Winter Garden, FL


Mystery surrounds woman's death after body found on I-4 in Orlando

ORLANDO, Fla. - Investigators are still searching for answers in the mysterious death of a woman found in the roadway on I-4 in Orlando late Thursday night. The eastbound lanes near John Young Parkway were shut down for nearly 12 hours on Friday during the initial investigation. Police say they...
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Listening session: Windermere residents sound off on pavilion

Dozens of residents logged on to add their input to a proposed outdoor pavilion project planned for downtown Windermere. The town, on Monday, Jan. 23, hosted a virtual public input workshop about the project, in partnership with Windermere Rotary Inc. and the West Orange Healthcare District. The plan includes a pavilion complete with a stage, concession stand and other amenities, with the goal of offering accommodations for more events in the future.

Tyre Nichols beating death:

New video released of the beating death of Tyre Nichols at the hands of Memphis officers has many outraged. Here in Orlando, many activists are working on ways to make changes.

New video released of deadly shooting involving deputy in Clermont

CLERMONT, Fla. — Warning: The videos in this article may be difficult for some to watch. The Lake County Sheriff's Office released body camera video of a deadly shooting involving deputies. The video shows the moment when SWAT opened fire during a standoff. Watch the full body cam video...

Person detained after reported kidnapping in Orlando: Deputies

ORLANDO, Fla. - One person has been detained after fleeing from deputies who received a call about a possible kidnapping. Deputies said around 3:55 p.m., someone said they witnessed a man hit a woman and drag her into a white van near the 9800 block of International Drive. When deputies...

City mulls options to keep its downtown charm

Initially settled in the 1850s, Winter Garden began to grow significantly after the arrival of the railroad in the 1880s. By the turn of the century, a small commercial district had emerged along Plant Street and residential neighborhoods began to appear. The historic development of the area spans from about...

Amazon driver robbed at gunpoint in Orlando

(WSVN) - Terrifying moments were caught on camera when an Amazon driver got robbed at gunpoint by two men in Orlando. Arkimase Divinard, 23, and Joel Aime, 24, are now behind bars. The suspects were accused of taking off with the victim’s personal belongings and several packages. In the...

Central Florida suburb named the lightning capital of the U.S.

Four Corners, Florida saw more lightning in 2022 than any other community in the United States. According to environmental technology company Vaisala, Four Corners ranked first in lightning density this year with 474 lightning events per square kilometer, or 1,229 lightning events per square mile. Four Corners is an unincorporated...

Plant Street estate tops Winter Garden-area sales from Jan. 14 to 22

A Plant Street estate topped all Winter Garden-area residential real-estate transactions from Jan. 14 to 22. The home at 900 W. Plant St., Winter Garden, sold Jan. 17, for $3.1 million. Built in 1986, it has seven bedrooms, six baths, two half-baths and 7,704 square feet of living area. Days on market: 14.

Hours of daylight continue to increase

We are well past the Winter Solstice, which was on Dec. 21. This is the shortest day of the year for hours of daylight, but it is not the day that features the earliest sunset in Orlando. Orlando’s earliest sunset was at the start of December when it set at...

Warming trend begins in Orlando on Saturday

There will be a mix of clouds and sun throughout Orlando on Saturday, according to the National Weather Service. A warming trend will begin with highs in the upper 60s and 70s, the NWS said. The high today will be 72 degrees and the low will be 46 degrees. ©2023 Orlando Sentinel. Visit Distributed by Tribune Content Agency, LLC.

One person shot, killed in Casselberry early Saturday

CASSELBERRY, Fla. — Casselberry police and Seminole County deputies are investigating a shooting that ended with one person dying early Saturday morning. Casselberry police said the shooting happened around 5:30 a.m. near Carrington Park Condominiums at 2520 Caper Lane. Officers believe the shooting began as a dispute between individuals who knew each other and do not believe there is a threat to the public at this time.

I-4 eastbound lanes shut down at John Young Parkway in Orlando

ORLANDO, Fla. - The eastbound lanes of Interstate 4 (I-4) at John Young Parkway are blocked on Friday morning. Law enforcement is diverting traffic away from the area. To get around this, either use the I-4 Express Lanes or exit at John Young Parkway. This is a developing story. You...

SPCA pet adoptions: Just a bunch of cuddlers and lovers looking for homes

Preview all of the adoptable pets at To meet or adopt a pet, schedule an appointment online at: or contact the SPCA Florida Adoption Center at 863-577-4615. Prior to adoption all pets are spayed or neutered, microchipped, up to date on vaccines and come with a month of flea and heartworm prevention.

Former NBA player championship rings stolen from Windermere home

WINDEMERE, Fla. - Orange County Sheriff's deputies are investigating some burglaries in Windermere including one at the home of a famous basketball player. NBA Champion Greg Kite said thieves broke the glass on his patio door, then got in, ransacked his bedroom, and took off with very special jewelry. "Tremendous...