| Dec 20, 2014
| 2:17 PM
This Juliet did not go to die with her Romeo.
Orange County sheriff's detectives recovered the stolen Ford Mustang named "Juliet" on Thursday. The car, along with a Chevrolet Malibu called "Romeo," was stolen last weekend from a Kangaroo gas station at...
| Dec 19, 2014
| 3:58 PM
Weighing Cuba policy shift
I just watched U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio's response to President Obama's re-establishment of diplomatic relations with Cuba. In 2013, I spent 10 days traveling in Cuba with a People to People Partnership. I saw a country with no...
| Dec 18, 2014
| 5:03 PM
As a drug dealer, Garry Wiggins lived in a home fortified with rebar and cement posts.
Now, the 48-year-old Orlando man will be surrounded by prison bars for the next 15 years for his role in a cocaine-trafficking ring.
He must forfeit his South Buena...
| Dec 17, 2014
| 1:05 PM
Orange County deputies are investigating after a man was found dead outside a business on Chancery Lane just north of Florida Mall on Wednesday.
The man, 18-year-old Romelo Hicks, was found about 7:20 a.m. Deputies say a passerby saw him laying on the...
| Dec 15, 2014
| 11:41 AM
A 30-year-old man was fatally shot outside a South Orange County check-cashing store around 6 p.m. Sunday, according to the Orange County Sheriff's Office.
Deputies later identified him as Yessy George-Milan.
Witnesses said the suspect, a male in a red...
| Dec 12, 2014
| 11:57 AM
Here are your stories for Friday: local micro-roasted coffee; SeaWorld boss is out; arrests in shooting of 15-year-old boy; and more.
1. Coffee! Let's start with the story by Paul Brinkman about local micro-roast coffee companies. The trend of small...
| Dec 12, 2014
| 11:40 AM
Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer and Police Chief John Mina on Friday embraced the idea of equipping the department's officers with body cameras, a move that activists have called for around the country in the wake of high-profile deaths during confrontations...
| Dec 10, 2014
| 5:58 PM
At the Florida Lottery headquarters, Timothy Poole, 43, posed for a photo with an oversized check after claiming his $3 million Scratch-Off prize. But when the image hit the Internet, others recognized the 450-pound man as a registered sexual predator....
| Dec 10, 2014
| 5:47 PM
They held a large, illuminated sign that read: "End the new Jim Crow."
They chanted: "No justice, no peace. No racist police!" and "I can't breathe!"
The nearly 200 protesters then marched throughout downtown Orlando on Wednesday night voicing their...
| Dec 8, 2014
| 7:14 PM
Flanked by pastors and community leaders, Orange County Sheriff Jerry Demings asked for patience as authorities investigate the shooting Monday morning of an unarmed car-theft suspect.
A deputy said he was forced to shoot 28-year-old Cedric Bartee...
| Dec 9, 2014
| 5:55 PM
When the bullets stopped and Sgt. Robert McCarthy lowered his gun after Monday's pre-dawn shooting, chaos ensued as neighbors who witnessed the incident rushed out to see the aftermath and questioned whether deadly force was necessary.