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  • Broward's 'Felony Lane Gang' spreads crime wave across U.S.

    Highly organized packs of thieves from the Fort Lauderdale area are spreading a rash of crimes across Florida and much of the nation, breaking into cars in Orlando, stealing identities in North Carolina, cashing bad checks in Pennsylvania and providing...
  • Orlando police stop driver attacking victim with car

    Orlando police stop driver attacking victim with car
    An Orlando Police Department officer stopped a driver who was ramming his vehicle into another car, saving the woman inside Wednesday afternoon. Domestic-violence suspect Charles Lamons, 28, faces charges of aggravated battery, aggravated stalking and...
  • Cops: Man shot in neck near downtown

    Cops: Man shot in neck near downtown
    A homeless man was shot in the neck near downtown Orlando early Friday. Roger William Franks was shot in the neck at 12:20 a.m. in the 1000 block of West Central Boulevard, said Lt. John Holysz, Orlando Police Department spokesman. The shooter is on...
  • Cops: Orlando man tried to rape 9-year-old

    An Orlando man is in jail Thursday after trying to rape a 9-year-old girl, police said. The child went to her bedroom for a lollipop when 52-year-old Richard Arvin Guevara allegedly pushed the child on to her bed and climbed on top of her, according...
  • Roberto Clemente mural painted over in Azalea Park

    Roberto Clemente mural painted over in Azalea Park
    A mural honoring Puerto Rican baseball icon Roberto Clemente has been painted over, destroying what was a source of pride for Little Leaguers and parents at a rebounding Azalea Park Elementary School ball field. Earl Lugo has coached there and wanted...
  • Local cops send mixed messages on 'perp walks'

    Local cops send mixed messages on 'perp walks'
    It's a familiar sight if you follow the news in Central Florida: Someone accused of a crime is led in handcuffs through a gantlet of reporters and cameras into a patrol vehicle waiting to drive the suspect to the county jail. Defense lawyers say these...
  • Resident forced to strip during home invasion

    Resident forced to strip during home invasion
    The Orlando Police Department is investigating a home invasion after shots were fired. Two men and one woman broke into a home in the 4500 block of Brooke Street in the Richmond Heights neighborhood around 7:45 p.m. Tuesday, said Orlando Police Lt....
  • Orlando police looking for gunman after robbery

    Orlando police looking for gunman after robbery
    The Orlando Police Department is searching for a gunman Tuesday after a robbery at a local Dollar Tree. The armed man stole an undetermined amount of cash from the 5760 N. Orange Blossom Trail location around 9:51 p.m. Monday, police said. Dollar Tree...
  • Cars in downtown garage go up in flames

    Cars in downtown garage go up in flames
    A fire inside the parking garage at Uptown Place forced an evacuation of the apartment complex this morning. About two vehicles parked inside the apartment's parking garage at 911 North Orange Avenue caught fire for an unknown reason around 4:30 a.m.,...
  • City to pay Magic $1.7M to add conference space downtown

    City to pay Magic $1.7M to add conference space downtown
    City Hall plans to give $1.7 million to help the Orlando Magic build a sports-and-entertainment complex downtown. Orlando officials say the taxpayer money will ensure downtown Orlando gets something it badly needs: conference space. "If you ask me...
  • Fake cop moons IHOP server, say real cops

    Maybe he should've tried a doughnut joint instead. When Matt Skytta, 55, didn't get a free meal at an IHOP after flashing an Orlando Police Department insignia patch at a server, he then flashed someting else -- his buttocks, reports the Orlando...