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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 ...

2022 QB CJ Brooks continues to prove he's one of Florida's rising stars  Youth1

2022 QB CJ Brooks updates Youth1 on his progress since being named to the Freshman450 last fall.

15-year-old recovering after crash involving school bus in Orange County, officials say  WESH 2 Orlando

WESH Chopper 2 flew over the scene Tuesday on South Apopka Vineland Road and Steer Lake Road in Gotha.

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.

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.

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.

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 ...

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.

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 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 ...

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 ...

GALLERY: Olympia High's 2017 Senior Walkout  West Orange Times & Windermere Observer

Lathered in clumps of shaving cream and silly string adorning their clothes, the seniors of Olympia High School's Class of 2017 rushed out of school during the ...

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.

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 ...

Nease names Collin Drafts new football coach  St. Augustine Record

Collin Drafts, the Class AAAA Lower State Coach of the Year in South Carolina in 2018, is the new head football coach at Nease High School.

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.

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, ...

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.

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 ...

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.

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 ...

Edgewater boys lacrosse team chasing second-consecutive playoff berth  West Orange Times & Windermere Observer

Once a team gets a taste of success, it wants more. Just ask the Edgewater Eagles. The Edgewater High School boys lacrosse team hopes to build on the ...

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 ...

Thousands of Central Florida students walk out calling for end to gun violence  Orlando Weekly

Thousands of Central Florida students joined nationwide school walkouts Wednesday to call for an end to gun violence and honor the people killed in a mass...

Valencia College's Brain Bowl team hoping for another brilliant effort, ninth title  Orlando Sentinel

Valencia College students will compete this weekend by rapidly answering questions about literature, history and science in the National Academic Quiz ...

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.

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.

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* ...

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.

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.

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 ...

Several Orlando-area schools among 'best high schools' in US, report says  WKMG News 6 & ClickOrlando

Several Orlando-area high schools were ranked at the top of U.S. News & World Report's newly released list of "best high schools."

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.

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.

Winter Park High School crowns Homecoming royalty  West Orange Times & Windermere Observer

Winter Park High School recognized its new Homecoming King and Queen on Friday, Oct. 5 as seniors Josh Coffee and Rileigh Hanson were crowned at ...

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 ...

Jailed Orange teen admits she killed girl  Orlando Sentinel

The face of Jackie "Angel" Curtis haunted Maya Derkovic for the past nine months. Finally, the 18-year-old gang member and Orange County Jail inmate ...

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.

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 ...

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.

'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 ...

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..

Jurors hear evidence of teenager's sexual assault, will decide whether mother's boyfriend deserves death penal  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.

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 ...

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.

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.

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.

Dexter Williams: How the Mother He Almost Lost Became the Roommate He Needed  Sports Illustrated

The running back started his senior year at Notre Dame facing a suspension and an uncertain future. Then 'mama'—who was once thought to be gone, and who ...

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.

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 ...

PHOTOS: Windermere High School FFA Banquet  West Orange Times & Windermere Observer

Windermere High School Future Farmers of America students hosted friends, family and FFA students from other schools at their annual banquet.

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.

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

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

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.

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 ...

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.

2018 4-star QB Joe Milton commits to Michigan  Maize n Brew

Michigan earns its first quarterback commit from the 2018 class in Joe Milton.

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.

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

Victoria Siegel, the 18-year-old daughter of The Queen of Versailles subject Jacqueline Siegel, was found dead last week, leading to widespread media ...

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.

Devin Hester's charitable efforts etched in childhood blessings  Orlando Sentinel

Devin Hester isn't looking for attaboy pats on the back. He's not posing as some sort of cleansing agent for the bad boys in the NFL. He stands on his own, ...

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 ...

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.

Man gets life sentence for killing longtime girlfriend's daughter, dumping body near Polk-Osceola county line  The Ledger

Rosalie Joseph closed her eyes Tuesday as the man convicted of killing her 16-year-old daughter, the man Joseph shared her life with for a decade, apologized ...

Ranking 10,010 Girls By Average XC Finish  MileSplit

10010 cross country runners ranked by their average finish place during the cross country season with a minimum of three races.

St. Rita moves to No. 2, Edwardsville leads four new teams in Super 25 baseball rankings  USA TODAY High School Sports

Olympia (Orlando) stayed at No. 1, St. Rita (Chicago) surged from No. 7 to No. 2 and four new teams joined the Super 25 baseball rankings. Olympia's Titans ...

Jesse Winker Stats, Fantasy & News

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

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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

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, ...

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