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When Red Huber walked through the doors of the Orlando Sentinel for the first time in 1972, the paper was printed mostly in black and white.

The Sentinel (also "Star" back then) wanted to infuse more color — and who better to help than a guy named "Red"?

Red was a 22-year-old color technician and...


After months of the race being tied or within a few points, U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson jumped to a 7-point lead over Gov. Rick Scott in a new U.S. Senate poll released Tuesday.

The Quinnipiac University survey found that Nelson had 53 percent to Scott’s 46 percent, a major shift from the tied race in...


The questions have been asked a zillion times over the last couple of weeks regarding Scott Frost and his decision last season to leave UCF for Nebraska?

Do you think he regrets it?Do you think he is having second thoughts?Do you think if he had it to do over again, he would still take the Nebraska...

A judge declared Bill Cosby a "sexually violent predator" on Tuesday as a first step toward sentencing the 81-year-old comedian for drugging and sexually assaulting a woman over a decade ago.

The classification means that Cosby must undergo monthly counseling for the rest of his life and report...


Walt Disney World is changing its ticket structure by moving to date-based pricing that reflects the expected demand on specific days. It’s also introducing a new platform on which to make those purchases.

The changes and additions, including the price to enter the parks, kick in Oct. 16. At that...


More change is in the air at Disney’s Animal Kingdom theme park. Rafiki’s Planet Watch, including the Conservation Station, are closing to the public, Walt Disney World has confirmed. The final day for theme-park guests to visit the area will be Oct. 20, a Disney spokeswoman says.

Disney has not...


A four-foot-tall kangaroo named Storm escaped from its home in Jupiter Farms, and a search was underway Tuesday to return the wayward marsupial to its owner.

The 45-pound kangaroo has been spotted in the rural, western Palm Beach County neighborhood, but so far officers of the state wildlife commission...


A possible sinkhole discovered along State Road 44 has shut down the westbound lane of the road, Lake County deputies said.

The hole was found just east of Huff Road in Eustis.

Deputies are urging drivers to avoid the area.

This is a breaking news story. Check back for updates.

Tess Sheets can...


April Freeman, the Democratic candidate in Florida’s Congressional District 17, died Sunday night, her husband announced on Facebook. She was 54.

"It’s with great sadness that I feel I must inform all of you that my beloved wife April passed away suddenly last night," David Freeman posted on Facebook...


President Donald Trump delivered a sharp rebuke of multinational authority at the United Nations on Tuesday, drawing headshakes and even laughter from fellow world leaders as he boasted of America's economic and military might.

Trump arrived late, forcing a last-minute scheduling switch, then received...


text Florida is a killing field for cyclists
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Bicyclists are far more likely to be killed in Florida than any other state, and it dominates the rankings of most dangerous cities for cyclists, according to the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration.

The per-capita cyclist death rate was almost 60 percent higher than the next...


A young girl was shot early Tuesday when a bullet went through a window of the first-floor apartment she was in, Miami police said.

The girl, about 5-years-old, was taken to the Ryder Trauma Center at Jackson Memorial Hospital and is expected to survive though her condition was not immediately...


President Donald Trump was slammed again by Puerto Rico leaders Monday for rejecting the idea of statehood for the island.

In an interview with Geraldo Rivera, Trump said he was an "absolute no" when asked about statehood for the island, currently a U.S. commonwealth.

"With the mayor of San Juan...


President Donald Trump says Democrats are playing a "con game" against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.

Trump is seeking to cast doubt on sexual misconduct allegations lodged against Kavanaugh by a Yale classmate, Deborah Ramirez, who made her claims in an article published in The New Yorker...


The Weeki Wachee mermaids are moving into Sea Life Orlando Aquarium for more than three weeks, starting Friday.

The famed underwater performers fromWeeki Wachee Springs State Park will swim amongst the permanent residents of the International Drive attraction, with performances at the top of every...


With just six weeks left before Election Day, both Gov. Rick Scott and U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson have spent more than $33 million on their Senate campaigns – only for the race to essentially be tied going into September.

But Nelson jumped out to a 7-point lead in a new Quinnipiac University poll Tuesday,...


South Florida Crime Stoppers are looking for a suspect who tried to kidnap a young woman Sunday night near Florida Gulf Coast University.

A woman reportedly pulled into the parking lot of The Residences, a student housing complex, according to a report by WBBH Channel 2, a NBC news affiliated station.

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Weight Watchers’ rebranding to WW is simply too much for some folks to handle.

In fact, the move from a three to six-syllable pronunciation attracted much criticism on Twitter shortly after the 55-year-old company unveiled its name shift Monday morning. WW now represents "Wellness that Works" to...


Florida authorities on Monday released hundreds of new pages in the case of a white man accused of fatally shooting a black man in a parking lot dispute in July.

According to a transcript of Michael Drejka's interview with Pinellas County Sheriff's detectives, he said that if Markeis McGlockton...


The government says a Sanford company will spend more than $6 million in penalties and repair costs for selling computer software that disables automotive emissions controls.

The Justice Department and Environmental Protection Agency say that Derive Systems sold 363,000 products that violated the...


A man is facing child abuse and neglect charges after Lake County Sheriff's deputies discovered a boy was living in a home filled with flies, cockroaches and maggots, according to an arrest affidavit.

Mark Cameron, 30, was arrested Saturday and taken to the Lake County Jail, where he has since...


School resource Deputy Fred Hilaire arrives at Millennium Middle 30 minutes before the first-period bell each day, giving kids fist bumps and high-fives.

When the students settle into class, he goes to work.

Hilaire strolls around the newly minted campus, jiggling classroom doors to make sure they...


Musician and lecturer Daryl Davis pulls up a picture on his phone in which he — a black man — is surrounded by people in white robes and pointed hoods, a cross burning in the background. It was taken two weeks ago.

"Here I am at a Klan rally," he says, as if talking about a backyard barbecue. "Listen,...


The co-founders of the photo-sharing app Instagram, Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger, said late Monday they're exiting the company they sold to Facebook six years ago, the latest chapter in an extended shakeup of the social media giant.

Systrom and Krieger submitted their resignations to Facebook...


A Daytona Beach police officer arrested a man Sunday after spotting him throwing another man "face-first" off the Main Street Bridge and 30 feet into the water, according to a report.

Derrick Goodin, 21, was charged with aggravated battery causing bodily harm, battery and disorderly conduct, according...