| Oct 14, 2011
| 3:16 PM
In some corners, police are seen as the bad guys.
Sirens blaring, guns drawn, they haunt inner-city neighborhoods, where kids witness moms, dads and neighbors corralled, cuffed and carted away.
So it is significant that in one little corner of the...
| May 23, 2012
| 4:56 AM
From the 1920’s through the ‘40s, homes in downtown Orlando sprung up with a wide range of architectural styles. This is especially true around Lake Adair and Lake Concord in the College Park neighborhood, the focus of the planned 2013...
| Mar 14, 2012
| 6:35 PM
The shooting death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin by a Neighborhood Watch volunteer got me thinking: Is this what Neighborhood Watch is about these days? Pack heat, forget waiting on the cops and shoot?
No. It turns out that's not the case at all. In...
| Feb 5, 2011
| 8:20 PM
Without a gun, without a knife, without breaking into the bank he preyed upon, a young man in a baseball cap and sunglasses stole thousands of dollars from clueless customers at an Orlando SunTrust.
When he thought no one was looking, police say, he...
| Aug 15, 2011
| 10:25 PM
Edgewater safety Karl Joseph continues to consider six schools as his main focus for upcoming recruiting visits, but one across town gets a lot of his attention for various reasons.
The obvious is distance. UCF is close, although it is nearly 20 miles...
| Jun 26, 2011
| 7:30 PM
Recent hoarding cases in Florida
June: Thirty-ninecats euthanized after being confiscated from filthy home north of Orlando.
June: Nearly 700cats, many ill, removed from sanctuary near High Springs inAlachua County.
April: Twenty-five cats, 5dogs found...
| Dec 2, 2011
| 11:25 AM
I rarely step into a restaurant unless it has been open six weeks. Waiting allows the staff to shake off those wobbly newborn steps and gives me an idea on how an eatery will be driven once the management scrutiny of the initial opening weeks subsides....
| May 25, 2012
| 4:46 PM
Cress (DeLand), 4 Rivers Smokehouse (Winter Park, Longwood, Winter Garden), K Restaurant Wine Bar (Orlando's College Park), Spanish River Grill (New Smyrna Beach), Mi Tomatina (Winter Park), Rusty Spoon (downtown Orlando) and Taverna Opa (Orlando's...
| Jul 4, 2012
| 4:48 PM
David's World Cycle says: “We launch our Bike Sale July 4th through July 27th. Be sure to visit our stores and website to see all the bikes currently on sale. Also in July is our Trek Summer Sale, July 12th through July 23rd, where we will be...
| Oct 20, 2010
| 4:34 AM
Get twice the tricks and twice the treats at the two big theatrical fundraisers coming up: The Orlando Fringe Festivalâs All Hallows 20 for 20 fundraiser, noting the 20th annual festival, is this Saturday, Oct. 23; the Greater Orlando Actors Theater...
| Oct 22, 2010
| 4:34 PM
Carol Swift, the would-be concertgoer quoted in my story today, emailed me this morning toÂ report morning that sheÂ was refunded the money that she spent on her tickets today by her credit card company. So good news for her. The aftermath of last we...
| Nov 12, 2010
| 4:38 PM
In the mood for a holiday homes tour yet? There are a number coming up in early December, which we'll feature in the Sentinel's Style & Homes section on Nov. 20. (If you haven't submitted details about your home tour yet, get it to me ASAP at jpatteson@...