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As the blockbuster ratings started rolling in, I knew it was also culturally important TV, if for no other reason than the way its huge crossover audience blew away the conventional wisdom among network programmers that white viewers wouldn't watch shows with black stars. But after seeing the eight-hour remake that debuts at 9 p.m. Monday on the History, A&E and Lifetime channels, I am now convinced that "Roots" is even more than all of that.

 

A 14-year-old middle school student who's a runaway is in Seminole County's jail, charged as an adult with attempted murder and armed robbery. A Seminole County grand jury on Tuesday indicted the teenager, and a few minutes later, Circuit Judge Melissa Souto transferred the case to adult court at the request of the State Attorney's Office.

 

Businesses remember those who gave the ultimate sacrifice for our country by honoring them on Memorial Day and by offering these discounts to you and to our current military members. Boston Market: Market is offering guests a coupon for 25% off any Family Meal.

 

A man driving a Dodge truck slammed into a motorist driving a Toyota and killed the Toyota's driver just before midnight Tuesday, the Florida Highway Patrol said. An 18-year-old motorist was seriously injured, as well, when he drove up on the accident and crashed into the Dodge because the headlights on the truck had blown upon impact, said FHP Sgt.

 

The bakery cafe serves up cookies, cookie cakes, brownies and other confections as well as mocha frappes and ice cream. Oviedo Mall's first Nestl Toll House Caf is the fourth area location.

 

A Sanford man who was convicted three weeks ago of attacking his former girlfriend with a knife and meat cleaver, was sentenced today to 45 year in prison. He and Brayboy had lived together for several years but broke up, she testified.

 

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A judge has thrown out the blood-alcohol evidence against a DeLand woman charged with DUI manslaughter in a crash that killed two motorcyclists during Biketoberfest 2011. The ruling is a significant defeat for prosecutors in the case against Rita Laurie Carter, 23, who was charged with two counts of DUI manslaughter in the wreck on Oct. 16, 2011, on Interstate 4 near DeLand.

 

In all of Volusia Tax Reform's latest efforts to stir up opposition to Halifax Health's planned push into Deltona, one leader of the watchdog-advocacy group has been noticeably missing from the finger-wagging "stay in your taxing district" discourse. Since the organization formed in 2006, its members found foes in taxing authorities, big and small, throughout Volusia County.

 

It looks like Daytona Beach will not be home to the gun that America's most notorious self-appointed neighborhood watchman, George Zimmerman, used in to 2012 to kill unarmed teen Trayvon Martin in Sanford. Now that's a Daytona moment we could really do without.

 

Authorities are looking for a suspect who broke into an unmarked patrol vehicle Saturday and stole a slew of equipment, including a handgun, shotgun and bullet-proof vest. An investigator with the Sanford Police Department was watching his daughter's softball game at Rob Sullivan Park in DeBary about 1 p.m., agency spokeswoman Bianca Gillet said.

 

George Zimmerman accepted a $250,000 bid Friday for the firearm used in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin, multiple outlets reported. TMZ reported that the former neighborhood watchman took the last-minute offer after striking an earlier $150,000 deal with a Florida bar owner.

 

Telullah had one of her legs amputated after being shot with a high caliber firearm. But that didn't slow this pup down as she raced around the Sentinel offices, looking for hugs in all the right places.

 

George Zimmerman says he's vetting bids after clos... Authorities say an 18-year-old exchange student from Turkey was one of two people killed when a small World War II-era plane crashed and exploded into flames near a Phoenix-area airport. Authorities say an 18-year-old exchange student from Turkey was one of two people killed when a small World War II-era plane crashed and exploded into flames near a Phoenix-area airport.

 

After three months in hospital beds, Clermont rookie cop Kris Kruse, center, is welcomed back to his Clermont home by his girlfriend, Liz Darrah and his mom, Jill Kruse. Kruse, who worked on the force with his father Jack, was burned in an off-duty bonfire mishap after watching Super Bowl in February.

 

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Federal prosecutors say a Florida woman is accused of illegally administering silicone injections that led to a woman's death in November. Prosecutors say 46-year-old Deanna Roberts of Sanford, Florida was arrested Wednesday and made her first appearance in court in Orlando.

 
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