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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

Con man Donald Mitchell's scams include Penny Hardaway, lawyers 3/28/2015
SANFORD — In 1998, Donald Heflin Mitchell Jr. pretended to be the business manager of Penny Hardaway, an All-Star guard for the Orlando Magic.

Man shot in ankle after Kissimmee house party fight 3/28/2015
A man was shot in the ankle after a fight broke out at a Kissimmee house party early Saturday, an Osceola County Sheriff's spokeswoman said.

Deputies: Suspects robbed woman at gunpoint, fled in stolen BMW 3/28/2015
Orange County deputies are looking for two men who robbed a driver at gunpoint two weeks ago, a sheriff's spokeswoman said Saturday.

County jails prepare for inmates' hospital bills with 'catastrophic' insurance 3/28/2015
Benjamin Parangan lay in a hospital bed for nearly two months after being charged with trying to kill the founder of Osceola County's largest church.

Orlando teen run over by tractor while sleeping on Panhandle beach 3/28/2015
A teen sleeping on a Panhandle beach has been struck by a tractor.