| Feb 16, 2014
| 3:54 PM
It's a familiar sight if you follow the news in Central Florida: Someone accused of a crime is led in handcuffs through a gantlet of reporters and cameras into a patrol vehicle waiting to drive the suspect to the county jail.
Defense lawyers say these...
| Jan 24, 2014
| 5:26 AM
The top executive at SeaWorld Entertainment Inc.'s largest shareholder suggested that former SeaWorld Orlando trainer Dawn Brancheau should be blamed for her own death, claiming that the veteran animal trainer broke multiple safety rules before she was...
| May 10, 2014
| 1:36 PM
The amount of peanut butter must be perfectly equal to jelly when Krystal Thomas makes a sandwich.
"I have to make it the same way my mom did," said the 6-foot-5 center for the WNBA's Phoenix Mercury. "I eat oatmeal every single morning because she used...
| Jan 2, 2013
In 1986 and early 1987, at least 21 Central Florida women were victims of a violent serial rapist. Some were slashed or stabbed. An Orlando Police Department and Orange County Sheriff's Office task force apprehended Tommie Lee Andrews. I...
| Jan 12, 2013
| 10:59 AM
The Orange County Sheriff's Office is experimenting with two surveillance drones that it hopes to turn loose over Metro Orlando skies this summer.
Sheriff's spokesman Jeff Williamson would not reveal specific uses for the drones, larger versions of...
| Jan 16, 2013
| 9:30 AM
Orange County prosecutors filed information this week to seek the death penalty against Bessman Okafor in the Ocoee witness killing case.
This is the first death penalty decision made under the direction of new Orange-Osceola State Attorney Jeff Ashton....
| Aug 24, 2013
| 6:51 AM
One man is dead and another in jail after a shooting Friday near Apopka, the Orange County Sheriff's Office said.
Deputies say Darrion Pugh, 30, was outside his apartment at 1138 Old Apopka Road when Antonio Orr, 40, started shooting at him.
| Aug 28, 2013
| 7:13 AM
A man is in jail Wednesday morning after allegedly leaving his daughter in a car while he visited a strip club.
Elliut Gonzalez, 38, of Orlando, allegedly left his sleeping 7-year-old daughter in his green Nissan while he went inside the Diamond Club on...
| Aug 28, 2013
| 8:37 AM
An Orlando man is in jail Wednesday after deputies say he molested an 8-year-old boy.
Edwin Martinez, 34, was staying with the victim's mother in her apartment Saturday night. according to an Orange County Sheriff's Office report.
Around 3:00 a.m. the...
| Sep 8, 2013
| 5:28 AM
Deputy Jason Forgy, who has an official hunting permit, and his hunting buddy, a recently retired Winter Park Police detective, recently bagged whopper of a gator weighting 737.5-pounds, according to a news release from the Orange County Sheriff's...
| Sep 16, 2013
| 2:48 PM
Rebecca Sedwick had been terrorized for more than a year by girls who used to be her friends, Polk County authorities say.
She tried to get away, but Rebecca couldn't escape their hateful words relayed across social media: "You should die," someone told...