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  1. Video Shows Vehicle of Interest in Boone Student's Slaying  News 13 Orlando
  2. BOONE HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT KILLED: Family, friends remember Alejandro Martinez | WFTV  WFTV Orlando
  3. Memorial fund started for Orlando teenager shot and killed on his way to Boone High School  Orlando Weekly
  4. Authorities searching for gunman who shot, killed 15-year-old walking to school  ABC News
  5. Memorial fund started Orlando teen killed in shooting, reward offered for info  WTXL ABC 27
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The mood was somber at the funeral for a Boone High School student gunned down while walking to school.

Vigil Tonight For Boone High Student Killed In Shooting  News 13 Orlando

By Spectrum News Staff Orange County PUBLISHED 8:48 PM ET Dec. 21, 2018 PUBLISHED December 21, 2018 @8:48 PM. SHARE. ORLANDO, Fla. — A vigil ...

Reward increased to $15K for information in Boone High School student’s killing  WESH 2 Orlando

The reward being offered for information related to the death of a Boone High School student was increased Wednesday to $15,000. Alejandro Vargas Martinez ...

15-year-old Boone High student shot and killed on his way to school, sheriff says  Orlando Sentinel

Alejandro Vargas Martinez, a 15-year-old student described as a great kid, was shot to death Tuesday morning while walking to Boone High School, putting the ...

Orange County homicides up nearly 30 percent in 2018  Orlando Sentinel

There were more homicides in Orlando and Orange County in 2018 than in the year prior, detectives in the local police department and sheriff's office said.

Orlando Teen Homicide Case: Sheriffs, Crimeline Money Increase Reward  News 13 Orlando

We're learning more about how Crimeline was able to increase the award for information in the death of Alejandro Vargas-Martinez.

Boone lockout: Lifted at two schools after Orlando police investigate suspicious package | WFTV  WFTV Orlando

A "lockout" has been lifted at two Orange County schools after Orlando police investigated a suspicious backpack left near a high school, officials said.

Boone High School JROTC Practices for City of Orlando Veterans Day Parade  Orlando Political Observer

Next week, several dozen members of the Boone High School JROTC will be staying after school to practice their march choreography and flag routine prior to ...

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...

Deaths in Central Florida: 11/21  Orlando Sentinel

To place an Orlando Sentinel obituary, visit this form. You can also search for previous obituaries here. ORANGE. Margaret Cameron Roberts Hill Loving mother ...

Stray bullet hits day care worker outside private school near Orlando  Orlando Weekly

A stray bullet hit a day care worker outside an Ivey Lane private school near Orlando Tuesday afternoon. The Orange County Sheriff's Office says the bullet...

Class of 2018 'Super Scholars': Orange schools celebrate seniors accepted into nation's top colleges  Orlando Sentinel

Ninety one high school seniors set to graduate from Orange County public high schools this month will be honored tonight as “super scholars” for getting ...

WFTV's Nancy Alvarez introduces the 2018 Orange County Super Scholars | WFTV  WFTV Orlando

ORLANDO, Fla. - Every year, Channel 9 anchor Nancy Alvarez hosts the Super Scholars ceremony where Orange County Public Schools students who are ...

Special-needs teacher with history of complaints retires amid investigation | WFTV  WFTV Orlando

An Orange County teacher just retired while under investigation, which 9 Investigates learned was at least her 10th over the course of 13 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 ...

Police activity prompts lockdown at Boone High School in Orlando  WESH Orlando

An Orlando school was locked down Friday morning due to police activity, an Orange County Public Schools representative said.

Central Florida students lead the way in local March for Our Lives  Orlando Sentinel

Tim McCoy already has led one major anti-gun violence protest, and Saturday he'll help lead yet another. He turns 17 next month.

Doug Patterson of Boone is Orange County athletic director  Orlando Sentinel

Doug Patterson started anew this week after spending more than a decade as Boone High School School's athletic director.

Deaths in Central Florida: 11/18  Orlando Sentinel

See recent obituaries from around Central Florida published in the Orlando Sentinel.

#RethinkSchool: Safety and Success in a Magnet School Setting  U.S. Department of Education

My zoned middle school, in Orlando, FL, made local news with a tragic and terrifying story: a student was taken into the bathroom and raped. That was exactly ...

Deaths in Central Florida: 11/9  Orlando Sentinel

To place an Orlando Sentinel obituary, visit this form. You can also search for previous obituaries here. ORANGE. Mary Margaret Thorp Mary Margaret Thorp, 86 ...

Deaths in Central Florida: 6/19  Orlando Sentinel

To place an Orlando Sentinel obituary, visit this form. You can also search for previous obituaries here. ORANGE. Richard Randolf Stanley Richard Randolf ...

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 ...

House District 49: Where Carlos Guillermo Smith and Ben Griffin stand  Orlando Sentinel

Incumbent state Rep. Carlos Guillermo Smith, the first openly gay Latino to serve in the Florida Legislature, faces a challenge for the House District 49 seat from ...

Florida adopts tougher test scores for high school graduation  Orlando Sentinel

State education leaders voted today to make it tougher for students who can't pass required exams to earn high school diplomas. The State Board of Education ...

Student walkout: Central Florida schools | WFTV | WFTV  WFTV Orlando

Students in schools in Central Florida have staged walkouts Wednesday to raise awareness about school safety and gun control.

Orange school board elections: 2 vie for district 7 seat  Orlando Sentinel

A teacher and a homemaker face off for the district 7 seat on the Orange County School Board.

Meet Ms. Karen Smith, who taught self-absorbed teens about the world beyond  Orlando Sentinel

Kathleen Oropeza remembers a favorite teacher, Ms. Karen Smith, who talked to her students as if they were adults and taught them to love world history.

Man sought after online threats made against Central Florida...  WKMG Orlando

Orange County sheriff's deputies said they will beef up patrols around at least five schools Thursday after violent threats against them and their students surfaced ...

Deaths in Central Florida: 8/26  Orlando Sentinel

To place an Orlando Sentinel obituary, visit this form. You can also search for previous obituaries here. LAKE. Mary Thompson Rocker Mary Thompson Rocker, ...

Push for starting high school later in Orange stalls  Orlando Sentinel

A push for later high school start times in Orange County stalled during a work Thursday night as school board members took a second, closer, look at the results ...

New elementary school named in Orange County  WKMG Orlando

Westpointe Elementary, formerly known as site 84-E-W-4, is the new name for the relief school to Metrowest Elementary, officials announced Tuesday at the ...

Deaths in Central Florida: 8/15  Orlando Sentinel

To place an Orlando Sentinel obituary, visit this form. You can also search for previous obituaries here. LAKE. Joanne Lynne Murphy Joanne Lynne Murphy 71, ...

Windermere High gets new assistant principals for upcoming school year  West Orange Times & Windermere Observer

Windermere High students will see some new faces in the administration office when the school year begins. Nancy Murchison, Taylor Plumblee and Adele ...

Under Armour Orlando: Camp Preview  247Sports

247Sports takes a look at the expected stars slated for Sunday's Under Armour camp in Orlando.

Central Florida students speak out for gun reforms at Lake Eola rally  Orlando Sentinel

The student-led movement for gun control continued Wednesday as teens from across Central Florida made an emotional appeal to lawmakers during a rally at ...

Nominees Announced for the 2018 Jimmy Awards, Recognizing the Best of High School Musical Theatre Actors

Laura Benanti hosts the tenth annual National High School Musical Theatre Awards June 25.

Deaths in Central Florida: 6/8  Orlando Sentinel

To place an Orlando Sentinel obituary, visit this form. You can also search for previous obituaries here. ORANGE. Marion Larry Cunningham Marion Larry ...

Deaths in Central Florida: 2/9  Orlando Sentinel

To place an Orlando Sentinel obituary, visit this form. You can also search for previous obituaries here. LAKE. Brown Penny Lee, 61, of Sorrento, died ...

Deaths in Central Florida: 3/10  Orlando Sentinel

To place an Orlando Sentinel obituary, visit this form. You can also search for previous obituaries here. LAKE. Wolf Ord Henry, 85, of Paisley, died Friday, March ...

Blue Darters bounce back in a big way  The Apopka Voice

The best remedy for a tough loss is a bounce-back victory, and the Apopka Blue Darters accomplished that last Friday night in a big way.

Following pressure from Parkland shooting survivors, Publix suspends all political contributions  Orlando Weekly

Following a week of online outrage, Publix announced this afternoon that they will suspend all political donations after a Tampa Bay Times report revealed the...

Two Central Florida teens triumph at national theater awards  Orlando Sentinel

Tony Moreno and Sofia Deler take top honors at the national Jimmy Awards in New York City.

Hard Lesson  Orlando Magazine

Greg Dawson laments the need for team sports outside Publix—students raising money so they can keep their sports groups alive.

This South Florida firm plans to build more upscale apartments in Orlando. Here's why.  Orlando Business Journal

The city has a 3.2 percent vacancy rate in its multifamily sector, which is among the lowest for Southeastern cities.

Deaths in Central Florida: 2/11  Orlando Sentinel

To place an Orlando Sentinel obituary, visit this form. You can also search for previous obituaries here. LAKE. Theiss, Jr Norman, 68, of Leesburg, died Saturday ...

Obituary: Roberta Donahue Davis  West Orange Times & Windermere Observer

Roberta (Donahue) Davis, age 78, of Winter Garden, Florida, passed away Thursday, April 26, 2018. She was preceded in her passing by her mother, Elizabeth ...

The 2018 Jimmy® Awards at the Minskoff Theatre: And the Winners Are!  DC Metro Theater Arts

The 10th Annual Jimmy® Awards, presented by The Broadway League Foundation and Pittsburgh CLO on Monday, June 25, at the Minskoff Theatre, provided ...

Biz Digest: Where Mastiff Performance leased space; UCF professor wins DOE grant and more  Orlando Business Journal

This roundup of business news from throughout Central Florida includes leases, refinancing, hospitality, research and more.

Tommy Townsend hopes to follow his brother as UFs starting punter  Gainesville Sun

Four more members of Florida's 2018 recruiting class are now on campus and officially part of the football program.

Ian McKinney Joins Seattle Mariners Organization  KSCJ

SIOUX CITY, IA – The Sioux City Explorers announced today that the Seattle Mariners have purchased the contract of Explorers LHP Ian McKinney. McKinney ...

Deaths in Central Florida: 5/27  Orlando Sentinel

See recent obituaries from around Central Florida published in the Orlando Sentinel.

Women Of The Year 2018  Orlando Magazine

Women who are making a positive impact on our community.

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 ...

Central Florida hospitals, agencies practice for potential terrorist attack  Orlando Sentinel

Fourteen hospitals; Lake, Orange and Seminole counties; the City of Orlando; Center Florida Disaster Medical Coalition; Orange County Public Schools; FBI; ...

Deaths in Central Florida: 2/2  Orlando Sentinel

To place an Orlando Sentinel obituary, visit this form. You can also search for previous obituaries here. LAKE. Porfilio Jo Ann, 69, of Leesburg, FL, died ...

Blue Darters and Mustangs return to action Friday night  The Apopka Voice

The Apopka Blue Darters and Wekiva Mustangs return to action this week after a bounce-back victory for Apopka last Friday and a bye week for the Mustangs.

St. Johns County 2018 Football Preview: FSDB has enthusiasm but low numbers  St. Augustine Record

The Florida School for the Deaf and the Blind football team has won one game in the last two years. There may be more interest in playing in the marsh behind ...

Orange schools don't accommodate Spanish speakers, students, parents say  Orlando Sentinel

A group of parents from Puerto Rico told the Orange County school board that the district doesn't provide adequate resources for Spanish-speaking families.

The Latest: Costa Rica: Body is likely missing Florida woman | WFTV  WFTV Orlando

SAN JOSE, Costa Rica (AP) - The latest on the search for a Florida woman who went missing during a vacation in Costa Rica (all times local):

Orlando deal with Ring security gives police broader access to crime-fighting tool  Orlando Sentinel

Now, Orlando police are hoping further access to the network of about 10000 Ring users in Orlando will help it solve burglaries, mail thefts and other crimes.

Orange, Seminole students earn high school diplomas, associate degrees  Orlando Sentinel

A total of 41 high school seniors in Orange and Seminole counties will graduate this spring with two years of college completed.

Relief High School in Horizon West taking shape  West Orange Times

Walls are starting to go up at the West Orange relief high school construction site, and Doug Guthrie has been named principal.

Father shoots older son to save younger son after argument between brothers over pool game | WFTV  WFTV Orlando

Law enforcement officials in Florida said a father shot and killed one son to save the other after the two brothers started fighting over a pool game.

SPACEX LAUNCH: Launch from Cape Canaveral Tuesday with Vice President Mike Pence in attendance | WFTV  WFTV Orlando

With the backdrop of the Kennedy Space Center and Cape Canaveral, Vice President Mike Pence visited Florida's Space Coast on Tuesday morning to formally ...

2019 MLB Draft Preview: 3 Florida Gulf Coast prospects for Marlins  Fish Stripes

The 2019 MLB Draft will be the Miami Marlins' second draft under the Derek Jeter regime. In the first draft, the Fish focused up the middle by drafting outfielder ...

Thousands of mailed ballots in Florida were not counted | WFTV  WFTV Orlando

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Florida officials say thousands of mailed ballots were not counted because they were delivered too late to state election offices.

Townsend embraces both craft and competition  The Independent Florida Alligator

Everyone in the stadium hears the thump. Following its usual rainbow trajectory, the ball twists, turns and spins until it finally meets the ground, hopping an extra ...

Barbara Solomon, the Mayor of Orange Avenue, has passed away  Bungalower

Barbara Solomon, a valued member of the Orlando theatre community, has passed away. Solomon was the owner of the now-closed Oldies But Goodies vintage ...

'Time doesn't heal' wounds for family of Orlando man found dead in pool of blood  Orlando Sentinel

Shirley Van Glahn stood in the doorway of her brother's house calling out his name. Her brother Confesor "J.R." Rodriguez hadn't been seen or heard from in ...

Deaths in Central Florida: 12/3  Orlando Sentinel

See recent obituaries from around Central Florida published in the Orlando Sentinel.

Stamkos has 4 points, Lightning beat Avalanche 7-1 | WFTV  WFTV Orlando

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - The NHL-leading Tampa Bay Lightning beat one of the Western Conference's top teams in very convincing fashion.

Brooke Dawkins' death gave others life  Orlando Sentinel

Brooke Dawkins saved four lives the day she died. The Orlando girl who would go on to be homecoming queen at Boone High School in 2012 and earn a Bright ...

Slow progress in Florida beach town after Hurricane Michael | WFTV  WFTV Orlando

MEXICO BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Rebuilding is a slow process in a Florida Panhandle beach town devastated by Hurricane Michael, officials say.

See Which Talented High School Students Earned Top Marks at the 2017 Jimmy Awards

The ninth annual ceremony, hosted by Ben Platt, celebrated the best of high school musical theatre performances.

UCF student Brooke Dawkins dies after being hit by truck  WESH Orlando

A 19-year-old University of Central Florida student has died after being hit by a pickup truck last week on Alafaya Trail. Brooke Dawkins, a Boone High School ...

I didn't know they're Jewish... AND from Orlando  Heritage Florida Jewish News

Of all the interesting facts and statistics you will learn at Kehillah: A History of Jewish Life in Greater Orlando exhibition, perhaps the most.

Bulls-Magic, Box | WFTV  WFTV Orlando

Holiday 6-11 2-3 18, Markkanen 2-10 1-2 7, Carter Jr. 3-4 1-2 7, Arcidiacono 2-4 1-2 5, LaVine 10-18 1-2 23, Parker 0-1 0-0 0, Portis 6-11 2-4 15, Lopez 3-7 5-5 ...

New work boots from nonprofit provides opportunity, hope | WFTV  WFTV Orlando

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) - When Mark O'Neill got a construction job through the day labor pool, he made sure to put a roll of duct tape in his pocket.

Orange, Seminole schools announce new principals  Orlando Sentinel

The Orange County and Seminole County school districts announced new principals recently.

Small fire forces evacuations at Orange County elementary school  WESH Orlando

Students at Orlavista Elementary School in Orange County were forced to evacuate Friday afternoon when a small fire broke out in a bathroom, fire officials said.

Charlotte McKinney: Orlando's 'Dancing' hopeful  Orlando Sentinel

Orlando model Charlotte McKinney talks about "Dancing With the Stars," dropping out of school, her future.

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 ...

JNF honors family of philanthropists  Heritage Florida Jewish News

Jewish National Fund (JNF) will host its annual Tree of Life™ Award Dinner at the Rosen Plaza Hotel on Wednesday, Nov. 6. The event will honor two.

US economy grew at 3.4 percent rate in third quarter, slightly slower than previous estimate | WFTV  WFTV Orlando

WASHINGTON (AP) - US economy grew at 3.4 percent rate in third quarter, slightly slower than previous estimate.

Judge tosses lawsuit by GOP incumbent from Maine who lost first congressional election held by ... | WFTV  WFTV Orlando

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) - Judge tosses lawsuit by GOP incumbent from Maine who lost first congressional election held by candidate-ranking system.

Jewish history exhibit to showcase contributions to Orlando community  Orlando Sentinel

Jewish contributions to the Central Florida community are highlighted in an exhibit at the Orange County Regional History Center called 'Kehillah" a History of ...

South Lake County's terrain, training facilities attract Olympic hopefuls  Orlando Sentinel

The nearly 4400 miles separating south Lake County and Rio de Janeiro has never felt so close to more than two dozen elite athletes from eight countries who ...

Deaths in Central Florida: 10/8  Orlando Sentinel

See recent obituaries from around Central Florida published in the Orlando Sentinel.

Scuba-diving Santa brings holiday cheer to fish, museumgoers | WFTV  WFTV Orlando

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - It's a busy time for Santa Claus, but he's making time to feed some fish in San Francisco.

Florida Fire Frogs name 2018 field staff  Osceola News-Gazette

Sports Editor. While the Opening Day roster for the Florida Fire Frogs' 2018 edition is still falling into place, as the Atlanta Braves' minor-leaguers continue to ...

US coach: Vonn plans to return to racing next month | WFTV  WFTV Orlando

SELVA DI VAL GARDENA, Italy (AP) - Lindsey Vonn is hoping to return from injury next month and resume her pursuit of the all-time World Cup wins record, ...

UNAIDS head to quit post early following scathing report | WFTV  WFTV Orlando

GENEVA (AP) - The head of the U.N. agency focusing on AIDS said he would leave the job six months early, bowing to apparent pressure just a week after ...

Spanish court gears for high-stakes trial of separatists | WFTV  WFTV Orlando

MADRID (AP) - Spain's Supreme Court is holding a preliminary hearing ahead of a trial of 18 former Catalan officials and activists accused of rebellion, sedition ...

The Latest: Yemen's warring sides set date for prisoner swap | WFTV  WFTV Orlando

4:05 p.m.. Yemen's warring government and the Houthi rebels say they have set Jan. 20 as a final date to exchange more than 15,000 prisoners from both sides.

Watchdog: No evidence FBI tried to destroy text messages | WFTV  WFTV Orlando

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Justice Department's watchdog found no evidence the FBI intentionally destroyed text messages of two former FBI officials involved in ...

AP source: Free agent reliever Familia set to return to Mets | WFTV  WFTV Orlando

LAS VEGAS (AP) - The revamped New York Mets bullpen is set to include a very familiar face - longtime reliever Jeurys Familia.

Customs finds 70 finches in hair rollers | WFTV  WFTV Orlando

NEW YORK (AP) - Customs officials at New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport say they found 70 live finches hidden inside hair rollers.

Israeli ambassador bemoans glorification of Ukrainian leader | WFTV  WFTV Orlando

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) - The Israeli ambassador to Ukraine has sharply criticized local legislators' move to honor a Ukrainian nationalist leader.

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