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Mayor's Fitness Challenge, March 25, 2017
25 Mar 2017 at 7:42am

Photos: Arrest mugshots 3-24-17
25 Mar 2017 at 6:59am
Photos: Arrest mugshots 3-24-17         

Florida Tech's annual Sporting Affair and Chopper Dropper fundraiser
24 Mar 2017 at 10:38pm
Florida Tech hosts its annual fundraiser for student athlete scholarships at Suntree Country Club. Video by Craig Bailey. Posted March 25, 2017.         

Stinky seaweed befouls Palm Bay neighborhood
24 Mar 2017 at 8:30pm
Drift algae is clumping up along shore, lofting putrid odors over a Palm Bay neighborhood         

Drift Algae at Castaway Shores
24 Mar 2017 at 8:21pm
The residents of Castaway Shores Condominium in Palm Bay have been putting up with a massive amount of foul smelling drift algae piled up along their shore. Video by Malcolm Denemark         

Groundswell incubator celebrates opening in Melbourne
24 Mar 2017 at 7:15pm
During a Friday grand opening ceremony, hundreds checked out Groundswell's $1 million-plus facility in south Melbourne.         

Groundswell grand opening
24 Mar 2017 at 4:25pm
Groundswell, the largest non-profit hi tech incubator in the state of Florida, held their grand opening Friday night in their eclectic offices in a former skate park. Video by Malcolm Denemark    ...

Cleanup money running out for hurricane debris in water
24 Mar 2017 at 2:38pm
Brevard waterways clogged with 40,000 cubic yards of docks, decks, other debris from Hurricane Matthew, plus 24 boats.         

Wanted man from Volusia apprehended in Brevard
24 Mar 2017 at 2:03pm
The Sheriff's Office assisted on the case         

What is this equipment on SpaceX's drone ship?
23 Mar 2017 at 6:51am
SpaceX fans are excited about what is likely the first clear image of a robot that could be used on the company's autonomous spaceport drone ships.         

News - Orlando Sentinel
Disney World barbershop provides kind cuts
25 Mar 2017 at 6:00am

An unassuming storefront at Magic Kingdom mixes long-running tradition and snippets of hair at Walt Disney World. Every day, theme-park visitors and Central Florida residents get trims ? and someti...

Florida veterans find help learning business ropes
25 Mar 2017 at 2:00am

John Burns thinks back to his military training while running his engineering services company, Eagle 6.

Often, he says, obstacles he faces in business pale in comparison to those he faced as a hel...

Trump, GOP leaders abruptly pull health care bill in stunning defeat
24 Mar 2017 at 4:09pm

In a humiliating failure, President Donald Trump and GOP leaders yanked their bill to repeal "Obamacare" off the House floor Friday when it became clear it would fail badly ? after seven years of n...

Gators hit last-second 3-pointer in OT, advance to Elite Eight
25 Mar 2017 at 1:00am

NEW YORK ? Oh the irony. They call him Cheese, but the people in Wisconsin won?t appreciate the connection.

Florida Gators speedy, back-up point guard Chris Chiozza?s floating 3-pointer with time r...

Florida man ate pancakes in middle of busy street, is facing charges, cops say
24 Mar 2017 at 9:55am

He pulled up a chair to a portable table and poured syrup over the golden pancakes.

He wore patterned green pajama pants and fuzzy-trimmed slippers and was set to enjoy breakfast. The only problem?...

Orange County Jail mug shots
24 Mar 2017 at 9:36am

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...

Move to give foster teen Keys to Independence puts Florida in spotlight
25 Mar 2017 at 4:00am

When he turned 16, Martavius Lowery watched wistfully as his friends and classmates got their driver?s licenses ? and often, not long after, cars to call their own.

But the Longwood teen ? ?Marty? ...

Police Chief John Mina travels the world to discuss Orlando's response to Pul...
24 Mar 2017 at 3:15pm

Orlando police Chief John Mina has traveled around the world to discuss with police groups how his department responded to last year?s mass killing at Pulse nightclub.

City spokeswoman Cassandra La...

With teachers fleeing, Florida must start listening
24 Mar 2017 at 1:25pm

With 40 percent of teachers leaving Florida?s public schools within five years after starting, Florida has a problem.

Tallahassee politicians know this. They also know they created these problems w...

Holocaust survivor: 'There is a lot of hate in this world right now'
24 Mar 2017 at 3:40pm

Rena Finder has tasted burning ash raining down from a Nazi crematorium, watched people tortured and shot in the street and heard the cries of children being carted away to their deaths.

Finder?s f...

Florida News
Florida veterans find help learning business ropes
25 Mar 2017 at 5:29am

Often, he says, obstacles he faces in business pale in comparison to those he faced as a helicopter pilot and then as chief of operations in Baghdad. "It helps you problem-solve in situations where...

Florida man ate pancakes in middle of busy street, is facing charges, cops say
24 Mar 2017 at 12:38pm

He wore patterned green pajama pants and fuzzy-trimmed slippers and was set to enjoy breakfast. The only problem? He was in the middle of a busy Central Florida street.

Coast Guard rescues Florida fisherman before boat sinks
24 Mar 2017 at 10:28am

The U.S. Coast Guard rescued a fisherman moments before his 12-foot dinghy sank less than a mile west of Fort De Soto, Florida on Thursday, March 23, 2017. Ocala, Florida police detectives have rel...

Yikes! Monster lizard captured in Florida neighborhood
24 Mar 2017 at 6:05am

Cape Coral trappers found a four-foot Nile monitor lizard in one of their trap cages, according to a report by WBBH NBC News-2 in Fort Myers.

Florida Senate Looks To Put Together Marijuana Plan
24 Mar 2017 at 1:51am

More growers, access to treatment for snowbirds, and greater flexibility in the relationship between patients and doctors are among the items likely to be included in a Senate proposal to carry out...

South Florida charity discovers 240 starving Haitians living in cave
23 Mar 2017 at 9:59pm

A team from Food For The Poor discovered some 240 people living in a cave in the rugged mountains of Haiti near Fonds Rouge Dahere, where they have been since Hurricane Matthew hit the country's so...

Florida Speaker: Suspend Prosecutor Who Nixes Death Penalty
23 Mar 2017 at 5:42pm

Florida House Speaker Richard Corcoran has called on the governor to suspend a prosecutor for pledging to not seek the death penalty in any case while she is in office. Corcoran said on Thursday th...

Mickey vs. the tax man: Disney, Universal fight tax bills
23 Mar 2017 at 1:19pm

It takes a lot of land to accommodate Cinderella's castle, The Wizarding World of Harry Potter and Epcot's 11-country World Showcase - and a hefty purse to pay the property taxes on it.

Florida fire started by book burning destroys at least 10 homes
23 Mar 2017 at 11:08am

At least 10 homes in Nassau County, Florida, were destroyed in a wildfire caused by a man who was burning books Wednesday. Only a few minor injuries to emergency personnel have been reported in wha...

With Israeli teen arrested in JCC bomb threats, Florida leaders look for answers
23 Mar 2017 at 8:55am

A security guard stands outside the entrance to the David Posnack Jewish Community Center and David Posnack Jewish Day School after people were evacuated because of a bomb threat on Feb. 27, 2017, ...