News archive from 15 May 2015

West Orange High campus on lockdown, officials say

West Orange High School is on lockdown as Winter Garden police investigate a possible incident on campus, school board officials said. Police are at the campus. This is a developing story. Check back for more information. sallen@orlandosentinel.com or...

 

Orlando City, Magic, Solar Bears use social media to connect to fans

Orlando City Soccer Club threw a party in the streets of downtown Orlando on Ed Cahill's first day on the job as the team's social media guru. Amidst confetti, drum beats and smoke flares celebrating the groundbreaking of a new stadium on that...

 
Amtrak train sped up for full minute before derailing at curve: NTSB

Amtrak train sped up for full minute before derailing at curve: NTSB

The lead investigator for the National Transportation Safety Board says the Amtrak train sped up for a full minute before it derailed at a sharp curve. Board member Robert Sumwalt says a camera mounted on the front of the train shows it was going 70...

 
Armour: Patriots' response to Ted Wells has air of desperation

Armour: Patriots' response to Ted Wells has air of desperation

Patriots quarterback is hoping to get his four-game ban for the start of the 2015 season overturned. The New England Patriots should have quit while they were ahead. In their equally voluminous rebuttal to the Wells Encyclopedia, err, Report, the...

Usa Today, 19:14 in Sport
 
Thousands petition Ore. gov to stop Nestlé water deal

Thousands petition Ore. gov to stop Nestlé water deal

SALEM, Ore. — Thousands of Oregonians said Thursday that they're against a controversial water-rights trade that would allow the company that bottles Arrowhead drinking water to open a plant 40 miles east of Portland. For more than six years,...

 
Colo. shooting jury sees bullet holes from theater

Colo. shooting jury sees bullet holes from theater

CENTENNIAL, Colo. – Jurors on Thursday got a close-up look at bullet holes left in the walls of the Aurora movie theater where 12 people were killed in 2012. A crime-scene investigator showed jurors sections of the walls removed from the theater....

 
75 years later, a walk down McDonald's menu-ry lane

75 years later, a walk down McDonald's menu-ry lane

For 75 years, it's been a McDonald's world. We're just eating in it. On May 15, 1940, McDonald's Bar-B-Q restaurant opened its doors — well, its drive-in stalls — in San Bernardino, Calif. Now, it wasn't the golden-arched global dynamo it is today,...

 
Mascot War officially goes bonkers

Mascot War officially goes bonkers

It's FSU's 2028 season opener against Alabama. With 115,000 fans cheering at newly-expanded Jameis Winston Field at Doak Campbell Stadium, Chief Osceola rides in and thrusts his flaming spear into the turf. He is quickly followed in by a Latino Chief...

 
Altamonte Springs family waits for word on missing Marine

Altamonte Springs family waits for word on missing Marine

ALTAMONTE SPRINGS - Mark Johnson III hauls the ladder to the side of the house next to the bushes and climbs up to hang the American flag just right. It was Shirley Johnson's idea to hang the flag in the first place. She wants everyone in the...

 

Deputies: Two shootings reported in Pine Hills area

Two shootings were reported around Pine Hills Thursday evening, an Orange County Sheriff's lieutenant said. A man in his 30s was shot on the 5400 block of Silver Star Road at about 6:50 p.m., Lt. Paul Hopkins said. He was taken to Orlando Regional...

 
Top contenders Firing Line, Dortmund present stiff challenge to Derby champ American Pharoah

Top contenders Firing Line, Dortmund present stiff challenge to Derby champ American Pharoah

This one is all about the supporting characters. American Pharoah is a brilliant horse, admired by all the wisest observers in the racing game. But the Kentucky Derby champion is always a sensation during Preakness week. What sets this year apart is...

 
Bird flu outbreak mostly spares backyard chickens

Bird flu outbreak mostly spares backyard chickens

Des Moines resident Tanya Keith opens the door to her backyard chicken coop, sharing her reasoning behind raising urban chickens and talking aboutthe bird flu in Iowa. WASHINGTON — In a lot behind Tanya Keith's Des Moines home, seven hens can be seen...

 
Wyoming law bans 'data trespassing'

Wyoming law bans 'data trespassing'

CHEYENNE, Wyo. – A new state law gives police the power to cite people for trespassing if they step onto private land to gather "data" – including photographs – that they plan to give to the government. The law doesn't say someone actually...

 
Wisconsin star Frank Kaminsky hopes to prove doubters wrong as NBA Draft approaches

Wisconsin star Frank Kaminsky hopes to prove doubters wrong as NBA Draft approaches

CHICAGO - Frank Kaminsky wants to hear the truth. Even if it hurts. In all of his interviews with teams Wednesday and Thursday at the NBA Draft Combine - including a half-hour talk with the Orlando Magic - he has asked executives and coaches the same...

 
First as a player, now as a coach Steve Kerr coming up clutch in playoffs

First as a player, now as a coach Steve Kerr coming up clutch in playoffs

USA TODAY Sports' Sam Amick breaks down Golden State's Game 5 win. OAKLAND – The NBA playoffs have a way of making even the most qualified of professional coaches look like amateurs. The pressure is ratcheted up, as is the scrutiny, with armchair...

Usa Today, 21:01 in Sport
 

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