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Top Seminole County Sheriff's Office Articles

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  • Robbers storm 7-Eleven in Wekiva Springs area

    Robbers storm 7-Eleven in Wekiva Springs area
    Two armed robbers stormed a 7-Eleven in the Wekiva Springs area — a crime captured on surveillance video released to the public Friday. The robbery at 980 Wekiva Springs Road near Longwood happened just before 1:30 a.m. Thursday. The masked men...
  • A kiss, an earring, an escape attempt by a handcuffed burglary suspect

    It was wild, daring and romantic: Two sweethearts handcuffed in the back of a patrol car shared a kiss, an earring and an escape attempt that led to a short-lived romp. In the end, however, burglary suspect Jonathan Kokontis wound up trying to steal a...
  • Seminole school wrestles with new discipline rules

    Seminole school wrestles with new discipline rules
    SANFORD — A spate of student arrests and threats against teachers and other staffers has marred the rollout of a kinder, gentler approach to discipline this fall at Journeys Academy, Seminole County's largest alternative school. "It's a free-for-...
  • Lamar Hawkins suicide: 'Our hearts are broken,' mother says

    Lamar Hawkins suicide: 'Our hearts are broken,' mother says
    Shaniqua Hawkins' voice trembled as she spoke publicly for the first time about the death of her son, Lamar Hawkins III. At times, she even rocked back and forth, taking long pauses in between sentences — an attempt to fight back tears....
  • $10M settlement OK'd by state, sheriff in Allied case

    $10M settlement OK'd by state, sheriff in Allied case
    SANFORD — The Oklahoma cattleman and software designer who helped build Allied Veterans of the World into a $300 million Internet cafĂ© empire has agreed to pay $10 million to settle a cash-forfeiture lawsuit, records show. In return, Chase Burns,...
  • Questions after student fatally shot self

    Questions after student fatally shot self
    Investigators are working with a Sanford boy's family and school officials to understand why the 14-year-old killed himself at a Lake Mary middle school. The Greenwood Lakes Middle School student was found dead in a bathroom stall Wednesday night with a...
  • Student's family blames suicide on bullying, attorney says

    Student's family blames suicide on bullying, attorney says
    Wearing a T-shirt that read "RIP Lamar ... We love you," Nicole Saylor remembered 14-year-old Lamar Jazz Hawkins III for the way he lived rather than the way he died. "He was always so happy," said Nicole, a classmate of Lamar's at Greenwood Lakes...
  • DCF on child-abuse cases: 'Extremely difficult to predict human behavior'

     DCF on child-abuse cases: 'Extremely difficult to predict human behavior'
    Six months before 3-year-old Yeliani Schwartz-Ojeda was killed, the state Department of Children and Families determined that, despite suspicions of abuse, the young girl was safe with her mother. Yeliani had been living in Central Florida with her...
  • Schools, water, jobs are key issues in state House District 28 race

    Schools, water, jobs are key issues in state House District 28 race
    Republican voters in east Seminole County will choose between two conservatives running for the state House who basically agree on the major issues backed by the party. They both promise more local control of education, better protection of the region's...
  • State, Seminole sheriff must return millions to Oklahoma gambling figure

    State, Seminole sheriff must return millions to Oklahoma gambling figure
    An appeals court Friday ordered Florida and the Seminole County Sheriff's Office to return several million dollars and a yacht to a convicted Oklahoma gambling software producer, saying they were improperly seized following raid on a chain of Internet...
  • Deputies seek suspect in baseball bat attack outside Longwood restaurant

    Deputies seek suspect in baseball bat attack outside Longwood restaurant
    Deputies are seeking the public's help to identify two men suspected of beating another man with a baseball bat in the parking lot of a Longwood restaurant early Sunday, the Seminole County Sheriff's Office said. Investigators say the victim had been...