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Susan Jacobson
Breaking-news reporter
My Role

I'm the one you see driving toward a hurricane while everybody else is driving away. When the police scanner crackles with, "shots fired," I jump in my car and head to the scene. Fires? Kidnappings? Missing people? Car crashes? Drownings? These are my territory. I also specialize in writing about criminal consumer scams -- especially those involving elderly victims.
My Biography

I joined the Orlando Sentinel staff after working at newspapers in New York, New Jersey and Maryland. I've covered local government, education, crime and courts and have worked in Brevard, Osceola, Volusia and Orange counties. I'm currently on the breaking-news team.
My Interests

Reading (of course), drawing, making pottery, photography, cooking, kickboxing, step aerobics, weight training, yoga.
My Recent Articles

Showers to continue Saturday, stop late in the day 4/19/2014
The worst of the thunderstorms is over, the National Weather Service in Melbourne said.

Homeless sex predator on probation assaulted teen, deputies say 4/19/2014
A 53-year-old Florida sexual predator is behind bars after being accused of assaulting a girl in Osceola County — again.

At-risk day cares in Orange County may get crash barriers 4/19/2014
Mayor Teresa Jacobs orders traffic safety study Responding to last week's KinderCare crash, Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs has ordered a review that may lead to barriers separating certain buildings from traffic.

U-Haul workers arrested during storage unit search sue Sheriff Demings 4/19/2014
U-Haul storage employees Wendy Ford and Melanie Nieves say they were simply doing their jobs when they told Orange County deputies they needed to see a warrant before allowing authorities to search a unit.

Pioneering hypnotist helped patients and police 4/18/2014
When Joe McCawley sought a license in May 1959 to open a hypnosis practice in Orlando, doubting city officials tried to lump him with fortune-tellers and psychics who claimed to possess special psychokinetic powers.