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DAYTONA BEACH SHORES, Fla. -- The death of 34-year-old female in a motel room is being investigated as a homicide, cops said. She was identified Sunday as Olympia Cerruti, 34.

 

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On August 19th, two Kissimmee police officers were killed in a shootout. Later that weekend, an officer in Volusia County named Charles Geiger got ready for his overnight shift in Edgewater – and thought about what might happen on his shift. 

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OVIEDO, Fla. -- Seminole County deputies arrested an Oviedo man for firing a weapon into a house, criminal mischief and firing a weapon under the influence of alcohol.

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LONGWOOD, FLA. -- Talk about creepy! Some guy was trying to get inside a Longwood-area woman's home through the pool area, looking into windows and trying to open a door once inside the screened-in porch surrounding the pool under the cover of darkness, a Seminole County Sheriff's official said.

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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- County Manager Jim Dinneen has given rookie Sheriff Mike Chitwood lots of goodies since he took office on Jan. 1: In fact, Daytona's former top cop was able to reward his bright young gal-pal campaign manager, Janelle Homan, with a plumb job as a PR specialist shooting videos and feel-good pics with a salary of $54,000 a year. That's a whopping 20 grand more than what a starting deputy would make if Chitwood were to actually hire one.  

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By HENRY FREDERICK
Headline Surfer

WINTER SPRINGS, Fla. -- Seminole County Sheriff’s Investigators are asking the public's help identifying two burglary suspects who broke into the AT&T Wireless store near Winter Springs, early last month.

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SANFORD, Fla. -- Sanford Police investigators said they have arrested Joseph A. Irwin for the gunshot-homicide of James Gilson, after an argument over a cigar turned deadly several hours before sunrise today.

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SANFORD, Fla. -- Seminole County Sheriff’s investigators arrested Allen Pendergrass for his involvement in an armed carjacking incident  in which a large kitchen knife was used to steal a car during a test drive, but he didn't get vey far. When law enforcement caught up with him he got a ride to jail.

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SANFORD, Fla. -- Anfernee Pritchard was arrested on a felony charge of robbery with a weapon in connection with the June 27, robbery of the Chase Bank branch, Sanford cops said.

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