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  • Gunman sought after 2 shot at I-Drive hotel

    Gunman sought after 2 shot at I-Drive hotel
    Gunfire erupted Tuesday inside an International Drive hotel in Orlando's tourist district and sent two men to the hospital — one in serious condition and the other critical, officials said. The search for the gunman is ongoing. Orange County...
  • Man found dead in apartment was shot, deputies said

    Man found dead in apartment was shot, deputies said
    The man who was found dead in his apartment Oct. 17 was shot, a Orange County Sheriff's Office spokeswoman said on Tuesday. Authorities previously only said that Adrian Lopez-Silvero, 25, was only the victim of a homicide. A friend found Lopez-Silvero...
  • Five things for Tuesday, Oct. 28

    Five things for Tuesday, Oct. 28
    A little late this morning, but here are your five things for today in Orlando: shooting at I-Drive hotel; scooters at theme parks; local landmark to close; "cronuts;" and more. 1. The Orange County Sheriff's Office is investigating this morning a...
  • 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....
  • Missing son in Oviedo homicide case found in Maryland

    Missing son in Oviedo homicide case found in Maryland
    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...
  • Arrest made in robberies at UCF-area apartments

    Arrest made in robberies at UCF-area apartments
    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...
  • Five things for Friday, Oct. 17

    Five things for Friday, Oct. 17
    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....
  • 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...
  • Florida tough on gun safety on paper only

    Florida tough on gun safety on paper only
    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...
  • 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...