| Aug 11, 2014
Six months before 3-year-old Yeliani Schwartz-Ojeda was killed, the state Department of Children and Families determined that, despite suspicions of abuse, the young girl was safe with her mother.
Yeliani had been living in Central Florida with her...
| Aug 1, 2014
| 4:23 PM
Republican voters in east Seminole County will choose between two conservatives running for the state House who basically agree on the major issues backed by the party.
They both promise more local control of education, better protection of the region's...
| Aug 1, 2014
| 3:24 PM
An appeals court Friday ordered Florida and the Seminole County Sheriff's Office to return several million dollars and a yacht to a convicted Oklahoma gambling software producer, saying they were improperly seized following raid on a chain of Internet...
| Sep 12, 2014
| 8:46 AM
It was wild, daring and romantic: Two sweethearts handcuffed in the back of a patrol car shared a kiss, an earring and an escape attempt that led to a short-lived romp.
In the end, however, burglary suspect Jonathan Kokontis wound up trying to steal a...
| Aug 28, 2014
| 8:24 AM
Deputies are seeking the public's help to identify two men suspected of beating another man with a baseball bat in the parking lot of a Longwood restaurant early Sunday, the Seminole County Sheriff's Office said.
Investigators say the victim had been...
| Aug 16, 2014
| 7:18 PM
A person of interest in nearly 30 arsons throughout Central Florida was arrested Saturday after a chase with Daytona Beach police and a suicide attempt, officials said.
Steven Angle, 40, is in the Volusia County Jail on charges of disorderly conduct and...
| Aug 18, 2014
| 6:20 PM
Steven Wayne Angle, who authorities say may know about a rash of 28 arson fires in Orlando, Sanford and Daytona Beach, is no stranger to handcuffs and a jail cell.
Since 1992, the 40-year-old unemployed Sanford man has been arrested 24 times in Central...
| Aug 12, 2014
| 10:52 AM
The call is dramatic, from a seemingly panicked boy claiming to have shot his mother in the chest with an assault rifle inside an Oviedo home early Friday.
But police say that's all it is: drama, a staged emergency call aimed at eliciting a large-...
| Aug 15, 2014
| 8:44 AM
Several law enforcement agencies have formed a task force to investigate a spate of recent arson fires in Central Florida, the Orlando Police Department said Friday.
In a press release, the Police Department said the task force would consist of eight...
| Aug 8, 2014
| 1:27 PM
The caller described a bloody murder scene inside an Oviedo home early Friday morning, officials said.
"I just shot my mom," said the caller who claimed to use an AR-15 rifle to kill the woman about 4 a.m., officials said.
The call prompted nearly...
| Aug 8, 2014
| 11:21 AM
Agents said Friday they dismantled a crime ring shipping high-quality marijuana from California to International Drive hotel rooms, where associates would sign for the packages, before moving the drugs to suburban Orlando stash houses.