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Jennifer Kesse disappearance: New tip leads to search at Orange County lake

SOURCE: GOTHA, Fla. – Dive crews with the Orange County Sheriff’s Office have spent the past two days searching for clues in Jennifer Kesse’s disappearance after a new tip came forward.  “The Orange County Sheriff’s Office is following up on a new tip, brought to law enforcement by the Kesse family investigator,” a spokesperson with the Sheriff’s… Keep Reading

State attorney announces use of force review policy in Orange and Osceola counties

SOURCE: ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. – State Attorney Aramis Ayala announced a new policy in how her office will handle law enforcement use of force cases in Orange and Osceola counties. The decision comes after a deadly officer-involved shooting at the Colonial Plaza in 2018. An Orlando police officer was later indicted for manslaughter. Ayala dropped the charge… Keep Reading

Fatal crash closes Turnpike in Orange County

SOURCE: ORLANDO, Fla. – A fatal crash involving several vehicles, including a dump truck, has forced the closure of the Florida Turnpike in Orange County, the Florida Highway Patrol said. The crash was reported around 6:45 a.m. Monday in the southbound lanes of the Turnpike. Southbound lanes were closed from State Road 50 to State Road 429, but… Keep Reading

Sex offender accused of abusing juvenile in Florida

SOURCE: OSCEOLA COUNTY, Fla. – A registered sex offender from Maine is accused of abusing a girl in Central Florida on two occasions, according to the Osceola County Sheriff’s Office. Deputies said the juvenile victim reported the abuse Sept. 28. She said Wesley Allan Churchill, a registered sex offender, abused her once in Orange County and once… Keep Reading

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