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Former Commissioner Enters Race for Orlando Mayor Hoping to Oust Dyer

Former Orlando City Commissioner Samuel B. Ings is campaigning on crime and homelessness to become Orlando’s next mayor against Buddy Dyer.

Volunteers Needed to Help Local Seniors Avoid Medicare Enrollment Fraud

Senior Resource Alliance needs volunteers in Orange, Osceola, Brevard and Seminole to help local seniors navigate Medicare insurance enrollment season.

OUC Opens Robinson EV Recharge Mobility Hub

Last month, OUC opened the Robinson Recharge Mobility Hub in Orlando, one of the largest electric vehicle (EV) charging stations in Florida.

Econlockhatchee Trail Expansion Project Underway

Work on a $66.7 million project to widen Econlockhatchee Trail in east Orange County is underway.

Goodwill Helping Teachers & Families with Back to School Costs

As Central Floridians start the new school year, Goodwill Industries of Central Florida is supporting local families and educators in multiple ways.

Showing Appreciation for Central Florida Foster Parent of the Year

A single foster mom and fourth-grade teacher at an Orange County charter school was chosen by Embrace Families as Foster Parent of the Year.

212,000 Orange County Students Return for First Day of School

Orange County Public Schools, the 8th largest school district in America, will welcome back an estimated 212,000 students for the 2023-24 school year.

Governor DeSantis Suspends State Attorney Worrell for Neglect of Duty, Incompetence

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis suspends Orange-Osceola State Attorney Monique Worrell for neglecting her duty to faithfully prosecute crime.

Orlando VA Healthcare System Hosts Maternal Health Summit

The Orlando VA Healthcare System hosted a Maternal Health Summit to better deliver perinatal services for Veterans.

Seminole Detective Arrested, Helped Suspects Seeking Sex with Minors

The Seminole County Sheriff's Office arrested a detective assigned to the SCSO Crimes Against Children Unit, on an active warrant for 15 felony charges.

All OCPS Students Will Receive All School Meals At No Charge

Orange County Public Schools announced the school system will serve all students, all school meals at no charge for the 2023-24 school year.

Local Students Selected for EA Orlando’s ‘Get in the Game’ STEAM Camp

High school students will experience the power of play and how they can shape the future of the video gaming industry with EA Orlando in Creative Village.

Orange County Tourism Tax Collections Down Consecutive Months

Tourism tax collections in Orange County are down yet again, which is the first time that there have been two consecutive months since Feb. 2021.

Celebrating the Fourth of July: Honoring Veterans’ Sacrifices and Commitment

As we approach the Fourth of July, it is essential to take a moment to reflect on the sacrifices and unwavering commitment of our nation's Veterans.

Goodwill Announces New Store Hours in Central Florida

Central Floridians now have even more opportunities to shop and donate at their local Goodwill with new store hours.  

Great Big Backpack Build: 400 Volunteers, 20,000 Backpacks for Students

A Gift for Teaching had 400 volunteers at the Orange County Convention Center packed brand-new backpacks and school supplies for local public schools.

Orlando Constituents Gather to Hear from Congressman Maxwell Frost

Orlando Congressman Maxwell Alejandro Frost discussed issues impacting families across Central Florida during a local town hall event.

I-Drive Workers Complete English Language Learning Pilot Program

Some 120 adult workers in the I-Drive area have completed three 8-week cycles of English Language Learning in classes provided through a local partnership.

Orlando Keeps Adding Jobs, Area Labor Force Rate Up

Orlando area’s labor force was up and the metro area continued to gain private sector jobs, Governor DeSantis announced.

Orlando Airport Prepares for 1 Million Travelers during Memorial Day Travel Period

Orlando is preparing for more than 1 million travelers coming through Orlando International Airport (MCO) during Memorial Day weekend travel period.

Florida Tourism Industry Booming: New Single Quarter Record Visitors

Florida saw the largest volume of visitors ever recorded in a single quarter between January and March of this year as the tourism industry is booming.

Orlando Celebrates Record Visitors in 2022, Ranks No. 1 U.S. Travel Destination

Visit Orlando announced record-breaking visitors in 2022, and Orlando maintains its leadership position as America’s most-visited destination.

Thousands of Senior Letters Delivered to OCPS Teachers

Thousands of teachers across Orange County Public Schools began receiving letters from graduating seniors letting them know how they changed their lives.

Hertz Partnership Expands Electric Vehicle Rentals, EV Charging in Orlando

Hertz and City of Orlando launch public private partnership aimed at accelerating the adoption of electric vehicles and expanding EV charging infrastructure.

OUC Board Votes to Decrease Fuel Rate, Lower Electric Rates for All Customers

OUC's Board of Commissioners voted to decrease pass-through fuel charges by 18% and lower electric rates for all OUC customers.

Lake Highland Students Put Orlando, Florida on National Science Map

A team of middle school students from Lake Highland Preparatory School in Orlando represented Florida in the National Science Bowl.

Orlando Tent City Forms in Parramore Near Soccer Stadium, ACE School

World-class city? City of Orlando and Mayor Buddy Dyer do not have much to say about a "tent city" that has formed near downtown in Parramore.

Positive Potential: The Power We All Have to Fight Hunger

Everyone has the potential to make a difference, no matter how you choose to act. Learn more about making an impact on hunger in Central Florida.

Celebrate Earth Month with OUC

Earth Day this April is a good time for Central Floridians to reflect on the impact they have on the planet and take steps to reduce their carbon footprint.

OCPS, Local Law Enforcement Keep Focus on School Safety

With recent school shootings and violence on the minds of many, OCPS and Orange County Sheriff's Office keep focus on local school safety.