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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

Brevard men file challenge to Florida ban on gay marriage in Orlando federal court 11/28/2014
Central Florida now has its first legal challenge to Florida's ban on same-sex marriage.

Kings linked to some of region's notorious crimes 11/28/2014
The Latin Kings gang has ties to some of Central Florida's most notorious crimes, from to baseball-bat killings to drug offenses to a hit-and-run crash that killed a girl at a day-care. Here are a few:

Latin Kings hit Florida in 1990s, now state's largest gang 11/28/2014
An order went out across Florida last month: Find and kill William "King Will" Tosado.

Teenage girl bitten by dog in Dr. Phillips 11/28/2014
A teenage girl was attacked by a dog while walking her own dog in Dr. Phillips on Friday, according to the Orange County Sheriff's Office.

Seminole County man accused of sexually assaulting child 11/28/2014
A Seminole County man was arrested Thursday for sexually assaulting and kidnapping a child under the age of 12, according to the Winter Springs police department.8