Florida

  • Shooting survivors issue call for action at Florida Capitol

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) – Survivors of the Florida school shooting descended on the state’s Capitol on Wednesday with one overarching message: It’s time for action. The students entered a gun-friendly political climate in Tallahassee, where lawmakers have rebuffed gun restrictions since Republicans took control of both the governor’s office and...
  • After Hurricane Irma new rules for nursing home

    New rules for Florida nursing homes after 14 people died from heat exposure in an unpowered center after Hurricane Irma are moving slowly. The Tampa Bay Times reports that after the deaths, Gov. Rick Scott announced nursing homes and assisted living facilities had to install generators within 60 days and have enough fuel to run...
  • Florida school shooter had 10 rifles the year before he went on the killing spree

    The accused Florida school shooter had obtained 10 rifles in the year before he allegedly went on his killing spree, a report said Tuesday. A law enforcement source told CNN that Nikolas Cruz had gotten possession of the firearms and authorities were trying to track down where they all came from. Two...
  • 18-year-old sought in Florida homicide surrenders in Atlanta

    ATLANTA – A nationwide search for Joshua Keravouri, 19, of Maryland, began earlier this month after Terry Scott Hilliard, 65, of Ocala, Florida, was found dead at a motel. Investigators later found Hillard’s vehicle, a black Chevrolet Cruze, abandoned in Hialeah, Florida. Police said Keravouri was seen checking into...
  • Some not happy with Trump calling it mental illness in school shooting

    Frustration is mounting in the medical community as the Trump administration again points to mental illness in response to yet another mass shooting. “The concept that mental illness is a precursor to violent behavior is nonsense,” said Dr. Louis Kraus, forensic psychiatry chief at Chicago’s Rush University Medical College....
  • What could the Florida school shooting mean for Trump and gun control ???

     The businessman who once supported tighter gun control  – and then opposed it after he became a presidential candidate – is now under pressure to switch back in favor of certain new firearms laws. In the wake of last week’s mass shooting at a South Florida high school, Trump has White House...
  • Why did the FBI ignore the tip on Nikolas Cruz in January ???

    As recently as January, the FBI received a tip about Florida school shooting suspect Nikolas Cruz and his “desire to kill people,” but the information was never forwarded for investigation, the bureau confirmed Friday. In a written statement, the FBI said a person close to Cruz contacted the agency’s tip line...
  • Militia says school shooting suspect was member

    BROWARD COUNTY, Ga. – The leader of a white nationalist militia says Florida school shooting suspect Nikolas Cruz was a member of his group and participated in paramilitary drills in Tallahassee. Jordan Jereb told The Associated Press on Thursday that his group wants Florida to become its own white...
  • Woman arrested for urinating on cop and driving with baby while intoxicated

    A Florida mom suspected of driving drunk with a baby in the back seat was also accused of urinating on an officer during her arrest. Nichole Nespolini, 40, of Melbourne, was arrested Monday after rear-ending another car at an intersection in Melbourne, where Nespolini then pleaded with the motorist...