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As UCF broke its huddle on the sidelines, Darriel Mack Jr. trotted out onto the field at Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium.

The Knights’ backup quarterback replaced Heisman hopeful McKenzie Milton in Saturday’s starting lineup against East Carolina, catching many off guard.

Mack took the opening snap and plowed...


Gov. Rick Scott and his wife have financial ties to the hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico electric utility, according to federal campaign disclosure records, the same company Scott has been advising the island government about getting back to operation after being hit hard by Hurricane Maria last year.

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text PHOTOS: IMMERSE event in downtown Orlando
Fri, 19 Oct 2018 21:00:00 PDT

Creative City Project IMMERSE in downtown Orlando on Saturday, October 20, 2018.  (Stephen M. Dowell/Orlando Sentinel)


Orlando resident Carlos Navarro has had his Hollywood moments, having appeared in Netflix’s "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt" and AMC’s blockbuster "The Walking Dead."

But on Saturday, the 37-year-old actor was on set at Wally’s, the Mills Avenue dive bar that shut down abruptly in August, to star in...


An emotional night at Oviedo began with the return of a beloved classmate and concluded with the football team winning its first district title since 2014.

Senior tight end Britton Daniel was back on campus amongst family and friends for the first time since beginning treatment for Ewing’s sarcoma,...


text Cocoa Beach rebounding quickly from red tide
Sat, 20 Oct 2018 11:15:00 PDT

Despite a large fish kill and the presence of red tide, Cocoa Beach residents and visitors were doing their normal thing on Saturday.

Runners, surfers, paddle boarders, anglers and sun bathers were all present in the area from the Cocoa Beach Pier to Lori Wilson Park, where hundreds of pogies and...


Could you imagine if the UCF Knights, or even the Florida Gators or FSU Seminoles, had star basketball players on their rosters who were named in a federal trial and suspected of accepting illicit cash payouts orchestrated by coaches and funded by shady sneaker-company reps?

NCAA investigators...


TALLAHASSEE — Visit Florida is moving forward with a $9 million marketing plan to combat media reports and negative public perceptions about how much of the state remains in ruins from Hurricane Michael.

The taxpayer-funded tourism agency’s executive committee voted Friday to support a plan that...


A spokesman for Turkey's ruling party vowed Saturday that the government would "uncover what has happened" to Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, as skepticism mounted over Saudi Arabia's account that the U.S.-based columnist was killed Oct. 2 during a fistfight inside the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul.

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A 65-year-old Apopka man was struck by a car and killed while walking across the street Friday night, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

In a report, police said 36-year-old Madairies Boyd of Apopka had been driving his 2004 Ford Mustang northbound on Apopka Boulevard when the pedestrian...


A Georgia police officer was fatally shot Saturday while responding to a suspicious vehicle parked near a middle school, authorities said.

Authorities are searching for suspects following the afternoon shooting near Snellville, the Gwinnett County Police Department said in a news release.

Multiple...


About 2,000 Central American migrants who circumvented Mexican police at a border bridge and swam, forded and floated across the river from Guatemala decided on Saturday to re-form their mass caravan and continue their trek northward toward the United States.

Gathered at a park in the border city...


text High school football coverage
Fri, 19 Oct 2018 19:50:00 PDT

Check out game stories and more from across Central Florida on Friday night.

For all of our coverage from Friday night, please click here.


A Lakeland City Commissioner who shot and killed a shoplifting suspect at his military supply store was indicted by a grand jury on a second-degree murder charge, according to the State Attorney's Office.

Lakeland Commissioner Michael Dunn was taken to the Polk County Jail on Friday. Saturday morning,...


The response was immediate - and incendiary - when people learned that students at the University of Southern Maine had been offered course credit if they joined a bus full of people planning to protest Brett Kavanaugh's nomination to the Supreme Court and lobby Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, to...


A man died in a car fire near Orange Blossom Trail early Saturday after he lost control of his car, left the road and struck two vehicles in a dealership lot, according to a report from the Florida Highway Patrol.

The 2008 BMW 328i also struck a fence and a tree before catching fire.

The man has...


President Donald Trump said Saturday he will exit a landmark arms control agreement the United States signed with the former Soviet Union, saying that Russia is violating the pact and it's preventing the U.S. from developing new weapons.

The 1987 pact, which helps protect the security of the U.S....


The Mega Millions lottery may see a streak of jackpot rollovers end as it heads toward a record $1.6 billion drawing on Tuesday.

As more tickets sell, chances grow that at least one buyer will pick all six winning numbers. That would stop the streak of 25 rollovers, most recently on Friday night.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — With his demand that the Pentagon create a new military service — a Space Force to assure "American dominance in space" — President Donald Trump has injected urgency into a long-meandering debate over the best way to protect U.S. interests in space, both military and commercial.

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The Saudi government acknowledged early Saturday that journalist Jamal Khashoggi was killed inside the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul, saying he died during a fistfight, but the new account may do little to ease international demands for the kingdom to be held accountable.

The announcement, which...


Rescuers from agencies across Central Florida were reunited with friends and family Friday after spending 10 days in the Panhandle rescuing people in need and clearing debris left behind by Hurricane Michael.

Seminole County firefighter David McDonald, one of the 46 members of FEMA Urban Search...


A 24-year-old man was shot multiple times Friday night near Waterbridge Circle and Orange Blossom Trail, according to the Orange County Sheriff's Office.

He ended up down the street at a shopping center, deputies say. It happened around 7:45 p.m.

He was taken to the hospital in critical condition....


I have voted all my adult life. Never skipped an election. Don’t think I’ve even skipped over a single race of any substance.

This year, however, there’s one race where I can’t in good conscience cast a ballot for anyone: Orange County Sheriff.

There are three candidates.

The Democrat has been...


The Orlando Sentinel Editorial Board endorses Andrew Gillum for Florida governor, Bill Nelson for U.S. Senate and Stephanie Murphy for U.S. House District 7. Also, the Sentinel recommends how to vote on 12 amendments on the 2018 ballot.

Associated Press