| Aug 14, 2014
| 1:32 PM
Welcome to Freebie Friday, where everything is free.
Community Unity Festival: Backpack giveaway, exercise programs, games, entertainment and a DJ, live music by LA Robinson and Streetlife. 9 a.m. Saturday,...
| Jul 14, 2014
| 8:40 AM
As bank robberies go, this one went by the book.
There was just one problem for armed robbery suspect Jacob Todd Palfrey: A GPS tracker hidden in the money police said he stole from a TD Bank in DeLand.
Palfrey, 34, of Winter Springs and an alleged...
| Aug 1, 2014
| 12:37 PM
It’s been an encouraging sign for the Florida Department of Transportation that they’re already getting the number of riders needed by the end of 2014 to make SunRail a success.
In Winter Park, though, there’s another optimistic sign:...
| Jul 5, 2014
Judging from reader emails, my 2003 Ford Mustang might be more popular than I am.
The unofficial car of the Postcards From Florida column has received plenty of praise for its supporting role in road trips such as a recent excursion on the historic Fort...
| Jul 1, 2014
| 11:50 AM
Florida possesses an embarrassment of riches in luxury accommodations at resorts and hotels, a huge draw for almost everyone vacationing in the state, whether residents or out-of-staters. But the state also has a wealth of more primitive accommodations:...
| Jul 25, 2014
If you thought Trader Joe's caused a traffic jam at the intersection of Morse Boulevard and U.S. Highway 17-92, just wait until Shake Shack opens Wednesday, July 30 in the same Lakeside development in Winter Park.
Shake Shack, a modern spin on the...
| Jul 28, 2014
| 1:26 PM
A man who authorities say robbed a Volusia County bank last year while dressed as Santa Claus pleaded no contest Thursday to robbery.
Mark London, 63, a former manager for a company that provides mall Santa Clauses, also pleaded no contest to displaying...
| Jun 30, 2014
| 5:56 PM
Two months after opening for business, the SunRail commuter train has added, then dropped, a third car to its most popular late afternoon run.
"When we saw that third car … cheers went up," SunRail rider Alice Sproul wrote in an email last week...
| Jul 21, 2014
| 4:22 PM
SunRail leaders agreed Monday to consider expanding the hours of the commuter train to weekends and later at night, but they want to know how expensive the new and improved version might be before making any promises.
"There are more costs. The question...
| Aug 1, 2014
| 4:15 PM
A Port Orange man died Friday after he lost control of his car on Interstate-95 and struck a disabled vehicle and then hit a concrete overpass, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.
The victim was driving southbound shortly after 2 p.m. near the Dunn...
| Jul 30, 2014
| 10:30 AM
The Florida High School Athletic Association soon will undergo the arduous task of realigning 682 member schools into sports districts for the 2015-16 school year and beyond.
FHSAA executive director Roger Dearing anticipates "minimal changes" and not...
| Jul 31, 2014
| 1:47 AM
Where is Lorraine Hatzakorzian's body?
According to Broward prosecutors, there are two people alive who know the answer to that question. Now one of them is promising to reveal the secret as part of a convoluted effort to get his plea deal thrown out....