| Jan 12, 2015
| 4:14 AM
Florida authorities say George Zimmerman, whose acquittal of murdering an unarmed black teen sparked a national debate on race and self-defense laws, has been arrested for allegedly throwing a wine bottle at his girlfriend.
The Seminole County Sheriff'...
| Jan 10, 2015
| 1:25 PM
After allegedly throwing a bottle of wine at his girlfriend Monday, George Zimmerman spent 14 hours in jail this weekend and now faces aggravated assault charges and must surrender all his firearms, officials said.
Zimmerman, 31, was arrested Friday...
| Jan 9, 2015
| 3:41 PM
WBFF (Fox 45) is poised in coming days to take one of its biggest steps since the Sinclair-owned station started doing news in 1991.
On Jan. 19, it will introduce a new lead anchorman in Kai Jackson, who was at the WJZ anchor desk for more than two...
| Dec 12, 2014
| 7:45 PM
Protesters marched through cities across the United States on Friday night chanting "I can't breathe" and "Hands up, don't shoot" on the eve of a large protest planned for Washington, D.C., on Saturday.
Hundreds of demonstrators took to the streets to...
| Dec 15, 2014
| 3:51 PM
To the editor: Perhaps it's confirmation bias that makes people think that ex-Ferguson, Mo., police Officer Darren Wilson is guilty of murder, despite eyewitness testimony and the physical evidence supporting his claim of self-defense. ("'Confirmation...
| Dec 18, 2014
| 5:12 PM
The lack of indictments in the deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garner has sparked huge protests across the country. And those demonstrations need to stop.
I get that people aren’t happy; I’m not either. I believe the protesters have good...
| Dec 30, 2014
| 1:58 PM
Are facts obsolete?
Some of us, who are old enough to remember the old television police series "Dragnet," may remember Sgt. Joe Friday saying, "Just the facts, ma'am." But that would be completely out of place today. Facts are becoming obsolete, as...
| Dec 31, 2014
| 5:10 AM
In local public-affairs programming this weekend:
Greg Warmoth talks to Orlando hero Joe Kittinger, the retired U.S. Air Force colonel and Vietnam fighter pilot, on "Central Florida Spotlight" at 12:30 p.m. Sunday on WFTV-Channel 9. As a skydiver and...
| Nov 25, 2014
| 2:31 PM
When we look back on what happened in Ferguson, Mo., during the summer of 2014, it will be easy to think of it as yet one more episode of black rage ignited by yet another police killing of an unarmed African-American male.
But that has it precisely...
| Nov 24, 2014
| 10:27 PM
Those hoping the federal government will criminally prosecute Ferguson, Mo., police Officer Darren Wilson in the killing of an unarmed black man are likely to be disappointed, but chances are strong that the Justice Department will impose significant...
| Oct 30, 2014
| 12:33 PM
A federal grand jury will meet in downtown Orlando Wednesday to hear testimony about whether Trayvon Martin's civil rights were violated when Neighborhood Watch volunteer George Zimmerman shot him in the chest, according to court paperwork.