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  • After Vietnam, veteran kept leading, inspiring

     After Vietnam, veteran kept leading, inspiring
    He looked on as the American flag was hoisted toward an overcast sky. Behind it, the sleek lines of the new Orlando VA hospital ascended just as high. As he rose from his wheelchair to the sounds of the national anthem, Ret. Col. Earle Denton saluted the...
  • Hotel worker sentenced to prison in credit-card-skimming scheme

    Hotel worker sentenced to prison in credit-card-skimming scheme
    A housekeeper at a resort-area hotel caught stealing guests' credit-card data with a skimmer device in 2013 was sentenced to federal prison last month, along with two other people involved in the scheme, records show. According to federal-court...
  • Sheriff's Office sells food truck, patrol cars at auction

    Sheriff's Office sells food truck, patrol cars at auction
    Orlando native Hector Perez has spent well over $1 million at vehicle auctions throughout the past 15 years. And Saturday was no different for the local business owner. He purchased a Ford F-150 and Chevrolet Tahoe for a total of $7,000 on Saturday from...
  • Agents raid two houses, find 1,500 pounds of marijuana

    Agents raid two houses, find 1,500 pounds of marijuana
    Federal drug agents raided two Orange County houses and seized about 1,500 pounds of marijuana, an agent reported today. Two people were arrested, said Jeff Walsh, lead agent for the Drug Enforcement Administration in Central Florida. He would not...
  • Deputies: 4-year-old child shot in leg near Orlando

    Deputies say a 4-year-old boy apparently shot himself in the leg after finding a gun inside a car his mother had borrowed. The Orange County Sheriff's Office says the mother said she didn't know the gun was in the car. The child found it and shot himself...
  • Deputies: Armed robber hit UCF-area Del Taco

    Deputies: Armed robber hit UCF-area Del Taco
    Orange County Sheriff's deputies are investigating an armed robbery at the Del Taco restaurant near the University of Central Florida, officials said. Workers at the restaurant said a man wearing a white sweatshirt walked up to the drive-through window,...
  • UCF student had marijuana shipped to campus apartment, cops say

    A University of Central Florida student was arrested last week, accused of having more than an ounce of marijuana shipped from California to his on-campus apartment, an arrest affidavit states. According to the affidavit, the Orange County Sheriff's...
  • Five things for Monday, February 16

    Five things for Monday, February 16
    Here are your stories for Monday in Central Florida: record number of people visited Florida last year; teens rushed movie theater; sovereign citizen movement in Florida; SNL anniversary show; and more. 1. People are visiting the state in record...
  • Officials: Man's body found in pond along Semoran near 408

    Officials: Man's body found in pond along Semoran near 408
    Law enforcement officials pulled a man's body from a pond Friday afternoon along Semoran Boulevard near State Road 408. Orange County Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Lourdes Clayton said it appears the man had been in the pond for "a while." Based on the...
  • Gun buyback event collects 225 firearms, 32 pellet gun

    Gun buyback event collects 225 firearms, 32 pellet gun
    Law enforcement officials urged gun owners in Central Florida to get rid of their unwanted firearms Friday. Altogether, deputies collected 225 firearms and 32 pellet guns during a gun buyback event, sheriff's spokeswoman Jane Watrel said. Among the...
  • Attackers sentenced in Orlando for Tampa Bay-area crime spree

    Attackers sentenced in Orlando for Tampa Bay-area crime spree
    They were pepper-sprayed, zip-tied and duct-taped during a crime spree in the Tampa Bay area. So say the victims who testified against their alleged attackers in Central Florida. Five of the alleged attackers were sentenced Thursday in an Orlando...