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A compilation and interpretation of concrete video and audio evidence from the shooting death of Trayvon Martin on February 26, 2012 in Sanford, FL . Security camera footage from The Retreat at Twin Lakes clubhouse is synched to George Zimmerman's 311 call, and to selections of the 911 calls reporting the shooting.


The city of Sanford plans to team with a developer with the hope of turning a stagnant pocket near the Lake Monroe waterfront into a vibrant area filled with homes, restaurants, shops and a hotel. The plan is part of a push to spark development along Sanford's scenic waterfront and also to sell off a large portion of city-owned properties in its downtown district.


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SANFORD, FL HERNON Manufacturing , Inc., a global manufacturer of adhesive sealants and dispensing equipment, will expand its local operations in the City of Sanford and create 20 new jobs over the next two years in addition to its already existing 40 jobs. They will also make an estimated $2 million capital investment into the region.


As usual, the first train leaves Sanford at 5:06 a.m. and the last stop of the day is in DeBary at 10:18 p.m. Please check Orlando - The Central Florida Commuter Rail Commission's Technical Advisory Committee will meet Wednesday, December 3, 2014 at 1:30 p.m. at the Florida Department of Transportation Orlando Urban Office located at 133 South Semoran Boulevard in Orlando. Public participation is solicited without regard to race, color, national origin, age, sex, religion, disability or family status.


Mosely, a Jack Russell Terrier mix, may be 8 years old, but he has a lot of spring in his step. And don't even think this adoptable dog from Seminole County Animal Services is ready for retirement.


The owner of Flea World in Sanford, one of the country's largest open-air malls, has applied to redevelop his 118-acre site on U.S. Highway 17-92 as houses, apartments, shops and offices. "After over 37 years in operation with millions of customers visiting the storied Flea World and earlier Fun World, I must say it is with mixed emotions we are going to redevelop this land," said owner Syd Levy in a release on Tuesday."


Whether you're working on Black Friday or heading out to shop, Central Florida's $1.3 billion commuter train SunRail will be running as normal on Nov. 28. Although SunRail trains are not operating on Thursday, Nov. 27, for the Thanksgiving holiday, the rail system on Friday will operate its 34 regularly scheduled train trips with the first train ... (more)


Central Florida remained peaceful after a grand jury's decision Monday to not indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson in unarmed teen Michael Brown's death. "To the people in Ferguson: we are here in Sanford praying for you.


What if Ferguson, Mo., police Officer Darren Wilson had been wearing a body camera when he confronted and shot 18-year-old Michael Brown in August? It's hard to imagine that the weeks of controversy and protest surrounding the case would have been nearly as intense if there had been video evidence to review. In Central Florida, some far-sighted law-enforcement agencies have recognized the value of body cameras - not just for the public, but for cops themselves.


A woman accused of firing a gun at her estranged husband and his two sons in what she said was self-defense took a plea deal in a case that first got attention because her attorneys used Florida's "stand your ground" law in its defense, arguing that she feared for her life before discharging the weapon. Marissa Alexander is charged with three counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon for the 2010 shooting.


Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is a New York writer focusing on radical Islam. He is completing a book on the international challenges America faces in the 21st century.


Anita Smithey in court at her murder trial in Sanford, Fla., on November 12, 2014. Jurors are expected to begin deliberations on Thursday, Nov. 20. Smithey, 46, claimed she'd fatally shot Robert Cline III while he raped her in bed on May 4, 2010.


While protests in Ferguson continue, and the world waits with bated breath for the grand jury decision, a 7-year-old violinist is hoping to bring some peace to the city through her music. Leah Flynn of Sanford, Florida, saw the protests in Ferguson following the shooting death of Michael Brown and wanted to help any way she could.


As Ferguson waits for the grand jury decision on whether to charge a police officer in the death of Michael Brown, the Sanford, Florida police department talks about lessons learned in the wake of Trayvon Martin's shooting. As an anxious nation awaits a grand jury decision in Ferguson, Missouri, the Florida law enforcement officials who handled another controversial interracial shooting have come forward to describe the lessons learned-and what goes on behind the scenes when a small town's simmering racial tensions burst into the national media spotlight.


Six teens -- 16 to 18 years old -- have been arrested in the alleged gang rape of a 16-year-old girl near Winter Springs High School, police announced on Wednesday. Tywuan Johnson, 17, of Sanford; Torreano Batton, 18, of Sanford; Josea Sims, 17, of Sanford; Deoante Stewart, 17, of Sanford; Marquis Pierre, 16, of Winter Springs; and Tobert Alexander, 16, of Sanford; were all arrested on charges of sexual battery and false imprisonment.


Six teenagers - ranging in age from 16 to 18 - now face charges in the reported gang rape of a Winter Springs High School student last week, the city's Police Department said Wednesday. Police identified all six teens, including 18-year-old Torreano Batton of Sanford, in a press release Wednesday morning.

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