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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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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- East Central Florida's three tourism destination cities do not fare well in the 2018 rankings of US cities with a population of at least 25,000 residents. Sanford actually comes out ahead of Orlando and Daytona Beach with a rating of 4, with 100 being the highest safety rating. Orlando has a rating of 3. Daytona has the distinction of being ranked a 1, the lowest possible ranking from Neighborhood Scout.

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SANFORD, Fla. -- A  22-year firefighter from Sanford was killed Saturday in a powerboat race in Jacksonville, authorities said.

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SANFORD, Fla. -- Seminole County Sheriff Dennis Lemma doesn't put much stock into law enforcement monikers  like "protect and serve."

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ORLANDO, Fla. -- A 21-year-old Heathrow woman was killed Tuesday night when she slammed into the back of a large dump truck on Interstate 4, the Florida Highway Patrol said. 

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Headline Surfer photo and video by Henry Frederick / Seminole Country Sheriff Dennis Lemma is shown in an interview in his office regarding his approach to keeping this Central Florida County a safe place despite the proliferation of guns and the opioid crisis, the latter of which has reached crisis proportions in overdose deaths in neighboring Orange County (Orlando) to the west and and Volusia County (Daytona Beach) to the east along the I-4 corridor.
 
By HENRY FREDERICK
Headline Surfer

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SANFORD, Fla. -- Sanford cops apprehended Lewis Thomas Boone tonight for the shooting of another young man that occurred on Tuesday in the parking lot of the Seminole Towne Center Mall.

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