| Aug 18, 2014
| 4:08 PM
MELBOURNE — In a congressional race that might otherwise be an uneventful re-election stroll for incumbent U.S. Rep. Bill Posey, R-Rockledge, Democratic nominee Gabriel Rothblatt is drawing attention for family connections that are fueling his run...
| Aug 12, 2014
| 2:32 PM
Orange County residents threatened by domestic violence soon will have two additional sites to seek services, the nonprofit organization Harbor House announced this week.
The agency will add programs in both Pine Hills and Bithlo -- and it's launching a...
| Aug 1, 2014
| 6:53 AM
Sarah Dewitz, an Orlando teen who founded a charity called Just 1 Book, has won a $10,000 Kohl's Cares scholarship for her efforts.
She is one of 10 national winners, earning the scholarship for her own college education. Kohl's is also donating $1,...
| Aug 7, 2014
| 2:33 PM
"Whaaheewoo," Hugh Fred Dietrich III called again out his truck window in cowboy singsong that seemed unrelated to his talking voice. "Mooaawh," a cow bellowed back.
Dietrich is a retired Orange County vo-ag teacher,...
| Jul 29, 2014
| 10:37 PM
With some help from a local church, a group of Boy Scouts and Lockheed Martin Corp., the Salvation Army of Orlando has opened an outreach center in Zellwood.
For now, the new office -- at 5538 Jones Ave. -- is open only on Tuesdays from 9:30 a.m. to...
| Jun 1, 2014
| 5:05 PM
An hour before the cars took the track, ducks were swimming in the infield. It rained long and hard on Orlando Speed World's oval track near Bithlo on Sunday, but a rain-slick raceway is no deterrent to the motorsport called "drifting."
| May 20, 2014
| 8:26 PM
With highs soaring into the 90s and summer vacation rapidly approaching, parents who want to keep their kids cool and entertained as they burn off excess energy can hit Central Florida's dozens of splash pads, most free but some with a small fee. Below...
| Nov 23, 2012
| 4:35 PM
President Barack Obama easily carried Orange County, the key to the I-4 corridor, which was key the swing state of Florida, by carving a powerful “V” for victory out of the county's middle. A Political Pulse look at voting patterns on a map of...
| Dec 20, 2012
| 4:36 PM
There are so many altruistic efforts going on this time of year that I thought I'd open up a forum for you, the readers, to offer notes of appreciation to individuals and groups that are doing good deeds. I thought I'd kick it off with hugs to three...
| Feb 11, 2012
| 8:55 PM
Every day, about 20 Florida police cars crash into something: another vehicle, a person, a utility pole. Every year, those crashes kill 20 people, hurt 2,400 others and cause $25 million in property damage, an Orlando Sentinel investigation has found....
| Jul 28, 2012
| 4:53 PM
ST. CLOUD — A neo-Nazi motorcycle gang created by an undercover law-enforcement unit to investigate white supremacists and racist bikers has helped topple two domestic-terrorism groups in Central Florida.
The original investigation began in 2007,...
| Jan 7, 2012
Lucas Boyce: An executive with the Orlando Magic responsible for community relations, Boyce's remarkable life story inspired a reader's nomination for Central Floridian of the Year. Born to a drug-addicted teenage prostitute, he was placed with a foster...