| Sep 15, 2014
| 7:10 AM
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-...
| Sep 15, 2014
| 3:43 PM
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....
| 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...
| 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...
| Jun 23, 2013
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...
| Jun 18, 2013
| 10:57 AM
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...
| Jun 25, 2013
| 6:00 AM
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...
| Aug 8, 2013
| 2:46 PM
Where did George Zimmerman go while being tracked by a satellite as he awaited trial in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin?
To Target to buy flowers for his wife, to a giant sporting-goods store in Lake Mary that has a huge selection of firearms...
| Aug 9, 2013
| 5:32 PM
The trial of George Zimmerman cost Seminole County government about $91,000, officials said in a statement Friday.
Zimmerman's high-profile second-degree-murder trial in the shooting death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin began June 10 and concluded July...