Orlando

Trump thanks Geraldo Rivera for defending him on Fox

President Trump thanked Geraldo Rivera on Thursday for defending him against accusations that he was inconsiderate to the family of a slain U.S. …

Frederica Wilson

Families pay tribute to six victims of trawler tragedy

The loved ones of six men presumed dead in a trawler sinking off Queensland have made heartfelt tributes, as authorities prepare to recover the …

Australian News

FSU‘s performance against Louisville could serve as turning point for season

Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback Lamar Jackson has drawn comparisons to former Virginia Tech and Atlanta Falcons quarterback Michael Vick thanks to …

College Football

'Spoofers' complicate fight against robocallers, scammers

A local number on Evan Dimov’s caller ID and a confident voice on the other line had the Orlando restaurant owner convinced he was in imminent danger …

Identity Theft

Magic lose to Nets 126-121 despite Vucevic's 41 points

The Orlando Magic faced their first significant adversity of the 2017-18 season Friday night.Their response wasn’t what they wanted.Starting the game …

Basketball

More than 1,300 apply for victim aid after mass shooting

A state crime fund that helps victims with medical bills, funerals and counseling has received applications from 1,300 people related to the Las …

Business

Sorry, Nebraska, Scott Frost wants to 'keep the band together' at UCF

The more I talk to UCF coach Scott Frost, the more I’m convinced that he will eschew any potential offers from his alma mater — the Nebraska …

College & University

Appeals court sides with Gov. Scott on nursing home generators

Gov. Rick Scott has won the first round in a legal tug-of-war over his mandate that nursing homes and assisted living facilities install …

Judiciary

Harford Sheriff's Office names two wounded during workplace shooting in Edgewood

Enoc Villegas Sosa, 38, and Jose Roberto Flores Gillen, 37, were named Thursday by the Harford County Sheriff’s Office as the two people wounded in …

Crime

Universal Orlando Reveals Details About New Hotel

Officials from the Universal Orlando Resort provided a first look at the theme park’s sixth on-site hotel Thursday.<p>Universal’s Aventura Hotel will …

Hotels

Orlando PR dynamo, community activist Cathy Kerns dies at 68

Legendary comedian Joan Rivers was hobbling with an aluminum cane at an Orlando TV station when she spotted Cathy Kerns sporting a floral cane of her …

Help Café Comunión In Puerto Rico Reopen After Hurricane María

Last week we profiled Café Comunión, a coffee shop in San Juan, Puerto Rico who, though affected by Hurricane María, continued to stay open, serving …

Coffee

Even Tony Dungy thinks Scott Frost should eschew Nebraska, stay at UCF

Running off at the typewriter …Even Tony Dungy, one of Scott Frost’s mentors, seems to believe UCF’s head coach will refuse a potential offer from …

College & University

Who's ready for cooler weather? Stronger cold front expected next week

The first cold front of the season moved through Tampa Bay on Tuesday. While it brought us slightly cooler temperatures and some lower humidity, it …

Weather

Creative City’s ‘Immerse’ has support from Orlando Magic and big plans

Cole NeSmith hopes this year’s Creative City Project scores with sports fans as well as arts aficionados, with new pop-up exhibits and performances …

The Arts

NASA to extend Dawn mission, orbit Ceres indefinitely

NASA is going to let the Dawn spacecraft get closer to dwarf planet Ceres and take up permanent orbit.<p>Ceres is the largest rock in the asteroid belt …

Space Exploration

Seminole County teacher accused of sexual relationship with student

A Seminole County teacher is in jail Friday after deputies said she had a sexual relationship with a student.<p>A 15-year-old girl told another adult …

Crime

Topgolf introduces Toptracer at its first Orlando location

Topgolf is entering a new market this week, and it’s adding a wrinkle to its popular games.<p>The company’s first Orlando location also will be the …

Golf

Orlando airport gives peek at new shuttle train, parking garage, train station

The newest train in Central Florida dips, curves and echoes European sleekness during its three-minute, 1.25- mile dash between the existing and the …

Airports

Las Vegas shooting victims honored at CMT Artists of the Year show

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Singer Jason Aldean and other stars honored victims of a mass shooting at a country music festival in Las Vegas instead of …

Las Vegas

Freaklabs Builds and Donates Lights to Hurricane Victims

I remember it clearly. My girlfriend Jacinta and I were just coming back from a CNC manufacturing factory in Shenzhen when I checked my phone and saw a headline that Puerto Rico would be without power for at least six months. “That’s crazy!” I thought. “It’d be equivalent to all of New Jersey being …

Puerto Rico

Patrick Evans gets life without parole in shooting deaths of wife, man

A man found guilty this week on two counts of 1st degree murder will get life in prison without possibility of parole.• <b>Patrick Evans sentenced to life</b> …

Crime

Volusia County deputies arrest man accused of breaking into ex-girlfriend's home

A man who broke into his ex-girlfriend’s DeLand-area home, fired a handgun and punched her in the face was captured Thursday morning, Volusia County …

Crime

Nine toxic Superfund sites in Central Florida waiting for EPA help

The new head of the federal Environmental Protection Agency swears he’s going to get lingering environmental disasters called Superfund sites cleaned …

Water

After Maria, José Andrés and his team have served more meals in Puerto Rico than the Red Cross

A week ago, President Donald Trump issued a warning on Twitter: He could not keep the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the military and other …

Caribbean

Endangered Species Act's not broken; don't fix it

The Endangered Species Act is our nation’s most effective law for protecting wildlife in danger of extinction. Since its inception, the act has …

Wildlife

Orange deputies identify 15-year-old killed in shooting; 16-year-old is in stable condition

A 15-year-old boy was killed and a 16-year-old was injured in a double shooting after a fight broke out between them Wednesday night, the Orange …

Crime

On opening night, Magic tried to beat the Heat and be the Heat

Once upon a time in a place far, far away, the Orlando Magic considered the Miami Heat as their rivals.They became expansion franchises at virtually …

NBA

After years of planning, Pine Hills Trail opens

After years of delays, funding questions and land buys, the long-awaited Pine Hills Trail officially opened Wednesday – or at least the first part of …

Orange County

Rushed request for $2.5 billion for Florida agriculture needs vetting

In today’s column, we have items on aliens, clowns, nude photos and backwards horse racing.But first, Florida politicians are begging Congress for a …

Agriculture