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Orlando & Orange County

Pine Hills Rapist Responsible for Four Sexual Attacks on Women Arrested

The Orange County Sheriff's Office arrested who they call the Pine Hills Rapist, a local man responsible for at least four sexual attacks on women.

Orlando Gay Bar Vandal Arrested, No Hate Crime at District Dive

Orlando Police have arrested a local gay bar vandal, and determined there was no indication that this act was motivated by prejudice or hate.

Improvements Planned for Econlockhatchee Trail Total $66.7 Million

Orange County approved a $66.7 million construction contract to make improvements to Econlockhatchee Trail near Lake Underhill Road.

Over Spring Break, Let Kids Relax and Unwind – and Rediscover a Love of Learning

Guest column discusses five ways for students to relax and unwind over Spring Break, so they come back excited and prepared for the rest of the year.

Disney Workers Demanding Raise to $18/hour

Saying they need a bigger raise, Disney cast members say high cost of rent and other expenses in Orlando created a "state of emergency."

March Madness Returns to Orlando’s Amway Center

Orlando hosts some games for the First and Second Rounds of the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship.

Orlando VA Program Treats Veterans with Serious Mental Health Disorders

The Orlando VA Healthcare System in Lake Nona launched the utilization of Somatic Treatment for Veterans with serious mental health disorders.

Watering Two Days a Week Resumes

OUC is reminding local residents that when we "spring forward" into Daylight Saving Time, the watering schedule is back to two days per week.

Women Warned After String of Sexual Attacks at Orlando Bus Stops

Following a string of sexual attacks, the Orange County Sheriff's Office is warning women to avoid standing or walking outside alone.

Mayor Names Chairs for Tourist Development Tax Citizen Advisory Task Force

Orange County Mayor Jerry Demings announced Co-Chairs for the recently announced Tourist Development Tax (TDT) Citizen Advisory Task Force.

Annual OUC Golf Tournament Donates 100K+ to Local Charities

More than $100,000 was raised by 144 golfers at the annual OUC Charity Golf Tournament held recently at Shingle Creek Golf Club.

Celebration Among the Oaks Helicopter Egg Drop Announced

The Town of Oakland’s Celebration Among the Oaks event returns with expanded footprint, more experiences, thousands of eggs and boutique vendors.

Orlando Fringe Announces Return to Loch Haven Park

Orlando Fringe announced the 32nd annual Orlando International Fringe Theatre Festival is returning to Loch Haven Park.

Orange County Opens Office of Tenant Services

Orange County recently opened its Office of Tenant Services to help residents understand their rights and have access to assistance.

Orange County Arts & Cultural Affairs Presents Bob Smedley, Paper Artist

The work of Bob Smedley, Paper Artist, will be featured by Orange County Arts & Cultural Affairs for its March Art in the Atrium exhibition.

League of Women Voters Addresses State of Education in Florida

The League of Women Voters of Orange County, Florida will discuss culture wars in Florida schools, curriculum controversies and more.

Apopka Firefighters Announce Vote of No Confidence

The Apopka Professional Firefighters Association recently held a vote of confidence in regards to the leadership of Fire Chief Sean Wylam.

Society of Professional Journalists Reacts to Shooting of Spectrum News 13 Journalists

The Society of Professional Journalists issued a statement on the shooting of Spectrum News 13 journalists in deadly Orlando shooting spree in Pine Hills.

Orlando Suspect, 19, Caught after 3 Deadly Pine Hills Shootings

Another community tragedy: Pine Hills shooting spree left three dead, including a young woman, a 9-year-old girl and a Spectrum News 13 employee.

Whistleblower Signed Sworn Statement Against Supervisor of Elections Cowles

Whistleblower signs sworn statement alleging election integrity concerns and potential felonies under Orange County Supervisor of Elections Bill Cowles.

Animal Rights Group Protests Foie Gras at Local Grocer Wild Fork

Animal rights activists from Direct Action Everywhere gathered in front of local grocer Wild Fork to protest the sale of foie gras.

Central Floridians Join Rep. Maxwell Frost for Orlando Swearing-In Ceremony

Orlando Congressman Maxwell Alejandro Frost was ceremonially sworn in by former U.S. Rep. Val Demings in front of a local crowd of reportedly 1,000 people.

$16 Million Grant for Wekiwa Springs Septic-to-Sewer Program

The Orange County Utilities Wekiwa Springs Septic-to-Sewer Program was recently awarded $16 million wastewater grant.

New Prostate Cancer Treatment Launched at Orlando Health

Oncologists at Orlando Health Cancer Institute introduced patients to a new drug for treatment of advanced prostate cancer.

Orange County Medical Examiner Appointed to State Commission

Orange County Mayor Demings announced Dr. Joshua Stephany was selected by Gov. DeSantis to serve on the Florida Medical Examiners Commission.

George C. Young American Inn of Court Selects Seven FAMU Law Students

Seven Florida A&M University (FAMU) College of Law third-year students have been accepted as members of the George C. Young American Inn of Court.

Orange County Presents Mär Martinez: Holding Myself Close

Orange County Arts & Cultural Affairs presents Mär Martinez: Holding Myself Close, with Art in the Chambers opening reception on Feb. 27th.

Orlando Violent Crimes Detectives Make Attempted Murder Arrest

Violent Crimes detectives apprehended the suspect who beat and stomped on an Orlando victim, leaving him with life-threatening injuries.

Animal Rights Group to Protest Foie Gras in Winter Park This Weekend

Grassroots animal rights network Direct Action Everywhere (DxE) released details to protest yet another location in Winter Park over foie gras.

Major Orlando Drug Trafficking Conspiracy Busted

A big drug trafficking operation in Orlando has been officially busted by the Drug Enforcement Administration’s “Operation Titan Fall” investigation.