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‘Miracles all around’ with Viera Hanukkah celebration
17 Dec 2017 at 6:30pm
Rabbi learns of grandson's arrival on morning of Hanukkah celebration         

Hanukkah parade and celebration
17 Dec 2017 at 6:23pm
Chabad of the Space and Treasure Coast Annual Hanukkah parade and celebration. Video by Tim Shortt. Posted 12/17/17         

Photos: Hanukkah parade and celebration
17 Dec 2017 at 5:54pm

Motorcycle involved in Cocoa-I-95 wreck
17 Dec 2017 at 5:17pm
Medical helicopter on scene off I-95 southbound Cocoa         

Political Spin: Optimism and concerns from Brevard Tourist Development Counci...
17 Dec 2017 at 5:03pm
Political Spin: Optimism from Brevard Tourist Development Council's new chairman, while outgoing chairman expresses political concerns         

Trailer spills fuel behind Palm Bay Publix
17 Dec 2017 at 3:32pm
Fire-rescue teams at Publix near Minton Road after fuel spill         

Reaching Out, touching hearts
17 Dec 2017 at 3:09pm
FLORIDA TODAY's Reaching Out Holiday Fund campaign provides gifts for children and seniors - and touches hearts. Video by Britt Kennerly, Dec. 17, 2017         

Hanukkah parade set for Sunday in Viera
17 Dec 2017 at 1:13pm
Hanukkah parade set for Sunday in Viera         

Police vow to hire more black cops, but boosting diversity not easy in Brevard
17 Dec 2017 at 12:50pm
Of 561 EFSC Brevard Police Testing and Selection Center enrollees from 2012-17, only 43 were black — or an average of seven black cadets per year.         

EFSC Law Enforcement Academy class leader plans to join MPD
17 Dec 2017 at 12:49pm
A Palm Bay man at the EFSC Law Enforcement Academy plans to join the Melbourne Police Dept. upon graduating. Video by Tim Shortt. Posted 12/7/17.         

News - Orlando Sentinel
Christmas comes early at an Orange County women's facility
14 Dec 2017 at 1:25pm

?Christmas!? an awestruck young girl exclaimed as she burst into a room Sunday to find a mountain of presents stacked on a long rectangular table.

At an Apopka-area drug rehabilitation facility for...

Kaká announces his retirement, wrapping an elite pro soccer career
17 Dec 2017 at 11:25am

Kaká announced his retirement Sunday, officially wrapping an elite pro soccer career that included a final stop helping Orlando City make the jump to Major League Soccer.

The 35-year-old midfielder...

Scott vs. Nelson Senate race looms in Florida
15 Dec 2017 at 11:55am

The battle between U.S. Senator Bill Nelson and his Republican challenger Gov. Rick Scott isn?t official yet ? Scott hasn?t formally filed to run. But it has already spawned opposition ads, website...

Man shot in head, killed at Orlando autoshop, deputies say
17 Dec 2017 at 5:50pm

A 34-year-old man was shot in the head and killed Sunday afternoon at an auto body repair shop across from the Central Florida Fair grounds on State Road 50, the Orange County Sheriff?s Office said...

Robber shoots at Maitland Shell gas station worker, cops say
17 Dec 2017 at 3:15pm

A Shell gas station in Maitland was robbed this morning after a man pointed a gun at a store clerk counting money in the store?s back room, the Maitland Police Department said.

Police responded to ...

Sudden power outage creates 'nightmare' at Atlanta airport
17 Dec 2017 at 9:15pm

A sudden power outage brought the world's busiest airport to a standstill Sunday, grounding more than 1,000 flights in Atlanta just days before the start of the Christmas travel rush. Hours after t...

U.S. soldier fought to end after ambush in Niger, military investigation finds
17 Dec 2017 at 1:42pm

Army Sgt. La David T. Johnson died in a hail of gunfire, hit as many as 18 times as he took cover in thick brush, fighting to the end after fleeing militants who had just killed three comrades in a...

Return to peak home prices unlikely for Orlando in 2018
14 Dec 2017 at 8:25am

Orlando?s housing market next year is expected to see reduced price growth that is likely to delay full recovery from the decade-old real estate bust for years, economists say.

Economists from the ...

Boy, 17, killed by car in east Orange County
17 Dec 2017 at 12:00pm

A 17-year-old boy was hit and killed by a car near Bithlo Saturday night, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

Around 11:30 p.m., troopers say Lewis Helmick, 17, was lying in the southbound lan...

UCF grad student 'elated' over change in tax-cut bill
15 Dec 2017 at 1:10pm

Graduate students worried they?d have to pay taxes on tuition waivers they receive in exchange for working at their universities were ?elated? to learn this week that the provision had been cut fro...

Florida News
CSX railroad chief Hunter Harrison diesHunter Harrison, the president ...
17 Dec 2017 at 7:27am

CSX confirmed Harrison's death in a statement, saying it was caused by "unexpectedly severe complications" from a recent illness. His death comes only a couple of days after the company announced h...

Film about poor kids at Disney's gates is fairy tale hit
17 Dec 2017 at 2:42am

It is already the fairy tale of this year's Oscars race: A little film about homeless children living in the shadow of Walt Disney World in Florida that threatens to turn the tables on the big-budg...

Child sex abuse suspect stays put
16 Dec 2017 at 10:25pm

Robert Messersmith listens to Circuit Judge Peter Brigham on Friday morning during the Inverness man's extradition hearing. Messersmith, who was charged in November on a Minnesota warrant for alleg...

Boy, 2, fatally shot at Miami-Dade apartment complex
16 Dec 2017 at 5:52pm

Police say a 2-year-old boy sitting with his mother in the courtyard of a Florida apartment complex was fatally shot. The Miami Herald reports that the shooting occurred Friday night at the Arthur ...

Florida soccer coach charged for having sex with a minor
16 Dec 2017 at 1:04pm

'Rupert, stop with the lies or we'll go public': Fox News staffers and ex-hosts slam Murdoch for saying harassment stopped with Roger Ailes and suggesting some other high-profile sexual misconduct ...

Woman dies during cosmetic surgery in Florida
16 Dec 2017 at 10:45am

A family in mourning is demanding answers after their loved one died while undergoing surgery at a South Florida cosmetic center. Richard Graves said the staff at West Dade Surgery Center withheld ...

Health care administrator gets 4 years, 9 months for bribery
16 Dec 2017 at 10:45am

A former Florida health care administrator has been sentenced to 4 years and 9 months in federal prison for accepting bribes from health care facilities to help them stay ahead of regulators. A U.S...

For GOP, tax bill's most visible win may be averting failure
16 Dec 2017 at 8:25am

Despite the sheer size and society-spanning impact of the $1.5 trillion tax overhaul, the quickest and most potent political victory that Republicans would savor by pushing the bill through Congres...

For GOP, tax billa s most visible win may be averting failure
16 Dec 2017 at 8:25am

Despite the sheer size and society-spanning impact of the $1.5 trillion tax overhaul, the quickest and most potent political victory that Republicans would savor by pushing the bill through Congres...

Puerto Rican teachers find homes in Central Florida classrooms
16 Dec 2017 at 6:07am

Edgardo Ortiz Nieves and his wife flew into Orlando a few weeks after Hurricane Maria slammed into Puerto Rico. They wanted a break from the frustrations of living where electricity and clean water...