Orange County

Mosquito-borne illness risk heighten in Florida

Mosquito-borne illness risk heighten in Florida

Increased risk of human infection of a deadly mosquito borne illness has health officials advising Floridians to take precautions. The Florida Department of Health in Orange County (DOH-Orange) advised July 25 there has been an increase in mosquito-borne disease activity in areas of Orange County, specifically from Eastern equine encephalitis virus (EEEV) infection. According the […]

Gulf Breeze Black Widow’s tangled web

Gulf Breeze Black Widow’s tangled web

Judias (Judy) V. Goodyear was anything but good. She was a walking paradox. She would go one step further than a true black widow, however. She would also be the first woman executed in Florida in 150 years. And the first woman to die in an electric chair. In 1978, she would change her last […]

Five Things to Know in Florida for May 11

Five Things to Know in Florida for May 11

SeaWorld Orlando’s new shark-themed coaster opening in June Mako, the park’s first new high-thrill ride in seven years, is being billed as the tallest, longest and fastest roller coaster in Orlando. It opens to park-goers June 10. Mako, named after one of the fastest and most powerful sharks in the ocean, will be the centerpiece […]

5 Things to Know in Florida for June 1

5 Things to Know in Florida for June 1

Your daily look at news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about in Florida today. Legislators return with plan to end budget stalemate Florida legislators are returning to the state Capitol for a 20-day special session where they are expected to pass a new state budget. State government would be forced to shut […]