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Orange County Sheriff's Office

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  • Orange County shocker on 'Motives & Murders'

    Orange County shocker on 'Motives & Murders'
    The saga of a 17-year-old Orange County high school student who was stabbed dozens of times in her home will be featured on "Motives & Murders: Cracking the Case." Shauna Card was a junior at Cypress Creek High School when she was murdered in 1995....
  • Man, 22, reported missing after not completing newspaper delivery route

    Man, 22, reported missing after not completing newspaper delivery route
    A 22-year-old man was reported missing after not completing his Orlando Sentinel delivery route, an Orange County Sheriff's spokeswoman said. Robert John Mortimer left the Winter Garden home where he lives with his family around 12:30 a.m. Tuesday, said...
  • No activists showed up near Orlando for rally

    No activists showed up near Orlando for rally
    Activists wanted Dec. 1 to be a day of nationwide protests against police aggression, but no one showed up for a rally near Orlando on Monday. A rally, planned by Million March Against Police Brutality, was planned for 9 a.m. Monday in front of the...
  • AK-47 attack: 11-year-old girl recovering after shooting

    AK-47 attack: 11-year-old girl recovering after shooting
    An 11-year-old-girl is recovering after more than two dozen shots were fired into an Apopka-area home early Sunday morning, the Orange County Sheriff's Office said. "She's doing much better," Jeff Williamson, a spokesman for the Sheriff's Office, said...
  • Orange schools move toward own police force

    Orange schools move toward own police force
    In an effort to head off school shootings and other tragedies, Orange County Public Schools has taken the first step toward creating its own intelligence-gathering police force. The district already has hired four seasoned former law-enforcement...
  • Fourth off-campus robbery near UCF under investigation

    Fourth off-campus robbery near UCF under investigation
    An armed robbery on Sunday night at an apartment complex near the University of Central Florida — the fourth robbery report outside of campus in the past two months — remains under investigation, according to the Orange County Sheriff's...
  • Deputies: Teen, man identified in deadly shootings in Orange County

    Deputies: Teen, man identified in deadly shootings in Orange County
    Investigators have identified a teen boy and man killed in two separate shootings in west Orange County this weekend. Jose Altamirano, 17, was armed when he was shot to death at the intersection of Powers Drive and Livingston Street on Sunday night....
  • Mysterious packages from FSU shooter prompt concern

    Mysterious packages from FSU shooter prompt concern
    The gunman who shot three students at Florida State University mailed mysterious packages to friends before the shooting, including a parcel that arrived today in Texas, according to a friend and news outlets. All the packages are due to arrive today,...
  • Deputies continue search for man in Jamaican restaurant shooting last month

    Deputies continue search for man in Jamaican restaurant shooting last month
    Jamaican restaurant shooter "should be considered armed and dangerous," deputies said. Deputies released on Friday a photo of the man suspected of walking up to Leroy's Jamaican Cuisine order window in Pine Hills and shooting a restaurant employee...
  • Pent-up travel demand could make Thanksgiving busy in Orlando area

    Pent-up travel demand could make Thanksgiving busy in Orlando area
    Thanksgiving is a time for traditions: watching big football games, eating homemade pumpkin pie and, of course, enduring travel headaches and traffic snarls. Some 2.3 million Floridians are expected to travel between Wednesday and Sunday, according to a...
  • 5-year sentence possible for man who pointed laser at helicopter

    5-year sentence possible for man who pointed laser at helicopter
    A 31-year-old Orlando man could face up to five years in federal prison for aiming the light beam from a laser pointer at an Orange County Sheriff's Office helicopter. Joseph Parrott was accused of pointing the laser at a pilot about 3 a.m. on July 2....