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Tom Goodson applies for vacancy on Public Service Commission
24 Jul 2017 at 4:08pm
Goodson, R-Rockledge, is in his fourth term as a member of Florida House. He could not seek re-election in 2018 because of term limits.         

Future of county-owned golf course up for debate
24 Jul 2017 at 3:48pm
County Commissioner John Tobia wants the county to start by getting rid of the money-losing Savannahs course on Merritt Island.         

A catastrophic medical condition and your finances
24 Jul 2017 at 2:06pm
Protecting yourself against a catastrophic medical condition         

Sheriff's helicopter supports search for stolen minivan in Titusville
24 Jul 2017 at 1:34pm
A group of minors is believed to have abandoned the stolen mini-van after attempting to buy fast food with a fake $100 bill.         

Bang for your Brevard buck, Henegar changes and a fast runner: NI90
24 Jul 2017 at 11:28am
FLORIDA TODAY's Christina LaFortune brings you today's top stories on the "News in 90 seconds." Video by Rob Landers. Posted July 24, 2017.         

Video: Motorcycle safety tips
24 Jul 2017 at 9:48am
Here are some tips on motorcycle safety. Video by Jordan Fenster/lohud         

Education budget jeopardizes raises for Brevard's struggling teachers
24 Jul 2017 at 9:18am
Chybion has been teaching in Brevard County for 14 years, has a master's degree and makes $45,720 a year. For her, teaching sixth grade at Turner Elementary is paycheck-to-paycheck job.         

Brevard Superintendent Blackburn gets raise, contract extension
24 Jul 2017 at 9:17am
Following a glowing evaluation, Superintendent Desmond Blackburn is getting a raise.         

Many want more puppy store bans like the one in West Melbourne
24 Jul 2017 at 8:59am
The pet store at the center of a controversy this week is just outside West Melbourne's city limits         

Melbourne pet store owner fined after photos of dogs spread on Facebook
24 Jul 2017 at 8:12am
The Melbourne store owner was cited for a lack of water for the dogs and fined $300.         

News - Orlando Sentinel
Nonprofit moves 25 large cats from Brevard to Osceola
24 Jul 2017 at 11:55am

HOLOPAW ? With his handlers looking on anxiously, Michelob the Royal White Bengal tiger scoped out his new home Monday.

The 750-pound cat first patrolled the perimeter of his fenced and covered enc...

Immigrants wept, pleaded for water and pounded on the truck
24 Jul 2017 at 3:05pm

The tractor-trailer was pitch-black inside, crammed with maybe 90 immigrants or more, and already hot when it left the Texas border town of Laredo for the 150-mile trip north to San Antonio.

It was...

Universal: Dragon Challenge to be replaced with new Harry Potter ride
24 Jul 2017 at 2:20pm

The Wizarding World of Harry Potter will get a new thrill ride at Universal?s Islands of Adventure, but lose an old one in the process this year. The last day to ride Dragon Challenge will be Sept....

Billy Manes leaves a crater-size hole in Orlando hearts
24 Jul 2017 at 6:25am

?Oh, the pretentiousness of reading the New York Times at the bar on a Sunday morning,? he squeaked, ?Who does that?? It was our first meeting in Orlando as he arrived late and didn?t realize that ...

Orlando 18-year-old wins $26,000 a year for life
24 Jul 2017 at 2:45pm

Daniela Leon Ruz paid $1 for a scratch-off ticket at Publix.

That purchase turned into quite an investment.

The Florida Lottery announced that 18-year-old Ruz, of Orlando, won the top prize in the ...

Orlando's new flag features Lake Eola fountain
24 Jul 2017 at 1:40pm

Five months after the city of Orlando launched a contest to design its new flag, the City Council on Monday gave final approval to the winning design that depicts Lake Eola Park?s signature fountai...

Victim of shooting near large Mount Dora party identified as Orlando man, dep...
24 Jul 2017 at 1:25pm

Deputies on Monday identified the man found shot to death early Saturday a few blocks from a large party venue in Mount Dora as a 21-year-old Orlando resident.

Steven Charlostin, who had attended w...

Trump administration weighs options to replace Jeff Sessions
24 Jul 2017 at 4:58pm
President Donald Trump and his advisers are privately discussing the possibility of replacing Attorney General Jeff Sessions, and some confidants are floating prospects who could take his place wer...

Donations at Florida Hospital breast milk depot on the rise
24 Jul 2017 at 3:50pm

They?re like breast-milk fairies: there one minute and gone the next, depositing virus- and bacteria-fighting liquid gold ? all while their babies snooze in the backseat.

Thanks in part to a drive-...

Burglars steal ashes of Maitland man's late wife before he gets a chance to s...
24 Jul 2017 at 2:30pm

It was bad enough that Frank Schieber?s home was burglarized.

Someone kicked down the front door of his house on Wood Lake Drive in Maitland last week, tossed his belongings around and stole jewel...

Florida News
Study Offers Warning For Florida Farmers From Global Warming
24 Jul 2017 at 3:51pm

Florida strawberry growers already have experienced a dress rehearsal for the impacts of climate change during the past two seasons. "We've had a lot of climate variability in recent years," said V...

Hilary Duff burglarized after Instagram vacation posts
23 Jul 2017 at 10:53pm

Kourtney Kardashian is sighted on Miami Beach on September 17, 2016 in Miami Beach, Florida. Kourtney Kardashian is sighted on Miami Beach on September 17, 2016 in Miami Beach, Florida.

Beloved manatee dies in a tragic accidenta one day after his 69th-birthday ce...
23 Jul 2017 at 6:46pm

Snooty, the world's oldest manatee in captivity, rears back and opens his mouth in anticipation for his vegetable birthday cake during Snooty's 69th birthday celebration on Saturday at the South Fl...

We can solve South Floridaa s affordable housing crisis
23 Jul 2017 at 2:11pm

The United States, and South Florida in particular, is in the throes of an affordable housing crisis. Across the nation, too many families - including low-income seniors, people with disabilities, ...

Florida Police Recommend Charges For Teens Who Laughed, Recorded Man Drowning
23 Jul 2017 at 9:48am

Police will recommend a group of teens who laughed and filmed a man who drowned in a retention pond face charges for failing to report the man's death, authorities in Florida announced. Authorities...

Sea Level Rise Is Accelerating In Florida, Scientists Warn
23 Jul 2017 at 5:12am

Clay Henderson has lived on the same block along the Indian River in New Smyrna Beach for 34 years. Living in a storm-prone state like Florida, you expect to see a river top its bank on occasion, b...

Fatal crash shuts down part of I-75 in North Port
23 Jul 2017 at 12:43am

The Florida Highway Patrol is on the scene of a fatal crash in North Port on I-75, according to the Florida Department of Transportation.

Bear spotted climbing fence at Florida apartment complex
22 Jul 2017 at 8:31pm

A woman who sent in a video showing the bear's climbing skills said she saw it at around 9:45 p.m. near the Old Town Villages Apartments. In the video, the bear was seen walking along the side of a...

Bush, Cuban: Trump dragging down GOP, billionaires
22 Jul 2017 at 3:57pm

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Florida's education system - the one Betsy DeVos cites as a model - is in chaos
22 Jul 2017 at 1:45pm

Interpretation of the news based on evidence, including data, as well as anticipating how events might unfold based on past events President Trump speaks to fourth-grade students as he tours Saint ...