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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

Deputies: Man wearing rubber gloves robs Pita Pit near UCF at knifepoint 7/4/2015
A man robbed a Pita Pit near the University of Central Florida at knifepoint on Saturday, according to the Orange County Sheriff's Office.

Man wanted in connection to Ormond Beach homicide 7/4/2015
A 22-year-old man has been charged with first-degree murder in the slaying of a man found dead Friday in Ormond Beach, according to police.

Police remove unauthorized Confederate flag flown in Florida 7/4/2015
Authorities say they've taken down a Confederate flag someone raised unauthorized on a pole outside Tallahassee City Hall.

Woman, 29, killed in crash on Florida's Turnpike 7/4/2015
A 29-year-old Hialeah woman was killed Saturday in a single-vehicle accident on Florida's Turnpike in Osceola County, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

Deseret plan for new metropolis draws mixed grades 7/4/2015
The biggest development ever planned in Florida would cause no "adverse impacts" to water, wetlands and wilderness in an enormous part of Osceola County, according to a brief statement by the state's top environmental agency.