Jurors will hear closing arguments today at the Orange County Courthouse before they decide if Markeith Loyd should be sentenced to life in prison or the death penalty for killing his pregnant ex-girlfriend Sade Dixon and her unborn child.
It’s a bold idea in these divisive times — getting strangers to come together for a civil conversation — especially in a place where people are notoriously uninvolved. But on Thursday, the Central Florida Foundation hopes to have thousands of local residents join in what it’s calling Table Talk — mostly small groups discussing what want to change about the community.
Postseason golf and volleyball continues, with Winter Park, Windermere and The First Academy winning the boys district titles. Olympia, Lake Mary Prep, and The First Academy won the girls district titles.
A prison guard at Central Florida Reception Center was arrested Tuesday following an internal investigation which found he beat an inmate and lied about the nature of the fight in an incident report, the Florida Department of Corrections announced.
Seminole, Edgewater and Jones – the area’s top-ranked high school football teams in the Sentinel Super 16 – currently own the top seed in their respective regions. Apopka ranks third behind Seminole and St. Johns Bartram Trail in 8A, Region 1.
Orange County hired a project manager Tuesday to watch over the $605-million expansion of its convention center. Kenneth Champion served in supervisory positions on large-scale construction projects at iconic national venues.
Area No. 1 Lake Highland Prep, No. 2 Hagerty and No. 3 Lyman will host region quarterfinal girls volleyball matches this week. Other district champions with home-court advantage include East Ridge, Osceola, Windermere High, Winter Springs, St. Cloud, Trinity Prep, Geneva School, Foundation and First Academy-Leesburg.
Lake Highland Prep, Hagerty and Lyman remain 1-2-3 in the Sentinel Super Six girls volleyball rankings going into region tournament play. The new FHSAA seeding system, based on MaxPreps power rankings, set up four rematches of last week's district finals in the first round of region play.
Former corrections officer Toniqua Pitt was arrested Monday following an investigation into a video filmed March 3 that showed her having sex with an inmate at the Orlando Bridge Community Release Center, where Pitt was employed.
The partisan fight over abortion laws returned to the Florida Capitol on Tuesday, as GOP lawmakers pushed to require parental consent before a minor can receive an abortion and anti-abortion activists eye a new conservative Florida Supreme Court that could uphold more expansive abortion restrictions.
Daily Orlando Sentinel Now podcast: Has plant-based dining finally hit the tipping point? Where Florida universities rank on global list. Local lawyer whose son committed suicide starts podcast to talk about how to live a life of meaning after the tragedy of suicide.
Three months ago, 19-year-old Johnny Brummit of Orlando was at the White House, shaking hands with President Donald and talking about how his life had changed. Now he's in the Orange County jail, facing charges of attempted felony murder. His supporters say they're heartbroken.