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  • Put yourself in Trayvon Martin's shoes ... if you dare [Commentary]

    Put yourself in Trayvon Martin's shoes ... if you dare [Commentary]
    I would like every adult reader out there who is old enough to have a 17-year-old boy imagine him walking in the dark on the way to your house, after going to the grocery store. Or to the snack shop at the nearby gas station. Or returning home after hanging out with a friend.
  • Seminole teacher accused of sexual contact with 16-year-old girl at home

    Seminole teacher accused of sexual contact with 16-year-old girl at home
    A Seminole County teacher accused of having sexual activity with a 16-year-old girl last weekend remained behind bars Monday. Michael Scott Fitzwater, an exceptional-student education teacher at Hagerty High School in Oviedo, was charged Sunday with...

    $10M settlement OK'd by state, sheriff in Allied case

    $10M settlement OK'd by state, sheriff in Allied case
    SANFORD — The Oklahoma cattleman and software designer who helped build Allied Veterans of the World into a $300 million Internet café empire has agreed to pay $10 million to settle a cash-forfeiture lawsuit, records show. In return, Chase Burns,...

    Lamar Hawkins suicide: 'Our hearts are broken,' mother says

    Lamar Hawkins suicide: 'Our hearts are broken,' mother says
    Shaniqua Hawkins' voice trembled as she spoke publicly for the first time about the death of her son, Lamar Hawkins III. At times, she even rocked back and forth, taking long pauses in between sentences — an attempt to fight back tears....

    Student's family blames suicide on bullying, attorney says

    Student's family blames suicide on bullying, attorney says
    Wearing a T-shirt that read "RIP Lamar ... We love you," Nicole Saylor remembered 14-year-old Lamar Jazz Hawkins III for the way he lived rather than the way he died. "He was always so happy," said Nicole, a classmate of Lamar's at Greenwood Lakes...