmakers and the PTA...
  • Law gives homeowner-board members new emergency powers

    Law gives homeowner-board members new emergency powers
    Homeowner-association board members throughout Florida will have more leeway to raise fees and make contracts with new emergency powers granted by the Legislature. When the governor declares a state of emergency, such as during a hurricane, board members...