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  1. 9 Investigates 9 Investigates: Graphic novel found in multiple school librariesRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Feb 5 | WFTV Orlando

    ... is reviewing a graphic teen novel recently pulled from the shelves of some elementary school libraries in Seminole County. "How do you explain to a 9-year-old the graphic things that were in this book?," said parent Melissa Allison. The Sabal Point ...

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  2. Lottery winner must share winnings with exRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Feb 5 | WTSP-TV Saint Petersburg

    ... ticket. Check out this story on wtsp.com: http://on.wtsp.com/1X9tSGz The Orlando Sentinel reports that the Seminole County jury reached its decision Thursday after deliberating for more than three hours. SANFORD (AP) - Jurors say a central Florida ...

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  3. 2016-02-04Third-grader finds inappropriate book in Seminole County school libraryRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 4 | WFTV Orlando

    ... that's a teen-reader book, not appropriate for elementary school age students," said Michael Lawrence of the Seminole County School District. Amazon's description of the book said it was on The New York Times' best seller list and was a 2015 Newbery ...

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  4. Jury decides Seminole County $1M lottery winner must give $291,000 to ex-boyfriendRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 4 | WFTV Orlando

    ... we may deliver news, weather, special offers and other content related to your specific geographic area. A Seminole County jury reached a verdict Thursday in a he said, she said fight over a $1 million lottery jackpot. After three hours of ...

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  5. Romano: The he-said, she-said dispute over a $1 million Florida lottery ticketRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 4 | St. Petersburg Times

    That question, or a seriously twisted version of it, has been contemplated all week long in a Seminole County courtroom. It's a classic he-said, she-said dispute, except the $1 million payday lends more of a he's-lying, she's-lying edge to it.

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  6. Lottery winner must pay ex-boyfriend part of winningsRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 4 | WINK-TV Fort Myers

    Jurors say a central Florida woman who won $1 million lottery jackpot must pay $291,000 to her former boyfriend, who had claimed he gave her the money to buy the ticket. The Orlando Sentinel reports that the Seminole County jury reached its decision Thursday after deliberating for more than three hours.

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  7. $1 million Florida lottery winner must share portion of jackpot with exRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 4 | MyFoxPhilly

    A retired Seminole County school teacher who fought to keep her $1 million lottery winnings must give a portion of that money to her once live-in boyfriend. Howard Browning, 62, claimed a share of the jackpot from a 2007 ticket purchased by Lynn Poirier, 62. He said the couple had a more than 10-year oral agreement that, if either won the lottery, they would split the money 50-50.

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  8. $1M lottery winner must share $291K with ex-beau, jury saysRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 4 | South Florida Sun-Sentinel

    ... They ruled that the couple had a binding contract and that Poirier breached it. SANFORD - Lynn Poirier, the Seminole County school teacher who struck it rich, winning a $1 million lottery raffle, today told jurors that she "never, under any ...

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  9. Florida man faces felony littering chargeRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 4 | WFLX-TV West Palm Beach

    A central Florida man is facing felony littering charges after a contracting firm hired by Seminole County spent nine hours cleaning more than 31 tons of trash from his home. The Orlando Sentinel reports Davis spent years fighting with officials over piles of debris in his yard.

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  10. Jury to begin deliberations in $1 million lottery trialRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 4 | The Orlando Sentinel

    Jurors are expected to begin deliberations today and decide whether a Seminole County school teacher who won a $1 million lottery jackpot must give half of it to her former sweetheart. Lynn Poirier, 62, claimed the prize in 2007.

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  11. Central Florida man faces felony littering chargeRead the original story

    Thursday Feb 4 | WFLX-TV West Palm Beach

    A central Florida man is facing felony littering charges after a contracting firm hired by Seminole County spent nine hours cleaning more than 31 tons of trash from his home. The Orlando Sentinel reports Davis spent years fighting with officials over piles of debris in his yard.

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  12. Seminole County teachers rally for raisesRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Feb 3 | WFTV Orlando

    Teachers in Seminole County who are dealing with stalled talks with the school board for a raise took the chance to air their frustrations at a meeting Tuesday night. Scores of teachers rallied outside the school district building on Lake Mary Boulevard with signs and matching shirts, while chanting "Enough is enough."

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  13. $1 million lottery winner from witness stand: I never promised half to my sweetheartRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Feb 3 | The Orlando Sentinel

    Lynn Poirier, the Seminole County school teacher who struck it rich, winning a $1 million lottery raffle, today told jurors that she "never, under any condition, any place, anywhere" promised to share half of it with her sweetheart. Her former live-in lover, Howard Browning, is suing her, claiming they had a long-standing agreement that if either one hit the jackpot, they'd split it 50-50.

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  14. Let school districts swap FSA for more reliable tests: EditorialRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Feb 2 | The Orlando Sentinel

    ... the Florida School Boards Association and some school districts. Last year, Superintendent Walt Griffin of Seminole County schools - an A-rated district - asked for the flexibility to swap out the FSA for other tests. Gaetz's Senate bill needs to be ...

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  15. 911 calls released in teen's shooting deathRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Feb 2 | WESH-TV

    Detectives in Seminole County are searching for the person who they say shot and killed a teen in broad daylight. The 15-year-old was riding in a car Friday afternoon near Altamonte Springs, when a man in the street opened fire on the car.

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  16. Seminole school workers upset about pay, impasseRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Feb 2 | The Orlando Sentinel

    Hundreds of teachers and others protested at the Seminole County School Board meeting Tuesday night, asking for better pay for employees and taking issue with the district's decision to declare an impasse in contract negotiations with the four employee unions. When approached after the meeting, board members declined to comment, saying it was "against the law" for them to do so.

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  17. Seminole County couple in court over million-dollar jackpotRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Feb 2 | WFTV Orlando

    A Seminole County couple took a fight over a winning scratch-off lottery ticket to court on Monday. Lynn Porier, 62, a former Seminole County teacher, won a $1 million jackpot on a Florida Lottery scratch-off ticket in 2007.

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  18. Feedback Sought for Safety Improvements at State Road 434 and Calabria DriveRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Feb 2 | Capital Soup

    The Florida Department of Transportation is conducting a public hearing regarding plans to improve safety at the intersection of State Road 434 at Calabria Drive in Seminole County. The project addresses crash patterns at the intersection by converting the full median opening to a directional median opening.

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  19. 2016-02-01Mother of slain teen urges gunman to come forwardRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Feb 1 | WFTV Orlando

    The mother of a 15-year-old gunned down while driving in a Seminole County neighborhood Friday begged for his killer to come forward. Tamar Harris was driving along Central Street at 3:30 p.m. when a gunman standing in the roadway shot at the vehicle, wounding Harris and causing him to crash into a light pole, deputies said.

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  20. District declares impasse in teacher contract talksRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Feb 2 | Daytona Beach News-Journal Online

    ... in a fight for more teacher pay. Dyer noted that contract negotiations reached an impasse last week in Seminole County, where district officials are proposing an average salary increase of 2.25 percent for the current school year. That drew another ...

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