| Oct 22, 2014
| 9:05 AM
As the search ended Tuesday for the 20-year-old Oviedo man who went missing after his mother was found dead in their home, court records emerged detailing his struggle with mental illness, drugs and crime.
Family and friends on Facebook had been pleading...
| Oct 20, 2014
| 1:59 PM
The man suspected in a pair of recent armed robberies at a UCF-area apartment complex has been arrested, the Orange County Sheriff's Office said in a statement Monday.
Darrious Pettress, 22, is suspected in two robberies earlier this month at the...
| Oct 17, 2014
| 6:33 AM
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....
| Oct 14, 2014
| 3:30 PM
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'...
| Oct 7, 2014
| 4:19 PM
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...
| Oct 10, 2014
| 4:36 PM
On paper, Florida appears to be serious about keeping kids safe around guns.
Laws on the books require people to lock up loaded firearms around kids or possibly face second-degree misdemeanor charges if a child gets hold of a gun.
Those charges can be...
| Oct 7, 2014
| 4:52 PM
Diana Torres had had enough. After years of arrests, documented alcohol abuse and erratic, sometimes violent behavior by her brother, registered sex offender Santiago Torres Jr., she asked a judge in early May for a domestic-violence injunction. It was...
| Oct 6, 2014
| 2:19 PM
Republican congressional candidate Carol Platt has launched her first full-frontal attack on U.S. Rep. Alan Grayson, opening a fund-raising website and launching a social media campaign to detail his messy divorce proceedings, and highlight some of his...
| Sep 29, 2014
| 6:40 AM
Orlando Catholic Bishop John Noonan will honor Central Florida's law enforcement, public safety and fire fighting personnel in a Blue Mass today, 12:10 p.m., at St. James Cathedral, 215 N. Orange Ave., Orlando.
The public is invited to pray for the...
| Sep 24, 2014
| 1:18 PM
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...
| Sep 22, 2014
| 9:00 PM
After controversy erupted four years ago over joint raids on barbershops led by the Orange County Sheriff's Office, Sheriff Jerry Demings conceded the operations "were not perfect" but insisted that much of the criticism was based on distortions. An...