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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

Driver injured in head-on crash with Disney bus near airport 3/31/2015
A wrong-way driver struck a Disney tour bus head-on on Boggy Creek Road around 7:40 p.m., Tuesday, Orlando police said.

Police identify man killed outside Magic Mall club 3/31/2015
Orlando Police identified a man shot and killed outside a nightclub in the Magic Mall shopping plaza Monday as Kirk Easy, 42.

Murder defendant Santana soiled self, tried to hit officer, authorities say 3/31/2015
On the morning of his first-degree-murder trial Tuesday, Bryan Santana soiled himself and smeared feces on the walls of a holding cell at the courthouse, apparently trying to write something.

State probes voter-fraud, bribery allegations against Eatonville's Mayor Grant 3/31/2015
The Florida Department of Law Enforcement is investigating allegations of election fraud and bribery against Eatonville Mayor Anthony Grant, a spokesman confirmed Tuesday.

Arena wasn't full, but Osceola pleased with rodeo attendance 3/31/2015
Osceola officials are pleased overall with the attendance figures from last week's Ram National Circuit Finals Rodeo in Kissimmee, despite reaching half capacity at the Silver Spurs Arena only once.