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Hearing delayed on school shooting suspect's guard contact

Jan. 16, 2019 2:12 PM EST

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A hearing has been delayed on whether Florida school shooting suspect Nikolas Cruz should still be supervised by a corrections officer he's accused of assaulting. The hearing set Wednesday was postponed because a court reporter became ill. It was reset for Friday. Cruz's...

FIU says Miami game on Orange Bowl site will be 'magic'

Jan. 16, 2019 1:56 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — For FIU and Miami, playing on the site of the old Orange Bowl will be nostalgic. For the Miami Marlins, the game may just be a beginning. FIU and the Marlins unveiled plans Wednesday for the Nov. 23 game between the Panthers and the Hurricanes at Marlins Park — built on the site where...

Firefighters save dog named Joker from house fire

Jan. 16, 2019 1:47 PM EST

DELAND, Fla. (AP) — Firefighters in Florida saved a dog overcome by smoke during a house fire. The Daytona Beach News-Journal reports that no one was home when the fire broke out about 8:30 a.m. Wednesday. The DeLand Fire Department said on Twitter that firefighters found the 6-year-old Weimaraner named...

Key West moves to ban sunscreens that could damage reefs

Jan. 16, 2019 9:52 AM EST

KEY WEST, Fla. (AP) — Officials in Key West took the initial steps toward banning the sale of sunscreens containing two ingredients that could be harmful to coral reefs. The Miami Herald reports the Key West City Commission approved the measure 7-0 on Tuesday night. Commissioners now must review the...

Sheriff's deputy resigns after fight at Florida strip club

Jan. 16, 2019 8:09 AM EST

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A Florida sheriff's deputy has resigned after being arrested on charges that he battered a couple at a strip club. An internal affairs report says 33-year-old Dwight Robinson quit his job at the Palm Beach Sheriff's Office two days after the July 3 incident at Scores. The Palm...

Deputies: Florida man killed in road rage shooting

Jan. 16, 2019 6:55 AM EST

LAND O' LAKES, Fla. (AP) — A 38-year-old Florida man was killed in what authorities are calling a road rage shooting. Investigators with the Pasco County Sheriff's Office are looking for anyone who witnessed the Tuesday night shooting that killed Scott Bartolotti. Sheriff's spokeswoman Amanda Hunter said...

Florida's new education commissioner to make $276,000 a year

Jan. 16, 2019 5:42 AM EST

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida's newly hired education commissioner is getting paid nearly $300,000. State records show that former House Speaker Richard Corcoran is getting paid $276,000. That's the same amount that former Commissioner Pam Stewart was paid. Stewart spent her entire career in education....

Student charged with claiming to have gun at school

Jan. 16, 2019 5:40 AM EST

DELTONA, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say a Florida high school student was arrested after telling a teacher he had a gun to get her attention. The Daytona Beach News-Journal reports that the 18-year-old Deltona High School student was charged Monday with making a false report of a bomb or explosion on public...

Florida officer kills rabid otter following several attacks

Jan. 16, 2019 5:39 AM EST

MAITLAND, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say a Florida police officer fatally shot a rabid otter several days after people reported attacks. The Orlando Sentinel reports that the Maitland police officer put the sick animal down last week near Lake Maitland. Police say a visitor at a nearby park reported being...

Jeff Thomas says he's returning to Miami

Jan. 16, 2019 1:35 AM EST

CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) — Jeff Thomas says he's returning to the Miami Hurricanes. The speedy wide receiver, who was dismissed by the Hurricanes in November and was transferring to Illinois, said in an Instagram post on Tuesday night that he's going back to Miami. The Hurricanes had no immediate comment,...