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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

Judge faces state probe on variety of complaints, including Facebook 4/21/2014
SANFORD — Circuit Judge Linda Schoonover came under fire in a public way when an appeals court ordered her off a case because she sent a Facebook "friend" request to a Winter Springs woman whose big-money divorce case she was about to decide.

Foreign-exchange student killed in crash near UCF 4/20/2014
A French foreign-exchange student was hit by a car and killed overnight near the UCF campus.

Woman says she shot husband on Easter morning in Volusia 4/20/2014
A woman is in custody after her husband was shot dead overnight in Volusia County.

Villages sinkhole filled in; homes to be restored 4/20/2014
A large sinkhole that opened up under two homes in the Villages on Saturday night has been filled.

Report: Polk teacher jailed for sex with student left Orange job over another relationship with child 4/20/2014
Jennifer Fichter, the Polk County teacher who was arrested for having sex with a student, left a prior teaching job in Orange County while under investigation for another inappropriate relationship with a student, WPTV is reporting.