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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

Tinker Field memorial plans draw scrutiny at Parramore community meeting 9/1/2015
Today, all that remains of Tinker Field are the grass, the clay of the diamond and a flattened pitcher's mound.

Lily Quintus law: County may exempt existing day cares from crash-barrier rule 9/1/2015
Orange County will likely exempt existing day cares from a proposed ordinance requiring protective crash barriers at the child centers.

Bessman Okafor should die for killing 19-year-old witness, Orlando jury says 9/2/2015
For the first time since 2008, an Orange County jury on Tuesday recommended the death penalty for a man convicted of first-degree murder.

Deputies: Teen shot while sitting on porch of Pine Hills home 9/1/2015
A 17-year-old boy was shot Tuesday afternoon while sitting on a porch of a Pine Hills home, according to the Orange County Sheriff's Office.

Man shot by deputy outside WWE building remains critical at ORMC 9/1/2015
Armando Montalvo remains in critical condition at ORMC, a day after he was shot in a confrontation with an Orange County deputy sheriff outside the WWE Performance Center in east Orange County, according to the Sheriff's Office.