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Will community react to Ferguson trial like Zimmerman trial?

Ferguson is preparing in some of the same ways Sanford had to prepare in the George Zimmerman murder trial.

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Zimmerman civil rights case set

A federal grand jury is scheduled to begin hearing the civil rights case against George Zimmerman in  Orlando.

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Zimmerman case to federal court

A federal grand jury is expected to hear testimony surrounding the George Zimmerman case.

Transcript of CNN/WJXT gubernatorial debate

CNN and WJXT-TV partnered to host the nationally televised debate between gubernatorial candidates Charlie Crist (D) and incumbent Gov. Rick Scott (R). The hour-long debate was moderated by CNN’s Jake Tapper and News4Jax's Kent Justice and aired live at 7p.m. 

US commission weighs in on 'stand your ground'

Experts tell a federal civil rights commission evaluating racial disparities in "stand your ground" laws that they benefited whites more than blacks.

Zimmerman atty. talks Dunn verdict

A day after 12 jurors convicted Michael Dunn of first-degree murder for shooting and killing 17-year-old Jordan Davis, high-profile defense attorney Mark O'Mara weighed in on the outcome.

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'Trayvon Martin Project' debuts

A new play that focuses on the Trayvon Martin case will debut Friday night at a Central Florida theatre.

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Report: Zimmerman charges unlikely

The Washington Post reports the Department of Justice is not expected to move forward with civil rights charges against George Zimmerman.

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Jury finds Dunn guilty of murder

The jury has found Michael Dunn guilty of first-degree murder in the shooting death of 17-year-old Jordan Davis.

Brother gives Zimmerman details

Robert Zimmerman opens up to GQ Magazine about what life was like for the family before, during and after his brother's murder trial.

Cops: Zimmerman threatened man

Police say George Zimmerman threatened to kill a man during a road rage incident in Lake Mary, but he was not arrested.

Cops: Zimmerman threatened man

Police say George Zimmerman threatened to kill a man during a road rage incident in Lake Mary, but he was not arrested.

ME presents unheard evidence

He claims his findings were changed after he was fired, and now the medical examiner who performed the autopsies of two high-profile cases in Central Florida is speaking out.

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Zimmerman 'patrolling' shop after theft

Although he's not a hired security officer, George Zimmerman has been "patrolling" near a Volusia County gun shop after it was robbed, according to the owner.

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Zimmerman appealing NBC lawsuit

George Zimmerman is appealing a court ruling in his lawsuit against NBC for releasing edited versions of his 911 calls.

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Look back: George Zimmerman trial

On July 13, 2013, a Florida jury found George Zimmerman not guilty in the death of Trayvon Martin. The former neighborhood watchman never denied fatally shooting the unarmed teen, but he said he did so because he feared for his life. Take a look back at some of the highlights from Zimmerman's highly publicized trial.

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In the courtroom: George Zimmerman verdict

On July 13, 2013, a Florida jury found George Zimmerman not guilty in the death of Trayvon Martin. Take a look at scenes from the courtroom on the day of the verdict.

Judge rules against Zimmerman

A judge rules against George Zimmerman in a defamation lawsuit he filed against NBC Universal over edited 911 calls made after Trayvon Martin was shot and killed in 2012.

Judge tosses part of Zimmerman case

A judge throws out a portion of George Zimmerman's defamation lawsuit against NBC Universal but ...

Zimmermans seek $600k from Barr

Attorneys for comedienne Roseanne Barr say George Zimmerman's parents want her to pay them over $600,000

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Tracy Martin wants son in history books

The father of Trayvon Martin hopes his son's death re-ignites the fight for civil rights and teaches tolerance.


Barr wants Zimmerman lawsuit tossed

Actress Roseanne Barr acknowledges making a Twitter post listing the address and telephone number of George Zimmerman's parents, but ...

Zimmerman: I'm trying to be good person

The former neighborhood watch volunteer who was acquitted of murder for fatally shooting Trayvon Martin says he's trying to be a good person and ...

Hundreds march to protest 'stand your ground'

The families of Jordan Davis, Trayvon Martin and Marissa Alexander joined the Rev. Al Sharpton and several hundred others in a protest outside the state Capitol on Monday.

Stand your ground protest in Tallahassee

Local 6's Bridgette Ellison reports on a stand your ground protest in Tallahassee.

George Zimmerman appears at local gun show

Controversy over a George Zimmerman appearance moved a gun show across town over the weekend.

Martin, Davis families team up in rally

The parents of slain teen Jordan Davis say they will join the parents of slaying victim Trayvon Martin and the widow of a man shot to death in a Florida movie theater to talk with legislators in Tallahassee about the state's so-called stand your ground law.


On this day: February 26

The Grand Canyon becomes a national park, Michael Jackson's "Thriller" album hits No. 1, a truck bomb explodes under the World Trade Center, and teenager Trayvon Martin is shot and killed, all on this day.

Pics released of Zimmerman weapons

The Seminole County Sheriff's Office released pictures showing the collection of weapons found the day George Zimmerman was arrested on charges of assaulting his girlfriend.

Zimmerman talks life after trial

George Zimmerman says he can't go anywhere without thinking he will be murdered.

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