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  • Check sex offender registry to keep your children safe on Halloween

    Check sex offender registry to keep your children safe on Halloween
    Anyone planning to take their children trick-or-treating for Halloween should consider checking the Florida sex offender registry so they know which houses to avoid. All sex offenders in Florida are required to register their home addresses and that...
  • Chief judge: Committee to investigate if local cops are skipping subpoenas

    Chief judge: Committee to investigate if local cops are skipping subpoenas
    Frustrated to learn an upcoming trial needed to be delayed because Orlando Police Department officers had failed to attend their depositions, Circuit Judge Tim Shea told a courtroom full of lawyers he'd had enough. "Everybody else around here shows....
  • Woman arrested after 25 mile police chase in Orange County

    Woman arrested after 25 mile police chase in Orange County
    A 31-year old woman was arrested Monday night after allegedly leading Orange County deputy sheriffs on a 20-minute chase with speeds up 100 mph on busy and rain-drenched roads. Shawna L. Schaefer covered about 25 miles, starting near Central Florida...
  • 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...
  • Internal reports detail missteps in missing-person investigation

    Carline Brumaire Jean's family called the Orange County Sheriff's Office when she failed to return home from work Feb. 9. That same evening, a witness called Orlando police to report a car with a person inside sinking in a retention pond near an Orlando...
  • Quad amputee called 'dangerous' after fatal shootings of parents

    Quad amputee called 'dangerous' after fatal shootings of parents
    The son of a couple found dead inside their east Orange County home on Tuesday is now considered dangerous, officials said Wednesday. Sean Petrozzino, a quadruple amputee, is a "person of interest" in the death of his parents — Nancy Petrozzino,...
  • Husband, wife in their 60s found dead in Orange County

    Husband, wife in their 60s found dead in Orange County
    Deputies found a husband and wife, in their 60s, dead inside an east Orange County home Tuesday morning, according to the Orange County Sheriff's Office. Nancy Petrozzino, 64, and Michael Petrozzino, 63, were found dead at their home in the 13000 block...
  • Once-missing disabled man found OK

    Once-missing disabled man found OK
    Orlando police Monday said deputies found John Ira Lee, 85, who was reported missing Sunday afternoon. Lee was found by the Orange County Sheriff's Office and is unharmed, said Orlando police Lt. Lovetta Quinn-Henry hcurtis@orlandosentinel.com or 407-...
  • Defense attorneys question deputies' use of marijuana citations

    Defense attorneys question deputies' use of marijuana citations
    When an Orange County deputy sheriff pulled over a University of Central Florida student not far from campus early July 26 and found a small bit of marijuana in the car he was driving, the deputy offered a potentially enticing option. The deputy told...