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Central Florida

New Laboratory in Lake Mary

Pathnostics recently announced the broadening of its diagnostic laboratory capabilities with the opening of its third lab, located in Lake Mary, Florida.

Partnership to Plant Seagrass in Indian River Lagoon Tributaries

Submerged plants will help to improve water quality and provide food for starving Florida manatees.

Central Florida Wendy’s Sourcing Renewable Energy from Power Grid

Seven Wendy's Restaurants will be powered by solar energy from Duke Energy's Community Solar Program, with 35 sites expected to go 100% solar by 2025.

Deputy-Involved Shooting in Polk County Ends with Suspect Arrested

Two deputies responding to a suspicious person call near Lakeland were struck by the suspect's vehicle, forcing them to fire their handguns.

Climate First Bank Opens Mount Dora Branch

Climate First Bank, the world’s first bank dedicated to fighting the climate crisis, opened its second Central Florida location in Mount Dora.

Helping Neighbors and Spreading Holiday Cheer All Year

If you’ve ever dropped off a box of donations at your local Goodwill, you might have wondered what happens to it after you hand it over. Find out here.

Largest Fentanyl Trafficking Seizure in Polk County History

The fentanyl was being manufactured in Mexico and sent into the United States to be made into synthetic pills and sold on the streets.

Haines City Commission Approved Purchase of Police Body Cameras

The Haines City Commission approved the purchase of police body cameras.

SpaceChain Launches Second Ethereum Virtual Machine Payload on SpaceX Falcon 9 Rocket

SpaceChain launched its second Ethereum Virtual Machine payload into space aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket to the ISS.

Tampa General Hospital Reaches Milestone in Newborn Deliveries

The city of Tampa just got an official boost in its resident population with a record number of newborns delivered at Tampa General Hospital.

Big Cats Enjoy Thanksgiving Turkeys at Big Cat Rescue

There is always a lot happening at Big Cat Rescue, and for the holiday the big cats got to enjoy Thanksgiving turkeys too!

Orlando VA Launches ‘Home for the Holidays’ Campaign

A “Home for the Holidays” campaign aiming to find permanent housing for at least 100 military Veterans in Central Florida was launched.

Local Doggy Daycare & Boarding Hosts First Annual Queens for Canines

An inclusive community night of drag performances, Queens for Canines raised money for local dog rescues.

U.S. Postal Service Holiday Ready, Well Prepared to Deliver Fast

The U.S. Postal Service has been hard at work preparing for the holiday season since January.

Changing Lives, One Case at a Time

There are about 2,000 child protection caseworkers in Florida who dedicate their careers to helping families and neighbors in need.

Second Harvest Volunteers Rescue 195,000 Pounds of Fresh Produce

Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida volunteers rescued 196,285 pounds of fresh fruits and vegetables.

Florida Strawberry Festival Announces Event Theme, Entertainment Lineup

The Florida Strawberry Festival announced today the theme for its 88th annual event – “We Have a Winner!” “Yes, it points to the recent win we achieved in naming strawberry shortcake as Florida’s official dessert as we’re a little partial to the berry,” said President Paul Davis. “We’re excited about...

Final Home Opportunities at Two Greater Orlando Communities

Landsea Homes announced final home opportunities are available at Ardmore Reserve in Minneola and Celery Oaks in Sanford, Florida.

Lighthouse Central Florida Receives Grant to Help Visually Impaired Teens, Adults

Lighthouse Central Florida was awarded a $30,000 grant from the Regions Foundation, a nonprofit initiative funded primarily by Regions Bank.

Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa Donates $750,000 to Local Charities

The 75 local area charities receiving $10,000 each during a reception at the Gold Elvis Piano from Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa included:

Two Tampa General Hospital Surgery Centers Named to Newsweek’s Best List

Two Tampa General Hospital surgery centers have been named to Newsweek's list of Best Ambulatory Surgery Centers for 2023.

Goodwill Shoppers Rally Behind Hurricane Ian Relief Efforts

Goodwill asked shoppers to roundup their purchases at checkout to help neighbors in Southwest Florida get back on their feet.

Third Annual Drive Thru Challenge at Central Florida McDonald’s

Local McDonald’s restaurants across Central Florida will compete in the Third Annual Drive Thru Challenge through December 4th.

Local Franchise Announces Lift-a-Thon Fundraiser Supporting Special Olympics

Epic Health and Fitness will be hosting their first Lift-a-Thon fundraiser in support of the Special Olympics.

Seminole County Opens Emergency Shelters, Announces Voluntary Evacuation

Seminole County Emergency Management opened emergency shelters at Bentley Elementary School and Lawton Chiles Middle School.

Storm Watch: Central Florida in Path Once Again

A new weather warning says Subtropical Storm Nicole "will bring significant impacts to East Central Florida."

Boeing Pushes Back Crewed Starliner Spacecraft Flight

Boeing has pushed back a crewed flight on the Starliner spacecraft, but NASA agrees the new timeframe is optimal for International Space Station.

Sale of Bohemian Hotel Celebration in Orlando

Real estate capital markets advisor completes sale of 115-room Bohemian Hotel Celebration, located close to Walt Disney World.

Construction Underway of WOW! Fiber Network in Altamonte Springs

WOW! Internet, Cable & Phone announced construction is underway in Central Florida, bringing the all-IP fiber network to Altamonte Springs.

Tomahawk Robotics Successfully Hosts Microsoft Azure SDK on KxM Body-Worn Edge Processor

Tomahawk Robotics successfully hosted Microsoft Azure SDK on their KxM edge device.