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Hurricane Irma: Winter Park, Maitland reopen lakes, but other governments urge caution

Winter Park and Maitland reopened their lakes to the public Monday, although other local governments are still warning residents against boating or swimming because of pollution, flooding and debris left by Hurricane Irma. The storm bombarded Central Florida with wind and rain, overwhelming or disab

ORLANDO SENTINEL - 2017-09-25 20:20:00

New doughnut, coffee cafe opens in Winter Park

A new doughnut and coffee spot has set up shop in Winter Park. Donut Central & Fuelpresso offers gourmet doughnuts along with a hefty lineup of coffees at 495 N. Semoran Blvd. in Winter Park. It celebrated its grand opening on Sept. 20. A second store is in the works. The business took over the spac

ORLANDO SENTINEL - 2017-09-25 19:50:00

Comic writer Aaron brings the Marvel Universe to Winter Park

Comic-book writer Jason Aaron has a fondness for A Comic Shop in Winter Park. "It's one of my favorite shops anywhere," said the author from his home in Kansas City, Kan. The venue is home to The Geek Easy, a bar in back of the comic store. "I know whenever I do a signing there they always make it a

ORLANDO SENTINEL - 2017-09-25 18:50:00

Seminole County considers nearly 11% tax increase

SEMINOLE COUNTY, Fla. - Seminole County leaders will hear from the public Tuesday night on a proposal for the county to increase the overall millage rate by nearly 11 percent. Officials told Channel 9's Jeff Levkulich that it would help balance the budget. Residents who pay for the county fire dep

WFTV - 2017-09-25 15:23:05

Small plane crashes in front yard of home, injuring pilot

Updated: Sep 25, 2017 - 2:07 AMPHILADELPHIA (AP) - A small plane has crashed in the front yard of a suburban Philadelphia home, leaving the pilot injured. Police say the crash happened around 5 p.m. Sunday in Montgomery County's Whitpain Township about a mile from Wings Field airport. Witnesses and

WFTV - 2017-09-25 06:07:11

Status of Central Florida lakes post-Hurricane Irma

List of information released by cities on the status of their lakes CENTRAL FLORIDA - Central Floridians can look forward to an additional method in trying to avoid this near-record September heat, as multiple area lakes have begun to reopen following the effects of Hurricane Irma. Below is the inf

CLICK ORLANDO - 2017-09-26 19:44:14

Woman accused of leaving toddler in unlocked car at Disney World leaves jail

ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. - A woman who is accused of leaving a 2-year-old girl in an unlocked vehicle in the employee parking lot of Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa Monday afternoon was freed from the Orange County Jail early Tuesday after posting bail, records said. Myriam Lubin Cadet, 37, was arr

WFTV - 2017-09-26 11:26:11

Woman accused of leaving toddler in day care van to be arraigned

ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. - A 51-year-old woman who is accused of leaving a 3-year-old boy in a hot vehicle for nearly 12 hours in August is scheduled to be arraigned Tuesday morning. Deborah St. Charles is charged with aggravated manslaughter of a child in connection with the Aug. 7 death of Myles Hill,

WFTV - 2017-09-26 12:56:25

Orlando to flirt with record-setting heat

ORLANDO, Fla. - Central Florida will flirt with record-setting heat on Tuesday. "We are pinpointing more dry air in the mid- and upper levels of the atmosphere," News 6 meteorologist Troy Bridges said. "That will translate into very little rain across Central Florida." Expect a 10 percent chance o

CLICK ORLANDO - 2017-09-26 10:21:50

North Korean officials reach out to Republicans for help understanding Trump: report

North Korean officials are reaching out to Republican-linked analysts in an attempt to better understand President Donald Trump, according to a report published Tuesday by The Washington Post. The effort began before Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jung Un started trading fiery rhetoric in the wak

WFTV - 2017-09-26 19:58:14

Cities ranked by love of java ahead of National Coffee Day

Personal finance website WalletHub on Tuesday released its 2017 list of "Best Coffee Cities in America" in anticipation of National Coffee Day. America is the No. 1 country for coffee consumption, with millennials accounting for about 44 percent of all U.S. coffee demand, according to a 2016 report

WFTV - 2017-09-26 16:23:32

7 things to know about the Little Rock Nine

Sixty years ago, nine black students had to be escorted by federal troops through an angry mob of white people as they walked toward the doors of an all-white high school in Little Rock, Arkansas, for their first full day of classes. >> Read more trending news #OnThisDay in 1957, Central High School

WFTV - 2017-09-26 16:14:28

Kids embrace capitalism at local Children's Business Fair

The Orlando Public Library will be hosting a Children's Business Fair on November 12, from 2-5 p.m. The child-focused entrepreneur fair will allow youth to set up booths and debut their inventions and products as well as to sell the goods they've created themselves, in a public forum. Kids must appl

BUNGALOWER.COM - 2017-09-26 19:46:37

Operation Blue Tarp helping residents with damaged roofs

If your roof was damaged from Hurricane Irma, you can sign up for a free tarp at the Orange County Library's Edgewater branch, located at 5049 Edgewater Drive [GMap]. This program is a partnership between the Federal Emergency Management and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The tarps are meant to l

BUNGALOWER.COM - 2017-09-26 19:26:25

Free roof-tarp program signups in Orange, Seminole

Orlando-area residents with damaged roofs can sign up for a free tarp program at the Edgewater branch of the Orange County Library and, starting Wednesday, at the Casselberry branch of the Seminole County Library, according to Congresswoman Stephanie Murphy's office. Federal agencies had not publici

ORLANDO SENTINEL - 2017-09-26 18:40:00

Did you use your September Bundle vouchers yet?

Photo by Toa Heftiba Are you a Bungalower Bundle subscriber? Each month we send out three to five curated offers to some of the businesses we've highlighted in the previous month. It costs just $9.95a month and you get between $30-$50 in savings mailed to your door.100% of your membership goes to su

BUNGALOWER.COM - 2017-09-26 18:21:37

Lynx buses evolve, improve, deserve more support

If you talk transit in Orlando these days, SunRail, Uber and Lyft get all the attention. Really, though, those guys are just the new kids on the block. Lynx, the region's bus system, remains the real workhorse, moving 20 times as many people as SunRail does every weekday - more than 80,000, meaning

ORLANDO SENTINEL - 2017-09-26 18:20:00

Old Navy joining Vineland Premium Outlets

Old Navy is coming to Orlando Vineland Premium Outlets. The apparel retail will open an 11,080-square-foot store at the southern Orange County outlet mall, the company's eighth store in Central Florida. Karl Lagerfeld and DKNY Sport also recently opened stores at Orlando Vineland Premium Outlets, wh

ORLANDO SENTINEL - 2017-09-26 17:58:00

Seawater Bacteria Death Linked To Open Wound

TALLAHASSEE, FL - A Lee County resident whose Vibrio vulnificus-related death was reported by state officials late last week died following exposure to the seawater bacteria through an open wound. The Florida Department of Health on Tuesday confirmed the source of the person's infection. Further inf

PATCH - 2017-09-26 17:53:02

Father charged with abuse in fatal blow to baby in home where Markeith Loyd hid, police say

The father of the 6-month-old girl who was struck inside the same home where accused cop killer Markeith Loyd was found months earlier was arrested Monday on an aggravated child abuse charge, according to Orlando police. Dekari Castell, 22, admitted to police that he hit his daughter, Cali, twice in

ORLANDO SENTINEL - 2017-09-26 16:35:00