Traffic report: I-4 westbound closed near Orange Blossom Trail

A crash on westbound Interstate 4 near Orange Blossom Trail has blocked all lanes this morning, according to the Florida Department of Transportation. The accident near exit 80 on I-4 was reported at 6 a.m. The Florida Highway Patrol reports it is a “complete roadblock.” An overturned flatbed truck that was carrying large beams is …

UCF coach Josh Heupel welcomes "the noise" of ESPN GameDay and playoff debate

Count UCF head coach Josh Heupel as one of those who is fired up that ESPN’s College GameDay will be in town Saturday for the Knights’ monumental American Athletic Conference showdown with Cincinnati. “It’s a great opportunity for us,” Heupel said on our Open Mike radio show Monday morning. “As coaches and players, we want …

Michael Warren II scores four touchdowns, lifts Cincinnati to win over USF

CINCINNATI — Coach Luke Fickell describes his running back as “built for November.” So far, his surprising Bearcats are, too. Michael Warren II ran for three touchdowns and caught a pass for another score Saturday night, leading Cincinnati to a 35-23 victory over South Florida that kept the Bearcats in the chase for the American …

UCF beats Navy on record day, Knights extend nation's longest win streak

On a day when McKenzie Milton surpassed a quarterback great in the record books, the UCF defense was tested by a physical Navy team. Milton became the school’s all-time leading rushing quarterback midway through the second quarter, passing Daunte Culpepper for the honor. It was just the start of a big day for the junior …

Seminole County canvassing board reviews provisional ballots one by one

One by one Thursday evening, two county judges and two local attorneys — each with a critical eye — reviewed the legitimacy of more than 250 provisional ballots that were cast by Seminole County voters but not counted on Election Day. Provisional ballots are contingency ballots cast whenever elections workers at polling stations are unable …