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Search for armed robbery suspect puts Orange County schools on lockout  WKMG News 6 & ClickOrlando

A search for an armed robbery suspect with an active warrant Tuesday morning led to a lockout at three schools, according to the Orange County Sheriff's Office.

Lockdown lifted at Olympia High School following bomb threat  Orlando Sentinel

A lockdown and evacuation at Olympia High School have been lifted following a bomb threat and students have returned to the building, Orange County Public ...

Olympia High theater students to perform "Once on this Island"  West Orange Times & Windermere Observer

Olympia High School theater students will perform “Once on This Island” from April 5 to 7.

Olympia high student makes name for herself in modeling industry  West Orange Times & Windermere Observer

Victoria Jimenez, a junior at Olympia High School, is no stranger to the runway and demands of the modeling industry.

Garden Choir hosts a concert of love  West Orange Times & Windermere Observer

Olympia High's Bella Voce will be performing the the Garden Choir's fall concert, “A Tapestry of Love: Featuring Trotta's 'For a Breath of Ecstasy,'” on Nov. 10.

PHOTOS: Olympia High School Senior Walkout  West Orange Times & Windermere Observer

A cloud of confetti and baby powder settled over the Olympia High School courtyard as dozens graduating seniors took part in the school's Senior Walkout ...

Olympia High School back to normal after social media threat  News965

Parents lined up at the attendance office at Olympia High School 4301 S Apopka Vineland Rd, Orlando, FL to take their children out of school Wednesday after a ...

PHOTOS: Olympia High School Walkout  West Orange Times & Windermere Observer

Students at Olympia High School joined thousands of their peers in a district-wide walkout Wednesday, March 14.

GALLERY: Olympia High School Graduation 2017  West Orange Times & Windermere Observer

The CFE Arena at UCF was filled with cheering and clapping as Olympia High's Class of 2017 celebrated its graduation.

Central Florida's National Merit semifinalists announced  Orlando Sentinel

More than 100 Central Florida high school students are semifinalists in the National Merit Scholarship Program, meaning their scores on the PSAT — a ...

Olympia High’s Civil Air Patrol cadet commander promoted  West Orange Times & Windermere Observer

Kendall Barrows, a rising junior at Olympia High School, has achieved the rank of Civil Air Patrol second lieutenant in two years.

Best public high schools in Florida: U.S. News releases 2018 list  Orlando Sentinel

Twenty-five Central Florida high schools earned top rankings in the latest U.S. News & World Report's “best high schools” list meant to showcase excellent ...

West Orange football coach Bob Head arrested on domestic violence charge  Orlando Sentinel

West Orange High School head football coach Bob Head was arrested Monday, accused of striking his wife in the head with a decorative object during an ...

PHOTOS: Central Florida's students, teachers return to school  News 13 Orlando

The rest of Central Florida will be returning to school, but this is not a normal school year.

GALLERY: Olympia High School Class of 2016 Graduation  West Orange Times

Olympia High School said farewell to its class of 2016 in a graduation ceremony Thursday, May 27, at the CFE Arena, located on the University of Central ...

GALLERY: Olympia High School 2016 Senior Walkout  West Orange Times

Armed with silly string, shaving cream and streamers, the members of Olympia High School's Class of 2016 stormed out of school this morning during the ...

Olympia High dismisses football coach | Observer Preps  West Orange Times & Windermere Observer

Kyle Hayes was relieved of his duties by Olympia High Principal Guy Swenson after three seasons at the helm.

Olympia High teacher awarded history organization's Teacher of the Year  West Orange Times

David Lovely was awarded the Daughters of the American Revolution's Teacher of the Year award for Orange County.

9 Family Connection: Olympia H.S. student picks Harvard over 9 others  WFTV Orlando

Tianhao “Tony” Wu, a recent Olympia High School graduate and Orange County Public Schools' Super Scholar headed to Harvard, considers his father a key ...

'Alternative' education: Using charter schools to hide dropouts and game the system  Orlando Weekly

School officials nationwide dodge accountability ratings by steering low achievers to alternative programs. In Orlando, Florida, the nation's tenth-largest district, ...

The mysterious and spooky comes alive at Olympia High School  West Orange Times & Windermere Observer

Things are taking a quirky turn at Olympia High School as the theater department stages “The Addams Family” musical this weekend. What makes this show ...

Graduation day for Reese Domond  West Orange Times & Windermere Observer

Olympia High senior Reese Domond couldn't attend his graduation ceremony, so his family brought graduation to his hospital room in St. Petersburg.

VIDEO: New Olympia girls basketball coach settles in | Observer Preps  West Orange Times & Windermere Observer

After having a fantastic season last year, one in which the Titans made it all the way to the FHSAA Class 9A State Semifinals in Lakeland, the Olympia High girls ...

Volusia County joins others in banning backpacks at games  News 13 Orlando

VOLUSIA COUNTY, Fla. — Another Central Florida school district is banning backpacks at sporting events because of fears that someone may bring a gun to a ...

Orange County school district denies dumping students into alternative schools  Orlando Sentinel

An Orange County charter school is a “release valve” for the district, taking in students with poor academic records who were unlikely to graduate on time, ...

Man accused of shooting girlfriend previously held gun to her chest, records show  WKMG News 6 & ClickOrlando

Orlando police said a man arrested in Seminole County Tuesday killed his live-in girlfriend Tiffany Linquanti, who was shot last month in Lake Nona and ...

Sports Spotlight - Windermere Observer: Luke Carey  West Orange Times & Windermere Observer

Luke Carey spent the majority of his summer in the pool improving his water polo game.

Olympia High assistant principal lives double-life as martial arts master, professional breaker  West Orange Times & Windermere Observer

Olympia High Assistant Principal Nick Zambri is a fifth-degree blackbelt, a world champion power breaker and recently became the owner of his own gym.

Don't Look Now, But the South Florida Polo Scene Is Exploding  Swimming World Magazine

For South Florida polo to grow requires devoted parents, an upswing in high school participation and more coaches to relocate to the region.

OCPS students accepted into prestigious universities  West Orange Times

Orange County Public School students from across the county are being recognized for their acceptance into 32 of the top colleges, universities and *service* ...

Life in prison — not death penalty — for Sanel Saint-Simon  Orlando Sentinel

Closing arguments are expected Thursday in the death penalty trial of Sanel Saint-Simon, convicted of murdering 16-year-old Alexandria Chery.

MY VIEW: Students shadow Windermere mayor  West Orange Times & Windermere Observer

Windermere Mayor Gary Bruhn held his annual Spend a Day with the Mayor event May 4.

Jurors hear evidence of teenager's sexual assault, will decide whether mother's boyfriend deserves death penalty  Orlando Sentinel

An Orange County jury will decide whether a man convicted of murdering his girlfriend's teenage daughter should be sentenced to death or life in prison.

FL Investigating Graduation Rates Following ProPublica Report - Commentaries - From the Pages of Orlando Weekly  WMFE

Florida is investigating graduation rates at alternative charter schools after a ProPublica report about an Orange County charter school that served as a “release ...

Sanel Saint-Simon found guilty of killing his girlfriend's teenage daughter  Orlando Sentinel

An Orange County man murdered his longtime girlfriend's 16-year-old daughter in 2014, a jury decided Tuesday night. Sanel Saint-Simon could face the death ...

Florida to Examine Whether Alternative Charter Schools Underreport Dropouts  ProPublica

State officials are following up on a ProPublica report last month that Orlando uses alternative charter schools to boost ratings and hide dropouts.

St. Petersburg hospital room site for high school graduation  WFLA

It's graduation time all across the area. High school seniors are donning their caps and gowns to receive their diplomas. But one graduate couldn't make it to his ...

Jury selection begins in Alexandria Chery murder case  Orlando Sentinel

Jury selection began Monday for a man accused of killing his girlfriend's 16-year-old daughter and leaving her body in the woods near the Osceola-Polk county ...

Department of Health in Orange County welcomes new preventative medicine resident  The Apopka Voice

The Florida Department of Health in Orange County is pleased to welcome Preventive Medicine Resident Tolu Adebanjo, M.D., M.P.H..

'I don't know what happened:' Man convicted of Alexandria Chery's murder sentenced to life in prison  Orlando Sentinel

Sanel Saint Simon will be sentenced to life in prison for the murder of Alexandria Chery, his 16-year-old stepdaughter.

Recap: National Signing Day Wednesday  WESH Orlando

National signing day is Wednesday and elite high school athletes from all over Central Florida are signing their national letters of intent to play their sport at the ...

‘Hiding dropouts’ is not the goal, OCPS says  West Orange Times & Windermere Observer

Orange County Public Schools, which was the subject of a recent article published by ProPublica and USA Today, has maintained that suppressing dropout ...

2021's Junior Muratovic wants to be the next Drew Brees  Youth1

Junior Muratovic is one of the best players from the Orlando, FL area in the Class of 2021. The 6-foot, 165-pound Muratovic, who attends Olympia High School, ...

Olympia Winter Guard's show has a celestial spin  West Orange Times

Olympia High School's Winter Guard competes March 19 at the WGI Competition.

Orange approves alternative charter school for renewal  Orlando Sentinel

Saying Sunshine High offers a “last chance” for students to graduate, the Orange County School Board voted unanimously to renew the contract of the ...

Suspect in Alex Chery's death pleads not guilty to tampering with evidence  WESH Orlando

The only suspect in the death of an Orange County teen was arraigned in court Monday morning where he pleaded not guilty to tampering with evidence.

Trial begins for man accused of murdering 16-year-old  Orlando Sentinel

Opening statements in the trial of Sanel Saint Simon, who could get the death penalty if convicted of murdering his 16-year-old step-daughter Alexandria Chery ...

Olympia High School students warm winter, hearts with donated hoodies  West Orange Times & Windermere Observer

The engineering club at Olympia High School donated a box full of extra hoodies to Matthew's Hope Thursday, Feb. 2.

Search continues for missing swimmer in Windermere  News 13 Orlando

Law enforcement officials are still looking for a man thought to have gone underwater in a lake in Windermere early Sunday evening.

Four-star Florida QB Joe Milton commits to Michigan  USA TODAY High School Sports

Michigan has its next quarterback. Or to be technical it's next, next, next quarterback. Four-star quarterback Joe Milton from Olympia (Orlando) announced ...

Garden Choir’s 11th season begins August 20  West Orange Times & Windermere Observer

The Garden Choir's 11th season will feature four main concerts in addition to performances at various other events.

Teens beat man during robbery, deputies say  WKMG Orlando

A group of teens beat a man, robbed him and then posted pictures of the stolen items on Instagram, deputies say.

Former Jet Chris Johnson wounded in drive-by shooting near Florida Mall that left another man dead  Orlando Sentinel

Former Olympia High School player and New York Jets running back Chris Johnson was shot in the shoulder in a drive-by shooting Sunday morning that left ...

Volunteers — Health Central's behind-the-scenes workers  West Orange Times & Windermere Observer

The more than 200 volunteers at Health Central Hospital range in age from teenagers to senior citizens and help keep the hospital running smoothly.

Wolverines dominate on the mound | Observer Preps  West Orange Times & Windermere Observer

At Windermere High, a stable of pitchers is looking to propel the program forward in its second season.

Michigan QB commit Joe Milton on throwing ball 70 yards: 'I can do it anytime, anywhere'  USA TODAY High School Sports

Michigan's newest quarterback commitment, Orlando (Fla.) Olympia's Joe Milton, doesn't want to be know entirely for his arm. As his profile raised in the past few ...

Bobby Foster is living beyond his diagnosis  West Orange Times & Windermere Observer

Bobby Foster sought a life coach and became one himself to control his cystic fibrosis instead of letting it control him.

PHOTOS: Ocoee High School Walkout  West Orange Times & Windermere Observer

Ocoee High seniors walked out of school for their last time as students on Tuesday, May 15.

Top Olympia divers spend the rest of the year with club diving program  Orange Observer

Several Olympia High School divers strengthen their performance by training year round with YCF Diving.

Sports Spotlight - Windermere Observer: Caroline Hwang  West Orange Times & Windermere Observer

Olympia High School freshman golfer Caroline Hwang placed 12th at state last weekend.

College notebook: 4 Bearcats named All-GLVC honors, LU-B names month’s top athletes  Belleville News-Democrat

Here is a look at the latest news in athletics from McKendree University, SIUE and Lindenwood University Belleville for Friday November 2, 2018.

Emergency contact information in Central Florida  WKMG Orlando

Find important emergency contact information for the Central Florida area and statewide on SHELTERS. Shelter openings are ...

About 7,200 teachers win 'best and brightest' bonuses this year  Orlando Sentinel

Nearly 7200 Florida teachers will get bonuses this year under a hotly debated program that ties the extra pay to scores on college admissions exams.

Olympia High alumna spearheads project to improve access to breast cancer treatment in South Africa  West Orange Times

Back when Monica Rex was a junior at Olympia High School, along the way to graduating in 2012 with a 5.46 GPA and serving as the school's National Honor ...

GALLERY: “Big River” at St. Luke’s United Methodist Church  West Orange Times

There's something special about the character of Jim with which Michael Morman can relate. Morman, who has performed in Central Florida theater for 30 years, ...

Students of the Natyatharu Performing Arts School learn Bharathanatyam, a 4,000-year-old Indian...  West Orange Times & Windermere Observer

The school will host its fourth annual recital Sunday at Olympia High School.

Windermere High School Community Event and Scrimmage  West Orange Times & Windermere Observer

Members of the brand-new high school's football team took to the field in uniform to show the community what they'd been working on.

Alexandria Chery: Rape, Pregnancy Rumors Swirl Twitter After Florida Teen Goes Missing  International Business Times

A possible phony story about Alexandria Chery went viral on Twitter and claimed she was raped, impregnated and killed by her stepfather.

Victoria Siegel fought prescription-drug addiction, family says  Orlando Sentinel

An autopsy has been completed on 18-year-old Victoria Siegel, daughter of "Queen of Versailles" stars David and Jackie Siegel.

New pastor at Lifebridge Church transitioned from the links to the pulpit  West Orange Times & Windermere Observer

The faith journey of Ralph Howe from professional golfer to becoming the new senior pastor at Lifebridge Church in Windermere is one adorned with doors ...

Which high schools have produced the most MLB All-Stars?  MaxPreps

MaxPreps News - Florida, California dominate list of schools with multiple All-Stars over last 20 years.

A convicted felon who was a junior college All-American last year, looks for someone to take a chance on him  Orlando Sentinel

Prisoners have a saying about the day they're released. Never turn around to look at the building; if you do, you'll be back. So when 21-year-old Kenny Turner ...

Discovery Church pastor resigns after admitting to affair  Orlando Sentinel

Discovery Church Pastor David Loveless has resigned after admitting to an affair with a woman; he has been married 33 years.

Jeff Day out at News 13  Orlando Sentinel

You've seen the last of chief meteorologist Jeff Day at News 13. He was told Friday morning that his contract was terminated.

MiLB announces May Players of the Month

Minor League Baseball today announced the Player of the Month Award winners in each of the 10 full season leagues for the month of May.

How do certain NFL players run so fast?

How do American football players like Chris Johnson, Dri Archer and Jacoby Ford run so fast? Originally answered on July 20th, 2015. This question originally ...

Miami Hurricanes 2018 Quarterback offer break down: Joe Milton  FanSided

Coach Mark Richt and the Miami Hurricanes offer Orlando based Olympia High school quarterback Joe Milton. Canes Warning takes a look Milton's skill set.

Following accident, father urges town to reconsider roundabouts  West Orange Times & Windermere Observer

A recent pedestrian accident in Windermere sparked concerns regarding the safety of roundabouts.

A few of the best events coming to Orlando this balmy holiday season  Orlando Weekly

The holidays are always a weird time in Florida. We lack the traditional chill our northern cousins are privy to (in so many ways). You're more likely to spend ...

Photos: NBA moms celebrity mixer at Chef Stefano's  Orlando Sentinel

caption id="attachment_1673" align="alignnone" width="575" caption="Lucille O'Neal, President of the Mothers of Professional Basketball Players Association ...

Jesse Winker Stats, Fantasy & News

November 2, 2018, Cincinnati Reds activated RF Jesse Winker from the 60-day injured list. July 31, 2018, Cincinnati Reds transferred RF Jesse Winker from the ...

Thespians compete in 2015 district festival  Orange Observer

Five high schools in West Orange competed in the District 5 Thespians festival last weekend. Dr. Phillips High School will take its one-act play to the state ...

Grief fuels timeshare king David Siegel's fight against drug addiction  Orlando Sentinel

Westgate Resorts CEO David Siegel said his 18-year-old daughter's death from a fatal drug overdose last year changed his view on addiction.

Wayne Brady recalls his theatrical roots at Dr. Phillips High  West Orange Times & Windermere Observer

Five-time Emmy Award winner and Grammy nominee Wayne Brady — a Dr. Phillips High alum — recently was inducted into the Orange County Public School's ...

The 'Queen of Versailles' Death Mystery: A Fallen Heiress and a Family Under Fire  Daily Beast

In the 2012 documentary The Queen of Versailles, a chubby and awkward 12-year-old named Victoria (“Rikki”) Siegel shyly tells the camera that she and her six ...

Mandarin High football coach removed; accused of sending inappropriate photos  Florida Times-Union

Mandarin High's head football coach was removed Friday from his position and the campus after he was accused of sending inappropriate pictures to his ...

Blue Darters return home with 55-7 win over Oak Ridge  The Apopka Voice

After three straight road games, The Apopka Blue Darters returned home tonight and blasted the Oak Ridge Pioneers 55-7 at Roger Williams Field.

Queen of Versailles' Victoria Siegel died from acute methadone and sertraline toxicity

The autopsy report has been released for Queen of Versailles star Jackie Siegel's 18-year-old daughter Victoria Siegel, who was found unresponsive at the ...

Orange County officials break ground on Deputy Scott Pine Community Park  West Orange Times & Windermere Observer

HORIZON WEST It's been three years since the death of Orange County Sheriff's Office Deputy Scott Pine, and a community park bearing his name will help ...

Former Oakland Mayor Jon VanderLey dies  West Orange Times & Windermere Observer

Jon VanderLey is considered by many in West Orange County to be the impetus for positive change and structure in the town of Oakland. It was under his ...

No rest for Jaguars Mike Lockley  Florida Times-Union

In a parking lot where Audis, Mercedes-Benz coupes and BMWs sit beside hulking Chevy trucks, and some sensible sedans, there is a conspicuous 2003 ...

Horizon West resident creates solution to camouflage trash cans  West Orange Times

Horizon West resident Chris Knowles has created a way to conceal Orange County's new, larger trash cans in style.

Victoria Siegel died ALONE as Queen of Versaille's Jackie vacationed in Las Vegas  Daily Mail

Victoria Siegel was found unresponsive at the Florida home where her whole family had lived. The rest of the Queen of Versailles stars had been in Utah and ...

Jackie Siegel, Queen of Versailles, defends taking pictures of daughter's coffin  Daily Mail

Jackie Siegel faced an online backlash for the manner of her mourning at the funeral of her daughter Victoria. The 18-year-old was home alone in Windermere, ...

A look back at Atlanta's 2012 Draft  Talking Chop

In the third edition of our four-part series about Atlanta's most recent drafts, I'm going to take a look at the ten best players selected by the Braves in the 2012 ...

In remembrance: Locals who passed on in August  Bloomington Pantagraph

August 2017 obituaries and announcements in the Bloomington–Normal area. View obituaries any time at

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