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According to a Sanford police report, Smith and the teen got into an argument over the amount of noise the girl was making. The fight turned physical, said police, who reported that Smith then held the girl's head underwater until the girl's brother pulled Smith off her.

 

Driving around his hometown of Miami on Wednesday night, 29-year-old Phillip Agnew didn't feel safe. He never does.

 

How the Daily News covered the killing of Trayvon Martin and the trial of George Zimmerman. Martin, who would be 20 today, was shot and killed by Zimmerman in Sanford, Fla., three years ago on Thursday.

 

Sybrina Fulton, mother of Trayvon Martin, speaks with the Associated Press in Miami, Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015. The U.S. Justice Department said Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015, that George Zimmerman, the former neighborhood watch volunteer will not face federal charges in the shooting death of unarmed 17-year-old Martin.

 

La'deja Hawkins, flower in hair, sister of Lamar Hawkins is hugged after the funeral service Saturday, September 20, 2014 at New Life World Center in Sanford, Florida. Lamar Hawkins, Sr., center, facing camera, father of Lamar Hawkins III is hugged as his wife Shaniqua Hawkins, right, looks on at the funeral service Saturday, September 20, 2014 at New Life World Center in Sanford, Florida, for their son.

 

Melissa Harris-Perry, a weekend host at MSNBC, said at a recent event at Cornell University that she hoped Trayvon Martin "whooped the shit" out of George Zimmerman during their fatal 2012 encounter in Sanford, Fla. Harris-Perry made the remarks at a Martin Luther King, Jr. commemoration speech at Cornell on Monday during a talk titled "We Can't Breathe: The Continuing Consequences of Inequality."

 

SEPTEMBER 9, 2013: It was reported that George Zimmerman was placed in investigative detention after an apparent domestic altercation with his estranged wife, Shellie and her father September 9, 2013 at a home in Lake Mary, Florida. SANFORD, FL - JUNE 20: George Zimmerman and his wife Shellie arrive in Seminole circuit court June 20, 2013 in Sanford, Florida.

 

In an August 2011 Orlando Sentinel file photo, Circuit Judge Jessica Recksiedler sentences Pamela Hardy, an Altamonte Springs mom accused of starving her two adoptive children and spanking them until they bled. In an August 2011 Orlando Sentinel file photo, Circuit Judge Jessica Recksiedler sentences Pamela Hardy, an Altamonte Springs mom accused of starving her two adoptive children and spanking them until they bled.

 

This undated file family photo shows Trayvon Martin. Trayvon, 17, was slain in a 2012 shooting in Sanford, Fla., by neighborhood crime-watch captain George Zimmerman.

 

While the public waits for a Justice Department announcement over two separate investigations spurred by the summer shooting of an unarmed teenager in Ferguson , Missouri , the department is going to first announce its findings in the killing of Trayvon Martin . ABC News has learned Martin's family will soon be notified that the Justice Department will not be filing charges against George Zimmerman , who shot the 17-year-old after a confrontation in 2012.

 

There is a lot of variety in live shows this week, Feb. 23 - March 1 in Orlando . With a little something for everyone it should be easy enough to choose a show and get out in support of live local music this week.

 

The Florida Legislature likely will take up a funding plan for the Orlando City Lions' soccer stadium and three other sport venues, but it might wind up that only three of the four get funding, state Sen. David Simmons, R-Altamonte Springs said Monday. Speaking as one of 10 Central Florida lawmakers on a panel addressing a Tiger Bay Club of Central Florida lunch meeting Monday, Simmons said the Joint Legislative Budget Commission's decision last week to punt the issue back to the full Legislature is not a death knell.

 

Three thieves whom sheriff's officials say are linked to the theft of nine truck tailgates in Volusia County, were arrested after one of the suspects returned a tailgate in exchange for reward money. The three suspects - also linked to the thefts of three pilfered truck tailgates in Orlando - were identified as Cecilia Ranero, 33, Stefanie Owens, 31, and Elbert Remmy, 37. Volusia County Sheriff's spokesman Andrew Gant said the spate of tailgate thefts, which were under investigation since last week, was solved after Ranero and Owens called Eric Thims, the owner of one of the lifted tailgates.

 

US THE REST OF THE WEEK. WE'LL TALK ABOUT THE TIMING IN MINUTES. ON THE SCENE OF BREAKING NEWS IN SANFORD WHERE A MAN WAS FOUND MURDERED IN THE MIDDLE OF A NEIGHBORHOOD.

 

But officials in Paris, still reeling from last month's deadly terrorist attacks on a satirical magazine and a kosher deli, are putting some hope in a plan to re-zone the city and annex the notorious inner suburbs, or banlieues, where the terror plot was born. In what would be perhaps the greatest redesign of Paris since Baron Haussmann laid out its famed boulevards in the mid-19th Century, the " Mtropole du Grand Paris " would attempt to bring the poor, heavily immigrant neighborhoods to the north of Paris inside the municipal fold, sharing resources but also fostering a greater sense of belonging.

 

The shooting of unarmed 18-year-old Michael Brown, captured headlines late last year. Brown's case along with several other cases of black men dying at the hands of police officers, sparked a national debate about race, policing and a hashtag - #blacklivesmatter.

 

The Florida Department of Transportation is holding a public hearing for the Goldsboro Community Gateway Improvements PD&E Study. The study limits are bordered by Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard on the west; State Road 46 on the north; Pecan Avenue on the east; and McCracken Road on the south.

 
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