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  • Anti-gun group study: In states with 'stand your ground' laws, justifiable homicide rates soar

    Anti-gun group study: In states with 'stand your ground' laws, justifiable homicide rates soar
    A new study by a coalition of gun-control groups, including Mayors Against Illegal Guns, found that in states that have implemented "stand your ground" laws, the number of justifiable homicides has skyrocketed. The rate is up 53 percent in 22 states,...
  • O'Mara says Florida Bar inquiry in Zimmerman case was one he initiated

    O'Mara says Florida Bar inquiry in Zimmerman case was one he initiated
    Attorney Mark O'Mara says that a pending Florida Bar ethics inquiry related to how he handled the George Zimmerman case is one he initiated more than a year ago when trying to figure out how to manage Zimmerman's legal defense fund and a social media...
  • After George Zimmerman's silence, Shellie asks judge to grant divorce

    After George Zimmerman's silence, Shellie asks judge to grant divorce
    SANFORD — Frustrated by George Zimmerman's failure to respond to her divorce petition, Shellie Zimmerman is now asking a judge to stop the delays and simply grant her a divorce. Shellie Zimmerman, 26, filed for a divorce Sept. 5. Her estranged...
  • Zimmerman's not-guilty verdict comes with 'mind-numbing' $2.5M bill

     Zimmerman's not-guilty verdict comes with 'mind-numbing' $2.5M bill
    George Zimmerman was acquitted at his racially charged murder trial in July. He won but at a very steep cost. Two months ago, he received a $2.5 million bill from his two lead attorneys, Mark O'Mara and Don West. They had kept track of the time they...
  • Bear caught, euthanized after attack on woman

    Bear caught, euthanized after attack on woman
    Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission biologists caught a 200-pound bear in the Longwood neighborhood where a woman was injured by a bear Monday night. The trapped female bear "closely fits the description of the animal that was involved" in...
  • Florida Bar: No credible evidence of wrongdoing by Mark O'Mara

    Florida Bar: No credible evidence of wrongdoing by Mark O'Mara
    The Florida Bar on Friday closed its investigation into possible wrongdoing by defense attorney Mark O'Mara, saying it found no credible evidence that he knowingly solicited false testimony from George Zimmerman's wife when she told a judge the couple was...
  • George Zimmerman's new painting: State Attorney Angela Corey

    The special prosecutor who charged George Zimmerman with second-degree murder in the shooting of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin is the subject of his latest painting, according to a photo posted on Twitter by Zimmerman's brother. Robert Zimmerman Jr. said...
  • Trayvon's parents continue call to amend 'stand your ground' laws

    Trayvon's parents continue call to amend 'stand your ground' laws
    Attorneys for Trayvon Martin's parents on Friday renewed their appeal for changes to "stand your ground" laws around the country, calling them vague and confusing. The laws – including Florida's landmark legislation – can feasibly allow an...
  • Report: Sharpton defends role in Trayvon Martin case in sermon

    Report: Sharpton defends role in Trayvon Martin case in sermon
    Rev. Al Sharpton defended his role in the controversial Trayvon Martin case during a church sermon Sunday, the Daytona Beach News-Journal is reporting. Sharpton's 45-minute sermon was part of the 10th anniversary celebrations of Rev. L. Ronald Durham'...
  • George Zimmerman: Stand your ground will get committee hearing this fall

    George Zimmerman: Stand your ground will get committee hearing this fall
    TAMPA — State House Speaker Will Weatherford says he'll ask a House committee to hold a hearing this fall on the state's controversial Stand Your Ground law. The law has been heavily criticized since the July 13 not-guilty verdict in Seminole...
  • Orlando Wetlands Park serves as both nature conservatory and engineering marvel

    Orlando Wetlands Park serves as both nature conservatory and engineering marvel
    In Central Florida there is a unchanging list of names on the tongues of residents and tourists alike as to where people should go to experience the natural beauty of Florida.  Wekiva Springs.  Blue Springs.  Rock Springs.  Some people will even mention...