Job satisfaction hits a three-decade high — but there are some red flags for employers
Job satisfaction is at its highest point in more than three decades, thanks to a tight labor market and more flexible work arrangements, but not everyone is satisfied with the status quo.
Seminole County emergency management officials urge residents to prepare for hurricane season
SEMINOLE COUNTY, Fla. — We all know the first storm of the hurricane season can hit anytime, which is why officials are urging homeowners to prepare. It's a good time to make sure trees near your home aren't going to lead to major headaches. Seminole County’s emergency manager, Alan...
Deputies: Woman followed by driver, hit by car in Volusia County
VOLUSIA COUNTY, Fla. — Sheriff's deputies in Volusia County say they are investigating a road rage incident that sent a woman to the hospital. The victim, a young woman from Sorrento, was in Deltona last night when she says a driver came up aggressively behind her and followed her for several minutes, hitting her vehicle from behind twice.
Memorial Day remembrance events in Central Florida
ORLANDO, Fla. – Memorial Day is observed on the last Monday of May, honoring the men and women who died while serving in the U.S. military. It became an official federal holiday in 1971, but was originally known as Decoration Day in the years following the Civil War. Here...
Tour the Crystal River and Swim with Manatees in Orlando!
As an affiliate-driven website, Icy Tales earns from qualifying purchases. 1. The Event2. Date and Time3. Start Point4. Food5. Safety6. Guide7. Tickets8. Swim with Manatee – Tour the Crystal River and Withlacoochee River. Being calm as a manatee and smart as crocs is the way to a successful life....
Apopka honors the soldier's sacrifice
The City of Apopka and the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 10147 would like to invite the public to join together as we honor the lives and legacy of our fallen military heroes at the Veterans Memorial. This is a time to gather and remember the ultimate sacrifice many...
Florida roofing worker is 4th lightning death in US this year. Here's how to keep yourself safe.
A construction worker in Florida died this week after being struck by lightning. Here's what you need to know to stay safe in a storm.
Firefighters put out burning vehicle in Winter Springs, 2nd to catch fire same day in Seminole
WINTER SPRINGS, Fla. – Seminole County firefighters took care of a burning vehicle Saturday night in Winter Springs. The fire was reported around 9:13 p.m. in Mosswood Circle, firefighters said. No injuries were reported from the fire, which had been contained to the vehicle’s engine bay, according to a...
Comfortable weather for this Memorial Day weekend with cool evening temps
We are seeing nice and dry temperatures this Saturday afternoon.
Here are the figures from the latest Orange County crime survey
ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. – The result of a neighborhood crime survey performed in Orange County had been launched and native leaders have shared the effects with the public on Friday via social media. During the assembly, Orlando police reported that the survey won 2,508 responses between April and May 12 and signifies that citizens really feel increasingly more much less protected in recent times.
City of Orlando aims to reduce waste and protect lakes; here’s how
A new partnership is working to make the City Beautiful a cleaner space.
1B Fastpitch Softball: Back-to-Back for Liberty Christian
YAKIMA, WA — Liberty Christian has been the team to catch this year in 1B softball, but the Patriots were in a league of their own. Despite playing in three games at the state tournament, it took just 15.5 innings to complete their reign. Their perfect season (24-0) came to a close with a 12-2 win in five innings over Inchelium.
SEE: Come Out With Pride unveils its new logo
Orlando’s nonprofit Come Out With Pride is looking fresh with the launch of its new logo.
US Marshals locate 225 missing children across US, including in Florida
Orlando, Florida was among 16 locations searched during a nation-wide missing child operation led by the U.S. Marshals Service. Operation We Will Find You ran over the course of 10 weeks and located 225 missing and endangered children, including runaways and abductions. The operation focused on areas with high concentrations...
College Park local puts a twist on the cake pop
Alyssa Louche puts the “pop” in cake pop with her unique twist on the classic treat. Unlike traditional cake pops, which are rolled into balls and dipped in chocolate, Louche uses silicone molds to make her specialty sweets. She coats the mold in chocolate, then once it dries fills it with cake and adds another layer of chocolate on top. She then “pops” the cake out of the mold, creating cake pops in a wide variety of shapes and sizes.
Florida mom hopes to find nurse who saved daughter's life during flight
SANFORD, Fla. - A Sanford, Florida mother is looking for the nurse who saved her daughter’s life on a flight. Last week, Makayla Piper was flying from Indiana to Florida when she had a serious diabetic emergency. Her mother, unaware of what happened in the skies, knew something was wrong when she saw ambulances at the airport.
Homicide investigations in Titusville, Orlando after separate shootings
BREVARD COUNTY, Fla. — Authorities in Titusville and Orlando are conducting separate investigations after Saturday morning fatal shootings. Titusville police are conducting a homicide investigation after a man was found dead early Saturday. Officers responded at 4 a.m. to an initial report of a hit-and-run near the intersection of...
New STEM mural at Grand Avenue Community Center
Orlando loves its murals, both outside and inside. A new STEM-themed mural was recently painted at the Grand Avenue Neighborhood Center to highlight the Orlando Science Center’s STEM Lab. The STEM Lab is part of OSC’s Neighborhood Science Program, an initiative focused on providing high-quality STEM education multiple days...
To save a mockingbird
Editor's Note: Pastor Joe Escobar wrote this letter to Apopka author Charles Towne after reading Towne's article entitled: "The Mourning Crow", published last weekend (on May 21st). Chaz,. Your work has touched my heart. When I was in college, l developed a love for literature and the power of the...
How you can fight back against the crusade to ban books | Editorial
On March 17, 1946, before a mostly appreciative crowd that included both Black and Caucasian civic leaders and throngs of local residents, Jackie Robinson stepped onto the grassy field of a beautiful little ballpark in Daytona Beach and made history as the first player to break Major League Baseball’s color barrier. Seventy-seven years and one day after Robinson’s debut, hundreds of people ...
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