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Judge: Paper 'shameful' for printing shooting suspect's info

Aug. 15, 2018 2:18 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A judge has branded a newspaper "shameful" for publishing educational material about Florida school shooting suspect Nikolas Cruz that was supposed to be kept private. But Broward Circuit Judge Elizabeth Scherer stopped short Wednesday of finding the South Florida Sun Sentinel...

The Latest: Family of shooting victim pleased with charge

Aug. 13, 2018 10:00 PM EDT

CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on the shooting of an unarmed black man by a white Florida man (all times local): 4:35 p.m. Family members of an unarmed black man who was shot and killed at a Florida convenience store say they are pleased the suspect was charged with manslaughter. On Monday, prosecutors...

Florida shooting: Man arrested in 'stand your ground' case

Aug. 13, 2018 9:36 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Prosecutors charged a white man with manslaughter Monday in the death of an unarmed black man whose video-recorded shooting in a store parking lot has revived debate over Florida's "stand your ground" law. Michael Drejka, 47, has been charged with the July 19 death of Markeis...

White man in Florida 'stand your ground' case charged with manslaughter in black man's shooting death

Aug. 13, 2018 12:04 PM EDT
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — White man in Florida 'stand your ground' case charged with manslaughter in black man's shooting death.

Paper: Judge must reject contempt effort over Parkland story

Aug. 10, 2018 5:27 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida newspaper urged a judge Friday to reject a school board's effort to have it and two reporters held in contempt for publishing a story on the educational background of Parkland school shooting suspect Nikolas Cruz. The Broward County school board sought the contempt...

Correction: School Shooting-Florida-Guardians story

Aug. 9, 2018 4:36 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — In a story Aug. 7 about Florida's school guardian program, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Jim Norton is the school superintendent of Bay County. He is the superintendent of Gulf County. A corrected version of the story is below: APNewsBreak: Florida schools...

Final suspect arrested in slaying of rapper XXXTentacion

Aug. 7, 2018 11:57 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The fourth suspect in the shooting death of emerging South Florida rap star XXXTentacion has turned himself in to authorities. The Broward County Sheriff's Office said in a statement Tuesday evening that 20-year-old Trayvon Newsome was taken into custody after surrendering at...

Paper faces contempt for story on school shooting suspect

Aug. 7, 2018 4:34 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida newspaper faced an ethical dilemma after a school district's mistake exposed details that were supposed to be redacted from its lengthy examination of the education of school shooting suspect Nikolas Cruz. The material two judges had ordered kept secret shows that...

Florida woman's estate sues suspect in face-chewing slaying

Aug. 7, 2018 4:00 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The suspect accused of randomly killing a Florida couple and chewing the face of the dying husband is being sued by the dead woman's estate. The estate of Michelle Mischcon Stevens filed a lawsuit Tuesday against Austin Harrouff, who is charged with killing her and her husband,...

Parkland suspect: Voice told me to burn, kill, destroy

Aug. 7, 2018 12:17 AM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Florida school shooting suspect Nikolas Cruz told a detective that a demon in his head — "the evil side" — told him to burn, kill and destroy, and that he thought about going to a park to kill people about a week before 17 people were gunned down at the school,...