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Board fires schools chief after Parkland massacre report

Nov. 15, 2022 20:50 PM EST

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The superintendent of Florida's second-largest school district was fired after a late-night motion from a board member appointed by Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis following a grand jury report into the Parkland school massacre. The board voted 5-4 to dismiss...

Parkland school killer formally sentenced to life in prison

Nov. 03, 2022 06:23 AM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Parkland school shooter Nikolas Cruz formally received a sentence of life without parole Wednesday after families of his 17 slain victims spent two days berating him as evil, a coward, a monster and a subhuman who deserves a painful death. Cruz,...

Parkland school shooter Nikolas Cruz formally sentenced to life in prison after families berate him in 2-day hearing

Nov. 02, 2022 16:41 PM EDT
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Parkland school shooter Nikolas Cruz formally sentenced to life in prison after families berate him in 2-day hearing.

Families unleash grief and anger on Parkland school shooter

Nov. 01, 2022 17:15 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Families of the 17 children and staff members Parkland school shooter Nikolas Cruz murdered cursed him to hell, wished him a painful death and called him a coward Tuesday as they got their one chance to address him directly before he is sentenced to life in prison. ...

Families get final say before Parkland shooter is sentenced

Oct. 30, 2022 12:46 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Florida school shooter Nikolas Cruz will be sentenced to life in prison this week — but not before the families of the 17 people he murdered get the chance to tell him what they think. A two-day hearing is scheduled to begin Tuesday that will...

Fla. Gov. DeSantis refuses to commit to serving full term

Oct. 25, 2022 09:47 AM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A defiant Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis refused to commit to serving a full four-year term if reelected when pressed by his Democratic rival, Charlie Crist, at their only gubernatorial debate on Monday. Crist, a former congressman and one-term governor, accused...

Today in History: October 20, the "Saturday Night Massacre"

Oct. 20, 2022 00:03 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Thursday, Oct. 20, the 293rd day of 2022. There are 72 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Oct. 20, 2011, Moammar Gadhafi, 69, Libya’s dictator for 42 years, was killed as revolutionary fighters...

Parkland shooter's life sentence could bring changes to law

Oct. 15, 2022 00:17 AM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — It wasn't long ago that Florida school shooter Nikolas Cruz would have been looking at a near-certain death sentence for murdering 17 people in Parkland, even if his jury could not unanimously agree on his fate. Until 2016, Florida law allowed trial...

Today in History: October 15, Senate confirms Thomas

Oct. 15, 2022 00:02 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Saturday, Oct. 15, the 288th day of 2022. There are 77 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Oct. 15, 1966, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed a bill creating the U.S. Department of Transportation. ...

Parkland shooter prosecutors call for probe of juror threat

Oct. 14, 2022 15:10 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Prosecutors of Florida school shooter Nikolas Cruz called for an investigation Friday after a juror said another panelist threatened her during the deliberations that ended with a life sentence for Cruz's murder of 17 people four years ago at Parkland's Marjory...