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  • Memphis 'death investigation' possibly linked to search for quad amputee

    Memphis 'death investigation' possibly linked to search for quad amputee
    Orange County detectives were dispatched Tuesday to Tennessee, where the search for the quadruple amputee considered a person of interest in his parents' deaths appeared to have come to a bloody end. Local authorities had been searching for 30-year-...
  • 'Stressed-out' mom fatally slammed tot on floor, report says

    'Stressed-out' mom fatally slammed tot on floor, report says
    The Orange County woman accused of killing her 2-year-old daughter told officials she slammed her toddler on the floor before putting her to bed, unaware of the child's injuries, records show. Amanda Berard, 23, said she grabbed her daughter, Aaliyah...
  • Could amendment on gun sales background checks be on the way?

    Could amendment on gun sales background checks be on the way?
    Voters in the state of Washington sidestepped NRA-friendly politicians on Election Day and approved a measure that requires background checks on all gun sales.  A similar amendment could make its way to Florida, says Patti Brigham, who leads the...
  • Suspect's stolen gun not loaded; cop fired 9 times, report says

    The suspect at the center of the deadly confrontation at Vixen Bar in downtown Orlando on Tuesday morning was armed with a stolen but unloaded handgun, according to an arrest report released Wednesday. And although Orlando police say the woman killed...
  • Report released on killing of Windermere officer

    Report released on killing of Windermere officer
    A nearby drugstore's surveillance cameras were recording when Windermere police Officer Robert German was gunned down during an encounter with two teenage runaways, according to newly released documents. However, despite the video, it remains unclear...
  • American Front domestic terrorism trial begins in Kissimmee

    KISSIMMEE – Once facing possible life in prison, American Front leader Marcus Faella turned down a prosecution offer Tuesday to plead guilty to a crime routinely carrying a three-year sentence. He rejected the offer shortly before jury selection...
  • Sheriff's Office hands case of woman's mysterious death back to FHP

    Sheriff's Office hands case of woman's mysterious death back to FHP
    After two weeks without finding evidence of a crime behind Orlando salon worker Hien Tran's death, the Orange County Sheriff's Office returned the investigation back to the Florida Highway Patrol. "Based on the findings and information developed, OCSO...
  • Man no longer 'person of interest' in probe of mysterious death

    Man no longer 'person of interest' in probe of mysterious death
    The investigation of Orlando salon worker Hien Tran's mysterious death last week continued Tuesday after homicide detectives questioned and released a "person of interest," according to the Orange County Sheriff's Office. A search for the unidentified...
  • Officer disciplined after Orlando cops fail to find car in lake

    Officer disciplined after Orlando cops fail to find car in lake
    An Orlando police sergeant has been disciplined for failing to properly search the area where a 39-year-old Haitian woman drowned inside her car after it plowed into a lake in February, the Police Department said. An internal investigation resulted in...
  • Five things for Friday, Oct. 17

    Five things for Friday, Oct. 17
    Five things for today in Orlando: weekend weather looks good; will fangate change outcome of governor's race; detectives blame woman's mysterious death on car's air bag; and more. 1. Another week in the books. Let's start with weather: it's nice out....
  • Pine Hills shooting of teen ruled an accident

    Pine Hills shooting of teen ruled an accident
    Detectives have determined that a 15-year-old rushed to a local hospital Monday night accidentally shot himself while holding a gun, the Orange County Sheriff's Office said. Deputies were called about 7:40 p.m. to the shooting, which happened at the boy'...