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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

Boy, 5, drowns during party at downtown Orlando apartment complex 4/18/2015
A 5-year-old boy drowned in a pool during a party at a downtown Orlando apartment complex Saturday afternoon, police and witnesses said.

OPD: Truck crashes through guardrail, fence into house 4/18/2015
A truck crashed through a guardrail and fence into a home at the intersection of Silver Star Road and Rio Grande Avenue on Saturday morning.

Deputies looking for suspicious man spotted at Harmony school 4/18/2015
Osceola County Sheriff's deputies released a sketch of a man at Harmony Community School who may have hit a janitor.

Ocoee teen suffers burns after sibling 'experiments' with fire 4/18/2015
A teenager was burned Friday night in Ocoee after his sibling was "experimenting with fire," Orange County Fire Rescue officials said.

Father gets 4 years for toddler's death in hot car 4/18/2015
A Sarasota man has been sentenced to four years in prison for the death of his 2-year-old daughter, who was left in a hot car for five hours.