New State Attorney Bain lays out 100-day plan pledges to review dropped cases
Andrew Bain, the new Orange-Osceola state attorney appointed by Gov. Ron DeSantis in the wake of Monique Worrell’s suspension, met with the area’s three major law enforcement leaders Thursday as he worked to establish his administration of the Ninth Judicial Circuit.
Officials break ground on new Pine Hills worship, community center in Orange County
Experience Christian Center Pastor Derrick L. McRae, based in Pine hills, joined Orange County Sheriff John Mina and other community leaders Wednesday to officially break ground on what will soon be the church’s new location on North Hiawassee Road, near Silver Star Road.
Amid public feud, Worrell, Mina debate youth violence solutions at Orlando lunch
A discussion about violence among teenagers took place Monday amid a recent spate of gun violence, a string of deadly shootings in Pine Hills and an onoing public feud between two of Orange County’s top criminal justice officials.
Massive cocaine bust nets 35 arrests in Central Florida, official says
Orange County Sheriff John Mina and the Metropolitan Bureau of Investigation on Thursday announced 35 arrests made during a recent multi-agency drug trafficking case involving Puerto Rico, the U.S. Postal Service and “hundreds of kilos of cocaine.”
Florida lawmaker files juvenile justice reform bill in the wake of Orlando shootings
Body camera video shows deputies in Orange County arresting Keith Melvin Moses after he’s accused of shooting five people, killing a TV reporter and a 9-year-old girl. The encounter with the sheriff’s office on Feb. 22 was far from his first run-in with law enforcement.
Bodycam shows arrest of man accused of killing News 13 reporter, 2 others in Pine Hills shootings
An Orange County deputy slams on the horn of his sheriff’s office cruiser, turns left and then sees his target: Keith Moses, the suspect in a string of shootings that killed three people, including an Orlando TV reporter, a woman and a 9-year-old child.
‘Very lucky to be alive:’ Spectrum News 13 photographer hurt in Pine Hills shootings speaks on recovery
The Spectrum News 13 photographer badly hurt after a string of shootings in Pine Hills that killed three people, including his colleague, posted on social media Thursday he was “very lucky to be alive.”
Reactions pour in from across US following shooting death of News 13 journalist
Reactions have come pouring in from across the country following the death of a News 13 journalist who was among three killed, including a 9-year-old girl and a woman in her 20s, in a string of shootings in Orange County Wednesday.
3 killed, including News 13 journalist, child, in Pine Hills shootings, sheriff says
Three people died — including a Spectrum News 13 journalist, 9-year-old child, and woman in her 20s — and a man is in custody after three shootings in Pine Hills Wednesday, according to Orange County Sheriff John Mina.
‘I just shot her:’ Orange County teen accused in girl’s death knew about her pregnancy, records show
New Orange County court records released reveal details about the shooting death of a pregnant 16-year-old girl, including the fact the accused killer was the baby’s father and knew about the pregnancy.
Video of Markeith Loyd’s arrest can be shown to jury during penalty phase, judge rules
A judge outlined what evidence could be presented to the jury in the upcoming penalty phase of Markeith Loyd’s trial, allowing the defense to show a 2-minute video of his violent arrest that resulted in the loss of his left eye.
Panel recommends policy changes after Orange deputies suspended over TikTok videos
A citizens advisory committee has recommended changes to the Orange County Sheriff’s social media policy after two deputies were suspended for posting inappropriate TikTok videos of themselves while wearing agency uniforms.