Charges have been dropped in at least 18 central Florida criminal cases and hundreds more could be reviewed while authorities investigate a sheriff's deputy who investigators say was caught on his own body camera taking $100 bills from a DUI...
17 hours ago
A Falcon 9 rocket from Elon Musk’s Space Exploration Technologies Corporation, or SpaceX, was launched at the John F. Kennedy Space Center in Florida on Sunday, carrying supplies, experiments and cargo to the International Space Station.
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At a campaign-style rally in Florida on Saturday, President Trump issued a sharp critique of Europe’s refugee policies, ticking off a list of places that have been struck by terrorists. But he also mentioned Sweden, which has not been a target of recent...
21 hours ago
Aleksander Barkov scored the go-ahead goal 15 seconds into the third period, Roberto Luongo made 33 saves and the Florida Panthers beat the Los Angeles Kings 3-2 for their fourth straight win
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Local tech experts disagree over whether Central Florida’s large tech-related companies should feel an obligation to boost Orlando’s startup companies, whether through contracts or mentorship. Connecting startups to big established companies is a common...
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When the Hall of Presidents reopens at Walt Disney World, an animatronic version of President Trump will be there. Beyond that, the company hasn’t said what his role in the Magic Kingdom attraction will be.  Among the unanswered questions: Will the new...
Yesterday
The Orlando Magic opened this season with high hopes. General Manager Rob Hennigan said the franchise expected to make the playoffs. Frank Vogel, the new coach, said the Magic would “be a team that has a shoot-for-the-moon mentality, a dream-big...
Yesterday
A planned SpaceX launch Saturday was scrubbed 13 seconds before it was expected to lift off. The move came after CEO Elon Musk on Friday night took to Twitter to announce that it “looks like we are go for launch.” The new window for the mission, which...
2/18/2017
If a push to bring a sewer system to Oakland is successful, the tiny town could be flush with development. Town Manager Dennis Foltz said Oakland could double in population to more than 5,000 residents in five years or less and new businesses could boost...
2/18/2017
Gov. Rick Scott regularly posts on Twitter to applaud companies for creating jobs.  When Hurricane Matthew skirted up the Atlantic Coast in October, Central Florida counties blanketed social media — including Twitter, Facebook and NextDoor — with...
2/18/2017
Brush fires have posed a threat to Central Florida all week —  leading to evacuations, lost homes and a path of destruction spanning thousands of acres.  Throughout the week, fires have started in Orange, Seminole, Brevard, Flagler, Polk and Marion...
2/17/2017
SpaceX COO Gwynne Shotwell has helped launch dozens of rockets into space, but she says Saturday’s mission from Florida’s Space Coast might top them all. “This is probably the most exciting launch for me at SpaceX, both because it’s with NASA and because...
2/17/2017
Four years ago, the Sentinel revealed that Universal Orlando — a theme-park company booming with the success of Harry Potter — had taken more than $2 million in tax breaks intended for impoverished “high-crime” neighborhoods. It was ridiculous. The only...
2/17/2017
2016 saw a spike in violent crime in Pine Hills and surrounding neighborhoods within County Commissioner Victoria Siplin’s District 6, prompting Orange County law enforcement to increase patrols in the area. To do her part, Siplin decided to...
2/17/2017
TALLAHASSEE – Governments in Central Florida are spending at least $1.5 million to lobby the state this year, although the true figure is likely higher because all the numbers aren’t in yet.  House Speaker Richard Corcoran has set up a system to track...
2/17/2017
View the latest Orange County Jail mug shots by clicking here Disclaimer: These photographs and charges are provided by Orange County Corrections of people booked into the Orange County Jail during the past 30 days. They have not been convicted of the...
2/17/2017
The Universal Orlando theme park resort has received millions of dollars in tax breaks aimed at neighborhoods blighted by crime. Now, legislation moving through the state House would ax the program that provides those state tax cuts. The same bill that...
2/16/2017
It’s no surprise that President Donald Trump’s first campaign-style rally since becoming president is scheduled for Florida. The rally, set for 5 p.m. Saturday at the Orlando-Melbourne International Airport in Melbourne, is just 100 miles from the...
2/16/2017