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Orange County Sheriff's Office

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  • Rising gang presence near UCF alarms students, residents

     Rising gang presence near UCF alarms students, residents
    As an argument earlier this month escalated, someone suddenly yelled, "Brim Blood!" A gunman then fired a round at two others near UCF's Phi Delta Theta fraternity house on Khayyam Avenue, just across Alafaya Trail from the main entrance to the campus....
  • State probes voter-fraud, bribery allegations against Eatonville's Mayor Grant

    State probes voter-fraud, bribery allegations against Eatonville's Mayor Grant
    The Florida Department of Law Enforcement is investigating allegations of election fraud and bribery against Eatonville Mayor Anthony Grant, a spokesman confirmed Tuesday. The investigation stems from a lawsuit filed last week by former Mayor Bruce...
  • Vile scam fakes bloody accident, seeks money

    Vile scam fakes bloody accident, seeks money
    When Bud Gardner answered the phone, his heart jumped. The caller on the other end said he was with Bud's wife, who had been in a terrible accident on Orange Avenue. She was bloody and unconscious. The caller, who said he was a paramedic, had gotten...
  • After Vietnam, veteran kept leading, inspiring

     After Vietnam, veteran kept leading, inspiring
    He looked on as the American flag was hoisted toward an overcast sky. Behind it, the sleek lines of the new Orlando VA hospital ascended just as high. As he rose from his wheelchair to the sounds of the national anthem, Ret. Col. Earle Denton saluted the...
  • Woman, man shot while watching TV at Tymber Skan apartment

    Woman, man shot while watching TV at Tymber Skan apartment
    Bullets shattered a window at a Tymber Skan condominium where a man and a woman were watching TV on their couch late Tuesday night, sending both of them to the hospital with gunshot wounds. The Orange County Sheriff's Office on Wednesday provided few...
  • Horses lead life of luxury at Florida retirement farm

    Horses lead life of luxury at Florida retirement farm
    ALACHUA — The winding, tree-lined path to Mill Creek Farm leads to 335 acres of bucolic bliss for retired horses. For more than three decades, the farm has welcomed abused and neglected animals that might otherwise have ended up on a dinner...
  • Windermere remembers fallen police officer

    Windermere remembers fallen police officer
    Robbie German was the kind of police officer who preferred to help rather than arrest people. "He was a good cop, a caring cop," Windermere police Chief David Ogden said. German, 31 when he was shot to death in the line of duty a year ago Sunday, will...
  • Deputies: 2 teens charged with murder in shooting death of scooter rider

    Deputies: 2 teens charged with murder in shooting death of scooter rider
    Orange County homicide detectives arrested two teenagers Thursday in connection with the Feb. 6 shooting death of 18-year-old Keven Padilla. Jasen Timothy Checo, 19, is charged with first-degree felony murder. A 16-year-old boy is also charged with...
  • Slain officers to be honored in 260-mile bike ride

    Next month hundreds of law enforcement officers from across the state will mount their bicycles and ride in honor of the six Florida officers to die in the line of duty last year. Among those honored in the 18th annual Florida Tour de Force will be...
  • Hotel worker sentenced to prison in credit-card-skimming scheme

    Hotel worker sentenced to prison in credit-card-skimming scheme
    A housekeeper at a resort-area hotel caught stealing guests' credit-card data with a skimmer device in 2013 was sentenced to federal prison last month, along with two other people involved in the scheme, records show. According to federal-court...
  • Orlando man shoots himself during robbery, flags down deputy himself

     Orlando man shoots himself during robbery, flags down deputy himself
    An Orlando man allegedly shot himself during a robbery, stole a Mercedes from a strip club and then flagged down a deputy himself, according to the Orange County Sheriff's Office. The incident took place at about 2:50 a.m. at 1213 18th Street, Lt. Mike...