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  • Rash of suspicious fires in Orlando, Sanford have investigators on alert

    Rash of suspicious fires in Orlando, Sanford have investigators on alert
    Investigators are alarmed over a recent string of suspected arson fires in downtown Orlando and Sanford — including five this weekend — and are trying to determine if the blazes are linked. On Monday, Orlando fire officials said 12...
  • Authorities arrest man in Seminole arson, seek to question sibling in other fires

     Authorities arrest man in Seminole arson, seek to question sibling in other fires
    State and local investigators said Wednesday that they want to question a man who may know about a string of 11 arson fires that have occurred in the Sanford area since June. When authorities began investigating a handful of fires in downtown Sanford...
  • Orlando firefighters investigate another suspected arson in Thornton Park

    Orlando firefighters investigate another suspected arson in Thornton Park
    Another suspected arson fire at a vacant home in Thornton Park was discovered by a neighbor on Tuesday afternoon, according to the Orlando Fire Department. It's the sixth suspicious fire to be reported between late Saturday and early Sunday and the 13th...
  • Officials: Person of interest in 30 arsons arrested

    Officials: Person of interest in 30 arsons arrested
    A person of interest in nearly 30 arsons throughout Central Florida was arrested Saturday after a chase with Daytona Beach police and a suicide attempt, officials said. Steven Angle, 40, is in the Volusia County Jail on charges of disorderly conduct and...
  • Did 2004 hurricanes strengthen region?

    Did 2004 hurricanes strengthen region?
    The 2004 hurricanes made Central Florida stronger, WKMG-Channel 6 finds in a new special. Chief meteorologist Tom Sorrells hosts the program, "Charley, Frances and Jeanne: 10 Years Later," at 7:30 p.m. Saturday. Reporters Erik von Ancken, Mike...
  • Video: Invoking Bob Dylan for Florida's back-to-school tax holiday

    Video: Invoking Bob Dylan for Florida's back-to-school tax holiday
    Florida's annual back-to-school tax holiday runs this weekend from August 1 to August 3.  Most clothing items, computers and computer accessories are exempted from the state's 6 percent sales tax. But the list for what's exempt and what's taxable is...
  • Fern Creek principal leaves Orange for Lake

    Fern Creek principal leaves Orange for Lake
    Patrick Galatowitsch, the award-winning principal of Fern Creek Elementary, is leaving to become a principal in Lake County. Galatowitsch, who had been with Fern Creek for five years and an Orange County schools administrator for 25 years, is expected...
  • Boiling Crab & Seafood opens in Orlando's Colonialtown

    Boiling Crab & Seafood opens in Orlando's Colonialtown
    Boiling Crab & Seafood has opened in Orlando's Colonialtown. The eatery's menu includes live blue crab, Lousiana crawfish, king crab legs, snow crab legs, Dungeness crab clusters and live golden crab. Po boy sandwiches are stuffed shrimp, oyster,...
  • Wine tastings on the cheap

    Wine tastings on the cheap
    The taste is not the only complex thing about a quality wine. College courses can be taught about the distinctions between regions and wineries in France alone, not to mention the rest of the world. Aside from the actual drinking of the stuff, it's hard...
  • CyclingSavvy classes Sept. 28, Oct. 13

     
    Florida Bicycle Association and Metroplan Orlando offer: Truth & Techniques of Traffic Cycling (classroom session) 6-9 p.m. Friday, Sept. 28 at Metroplan Orlando. Train Your Bike (bike-handling session) 8-11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 13, at the Orlando City...
  • Florida rivers' low profile puts them at risk

    Florida rivers' low profile puts them at risk
    For an imaginary moment, swim with Hueland Todd Brown as he descends into a deep, caramel-colored river, feeling his way with his hands and hoping nothing bites. Brown lives by the Choctawhatchee, a wild river that coils through remote forests in the...
  • The Randolphs: Orlando’s progressive power couple

     
    By Mark Schlueb, Orlando Sentinel The future strength of the Democratic Party in Florida just might live in a tidy bungalow in Orlando's downtown Colonialtown neighborhood. He's a state lawmaker and rising star in Florida's Democratic circles whose jabs...