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Disgraced Former Windermere Police Chief gets 1 Year in Jail - Daniel Saylor faced as much as 20 years in prison.
Disgraced former Windermere Police Chief Daniel Saylor was sentenced this morning to one year in the Orange County Jail for official misconduct. Judge C. Jeffery Arnold recommended work release for Saylor. If he is found to qualify, he will be allowed to work during the day and be housed in a "secure facility" at night.
No Jail Time for Doctor Accused of Hiring Hitman
WFTV learned on Tuesday that a doctor arrested accused of trying to hire a hitman to kill his business partner will see no jail time. Instead of solicitation to commit murder, the case was pleaded down to criminal mischief, which means probation for Dr. Akram Ismail. All of the Lake County sheriff's wire taps were inaudible.
Law and you: How can you tell the cop pulling you over is legit?
A woman was driving near Emerson Drive and Lexington Street in Palm Bay on Oct. 1 when she noticed blue-and-white lights flashing behind her. Police say the woman was talking on her cell phone with her boyfriend when she was pulled over. She told him what was happening, and when he arrived, police say the man who pulled her over fled.
Ask a Lawyer - Right to Bear Arms is not Absolute
Four guys walk into a Central Florida Starbucks: The first guy has a holstered pistol, the second an assault rifle, the third a stinger missile, and the fourth has a bomb strapped to his back. Because the Second Amendment gives citizens the right to bear arms, how many of these guys could be legally arrested, and, if so, for what legal reason?
New Court Date set for Man Accused of Pushing Girlfriend off Balcony - Jonathan Speegle, 28, faces a charge of second-degree murder in the death of his girlfriend last year.
A hearing was held this morning in the case of a man who is accused of pushing his girlfriend over a 16th floor balcony late last year. Jonathan Speegle, 28, was indicted earlier this year and arrested in Oklahoma where he had been staying. He did not appear in court today.
Magic Kingdom Arrests Spark Debate Over Behavior of Grand Blanc Township Parents
Bad judgment or criminal behavior in the Magic Kingdom? That's the debate, especially among parents, after a celebrated case emerged this week surrounding a Grand Blanc Township couple's stay at Walt Disney World.
Marijuana Rules at UCF Could Change if Group has its Way
If one group has its way, the rules for alcohol and marijuana use on the campus of the University of Central Florida will be equal.
Identity Theft Puts Broward County Man on the Ropes
David Welch's identity was stolen, someone requested various loan and credit-card applications in his name, his credit was ruined, and his Fort Lauderdale legal staffing business nearly went belly up.
Business Owner Claims NASA Consultant was Identity Thief
When David Welch began receiving phone calls and e-mails to his home and business from all sorts of companies about applications for loans, cash advances and credit cards, he got worried: The owner of a legal staffing business in Fort Lauderdale had never requested any of them.
Former Teacher who had Sex with Student Sentenced to House Arrest
A former Narcoossee Community School teacher -- who had a sexual relationship with a former student - was sentenced today to two years on house arrest followed by eight years probation.
Ex-Teacher Gets House Arrest for Sex With Teen
A former teacher in Osceola County who had sex with one of her students was sentenced Monday to house arrest followed by probation, her attorneys said. Sarah Joel, 31, was sentenced to two years of house arrest and eight years of probation, which is less than the 66 months in prison and almost 10 years of probation that prosecutors sought.
Charges Dropped for Man who Wore Military Uniform at OIA (With Video)
A man arrested for dressing up as a member of the military was cleared and, in doing so, a Florida law has been blown wide open. The man at the center of the case went to Orlando International Airport dressed as if he was in the military and, allegedly, he hoped for special treatment.
Nanny Allegedly Catches Father on Tape Abusing Children
An Orlando man was locked up after a nanny allegedly caught him on tape abusing his adopted children. Brian Kloosterman was arrested this week after a nanny came forward with the tape allegedly showing him using all of his body weight on the child at his Delaney Park home.
Lawyer in Orlando-area Teacher Sex Case: Don't Prejudge
An attorney representing St. Cloud teacher Sarah Elizabeth Joel, arrested Saturday on sex charges involving a a former student, said Joel shouldn't be prejudged before "all the facts come out."
Teacher Arrested for Having Sex with Student
A teacher arrested for having sex with a former student bonded out of the Osceola County Jail on Saturday. Late Friday afternoon Osceola County Sheriff.
Charges Dropped after Witness In Deputy's Trial Disappears
An Orange County deputy charged with perjury may never stand trial. Criminal charges were dropped against Deputy Kevin Carter late Friday morning.
Judge Rules In Favor of 'Patriotic' Man Arrested for Wearing Army Uniform
A Florida man described as patriotic, who faced prison time for wearing a U.S. Army uniform at Orlando International Airport, won a legal battle Thursday when an Orange County, Fla., judge ruled the state law unconstitutional.