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School rewound video during massacre, delaying officers

Dec. 18, 2018 12:14 PM EST

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The police response to the Florida high school massacre was delayed because school officials rewound a school surveillance video, making officers think the gunman was still in the building, a new report shows. The South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports documents show then-Marjory...

Ex-Trump adviser Stone admits to InfoWars lies, settles suit

Dec. 18, 2018 2:03 AM EST

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Former Trump campaign adviser Roger Stone has settled a $100 million lawsuit accusing him of publishing lies on the far-right InfoWars website. The Wall Street Journal reports exiled Chinese businessman Guo Wengui sued Stone in March, saying Stone accused him of being a...

Family: Man left woman to die on freeway during first date

Dec. 15, 2018 1:58 PM EST

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — It started out as a mystery — how did a Fort Lauderdale waitress wind up lying on a suburban freeway before dawn last weekend, getting fatally struck by numerous passing cars? The family of 33-year-old Jennifer St. Clair now thinks they know. In a lawsuit filed Friday,...

Panel says sheriff's policy contributed to Florida massacre

Dec. 13, 2018 4:37 PM EST

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The commission investigating a Florida high school massacre heavily criticized the responding sheriff office's active shooter policy Thursday, saying it contributed to the failure of some deputies to run into the building and confront the gunman. The Marjory Stoneman Douglas...

The Latest: Florida Senate leader 'open' to arming teachers

Dec. 13, 2018 3:34 PM EST

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on the commission investigating the Florida high school massacre (all times local): 3:30 p.m. Florida's Senate president says he is "very open" to a proposal that would allow volunteer teachers to carry concealed handguns if they pass a background check and undergo...

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...

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...

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...

Another deputy suspended over Parkland massacre

Nov. 30, 2018 4:51 PM EST

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Another Florida deputy who responded to February's Parkland high school massacre has been suspended. The Broward Sheriff's Office confirmed Friday that Deputy Edward Eason had been placed on restricted duty, which means he must surrender his gun and badge. The announcement...