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Orange County Sheriff's Office

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  • Florida strengthens child booster-seat law

    Florida strengthens child booster-seat law
    A seat belt for grown-ups was uncomfortable for 5-year-old Erick Santiago, so he kept trying to take it off, his father said. At 4 feet tall and 72 pounds, Erick, who lives in Poinciana, was too big for a child-safety seat but too small to sit in a...
  • Man shot by passenger after argument in car

    Man shot by passenger after argument in car
    A man in his 20s was shot after an argument with his two passengers in his car on Friday night, according to the Orange County Sheriff's Office. The man was driving on Orange Blossom Trail near Sand Lake Road around 9:15 p.m. with the two men as...
  • Community activist Randy Ross arrested on insurance claim fraud charges

    A community activist and former candidate for public office was arrested Friday on charges of insurance claim fraud, Orange County Jail records show. Randy Ross, 49, was booked into the jail on Friday afternoon and had bonded out several hours later....
  • Police: Man found dead in Walgreens parking lot after gunshots fired

    Police: Man found dead in Walgreens parking lot after gunshots fired
    A man was found dead Thursday morning after a shooting in the Walgreens parking lot in the Pine Hills area, officials said. The Orange County Sheriff's Office and Orlando Police responded to calls about shots fired in the area of North Pine Hills Road...
  • Man charged in triple shooting at apartment complex denied bond

    Man charged in triple shooting at apartment complex denied bond
    A 34-year-old man charged with two counts of first-degree murder in a shooting this weekend that killed two people faced a judge Thursday morning in Orange County. Luis E. Pacheco was denied bond and ordered to have no contact with the victims of the...
  • Children, cops among 2014 homicide victims

    Children, cops among 2014 homicide victims
    Orange County Deputy Jonathan Scott Pine spent the final moments of his life in a gunfight with a car-burglary suspect who fatally wounded Pine and then turned the gun on himself. Six weeks later, it happened again. This time, Windermere Officer...
  • Residents on 18th Street live on despite recent violence

    Residents on 18th Street live on despite recent violence
    Not even the mailboxes on 18th Street have escaped the recent spasm of violence. One mailbox at the corner of 18th and Westmoreland Drive in Orange County is riddled with bullet holes. It's emblematic of the gunfire that, since September, has left...
  • Alan Grayson, John Mica: weekend guests

    Alan Grayson, John Mica: weekend guests
    Two congressmen and a hacking expert lead the guest lineup on this weekend's local public-affairs programs: Rep. Alan Grayson, D-Orlando, talks to Greg Warmoth on "Central Florida Spotlight" at 12:30 p.m. Sunday on WFTV-Channel 9. The topics include gay...
  • Preds coach falsely accused of domestic violence, girlfriend says

    Preds coach falsely accused of domestic violence, girlfriend says
    The girlfriend of suspended Orlando Predators coach Rob Keefe said she falsely accused him of domestic violence. "I want to make it very clear that Rob did not hit me or do anything to harm me," Amie Hardin said in a statement written under oath in...
  • Arabic comment to Jacobs forwarded to FBI

    Arabic comment to Jacobs forwarded to FBI
    A comment in Arabic left on Mayor Teresa Jacobs' Facebook page has been forwarded to the Orange County Sheriff's Office and the FBI. The comment, translated by an FBI source, reads: "Orlando Florida burns the Qur'an outside of Disney World. There is no...
  • Deputies: Three teens arrested in McDonald's shooting

     Deputies: Three teens arrested in McDonald's shooting
    Three teenagers were arrested Tuesday night after an alleged two-day crime spree that included a carjacking, armed robbery and aggravated assault, Orange County Sheriff's deputies said. They also allegedly led deputies on a short car chase and then...