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  • 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....
  • Orlando International Airport offers free rides to stranded travelers

    Orlando International Airport offers free rides to stranded travelers
    Orlando International Airport officials and a private-parking operation are offering free rides to travelers stranded because they left their cars at a lot that closed without warning this weekend. Airport Quick Parking on Jetport Drive shut down with...
  • Deputies: Man shot in leg, teen suspect remains on loose

    Deputies: Man shot in leg, teen suspect remains on loose
    A teenage suspect remains on the loose after a 19-year-old man was shot in the leg Friday night, according to the Orange County Sheriff's Office. The shooting happened at 5:23 p.m. in the 5400 block of S. Texas Avenue, said Lt. Matt Butler. The victim...
  • Retired OPD K-9 trades nabbing bad guys for afternoon naps

    Retired OPD K-9 trades nabbing bad guys for afternoon naps
    It started as a routine day on the job: When an Audubon Park homeowner walked through her front door just as a teenage burglary suspect was sprinting out of a back door, Orlando police were dispatched to the scene. Among those to respond to the...
  • Stolen 'Juliet' race car recovered by deputies

    Stolen 'Juliet' race car recovered by deputies
    This Juliet did not go to die with her Romeo. Orange County sheriff's detectives recovered the stolen Ford Mustang named "Juliet" on Thursday. The car, along with a Chevrolet Malibu called "Romeo," was stolen last weekend from a Kangaroo gas station at...
  • Preds coach falsely accused of domestic violence, girlfriend says

    Preds coach falsely accused of domestic violence, girlfriend says
    The girlfriend of suspended Orlando Predators coach Rob Keefe said she falsely accused him of domestic violence. "I want to make it very clear that Rob did not hit me or do anything to harm me," Amie Hardin said in a statement written under oath in...
  • 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...
  • Five things for Friday, Dec. 12

    Five things for Friday, Dec. 12
    Here are your stories for Friday: local micro-roasted coffee; SeaWorld boss is out; arrests in shooting of 15-year-old boy; and more. 1. Coffee! Let's start with the story by Paul Brinkman about local micro-roast coffee companies. The trend of small...
  • Orlando police warming up to body cameras

    Orlando police warming up to body cameras
    Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer and Police Chief John Mina on Friday embraced the idea of equipping the department's officers with body cameras, a move that activists have called for around the country in the wake of high-profile deaths during confrontations...
  • Deputies identify man shot dead outside check-cashing store

    Deputies identify man shot dead outside check-cashing store
    A 30-year-old man was fatally shot outside a South Orange County check-cashing store around 6 p.m. Sunday, according to the Orange County Sheriff's Office. Deputies later identified him as Yessy George-Milan. Witnesses said the suspect, a male in a red...
  • 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...