DELAND, Fla. -- An 87-year-old man injured earlier this month during a home invasion of his home near DeLand by a lone burglar that left him clinging to life with multiple fractures to his face and head died today, a spokesman for Sheriff Ben Johnson said.
SANFORD, Fla. -- Dennis Lemma was appointed Sheriff-Elect of Seminole County on June 24, when he stood alone in submitting qualifying papers by noon of that Friday Friday's deadline to run in the 2016 elections.
An earlier opponent dropped out and when all was said and done, Lemma had no opposition.
Headline Surfer poll: 50-50 split on 2nd-degree murder charge for George Zimmerman in gunshot slaying of Trayvon Martin
SANFORD -- Respondents to an InstaPoll on Headline Surfer are in a virtual deadlock as to whether the charge of second-degree murder for Trayvon Martin is appropriate. The poll was created 8:59 p.m. Wednesday, April 11, asking: Do you agree with the 2nd degree murder charge against George Zimmerman in Trayvon Martin's death?
To the first choice: Yes, he committed a crime and must be held accountable, 401 or 50% chose that choice.
In the second choice, No, he was standing his ground and his actions were lawful, 399 or 50% chose that choice.
The Headline Surfer Install Poll was created 8:59 p.m., Wednesday, April 11. It will be closed once the 1,000th vote has been cast.
Sanford Cops: 8-year-old boy dies from gunshot wounds inflicted allegedly by boyfriend of mother, also killed; kid brother, grandfather remain critical
SANFORD, Fla. -- Sanford Police were notified just before 8 a.m today that Brandon D. Christian, 8 years old, died at Arnold Palmer Hospital in Orlando, due to multiple gunshot injuries suffered in Monday's mass shooting that also resulted in the death of his mother, allegedly by her boyfriend, who, armed with an AK-47 assault rifle, turned the home into a veritable bloodbath.
Seminole County Sheriff Dennis Lemma standing tall with diverse recruitment class of deputies to build agency's future with
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Headline Surfer is counting down the Top 100 stories of 2016 in the greater Daytona Beach, Sanford and Orlando metro area otherwise known as the I-4 corridor of Central Florida through Volusia, Seminole and Orange counties.
Seminole County Sheriff Dennis Lemma thanks his mentor & predecessor Don Eslinger who swears him in at SCSO headquarters in Sanford
SANFORD, Fla. -- In a private ceremony on Monday with public offices closed for the New Year's holiday, longtime Sheriff Don Eslinger carried out his last official duty: He swore in his protege and Chief Deputy Dennis Lemma into office Monday morning.
HOLIDAY DEATHS A MYSTERY: Scant few details as to why an Ormond Beach couple died outside their SUV on side of I-4 in DeLand with 3 small sons unharmed inside
DELAND, Fla. -- There are far more questions than answers to why an Ormond Beach husband and wife died shortly after they were found unconscious outside their maroon SUV on the side of I-4 eastbound with the flashers on, which drew the attention of a Florida trooper on New Year's Eve. A full 48 hours later there's absolutely nothing new as to how or why they died.