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Rubio is jeered as CNN town hall meeting about Florida school shooting turns angry

Thu, 02/22/2018 - 02:45

A massive town hall quickly turned into searing television Wednesday night as a grieving father of a girl killed in the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting angrily confronted U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., over his opposition to gun control.

Fred Guttenberg, whose daughter Jaime, 14,...

Video delays misled cops at Stoneman Douglas shooting

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 19:45

Nearly a half-hour after Nikolas Cruz dropped his rifle and fled Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, police thought they were seeing him live on security cameras, still in the building. They were actually seeing images tape-delayed.

The Broward School District’s security cameras did not provide...

Broward sheriff's deputies will carry rifles, including AR-15s, to guard schools

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 18:10

Deputies guarding schools in Broward County will carry rifles, including AR-15s, under an order issued Wednesday by Broward Sheriff Scott Israel.

Israel said the order applies only to deputies qualified on rifles and has the support of Broward schools Superintendent Robert Runcie after the Parkland...

Florida school shooting: The latest

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 18:05

In a face-to-face meeting with the president, an angry Andrew Pollack had a single demand Wednesday: Make our kids safe.

“It’s simple,” he said. No parent should ever have to send a kid to school wondering whether the child will come home, Pollack said.

Pollack’s 18-year-old daughter, Meadow, was...

'Enough is enough,' students chant as thousands stage walkouts across South Florida

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 17:10

Thousands of students from about 50 schools across South Florida mounted demonstrations and protests Wednesday — one week after the Parkland school shooting — calling for laws to be changed to curb gun violence.

It marked the second day of the students’ walkouts.

Perhaps the largest crowd came...

Heat to wear 'MSD' uniform patches in memory of Stoneman Douglas victims; Wade speaks out for change

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 16:35

The Miami Heat are the latest South Florida professional sports team to wear a uniform element in memory of those slain in last week's shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland that left 17 dead.

The Heat plan to add an "MSD" patch on the shoulder area of their jerseys for the...

Hundreds mourn Marjory Stoneman Douglas athletic director Chris Hixon, hailed a hero after Parkland shooting

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 16:15

Chris Hixon was remembered as a loving father and husband, a veteran who was twice deployed to the Persian Gulf, an athletic director and wrestling coach who worked tirelessly for his athletes and ultimately, as a hero who died trying to save students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.

It...

Stoneman Douglas students demand change as thousands rally at Capitol

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 15:40

As thousands of students rallied outside the Florida Capitol, Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School students took their call for gun control reform inside Wednesday, just one week after they lost 14 friends and three mentors in a mass shooting.

What started in hopefulness and determination — and...

Palm Beach School Board to name new superintendent on March 7

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 15:40

Palm Beach County schools will have a new superintendent by March 7.

The School Board agreed on Wednesday to narrow its list of candidates from five to four and start conducting individual interviews immediately. The board will hold public interviews and take a final vote on March 7.

The finalists...

Dead student's dad tells Trump: Fix school safety. It's simple.

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 15:30

Spilling out wrenching tales of lost lives and stolen security, students with quavering voices and parents shaking with anger appealed to President Donald Trump on Wednesday to set politics aside and protect American schoolchildren from the scourge of gun violence.

An angry Andrew Pollack had a...

Advisory committee to help distribute official GoFundMe shooting donations

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 15:25

With nearly $1.9 million amassed so far from nearly 27,000 donors, the Broward Education Foundation on Wednesday said it plans to form an advisory committee to help it determine how those donations should be distributed among the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School community.

The foundation created...

Nicholas Dworet honored at funeral week after Stoneman Douglas shooting

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 15:10

Family and friends gathered Wednesday to honor Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School senior Nicholas Dworet a week after he was killed by a gunman at school.

His funeral was held at Serenity Funeral Home in North Lauderdale, and later hundreds gathered for a memorial at the Parkland Golf and Country...

U.S. panel says it's OK to use nasal spray flu vaccine again

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 15:06

A federal panel says it's OK for doctors to start using a kid-friendly nasal spray flu vaccine again. Two years ago, the advisory group pulled its recommendation for FluMist vaccine after research found it wasn't working against the flu bug making most people sick. But the Advisory Committee of...

Okeechobee Music Festival 2018: What you need to know

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 14:35
A guide to tickets, parking, music and what to pack for the third annual campground festival, returning March 1-4.

‘I am not a crisis actor’: Florida teens fire back at right-wing conspiracy theorists

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 14:22

Welcome, Parkland shooting survivors, to the ugly world of politics in 2018.

In the aftermath of last week's school shooting in Parkland, Florida, some of the most powerful testimonies have come from the teenagers who survived the rampage. They have repeatedly detailed their harrowing experience...

'We are stricken with grief that is simply unbearable,' School Board member says

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 12:15

Broward County School Board members swapped their business attire for Marjory Stoneman Douglas High T-shirts Wednesday, holding a short and somber meeting devoted mostly to remembering the victims.

Board member Abby Freedman, whose district includes the school where 17 people died in a Feb. 14...

Fort Lauderdale gun show canceled after Parkland school shooting

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 11:35

The Florida Gun and Knife Show in Fort Lauderdale scheduled for next month has been canceled after the Parkland school shooting, according to the show’s promoters.

It had been scheduled to attract between 70 to 100 vendors to the War Memorial Auditorium, 800 NE 8th St., but promoters decided the...

Palm Beach County parents and teachers demand security changes

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 11:25

Parents on Wednesday pressed the Palm Beach County School Board to bolster school security, urging the members to add police officers, allow only one entry point and strictly check IDs after the Marjory Stoneman Douglas shootings.

Board members met in a closed session about security before the...

I interned for Marco Rubio. Now I’m begging him to act on guns. | Opinion

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 11:00

I wrote this letter to have my voice heard by Senator Marco Rubio, my elected official. I encourage anyone reading this to write a letter to your elected official, then post it to social media, tag your elected official, and use the hashtag #LetterToYourSenator. We will not be ignored any longer....

Anthony Rizzo on MLB teams wearing Stoneman Douglas caps on Friday: 'It's awesome'

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 10:05

Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo was pleased to learn that all 30 major-league teams will wear Stoneman Douglas High School baseball caps to honor the 17 people who died in a shooting last week at his alma mater.

“I think it’s awesome,” Rizzo said Wednesday, less than one week after he spoke at...

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