| Sep 16, 2014
| 1:32 PM
SANFORD — The Oklahoma cattleman and software designer who helped build Allied Veterans of the World into a $300 million Internet café empire has agreed to pay $10 million to settle a cash-forfeiture lawsuit, records show.
In return, Chase Burns,...
| Sep 11, 2014
| 4:41 PM
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...
| Sep 12, 2014
| 7:01 PM
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...
| Sep 12, 2014
| 8:46 AM
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...
| Aug 28, 2014
| 8:24 AM
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...
| Jul 17, 2013
| 7:11 PM
While living in isolation during the George Zimmerman murder trial, jurors went bowling, saw a Fourth of July fireworks display and got manicures and pedicures, the Seminole County Sheriff's Office reported Wednesday.
Those were counterpoints to the...
| Dec 11, 2013
| 3:24 PM
George Zimmerman's latest brush with the criminal-justice system ended Wednesday, when State Attorney Phil Archer announced that Zimmerman will not face charges in a domestic incident last month.
Archer's decision came days after the named victim,...
| Jul 11, 2013
| 1:46 PM
As George Zimmerman's second-degree murder trial draws to close, law enforcement agencies are preparing to quell any potential violence that the verdict in the high-profile case could spark.
Locally and statewide, law enforcement agencies are ready to...
| Jul 10, 2013
| 12:16 PM
Deputies from South Florida have released a public-service announcement urging possible protesters to remain peaceful after the jury decides whether George Zimmerman is guilty of murder in the fatal shooting of Trayvon Martin.
The Broward County...
| Jul 14, 2013
| 6:50 PM
"I am hurt. I am sad. I am shocked, but I shouldn't be," preached the Rev. Valarie Houston of Allen Chapel A.M.E. Church in Sanford's historic Goldsboro area.
Several times during her impassioned Sunday-morning sermon about George Zimmerman's acquittal,...
| Jul 17, 2013
| 4:26 PM
How do you guarantee a fair jury for one of the most talked-about criminal trials in the country? You lock 'em up, of course.
The six female jurors chosen to decide whether George Zimmerman would go free or head to prison spent 22 nights in plush...