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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

Team that will overhaul Interstate 4 to be picked Wednesday 4/23/2014
The state Wednesday will choose the winner of the biggest highway construction project in Orlando history when it picks the company that will overhaul Interstate 4 through downtown.

Drug suspect, undercover deputy exchanged gunfire in Lowe's parking lot, cops say 4/22/2014
No one was injured when a heroin suspect and an Orange County deputy exchanged gunfire during a undercover heroin sting in the parking lot of a Lowe's Home Improvement store on Tuesday, the Sheriff's Office said.

FCAT tests delayed over website woes 4/22/2014
Thousands of students couldn't take FCAT online on Tuesday, as problems with the testing company's website prevented students from logging in.

Apopka's new mayor seeks to build around city's 'inner Mayberry' 4/22/2014
Apopka has a new mayor. Joe Kilsheimer was sworn in today by senior Judge Emerson Thompson, who administered the oath of office to John Land more than 30 years ago.

County rejects new west Orange high school site 4/22/2014
Battle now heads to court Orange County Commissioners today surprised school leaders by rejecting, for a second time, a new high-school site that the School Board says is desperately needed to keep up with growth in the western part of the county.