Florida

Cesar Sayoc van
Broward County Sheriff's Office/Imon Karim/USA TODAY Network
March 21, 2019 - 4:24 pm
The Florida man accused of sending explosive devices to prominent Democrats before the midterm elections last year appeared in Manhattan federal court, where he pleaded guilty to mailing more than a dozen of the packages.
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FILE - In this Nov. 15, 2018 file photo, Broward County Public Schools Superintendent Robert Runcie appears before the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Public Safety Commission in Sunrise, Fla. The mother of a Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting victim who is now on the county school board is pushing to have the Runcie fired, saying he “has a history of leadership failures.” Lori Alhadeff placed a measure on the Broward County school board agenda for Tuesday, March 5, 2019, calling for Runcie to be fired. Alhadeff’s 14-year-old daughter Alyssa died in the Feb. 14, 2018, massacre. Alhadeff has the support of other families of the 14 students and three staff members killed. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson, File)
March 05, 2019 - 7:07 pm
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The superintendent of the Florida school district where a gunman killed 17 last year weathered an attempt Tuesday to fire him by a board member who lost a daughter in the shooting. The Broward school board voted 6-3 to retain Superintendent Robert Runcie, rejecting a...
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Port Richey Mayor Dale Massad
Pasco County Sheriff's Department
February 21, 2019 - 1:36 pm
The mayor of Port Richey, Florida, was arrested on attempted homicide charges for allegedly opening fire on two deputies when they tried to serve a warrant at his home, according to reports.
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Dreamstime
February 18, 2019 - 1:16 pm
An 11-year-old Florida boy was kicked out of his classroom and arrested after he refused to stand for the Pledge of Allegiance and allegedly became disruptive.
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Boardman High School students clap as Officer Daryn Tallman and his K-9, Sumo, walk the halls after a lockdown drill, Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019, in Boardman, Ohio. Some students around the country marked the anniversary of the school massacre in Parkland, Florida, with moments of silence Thursday or somber vigils while others sought to find threads of positivity in the fabric of tragedy. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
February 14, 2019 - 2:23 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Some students around the country marked the anniversary of the school massacre in Parkland, Florida, with moments of silence Thursday or somber vigils while others sought to find threads of positivity in the fabric of tragedy. Boardman High School in northeast Ohio had a "...
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A school bus evacuates students from Sue V. Cleveland High School in Rio Rancho, New Mexico, on Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019, after a shot was fired on the campus. Police and school officials said no one was injured and a suspect was taken into custody. (AP/Russell Contreras)
February 14, 2019 - 12:40 pm
RIO RANCHO, N.M. (AP) — A shot was fired Thursday on the grounds of a suburban Albuquerque high school on the first anniversary of the Parkland, Florida, high school massacre, but police and school officials said no one was injured and a suspect was in custody. The V. Sue Cleveland High School in...
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Emma Rothenberg, left to right, with her mother Cheryl Rothenberg and sister, Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School student Sophia Rothenberg embrace at a memorial marking the one-year anniversary of a mass shooting at the school in Parkland, Fla., on Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019. (Al Diaz/Miami Herald via AP)
February 14, 2019 - 11:24 am
PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) — Hundreds of thousands of students and adults across Florida and beyond observed a moment of silence Thursday to mark the first anniversary of the shooting rampage at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland that left 17 people dead. "It's a permanent sore spot," said...
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California artist David Best, and a team of volunteers build a non-denominational, temporary temple for the anniversary of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting massacre, on Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019 in Coral Springs, Fla. Visitors will be allowed to mourn, remember, contemplate, leave mementos and write message on its walls. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)
February 13, 2019 - 12:26 pm
PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) — The communities and families terrorized by the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School massacre will spend Thursday's anniversary visiting graves, packing meals for the needy and contributing to other service projects as they quietly remember the 14 students and three staff...
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In this, Thursday, Feb. 7, 2019 photo, Matt Deitsch, center, hugs his sister Sam, left, and mother Elizabeth, as Elizabeth prepares to take Sam to the airport on for a speaking engagement in Washington, from their home in Parkland, Fla. Matt, Sam and their brother Ryan have crisscrossed the country helping to register young voters and advocate for stricter gun laws. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)
February 13, 2019 - 6:40 am
PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) — Last February, Matt Deitsch was living his dream studying at a California university. His brother, Ryan, was about to graduate from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School and head to college, the natural next step for the middle child from a family in the affluent suburb of...
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Sen. Bob Menendez, D-N.J., right, accompanied by Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., left, speaks at a news conference on an proposed amendment to ban high capacity magazines in guns, on Capitol Hill, Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
February 12, 2019 - 4:25 pm
In the final weeks before the 2008 election, Barack Obama's campaign sent mailers to Florida voters reassuring them that he supported the Second Amendment. In the opening days of the 2020 Democratic primary, it's hard to imagine any candidate feeling the need to make a similar gesture. "Guns are no...
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