Florida

AP
January 24, 2019 - 1:32 pm
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida's top elections official abruptly resigned Thursday after a newspaper obtained pictures of him in blackface posing as a Hurricane Katrina victim. Go here to see the photos . Secretary of State Michael Ertel, who had been on the job less than three weeks, resigned...
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CBS
January 24, 2019 - 8:02 am
(CBS News) -- A former prison guard trainee accused of fatally shooting five people inside a Florida bank branch has long been fascinated with the idea of killing, but people who could have done something about it didn't take his threats seriously, a woman who identified herself as his former...
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AP
January 23, 2019 - 2:36 pm
SEBRING, Fla. (AP) — A gunman opened fire inside a Florida bank Wednesday afternoon, killing five people before surrendering to negotiators, police said. Zephen Xaver, 21, was arrested after the shooting at a Sebring SunTrust Bank branch, Sebring police Chief Karl Hoglund said at a news conference...
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January 17, 2019 - 2:57 pm
MIAMI (AP) - Jurors say a Florida hotel dishwasher should get $21.5 million after her employer failed to honor her religious beliefs by repeatedly scheduling her to work on Sundays and eventually firing her. The Sun Sentinel reports a federal jury in Miami found for 60-year-old Marie Jean Pierre on...
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AP
January 11, 2019 - 3:48 pm
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — New Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis suspended Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel on Friday over his handling of February's massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. The Republican governor flew to Fort Lauderdale three days after taking office to remove the...
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Associated Press
December 13, 2018 - 2:18 pm
(CBS News) - A judge has rejected a deputy's claim that he had no duty to confront the gunman during the school shooting in Parkland, Florida. Refusing to dismiss a lawsuit filed by the parent of a victim, Broward Circuit Judge Patti Englander Henning found after a hearing Wednesday that ex-deputy...
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CBS
November 12, 2018 - 2:51 pm
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (CBS News) — Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson called on Republican Gov. Rick Scott to recuse himself from "any role" in Florida's recount process as the supervisors of elections across the state began a mandatory machine recount of more than 8.2 million ballots cast in this year's...
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AP
November 10, 2018 - 1:18 pm
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The Florida secretary of state ordered recounts in the U.S. Senate and governor races on Saturday, an unprecedented review of two major contests in the state that took five weeks to decide the 2000 presidential election. Secretary Ken Detzner issued the order after the...
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AP
November 03, 2018 - 9:10 am
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — What was supposed to be a routine Friday night ritual of socializing, dining and exercising in an upscale shopping center a few miles from Florida's Capitol turned into a chaotic scene after a gunman shot two people to death and wounded five others at a yoga studio before...
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AP
October 14, 2018 - 10:15 am
MEXICO BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Crews with backhoes and other heavy equipment scooped up splintered boards, broken glass, chunks of asphalt and other debris in hurricane-flattened Mexico Beach on Sunday as the mayor held out hope for the 250 or so residents who may have tried to ride out the storm. The...
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