Sanford teen’s killer in jail as Florida picks up the pieces from national scruitiny
George Zimmerman will remain in jail after his first court appearance earlier today where he pled not guilty to charges for the death of 17-year old Sanford teen, Trayvon Martin. The nation went into a frenzy after the 28-year old was not arrested for shooting and killing Martin. Now that Zimmerman is in custody, Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Nickelle Smith reports on the future of the case and racial issues it stirred across the country.
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Two Alachua County law enforcement officers were reprimanded after using an armored vehicle to pull a man over. Lucas Jewell was on his way home after the Orange and Blue game with one other passenger in his car.
Both the number of residents and reported incidents have increased at Dignity Village. Gainesville Mayor Ed Braddy and local PBA Representative Lt. Mike Schibuola discussed the rise of safety concerns for the local homeless community at a meeting Tuesday.
FDLE continues the investigation of a 16-month-old’s death. CCSO found the toddler unresponsive in a car Tuesday afternoon.
Florida man wanted for murder has been arrested in upstate New York. The 25-year-old is wanted in connection with the murder of Thomas Nelson, who was shot to death in a Florida parking lot in May.
Yowab Ben-Israel has been charged with robbing the 1401 N. Main Street post office on Tuesday and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. Police said Ben-Israel was injured by police gunfire after he pulled and pointed a gun at two responding deputies.