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  • Test kitchen bonus: Florida blueberry recipes and where to pick fruit

    Test kitchen bonus: Florida blueberry recipes and where to pick fruit
    Here are three recipes that showcase Florida blueberries, plus a list at the end on where to pick fruit in Central Florida. Save the first recipe for your Fourth of July celebrations. But before I send you out to the market and into the kitchen, here's my...
  • Windermere mourns slain police Officer Robert German

    Windermere mourns slain police Officer Robert German
    Smart, dedicated and eager, Officer Robert German could have opted to join a large Central Florida police department and climb the ranks. But German, 31, loved the little southwest Orange County town of Windermere. He wanted to make a difference in...
  • Orange School Board: We won't buy land for high schools in rural settlements

    Orange School Board: We won't buy land for high schools in rural settlements
    Orange County's school leaders on Tuesday adopted a resolution promising not to buy any more land for high schools in rural settlements. The district is in a fight with the county commissioners over whether it will be allowed to build a high school on...
  • DOE reminds Orange clock is ticking on teacher raises, requests plan be finalized by end of May

    DOE reminds Orange clock is ticking on teacher raises, requests plan be finalized by end of May
    Gov. Rick Scott last year used a visit to an Orange County school to announce plans to give Florida teachers raises. He returned to to the same campus on "victory tour" a few months later, touting the money the Florida Legislature had earmarked...
  • District track champs include Victor, Nelson, Jernigan, Whitney

    District track champs include Victor, Nelson, Jernigan, Whitney
    Celebration senior Jhonny Victor won the boys high jump (6 feet, 8 inches) and long jump (22-6) and placed second in the triple jump (44-7) to highlight a Class 4A, District 5 track and field meet that was interrupted by inclement weather, but completed, ...
  • Schedule for this weekend's Dr. Phillips boys volleyball tournament

    Schedule for this weekend's Dr. Phillips boys volleyball tournament
    Tournament to be held at the Orlando Sports Center 6700 Kingspointe Parkway 32819   Premier Division Pool Play – Friday/Saturday Friday – Pool A, Court 1) Lyman vs. Cypress Creek, 5 p.m.; Apopka vs. Boca Raton Spanish River, 6; Apopka...
  • Spring football: Linebackers to watch in 2014 | Video

    Spring football: Linebackers to watch in 2014 | Video
    Charles King and Chris Hays discuss some of the best high school linebackers to watch in 2014. Here's a list of players we talk about, in order of video (all seniors-to-be, unless otherwise noted):   — Marcus Brunson, Mainland, 6-0, 210 —...
  • From 10 to 1, we count down the area's best spring football matchups

    From 10 to 1, we count down the area's best spring football matchups
    The results of spring football games don't count — in the standings, that is. They matter to fans who want to see their schools do well. They matter to players, who could be fighting for playing time in the fall and want to impress coaches....
  • Barbecue guide covers Orlando, Central Florida

    Barbecue guide covers Orlando, Central Florida
    If you want to throw fuel on a barbecue get-together, start a debate about sauce, the type of meat and the heat source for cooking. Then stand back before you are consumed by the whoosh of the verbal fire. In North Carolina, folks prefer a vinegar-based...
  • Spring football games schedule and results

    Spring football games schedule and results
    Thursday, May 15 Foundation 28, Orangewood Christian 7 Lake Minneola 28, Lecanto 0 Oak Ridge at Lake Nona, canceled (weather) Friday, May 16 Naples St. John Neumann 34, Master’s Academy 0 Mount Dora Bible 34, Legacy Charter 14 Chiefland 28,...
  • Looking back: The deadliest night of tornadoes in Florida history

    Looking back: The deadliest night of tornadoes in Florida history
    When people think of Florida disasters, hurricanes always comes to mind, but tornadoes have cast their deadly pall on the state as well. One Sunday night in 1998 became the deadliest tornado event in Florida history, with 12 tornadoes touching down...
  • Currency traders indicted on federal fraud charges

    Currency traders indicted on federal fraud charges
    A federal grand jury in Orlando has indicted two former brokerage executives on charges of running a currency-trading fraud scheme that bilked investors out of more than $11 million, prosecutors said Thursday. Donovan G. Davis Jr. of Palm Bay and Blayne...