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Orange County Sheriff's Office

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  • Mom's boyfriend arrested in search for 16-year-old Alexandria Chery

    Mom's boyfriend arrested in search for 16-year-old Alexandria Chery
    Rosalie Joseph last saw her 16-year-old daughter early Monday morning in their Hawthorne Groves apartment. Alexandria Chery told her mom she wasn't feeling well and planned to stay home all day. While at work, Joseph called her daughter several times to...
  • Police, fire to hold tactical training at Edgewater High School today

    Police, fire to hold tactical training at Edgewater High School today
    Don't be alarmed if you see an army of police and fire officials amid loud booms at Edgewater High School this morning. It's just a training exercise to test how well local law enforcement officers can work together during public safety threats. The...
  • UCF area is No. 1 for growing underage-DUI problem, cops say

    UCF area is No. 1 for growing underage-DUI problem, cops say
    They're not old enough to legally buy $1 vodka shots, but young adults walk out of bars near the University of Central Florida every night and get behind the wheel. Officers who patrol the area say they're seeing an alarming spike in the number of...
  • Guns n' Hoses hockey game is for charity, along with bragging rights

    Guns n' Hoses hockey game is for charity, along with bragging rights
    Three-and-a-half hours before the Orlando Solar Bears play Saturday night, a hockey game will break out at Amway Center. The players' names won't be found in any statistics released by the ECHL, but they are professionals and take risks far greater than...
  • Local cops send mixed messages on 'perp walks'

    Local cops send mixed messages on 'perp walks'
    It's a familiar sight if you follow the news in Central Florida: Someone accused of a crime is led in handcuffs through a gantlet of reporters and cameras into a patrol vehicle waiting to drive the suspect to the county jail. Defense lawyers say these...
  • Blackstone chief blames Brancheau for own death, contradicting Seaworld

    Blackstone chief blames Brancheau for own death, contradicting Seaworld
    The top executive at SeaWorld Entertainment Inc.'s largest shareholder suggested that former SeaWorld Orlando trainer Dawn Brancheau should be blamed for her own death, claiming that the veteran animal trainer broke multiple safety rules before she was...
  • WNBA player gains strength after losing mom to cancer, dad to prison

    WNBA player gains strength after losing mom to cancer, dad to prison
    The amount of peanut butter must be perfectly equal to jelly when Krystal Thomas makes a sandwich. "I have to make it the same way my mom did," said the 6-foot-5 center for the WNBA's Phoenix Mercury. "I eat oatmeal every single morning because she used...
  • Courageous testimony

    Courageous testimony
    Oct. 31 In 1986 and early 1987, at least 21 Central Florida women were victims of a violent serial rapist. Some were slashed or stabbed. An Orlando Police Department and Orange County Sheriff's Office task force apprehended Tommie Lee Andrews. I...
  • Sheriff's Office wants to fly drones over Orange County skies

    Sheriff's Office wants to fly drones over Orange County skies
    The Orange County Sheriff's Office is experimenting with two surveillance drones that it hopes to turn loose over Metro Orlando skies this summer. Sheriff's spokesman Jeff Williamson would not reveal specific uses for the drones, larger versions of...
  • Orange-Osceola State Attorney Jeff Ashton will seek death penalty in Ocoee witness killing

    Orange-Osceola State Attorney Jeff Ashton will seek death penalty in Ocoee witness killing
    Orange County prosecutors filed information this week to seek the death penalty against Bessman Okafor in the Ocoee witness killing case. This is the first death penalty decision made under the direction of new Orange-Osceola State Attorney Jeff Ashton....
  • Man arrested in fatal shooting near Apopka

    Man arrested in fatal shooting near Apopka
    One man is dead and another in jail after a shooting Friday near Apopka, the Orange County Sheriff's Office said. Deputies say Darrion Pugh, 30, was outside his apartment at 1138 Old Apopka Road when Antonio Orr, 40, started shooting at him. Despite...