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  • 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...
  • Deputies continue search for man in Jamaican restaurant shooting last month

    Deputies continue search for man in Jamaican restaurant shooting last month
    Jamaican restaurant shooter "should be considered armed and dangerous," deputies said. Deputies released on Friday a photo of the man suspected of walking up to Leroy's Jamaican Cuisine order window in Pine Hills and shooting a restaurant employee...
  • Pent-up travel demand could make Thanksgiving busy in Orlando area

    Pent-up travel demand could make Thanksgiving busy in Orlando area
    Thanksgiving is a time for traditions: watching big football games, eating homemade pumpkin pie and, of course, enduring travel headaches and traffic snarls. Some 2.3 million Floridians are expected to travel between Wednesday and Sunday, according to a...
  • Man, 22, reported missing after not completing newspaper delivery route

    Man, 22, reported missing after not completing newspaper delivery route
    A 22-year-old man was reported missing after not completing his Orlando Sentinel delivery route, an Orange County Sheriff's spokeswoman said. Robert John Mortimer left the Winter Garden home where he lives with his family around 12:30 a.m. Tuesday, said...
  • 5-year sentence possible for man who pointed laser at helicopter

    5-year sentence possible for man who pointed laser at helicopter
    A 31-year-old Orlando man could face up to five years in federal prison for aiming the light beam from a laser pointer at an Orange County Sheriff's Office helicopter. Joseph Parrott was accused of pointing the laser at a pilot about 3 a.m. on July 2....
  • AK-47 attack: 11-year-old girl recovering after shooting

    AK-47 attack: 11-year-old girl recovering after shooting
    An 11-year-old-girl is recovering after more than two dozen shots were fired into an Apopka-area home early Sunday morning, the Orange County Sheriff's Office said. "She's doing much better," Jeff Williamson, a spokesman for the Sheriff's Office, said...
  • No activists showed up near Orlando for rally

    No activists showed up near Orlando for rally
    Activists wanted Dec. 1 to be a day of nationwide protests against police aggression, but no one showed up for a rally near Orlando on Monday. A rally, planned by Million March Against Police Brutality, was planned for 9 a.m. Monday in front of the...