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Teresa Jacobs

An Orange County Commissioner who won the 2010 election to be the next Orange County Mayor over fellow commissioner Bill Segal. She takes over for Mayor Rich Crotty.
An Orange County Commissioner who won the 2010 election to be the next Orange County Mayor over fellow commissioner Bill Segal. She takes over for Mayor Rich Crotty. « Show less

Top Teresa Jacobs Articles

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  • As judges ease off home confinement, records show more possible violations

    As controversy continues to swirl around Orange County's troubled home-confinement program, judges have begun removing defendants from its monitoring, citing grave concerns that the program does not function as advertised. Meanwhile, records released...
  • Changing mindsets of drivers, pedestrians may be tough

    Changing mindsets of drivers, pedestrians may be tough
    The easy part of improving Central Florida's most dangerous roads for pedestrians involves concrete — and officials say that time and money should bring the needed sidewalks, median islands, streetlights and crosswalks. The tougher part:...
  • Jacobs praises confinement report, says changes are needed

    Jacobs praises confinement report, says changes are needed
    Mayor Teresa Jacobs said Tuesday she agreed with an outside consultant's final report that outlined problems and changes needed in the suspended Orange County home-confinement program. The final report said the pretrial release program should be revived...
  • Xway authority board member blames recent turmoil on 'Old Boy' culture

    Xway authority board member blames recent turmoil on 'Old Boy' culture
    Harsh words are flying at Orlando’s main road-building agency. Two days after being accused of violating Florida’s Government in the Sunshine law, board member Marco Pena said in a three-page memo that he is being unfairly maligned for...
  • State attorney to investigate expressway authority board members

    State Attorney Jeff Ashton intends to investigate a complaint that three board members of Orlando's road-building agency may have broken the law by privately plotting to oust Executive Director Max Crumit from the job he held for nearly two years. A...
  • Funeral planned for political aide Chase Smith

    Funeral planned for political aide Chase Smith
    Chase Smith, a political aide to Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs who died last week, will be laid to rest Tuesday. Smith had been diagnosed with cancer only a short time before his death at age 41. He'd been an aide to Democrat Orlando Commissioner...
  • Orange corrections chief steps aside after home-confinement failure

    Orange corrections chief steps aside after home-confinement failure
    The head of Orange County's corrections department and one of his chief deputies are out following two scathing internal reports released Thursday that found little oversight within the agency's embattled home-confinement program. Orange County Mayor...
  • Orange home-confinement staffers are sent discipline notices

    Orange home-confinement staffers are sent discipline notices
    Five lower-level workers named in two blistering internal reviews of Orange County's home confinement program were sent certified letters Friday warning them they could be fired. The notices trigger an internal discipline review that could result in...
  • Accused witness killer Bessman Okafor moved to Seminole jail

    Accused witness killer Bessman Okafor moved to Seminole jail
    The suspect in the killing of a home-invasion witness — whose case sparked scandal in the Orange County Corrections Department — was recently transferred to the Seminole County jail. Orange County spokesman Steve Triggs said "no incident...
  • History center holiday event set for Tuesday

    History center holiday event set for Tuesday
    The Orange County Regional History Center will hold a holiday event on Tuesday. The free event, set for 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the downtown Orlando museum, will be punctuated by Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs throwing the switch to light up Heritage...
  • Search for trust, and options, continues in Orange amid electronic-monitoring scandals

    After a pair of brutal attacks — one allegedly by a defendant on home confinement, another by a man tracked by GPS — the electronic-monitoring programs used to keep tabs on defendants awaiting trial in Orange County are under heavy scrutiny....