| Aug 6, 2014
| 8:36 AM
Sgt. Scott Smith was fully decked out in the kind of gear that SWAT team members wear, but on this occasion there was no crisis or emergency for the Orlando Police Department officer to respond to.
In fact, Smith was expecting a very different kind of...
| Sep 18, 2014
| 4:21 AM
Orange County authorities arrested 25 juveniles and adults in a surprise probation sweep targeting violent prior offenders Wednesday, officials said.
During the massive operation, a 22-year-old driver was arrested after she slammed into a Sheriff's...
| Mar 29, 2014
| 2:13 PM
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...
| Aug 5, 2013
| 12:51 PM
A two-word change proposed to one of the nation's first online laws has triggered a battle between law enforcement and Internet libertarians.
On one side, top law enforcers for nearly every state, including Florida, are calling on Congress to change a...
| Aug 21, 2013
| 4:23 PM
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...
| Aug 27, 2013
| 8:30 AM
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.
| Oct 26, 2013
| 10:58 AM
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...
| Nov 1, 2013
| 10:50 AM
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...
| Jul 16, 2013
| 11:58 AM
Three men are on the loose after attacking a College Park woman at gunpoint and stealing her car from her driveway late Monday.
The 29-year-old woman spotted the carjackers after pulling into the driveway of her home in the 1200 block of Shady Lane...
| Jan 6, 2014
| 4:42 AM
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...
| Nov 6, 2013
| 4:58 AM
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.,...