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Isaac Babcock

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Bomb threat caller still sought in Seminole County

Sheriff needs leads

“Listen very carefully,” the male voice on the other end of the line said. “We placed three bombs, [at] Winter Springs Elementary, Casselberry Elementary, Oviedo Elementary…”

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Dawgs, Rats top league in fiery start

Dawgs, Rats lead

A week into the season, the Florida Collegiate Summer League is looking to be hyper-competitive, with all but one team within a game and a half of the league lead.

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Baseball is back in Winter Park

Baseball is back

Dust off your glove and get ready to change your diet over to hotdogs and beer: Starting today, it’s baseball season in Winter Park.

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Back-to-back walk-offs fell Knights

Season ends for UCF

The UCF baseball team’s season ended with a pair of last-inning heartbreakers when they battled two nail-biters late then gave them both away.

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Knights head to AAC tournament

Knights look to rebound

It’s championship time for the UCF baseball team as they enter the American Athletic Conference’s postseason tournament.

UCF Knights baseball dropped by North Florida

Face I-4 rival this weekend

A three-RBI barrage by Erik Barber wasn’t enough to give the Knights a win in their final game against the University of North Florida this season, as they fell 10-5 Tuesday.

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George Zimmerman injured in shooting

Apparent violent incident

George Zimmerman has been shot in a violent incident in Lake Mary this afternoon.

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UCF baseball dominates USF

UCF takes the series

Continuing their tradition of losing to bad teams and beating good teams, the UCF baseball team took a three-game series against USF last weekend.

Gibbons, girls 2-mile relay win state championships

WPHS wins big

Gibbons would rip off a final lap six seconds faster than the one before, her last 400 meters disappearing in 75.050 seconds.

UCF Knights lose three-straight heartbreakers

Fall in three straight

When the ball landed, the Knights were 26-19 overall, 5-10 in the American Athletic Conference, and deep into the AAC’s longest active losing streak.

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Knights trounced in back-to-back blowouts

Knights record slips

The UCF Knights dropped to No. 24 this week following a blowout loss to the University of North Florida.

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Knights nip Jacksonville with walk-off win

UCF gets walk-off win

Another bout of last-inning heroics by James Vasquez sent the Knights off the field with a 6-5 walk-off win over Jacksonville on Tuesday night.

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Video: Winter Park Easter Egg Hunt 2015

Egg Hunt video

Here's just how quickly kids get rid of 10,000 Easter eggs in Winter Park.

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UCF baseball tops AAC conference

Wild win raises record

A wild bottom of the ninth comeback win helped the Knights take their three game series over Houston last weekend, vaulting them to near the top of the American Athletic Conference baseball standings.

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Locally filmed ‘Hidden Agenda’ premiers in Maitland

Watch 'Hidden Agenda'

It’s dramatic, it’s dark, and it’s all the culmination of a dream to make a detective drama in Central Florida.

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Knights light up Presbyterian

Blows out Presbyterian

A six-inning no-hitter combined with an 18-run batting practice round to turn the Knights’ most recent win into the biggest blowout of the season so far, 18-4 over Presbyterian.

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George Zimmerman releases reaction video

Feels 'persecuted'

"I believe that the American judicial system failed in the sense that I should not have even gone to trial."

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UCF Knights lose last-second OT heartbreaker

Postseason cut short

A difficult bracket in the American Athletic Conference men’s basketball championship tournament proved insurmountable for the UCF Knights, who fell in a first round overtime thriller.

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UCF stumbles into the AAC tournament

It's tournament time

A difficult bracket in the American Athletic Conference Championship tournament proved insurmountable for the Knights.

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Knights looking to save face in losing season

Can UCF pull through?

The Knights needed to win all three of their final regular season games to sneak their way into a winning overall record this season. So far they’ve lost two of them.

Edgewater nipped in wild finish to 18-game run

Eagles out of finals

Edgewater’s dramatic run through the postseason took them all the way to within an overtime period of their first appearance in the state championship game in 11 years.

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Knights look to save face on basketball season

With a season-ending win, they could finally exorcise a ghost that’s haunted them since after the 2004-05 season:

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Knights enter home stretch of the season

Can the Knights win out?

The Knights’ dream of avoiding a losing conference season ended on their home court in overtime on Sunday, when the Memphis Tigers took them down 75-65.

Edgewater heads to state final four

Can the Eagles soar to the top?

Edgewater’s boys basketball team is on a tear ripping through the regional playoffs, and the Eagles have arrived in the Lakeland Center with hopes of sinking their talons into Gainesville.

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George Zimmerman won't be charged federally

No federal charges

George Zimmerman, the former neighborhood watch volunteer who shot and killed unarmed teenager Trayvon Martin on Feb. 26, 2012, will not be charged by a federal court.

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UCF basketball enters home stretch

Knights look ahead

The Knights’ dream of avoiding a losing conference season ended on their home court in overtime, but their overall record could be salvaged.

Wildcats fall, Eagles soar into regional final

Edgewater heads to regionals

Winter Park romped its way into the regional semifinal round in a quest to defend its state championship, but couldn’t hold off an old rival from its home district.

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UCF men's basketball team wins two straight

First winning streak in a month

The UCF Knights are riding their first winning streak since before Christmas after smashing USF and then outlasting Houston to take two straight.

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UCF basketball gets back into the game

Knights reviving season

The UCF Knights are riding their first winning streak since before Christmas after smashing USF and then outlasting Houston.

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Wildcats ready to defend championship

Look for repeat win

The Wildcats are set for their first regional playoff appearance since their Cinderella season last year when they went from one of the biggest collapses and turned into unexpected state champions.

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UCF Knights look to salvage sinking basketball season

Knights fall further

The UCF Knights are now in the middle of their worst losing streak since the men’s basketball team joined the American Athletic Conference.

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UCF Knights men's basketball team in conference trouble

Knights tailspin in AAC

Six straight losses have pushed the Knights to near the bottom of the American Athletic Conference’s men’s basketball ladder.

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Boil water notice due to Winter Park water main break

Water main breaks

Residents getting water from Winter Park's water utility will need to boil tap water for the next 48 hours.

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Four Winter Park teams dominating district basketball play

WPHS, Edgewater win big

The Winter Park Wildcats spent their last home game of the regular season celebrating in the guise of a basketball game.

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Knights look to right losing streak

UCF loses three straight

The Knights are now 2-6 in conference play after seeing most of what the American Athletic Conference has to offer.

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Video: Color in Motion 5k at Oviedo Mall

Fun fitness

Thousands came out to the Oviedo Mall on Jan. 19 for the Color in Motion 5k.

Wildcats look for win to head into postseason

Eyes on the postseason

After a two game losing streak in non-district play, it’s time for the Wildcats to finish the season in the games that matter. And the one coming up may be the biggest.

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UCF mauled by Memphis, looks for UConn rebound

Knights look for a rebound

The Knights’ bumpy ride through the start of conference play hit a big pothole in Memphis.

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Knights face conference showdown in Memphis

Knights face Tigers

With a rematch with Memphis rapidly approaching, the Knights are looking for a reboot in conference play.

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UCF barely outlasts Houston on the court

UCF makes last second comeback

Two three-point shots at the last possible moment gave the Knights a dramatic overtime win far away in Houston on Tuesday night.

Keg 'n Cork dead; Is Keg 'n Cork alive?

Hoping for past charm

Winter Park doesn't have many places that you'd call a bar, let alone one that knows your name. We have restaurants with that characteristic polished wood high top. We have Fiddler's Green, Spatz and TAPS. And until today, we had the Keg 'n Cork.

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Knights fall in St. Pete Bowl upset to NC State

Knights lose upset

An unlikely comeback met with a deja vu conclusion at the St. Petersburg Bowl on Dec. 26.

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Knights ready for St. Petersburg Bowl kickoff

Knights look for bowl win

The last NC State team UCF faced featured NFL-bound Super Bowl-winning quarterback Russell Wilson. This time it's the Knights who have the arm.

Winter Park Wildcats seek tournament redemption

Falls short against Hagerty

Winter Park launched an epic comeback to try to haul back in a Hagerty team that had just pulled off a comeback of its own at the Hoops With a Heart basketball tournament, but the Wildcats fell just short.

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UCF Knights look to break losing streak on the court

UCF loses three straight

After starting the season with seven wins in their first eight games, UCF’s men’s basketball team has hit the skids with three straight losses in the last week and a half.

Wildcats fall short of Tip-Off Classic championship

Lose in the last game

Winter Park’s boys basketball team won its first and second games by dramatically close scores before walking onto the court against Lake Minneola and falling in an 86-65 blowout in the Winter Park Rotary Tip-Off Classic championship.

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UCF Knights march toward St. Petersburg Bowl

UCF wins St. Pete Bowl bid

The Knights are headed to the St. Petersburg Bowl after beating East Carolina in dramatic fashion Thursday night.

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Knights win championship with epic hail mary at ECU

Knights shock ECU

A horrific fourth quarter left UCF wondering what happened after a 21-point swing, then a wild hail mary changed it all in an instant.

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Winter Park Wildcats gear up for Tip-Off

'Cats ready for tournament

Winter Park’s boys basketball team had a good start to the holiday season with a 55-45 win over their first district rival, University, on Dec. 1.

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UCF readies to clinch AAC championship

Knights look to clinch AAC

The UCF Knights have their first shutout of the year and momentum to spare as they stare down a must-win game to end the regular football season.