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  • Florida DUI video gets 2M views, but cops question checkpoint tactic

    Florida DUI video gets 2M views, but cops question checkpoint tactic
    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...
  • Police: Man found dead in Walgreens parking lot after gunshots fired

    Police: Man found dead in Walgreens parking lot after gunshots fired
    A man was found dead Thursday morning after a shooting in the Walgreens parking lot in the Pine Hills area, officials said. The Orange County Sheriff's Office and Orlando Police responded to calls about shots fired in the area of North Pine Hills Road...
  • Man charged in triple shooting at apartment complex denied bond

    Man charged in triple shooting at apartment complex denied bond
    A 34-year-old man charged with two counts of first-degree murder in a shooting this weekend that killed two people faced a judge Thursday morning in Orange County. Luis E. Pacheco was denied bond and ordered to have no contact with the victims of the...
  • Man shot by passenger after argument in car

    Man shot by passenger after argument in car
    A man in his 20s was shot after an argument with his two passengers in his car on Friday night, according to the Orange County Sheriff's Office. The man was driving on Orange Blossom Trail near Sand Lake Road around 9:15 p.m. with the two men as...
  • Community activist Randy Ross arrested on insurance claim fraud charges

    A community activist and former candidate for public office was arrested Friday on charges of insurance claim fraud, Orange County Jail records show. Randy Ross, 49, was booked into the jail on Friday afternoon and had bonded out several hours later....
  • Florida strengthens child booster-seat law

    Florida strengthens child booster-seat law
    A seat belt for grown-ups was uncomfortable for 5-year-old Erick Santiago, so he kept trying to take it off, his father said. At 4 feet tall and 72 pounds, Erick, who lives in Poinciana, was too big for a child-safety seat but too small to sit in a...
  • OPD chief: Violent crime up in 2014

    OPD chief: Violent crime up in 2014
    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...
  • Police body cameras gain momentum in Lake

    Police body cameras gain momentum in Lake
    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...
  • Man shot and killed outside Orlando

     Man shot and killed outside Orlando
    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....
  • Arabic comment to Jacobs forwarded to FBI

    Arabic comment to Jacobs forwarded to FBI
    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...
  • Deputies: Three teens arrested in McDonald's shooting

     Deputies: Three teens arrested in McDonald's shooting
    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...