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Judge postpones penalty trial for Parkland school gunman

Dec. 29, 2021 14:28 PM EST

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A judge on Wednesday postponed the penalty trial for Florida school shooter Nikolas Cruz until February. Circuit Judge Elizabeth Scherer stated in a court order that both parties requested more time to prepare experts for trial, saying they would not...

Florida district to pay $26 million to shooting victims

Dec. 15, 2021 14:05 PM EST

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The Broward County, Florida, school district will pay more than $26 million to the families of 17 people killed and some of those injured in the 2018 Valentine's Day massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. Board members approved the two legal...

Judge: Florida school shooting victims' families can testify

Dec. 13, 2021 15:50 PM EST

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A judge rejected an attempt Monday by Florida school shooter Nikolas Cruz's attorneys to bar the parents and other relatives of his 17 victims from testifying before the jury about the trauma the murders have brought to their lives. Cruz's public...

Third party to probe Oxford High's actions ahead of shooting

Dec. 05, 2021 14:49 PM EST

PONTIAC, Mich. (AP) — A third party will investigate events at Oxford High School that occurred before a school shooting that left four students dead and six other students and a teacher wounded, the Michigan district's superintendent said, with the Michigan attorney general responding...

Florida massacre families to get millions for FBI's inaction

Nov. 22, 2021 20:34 PM EST

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The families of most of those killed and wounded in the 2018 Florida high school massacre announced Monday have reached a multi-million dollar settlement with the federal government over the FBI's failure to stop the gunman even though it had received...

Is burgundy maroon? Gunman's lawyers argue they're different

Nov. 15, 2021 16:22 PM EST

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Attorneys for Florida high school shooter Nikolas Cruz told a judge Monday that detectives made false statements to get the search warrants allowing them to seize evidence from his cellphone and bedroom, including an argument over whether burgundy and maroon are...

Editorial Roundup: Florida

Oct. 27, 2021 14:30 PM EDT

Palm Beach Post. October 26, 2021. Editorial: Florida Senate must reject Dr. Ladapo confirmation In Dr. Joseph Ladapo, Gov. Ron DeSantis not only hired a hardline sycophant but found a miscreant of a medical professional who apparently doesn’t care...