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  • Congressional candidate has faith in technology

    Congressional candidate has faith in technology
    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...
  • Orange domestic violence program expands to rural residents, child welfare cases

    Orange domestic violence program expands to rural residents, child welfare cases
    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...
  • Orlando teen who started book charity group wins national Kohl's award

    Orlando teen who started book charity group wins national Kohl's award
    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,...
  • Bithlo rancher, auctioneer and teacher wins innovation award

    Bithlo rancher, auctioneer and teacher wins innovation award
    "Whaaheewoo." "Mooaaawh." "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,...
  • Spread the word: Salvation Army now in Zellwood

    Spread the word: Salvation Army now in Zellwood
    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...
  • Amateur drifters undeterred by rain

    Amateur drifters undeterred by rain
    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." "Rain doesn't...
  • The heat is on! Where to cool down at splash pads

    The heat is on! Where to cool down at splash pads
    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...
  • Obama carved a “V” for victory in Orange County

     
    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...
  • Holiday hugs

     
    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...
  • Day 1: Cops crash often, ticketed rarely

    Day 1: Cops crash often, ticketed rarely
    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....
  • Sting targets white supremacists: Agents' Nazi 'gang' duped suspects

    Sting targets white supremacists: Agents' Nazi 'gang' duped suspects
    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,...
  • 2011 Central Floridian of the Year: Runners-up

    2011 Central Floridian of the Year: Runners-up
    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...