| Jan 17, 2015
| 1:48 PM
When Chief John Mina took over the Orlando Police Department in April, his main focus was clear: He wanted to make sure there was less crime in 2014 than the previous year.
And that's exactly what happened, Mina and Mayor Buddy Dyer announced Friday as...
| Jan 17, 2015
| 12:36 PM
In the midst of several local and national controversies over excessive police force, the shift to officer-worn body cameras continues to gain momentum in Lake County.
So far in Lake, Eustis and Mascotte have implemented departmentwide policies that...
| Nov 21, 2014
| 11:36 AM
The gunman who shot three students at Florida State University mailed mysterious packages to friends before the shooting, including a parcel that arrived today in Texas, according to a friend and news outlets.
All the packages are due to arrive today,...
| Dec 10, 2014
| 5:58 PM
At the Florida Lottery headquarters, Timothy Poole, 43, posed for a photo with an oversized check after claiming his $3 million Scratch-Off prize. But when the image hit the Internet, others recognized the 450-pound man as a registered sexual predator....
| Jan 20, 2015
When a car pulls to a stop at a DUI checkpoint, police say they're looking for obvious signals that the driver may be impaired: glassy eyes, slurred speech, the smell of alcohol.
But a video that went viral recently, with more than 2.2 million YouTube...
| Jan 18, 2015
| 6:26 AM
A man was shot and killed Saturday night near the Pine Hills neighborhood outside Orlando.
The shooting took place at 11:52 p.m. on the 1700 block of Daly Street, Orange County Sheriff's Department spokesperson Lourdes Clayton said in a statement....
| Jan 15, 2015
| 11:42 AM
A comment in Arabic left on Mayor Teresa Jacobs' Facebook page has been forwarded to the Orange County Sheriff's Office and the FBI.
The comment, translated by an FBI source, reads: "Orlando Florida burns the Qur'an outside of Disney World. There is no...
| Jan 14, 2015
| 9:04 AM
Three teenagers were arrested Tuesday night after an alleged two-day crime spree that included a carjacking, armed robbery and aggravated assault, Orange County Sheriff's deputies said.
They also allegedly led deputies on a short car chase and then...
| Jan 10, 2015
| 11:16 AM
Walt Disney World plans to stop dispensing prizes at its hotel video-game arcades, and Florida's ban on Internet cafes may be to blame.
Prize redemption counters at the resort's hotels, where kids turn in game points for toys and candy, are being...
| Jan 5, 2015
| 3:28 PM
Not even the mailboxes on 18th Street have escaped the recent spasm of violence.
One mailbox at the corner of 18th and Westmoreland Drive in Orange County is riddled with bullet holes.
It's emblematic of the gunfire that, since September, has left...
| Jan 3, 2015
Orange County Deputy Jonathan Scott Pine spent the final moments of his life in a gunfight with a car-burglary suspect who fatally wounded Pine and then turned the gun on himself.
Six weeks later, it happened again.
This time, Windermere Officer...