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The Central Florida Commuter Rail Commission , the SunRail advisory board comprised of elected leaders from the five local funding partners, will meet Thursday, May 31, 2018 beginning at 10 a.m. at the Metroplan Orlando offices, located at 250 S. Orange Avenue, Suite 200, Orlando, Florida 32801. This meeting site is conveniently located near the Church Street Station platforms.

 

A court allowed George Zimmerman to use a public defender in his alleged stalking case after he filed documents saying he's $2.5 million in debt and has zero income. Zimmerman is facing stalking accusations in his latest legal woes since his 2013 acquittal in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin.

 

In this Sept. 13, 2016 file photo, George Zimmerman looks at the jury as he testifies in a Seminole County courtroom in Orlando, Fla.

 

Sybrina Fulton and Tracy Martin filed court papers last week in the company's case in federal bankruptcy court in Delaware. The television series has been filmed and they are owed fees for "executive producer services," the parents said in the court filing.

 

Caption: Meghan Markles family. Aunty Theresa and Cousin Nick leaving Burger King in Sanford Florida an hour after the Royal wedding.

 

Seminole County Sheriff Don Eslinger talks to the media during a Memorial Day parade and ceremony at Veterans Memorial Park in Sanford, Fla. on Monday May 28, 2012.

 

Another week, another Florida alligator is shown the nearest exit. This time it was in Sanford when a trio of sandhill cranes won a standoff with the reptile.

 

While park regulars may not have noticed, 32 percent of the fountain's underwater LED lights have failed with the potential for more to go out soon, city officials said. So the City Council last month gave the green light for $343,849 in repairs for the fountain - perhaps Orlando's most photographed landmark, which is lit up to honor dozens of organizations and causes throughout the year.

 

A private investigator who says George Zimmerman stalked him with texts and phone calls won't be getting a restraining order. A judge in Florida on Monday denied the investigator's request for the injunction against Zimmerman.

 

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There are plenty of artists who plan to be in town this weekend. Whether you're going to a theme park, or a concert venue, there's some pretty amazing acts out there.

 

A bicyclist and pedestrians walk along The Riverwalk trail along the southern shore of Lake Monroe near downtown Sanford on a recent morning. The trail is part of the proposed Lake Monroe Loop that would wind around the lake.

 

The brief news item about an unarmed 17-year-old from Miami Gardens shot dead while visiting his father in Sanford, Florida, caught my critic's eye from Day 1. As details unfolded - Trayvon Martin was walking back home from a convenience store with nothing but a can of Arizona Iced Tea and Skittles in his pockets on a rainy night when he encountered the neighborhood watchman - I knew something sinister had occurred. You see, not long before that, I had driven into my neighborhood well past midnight and seen my young son-in-law jogging carefree.

 

Two local teachers - a high school computer science teacher in Orange County and an elementary math coach in Seminole County - were named finalists Tuesday for Florida's Teacher of the Year award. Timber Creek High School computer science teacher Kyle Dencker was surprised by a visit from state Education Commissioner Pam Stewart.

 

George Zimmerman listens to the judge during his first-appearance hearing in Sanford, Florida in this November 19, 2013 file photo. Zimmerman, who was acquitted of murder charges in the 2012 shooting death of an unarmed black teenager in Florida, was involved in a shooting incident on May 11, 2015, media reports said.

 

Florida math teacher is escorted from campus after unzipping a female student's jacket, fanning stomach and telling victim she was his favorite student and he loved her Miguel Nieves was allegedly seen on video footage fanning a female student's stomach with his hands after he had unzipped her jacket Nieves denied the accusation but was still escorted from the school grounds and placed on paid leave pending an investigation from the school district A Florida middle school teacher had to be escorted form the premises last week after he was accused of inappropriate behavior by a student.

 

SANFORD, Fla. - A Florida middle school teacher was escorted from campus last week after a student accused him of some inappropriate behavior, according to a police report.

 

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National Risk Management & Associates, the premier risk management and asset protection insurance firm nationwide recently announced that their office has been moved to a new location - 204 N. Elm Avenue Ste 102 Sanford, Florida 32771. The new office is now open to provide personal, professional and commercial Insurance products , expert witness testimony and consultation services nationwide.

 

Thumbing through a ledger of people buried recently at Orlando's Greenwood Cemetery, graveyard caretaker Don Price stopped on a page of burial records from 1920. His finger scrolled down the handwritten notations in a column identifying what had ended the lives of those laid to rest in the cemetery 98 years ago - tuberculosis, pneumonia and other common killers of the era.

 
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