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Orange County Sheriff's Office

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  • Deputies investigate after discovery of slaying victim outside business

    Deputies investigate after discovery of slaying victim outside business
    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...
  • Orlando man sentenced to 15 years in prison for trafficking cocaine

    Orlando man sentenced to 15 years in prison for trafficking cocaine
    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...
  • Children, cops among 2014 homicide victims

    Children, cops among 2014 homicide victims
    Orange County Deputy Jonathan Scott Pine spent the final moments of his life in a gunfight with a car-burglary suspect who fatally wounded Pine and then turned the gun on himself. Six weeks later, it happened again. This time, Windermere Officer...
  • 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...
  • 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....
  • Sheriff promises transparency, asks for patience after deputy shoots suspect

    Sheriff promises transparency, asks for patience after deputy shoots suspect
    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...
  • Orange County enters national debate about police violence after deputy's shooting

    Orange County enters national debate about police violence after deputy's shooting
    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. The Orange...
  • Protesters briefly stop traffic, chant: 'No justice, no peace. No racist police!'

    Protesters briefly stop traffic, chant: 'No justice, no peace. No racist police!'
    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...
  • Sexual predator wins $3 million from Florida lottery

    Sexual predator wins $3 million from Florida lottery
    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....
  • 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...
  • 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...