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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.

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Seminole County Sheriff-Elect Dennis Lemma / Headline SurferHenry Frederick interviews Seminole County Sheriff-Elect Dennis Lemma / Headline Surfer®Editor's Note: The Interview
The main bar Headline Surfer® multimedia 'Sunday Conversation' on-camera interview with Seminole County Sheriff-Elect Dennis Lemma will be published shortly.
What follows is a sidebar bio summary on Lemma, who is shown in the display image in uniform here.

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.

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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.

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EDGEWATER -- I am confused about why the police did not arrest Trayvon Martin’s (alleged) killer.

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SANFORD, Fla. -- Sera King is the now associate publisher of Headline Surfer, having previously served as the multimedia editor of the award-winning 24/7 internet news outlet since its inception in April 2008.

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NEW SMYRNA BEACH, Fla. -- An 18-year-old surfer from Merritt Island suffered a shark bite to his foot Sunday while surfing in the waves near the South Jetty, Volusia County Beach Safety officials said.

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SANFORD, Fla. -- A 15-year-old girl has been reported as missing and a possible runaway from her Sanford since Saturday by her parents.

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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Temperatures on this balmy Wednesday afternoon reached 76 degrees along the coastal cities of greater Daytona Beach, 79 in Sanford and 80 in Orlando.

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PORT ORANGE, Fla -- Astronomer Kevin Manning, a former consultant with NASA, will share his passion for astronomy in a hands-on program titled “Astronomy for Everyone” from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 31, at the Port Orange
Regional Library, 1005 City Center Circle.
 

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MAITLAND, Fla --  Seminole County Sheriff Dennis Lemma and others in a video tribute today remembered Deputy Sheriff Matt Miller, who was killed in a motorcycle accident on Maitland Boulevard at the intersection with Gateway Drive, while attempting to make a traffic stop.

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