Florida

  • 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...
  • The Latest: Governor offers to put state troopers at school

    MIAMI (AP) – The Latest on the Florida school shooting (all times local): 7 p.m. Florida’s governor is offering to station state troopers at the high school where 17 people were killed last month. Gov. Rick Scott sent a letter Tuesday to Broward County Sherriff Scott Israel and Broward County...
  • Judge enters not guilty plea for school shooter

    A Florida judge on Wednesday entered a not-guilty plea for Nikolas Cruz, who is charged with 17 counts of premeditated first-degree murder and 17 counts of attempted murder for a February shooting spree at a high school in Parkland, Florida. Cruz, 19, chose to remain mute during the arraignment...
  • Betsy DeVos, Secretary of Education thinks arming teachers should be an option

    After facing backlash from some students following a visit to Marjory Douglas Stoneman High School in Parkland, Fla. last week, Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos said on Sunday that arming teachers “should be an option for states and communities to consider.” During an interview on CBS’s “60 Minutes”, DeVos said “my...
  • Lawsuit filed by NRA over Florida’s gun control law

    The Latest on a shooting at a Florida high school (all times local): 6:15 p.m. The National Rifle Association has filed a federal lawsuit over gun control legislation Florida Gov. Rick Scott has signed, saying it violates the Second Amendment by raising the age to buy guns from 18...