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Seminole County

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  • Legally blind man cleared in murder wants his guns back

    John Wayne Rogers is a blind man who two years ago shot dead an overnight guest in his living room. He was cleared of murder in that case, and today in a Sanford courtroom, he'll ask Circuit Judge John Galluzzo to return his .308-caliber assault rifle,...
  • Special Olympics Torch Run travels through Seminole County

    Special Olympics Torch Run travels through Seminole County
    One-hundred yards to go and Special Olympian Monica Hernandez started sprinting.  With a torch extended into the air from her left hand, Hernandez, 26, of Oviedo, crossed the finish line as more than a dozen Seminole County law enforcement officers...
  • Lawmakers advance crackdown on teachers who have sex with students

    Lawmakers advance crackdown on teachers who have sex with students
    State senators on Monday advanced legislation that would more harshly punish Florida teachers who molest or have sex with students. Enhanced criminal penalties would apply to authority figures -- teachers, coaches, counselors and school volunteers...
  • Bill cracking down on teachers who have sex with students goes to Gov. Scott

    Bill cracking down on teachers who have sex with students goes to Gov. Scott
    A bill that calls for harsher punishments for Florida teachers who molest or have sex with students is headed to Gov. Rick Scott for his signature. The ennhanced criminal penalties would apply to authority figures — teachers, coaches, counselors...
  • Seminole educators ask Scott to fix "nonsensical" testing requirements for new "scholar" diploma

    Seminole educators ask Scott to fix "nonsensical" testing requirements for new "scholar" diploma
    Seminole County school leaders pleaded with Gov. Rick Scott this week to fix Florida's confusing "scholar" diploma rules and the resulting "senseless retroactive testing" of students. In a letter sent this week, they asked him to exempt this year's...
  • Pop-Up Piano concert Sunday at Wayne Densch

     Pop-Up Piano concert Sunday at Wayne Densch
    The second season of Pop-Up Pianos culminates Sunday, April 6, with a concert, contest and auction at Sanford's Wayne Densch Performing Arts Center. The art-and-music event, which begins at 2:30 p.m., is a fundraiser for the Steinway Society of...
  • Seminole County cook competing for title of Southeastern Student Chef of the Year

    Seminole County cook competing for title of Southeastern Student Chef of the Year
    An aspiring chef from Seminole County is one of two young cooks who will compete for the title of 2014 American Culinary Federation Southeast Region Student Chef of the Year. The competition takes place at Trident Technical College, North Charleston, S.C....
  • Day care hit-and-run defendant Robert Corchado planned to flee country, FHP testifies

    Day care hit-and-run defendant Robert Corchado planned to flee country, FHP testifies
    Despite testimony that authorities consider Robert Corchado a "severe threat" to flee the country, a judge on Monday declined to raise the bond of the man accused in the KinderCare crash that killed a 4-year-old girl last week. Orange County Senior...
  • Artistic director Craig Uppercue sees Athens Theatre up its game with 'Les Miz'

     Artistic director Craig Uppercue sees Athens Theatre up its game with 'Les Miz'
    A barricade of tables, chairs, other furniture and odds and ends piles up onstage at the Athens Theatre in DeLand. Delicate lighting sets the mood. A half-dozen musicians tug at the heartstrings as they mournfully play. Before long, more than 40 actors...
  • 3 smaller races hit Geneva, Daytona, SeaWorld

    3 smaller races hit Geneva, Daytona, SeaWorld
    Smaller races often mean smaller entry fees and a better chance of placing in your age group. Here are three this month: Dawson's Dream 5K, 8 a.m. Saturday, April 12, Geneva Elementary, 275 First St., Geneva. This is a memorial walk/run in memory of...
  • Manhunt underway for Florida driver in day care hit-and-run

    Florida authorities were hunting for a 28-year-old ex-con Thursday after a hit-and-run crash at an Orlando-area day care center left one young girl dead and 15 people hurt, most of them children. Officials said Robert Corchado slammed his Dodge...