MIAMI (AP) — A section of road that leads to the South Florida high school that Trayvon Martin attended now bears the name of the Black teenager whose 2012 death sparked a movement for social...
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Today is Monday, July 13, the 195th day of 2020. There are 171 days left in the year.
MIAMI (AP) — The mother of Trayvon Martin joined hundreds of demonstrators at a rally in downtown Miami on Sunday, demanding racial equality following the death of George Floyd last month at the...
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — In a case involving Florida's controversial “stand your ground” law, Gov. Ron DeSantis has been asked to reinvestigate the fatal shooting of a drunken, unarmed man who...
BARTOW, Fla. (AP) — Neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman, who was acquitted of the 2012 killing of Trayvon Martin, is suing the teen's parents, family attorney, the attorney's book...
MIAMI (AP) — A mother who turned to activism after the slaying of her black teen son Trayvon Martin has announced she is running for office in Miami.
MIAMI (AP) — The ex-neighborhood watch volunteer who killed an unarmed black teen in Florida in 2012 has been banned from the dating app Tinder.
SANFORD, Fla. (AP) — A Florida judge agreed to let former neighborhood watch leader George Zimmerman serve probation for a year after his attorney entered a no contest plea Tuesday to resolve a misdemeanor charge of stalking a private investigator associated with a documentary on the black teenager Zimmerman killed.
BARTOW, Fla. (AP) — A Florida judge has set bail at $150,000 for a former city commissioner accused of fatally shooting a shoplifter at his store.
News outlets report the judge on Thursday also ordered Michael Dunn to remain under house arrest after he leaves jail. The judge said Dunn isn't allowed to work in the Army/Navy surplus store he co-owns in Lakeland because it sells firearms. He was also ordered to surrender any weapons he owns.
BARTOW, Fla. (AP) — The attorney who defended George Zimmerman in the fatal shooting of Trayvon Martin has joined the legal team of a former Florida city commissioner charged with fatally shooting a man he accused of shoplifting.
SANFORD, Fla. (AP) — Former neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman will plead no contest to resolve a misdemeanor charge accusing him of stalking a private investigator working for a documentary filmmaker, Zimmerman's attorney said in court Wednesday.
Zimmerman will enter a written plea of no contest next month and serve some probation, though the length of probation and other terms won't be disclosed until the plea is entered, said Zimmerman's attorney, Zahra Umansky.
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A judge overseeing a misdemeanor stalking charge involving former neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman has warned attorneys not to attempt to retry a previous murder case that ended with his acquittal.
The judge on Wednesday told attorneys at Zimmerman's pretrial hearing not to "open old wounds."
SANFORD, Fla. (AP) — The ex-neighborhood watch volunteer who killed a black teen in Florida in 2012 says he's $2.5 million in debt and has no income.
George Zimmerman filed paperwork detailing his financial state as he fights a misdemeanor stalking charge.
The Orlando Sentinel reports a public defender filed a not-guilty plea for Zimmerman and a request for a jury trial.
SANFORD, Fla. (AP) — A private investigator who says George Zimmerman stalked him with texts and phone calls won't be getting a restraining order.
A judge in Florida on Monday denied the investigator's request for the injunction against Zimmerman.
Zimmerman didn't show up for the court hearing in Sanford, Florida. He was charged with misdemeanor stalking earlier this year.
SANFORD, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say George Zimmerman threatened a private investigator working for a documentary filmmaker.
Court records show Zimmerman was issued a summons for a May 30 arraignment on a charge of misdemeanor stalking.
A sheriff's report says the investigator contacted Zimmerman in September on behalf of Michael Gasparro, who is making a documentary on Trayvon Martin. The series is being produced by rapper Jay-Z.
NEW YORK (AP) — Six years after his death, Trayvon Martin's name is known throughout the country as a symbol of social injustice and a rallying cry for the Black Lives Matter movement his killing helped forge.
PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — A judge late Tuesday postponed a hearing that will decide whether a fired Florida police officer who fatally shot a stranded and legally armed black motorist should stand trial.
Circuit Judge Samantha Schosberg Feuer postponed the two-day "stand your ground" hearing for Nouman Raja, which had been scheduled to begin Wednesday. It is now set for May 8. No reason was immediately given.
MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Rapper Jay-Z brought his star power to a Florida peace rally in memory of slain teenager Trayvon Martin, who would have turned 23 this month.
Local news outlets report that Jay-Z joined Martin's parents onstage Saturday in Miami Gardens at the sixth annual Peace Walk & Peace Talk. The rally honors gun violence victims including Martin, who Jay-Z described as a beacon of light.
SYDNEY (AP) — The awarding of the Sydney Peace Prize to the Black Lives Matter movement for its work highlighting American race issues is being hailed by local activists as a progressive step, but is also shining a spotlight on Australia's own struggles with race relations.
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Trayvon Martin's parents say they hope that by telling their story in a new book, they can pay tribute to their son and help others.
"Rest in Power" by Sybrina Fulton and Tracy Martin was released Tuesday.
The book's narration alternates between Fulton and Martin describing their lives before Trayvon Martin was killed by George Zimmerman five years ago and the impact of his death.
SANFORD, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say a sheriff's deputy ordered George Zimmerman to leave a central Florida bar after Zimmerman accused a black customer of hitting him and used a racial slur.
Citing an incident report, news outlets report the bar manager asked Seminole County deputies to remove Zimmerman on Wednesday because he yelled at a female employee, snatched a credit card from her and used a racial slur.
SANFORD, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man who fired at George Zimmerman's vehicle during a road-rage confrontation has been sentenced to 20 years in prison.
The Orlando Sentinel reports (http://bit.ly/2elGjhx ) that at the sentencing hearing Monday morning, Zimmerman said 38-year-old Matthew Apperson showed no regard for human life during the May 2015 confrontation, and even seemed joyful because he mistakenly thought he'd killed Zimmerman.
Ken Bone is learning the hard way what it's like to be famous.
The 34-year-old undecided voter from Illinois became an overnight sensation following his appearance in a bright red sweater at the second presidential debate last weekend. He answered questions from Reddit users late Thursday and early Friday.
SANFORD, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man who fired a gun at George Zimmerman's vehicle during a road-rage confrontation was convicted Friday of attempted second-degree murder.
Jurors also found Matthew Apperson, 37, guilty of shooting into a vehicle and aggravated assault with a firearm, local news organizations reported. He faces sentencing Oct. 17.
Apperson testified that he acted in self-defense last year. He said he fired at Zimmerman during the confrontation because Zimmerman flashed a gun.
SANFORD, Fla. (AP) — George Zimmerman testified that he was driving to a doctor's appointment when he noticed he was being pursued by a vehicle whose driver later pulled up, exchanged words and fired one gunshot at him that missed.
"I heard a bang and my ears started ringing," Zimmerman, 32, told the jury in the attempted second-degree murder trial of Matthew Apperson, 37. The trial opened Tuesday in the Seminole County Courthouse.