Stories tagged: Orlando
Mon., Feb. 27, 2017, 8:11 a.m.
Orlando fingerprint examiner suspended, 2,600 cases possibly affected in latest police lab scandal
Add Orlando to the list of jurisdictions plagued by potential misdeeds in the crime lab. A fingerprint examiner for the Orange County, Florida, Sheriff’s Office, who worked more than 2,600 …
Thu., Feb. 9, 2017, 7:36 a.m.
Spicer says he ‘clearly meant Orlando’ in talk of Atlanta attack
President Donald Trump’s press secretary says he meant to say Orlando when he repeatedly referenced a terror attack in Atlanta during interviews and a press briefing last week.
UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 17, 2017, 8:25 p.m.
Police: Fugitive wanted in Orlando officer’s fatal shooting captured
Police say a man wanted in the fatal shootings of his pregnant ex-girlfriend and an Orlando police sergeant has been captured.
UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 16, 2017, 6:56 p.m.
U.S. official says Orlando shooter’s widow has been arrested
The wife of the Orlando nightclub shooter was arrested Monday by the FBI, a U.S. law enforcement official told the Associated Press. The official said Noor Salman was taken into …
Sat., Jan. 14, 2017, 8:18 a.m.
Puerto Rico police seized guns from alleged airport shooter Esteban Santiago
More than four years before accused airport shooter Esteban Santiago killed five and wounded six others, Puerto Rico police in his hometown of Penuelas confiscated one or more handguns he …
Tue., Jan. 10, 2017, 7:47 a.m.
Massive manhunt underway as Orlando mourns deaths of 2 law enforcement officers
ORLANDO, Fla. – Law enforcement officers in Orlando were engaged in a massive manhunt early Tuesday for a man accused of fatally shooting a police officer who approached him outside …
Wed., Dec. 21, 2016, 4:26 a.m.
Families of three Orlando terrorism victims sue social media companies
Family members of three men killed in the Pulse nightclub attack are suing Twitter, Facebook and Google, claiming that the social media companies allowed the Islamic State terrorist group to …
Mon., Dec. 5, 2016, 11:05 a.m.
Owner no longer wants to sell club targeted by mass shooting
The owner of the Florida nightclub where the worst mass shooting in modern U.S. history took place says she’s no longer interested in selling the property to the city of …
Tue., Nov. 22, 2016, 11:41 p.m.
Gonzaga hopes there’s more magic in Orlando
Orlando has been good to Gonzaga. A neutral-court victory over a ranked foe in the championship game. Blowout wins over coaching giants such as Maryland’s Gary Williams and Oklahoma’s Lon …
Tue., Nov. 8, 2016, 1:39 p.m.
Orlando to buy nightclub that was site of mass shooting
The city of Orlando has reached a deal to buy the Pulse nightclub for $2.25 million and plans to eventually transform the site of the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. …
Mon., Oct. 31, 2016, 11:13 a.m.
Pulse gunman calls must be released, judge rules
A judge on Monday ordered the city of Orlando to release audio recordings of the Pulse nightclub gunman talking to police dispatchers and negotiators. But she won’t rule on releasing …
Fri., Oct. 21, 2016, 5:46 p.m.
No, that Krispy Kreme doughnut glaze wasn’t crystal meth
A man who was arrested after police mistook Krispy Kreme doughnut glaze for crystal methamphetamine is suing the city and the drug-testing kit manufacturer.
Sat., Aug. 27, 2016, 8:27 p.m.
Fraud plagues do-it-yourself charities after Orlando
The more than 430 fundraisers posted on the GoFundMe website after the mass shooting at a gay nightclub in Orlando have exposed weaknesses inherent in these popular do-it-yourself charity campaigns: …
Tue., Aug. 23, 2016, 1:38 p.m.
Man robbed, killed after bowling date set up online, police say
A man who took a woman bowling after meeting through an online dating site was fatally shot the next night when she returned with three other men and a gun, …
Mon., Aug. 22, 2016, 1 p.m.
Alligator bit boy’s head during fatal Disney attack, report says
The father of a toddler killed by an alligator at Walt Disney World last June reached into the animal’s mouth in an attempt to free his son’s head from the …
Fri., July 29, 2016, 9:21 a.m.
Experts confront multiple explanations for surge of killings
The relentless series of mass killings across the globe poses a challenge for experts trying to analyze them without lapsing into faulty generalizations. Terms like contagion and copycat killing apply …
Tue., July 26, 2016, 12:52 p.m.
Response to Orlando club shooting costs $1.7 million
ORLANDO, Fla. – Officials in central Florida say the cost of responding to last month’s Pulse nightclub shooting by police officers, firefighters, hazmat crews and others comes to more than …
Fri., July 15, 2016, 2:24 p.m.
Orlando’s Pulse nightclub has intruders for 2nd night in a row
Orlando police say the Pulse nightclub had intruders on its property for a second night in a row.
Sun., July 3, 2016, midnight
Dick Meyer: Media, politics exaggerate terrorism threat
The way our attention is focused by media coverage and political debate has the effect of further exaggerating the real threat of terrorism to Americans.
Sun., July 3, 2016, midnight
Ernest Fokes: We are increasingly desensitized to violence
Fewer persons are killed and it doesn’t make the national headlines, but 49! Our nerve cells are awakened and a new level of stimulation is obtained.
Sat., July 2, 2016, 9:20 a.m.
Islamic group: Muslim man beaten outside Omar Mateen’s mosque
An Islamic group says a Muslim man was beaten outside the Fort Pierce Islamic Center that Orlando nightclub shooter Omar Mateen had attended.
Sat., June 25, 2016, 9:14 p.m.
Reports: Authorities feared terrorism, explosives at Pulse
Law enforcement officials immediately suspected terrorism and adjusted their staging areas due to fears about an explosive device as they responded to reports of shots fired at a gay nightclub …
Tue., June 21, 2016, 5:20 p.m.
GOP senator seeks bipartisan support for gun deal
A moderate Republican senator sought broad bipartisan support Tuesday for a compromise to block gun purchases by some suspected terrorists, a day after the chamber split along party lines to …
Mon., June 20, 2016, 3:21 p.m.
Florida congressional candidate announces AR-15 giveaway
A candidate running for Congress in the Florida Panhandle has announced a Facebook contest to give away a semi-automatic rifle.
Mon., June 20, 2016, 12:05 p.m.
911 transcript: Orlando gunman said he was Islamic soldier
Orlando gunman Omar Mateen spoke in Arabic to a 911 dispatcher, identified himself an Islamic soldier and demanded to a crisis negotiator that the U.S. “stop bombing Syria and Iraq,” …
Mon., June 20, 2016, midnight
Leonard Pitts Jr.: Goodwill knocked out in Orlando
Animosities and separations are not conditions you are born with. Rather, they are conditions you choose.
Sun., June 19, 2016, 8:55 p.m.
Trump says U.S. should consider profiling Muslims
Donald Trump suggested Sunday that the United States should “seriously” consider profiling Muslims inside the country as a terrorism-fighting tool, the latest example of the Republican presidential nominee-in-waiting increasingly backing …
Sun., June 19, 2016, 8:43 p.m.
Security tight at gay pride events across country
People in wheelchairs, walking on stilts and riding rainbow-decorated motorcycles turned out for gay pride events over the weekend, including participants in a Denver parade who carried posters of the …
Sun., June 19, 2016, 3:14 p.m.
Attorney general says investigation of Orlando shooter moving forward
ORLANDO, Fla. – Although the killer is known, the investigation continues into what motivated and enabled Omar Mateen to carry out the worst mass shooting in modern U.S. history. Attorney …
Sun., June 19, 2016, midnight
Kathleen Parker: It’s time to close gun-buying loopholes
Is it not logical, however, that the right of the greatest number of people to survive supersedes the right of a relatively few who wish to own weapons intended to …