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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

Gay marriage in Florida may proceed after Supreme Court ruling 12/19/2014
Gay marriages may proceed in Florida next month after the U.S. Supreme Court on Friday declined to extend a stay requested by state officials seeking to defend the state's ban on same-sex marriages.

Former Orange parks and rec employee busted for having child porn on his computer 12/19/2014
Problems with the sound system during a Christmas event led to an arrest of a now-former Orange County Parks and Recreation employee for having child porn on his computer.

Bill to allow secretly recorded conversations in sexual-abuse cases 12/19/2014
Moving quickly after the Florida Supreme Court ordered a new trial for a man convicted of sexually abusing his stepdaughter, a state lawmaker Friday filed a bill that would allow secretly recorded conversations to be used as evidence in such cases.

Bill seeks payment to autistic woman raped in state care 12/19/2014
A severely mentally disabled woman, raped and impregnated in a state-supervised Orlando group home 12 years ago, would get $950,000 from state taxpayers if Florida lawmakers approve a new relief bill.

Man arrested in roommate's killing: She 'never' provoked attack 12/19/2014
As Bryan Santana confessed to brutally slaying his roommate, 23-year-old Shelby Fazio, by strangling and stabbing her to death, a homicide detective asked if she had ever done anything to provoke the attack.