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Seminole County Sheriff's Office

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Top Seminole County Sheriff's Office Articles

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  • Drug ring used I-Drive hotels to distribute pot, MBI says

    Drug ring used I-Drive hotels to distribute pot, MBI says
    Agents said Friday they dismantled a crime ring shipping high-quality marijuana from California to International Drive hotel rooms, where associates would sign for the packages, before moving the drugs to suburban Orlando stash houses. The...
  • 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 café 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...
  • Guns n' Hoses hockey game is for charity, along with bragging rights

    Guns n' Hoses hockey game is for charity, along with bragging rights
    Three-and-a-half hours before the Orlando Solar Bears play Saturday night, a hockey game will break out at Amway Center. The players' names won't be found in any statistics released by the ECHL, but they are professionals and take risks far greater than...
  • Zimmerman trial: Sequester of jury cost $33,000

    Zimmerman trial: Sequester of jury cost $33,000
    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...
  • How to get a seat at the George Zimmerman trial

    How to get a seat at the George Zimmerman trial
      Scoring a seat to the George Zimmerman trial isn't as easy as just showing up to the Seminole County courthouse and asking for one. For what is expected to be one of the most watched trials in the county's history, court officials have set up a...
  • Teacher accused of having sex with students submits not-guilty plea

    Teacher accused of having sex with students submits not-guilty plea
    The Winter Park-area man accused of having sex with two students when he taught at Lyman High School waived his appearance at an arraignment Tuesday and instead submitted a written not-guilty plea. Scott Kimbrough, a 39-year-old math teacher, was...
  • Lawyers to argue over phone call in George Zimmerman murder trial

    Lawyers in the George Zimmerman murder trial will return to a Florida courtroom early Tuesday to argue over the latest dispute in the contentious case. The parties will debate whether a non-emergency call made months before the Feb. 26, 2012, shooting...