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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Never in his wildest dreams did Sanford Mayor Jeff Triplett ever dream he'd make national headlines of his own 3 1/2 years after a jury in Seminole County acquitted George Zimmerman of second-degree murder in the 2012 shooting death of unarmed 17-year-old Trayvon Martin.
But that's exactly what happened when Sanford's mayor was robbed at gunpoint of his wallet and carjacked.
Daytona Beach Police Chief Craig Capri takes to heart reality that aside from a death in Holly Hill, his city's lone Bike Week casualty was on the last day, indicating less revelers attended
BREAKING NEWS: Sanford Cops: Woman dead & man clinging to life after shots fired in apparent murder-suicide attempt
SANFORD, Fla. -- A mini-caravan of cop cars and other law enforcement vehicles descended on a quiet neighborhood Wednesday in this waterfront city in response to what appeared to be a domestic-related attempted murder suicide involving gunfire with a young pronounced dead on arrival at Seminole County Regional Hospital and her boyfriend barely clinging to life after surgery.
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.
Volusia County Supervisor of Elections Lisa Lewis: Monday is the deadline to register to vote in Aug. 30 primary
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Monday is the deadline to register to vote or update your party affiliation in Volusia County and elsewhere across the Sunshine State in order to participate in the Aug. 30 primary.
"Voters are encouraged to double check their voter registration information, update their signatures, and be aware of the following deadlines in advance of the 2016 Primary Election on Tuesday, Aug. 30," Volusia County Supervisor of Elections Lisa Lewis stressed in a public service announcement emailed to Headline Surfer.
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.
PONCE INLET, Fla. -- Joseph Perrone didn't have to look over his shoulder in his re-election bid on the Ponce Inlet Town Council.
That's because neither Perrone nor his colleague, Bill Milano, had any opposition when the noon deadline Friday for qualifying had come and gone, for their respective elective offices, seats 4 and 2.