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(NBC) - A proposal to allow school staffers to carry guns and spring into action in the event of a school shooting has divided a Florida district. After the Brevard County sheriff's office recently suggested the idea, hundreds of school employees quickly volunteered to do double duty as armed ...
He served at two law enforcement agencies before joining the Gilchrist County Sheriff's Office in 2016. He is survived by his wife and two young children, officials said. Lindsey was 25 and had been with the Gilchrist Sheriff's Office for more than three years. Schultz told reporters Thursday he wanted to ... Florida gunman

HERNANDO COUNTY, Fla. -- Deputies arrested a 71-year-old Hernando County Commissioner on Thursday for allegedly hiring a prostitute and letting his home be used as a house brothel. In February, deputies were called to the home of Hernando County Commissioner Nick Nicholson because ...
The association was explaining its opposition to a proposed constitutional amendment that would bar voters in Florida counties governed by charters from exercising their right to turn some local elective offices into appointed ones. But the principle the group articulated also applies to an Orange ...
The national organization maintains a body of standards on public safety initiatives and establishes and administers the accreditation process. The Broward County Commissioners and the Florida State House of Representatives are also investigating the law enforcement response to the Parkland shooting. Israel
Florida lawmakers recently created a program to allow schools to have armed employees on campus, as part of an expanded security measure. Most superintendents and school boards have balked. But not the folks in Bay County, in Florida's Panhandle, where people still remember a gunman shooting ...

The county would require participants to undergo more than 130 hours of training over about five weeks during the summer, including 80 hours of firearms instruction. That training would be overseen by the county sheriff's office. Tina Descovich, one of five members of the school board, said various ... Brevard County
School boards in Alachua, Bay, Broward, Clay, Duval, Hamilton, Lee, Orange Pinellas, Polk, St. Lucie, Volusia and Wakulla counties filed the lawsuit last year arguing, at least in part, that HB 7069 infringed on their constitutional authority to operate public schools within their districts. The Collier ... Florida
A school resource officer at Forest High School in Ocala, Florida, first heard what he believed to be a loud "bang" sound at 8:39 a.m., Marion County Sheriff Billy Woods told reporters in a briefing Friday. Nearly three minutes later, the officer located the shooter and was able to take him or her into custody. student school shooting
Pasco County, Florida, officials are considering a plan to build a $550 million tunnel underneath a chronically congested intersection about 20 miles north of Tampa, according to the Tampa Bay Times. This "cut and cover" approach would cost more than four times that of one of the alternatives, which ...
There is no consensus on this," Polk County School Board member Billy Townsend said of the Florida Legislature during an interview outside his home near .... In recent weeks, Judd said his office has fielded requests for sentinel program information from five more private schools and 11 Florida counties.
Jail overcrowding in southern Indiana's largest county has local officials looking to other states for possible solutions. ... The Evansville Courier & Press reports Wedding and other officials traveled this past week to Florida, where they toured a jail near Gainesville for ideas on designing and operating a ...
HEMPFIELD TOWNSHIP (KDKA) — A Florida woman was killed in a two-vehicle accident in Westmoreland County on Friday. It happened just before 5 p.m. on Mount Pleasant Road in Hempfield Township. According to Pennsylvania State Police, 53-year-old Randi Jo Clair, of Lady Lake, Fla., was ...
The line between city and county affects everything from emergency services to infrastructure to the ability to vote in municipal elections. Strangely-shaped city outlines are not rare, especially in Florida where the city limits are determined mainly by voluntary annexation, but Crestview looks more extreme ...
ZOLFO SPRINGS, Fla. (WFLA) - A Florida Missing Child Alert has been issued for a 2-month-old girl last seen in Zolfo Springs. Diana Hernandez-Santellan is 2'5" and 30 pounds. She has black hair and brown eyes. She was last seen in the 2000 block of Schoolhouse Road in Zolfo Springs. She was last ...
CANTON — Stark County's head juvenile court prosecutor tapped a few keys on her computer and showed that 43 students in Stark County alone have been charged with making threats against their schools since the Feb. 14 mass shooting at a Florida high school. The data file pulled up by Michelle ...
A few Florida counties, especially those in rural areas, did not share in the same growth trend experienced statewide. Franklin County, in the Panhandle, lost population last year, dropping from 11,799 to 11,727. It experienced modest declines in 2011 and 2013 as well. Gadsden County, which borders ...

Collier County on Florida's southwest coast ranks second, followed by Martin County at No. 4 and Seminole County at No. 5. Sarasota County is sixth and Lafayette County is ninth. On the other end of the spectrum are the most rural of Florida's 67 counties. Union County was dead last in the state rankings.
Ranking of Florida counties based on health outcomes, including premature death and low birth weight. ... Seminole County once again ranks among the five healthiest counties in Florida, while the rankings for Lake, Orange and Osceola counties remained comparable to last year's, according to the 2018 ...
(KMSP) - Authorities in Marion County, Florida, are investigating an attempted double murder-suicide involving a Minnesota man and Wisconsin woman Saturday morning in the Ocala National Forest. Deputies responded to the area of Forest Road 88, about two miles north of East State Road 40, after ...
Go to amvetspost1992.org. CAREERSOURCE CENTRAL FLORIDA: From 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1 to 4 p.m. every Wednesday at Sumter Adult Education Center, 1425 County Road 526A in Sumterville. Walk-in services for scholarship applications, resume writing, job search assistance and online learning.
Dr. Greg Killough, Superintendent of Roanoke County Public Schools says that some students are planning to walk out of class for 17 minutes at 10 a.m. in response to the Parkland, Florida school shooting. Killough said in a statement that students that wish to participate will not be penalized in any way.
Recent threats in local schools are part of a national uptick since the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting, according to the Educator's School Safety Network. There have been 810 school-based incidents and threats since Feb. 15, the day after the shooting at the Parkland, Fla., high school, ...
SATSUMA, Fla. - A Gainesville woman was killed early Saturday morning in a crash in Satsuma, according to the Florida Highway Patrol. Troopers said Kelly Archer-Wortman, 48, was rear-ended by car on State Road 100 near County Road 309C at 2:44 a.m. She was died when her car was knocked into a ...
Florida Highway Patrol officials seized a host of different types of drugs, including 8 pounds of marijuana, during an intensified traffic enforcement operation ... LUCIE COUNTY — More than 50 people were arrested by officials in St. Lucie and Okeechobee counties as part of several days of law enforcement ...
In a one-page filing in Circuit Court in Broward County, Mr. Cruz's lawyers said he would stand mute. Under Florida's court procedures, the decision has the effect of a not guilty plea, but it may help insulate Mr. Cruz and his defense lawyers from perceptions that they are contesting his culpability in crimes to ...
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Arming school employees with guns has been a hot topic of conversation since the deadly mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland. News4Jax has been gathering information from Northeast Florida counties on how our district leaders feel about having ...
Florida's Broward County school district is believed to be the first to stop accepting NRA money after a gunman killed 17 people at one of its schools Feb. 14. .... Nearly three-quarters of the schools that received grants are in counties that voted for President Donald Trump in the 2016 election, while a quarter ...
“We are hoping that the Legislature can keep focused on the opioid issue,” said Mark Fontaine, executive director of the Florida Alcohol and Drug Abuse ... Sarasota, Duval and Bay are among 10 Florida counties that use the naltrexone program in jails, with Manatee County among four more ready to seek ...
Called Manasota Key Offshore, the site is off of Sarasota County and appears to have been preserved in what was at the time a freshwater peat pond. Although other sites in Florida predate this one by thousands of years, researchers called this latest discovery unprecedented. "Despite thousands and ...
They were the 10th and 11th panthers killed this year, all by vehicles in Collier and Hendry counties. Vehicles killed seven panthers in February, making it the deadliest month for the endangered species since eight were killed by vehicles in April 2016. Last year 24 panthers were found dead on Southwest ...
Belin said that the students from Marshall County are joining Student Voice Team members from across the state — including Daviess, Green, Boone, Fayette, Nicholasville, Jefferson, Magoffin and Woodford counties — to help design, implement, and promote the March 20 teach-in and rally. “The reality ...
Two cities in Palm Beach County, along with six other cities in Florida, ranked among the top 100 most dangerous cities in the United States, according to a new report by Neighborhood Scout ... In Palm Beach County, Riviera Beach made the list as the 30th most dangerous city, and Lake Worth as the 31st.
A Colorado cannabis company will open three dispensaries in a Florida county that had previously tried to avoid approving its application by issuing a temporary moratorium on marijuana businesses. The Green Solution plans to add three medical marijuana dispensaries to its fold in Osceola County, ...
A Kentucky county school board voted unanimously in favor of a preliminary measure that could lead to arming teachers with concealed guns amid a national conversation about school shootings. The motion passed Monday night, allowing the Pike County School Board's attorney to begin working with the ...
“We had issues of people traveling from one county to another and acquiring something that was allowed one place and banned in another,” Caranna said in an interview earlier this month. “A number of cities and counties decided they were going to break the law. They made the conscious decision to say, ...
SILVER SPRING, Md. - Students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida were on Capitol Hill meeting with lawmakers Monday. From there, they went straight to Montgomery County to meet with other students for a conversation at Montgomery Blair High School in Silver Spring. The event ...
Broward, Palm Beach and Miami-Dade counties are all among the top 10 of Florida's healthiest counties for the first time in nine years that County Health Rankings has been compiled by the University of Wisconsin's Population Health Institute and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.
VOLUSIA COUNTY, Fla. - A Florida county is planning on punishing the parents of students caught making threats to schools. Volusia County Sheriff Michael Chitwood says families will be forced to pay for the law enforcement response to the threats.
Update 7:45 p.m.. The sister of the University of West Florida student murdered in 1993 held her composure as she made an emotional address to the media after the execution of her sister's killer, Eric Branch. "We have mourned her longer than she was with us," said Wendy Morris Hill, the sister of Susan ...
The school shooting in Florida that left 17 people dead highlights a need for more school social workers and counselors, Wake County school board members say. Students need to be able to talk to trained professionals after traumatic incidents, even when tragedies aren't close to home, board ...
“Let's be clear: Their actions have serious consequences and will result in their arrest,” Casselberry Police Chief Larry Krantz said in a statement Thursday, after a 12-year-old girl was arrested as a suspect in threats against three Seminole County schools. Authorities were made aware of threats the student ...
In Martin County, some Sheriff's Office deputies have been temporarily reassigned to assist in security in the schools, and some patrol units are keeping in ..... after a Snapchat image warning of "Round 2 of Florida tomorrow" circulated on the Internet, spreading to schools in St. Lucie and Martin counties.
The Polk County Sheriff's Office, in partnership with Webber International University, is establishing the Sheriff's Sentinel Program to enhance the safety of an already safe and secure community of students, faculty, staff, and guests at the University's campus in Babson Park, Florida. "Prayers are not enough ...
Jeff Bell, president of Broward County Sheriff's Deputies association, said he doesn't foresee any major problems with the officers' handling of the calls. The sheriff's office released details on the 23 calls. Two calls involving the deputies are under investigation. The first call being reviewed is from February 5 ...
(AP) -- The sheriff of the Florida county where a shooter killed 17 people at a high school last week has ordered all deputies who qualify to begin carrying rifles on school grounds. Broward Sheriff Scott Israel said at a news conference Wednesday that the rifles will be locked in a patrol car when not in use ...
BROWARD COUNTY, Fl. – The sheriff of the Florida county where a shooter killed 17 people at a high school last week has ordered all deputies who qualify to begin carrying rifles on school grounds. Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel said at a news conference Wednesday that the rifles will be locked in a ...
McDonnell said that it was not clear how serious the Whittier student was about committing violence, but after the attack in Florida investigators' "main interest was to avoid letting anything like that happen." In the last week, heavy criticism has been lobbed at the FBI for failing to act on a tip about threats ...
INDIAN RIVER COUNTY — Community members who prayed, sang and wiped tears away Friday night at a healing service were painfully aware of how painful being just two hours away from the deadliest school shooting in years can be. “We're two hours away and we can feel very powerfully the shock ...
(FAIRFAX, Va.) — More than 100 protesters stood outside the National Rifle Association headquarters in Fairfax, Virginia, on Friday night demanding action on gun control in the wake of Wednesday's school shooting in Florida. Among the attendees were friends of some of the 17 students and teachers who ...


 

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