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  • Zimmerman's new attorney: My client is a victim

    Zimmerman's new attorney: My client is a victim
    George Zimmerman's new attorney, Hal Uhrig, has come out swinging. Less than 72 hours after announcing he was on the defense team, he's done interviews on CBS, NBC, CNN and the Fox network, and he's aggressively pushing this message: George Zimmerman is a...
  • Dead Body Found In Walt Disney World Parking Lot

    Dead Body Found In Walt Disney World Parking Lot
    While some call it the most magical place on earth, there was nothing magical about the discovery of a dead woman in a Walt Disney World parking lot Tuesday morning. According to the Orange County Sheriff's Office, the body of a 56-year-old woman was...
  • Excerpts from Jeff Ashton's book offer unique perspective

    Excerpts from Jeff Ashton's book offer unique perspective
    Here are some new revelations, unique observations and details that add context to the case. Jeff Ashton shares these and many others in his new book: The duct tape found with Caylee's remains was "the smoking gun," he writes. "It was the primary piece...
  • Deputies: Stripper hoped kids would foil arrest for lingerie theft

    Ashley Fleischmann, 24, a stripper, was busted for shoplifting lacy lingerie in Orlando in the presence of her children, according to the Orange County Sheriff's Office, reports WKMG News-6 in Orlando. Fleischmann reportedly told deputies that she...
  • Deputies: FAMU student found unresponsive on bus

    Deputies: FAMU student found unresponsive on bus
    A Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University student died after he fell ill aboard a bus parked outside the Orlando hotel where the school's marching band was staying, officials said. Robert Champion, 26, was on the bus with his FAMU band mates in...
  • FAMU band member Robert Champion death 911 call: 'He's in my hands, ma'am. He's cold.'

    FAMU band member Robert Champion death 911 call: 'He's in my hands, ma'am. He's cold.'
    Robert Champion vomited, stopped breathing and was cold to the touch moments before he was taken to the hospital where he died following a suspected hazing attack, according to 911 audio released Thursday. "We were just sitting there talking and next...
  • Dead FAMU drum major's parents speak out about son — and against culture of hazing

    Dead FAMU drum major's parents speak out about son — and against culture of hazing
    From the time Robert Champion was a 6-year-old kid watching his first parade, he knew his destiny. Awestruck at the sight of a drum major leading a band along the streets of Atlanta, the boy began to beg his parents for any kind of musical instrument he...
  • FAMU student leaders call for an end to hazing

    FAMU student leaders call for an end to hazing
    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida A&M President James Ammons said Monday the university is committed to breaking a conspiracy of silence that has for decades shrouded hazing practices at the school and finally resulted in a band member's death....
  • 3 arrested in hazing of FAMU freshman

    3 arrested in hazing of FAMU freshman
    Three students at Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University were arrested Monday on charges of hazing a freshman so severely that her leg was broken, Tallahassee police said. James Harris, 22, Aaron Golson, 19, and Sean Hobson, 23, are charged...
  • Day 1: Cops crash often, ticketed rarely

    Day 1: Cops crash often, ticketed rarely
    Every day, about 20 Florida police cars crash into something: another vehicle, a person, a utility pole. Every year, those crashes kill 20 people, hurt 2,400 others and cause $25 million in property damage, an Orlando Sentinel investigation has found....
  • Few agencies follow Monroe sheriff's lead on cop-chase reforms

    Few agencies follow Monroe sheriff's lead on cop-chase reforms
    The wake-up call for the Monroe County Sheriff's Office came the evening of June 22, 2010, when a deputy driving 106 mph on U.S. Highway 1 in Key Largo swerved around a slower vehicle, lost control and crashed into a parked truck. Deputy Melissa J....