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Orange County Sheriff's Office

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  • 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'...
  • Deputy struck, killed pedestrian on Oak Ridge Road

    Deputy struck, killed pedestrian on Oak Ridge Road
    Fernando Roman saw the debris, flashing lights and yellow tape blocking West Oak Ridge Road near his home Monday morning. But what he didn't know at the time was that an Orange County sheriff's patrol car had run over his wife, Susan Roman, at that...
  • 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...
  • Sex-offender son accused of burning dad in attempted murder

    Sex-offender son accused of burning dad in attempted murder
    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...
  • Platt blasts Grayson as 'without honor'

    Platt blasts Grayson as 'without honor'
    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...
  • Blue Mass today honors public safety personnel

    Blue Mass today honors public safety personnel
    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...
  • 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 must repair trust breached by barber raids: Editorial

    Sheriff must repair trust breached by barber raids: Editorial
    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...
  • American Front leader turns down plea deal

    American Front leader turns down plea deal
    KISSIMMEE – More than two years after the feds arrested the leader of a white-supremacy group in Central Florida's largest domestic-terrorism case, the trial for American Front leader Marcus Faella started Tuesday. Faella, 41, is charged with...
  • 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...
  • Authorities searching for 2 men in robberies at Orange County convenience stores

    Authorities searching for 2 men in robberies at Orange County convenience stores
    A pair of armed bandits wearing bandannas across their faces robbed a Circle K store on North Orange Blossom Trail early Wednesday morning, officials said. It's possible that the same two men hit up two other convenience stores — within two hours...