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Prosecutor Says Cruz's Brother Has 'All the Same Flags'

(Newser) – A Florida state law passed in the wake of the Parkland school shooting could be used to keep the suspected shooter's brother from getting his hands on a gun. Zachary Cruz, the 18-year-old brother of Nikolas Cruz, was arrested on trespassing charges Monday after he was seen skateboarding

NEWSER - 2018-03-21 20:55:01

Florida State Seminoles vs. Gonzaga Bulldogs: NCAA Tournament Sweet 16 Preview and Prediction

What would a region be without a No. 1 seed? Thanks first to UMBC (South) and more recently to Florida State (West), two of the four No. 1 seeds didn't get to dance into the second weekend. The No. 9 Seminoles (22-11, 9-9 ACC) will look to keep the upset train rolling when they meet the No. 4 Gonzag

ATHLONSPORTS.COM - 2018-03-21 18:40:00

Confederate monument in Florida moved to private cemetery

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - A Confederate monument has been relocated from the grounds of a Florida courthouse to a private cemetery. Hillsborough County commissioners voted in August to remove the monument from the front of a courthouse annex in Tampa. In a report , Ken Brandon said the century-old statue n

NBC 2 - 2018-03-21 17:37:00

Chrissy Metz writes about struggles, triumph in new memoir

"This Is Us" star Chrissy Metz writes about her early struggles with weight and poverty and her later success as an actress in her new memoir. In an excerpt from the book "This Is Me," appearing in the April 2 "People" magazine, the 37-year-old describes growing up poor and overweight in Florida. Sh

ISLAND PACKET ONLINE - 2018-03-21 18:12:00

Veteran Raising Awareness for Homeless Female Veterans in National Competition

Saint Petersburg, Florida, March 21, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- US Federal Contrator Registration's own Kelli Johnston aims to win The Ms. Veteran America Competition in Hollywood, California in October 2018. As a once homeless veteran and single mother, she is hoping to raise as much awareness and mo

GLOBENEWSWIRE.COM - 2018-03-21 17:25:00

WaPo: Pruitt spent nearly $68,000 for recent travel

WASHINGTON (CNN) -- The Environmental Protection Agency has handed documents to Congress that show new travel expenses from agency administrator Scott Pruitt, totaling some $68,000 in hotel stays and air travel, The Washington Post reported Tuesday. The documents, which were requested by House Overs

KITV.COM - 2018-03-21 17:24:00

Search for Virginia homicide suspect leads to Florida

Austin bombing suspect identified as 23-year-old Mark A. Conditt The suspected Austin serial bomber who apparently killed himself early Wednesday as authorities closed in on him was Pflugerville resident Mark A. Conditt, local and federal law enforcement sources told the American-Statesman and KVUE

WOKV.COM - 2018-03-21 16:34:00

Epilepsy Foundation to host Jacksonville 'Walk the Talk' fundraiser Saturday

The annual Walk the Talk for Epilepsy in Jacksonville, which raises funds to benefit the 400,000 Floridians living with epilepsy, will be held Saturday at Metropolitan Park. The fundraising goal is $80,000, according to the Epilepsy Foundation of Florida, which is staging walks in eight Florida citi

FLORIDA TIMES-UNION - 2018-03-21 16:26:58

Family of Hero Teacher Aaron Feis Sends Thanks to All Those Helping Parkland Victims' Families

A trust fund has been established for Arielle Feis, the daughter of the late Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School coach Aaron Feis, who gave his life protecting students during the tragic shooting in Parkland, Florida. Created by the Lerman Law Firm, the Arielle Feis Irrevocable Trust Fund has been

BENZINGA - 2018-03-21 16:31:00

Sh*t Happened 3/21/18: Florida sets new tourism record, 400 Central renderings not real, deputies save puppy

Hello! Did you sleep well? Of course you didn't; you're aware of things. Despite Hurricane Irma, the still-open wound of Pulse and wildlife that will actively try to kill you, Floridaset yet another tourism record in 2017, drawing 116.5 million visitors. Really, it's just encouraging to know so many

CLTAMPA.COM - 2018-03-21 16:04:53

Authorities want Florida school shooting suspect's brother committed

MIAMI -- Authorities are seeking to have the brother of a teen charged with killing 17 people at a Florida school involuntarily committed and prohibited from possessing guns. A Broward Sheriff's Office news release says the agency filed for a risk protection order against 18-year-old Zachary Cruz in

NOLA.COM - 2018-03-21 16:04:51

Florida TE C'yontai Lewis hopes Dan Mullen reunion brings big senior year

GAINESVILLE, Fla. - Several Florida players have some history with first-year coach Dan Mullen, including C'yontai Lewis. The senior tight end was recruited in high school by Mullen, who was the first coach to offer him a scholarship in the Class of 2014. He also predicted an eventful position chang

SECCOUNTRY.COM - 2018-03-21 16:00:08

Florida State Seminoles 2018 Spring Football Preview

It's a new day in Tallahassee. Florida State head coach Willie Taggart now embarks on his first spring as the top guy for the Seminoles and looks to make his mark. Despite a 7-6 finish to 2017, FSU does enter the spring with a bit of momentum on its side. The Seminoles not only closed the campaign o

ATHLONSPORTS.COM - 2018-03-21 16:00:00

Florida men, one dressed in bull onesie, attempt to burn down house with Ragu sauce, police say

Derrick Irving, 36, and John Silva, 28, were both arrested after attempting to steal from a home and then erase the evidence with a fire started by a burning pot of Ragu sauce, police said. (Volusia County Jail) Two Florida men were caught with their hands in the pasta jar after they used Ragu sau

FOXNEWS - 2018-03-21 15:56:46

Smaller size could be big opportunity for Florida peaches

Florida peaches run on the small side, and several in the industry noted that could be an advantage for the sweet fruit. Their size makes them ideal for kids, said Ali Sarkhosh, an extension specialist at the University of Florida. Florida peaches normally come off the tree smaller than their Georgi

THEPACKER.COM - 2018-03-21 15:56:00

Border Patrol agents boarded a Florida Greyhound bus in January. Now the ACLU wants the company to say no to future sweeps.

Immigrant rights groups are asking immigrants to reconsider any Florida travels. Credit: Florida Immigrant Coalition MIAMI - Immigrant rights attorneys are urging a major bus company to stop letting federal agents on board to conduct immigration sweeps. The American Civil Liberties Union's affilia

TAMPA BAY TIMES - 2018-03-21 15:53:20

8-year-old girl in Florida suffers fractured skull from falling tree limb during school recess

Winter Storm Warning issued March 21 at 10:34AM EDT expiring March 21 at 8:00PM EDT in effect for: Dearborn, Franklin, Ohio, Ripley, Switzerland Winter Weather Advisory issued March 21 at 10:34AM EDT expiring March 21 at 8:00PM EDT in effect for: Fayette, Union, Wayne Winter Storm Warning issue

6 NEWS WRTV - 2018-03-21 15:48:12

Dan Mullen overstates the impact taxes would likely have on colleges paying players

New Florida head coach Dan Mullen, whose contract runs for six years at $36 million a year, shared a few thoughts on whether college athletes should see their compensation increased: They get a full scholarship to come to the University of Florida. They're on the team. They get cost of attendance; t

SB NATION - 2018-03-21 16:06:43

Gov. Scott Highlights Anti-Human Trafficking Efforts

LAKELAND, Fla. - Today, Governor Rick Scott highlighted efforts to fight human trafficking in the Securing Florida's Future budget, including $6.2 million in new funding for the Expansion of Human Trafficking Services by expanding in-home treatment through community wraparound service teams, special

FLGOV.COM - 2018-03-21 16:00:13

The Latest: Students Hold Vigil for Bridge Collapse Victims

MIAMI - The Latest on the bridge collapse in Florida (all times local): 11:35 a.m. Hundreds of Florida International University students gathered for a vigil Wednesday morning for the six victims of a pedestrian bridge collapse near their campus. The names of the victims were displayed on a screen i

NEW YORK TIMES - 2018-03-21 15:56:59