| Apr 2, 2014
| 10:14 AM
A 36-year-old man remains at the Orange County Jail today after he was accused of repeated sex attacks on a little girl.
John Metheny is being held without bond on charges of sexual battery on a child. The alleged victim is a 10-year-old girl.
| Mar 28, 2014
| 8:57 PM
Relatives of a hard-of-hearing, legally blind 80-year-old widower with dementia were arrested Friday after a six-month investigation revealed that they misappropriated at least $870,000 of his money, the Orange County Sheriff's Office said.
| Mar 27, 2014
| 6:00 PM
An estimated $15 million statewide shoplifting ring has been broken up with charges filed against 23 people, according to the Miami-Dade State Attorney's Office.
The yearlong joint investigation, dubbed Operation Over the Counter, stretched from Miami-...
| Mar 25, 2014
| 6:17 PM
A Clermont woman was arrested Tuesday on charges of filing $4 million in fraudulent income-tax returns using information that prosecutors say was provided by two Orange County health-department employees.
A federal indictment charging Tanya M. Fox, 38,...
| Mar 10, 2014
| 4:51 PM
The most unsettling thing about the case of Carline Brumaire Jean is that the best clue police had was provided by a caller at the moment her car was sinking into a retention pond last month.
I'm no detective, but it stands to reason that if someone...
| Feb 16, 2014
| 3:54 PM
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...
| Feb 28, 2014
| 11:51 AM
Three-and-a-half hours before the Orlando Solar Bears play Saturday night, a hockey game will break out at Amway Center.
The players' names won't be found in any statistics released by the ECHL, but they are professionals and take risks far greater than...
| Jan 24, 2014
| 5:26 AM
The top executive at SeaWorld Entertainment Inc.'s largest shareholder suggested that former SeaWorld Orlando trainer Dawn Brancheau should be blamed for her own death, claiming that the veteran animal trainer broke multiple safety rules before she was...
| Oct 29, 2013
| 8:03 PM
An Orange County Sheriff's Department deputy sustained minor injuries when he was dragged 100 feet during a traffic stop in Anaheim, authorities said Tuesday night.
A suspect was taken into custody for an outstanding warrant and suspicion of dragging...
| Nov 7, 2013
| 9:56 PM
For victims of domestic violence, leaving an abuser is never a simple matter. Victims typically have been belittled, demeaned, humiliated, beaten, threatened and isolated. They may have children or pets they're trying to protect. And they're often...
| Sep 16, 2013
| 2:48 PM
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...