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Student: Cruz said 'get out of here' before school shooting

Jun. 22, 2018 2:50 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A freshman at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School told investigators he encountered shooting suspect Nikolas Cruz in a stairwell as he was loading his AR-15 rifle and was told, "you better get out of here," according to police interview transcripts released Friday. The...

Jets' Robby Anderson gets probation in Florida traffic case

Jun. 21, 2018 5:00 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — New York Jets wide receiver Robby Anderson will serve six months of probation following a January arrest in Florida where authorities initially said he tried to speed away from police. Broward County court records show Anderson pleaded no contest Wednesday to misdemeanor...

Florida sheriff sued for jailing teen suspects in solitary

Jun. 21, 2018 3:19 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A civil rights group filed suit Thursday against a Florida sheriff and school district, claiming that juvenile suspects are unjustly kept in solitary confinement without cause and denied a proper education as they await trial as adults. The Human Rights Defense Center filed...

Suspect arrested in rapper XXXTentacion's shooting death

Jun. 21, 2018 2:02 PM EDT

POMPANO BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A 22-year-old suspect has been arrested and charged with murder days after the killing of rising rap star XXXTentacion, who was fatally shot in his luxury BMW electric car as he left an upscale motorcycle dealership in Florida. Dedrick Devonshay Williams of Pompano Beach was...

The Latest: Suspect in rapper's slaying held without bond

Jun. 21, 2018 1:52 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on a suspect arrested in rapper XXXTentacion's shooting death (all times local): 1:50 p.m. A Florida judge has ordered a suspect in the killing of rapper XXXTentacion (Ex Ex Ex ten-ta-see-YAWN) to be held without bond. Twenty-two year old Dedrick Williams of Pompano...

Hearing postponed in Florida school shooting case

Jun. 21, 2018 1:46 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A hearing has been postponed on motions by attorneys for Florida school shooting suspect Nikolas Cruz asking a judge to order investigators to preserve most evidence in the case, except for the building where the Valentine's Day massacre took place. The hearing was reset until...

Florida authorities say a suspect has been arrested in the shooting death of rapper XXXTentacion.

Jun. 21, 2018 9:13 AM EDT
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Florida authorities say a suspect has been arrested in the shooting death of rapper XXXTentacion.

Fans grieve as detectives search for XXXTentacion's killers

Jun. 20, 2018 4:00 AM EDT

DEERFIELD BEACH, Fla. (AP) — For hours, the fans came in a steady stream to mourn and pay their respects at the spot where rapper XXXTentacion was gunned down, some leaving behind expressions of sympathy along a fence and on the sidewalk. No arrests have been announced in the shooting of the 20-year-old...

Florida man gets 10 years for killing friend during fight

Jun. 20, 2018 2:57 AM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for shooting and killing his friend during a fight. The Sun Sentinel reports that 43-year-old Rodney Chavers was sentenced Tuesday. He was convicted of manslaughter in April. Chavers testified that he and 42-year-old Tarrie...

Lawyer: Police think slaying of XXXTentacion was random

Jun. 19, 2018 8:39 PM EDT

DEERFIELD BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The lawyer for slain rapper XXXTentacion said Tuesday that detectives believe he was fatally shot in a random robbery while likely planning to buy a motorcycle at an upscale shop near a residential neighborhood in South Florida. Attorney David Bogenschutz said investigators...