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LAKE MARY, Fla. -- The Seminole County School district has seen a dramatic spike in student enrollment in the past couple of weeks.

Dramatic enough to fill the equivalent of three classrooms, district officials say. The sudden influx comes from families leaving Puerto Rico, many of them to Central Florida since the massive devastation from Hurricane Maria.   

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Photos and video for Headline Surfer / Seminole County Sheriff Dennis Lemma, who took office on Jan. 1 is shown in the image above with 34 new recruits. In the video, Lemma administers the oath of office to his sworn personnel with his voice dubbed over a series of rotaring still images for a cool visual effect that really hits home with the mission of the agency, which is to serve and protect.
 
By HENRY FREDERICK
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A motorist is shot dead by Volusia County Sheriff's deputy in Osteen, Fla, Saturday night / Headline Surfer®VCSO spokesman Gary Davidson / Headline Surfer®Photos for Headline Surfer® / 
Volusia County Sheriff's personnel closed a stretch of SR 415 in Osteen in both directions well into Sunday after an armed motorist was shot to death late Saturday night by a sheriff's deputy under circumstances with vague details. In the inset is agency spokesman Gary Davidson who gave TV news interviews Sunday from the county administration building in DeLand on the deadly shooting.

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- A motorist was shot and killed by one of two deputies after he refused to put down a gun he reached for while seated in his car on the side of the road in the 1400 block of SR 415 in rural Osteen, a Volusia County Sheriff's spokesman said, but a full 24 hours later on Sunday night, there were far more questions than answers as to the use of deadly force.

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ALTAMONTE SPRINGS -- SunRail crews will close O'Brien Road at the railroad crossing in Altamonte Springs today and tomorrow.

Construction crews will install a second set of tracks at O'Brien Road and upgrade signal equipment during the closure.

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FDLE: Several thousand porn images located on home computer

Child porn in Altamonte Springs residenceAlan Smith of Altamonte Springs charged with 10 counts of child porn possessionFDLE agents, along with Altamonte Springs cops, obtained a search warrant and then moved in on the 582 Sable Palms Circle residence of 34-year-old Alan Smith where they said they found several thousand child porn images in his desktop computer on Tuesday.

ALTAMONTE SPRINGS -- A 34-year-old Altamonte Springs man has been arrested on charges of possession of child pornography for allegedly having several thousand porn images of children on his home computer, officials with the Florida Department of Law Enforcement said.