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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Orlando PD takes part in tactical exercises at Edgewater High

    Orlando PD takes part in tactical exercises at Edgewater High
    It’s every community’s worse nightmare: the explosion of violence at a local school, and lives tragically lost. The sometimes tense situation at Edgewater High School on Thursday was not an actual explosion of violence, but a large-scale...
  • Decomposed female body found in wooded area; no confirmation it's Alexandria Chery

    Decomposed female body found in wooded area; no confirmation it's Alexandria Chery
    Authorities found a decomposed female body Friday morning near Interstate 4 during the search for Alexandria Chery but have not yet confirmed that it is the missing 16-year-old girl. But officials have confirmed they have a suspect in Alexandria's...
  • Five things for Friday, August 1

    Five things for Friday, August 1
    Five things for today in Orlando and Central Florida. Welcome to August. 1. The search continues for 16-year-old Alexandria Chery. Detectives from the Orange County Sheriff's Office Emergency Response Team and the Marine Unit are set to continue...
  • Motorcyclist dies in crash in Lake Forest

    A man was killed Sunday when his motorcycle crashed in Lake Forest in Orange County, authorities said. The unidentified victim, who was described as in his 30s, was riding with other motorcyclists southbound on Santiago Canyon Road between Falcon Street...
  • 'Poison bomb' threat at Evans High leads to young woman's arrest

    'Poison bomb' threat at Evans High leads to young woman's arrest
    The alleged school threat — a gigantic poison bomb — never existed. But the consequences of making a false bomb threat is real. A 19-year-old Orlando woman has been charged with making a false threat online this spring about setting off...