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  • Former Jet Chris Johnson wounded in drive-by shooting near Florida Mall that left another man dead

    Former Jet Chris Johnson wounded in drive-by shooting near Florida Mall that left another man dead
    Former Olympia High School player and New York Jets running back Chris Johnson was shot in the shoulder in a drive-by shooting Sunday morning that left another man dead and another injured, according to reports. The shooting took place at about 4:09 a....
  • 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...
  • Deborah Poe vanished 25 years ago from Circle K in east Orange

    Deborah Poe vanished 25 years ago from Circle K in east Orange
    It's like Deborah D. Poe disappeared into thin air. On Feb. 4, 1990, the 26-year-old left her purse and paycheck locked inside her new red Toyota Celica parked outside her night job at a Circle K convenience store in east Orange County. Then she...
  • 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...
  • Fugitive shot by deputies after ramming attack escaped mental-health facility

    Fugitive shot by deputies after ramming attack escaped mental-health facility
    An Orange County deputy was pinned between two vehicles after a 37-year-old Tennessee fugitive rammed the deputy's patrol car during a traffic stop Sunday night, officials said. Deputy Aaron Jenkins and his partner, Deputy Matthew Fewless, fired shots...
  • Florida strengthens child booster-seat law

    Florida strengthens child booster-seat law
    A seat belt for grown-ups was uncomfortable for 5-year-old Erick Santiago, so he kept trying to take it off, his father said. At 4 feet tall and 72 pounds, Erick, who lives in Poinciana, was too big for a child-safety seat but too small to sit in a...
  • Sheriff's Office sells food truck, patrol cars at auction

    Sheriff's Office sells food truck, patrol cars at auction
    Orlando native Hector Perez has spent well over $1 million at vehicle auctions throughout the past 15 years. And Saturday was no different for the local business owner. He purchased a Ford F-150 and Chevrolet Tahoe for a total of $7,000 on Saturday from...
  • Deputies: Armed robber hit UCF-area Del Taco

    Deputies: Armed robber hit UCF-area Del Taco
    Orange County Sheriff's deputies are investigating an armed robbery at the Del Taco restaurant near the University of Central Florida, officials said. Workers at the restaurant said a man wearing a white sweatshirt walked up to the drive-through window,...
  • UCF student had marijuana shipped to campus apartment, cops say

    A University of Central Florida student was arrested last week, accused of having more than an ounce of marijuana shipped from California to his on-campus apartment, an arrest affidavit states. According to the affidavit, the Orange County Sheriff's...
  • Five things for Monday, February 16

    Five things for Monday, February 16
    Here are your stories for Monday in Central Florida: record number of people visited Florida last year; teens rushed movie theater; sovereign citizen movement in Florida; SNL anniversary show; and more. 1. People are visiting the state in record...