Florida

  • Emergency 911 technology struggles to keep up with the times

    ROSWELL, Ga. (AP) – High school students hiding from the gunman in Parkland, Florida, were forced to whisper in calls to 911 for fear of tipping off their location. Others texted friends and family who then relayed information to emergency dispatchers over the phone. A few months later, a woman...
  • 35 people sick from salmonella-contaminated eggs

    HYDE COUNTY, North Carolina (Fox 32 News) – The CDC now says that 35 people have gotten sick from salmonella spread by eggs. The eggs were produced by Rose Acre Farms’ Hyde County (North Carolina) farm and sold under multiple brand names including Coburn Farms, Country Daybreak, Food Lion,...
  • Tiger Woods plans to play next two events on PGA Tour including the prestigious Players Championship

    Former world No1 Tiger Woods plans to play the next two events on the PGA Tour  Woods will play the Wells Fargo Championship ahead of the Players in Florida  The 14-times major champion will have had three weeks off before playing again Tiger Woods announced on Thursday that he...
  • Ex-Florida WR Antonio Callaway reportedly tested positive for marijuana at combine

    With the NFL Draft only two days away, Antonio Callaway’s draft stock just took a significant hit as yet another incident was added to his already lengthy list of off-the-field concerns. On Tuesday, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported that Callaway tested positive for marijuana – a banned substance in the...
  • Florida Gov. Rick Scott says he’s running for Senate

    Washington (CNN)Florida Republican Gov. Rick Scott is running for the US Senate, he told Politico in an interview published Monday, setting up a serious challenge to the state’s incumbent Democrat, Bill Nelson. “You’re probably surprised, but I’m going to announce I’m running for senator,” Scott told Politico, joking that...
  • Another Florida teen brings guns and knives to school

    A 14 year-old boy was taken into custody on Thursday after a gun, ammunition and two knives were found in his backpack, police said. The backpack was in a locker at Winter Haven Christian School in Winter Haven, Florida, the Winter Haven police said in a news release. A...
  • School shooting suspect receiving fan mail and pictures in jail

    The suspect in the Florida high school shooting that killed 17 is getting letters of support in jail including fan mail and pictures of scantily-clad women in addition to hundreds of dollars in contributions to his commissary account. Teenage girls, women and men are sending letters and photographs of themselves and Facebook groups...
  • 14-year-old girl sentenced for threatening Warren County church

    LEBANON-A 14-year-old Butler County girl was ordered to write a letter of apology and complete 20 hours of community service as part of her sentence for inducing panic at her church in Warren County. Judge Joe Kirby also continued her time on house arrest and her mental health treatment,...
  • Lawyer urges release of Florida shooting suspect’s brother

    PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) – An attorney for the brother of Florida school shooting suspect Nikolas Cruz said in court papers that a $500,000 bond for trespassing at the school is excessive and that the brother should be released from jail. Lawyer Joseph Kimok said in the documents Thursday that 18-year-old...