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Seminole County

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  • Sanford, Fla., where Trayvon Martin was shot, is City of the Year

    Sanford, Fla., where Trayvon Martin was shot, is City of the Year
    The shooting of teenager Trayvon Martin by George Zimmerman threw a glaring international spotlight on the city of Sanford, Fla. The city became closely identified with the controversial shooting whose racial overtones riveted the nation. Now, Sanford...
  • Protesters outside Zimmerman trial are ready ... and waiting

    Protesters outside Zimmerman trial are ready ... and waiting
    SANFORD, Fla.--As the six-member jury in the George Zimmerman murder case began deliberating at the courthouse here on Friday, about 20 protesters gathered outside the building, using bullhorns and carrying handmade signs reading “Justice 4 Trayvon&...
  • Police chief, sheriff call for calm ahead of Zimmerman verdict

    Police chief, sheriff call for calm ahead of Zimmerman verdict
    SANFORD, Fla. — As the jury began deliberating in the murder trial of George Zimmerman, the local police chief and sheriff called for calm, noting that while the case has raising emotionally charged questions about racial profiling and community...
  • Current events put the N-word — and U.S. history — on trial

    Current events put the N-word — and U.S. history — on trial
    Egypt roils with revolution, Edward Snowden has become the Scarlet Pimpernel of privacy and a new study reveals that, even though Americans are exercising more, we're still fat, which is really unfair. Yet for weeks we've been bombarded with minute-by-...
  • George Zimmerman trial: LAPD plans no extra officers for verdict

    George Zimmerman trial: LAPD plans no extra officers for verdict
    Los Angeles Police Department officials are monitoring the jury deliberations in the Tryvon Martin case but have no plans at this time to beef up patrols when the verdict comes in. George Zimmerman, 29, who has a mixed ethnic background but has been...
  • Trayvon Martin protesters in Florida blocked from courthouse area

    Trayvon Martin protesters in Florida blocked from courthouse area
    SANFORD, Fla. -- As protests expanded nationally over George Zimmerman's acquittal in the killing of Trayvon Martin, activists in the town where the trial was held complained that police had foiled their plans for a large gathering.  Organizers with the...
  • Zimmerman juror: Half the jury initially thought he was guilty

    Zimmerman juror: Half the jury initially thought he was guilty
    When deliberations began in George Zimmerman's nationally scrutinized Florida trial, the six female jurors were evenly divided on his guilt, according to the first juror to speak out about the case. In an initial vote inside the jury room in Seminole...
  • For Sanford's Chief Cecil Smith, it's talk the talk, walk the walk

    For Sanford's Chief Cecil Smith, it's talk the talk, walk the walk
    SANFORD, Fla. -- Police Chief Cecil Smith came to this city in the early heated days of controversy over the fatal shooting of Trayvon Martin by a neighborhood watch volunteer named George Zimmerman. It was April 1, 2012, six weeks after the shooting,...
  • Inside the Zimmerman juror room, it wasn't a slam dunk

    Inside the Zimmerman juror room, it wasn't a slam dunk
    When the jury first began deliberations in the George Zimmerman murder trial last week, half of the six-woman panel thought he was guilty. Of those leaning toward conviction, two thought he had committed manslaughter and one thought he was guilty of...
  • Trayvon Martin's parents 'stunned absolutely' by Zimmerman verdict

    Trayvon Martin's parents 'stunned absolutely' by Zimmerman verdict
    For the first time since George Zimmerman was acquitted of murdering their son, Trayvon Martin's parents gave TV interviews Thursday morning to decry the verdict and ask the federal government to continue to investigate. Sybrina Fulton, Martin's mother,...
  • Family saved by Zimmerman calls off news conference

    Family saved by Zimmerman calls off news conference
    Yes, that really was George Zimmerman. Yes, helping that family from a car crash a few days after the verdict really does seem coincidental. But no, the wreck really wasn't a PR setup. Or so said Zimmerman's trial attorney, Mark O'Mara, to the cameras...