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Twenty-two years ago, 10-year-old Christine McGowen was raped and murdered in her bed by a sex offender who sneaked into her northwest Orange County home. On Wednesday, 56-year-old Elmer Carroll, who killed the fifth-grader who loved hide-and-seek,...
Tags: Apopka, Prisons, Abusive Behavior, Judges, Orange Blossom Trail
A 64-year-old Orlando man was struck and killed by a car while crossing State Road 50 in east Orange County shortly after he was in an earlier crash as a motorist, troopers say. After Richard Johnson's car collided with another vehicle at Vermont Street...
Taking Names the Blog - Orlando SentinelThere are so many altruistic efforts going on this time of year that I thought I'd open up a forum for you, the readers, to offer notes of appreciation to individuals and groups that are doing good deeds. I thought I'd kick it off with hugs to three...
Right now, Florida is rife with gun talk. In the wake of the Connecticut school shootings, lawmakers have rushed out proposals to do everything from clamping down on guns to suggesting we need more guns on school grounds. That second proposal —...
Tags: Politics, Shootings, Rick Scott, Mike Bennett, Mike Quigley
Central Florida Political Pulse - Orlando SentinelPresident Barack Obama easily carried Orange County, the key to the I-4 corridor, which was key the swing state of Florida, by carving a powerful “V” for victory out of the county's middle. A Political Pulse look at voting patterns on a map of...
ST. CLOUD — A neo-Nazi motorcycle gang created by an undercover law-enforcement unit to investigate white supremacists and racist bikers has helped topple two domestic-terrorism groups in Central Florida. The original investigation began in 2007,...
Central Florida Political Pulse - Orlando SentinelLast year, Bithlo hosted a back-to school fair that brought a range of resources and services to the impoverished community, complete with the big draw that ensures children show up: free backpacks. This year, Florida Hospital teamed up with community...
Central Florida Political Pulse - Orlando SentinelOne of the nice things about an election year — especially when a politician is in a competitive race — is that it doesn't take long for a citizen's complaint to get some attention. No sooner did residents of Bithlo complain in the Sentinel...
Central Florida Political Pulse - Orlando SentinelWhat we're dubbing “The Battle of Bithlo Bridge” is really starting to heat up. Who knew that an activist's complaint that a bridge on S.R. 50 is too narrow to accommodate pedestrians and cyclists would become the issue du jour of the...
Central Florida Political Pulse - Orlando SentinelU.S. Rep. John Mica toured the rural community of Bithlo Friday and left pledging to help with a pair of transportation issues. Mica said he used to represent the area years ago, but with the recent re-drawing of congressional boundaries, he could end...
Every day, about 20 Florida police cars crash into something: another vehicle, a person, a utility pole. Every year, those crashes kill 20 people, hurt 2,400 others and cause $25 million in property damage, an Orlando Sentinel investigation has found....
Lucas Boyce: An executive with the Orlando Magic responsible for community relations, Boyce's remarkable life story inspired a reader's nomination for Central Floridian of the Year. Born to a drug-addicted teenage prostitute, he was placed with a foster...
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