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  • Casey Anthony: Legal strategies take shape, another hearing today

    Casey Anthony: Legal strategies take shape, another hearing today
    Casey Anthony spent many hours talking with law enforcement on July 16, 2008. The question is whether she was a criminal suspect at that time or the young mother of a missing child helping authorities start a search. The answer will determine whether...
  • Day 1: Cops crash often, ticketed rarely

    Day 1: Cops crash often, ticketed rarely
    Every day, about 20 Florida police cars crash into something: another vehicle, a person, a utility pole. Every year, those crashes kill 20 people, hurt 2,400 others and cause $25 million in property damage, an Orlando Sentinel investigation has found....
  • Few agencies follow Monroe sheriff's lead on cop-chase reforms

    Few agencies follow Monroe sheriff's lead on cop-chase reforms
    The wake-up call for the Monroe County Sheriff's Office came the evening of June 22, 2010, when a deputy driving 106 mph on U.S. Highway 1 in Key Largo swerved around a slower vehicle, lost control and crashed into a parked truck. Deputy Melissa J....
  • Sting targets white supremacists: Agents' Nazi 'gang' duped suspects

    Sting targets white supremacists: Agents' Nazi 'gang' duped suspects
    ST. CLOUD — A neo-Nazi motorcycle gang created by an undercover law-enforcement unit to investigate white supremacists and racist bikers has helped topple two domestic-terrorism groups in Central Florida. The original investigation began in 2007,...
  • Credit-card, debit-card risks grow as thieves 'skim' your numbers

    Credit-card, debit-card risks grow as thieves 'skim' your numbers
    Without a gun, without a knife, without breaking into the bank he preyed upon, a young man in a baseball cap and sunglasses stole thousands of dollars from clueless customers at an Orlando SunTrust. When he thought no one was looking, police say, he...
  • Hazing death: FAMU postpones review of anti-hazing rules

    Hazing death: FAMU postpones review of anti-hazing rules
    The president of Florida A&M University announced late Thursday that he was postponing the work of a task force he appointed to review anti-hazing rules at FAMU, which is reeling after the hazing-related death of drum major Robert Champion in Orlando last...
  • Deputies: FAMU student found unresponsive on bus

    Deputies: FAMU student found unresponsive on bus
    A Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University student died after he fell ill aboard a bus parked outside the Orlando hotel where the school's marching band was staying, officials said. Robert Champion, 26, was on the bus with his FAMU band mates in...
  • Deputies name man shot, killed at Tymber Skan complex

    Deputies name man shot, killed at Tymber Skan complex
    Orange County homicide detectives today named the man killed in a shooting this weekend at Tymberskan Apartments. Deputies said the victim has been identified as 24-year-old Termaine Charles. Deputies were called to the shooting on the 4200 block of...
  • Former longtime Lake County Sheriff George Knupp Jr. dies at 70

    Former longtime Lake County Sheriff George Knupp Jr. dies at 70
    TAVARES — At the peak of his law-enforcement career, George Knupp Jr. was arguably the most popular political figure in Lake County. The former four-term sheriff was credited with beefing up the department, adding programs and upgrading equipment....
  • My last column: Good journalism still about sticking your neck out

    My last column: Good journalism still about sticking your neck out
    Bob Sharkey was a thin, short man who could take a very tall drink. He kept a bottle in the tiny newsroom of his weekly paper. This was well before computers. On Tuesday night they "pasted up'' the news pages, which entailed taking the printed stories...
  • Tattered flag's owner says he is not anti-American

    Tattered flag's owner says he is not anti-American
    The owner of a tattered American flag that was taken down and destroyed after a local veteran thought it was disrespectful says he is not anti-American in pursuing the criminal case against the man who took his property. In fact, John Barry Granfield...