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Man shot during robbery near Camping World Stadium, Orange County deputies say

Orange County Sheriff’s deputies are investigating a shooting near Camping World Stadium.

Driver arrested in fatal OBT crash had alcohol bottles in SUV, troopers say

A Clermont woman accused of fatally hitting a pedestrian on Orange Blossom Trail Thursday had alcohol bottles in her SUV, troopers say.

Florida man arrested for impersonating cop, pulling over off-duty cop: report

A man was arrested for impersonating a law enforcement officer after pulling over an off-duty sheriff's deputy on Interstate 4.

Florida man arrested while playing Pokemon Go at 2 a.m.

It wasn't the game that was the problem.

Daisy the pit bull finds new home after previous owner left her in a dumpster, officials say

Garbage men were seconds away from emptying a Florida gas-station dumpster when one of them noticed a live pit bull inside. Daisy was saved and got a new home this week.

Suspect in death of 4-year-old found in hot car dismissed question about where he was, coworker says

When a school administrator asked Mariah Butler why her boyfriend's son, Logan, wasn't in class, the administrator said Butler "blew off" the question. The 4-year-old was dying in a hot car outside.

Deputies investigating bank robbery in south Orange County

Wearing a maroon T-shirt that said “tattoo wizard,” a man robbed a bank in south Orange County on Wednesday afternoon, according to the Orange County Sheriff’s Office.

Accused rapist takes off, showing that ankle monitors aren’t a perfect solution

A man accused of raping a teenage co-worker cut off his ankle bracelet while awaiting trial. He's still on the loose.

‘I’m not a racist’: Killer Scott Nelson’s outburst during murder trial draws rebuke from judge

A judge warned Scott Edward Nelson he could be removed from his own murder trial after the convicted killer interrupted a prosecutor, who was asking a witness about Nelson’s use of racial slurs.

Mom of London Harrell, UCF student killed in hit-and-run, hopes her generosity will live on in others

In the days following the hit-and-run crash that left University of Central Florida student London Harrell with catastrophic injuries, her family clung to hope that the 21-year-old would recover. But the day before a planned vigil to pray for her healing, Harrell died, leaving her parents and eight siblings little time to reflect or notify other loved ones before taking to the lawn outside the UCF library for the service.“It was a whirlwind week last week,” Harrell’s mother, Paula Cobb said. “We were praying for a miracle.”

1 person killed in east Orange County crash, FHP says

A 55-year-old Orlando woman was killed after her a van crashed into her SUV, according to Florida Highway Patrol.

Man arrested for punch at Polk County bar faces manslaughter charge after victim’s death, cops say

An aggravated battery charge turned into a manslaughter case after a man punched in the face at a Polk County bar last month died from his injuries, the Sheriff’s Office said.

Sorrento woman headed scheme that ripped off elderly for $812K through credit-card fraud, feds say

Shannon Bentley, 33, of Sorrento was sentenced to federal prison after pleading guilty to credit card fraud and aggravated identity theft in a ripoff of senior citizens, prosecutors announced.

Man shot by Orlando cop while fleeing shopping plaza gets prison in plea deal

A man who was shot by an Orlando police officer in November while attempting to flee authorities in a stolen car was sentenced last month to five years in prison, court records show.

Mount Dora Police Chief John O’Grady ousted after investigation finds department ‘fraught with distrust,’ city says

Mount Dora Police Chief John O’Grady was fired Tuesday after an investigation found multiple incidents of misconduct, including an accusation that he made a “derogatory” comment in reference to a Cuban couple at a charity event in April, city officials said.

Sanford cops arrest man suspected of 2 carjackings across 2 counties in 1 hour

Brandon Washington, who is accused of two Monday evening carjackings in separate counties, was arrested by the Sanford Police Department.

Scott Nelson’s brother testifies about childhood abuse as jury weighs death penalty for Jennifer Fulford slaying

The testimony about Scott Nelson’s childhood came as the jury in his murder trial decides whether he should spend the rest of his life in prison or be executed. Nelson, 55, was found guilty last week of kidnapping 56-year-old Jennifer Fulford from her employer’s Winter Park home during a 2017 robbery and killing her in a field, where he left her body.Nelson’s attorneys have argued his difficult upbringing and lifetime of substance abuse issues, imprisonment and mistreatment should give jurors pause about recommending that he be sentenced to die.

Driver accused in hit-and-run that killed UCF student London Harrell released from jail

The suspected hit-and-run driver accused of vehicular homicide in the death of UCF senior London Harrell has been released from jail again after his latest arrest.

St. Cloud man arrested on child porn charges, detectives say

A St. Cloud man was arrested Tuesday after detectives said he confessed to possessing images depicting child pornography, according to the Osceola County Sheriff’s Office.

Man pelts woman with sauce packets; she rips out chunk of his beard: report

A Central Florida man was arrested on a felony battery charge after deputies say he pelted a woman with sauce packets because she brought him the wrong food at McDonald's.

Ex-deputy jailed in Winter Park stabbing was once accused of killing friend’s wife. Then the friend recanted

Gordon King currently sits in an Orange County Jail cell accused of stabbing his soon-to-be ex-wife’s attorney in May.Three decades ago, King spent four months in the same jail after he was accused of murdering his friend’s wife, according to court documents. Paul David Sloan said he and King murdered Sloan’s wife in 1988 for $50,000 in insurance money, the documents say. But in a bizarre twist, Sloan recanted and the charges against King were dropped and the arrest expunged from his record.

Deputies searching for carjacking suspect in Orange, Seminole counties

Deputies are searching for a man who committed two carjackings in Orange and Seminole counties Monday evening.

Jurors deciding Scott Nelson’s fate hear from Jennifer Fulford’s family: ‘I will always love her'

The trial of Scott Edward Nelson, who was found guilty last week in the 2017 kidnapping and killing of Jennifer Fulford, resumed Monday morning with jurors considering whether he should be sentenced to life in prison or executed.

Cops arrest Florida man on drug trafficking charges. Now they’re telling people to stop making fun of him.

A Florida man with a disfigured head was arrested on suspicion of dealing meth and cocaine. The North Carolina police who pulled him over are asking people to stop making fun of him after posting his mugshot on Facebook.

Real-life Florida Hamburglar cooks himself dinner after breaking into a Wendy’s, deputies say

Florida has its own real-life Hamburglar, and he spent part of his weekend in jail after being caught on video firing up a grill and cooking himself a burger at a Wendy's he broke into after hours, deputies said.

Man arrested in fatal shooting of woman at east Orange mobile home

Orange County deputies said the victim and suspect were acquaintances.

DeLand couple arrested after toddler found in bug-infested car with drugs nearby, police say

The two-year-old girl, who only wore a shirt and soiled diaper, had numerous scabs on her legs and another scab on her neck, which police said attracted multiple species of bugs crawling around inside the vehicle.

Man accused in hit-and-run that killed UCF student London Harrell arrested on homicide charges

Yousuf Hasan, the man accused in a hit-and-run crash that fatally injured UCF senior London Harrell, was arrested on homicide charges late Friday.

Family confirms death of UCF student London Harrell shortly after campus vigil for hit-and-run victim

London Harrell, a UCF student severely injured in a hit-and-run crash last weekend, died from her injuries, her mother wrote in a Facebook post.

Scott Nelson verdict: Guilty of 1st-degree murder in kidnap, killing of Jennifer Fulford

Scott Edward Nelson intended to kill Jennifer Fulford and eliminate her as a witness who could testify against him for kidnapping her, prosecutors argued Friday. Jurors heard closing arguments from both sides in the trial of Scott Edward Nelson, the man accused of killing and kidnapping the Altamonte Springs woman from her employer’s home.