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Grandmother jailed for beating toddler

BY : | 2008

A Florida woman is facing child abuse charges after she was arrested for allegedly beating her 2-year-old grandson on a sidewalk.The police officer at the scene claimed Delores Henderson, 55, dumped the child out of his stroller and was hitting him...

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Disney project moves to phase two

BY : | 2008

Construction at Walt Disney World's Animal Kingdom Villas is moving to a much larger phase two, the company reported Monday.Phase one -- converting 109 hotel units to time shares at the Animal Kingdom Lodge was completed in January. The second phase...

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Dad arrested for leaving baby in car crash

BY : | 2008

An Orlando, Fla., father crashed while fleeing a routine traffic stop and left his infant daughter in the car as he ran from the scene, police said.Larry Patterson, 19, was arrested within an hour of the incident and is charged with child abuse,...

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Winter storm blasts Eastern Seaboard

BY : | 2008

A winter storm pummeled the U.S. Eastern Seaboard with rain and snow Wednesday, while new snow developed across the Northern Plains.Precipitation from the mid-Atlantic to New England ranged from heavy rain to ice to heavy snow, with the highest snow...

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NBA: Orlando 109, Denver 98

BY : | 2008

A 23-point, 24-rebound performance from Dwight Howard Wednesday boosted Orlando to a 109-98 victory over Denver.The Nuggets have lost in each of their last 15 trips to Orlando.Rashard Lewis led Orlando in scoring with 25, and both Hedo Turkoglu and...

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NBA: Cleveland 118, Orlando 111

BY : | 2008

Larry Hughes scored 40 points, including 23 in the third quarter, Monday to help the Cleveland Cavaliers outslug the Orlando Magic 118-111.LeBron James had 29 points, 10 assists and seven rebounds for Cleveland, which has won two of its last three...

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Engine fire shuts down Disney World ride

BY : | 2008

The safari ride at Florida's Disney World was shut down for examination Monday after fire broke out in the engine of one of the transport vehicles.One woman complained of a knee injury after jumping off the truck when it caught fire and three other...

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NBA: LA Lakers 117, Orlando 113

BY : | 2008

Kobe Bryant scored 36 points and hit four key free throws Friday in helping the Los Angeles Lakers hold off Orlando 117-113.Recently-acquired Pau Gasol added 30 points for the Lakers, who are six games deep into a season-long, nine-game road trip....

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Air marshal allegedly deposited fake check

BY : | 2008

A federal air marshal has been charged with depositing a forged treasury note for $10 million in a Florida bank.Marcus Rogozinski allegedly was trying to defraud the Bank of America, WESH-TV reported. Secret Service agents said he told them he had...

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News CEO on video dropping 'F-bomb'

BY : | 2008

A video of the Tribune Company's new chief executive officer using the F-word in an answer to a Florida employee last week is an Internet hit this week.Tribune CEO Sam Zell has been touring the company's newspapers, which include the Orlando (Fla.)...

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NBA: Dallas 107, Orlando 98

BY : | 2008

Josh Howard had 28 points and seven rebounds Monday,powering the Dallas Mavericks to a 107-98 victory over the Orlando Magic.Dirk Nowitzki added 20 points and nine rebounds, and Jason Terry 20 points for the Mavericks, who beat the Magic for the...

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NBA: Orlando 107, Miami 91

BY : | 2008

Hedo Turkoglu led the way with 27 points Wednesday when the Orlando Magic topped the Miami Heat 107-91.Turkoglu scored 19 points in the second half and the Magic used an 18-1 run to break open a fairly close contest. He also finished with 10...

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