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5 hrs ago | Click Orlando

HOA: Duke chops, not trims trees

CHANCES INCREASE IN JUST A BIT. ELIZABETH, THANK YOU. NEW NIGHT, AN ORIGINAL LOCAL REPORT ABOUT A SEMINOLE COUNTY NEIGHBORHOOD THAT WAS TRANSFORMED FOR WORST.

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Related Topix: Winter Springs, FL

9 hrs ago | WESH-TV

Mother of boy who committed suicide says he was tormented by bullies

The family of a middle school student who committed suicide inside Greenwood Lakes Middle School last week said their child was unable to continue the fight against bullies. [REAL-TIME CLOSED CAPTIONING PROVIDED BY U.S. CAPTIONING COMPANY.] IT IS A FEELING THAT I HOPE NO OTHER -- NO OTHER PARENT EVER HAS TO FEEL.

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Related Topix: Suicide, Lake Mary, FL

11 hrs ago | The Orlando Sentinel

Lamar Hawkins suicide: Mom says bullies won

The boy's mother, Shaniqua Hawkins, fought back tears at a news conference at Morgan & Morgan's office and blamed bullies for pushing her son over the edge, saying she tried doing everything possible to help him. The boy's mother, Shaniqua Hawkins, fought back tears at a news conference at Morgan & Morgan's office and blamed bullies for pushing her son over the edge, saying she tried doing everything possible to help him.

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Related Topix: Orlando, FL

17 hrs ago | The Orlando Sentinel

Lamar Hawkins: Teen's suicide at school topic of briefing

Relatives of Lamar Hawkins - the 14-year-old boy who fatally shot himself last week at a Seminole County middle school - are expected to attend a news briefing this morning at a prominent law firm in Orlando. Attorney Matt Morgan is expected to elaborate on the surprising announcement he made Friday: Lamar, who was small for his age, committed suicide at Greenwood Lakes Middle School in Lake Mary after being bullied.

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Related Topix: Suicide, Lake Mary, FL

Sun Sep 14, 2014

The Orlando Sentinel

Seminole school wrestles with new discipline rules

Journeys Academy principal Kenneth Bevan shows off the school store as he talks about the procedural changes that have taken place since the start of the school year, Monday, Sept. 8, 2014.

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Related Topix: Orlando, FL, Education Etc.

Sat Sep 13, 2014

WESH-TV

No bond for Eatonville shooting suspect caught in Interstate 4 chase

After two separate shootings and leading officers on a high-speed chase, Quinton Stoutmire is in his second jail since Thursday. Eatonville police said Stoutmire shot into his girlfriend's home and fired into the air at another location Thursday morning.

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Related Topix: Eatonville, FL, Altamonte Springs, FL, Criminal Defense Law, Law

The Orlando Sentinel

Seminole ready to tell large-property owners: Tidy up

After the Rolling Hills Golf Club closed in June, some homeowners have taken on the responsibility of mowing the course near their own property. After the Rolling Hills Golf Club closed in June, some homeowners have taken on the responsibility of mowing the course near their own property.

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Related Topix: Lake County, FL, Deland, FL, Volusia County, FL

Fri Sep 12, 2014

KHOU-TV Houston

George Zimmerman named in 911 road rage callGeorge Zimmerman named in ...

George Zimmerman named in 911 road rage call George Zimmerman named in 911 road rage call Check out this story on KHOU.com: http://www.khou.com/story/news/crime/2014/09/12/george-zimmerman-named-in-911-road-rage-call/15539609/ SANFORD, FL - JULY 13: George Zimmerman talks to court security investigator Robert Hemmert during a recess after a jury question in the 25th day of his trial at the Seminole County Criminal Justice Center July 13, 2013 in Sanford, Florida. Zimmerman is charged with second-degree murder in the 2012 shooting death of Trayvon Martin.

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Related Topix: Sanford, FL, Violent Crime, Lake Mary, FL

News 4 Jax

Attorney: Bullying led to Fla. teen's suicide

ZIMMERMAN'S OTHER RUN-INS ON CLICKORLANDO.COM. IT'S ALL THERE FOR YOU UNDER TOP STORIES.

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Related Topix: Lake Mary, FL, Education Etc.

WESH-TV

Scattered showers and storms this afternoon

PROBLEMS BEFORE THEY LEAVE THE FACTORY AND ARE SOLD TO THE DEALERS. LET'S TURN BACK TO THE FIRST ALERT FORECAST.

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Related Topix: Weather, Daytona Beach, FL, Orlando, FL, Tavares, FL

WESH-TV

PD: Boy, 15, fights off knife-wielding robber in Winter Springs

FINE AND 15 YEARS IN PRISON. SENTENCING WILL COME AT A LATER DATE. PREPARING TO RETURN TO A SCHOOL CLOSE TO WHERE A TEEN SAYS HE WAS NEARLY ROBBED.

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Related Topix: Winter Springs, FL

Click Orlando

Student attacked on way to school

OF COURSE, WE'RE GOING TO STAY ON TOP OF THIS. TO OUR OTHER BIG STORY. POLICE IN SEMINOLE COUNTY WANT TO FIND THIS MAN AFTER 18 WALKING TO SCHOOL SAYS HE TRIED TO ROB HIM WITH A KNIFE.

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Related Topix: Winter Springs, FL

WESH-TV

High-speed chase on I-4 ends with suspect's truck in pond

A driver crashed his white pickup truck into a retention pond in Seminole County during a police chase Thursday afternoon. REPORTING LIVE IN SEMINOLE COUNTY, DAVE MCDANIEL, WESH 2 NEWS.

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Related Topix: Eatonville, FL, Altamonte Springs, FL

Thu Sep 11, 2014

The Orlando Sentinel

Cops: Man led police on 100-mph chase, crashes into pond

A Maitland man fired a gun into an Eatonville home, then led police on a 100-mph chase on Interstate 4 that ended when he crashed through a fence and into a pond, police said. Quinton Stoutmire, 27, fired a gun into the air in front of an Eaton Street house and briefly left the area, Eatonville Police Chief Gene Bernal said.

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Related Topix: Maitland, FL, Eatonville, FL

Daily Mail

Boy, 14, found dead after shooting himself in a bathroom stall at middle school

The Greenwood Lakes Middle School student from Lake Mary, Florida, was discovered dead from a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head A 14-year-old Florida boy was discovered dead from a self-inflicted gunshot wound in a middle school bathroom Wednesday night. According to Seminole County Sheriff's Office, the child's mother drove to Greenwood Lakes Middle School in Lake Mary to pick up her son at around 5pm, but could not find him.

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Related Topix: Lake Mary, FL

Click Orlando

Chase ends with crash into I-4 pond

Seminole County sheriff's deputies said the chase began in Eatonville. Deputies used Stop Sticks to halt the vehicle, which crashed into the pond, according to officials.

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Click Orlando

Middle school student found dead on Lake Mary campus

Seminole County Public Schools issued a statement Thursday morning, saying, "We are deeply saddened to report the death of a Greenwood Lakes Middle School student."

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Related Topix: Lake Mary, FL

Wed Sep 10, 2014

New York Daily News

Ex-convict leads wild chase after stripper aids escape: cops

Seminole County's very own Bonnie and Clyde were collared Saturday morning but only after a chase that involved two home break-ins, a K-9 police dog and a pickaxe, said the sheriff's office. The chaos started when Jonathan Kokontis' alleged accomplice Melissa Schneider tried to help him pick his handcuffs with an earring.

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Related Topix: Fern Park, FL

The Orlando Sentinel

New early-voting site to open at UCF

East Orange County voters will have another early-voting option for the November 4 general election, on the University of Central Florida campus, the county's 13th early voting location. The site, at the Barbara Ying International Students Center, 12815 Scholarship Dr., is a couple of blocks in from Alafaya Trail, off Central Florida Boulevard, making it easy for non-students to find and outside the heavier traffic that congests most of the rest of the campus.

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Related Topix: University of Central Florida, Winter Park, FL, University of Florida, Alachua County, FL

Tue Sep 09, 2014

Daytona Beach News-Journal Online

State reaches $2.3 billion deal to rebuild I-4 in Orlando area

A $2.3 billion deal to widen and maintain Interstate 4 through Orlando for the next 40 years was completed Tuesday, the Florida Department of Transportation announced. Dubbed the I-4 Ultimate, the project will rebuild 21 miles of I-4 from west of Kirkman Road in Orange County to east of State Road 434 in Seminole County.

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Related Topix: Orlando, FL, Orange County, FL

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