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Babcock open after brush fire SE Palm Bay
24 Apr 2017 at 7:10pm
Palm Bay brush fire breaks out late Monday, raises concerns         

Cocoa Village Playhouse presents Mary Poppins
24 Apr 2017 at 6:58pm
Cocoa Village Playhouse presents the Broadway musial Mary Poppins, April 28th through May 14th. Video by Malcolm Denemark.         

Eau Gallie Boulevard reopened blue after spill
25 Apr 2017 at 3:38am
Melbourne police are trying to determine the origin of the 'blue substance' coating roadways         

Photos: Cocoa Village Playhouse presents Mary Poppins
24 Apr 2017 at 6:05pm

Palm Bay council wants retraction, apology from mayor
24 Apr 2017 at 6:01pm
Palm Bay Mayor Capote asked City Manager Gregg Lynk to resign in a Friday letter, citing "a complete lack of integrity."         

Brevard's tourist tax targeted for Snapchat, BuzzFeed promotion
24 Apr 2017 at 3:18pm
It's part of Space Coast Office of Tourism strategy to take 21st-century approaches to marketing Space Coast to tourists         

Video: Tourism office releases snapchat promotion for space coast
24 Apr 2017 at 3:08pm
Space Coast Office of Tourism releases video for promoting Brevard on Snapchat.         

Few patterns in Brevard youth bike-pedestrian crashes
24 Apr 2017 at 2:43pm
The analysis examined 243 vehicle-vs.-bike and 199 vehicle-vs.-pedestrian crashes involving children and teenagers.         

Driver ticketed in death of 10-year-old student | Video
24 Apr 2017 at 2:30pm
The civil charge could bring a $1,000 fine and a suspension of his driver's license.         

PHOTOS: Eau Gallie Boulevard turns blue after spill
24 Apr 2017 at 2:03pm

News - Orlando Sentinel
Disney reveals more about Pandora's 700 employees
24 Apr 2017 at 11:35am

The 700 employees at Walt Disney World?s new land, Pandora ? The World of Avatar, will be divided up into three camps as they interact with guests.

Disney showed off the costumes that employees wil...

Female film directors find hope at festival
24 Apr 2017 at 3:10pm

The Florida Film Festival this year has scheduled a record number of movies from female directors: 77, up from last year?s then-best of 59.

But the festival, which runs through April 30, also will ...

Markeith Loyd texts ex-girlfriend 'hope you don't' live after shooting her, d...
24 Apr 2017 at 3:15pm

Minutes after shooting his pregnant ex-girlfriend, Markeith Loyd sent her a text message saying he hoped she died, court records released Monday show.

?Don?t know if you go make it hope you don?t,?...

Stay away from monkeys: Wildlife officials issue warning after reported sight...
24 Apr 2017 at 3:10pm

State wildlife officials are warning people in Central Florida to keep away from monkeys after a reported sighting of a rhesus monkey near Apopka this weekend.

?People should NOT APPROACH OR FEED m...

Orlando police team aims to be 'superman' to victims of sex crimes
24 Apr 2017 at 2:30pm

Kristy said something bad happened in the bathroom at her elementary school with a man named Tommy.

It?s up to Orlando Police Officer Michelle Jewell, who is on a team of specially trained patrol o...

Orange County Jail mug shots
24 Apr 2017 at 9:00pm

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...

Average compensation slipped for local CEOs in 2016
24 Apr 2017 at 2:15pm

Harris Corporation?s CEO William Brown pulled in $6 million more in 2016 than the year before, giving him the largest raise reported among Central Florida?s publicly traded companies.

Brown zoomed ...

Key witness to take stand in death penalty trial Tuesday
24 Apr 2017 at 7:20pm

The ex-girlfriend of Juan Rosario, whose statement helped detectives make an arrest in the unsolved killing of an 83-year-old woman, will testify in his death-penalty trial Tuesday.

Janet Gutierrez...

Lockheed Martin set to report earnings
25 Apr 2017 at 2:00am

Lockheed Martin will report earnings for its first fiscal quarter of 2017 on Tuesday morning, with a news conference scheduled for 11 a.m.

The report will come days after the Indonesian military tu...

Testimony begins in Juan Rosario's death-penalty trial
24 Apr 2017 at 2:50pm

Every night, Elena Wilson would call her 83-year-old mother and go through a checklist that eased her worries about letting her live alone: Did she lock the door? Did she secure the chain? Did she ...

Florida News
Florida Legislature at 'Stalemate' Over New State Budget
24 Apr 2017 at 10:05am

The first but crucial round of negotiations between the House and Senate broke down Sunday. Legislators have less than two weeks left in their annual session.

In Florida, School Performance Has Risen with Vouchers for Disabled...
24 Apr 2017 at 4:59am

It's a reasonable place to start given that adoption of these policies in the early 2000s coincided with outstanding educational improvements in the state. Statewide progress on the National Assess...

Florida woman tells trooper: - I want to kiss you' A former Florida...
24 Apr 2017 at 12:29am

A former Florida middle school teacher who faces several charges after police say she drove drunk and caused a crash put on quite a performance for a state trooper. Saryna Parker, 43, is shown tell...

Florida residents return home to destroyed belongings from wildfire
23 Apr 2017 at 7:57pm

As firefighters contain the more than one hundred wildfires in Florida, residents in central and southwestern parts of the state who are able to return home struggle with the aftermath. Colette Luk...

Renting an Airbnb at $30 a night: a Who are these shady dudes?a
23 Apr 2017 at 3:12pm

Jose Gonzalez was walking his two sons to his car early one morning to drive them to school when he glanced across the street and had to do a double-take. "It's 7 in the morning and some guy is cha...

Fast Five Florida headlines at noon
23 Apr 2017 at 10:31am

Florida Gov. Rick Scott is delaying his planned trade mission to Argentina due to wildfires that are burning in several parts of the state. Scott was scheduled to leave late Saturday for a five-day...

Rain, possibly heavy at times, expected across South Florida
23 Apr 2017 at 5:49am

Forecasters expect widespread rain, which may be heavy at times, for South Florida today. Forecasters expect widespread rain showers across South Florida today, which should give a brief break in a...

Florida senator who resigned over racial slur hired Hooter's girl, Playboy model
23 Apr 2017 at 1:04am

A newspaper is reporting that a Florida state senator who resigned last week after using a racial slur hired a former Hooters "calendar girl" and a Playboy model with no political experience to be ...

Romano: Schools of hope is just one more gimmick set up to fail in Florida
22 Apr 2017 at 8:16pm

The Senate is looking for a solution to Florida's persistent education gap, and the House is looking for an excuse to create more charter schools. This is how life works in Tallahassee, where ideol...

Wildfires rage across Florida, destroying homes and displacing thousands
22 Apr 2017 at 3:37pm

Three separate wildfires raged across parts of Florida on Saturday, burning up homes and forcing the evacuation of thousands of residents. One blaze has burned 5,500 acres and destroyed nine homes ...