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  • Florida Highway Patrol celebrates silver anniversary

    Florida Highway Patrol celebrates silver anniversary
    When the Florida Highway Patrol was established 75 years ago, statistics the agency provided seem almost quaint:  Troopers (59 in the first year) patrolled 1.9 million miles of roadway and investigated 1,000 crashes. Florida had fewer than 2 million...
  • Muere segunda joven tras accidente de manejo en sentido contrario en Coral Springs | FOTOS Y VIDEO

    Muere segunda joven tras accidente de manejo en sentido contrario en Coral Springs | FOTOS Y VIDEO
    Desde la escuela primaria hasta la universidad, Kaitlyn Nicole Ferrante y su mejor amiga Marisa Caran Catronio eran inseparables, ya sea vendiendo cientos de galletas por puro capricho o asistiendo a los mismos cursos de college. También estuvieron...
  • Take your pedal off the metal tonight

    Take your pedal off the metal tonight
    Broward County law enforcement agencies are joining forces to stop impaired drivers at a Lauderdale Lakes checkpoint tonight, when they will also search for aggressive drivers as the holiday season begins. "We want to let drivers know we have zero...
  • George Zimmerman's wife: 'I have doubts' about his innocence

    George Zimmerman's wife: 'I have doubts' about his innocence
    George Zimmerman's wife is raising questions about his innocence in the 2012 shooting of Trayvon Martin, as the couple's marriage continues to publicly go sour. “I think anyone would doubt that innocence, because I don’t know the person that...
  • Busted for DUI? Then consider keeping your mouth shut

    Busted for DUI? Then consider keeping your mouth shut
    Some folks can really yak up a storm when they drink. Robert C. Trosten, 44, served up a number of reasons why he shouldn't be charged with a DUI to a Florida Highway Patrol trooper after crashing his car on Tuesday night, according to an arrest...
  • Mayo: Speeding cop who wants job back has no shame

    This week's Chutzpah Award goes to fired Miami cop Fausto Lopez, who is fighting to get his job back despite chronic off-duty speeding that triggered a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigation by the Sun Sentinel into the rampant practice. Certainly,...
  • Chan Lowe: Speeding cop wants his job back

    Chan Lowe: Speeding cop wants his job back
    From my lofty position as a two-bit armchair shrink, I look at the case of the speeding cops and I think we’re concentrating too heavily upon Miami police officer Fausto Lopez.   The word “chutzpah” has been used to describe his...
  • 16-year-old driver accidentally backs over, kills toddler

    16-year-old driver accidentally backs over, kills toddler
    A toddler was killed on Wednesday afternoon when a 16-year-old relative accidentally backed over the child with a sport-utility vehicle in her driveway, the Florida Highway Patrol said. Amaris Martinez, 2, was hit about 3:20 p.m. at a home on Avalone...
  • FIRST ON ORLANDOSENTINEL.COM 'We don't have a pulse!' 911 call captures chaos after fatal head-on crash

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'We don't have a pulse!' 911 call captures chaos after fatal head-on crash
    The couple got up before sunrise on a Saturday earlier this month to spend a relaxing day bird watching in Melbourne. Instead, they were thrust into the adrenaline-pounding role of emergency first responders before dawn on May 18 — when they drove...
  • FHP: Man dies after motorcycle hits car

    FHP: Man dies after motorcycle hits car
    A motorcyclist hit another driver, ejecting and killing himself Friday morning, the Florida Highway Patrol said. Juan Medina, 35, of Orlando was driving a 2012 Yamaha motorcycle on the State Road 408 eastbound exit ramp to State Road 417 when he hit a...
  • Pedestrian danger: What it means when you get hit by a car

    Pedestrian danger: What it means when you get hit by a car
    I'm getting a whole lot of "Amens" this morning to today's column on pedestrians being one of the root causes of Central Florida's moniker as the most dangerous area in the country for people on foot. To say this is a serious issue is an understatement....
  • UCF student's blood tested for alcohol after crash kills Orlando man

    UCF student's blood tested for alcohol after crash kills Orlando man
    A University of Central Florida student's blood was tested for alcohol after she was accused of causing a fatal head-on crash early Saturday. Florida Highway Patrol Sgt. Kim Montes said the test was ordered after first responders to the 5:30 a.m....