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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

State auditors fault power agency's practices 1/30/2015
Big bills for alcohol, generous employee benefits and staggering business losses are some of the findings in a state audit of a little-known agency formed by Florida cities decades ago to provide them with electricity.

Leesburg ceremony honors fallen Marine 1/30/2015
LEESBURG — Four and a half years after Marine Staff Sgt. Michael Bock was killed in Afghanistan, about 100 people crowded a lakeside pavilion at Venetian Gardens on Friday to ensure that his memory will live on.

Police: WNDB executive producer faces 20 child porn charges 1/30/2015
A 25-year-old executive producer at WNDB Radio faces 20 child pornography charges after he was arrested in Daytona Beach on Thursday, officials said.

Man charged in Ocoee crash that severely injured girl 1/30/2015
The 40-year-old man who hit two children, one of which suffered severe brain damage, in Ocoee on Jan. 20 was charged Friday, police said.

Zimmerman wine-bottle incident won't lead to charges 1/30/2015
For the second time in just over a year, prosecutors have backed away from filing criminal charges against George Zimmerman in a domestic-violence case because a woman, initially upset and angry, has changed her story.