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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Report: Man started fire in apartment to "burn bugs"

    You'd have to be almost as crazy as a bedbug to try this method of insect control. An unidentified man pulled from an Orlando apartment fire allegedly told authorities he started the blaze accidentally — while trying "to burn bugs in his home and...
  • Car service company Uber launches in Orlando

    Car service company Uber launches in Orlando
    Popular car service company Uber launched its mobile app-driven service in Orlando on Wednesday. An Uber driver responded to a request for service at the Orlando Sentinel building downtown within 10 minutes of a reporter placing the order. The driver,...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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....