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PARKLAND, FL - The Parkland Library will be hosting a Potluck Social and Recipe Exchange on Saturday, August 28, from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.. This adults-only event will feature a potluck social for which attendees will bring a dish of their choice, homemade or store bought) and can also share a ...
Ill-advised jokes and misunderstandings that might have once reached a couple of people can rapidly reach a large audience. That appeared to be the case less than a week after Parkland when a student at Timberland High School in Wentzville texted her mother that the School was under a "shooter ...

Hello, readers. The latest on the shooting at a Tennessee Waffle House early yesterday morning. More gunshot victims are dying before they reach trauma centers. And in Baltimore this weekend, shootings left at least three people dead and five others injured. Those updates and more in your Monday news briefing below. Florida
The Florida Attorney General's Office has received about a dozen complaints and questions about potential fraud related to the Parkland shooting. The office helped get a fake video removed from YouTube, one that claimed to show a Parkland victim's funeral service. Someone notified the attorney ... social media

MIAMI — Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo says the opening series of the season at Miami will be emotional for him as both teams honor victims of last month's mass shooting at his former high school in Parkland, Florida. The Cubs and Marlins are wearing patches with the initials “MSD” and 17 stars to ... guns
After a shooter killed 17 people in a school in Parkland, Florida, last month, the political question dominating public discussion was whether the event would result in any policy changes that were backed by gun control advocates. In the past, outrage spurred by mass shootings has often been met by ... guns
(FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla.) — The suspect in the Florida high school shooting that killed 17 is getting letters of support in jail including fan mail and pictures of scantily-clad women in addition to hundreds of dollars in contributions to his commissary account. Teenage girls, women and men are sending ... guns
Florida school shooting survivors have condemned far right publications in the US for comparing one of the victims of the gun massacre to Adolf Hitler. David Hogg, one of the most outspoken survivors of the Valentine's Day bloodshed which left 17 dead, has been likened to the dictator who orchestrated ... guns
A local Florida official on Wednesday defended his attacks on the Parkland, Fla., students who organized the “March For Our Lives” after he called them “miscreants” and “little monsters.” Escambia County Commissioner Doug Underhill posted on Facebook to voice his opposition to last Saturday's rallies, ... guns
Get used to seeing more of former FBI director Louis Freeh around South Florida in the future, whether or not his company is hired to conduct an independent investigation of the Parkland school shooting. His global risk management firm, Freeh Group International Solutions, opened an office on Worth ... guns
(CNN) In the days and weeks following the February 14 shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, the National Rifle ... Since the Parkland shooting happened in the middle of the month, one could argue the relationship between it and the spike in donations is hard to prove. guns
... the nation's leading gun lobbying group, increased its online ad spending sixfold after the deadly mass school shooting in Parkland, Fla., last month, ... Florida was the focus of a massive NRA effort on Facebook, jumping from the gun-rights group's ninth to third-most targeted state in the aftermath of the ... guns
Students and families from Parkland, Fla., were transported to Washington, D.C., ahead of the “March for Our Lives” against gun violence this Saturday with the help of the New England Patriots. On Thursday, team owner Robert Kraft provided the team's official plane to fly the families of the 17 victims of the ... guns
A small group of teenagers from Parkland, Florida, with no organizing experience or money has single-handedly energized the national movement for gun control after the Valentine's Day mass shooting at their high school. Now long-established anti-gun groups with funds and influence are planning to ... guns
Hogg was asked about Parkland survivors' hopeful slogan of #NeverAgain after the massacre at their school considering there was another school shooting this week in Maryland high school in which one female student died and the male gunman was killed by a school-resource officer. The Florida teen ... guns

Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School student Delaney Tarr speaks at a press conference in the Florida state Capitol in Tallahassee, Fla., Feb. ... On March 14, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the first piece of gun legislation since Parkland — the STOP School Violence Act — to provide grants ... guns
There are more than 840 rallies scheduled across the world today — from Miami Beach to Japan — under one common theme: curbing gun violence, especially in schools. The March for Our Lives was inspired by a call to action spearheaded by a group of Parkland, Florida, teenagers after a gunman killed ... guns
Gwyneth Bishara was crushed when she learned Massapequa school officials had disciplined students who had walked out to honor the 17 victims of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting in Florida. Bishara is a sophomore at the Stoneman Douglas, and was born in Massapequa. guns
Two AR-15 rifles sit on a table after being surrendered during a City of Miami gun buy-back event in Miami, Florida on March 17, 2018. (Photo credit: ... The law was passed after an extensive lobbying effort by Parkland students, who were pushing for even more aggressive measures. The man, whose ... guns
OKANOGAN — A steady rain poured on silent Okanogan Middle School students paying tribute March 14 to students and teachers killed a month earlier in Florida. Theirs was one of several remembrance ceremonies and student walkouts around the region on the one-month anniversary of the shooting at ... guns
(CNN) Within minutes of news of yet another school shooting, survivors of last month's massacre at a high school in Parkland, Florida, took to Twitter to support students hunkered down in classrooms Tuesday at Great Mills High School in Maryland. guns
In the weeks after a deadly school shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, students united to demand gun control reform, even taking a trip to the Florida state capitol from their school in Parkland, Florida, to do so. The students succeeded in convincing their state legislature to pass new ... guns
SAN DIEGO -- Thousands of students around San Diego County walked out their classes on Wednesday morning, in response to the mass shooting at the Florida high school on Valentine's Day. For one family who moved to San Diego from Parkland, Florida one year ago, the walkout hit in the very core of ... guns
A Republican candidate for the Maine House of Representatives has used Twitter to attack two students who survived a mass shooting at a Florida high school, calling one of them, who is openly bisexual, a "skinhead lesbian" and the other a "bald-faced liar." Emma Gonzalez, a senior at Marjory Stoneman ... guns
A general view of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School as staff and teachers prepare for the return of students in Parkland, Florida on February 27, 2018. Florida's Marjory Stoneman Douglas high school will reopen on February 28, 2018 two weeks after 17 people were killed in a shooting by former ... guns
Families of the 16 children and teacher killed in the Dunblane massacre 22 years ago today send a message to survivors of last month's Parkland school shooting in Florida, who are planning a protest to push for US gun law reform. The Dunblane shooting led the UK to bring in some of the strictest firearms ... guns
Some Parkland survivors are underwhelmed by Florida's new gun bill. The students who have ... Parkland survivor Cameron Kasky appears on CNN Saturday, March 10. [Screengrab] Credit: ... But some survivors of the Parkland school shooting say the Legislature didn't go far enough. "Gov. Scott is trying ... guns
They expressed sympathy for the students in Parkland, Florida, and urged them to keep up their fight for stricter gun control. “We have watched and listened with tremendous admiration as you have spoken out for what you believe should happen now,” they wrote. “...We want you to know that change can ... guns
The state attorney in Broward County, Fla., announced Tuesday that he intends to seek the death penalty in the Parkland school shooting case. In a news release, Broward County State Attorney Michael Satz said he had filed the notice of intent to seek death in the case against 19-year-old Nikolas Cruz. guns
The same complaints have been voiced after the Parkland shooting. The South Florida Sun Sentinel interviewed a dozen relatives, friends, clergy and public officials who were at the ballroom that night. Some describe disorganization, a concern that nobody was in charge. Relatives grew desperate for ... guns
A convicted school shooter has praised the survivors of last month's attack in Parkland, Florida, for their efforts in support of gun controls in the US. Jon Romano, then 16, entered his New York high school in 2004 with a pump-action shotgun, but was disarmed by his principal before he could kill anyone. In a letter to a local ... guns
Meadow Pollack was an 18-year-old student at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, and one of the 17 people killed in the Feb. 14 shooting. The horrific shooting has been followed by an outpouring of activism by survivors and the family members of the victims calling for action. guns
Is this the moment when the politics of guns shifts? Since the fatal shooting of seventeen students and staff members last month at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, in Parkland, Florida, advocates of stricter gun laws have been asking that question, with the wary hopefulness of people who, time and again, have ... guns
(CNN) The stunning news that surfaced a week after the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, was hard to digest. An armed Broward County Sheriff's Office (BSO) deputy, Scot Peterson, assigned as a school resource officer, was on duty on that February afternoon. guns
NEW YORK -- It has been more than two weeks since the deadly school shooting in Florida. While students at the school are still trying to ... The deadly shooting in Parkland happened in the freshman building right next door to where the band was rehearsing. "We were sitting together, cuddling, relaxing, ... guns
The Florida school shooting suspect was bullied by his younger brother when they were younger, according to a sheriff's report. Nikolas Cruz, 19, was targeted by Zachary Cruz because of resentment over his status as the “favoured” child in the family, it is claimed. Zachary, now 18, admitted to investigators ... guns
PARKLAND, Fl. -- When you're on lockdown, like they were at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, teacher Eric Garner says it's a little ... "If you weren't in Parkland, Florida, that day you can still connect with that anywhere around the world in any language," said another student, Ryan Deitsch. guns
What's been fascinating about the media cycle on gun control is how consistent it has been since the Florida shooting. After other major shootings, like at Sandy Hook Elementary School and the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, there were massive spikes that faded away quickly. This time, though, we're seeing ... guns
Paula McMahonContact ReporterSouth Florida Sun Sentinel. Privacy Policy. Nikolas Cruz left at least 180 rounds of ammunition — inside magazines that bore Nazi swastika symbols — at the scene of the Parkland school shooting. Along with his AR-15 semi-automatic rifle, Cruz abandoned at least six magazines that each ... guns
14, talked to Univision's TV anchor Jorge Ramos about their loss and new mission: “As a parent you fight for your kids at all times,” his father Manuel Oliver said from his Parkland, Florida home. “When kids leave that fight needs to continue, even if that mission changes and takes on a new meaning. But you ... guns
Jan Jordan, the Broward Sheriff's Office Parkland captain whose actions in the school shooting have been questioned, had applied for her job at the Sheriff's Office just weeks after Sheriff Scott Israel was elected to his first term in office. She listed Israel, a former Fort Lauderdale police captain and SWAT ... guns
The family bought a sprawling house in the affluent Fort Lauderdale suburb of Parkland, Fla., in 1996. Roger, the ... The Florida Department of Children and Families became involved with Cruz in late 2016 after he began cutting himself and posting images of the self-harm on Snapchat. According to a ... guns
14 high school shooting in Parkland, in which 17 people died, the bill gained momentum, though only a few days are left in the legislative session. On Monday, the measure unanimously cleared its final committee hearing in the Florida House, the last step before a floor vote. Today, it passed its final Senate ... guns
In the aftermath of the Parkland, Florida, shooting, Andrew Pollack emerged as an image of both grief and strength while sharing his heartbreak at a White House listening session. ... Andrew Pollack, an Oceanside native who now lives in Coral Springs, Fla., with his daughter, Meadow, in an undated photo. guns
Parkland Shooting Survivor Tells Spring Breakers to Boycott Florida and Visit Puerto Rico ... Following the deadly shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida on Feb. ... “These [politicians] won't listen to us so maybe [they'll] listen to the billion dollar tourism industry in FL. guns
Parkland school shooting survivors David Hogg and Sari Kaufman join Rosemary O'Hara in the South Florida Sun Sentinel studio along with Ellie Branson, a junior at South Broward High School to discuss the #NeverAgain movement, returning to Marjory Stoneman Douglas, gun legislation and other ... guns
Eighteen-year-old Fernandez is the student-body president of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, in Parkland, Florida. She lives next door to my oldest friend and had graciously agreed to share insights on how she and her classmates are weathering the aftermath of the February 14 mass ... guns
PARKLAND, Fla. - Parkland families left Tallahassee Wednesday feeling misled and disappointed by the House and Senate's gun bills. Dozens of families gathered at a vigil Tuesday night, crying and comforting each other after both the House and the Senate refused to add a ban on assault-style weapons ... guns


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