| Nov 26, 2010
| 7:41 PM
Sam Monroe Smith tried, he insists, really tried for three or four hours to recapture Filet Mignon, a 500-pound bull a neighbor had just given him.
It had been in his pasture just two hours Sunday when it disappeared, he says.
Where it disappeared was a...
| Nov 29, 2010
| 3:51 PM
STONE ISLAND – The shots that rang out in this quiet Southeast Volusia County neighborhood Monday morning didn't just leave three people dead. They shattered the life of an 11-year-old girl who watched in horror as her father killed her mother and...
| Dec 16, 2010
| 8:34 PM
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....
| May 5, 2011
| 4:16 AM
It must have been a nightmare fo the 15-year-old teen.
Richard Pfaender, 57, was arrested on Thursday after he followed a teen boy home from a fast food restaurant, knocked on the door before barginf inside and taking off his clothes when he got inside...
| Aug 15, 2010
| 5:01 PM
The two photos of John Allen Ditullio are a sharp contrast: There's the man donning red jail scrubs with a large swastika on his neck, barbed wire inked down his face, and a long, scraggly goatee.
Then, there's the man in the blue dress shirt with a...
| Jan 3, 2011
| 6:10 PM
There's a new casualty in the case of aSanford police officer's son who is accused of throwing a sucker punch that floored a homeless man: retiring police Chief Brian Tooley.
TheSanford City Commission voted Monday to dismiss Tooley.
He was scheduled to...
| Jan 14, 2011
| 4:10 PM
WINDERMERE – Even before he was named Windermere Police chief nearly nine years ago, concerns had surfaced about Daniel Saylor's ability to lead the department, according to his personnel file.
In her formal letter offering Saylor the chief job...
| Jan 18, 2011
| 1:04 PM
SANFORD – A judge today ruled that when the man suspected in the disappearance of Tracy Ocasio stands trial in Seminole County in an unrelated attempted murder case, prosecutors can not say a word about Ocasio.
She is the 27-year-old woman who...
| Feb 5, 2011
| 8:20 PM
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...
| Jul 2, 2011
| 3:23 AM
Melissa Pemberton stole her mother's 42-inch TV two days before last Christmas, reports the Orlando Sentinel.
She had a inique modus operandi: Pemberton first placed an ad on Craigslist for the TV, sold it for $100, then had the clueless buyer show up at...
| Jul 12, 2011
| 4:35 AM
Evita Williams, 24, is accused of breaking into a locked bedroom at her in-laws' home near Longwood on Thursday to steal the family's 14-year-old Golden Retriever/Labrador Retriever mix named Ginger, then beating the dog to death with a baseball bat in...