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  • Cuba, liberals, and Dirty Harry: Letters

    Cuba, liberals, and Dirty Harry: Letters
    Weighing Cuba policy shift I just watched U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio's response to President Obama's re-establishment of diplomatic relations with Cuba. In 2013, I spent 10 days traveling in Cuba with a People to People Partnership. I saw a country with no...
  • Stolen 'Juliet' race car recovered by Orange County Sheriff's Office

    Stolen 'Juliet' race car recovered by Orange County Sheriff's Office
    (An earlier version of this item transposed the nicknames of the race cars.) This Juliet did not go to die with her Romeo. Orange County Sheriff's detectives recovered the stolen Ford Mustang named "Juliet" on Thursday. The car, along with a Chevrolet...
  • Orlando man sentenced to 15 years in prison for trafficking cocaine

    Orlando man sentenced to 15 years in prison for trafficking cocaine
    As a drug dealer, Garry Wiggins lived in a home fortified with rebar and cement posts. Now, the 48-year-old Orlando man will be surrounded by prison bars for the next 15 years for his role in a cocaine-trafficking ring. He must forfeit his South Buena...
  • Deputies investigate after discovery of slaying victim outside business

    Deputies investigate after discovery of slaying victim outside business
    Orange County deputies are investigating after a man was found dead outside a business on Chancery Lane just north of Florida Mall on Wednesday. The man, 18-year-old Romelo Hicks, was found about 7:20 a.m. Deputies say a passerby saw him laying on the...
  • Deputies identify man shot dead outside check-cashing store

    Deputies identify man shot dead outside check-cashing store
    A 30-year-old man was fatally shot outside a South Orange County check-cashing store around 6 p.m. Sunday, according to the Orange County Sheriff's Office. Deputies later identified him as Yessy George-Milan. Witnesses said the suspect, a male in a red...
  • Five things for Friday, Dec. 12

    Five things for Friday, Dec. 12
    Here are your stories for Friday: local micro-roasted coffee; SeaWorld boss is out; arrests in shooting of 15-year-old boy; and more. 1. Coffee! Let's start with the story by Paul Brinkman about local micro-roast coffee companies. The trend of small...
  • Orlando police warming up to body cameras

    Orlando police warming up to body cameras
    Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer and Police Chief John Mina on Friday embraced the idea of equipping the department's officers with body cameras, a move that activists have called for around the country in the wake of high-profile deaths during confrontations...
  • Sexual predator wins $3 million from Florida lottery

    Sexual predator wins $3 million from Florida lottery
    At the Florida Lottery headquarters, Timothy Poole, 43, posed for a photo with an oversized check after claiming his $3 million Scratch-Off prize. But when the image hit the Internet, others recognized the 450-pound man as a registered sexual predator....
  • Protesters briefly stop traffic, chant: 'No justice, no peace. No racist police!'

    Protesters briefly stop traffic, chant: 'No justice, no peace. No racist police!'
    They held a large, illuminated sign that read: "End the new Jim Crow." They chanted: "No justice, no peace. No racist police!" and "I can't breathe!" The nearly 200 protesters then marched throughout downtown Orlando on Wednesday night voicing their...
  • Sheriff promises transparency, asks for patience after deputy shoots suspect

    Sheriff promises transparency, asks for patience after deputy shoots suspect
    Flanked by pastors and community leaders, Orange County Sheriff Jerry Demings asked for patience as authorities investigate the shooting Monday morning of an unarmed car-theft suspect. A deputy said he was forced to shoot 28-year-old Cedric Bartee...
  • Orange County enters national debate about police violence after deputy's shooting

    Orange County enters national debate about police violence after deputy's shooting
    When the bullets stopped and Sgt. Robert McCarthy lowered his gun after Monday's pre-dawn shooting, chaos ensued as neighbors who witnessed the incident rushed out to see the aftermath and questioned whether deadly force was necessary. The Orange...