Apopka, Timber Creek, Boone and Windermere among area winners in girls basketball district finals. Seminole, Lake Highland Prep, Winter Park and Circle Christian among winners in boys soccer district finals. St. Cloud and Windermere bring home girls soccer district titles.
By Jaret Kappelman, Dominique Smith and Steve Gorches
Houston Astros veteran skipper Dusty Baker will lean on his decades of experience to help them move past a sign-stealing scandal that cost manager AJ Hinch and general manager Jeff Luhnow their jobs and made the club the villains of Major League Baseball.
Helping the Department of Citrus bring back free orange juice could hinge on a bigger debate, as the operations of state welcome centers remain locked in a legislative battle about the fate of the tourism-marketing agency Visit Florida.
State health officials put an immediate moratorium on admissions at Greenleaf Assisted Living in Kissimmee on Friday after a resident caught fire at the facility last month and later died.A pack of cigarettes was later found in the resident’s room, close to an oxygen tank. After an investigation this week, the Agency for Health Care Administration concluded that conditions at Greenleaf “present a threat to the health, safety, or welfare of a resident, which requires an immediate moratorium on admissions."
A UCF fraternity already in hot water has had its suspension extended through the end of 2020 after members were accused of misconduct including throwing drinks on to a dance floor and threatening to “jump” someone.
Royal Caribbean Anthem of the Seas returned from a Caribbean cruise to its home port in Bayonne, N.J. with several Chinese national passengers undergoing health screening for coronavirus, according to media reports.
Fifth Third Bank reversed itself Friday and said it would continue to support a Florida scholarship program that sends some tuition money to Christian schools with anti-LGBTQ policies. The bank, which sent $5.4 million in 2018 to the school voucher program, last week said it would not donate again until "all participating schools" adopt policies that protect gay students.
A food service worker in a Clermont Steak 'n Shake has tested positive for Hepatitis A, according to the Lake County health department.The individual worked a the restaurant, located at 2545 E. FL-50, between Jan. 1 to 19 and Jan. 28 and 29, and may have been infectious. There have been 183 hepatitis A cases in Florida so far this year.
After political worries prompted UCF leaders to kill a stadium sponsorship deal that would have been among the most profitable in college sports, a bill is moving forward that would require Florida’s public universities and colleges to obtain approval from state leaders before selling the naming rights to their athletic venues.
AdventHealth is building a freestanding ER and medical office building in Clermont at the intersection of S.R. 50 and Citrus Tower Blvd., less than a mile away from Orlando Health South Lake Hospital. The hospital said the plan is in response to the rapidly-growing population in the area. The facilities are expected to open in 2021.
The Florida Senate is poised to pass a bill Thursday that would require minors seeking an abortion to get the consent of a parent or guardian. The bill is seen by abortion rights activists as the first step by Republican lawmakers in chipping away at abortion rights.
A dispute has arisen after a 6-acre parcel donated by Kenneth Rubinson to the Oklawaha Valley Audubon Society in December 2007 was later put up for sale. The site is across from St. Patrick Catholic Church near Mount Dora.