| Jul 25, 2014
| 12:06 PM
Two Kissimmee women were killed Friday morning in a crash involving a dump truck and a sedan on Boggy Creek Road in south Orange County.
A preliminary Florida Highway Patrol report shows the victims, driver Maritza Vasquez and passenger Yezenia Morales,...
| Aug 5, 2014
| 6:08 PM
SANFORD — Christopher and Manuel Rodriguez Jr. are twin brothers, born three minutes apart nearly 20 years ago. They grew up together in Altamonte Springs and are practicing Jehovah's Witnesses.
If prosecutors have their way, both will wind up...
| Jul 28, 2014
| 11:54 AM
JOSE E. SANCHEZ, 37, Melbourne Beach, died July 20. Funeraria Porta Coeli, Kissimmee.
NATIVIDAD ALVAREZ, 88, Orlando, died Wednesday. Family Funeral Care, Hunter's Creek.
PABLO ESPINO GONZALEZ, 65, Orlando, died July 19. Funeraria Porta...
| Jul 29, 2014
| 4:37 PM
KATHLEEN TAYLOR, 56, Mims, died Friday. North Brevard Funeral Home, Titusville.
JAKE LERAY BROWN, 38, Mount Dora, died Sunday. Marvin C. Zanders Funeral Home, Apopka.
ALTA M. DESCHENES, 88, Leesburg, died Tuesday. Cremation Choices,...
| Aug 5, 2014
| 10:08 PM
In 2010, three weeks into a new year, Lauren Branch got a call from her mom that made her drop to the floor.
Her mother -- a nurse who had never smoked a day in her life -- had stage 4 lung cancer.
"This wasn't just my mom telling me she had cancer --...
| Aug 11, 2014
DELMA L. CESTERO, 63, Orlando, died Friday. Funeraria Porta Coeli, Kissimmee.
ANA L. DIAZ, 95, Orlando, died Saturday. Family Funeral Care, Hunter's Creek.
ANA JIMENEZ, 60, Winter Garden, died Saturday. Orlando Direct Cremation Service.
| Jul 27, 2014
LEESBURG — For decades, Venetian Gardens was considered the gem of Leesburg. Today, the sparkle has disappeared.
On Monday, city commissioners will get their first look at a plan to spruce up the aging 65-acre park that sits along Lake Harris....
| Aug 10, 2014
JULIA ANITA CHRISTOPHER, 89, Eustis, died Thursday. Harden/Pauli Funeral Home, Eustis.
BENNIE DEITRICH JR., 57, Leesburg, died Wednesday. Baldwin Brothers Cremation Society, Lady Lake.
EDITA LARA, 85, Clermont, died Thursday. Funeraria San...
| Jul 30, 2014
| 12:16 PM
It’s been a while, City Manager Randy Knight noted, since Winter Park raised its property taxes.
“The millage rate of 4.0923 is the same millage rate we’ve had now for six years,” Knight told city commissioners during the July 28...
| Jul 23, 2014
| 4:49 PM
So many people are using the SunRail station in DeBary that commuter-train officials are looking at expanding the parking lot.
SunRail project manager Tawny Olore said she thinks an additional 100 spots need to be added to the 275-space lot, which...
| Jul 21, 2014
| 9:00 PM
When I picked up Friday's Sentinel, the first thing I noticed was the picture of two lesbians kissing. The article on the jet that was shot down in the Ukraine, killing 298 people, was below it on the front page.
I encourage my...
| Aug 6, 2014
| 3:21 PM
SunRail has transformed some once-sleepy train stations into hives of activity during the morning and evening rush hours.
Maitland isn't one of those.
According to July ridership numbers from SunRail, the Maitland station had 3,172 passengers, the...