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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

State agrees to pay $600,000 for Ray Sansom's corruption defense 8/4/2015
The Florida House announced Tuesday that state lawmakers and lawyers for former House Speaker Ray Sansom have reached an agreement to pay $600,000 in taxpayer money to cover legal fees in his defense against corruption charges.

Cops: Neighbor in fear for life shot teen he saw burglarizing home 8/4/2015
A Lake County couple on their daily stroll Tuesday saw a young man suspiciously eyeballing houses in the neighborhood.

New ordinance curtails towing by estimated 40 percent in Orange County 8/4/2015
Towing companies, forced to alter practices last year, are hooking a lot fewer vehicles in Orange County.

Man killed in Orange County apartment shooting 8/4/2015
Orange County deputies are searching for a suspect after a man was fatally shot at the Waterbridge Apartments on Old Harbor Road near Orange Blossom Trail.

Orlando homeless shelter's search for new site shifts to Parramore 8/4/2015
The 30-foot metal-and-neon red cross atop Orlando Union Rescue Mission, one of Orlando's oldest homeless centers, is an official landmark of the city, its perch along Central Boulevard visible to Interstate 4 commuters.