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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

Cops: Kissimmee teens shot up home to intimidate trial witness 2/26/2015
Four friends charged with intimidating an Osceola County trial witness filmed themselves shooting up the young man's home this week, according to Kissimmee police.

Court: Florida must prove hit-and-run drivers knew about crash 2/26/2015
Drivers in Florida can't be prosecuted for leaving the scene of an accident unless there is proof they knew they were in a crash.

Man robbed 2 banks in less than an hour, police say 2/26/2015
A suspect is in custody after he was accused of robbing two banks in Seminole and Orange counties in less than one hour on Thursday.

Cops: Man, 29, killed in Maitland train crash 2/26/2015
Police have identified the man found dead after a train accident in Maitland late Wednesday night.

Police find SUV used in B-CU shooting 2/26/2015
Police found the sport-utility vehicle involved in Monday's shooting at Bethune-Cookman University, which left three students hurt, officials said.