Archive for August, 2012

St. Cloud man faces attempted kidnapping charges.

ST. CLOUD — Parents have long warned their kids not to accept offers of a ride from strangers. The Osceola County Sheriff’s Office says a St. Cloud man got arrested on Thursday after he demonstrated just how dangerous a man with a truck — and, as it turns out, a screwdriver — can be. On [...]

Christina Crawford premieres her new documentary at Orlando’s Parliament House.

ORLANDO – Looking back on her life, Christina Crawford said she no longer wastes time hating those who hurt her along the way. “Hate is a useless pursuit,” she told an audience at the Footlight Theatre. “What you have to do is go on.” But she will admit to having little or no admiration for [...]

Three arrested as part of “Gone in 60 Seconds” crime ring.

BARTOW – Following weeks of investigations into an operation that got dubbed “Gone in 60 Seconds,” law enforcement agencies Central Florida have arrested three people for their involvement in a rash of car burglaries that also led to stolen identity problems, including in Polk County. The Polk County Sheriff’s Office said it was part of [...]

Theater artists get ready: Orlando Fringe applications go live.

ORLANDO – It’s never too early to start thinking Fringe. While it’s true that the annual event known as the Orlando International Fringe Theatre Festival won’t be launched until next May, the applications for that two week festival go live on Saturday. And this year’s Orlando Fringe – which is heading into its 22nd year [...]

Upcoming Wildflower Symposium hopes to educate about Florida’s native plants.

TAVARES – When people move from other states to Central Florida, they often want their garden to look just like the one they had up north. What they don’t always understand, Lisa Roberts said, is that the soil in Central Florida really has its own unique ways and methods – and not all plants that [...]

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