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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

$1,000 reward offered for information in Pita Pit robbery 7/6/2015
A $1,000 reward has been offered in exchange for information about a robbery at a Pita Pit restaurant near the University of Central Florida Saturday afternoon.

Manager shot in Orlando Golden Corral robbery 7/6/2015
Orlando police are searching for four men who robbed a Golden Corral restaurant Saturday night.

Officer recovering after being run over during Windermere traffic stop 7/6/2015
A 19-year-old Orlando man was arrested early Monday morning and accused of running over a police officer's foot in an attempt to escape arrest.

Apopka VFW contract includes charges for knives, crockpots 7/6/2015
The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 10147 received exclusive use of the taxpayer-built Apopka Community Center through a handshake agreement with the late Mayor John Land about nine years ago.

Lightning-strike fires prove costly for homeowners 7/6/2015
At least four buildings across Central Florida have caught fire during the past two weeks - apparently from one of Mother Nature's most underrated threats: lightning.