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People like to poke fun at Florida, but over the past month, the most impressive political movement ever put forth by a group of high school students has come straight out of Broward County. After the tragic February 14 shooting at Parkland's Marjory Stoneman Douglas high school that killed 17 people, ...
PEMBROKE PARK, Fla. - Ben Mendez was painting outside of the Broward Sheriff's Office substation in Pembroke Park when he heard a loud crash Monday. A Toyota Camry crossed a small garden, crashed through a window and into the government building at 3201 W. Hallandale Beach Blvd. When ...

If the county's board members were to actually make such a striking move, they'd almost certainly find themselves in Florida's legal crosshairs, since state law bars local officials from enacting their own gun measures. You know, for the sake of freedom and liberty and less regulation and all the other thinly ... rifle
A Broward County judge on Friday issued the state's first order temporarily removing guns from a person under Florida's new gun-control laws. Four firearms and 267 rounds of ammunition were ordered removed from a 56-year-old Lighthouse Point man who was determined to be a potential risk to himself ...
If the board agrees to place a referendum on the November ballot and county voters were to approve it, the measure would apply only in the county — if it ... “Current Florida gun laws have removed the protective layer of innocence from our children's young lives and have allowed deranged individuals to ...
Parkland, Florida (CNN) New documents obtained by CNN provide a glimpse into the Florida school shooter's life in the Broward County Jail. In observation reports from February 17 to 24, deputies described Nikolas Cruz's activities, demeanor and behavior. Throughout the week, Cruz was segregated ...

One person was killed and 17 others were injured Tuesday afternoon in a crash on Alligator Alley in Broward County. Battalion Chief Michael Kane, ... Lt. Alvaro Feola, a spokesman for the Florida Highway Patrol, said the van was full of friends and family from Fort Lauderdale. They were returning home ...
Activists protest in front of Kalashnikov USA, a gun manufacturer that makes an AK-47 rifle, on February 25, 2018 in Pompano Beach, Florida. The protesters were rallying for gun reform in light of the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on February 14. (Joe Raedle / Getty Images).
Preliminary evidence led detectives to believe that Pedro Torres killed his wife before fleeing to South Florida, according to a news release from the Indian River County Sheriff's Office. Sheriff Deryl Loar said the incident is domestic-related. Authorities have issued a "be on the lookout" alert for Torres, who ...
A sheriff's office captain told deputies to form a perimeter instead of rushing into the Florida high school where 17 people were killed in a mass shooting, according to documents obtained by the Miami Herald. The newspaper reported late Thursday that it had obtained a partial Broward Sheriff's Office ...
That said, he's a cop with a Broward County twist. He's the first Jewish sheriff in Florida history. He was outspoken about gun control long before Parkland, and he's emphasized diversity and progressive policing techniques like body cameras and a civil citation program for juveniles; the Florida Sheriffs ...
15, 2018 for a candlelight vigil in honor of the 17 victims of the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. ... The Broward County Sheriff's Office, barraged with criticism that officers failed to act on tips and warnings before the Parkland shooting that killed 17, arrested a ...
The Broward County Sheriff's Office responded to nearly 50 calls about Nikolas Cruz or his brother in the 10 years before he allegedly opened fire on his former Florida high school, new records reportedly show. Call logs obtained from the sheriff's office show authorities received 45 calls relating to Mr Cruz ...
24, 2018: The Broward County Sheriff's Office said it was investigating whether other deputies from the department did not go into Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School to engage the gunman. FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — The only armed sheriff's deputy at a Florida high school where 17 people were ...
When those Coral Springs police entered the building, the four original Broward officers on scene did not join them, sources told CNN. It's unclear whether the shooter was still in the building when they arrived. One day earlier, Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel held a press conference at which he ... Florida
Deputies guarding schools in Broward County will carry rifles, including AR-15s, under an order issued Wednesday by Broward Sheriff Scott Israel. Israel said the order applies only to deputies qualified on rifles and has the support of Broward schools Superintendent Robert Runcie after the Parkland ...
New reports reveal alleged south Florida shooter Nikolas Cruz was actually on the FBI's radar, students joked he would quote “shoot up the school” one day, and his step-mom died of ... "It's a horrific, horrific day," Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel said in a news conference in the hours after the shooting.

A Florida prosecutor said Tuesday that he would seek the death penalty against the man accused of killing 17 people last month at a high school in Parkland, moving the state closer to a rare trial for someone charged in a mass shooting. Michael J. Satz, the state attorney for Broward County, made his ...
Florida's House of Representatives has approved an investigation into how the Broward Sheriff's Office conducted itself before, during, and after the shooting at Stoneman Douglas. (The Broward County School Board, Broward County government, city of Coral Springs, and Palm Beach Sheriff's Office are ... Israel
Washington (CNN) As critics have taken aim at law enforcement for missing warning signs about South Florida school shooter Nikolas Cruz, public records have emerged that conflict with Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel's statements about the number of times deputies were dispatched to the shooter's ...
Scot Peterson, a former deputy with the Broward County sheriff's office, said in a statement released by his lawyer that he thought the gunfire originated from outside and reacted accordingly by waiting for the suspect there. The sheriff's office “trains its officers that in the event of outdoor gunfire one is to seek ...
Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel is defending his department's handling of events leading up to and including the Feb. 14 high school shooting in Parkland, Florida that left 17 people dead. In an interview with NBC News' Kerry Sanders about a call his department received on Nov. 30 last year warning ...
Broward County deputies received at least 18 calls warning them about Nikolas Cruz from 2008 to 2017, including concerns that he "planned to shoot up the school" and other threats and acts of violence before he was accused of killing 17 people at a high school. The warnings, made by concerned people ...
The national profile of Broward Sheriff's Office Sheriff Scott Israel may have risen sharply in the aftermath of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting, but the triumphs and missteps of the longtime South Florida cop have been well-documented over the past 10 years. So have Israel's strong ...
(CNN) When Coral Springs police officers arrived at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, on February 14 in the midst of the school shooting crisis, many officers were surprised to find not only that Broward County Sheriff's Deputy Scot Peterson, the armed school resource officer, ...
Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel announced during a Thursday news conference that Deputy Scot Peterson resigned after being suspended without pay. Israel said he made the decision after reviewing video surveillance and interviewing witnesses, including the deputy himself. The sheriff says Peterson ...
The only armed sheriff's deputy at a Florida high school where 17 people were killed took cover outside rather than charging into the building when the massacre began, the Broward County sheriff said on Thursday. The sheriff also acknowledged that his office received 23 calls related to the suspect going ...
Throughout Palm Beach, Broward, Martin and St. Lucie counties, students took to social media and showed the many ways they were remembering those killed in ... Broward County Public Schools is observing a moment of silence at 10:17 a.m. today, Wednesday, February 21, 2018, in memory of Marjory ...
The school shooting in Broward County Florida hit home for representatives of a Durham company that makes a device called the RhinoWare Door Barricade System. The device was developed in response to mass shootings inside buildings, especially schools. Just two weeks ago, Campus Safety ...
(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 school shooting is "absolutely absurd." "Him coming here is absolutely absurd, and he's a hypocrite," Bogen said of the President in an interview Friday ...
Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel and Broward County Schools Superintendent Robert W. Runcie listen as Florida Gov. Rick Scott speaks during a press conference outside Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Thursday morning, February 15, 2018, the day after former student Nikolas Cruz returned ...
The first funerals of victims of the Parkland, Florida, school shooting were planned for Friday, as the investigation continued into a massacre that claimed ... Detectives continued to investigate the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in this affluent community in northwest Broward County, as ...
It was one of the deadliest mass shootings to take place in Florida since the June 12, 2016 Pulse Nightclub shooting in Orlando that left 49 victims dead. ... Hours after a shooting rampage at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Broward County Wednesday afternoon, parents were waiting for their ...
The suspect in a deadly rampage at a Florida high school is a troubled teenager who posted disturbing material on social media before the shooting spree that killed at least 17 people, according to a law enforcement official and former schoolmates. Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel said the 19-year-old ...
A shooter killed at least 17 people and injured dozens more at a Florida high school Wednesday afternoon, in one of the worst mass shootings in Broward County, Florida law enforcement said. The alleged shooter, identified as Nicolas Cruz, was in custody after the killing spree at Marjory Stoneman ...
Nikolas Cruz appears in a police booking photo after being charged with 17 counts of premeditated murder following a Parkland school shooting, at Broward County Jail in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, on February 15. Broward County Sheriff/Handout via REUTERS. Ben Bennight, a 36-year-old Mississippi bail ...
Every high school in Broward County is staffed with school resource officers, Runcie said. When a reporter asked him if Wednesday's school shooting is the deadliest in Broward's history, he replied, "That's what it appears to be." Several hours after his jubilant Teacher of the Year tweet, Runcie was back on ...
The Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office said they were assisting the Broward County Sheriff's Office in relation to the shooting at Marjory Stoneman ... Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi, who was also at the scene, said they will be paying for the funeral services for all of those killed in the shooting.
Seventeen fatalities have been confirmed by the Broward County Sheriff's Office following a school shooting at a Parkland, Florida high school on Wednesday. The shooter has been taken into custody by authorities. The gunman has been identified as Nikolas Cruz, a 19-year-old expelled former student of ...
A 19-year-old man armed with an AR-15 rifle and described as a former student carried out a shooting Wednesday afternoon that left 17 people dead at a south Florida high school in Parkland, according to the Broward County sheriff. More: Nikolas Cruz charged with 17 counts of premeditated murder after ...
The Parkland tower will be on unincorporated property on Loxahatchee Road, directly to the south of a similarly sized South Florida Water Management District tower in Palm Beach County on the north side of the Hillsboro Canal. Broward commissioners have approved using eminent domain to acquire the ...
DAVIE, Fla. - A 16-year-old Broward County girl has died after she was hit by an SUV last week on her way to school. Melani Rivera was a sophomore at Western High School. An SUV driven by 100-year-old Rosamond C. Preseau struck Melani about 6 am. Thursday as she walked to a bus stop in the ...
Three other children have died of the flu in Florida, according to the Health Department. None of the children had been vaccinated against the flu, and one had an underlying health condition, according to the Health Department. Broward and Palm Beach County school officials say they are monitoring the ...
... running out of substitute teachers and we were running out of bus drivers. It just made sense to be proactive.” Schools in Gulf County, home of Port St. Joe and near Apalachicola, are scheduled to reopen Monday. In South Florida, schools will be open in Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties.
The sites are all conjecture, however, as the eight locations proposed to Amazon — scattered throughout Palm Beach, Broward and Miami-Dade counties — are confidential under Florida law to protect negotiations for such competitive projects. South Florida has stiff competition from 18 other U.S. cities and ...
South Florida's unemployment continued to decline in 2017, ending at rates below 4 percent in Broward and Palm Beach counties. ... The December rate was 3.4 percent in Broward County, 3.6 percent in Palm Beach County and 4.5 percent in Miami-Dade County, according to data released Friday by ...
South Florida based rapper Kodak Black will remain behind bars after his latest arrests on multiple charges that include weapons and child neglect charges. The rapper, a Pompano Beach native whose real name is Dieuson Octave, faced a Broward County judge on those seven charges, two of which ...
South Florida leaders were ecstatic to learn Thursday that the Miami region made Amazon's Top 20 list for a second headquarters location. ... on a consistent basis,” said Bob Swindell, president and CEO of the Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance, which leads Broward County's economic development effort.
Broward County Public Schools applied during both rounds but did not win. The district was seeking more than $3.4 million for Dillard Elementary School, Larkdale Elementary School and Northside Elementary School. Wednesday's winners included schools in the following counties: Brevard, Duval, ...


 

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