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  • Orlando firefighters investigate another suspected arson in Thornton Park

    Orlando firefighters investigate another suspected arson in Thornton Park
    Another suspected arson fire at a vacant home in Thornton Park was discovered by a neighbor on Tuesday afternoon, according to the Orlando Fire Department. It's the sixth suspicious fire to be reported between late Saturday and early Sunday and the 13th...
  • Local agencies form arson task force to investigate recent fires

    Local agencies form arson task force to investigate recent fires
    Several law enforcement agencies have formed a task force to investigate a spate of recent arson fires in Central Florida, the Orlando Police Department said Friday. In a press release, the Police Department said the task force would consist of eight...
  • College Park Community Center hosts National Night Out block party

    College Park Community Center hosts National Night Out block party
    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...
  • Deputies: 25 arrested in surprise probation sweep in Orange County

    Deputies: 25 arrested in surprise probation sweep in Orange County
    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...
  • 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...
  • Woman stabbed boyfriend in heart with kitchen knife, OPD says

    An Orlando woman early Friday was arrested on charges of attempted first-degree murder after stabbing her boyfriend in the chest, piercing his heart, police said. The unidentified victim is in surgery for the stab wound, the Orlando Police Department...
  • Cops: Trapped woman jumps from window

    Cops: Trapped woman jumps from window
    An Orlando man was jailed this week on charges he beat and trapped a woman, forcing her to jump out of a window to escape Wednesday. Rochelle Heard told police Theodore Roosevelt Hampton, 40, trapped her inside his bedroom at 536 Washington St....
  • Bondi, police want power to take on websites advertising sex

    Bondi, police want power to take on websites advertising sex
    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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...