July 3rd, 2013
12:25 AM ET

George Zimmerman's gun

Zimmerman's handgun was designed to be concealed, carried, and ready to shoot. Will that affect his trial's outcome?

May 27th, 2013
10:04 PM ET

Fight over evidence in Trayvon Martin case

David Mattingly reports on the events that have unfolded in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin and the subsequent trial of George Zimmerman, who is charged with second-degree murder. The 17-year-old was killed in Sanford, Florida in February 2012.

Jury selection begins in a few weeks and the men and women selected must decide if the incident was self-defense, as Zimmerman claims, or murder. But there is currently a dispute about photos of Martin and text messages sent from the teen's cell phone the day he was killed. The prosecutor doesn't want jurors to see them, but the defense argues the texts indicate Martin's demeanor before the conflict with Zimmerman.

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April 10th, 2013
10:00 PM ET

Hear call from firefighter taken hostage

CNN's David Mattingly reports on a scanner call from firefighters explaining that they've been taken hostage inside a Georgia house about 30 miles northeast of Atlanta. The standoff ended after SWAT team members entered the residence when they believed the four  firefighters were in immediate danger.

They exchanged gunfire with the suspect who is no longer alive. One officer was shot during the rescue operation, but the Gwinnett County police spokesman says the injury is not life-threatening. All of the hostages are safe and suffered only minor injuries due to the explosives used by the SWAT team to distract the suspect.

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March 5th, 2013
11:20 AM ET

Dive inside a sinkhole

CNN's David Mattingly goes inside a massive sinkhole carved out of solid limestone by drops of water. Accompanying him is geologist Jerry Black who says there are openings in the earth like that all over Florida. The size can be deceptive, with the caverns much larger than they appear from the surface.

Watch Sinkhole victim's brother: I have nothing

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July 31st, 2012
10:18 PM ET

Aurora victim making 'miracle' recovery

Doctors are amazed at the rate Petra Anderson is recovering. She's a victim of the Aurora shooting who survived a shotgun pellet entering her brain.

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May 8th, 2012
11:28 PM ET

Pastor: Never said 'beat gay out of kids'

Pastor Sean Harris explains what he meant when he told parents to punch children who demonstrate homosexual behavior.

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April 20th, 2012
11:57 PM ET

Zimmerman surprises with court apology

David Mattingly walks us through George Zimmerman's bond hearing, including an apology to the victim's family who was sitting in the courtroom.

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