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  • Courageous testimony

    Courageous testimony
    Oct. 31 In 1986 and early 1987, at least 21 Central Florida women were victims of a violent serial rapist. Some were slashed or stabbed. An Orlando Police Department and Orange County Sheriff's Office task force apprehended Tommie Lee Andrews. I...
  • Sheriff's Office wants to fly drones over Orange County skies

    Sheriff's Office wants to fly drones over Orange County skies
    The Orange County Sheriff's Office is experimenting with two surveillance drones that it hopes to turn loose over Metro Orlando skies this summer. Sheriff's spokesman Jeff Williamson would not reveal specific uses for the drones, larger versions of...
  • Orange-Osceola State Attorney Jeff Ashton will seek death penalty in Ocoee witness killing

    Orange-Osceola State Attorney Jeff Ashton will seek death penalty in Ocoee witness killing
    Orange County prosecutors filed information this week to seek the death penalty against Bessman Okafor in the Ocoee witness killing case. This is the first death penalty decision made under the direction of new Orange-Osceola State Attorney Jeff Ashton....
  • Man arrested in fatal shooting near Apopka

    Man arrested in fatal shooting near Apopka
    One man is dead and another in jail after a shooting Friday near Apopka, the Orange County Sheriff's Office said. Deputies say Darrion Pugh, 30, was outside his apartment at 1138 Old Apopka Road when Antonio Orr, 40, started shooting at him. Despite...
  • Deputies: Man left daughter in car, went to strip club

    Deputies: Man left daughter in car, went to strip club
    A man is in jail Wednesday morning after allegedly leaving his daughter in a car while he visited a strip club. Elliut Gonzalez, 38, of Orlando, allegedly left his sleeping 7-year-old daughter in his green Nissan while he went inside the Diamond Club on...
  • Orlando man molested 8-year-old, deputies say

    Orlando man molested 8-year-old, deputies say
    An Orlando man is in jail Wednesday after deputies say he molested an 8-year-old boy. Edwin Martinez, 34, was staying with the victim's mother in her apartment Saturday night. according to an Orange County Sheriff's Office report. Around 3:00 a.m. the...
  • Deputy nabs 737.5-pound gator

    Deputy nabs 737.5-pound gator
    Deputy Jason Forgy, who has an official hunting permit, and his hunting buddy, a recently retired Winter Park Police detective, recently bagged whopper of a gator weighting 737.5-pounds, according to a news release from the Orange County Sheriff's...
  • Rebecca Sedwick's suicide highlights dangers of cyberbullying

    Rebecca Sedwick's suicide highlights dangers of cyberbullying
    Rebecca Sedwick had been terrorized for more than a year by girls who used to be her friends, Polk County authorities say. She tried to get away, but Rebecca couldn't escape their hateful words relayed across social media: "You should die," someone told...
  • Remains found not Tracy Ocasio's, deputies say

    The remains found near Ocoee Friday, including a human skull, are not Tracy Ocasio's, the Orange County Sheriff's Office said Saturday. Officials are continuing to investigate and have not determined whose remains were found. "The Medical Examiner has...
  • House linked to teen's shooting had ties to NFL players, new evidence shows

    House linked to teen's shooting had ties to NFL players, new evidence shows
    A house linked to the shooting of a 15-year-old girl in Pine Hills last year has ties to current and recent National Football League athletes, newly available records in the case obtained by the Orlando Sentinel show. One of the players, former...
  • Friend: Orlando man killed by FBI agent was questioned in Boston Marathon bombings

    Friend: Orlando man killed by FBI agent was questioned in Boston Marathon bombings
    An Orlando man who was shot and killed by an agent with the FBI early this morning was friends with the Boston bombings suspects, according to a friend of the victim. Ibragim Todashev, 27, was shot this morning in the 6000 block of Peregrine Avenue in...