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That's what a tipster told the F.B.I. about Nikolas Cruz, the Florida school shooting suspect, last month. But the agency didn't follow through on the tip. In an unusually sharp public rebuke of his own agents, Attorney General Jeff Sessions said that the missed warnings had had "tragic consequences" and that ...
He was on a previously scheduled trip to his hotel in Florida for the weekend. About speaking with victims he said: "It's sad something like that could happen." Why it matters: Trump did not address calls for more gun control in response to the shooting. According to the AP, he "ignored a shouted question about whether guns ...

Daniel Medeiros was in a fourth-period English class, feeling worn down by a lesson on sonnets when the fire alarm went off. "Oh yeah," he thought to himself. "Sweet." Moments earlier, Haeseung Lee had left his psychology class to go to the bathroom when he heard a succession of bangs. What he knows ...
The scathing indictment unsealed Friday by special counsel Robert Mueller outlines a multi-state scheme to influence the outcome of the 2016 presidential election. But the document makes clear that the operation in Florida, the nation's largest swing state, was in a class by itself. The indictment is packed ...
As authorities worked to verify information about the gunman after a 14 February 2018 mass shooting at a school in Parkland, Florida, internet trolls searched for any piece of media (real or fake) they could use to demonize their political opponents. Some such trolls spread a photograph that they claimed ...

Senator Marco Rubio, Republican of Florida, who said this week that gun restrictions would not have prevented the shooting, also made brief remarks. Mr. Rubio, who flew to Florida from Washington on Friday with the president, has asked Congress to investigate how the F.B.I. failed to act on a tip about the ...
Pressure is mounting on the FBI Director to resign after his agency admitted it failed to investigate a warning that the man accused of killing 17 people at a Florida high school possessed a gun and the desire to kill. The disclosure spread angry disbelief among residents of the Miami suburb of Parkland ...
In the shooting Wednesday at Marjory Stoneman Douglas high school in Parkland, Fla., 17 people lost their lives. Two of those who were killed were beloved coaches. Aaron Feis was an assistant football coach and security guard at the school, while Chris Hixon was the athletic director and wrestling ...
For the latest on the Florida school shooting, read Friday's live updates. Parkland, Fla. -- Before he was hauled into a jailhouse hearing room on Thursday, head bowed and shackled at the wrists and ankles, Nikolas Cruz had been causing trouble as long as anyone here could remember. Neighbors ...
(CNN) Mark Bogen, the vice mayor of Florida's Broward County, said Friday that President Donald Trump's expected visit with the victims of the Parkland ... Trump announced on twitter Friday morning that he'll be leaving for Florida later to "meet with some of the bravest people on earth -- but people whose ...
The country is still grappling with Wednesday's deadly mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas high school in Florida that left 17 dead, and many of us are eager to do whatever we can to help those affected. One of the most significant ways we can assist is by providing some financial relief to the ...
Tales of heroism are emerging after a mass shooting at a Florida high school on Wednesday left 17 people dead. Staff at the school have been praised for protecting students as they were forced to hide under desks and in cupboards to avoid being shot. One teacher was killed while attempting to barricade a classroom door ...
"I will be leaving for Florida today to meet with some of the bravest people on earth -- but people whose lives have been totally shattered," Trump tweeted Friday morning. "Am also working with Congress on many fronts." It was not immediately clear whether Trump would be heading to Parkland, Florida, the ...
Pretty blue balloons with nasty stinging tentacles have washed up on South Florida's beaches, with the arrival of Portuguese man-of-war season. Lifeguard stands across the region are flying purple sea pest flags, as ocean winds blow these unwelcome visitors toward shore. On Sunday alone, lifeguards in ...

A pioneer from Kentucky named William Wolfskill is credited with kick-starting the industry in the 1840s when he planted the first commercial groves in Los Angeles. Wolfskill grew rich shipping his oranges to Northern California, where commerce was supercharged by the Gold Rush. Other growers caught ...
Deputies: baby without car seat falls out of SUV in Florida, hit by truck. Mary Stringini. 6:53 AM, Feb 13, 2018. 2 hours ago ... A 1-year-old Florida boy was struck by a truck after falling out of a moving SUV on Monday in Jacksonville, according to deputies. Jacksonville Fire Rescue responded to the scene of a traffic crash at ...
"Northern Florida people in the Central Time zone overwhelmingly want to stay where they are," said committee Chairman Bill Montford, ... Montford is among three Northwest Florida senators who had earlier announced they were "adamantly opposed" to moving the entire state into the Eastern Time zone.
fishermen Drag Endangered Hammerhead Shark Onto Florida Beach. An enraged boater recorded the incident and shouted for the men to release the creature. By Mary Papenfuss ...
An emergency suspension order that the Florida Department of Health slapped on pharmacy technicians Annia Marrero and Zugeilys Castillo last month adds another link between the Miami-Dade cousins. From November 2013 through May 1, 2016, by their own admission, the pair committed $2.6 million ...
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (The News Service of Florida) - Florida cities have some perks when it comes to healthy living, but overall they don't make the cut when it comes to a newly published list of healthiest cities in the United States. Orlando is Florida's healthiest city, ranking No. 31 on a list published ...
In this 2016 file photo, Scott Charney, corporate vice president of Microsoft's Trustworthy Computing Group, delivers the afternoon keynote address during the Florida Center for Cybersecurity's third annual conference in the Tampa Convention Center. The center has released its latest report on the state of ...
When Florida cops look for distinguishing characteristics among their suspects, they can often count on distinctive ink to help them find the perps. There was the suspect who got his head tattooed to look like Tom Brady's football helmet (and boy howdy is he probably disappointed with that Super Bowl ...
A Florida animal rescue has found a small orange and white cat with multiple arrow wounds. Feb. 13, 2018, at ... The Tampa Bay Times reports the cat was seen in Zephyrhills, Florida, several times last week before St. Francis Society Animal Rescue volunteers caught the cat Thursday night. A facebook ...
"No question that other companies around the world, they are looking at establishing facilities in Florida so they can be near the center of space activity," Space Florida President and CEO Frank DiBello said. "We want to drive all of those to create tourism and job opportunities for next-generation engineers ...
Hillsborough is one of 17 Florida counties that has partnered with the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency in a new model for enforcing immigration detainers. Under a Basic Ordering Agreement (BOA), the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office holds individuals for 48 hours after they ...
Tampa, Fla. -- A woman gave birth to a baby girl while at the Florida State Fair Friday evening with the help of deputies. BREAKING: These two @HCSOSheriff deputies delivered a baby girl! Only at the #FloridaStateFair baby's head was in mom's pants. He told the father, "that's your wife, you take those ...
When most people think about climate change -- if they do at all -- what usually comes to mind is melting glaciers, starving polar bears and flood waters lapping at the doors of Miami Beach condo buildings. The popular thought is that the future impacts of a warming globe are just that, problems for the ...
Pompano Beach, Fla. - You can find them hanging on the streets and gathering in parking lots at area businesses, leading to complaints from people in the northwest section of Pompano Beach who say they're disrupting the neighborhood. No, it's not wild teens, it's wild chickens that are multiplying at an ...
The National Council on Home Safety and Security released its list of the safest cities in Florida, and five Treasure Coast cities and four Space Coast cities landed in the top 100. Although Florida's average of 5.18 violent crimes and 34.46 property crimes per 1,000 people places it in the middle of the pack ...
TALLAHASSEE -- State lawmakers continue to craft Tax Relief for Florida's storm-battered citrus industry, as President Donald Trump signed off Friday on billions of dollars in much-anticipated federal disaster relief. A spending bill approved by Congress and Trump includes nearly $90 billion for disaster ...
State Sen. Rob Bradley, R-Fleming Island, grew up near from the spring in Green Cove Springs. Bradley, the Senate appropriations chairman, has been leading efforts to get money for the preservation of Florida's natural assets - from the St. Johns River, springs and Keystone lakes in North Florida to the ...
Sen. Marco Rubio is asking Attorney General Jeff Sessions and two federal agencies to look into "bad Actors" at unscrupulous drug treatment centers, citing a series of NBC News reports on kickbacks and deadly overdoses at rehabs in South Florida. In a letter to Sessions on Tuesday, the Florida ...
Robert E. Lee and Confederate President Jefferson Davis, along with a Confederate Memorial Day, would no longer be legal holidays in Florida under a bill approved by a Senate ... The bill would remove the Lee, Davis and Confederate days from a list of 21 legal holidays on the books in Florida. However ...
In December residents began hearing that Harry Harris Park, which is still closed to the public, would be used as a disaster Debris Management Site by the Florida fish and Wildlife conservation Commission and other agencies. The park would be used as a holding area for damaged boats, and possibly ...
After considering more than 100 proposals in committees, the Florida Constitution Revision Commission is ready to move into its next phase, starting with a public hearing Tuesday in Davie. The scheduled six-hour hearing, which starts at 1 p.m. at Nova Southeastern University, is the first of five public ...
Jacksonville - Today, Governor Rick Scott announced $35 million in awards for nine Florida job Growth Grant Fund projects across the state. This includes $6 million for the City of Jacksonville to construct a new 1.5-mile access-roadway to the city-owned Cecil commerce Center ...
An inmate has died after being found unresponsive in a general population unit at a Florida jail. Feb. 6, 2018, at 9:12 ... Officials in Escambia County said in a news release that the 37-year-old inmate died Monday evening after arriving at a hospital in Pensacola in Florida's panhandle. The release says the ...
Florida Speaker of the House Richard Corcoran says instead of offering tax incentives to lure businesses such as Amazon's HQ2 to build here, the state can attract companies with low crime, low taxes, low regulation, good infrastructure and a great education system. From my perspective, we're 2-for-5 on ...
Since the legalization of medical marijuana in Florida two years ago, cannabis businesses have been opening all over the Sunshine State, creating new jobs within the health industry. HempStaff, a Key Largo, Florida-based company, has been offering marijuana dispensary training around the country, and ...
Florida's Pinellas County covers the full range. More than two dozen communities populate the gulf Coast peninsula anchored by St. Petersburg. Most are divided between what's locally known as "The Burg," meaning the city and adjacent suburbs, and "The Beach," a string of barrier islands near Tarpon ...
The proposed fixes also include long-term projects, such as completing construction at the Turnpike interchange where it intersects with I-75 by 2019, and starting to widen Florida's Turnpike between the Lake and Sumter county line, CR 468 interchange and I-75. Those improvements also call for studying ...
Across Florida, the average of $2.61 per gallon is 16 cents higher than last month and 32 cents higher than this date in 2017. There are several locations to find gas cheaper than that. In Broward County, the lowest gas price is $2.49 at the Valero along Southwest 24th Street and 12th Avenue in Fort ...
Subway has partnered with the Florida Department of agriculture and consumer Services to promote its use of tomatoes, cucumbers and green peppers from Florida. Subways throughout the state will use Fresh From Florida advertising and marketing material February through April, according to a news ...
The epidemic of assignment of benefits (AOB) abuse that has been plaguing Florida for several years is only getting worse, says a new report from the Florida Office of insurance Regulation (OIR). The most recent data call of water or roof damage homeowners claims closed between Jan. 1, 2015 and June ...
MARATHON, Fla. - Last week was a busy one for inspectors with the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation as state records show 11 restaurants were ordered shut. Pi Bon Gou in Pompano Beach was ordered shut for the fourth time since 2015.
Cooper, local elected officials and representatives from coastal communities met Saturday morning with Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke to urge him to exempt the Tar Heel State from the fed's plan like he did for Florida. Zinke exempted Florida, Cooper said, because of the state's dependence on tourism and ...
Yet another website has come to the wholly unoriginal conclusion that Florida is the worst state, based upon cheeky rankings by writers who presumably have never lived here. This time, Thrillist jumped on the Florida-sucks bandwagon. You know what else is not so grand? Everywhere else but Florida ...


 

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