| Sep 27, 2013
| 12:30 PM
In the two years since my youngest left for college, taking both cheer and mayhem in his luggage, there are a few cherished things I have missed. The same longing holds true for his older brother, who, I hope, is also shoulder-high in books and classes....
| Sep 20, 2013
| 10:59 AM
It has been two weeks since Kristine Miller Bruce's family has seen or heard from her, but they are not giving up their search.
"This has been very difficult for us," said cousin Norma Jean Torres. "This is totally uncharacteristic of her."
| Sep 6, 2013
| 2:40 PM
Authorities say a Cocoa monitoring company delayed seven hours in relaying to authorities an alert from 70-year-old Loomes Wheeler Jr.'s GPS gear on the morning he fled his Osceola County home.
But a newly released recording of a May court hearing...
| May 6, 2013
Twice a year, Val and Keith Lupton vacation somewhere along U.S. Highway 192 near Walt Disney World, drawn by the state's famous sunshine and the tourist strip's affordable lodging.
For the past eight years or so, the accommodations chosen by the...
| Jun 18, 2012
| 4:46 AM
It looks like this Principal lacked principle.
After deputies received a complaint of possible drug activity at the home of David Groover, the principal at Partin Settlement Elementary School, they launched an investigation, according to a news release...
| Aug 12, 2012
| 5:05 AM
He got caught — now this jail guard will be sleeping on a cot.
Corporal Michael Nikitenko, an Orange County Jail guard became an inmate after video surveillance filmed him removing merchandise from packages at a Kissimmee Walmart and hiding items&...
| Jan 11, 2013
| 1:04 PM
The Polk County Sheriff's Office entered the fast-paced and competitive mobile industry by launching a mobile app -- the first of its kind among Central Florida law enforcement agencies.
The best parts of the FLPolkSO app, available today for Apple...
| Nov 26, 2012
| 4:37 AM
Responding deputies arrived at a Chipolte Mexican Grill in Kissimmee and spoke with restaurant's manager who told them security notified them the door had been broken, according to a news release from the Osceola County Sheriff's Office.
And more than...
| Mar 29, 2010
| 8:01 AM
It took Osceola County Jail officials more than a week to learn they had accidentally released a felon who had identified himself as another man.
Although jail officials took his fingerprints, they failed to correctly identify him as Alexander Keith...
| Mar 29, 2010
| 12:33 PM
KISSIMMEE — After three major incidents at his facility — including the escape of a Bloods gang leader — the chief of the Osceola County Jail resigned Monday.
Greg Futch, who took over the facility less than two years ago, tendered...
| Apr 4, 2011
| 3:28 PM
Osceola County could become the next local government in Florida to impose a moratorium on new pain management clinics — an effort aimed at curbing prescription drug abuse problems.
Commissioners agreed Monday to work with the Sheriff's Office...
| Aug 22, 2010
Karen Sanders was at the Central Florida Fairgrounds watching her teenage sons play lacrosse, and she didn't feel like lugging her purse along.
So Sanders discreetly tucked the bag under the seat of her Infiniti. When she came back two hours later, the...