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Florida school massacre panel recommends arming teachers

Dec. 12, 2018 6:53 PM EST

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The panel investigating the Florida high school massacre recommended Wednesday that teachers who volunteer and undergo extensive background checks and training be allowed to carry concealed guns on campus to stop future shootings. The Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Public...

Report: Florida schools fail to report many crimes to state

Dec. 8, 2018 12:39 PM EST

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Many serious crimes that take place on Florida school campuses are never reported to the state as required by law, according to an investigation by the South Florida Sun Sentinel. The investigation shows on average one in five schools in Florida fail to report a crime each...

Witness tells troopers woman was hit multiple times on I-95

Dec. 7, 2018 7:09 AM EST

POMPANO BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The Florida Highway Patrol has shut down a portion of Interstate 95 in South Florida after a crash involving a woman who witnesses say was run over by multiple vehicles. Troopers were called to the scene north of Fort Lauderdale early Friday morning. A witness tells Miami...

Highly rated prep basketball player Vernon Carey picks Duke

Dec. 6, 2018 2:23 PM EST

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — High school center Vernon Carey has committed to Duke. Carey said during a nationally televised ceremony at his high school Thursday that he chose the Blue Devils over North Carolina and Michigan State. The 6-foot-10 Carey is rated as the nation's No. 2 center in the 2019...

Scottie Pippen sues comedian over mansion's damage

Dec. 5, 2018 4:00 PM EST

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Retired basketball star Scottie Pippen is suing a comedian who he says trashed his Florida mansion while renting it. The ex-Chicago Bulls star this week filed suit against Lindsay Glazer Woloshin and her husband Jacob Woloshin, saying they caused $110,000 in damages to the Hall...

School PR consultant calls Parkland critics 'crazies'

Dec. 5, 2018 7:39 AM EST

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A public relations crisis consultant hired to advise a Florida school district after a mass shooting is apologizing after dismissing the district's critics as "crazies" and calling a reporter a "skanky" ''jerk" who "smells bad." A leaked video shows Sara Brady making the...

Deputy reprimanded for wearing "QAnon" patch in Pence photo

Dec. 3, 2018 7:21 PM EST

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A deputy in Florida has been reprimanded for wearing a patch representing the right-wing conspiracy theory "QAnon" when he met Vice President Mike Pence. Sgt. Matt Patten of the Broward County Sheriff's Office was given a written reprimand on Monday. He also was removed from a...

Thousands of acres burned in Florida's Everglades

Dec. 2, 2018 3:09 PM EST

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A fast-moving brush fire in south Florida's Everglades has burned about 2,300 acres and is only about 50 percent contained. The South Florida Sun Sentinel reported on Sunday that the brush fire started in western Broward County on Friday. Scott Peterich, a wildfire mitigation...

Porch pirates makes steals during holidays in South Florida

Dec. 2, 2018 3:02 AM EST

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — It's that time of year for Thanksgiving meals, Black Friday deals and porch pirate steals. A new study by Safewise found that Miami-Fort Lauderdale ranked third among U.S. metro areas where packages are swiped the most between Thanksgiving and New Year's. To gather the...

2 dead after plane crashes through Florida warehouse roof

Dec. 1, 2018 4:09 PM EST

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Two people are dead after a small plane crashed through the roof of a Florida building that contained a therapy center for autistic children. Local media say that the crash occurred Saturday afternoon near the Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport and caused a fire. Both passengers...