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  • South Florida students take to streets to protest gun laws

    South Florida students spent much of the President's Day holiday protesting gun laws in the wake of last week's tragic school shooting that left 17 dead in Parkland. Over 200 students showed up outside American Heritage School in Plantation on Monday, holding signs and lining Broward Boulevard to show solidarity with those who lost their lives at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School and hoping lawmakers hear their voices. "We're looking out to make sure further incidents like this are...

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  • Document filed by Nikolas Cruz's attorneys to remain sealed, judge rules

    Parkland school shooting suspect Nikolas Cruz appeared in court Monday. The status hearing scheduled for 1 p.m. would mark Cruz's second time facing a judge after he fatally shot 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on Wednesday. Cruz's attorneys tried to prevent him from appearing in court because they didn't want him to face a media "circus," but a Broward County judge ordered that he attend the hearing. During the hearing, the judge said that a document filed Friday by the...

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  • Parkland school shooting suspect to appear in court Monday

    Parkland school shooting suspect Nikolas Cruz is expected to make an appearance in court Monday. The status hearing scheduled for 1 p.m. would mark Cruz's second time facing a judge after he fatally shot 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on Wednesday. Another hearing is scheduled for 2 p.m., when a judge is expected to rule whether the Florida Department of Children and Families can publicly release any records it has pertaining to the 19-year-old suspect. Earlier in the day, the...

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  • Red Cross opens family assistance center to help those impacted by Parkland school shooting

    The American Red Cross is offering free services for people affected by the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School mass shooting. The assistance center is set-up in a community building at Pine Trails Park. On a wall at the support center, people shared messages of love for the victims. "You may not realize you have the need until you come in here, and you'll probably walk out of here with a lot of needs met that you didn't even realize you had," family assistance coordinator Ryan Logan said.  At...

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  • Baseball is back!

    Batter up for the Miami Sports Pod as Local 10's Will Manso and Clay Ferraro discuss the return of baseball and, yes, the Miami Marlins. 1:00 Clay talks about expectations for the Marlins from Vegas 5:00 Will “I am a believer in the building/rebuilding” --- the Franchise changed the day Jose Fernandez died 8:00  Clay “We don’t have to build the winning culture within the Marlins” 8:30  Will compares Derek Jeter to Pat Riley when he arrived in Miami 11:30  Will defends Derek Jeter for holding...

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  • Loved ones attend funeral of Alaina Petty

    Loved ones gathered Monday to say goodbye to Alaina Petty, one of 17 people killed in the Marjory Stoneman Douglas mass shooting. The funeral began about 11 a.m. at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Coral Springs.  The 14-year-old was a member of the JROTC program at the school, and her family says she spent countless hours doing community service, such as a trip to help clean up some of the hardest hit areas after Hurricane Irma. "She was a terrific young lady and we're very...

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  • Rodent droppings found inside South Florida Dunkin Donuts

    State records show a rodent issue was discovered last week at a Dunkin Donuts in Plantation, causing it to be closed for two days. Records also show a dead mouse was found by the inspector in the bar area of The Back of the Road Sports Grill in Miami. Rodent issues were also discovered at A Taste of the City in Cooper City, Key West Bite in Key West and Bob the Baker in Miami Gardens. Crepemaker in the Dadeland Mall was also ordered shut last week after a roach issue was found and Hazel's...

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  • Post-it wall at Parkland support center shares messages of love, hope

    As a community continues to mourn the 17 people killed at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on Feb. 14, many are using simple Post-it Notes to share their messages of love, hope and grief. The wall, which is located at the Parkland support center for those seeking help in coping with the horrific events of last week, is being kept in place for others to add their thoughts. The support center at Pine Trails Park will remain open through the week from 9 a.m. - 7 p.m. Here are some of the...

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  • Child, 6, dies in Fort Lauderdale apartment fire

    A six-year-old girl died after an apartment fire in Fort Lauderdale on Sunday night. The girl's father identified her as Kaileen Alvaranga and said his daughter passed away due to smoke inhalation. The fire started Sunday night at the apartment located at 1045 NE 8th Avenue. Kaileen's father, Leo Sears, said his daughter lived at the apartment with her mother and her mother's boyfriend. The girl's aunt said relatives drove down from Palm Beach County after the fire to be with loved ones.   The...

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  • Missing man found, hospitalized in critical condition, Pembroke Pines police say

    A man who was reported missing was found Sunday afternoon and taken to a hospital, according to the Pembroke Pines Police Department. Roberto Perez was found around 4:45 p.m. Sunday. Police said he was taken to a hospital and remains in critical condition. Perez, who suffers from Alzheimer's disease, was found in an isolated area of brush which, police said, was aggressively searched by ground and air units over the last nine days. No foul play is suspected. Police said it is unknown how long...

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  • Lauderhill teen accused of posting threatening message

    A Lauderhill teen accused of posting a message on social media threatening to kill people at several schools in Broward County has been arrested, according to the Broward Sheriff's Office. Deputies said detectives were notified after midnight on Feb. 16 about a post on Instagram in which the male poster said he was going to kill people and listed various schools. Detectives launched an investigation into the threat, ultimately locating the suspect and taking him into custody that afternoon,...

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  • Miami-Dade mother breaks into the big time with 'Black Panther'

    The blockbuster movie "Black Panther" is breaking box office records. It’s also breaking stereotypes by being the first major superhero movie starring a black superhero and set in a rich African nation. Sope Aluko, a Miami-Dade County mother, has a prominent role in the film. "I love the fact that my kid and every black kid across America is gonna see this film and say, 'Wow! We look like kings and queens,'” Aluko said. A former marketing executive, Aluko plays a spiritual character in the...

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  • Parkland shooting dominates discussion on 'This Week in South Florida'

    After last week's deadly school shooting in Parkland, major players with a wide range of knowledge and viewpoints on the tragedy joined Michael Putney and Glenna Milberg on "This Week in South Florida." Guests included Marjory Stoneman Douglas senior David Hogg, Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel, Broward County Public Schools Superintendent Robert Runcie and U.S. Rep. Ted Deutch, a Boca Raton Democrat. Israel spoke of the need to keep weapons out of the hands of people with mental...

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  • Trump to meet with high school students after fatal shooting

    President Donald Trump will hold a listening session with high school students this week following the deadly school shooting in Florida. A White House schedule says Trump will host students and teachers Wednesday. He also will meet with state and local officials on school safety on Thursday. The White House did not immediately answer questions about which students would be attending the session. Students who survived the shooting in Parkland that left 17 dead have focused their anger on the...

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  • 'She was going to change the world,' family says of slain Stoneman Douglas student

    Carmen Schentrup was one of 17 people killed Wednesday in a shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland. Her family released the following statement:  Our hearts go out to all the families who must endure this excruciating pain with us. As we attempt to bear our part of this incomprehensible tragedy, we want to share a glimpse about our beloved daughter Carmen. While many people considered Carmen mature beyond her years (she recently joked people had been asking her how she...

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  • Friends petition for military funeral for Stoneman Douglas student hailed as hero

    Friends of a Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School student killed in Wednesday's mass shooting have started a petition for him to be buried with full military honors. Witnesses said 15-year-old Peter Wang, a Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps cadet, was shot and killed while ushering others to safety. Peter died in his JROTC uniform, witnesses said. His friend filed the petition on the government's We the People site. If the petition receives more than 86,000 signatures, it will get a response...

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  • Stoneman Douglas survivors plan march on Washington, demanding 'new normal' on gun laws

    Teen survivors of the school shooting massacre in Florida last week are calling for a march on Washington to demand action on gun control. Student organizers of the protest told ABC News' "This Week" Co-Anchor Martha Raddatz on Sunday that they are determined to use protests and political action to make the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas in Parkland, Florida, a turning point in the national debate over gun control. “People keep asking us, what about the Stoneman Douglas shooting is...

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  • Trump criticizes FBI's missteps in Parkland school shooting

    President Donald Trump criticized the FBI late Saturday, saying the agency missed warnings about the Parkland school shooting because it was too focused on the investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election. "Very sad that the FBI missed all of the many signals sent out by the Florida school shooter. This is not acceptable," Trump said on Twitter. "They are spending too much time trying to prove Russian collusion with the Trump campaign - there is no collusion. Get back to the basics...

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  • Man accused of threatening Marathon High School 'as a joke' arrested

    A 19-year-old man was arrested Saturday night after posting pictures of guns and a threatening message directed at a Florida Keys high school on a social media site. Duviel Gonzalez faces charges of written threats to kill or do bodily harm and marijuana possession. Monroe County Sheriff's Office spokesman Adam Linhardt said Gonzalez posted pictures of guns along with a message threatening Marathon High School on his Instagram page. Authorities were notified of the posts by numerous concerned...

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  • Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School to remain closed through Wednesday

    Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School will remain closed through Wednesday, according to Broward County Public Schools. The school will remain closed Tuesday and Wednesday, the school district said in a news release late Saturday night. School officials said the goal is to allow staff to return to campus by the end of the week. Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School has been closed since 17 people were killed in a mass shooting last Wednesday. Former student Nikolas Cruz, 19, was arrested on 17...

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  • DCF investigated after Parkland school shooting suspect cut himself

    Florida's child welfare agency investigated the suspect in a school shooting that killed 17 people after he cut himself in an online video but found him stable, according to state records. The Sun-Sentinel reported that Florida's Department of Children and Families investigated when Nikolas Cruz posted a video on the social media network Snapchat showing him cutting his arms in 2016. The agency was called to investigate. Cruz, then 18, was listed as an "alleged victim" of medical neglect and...

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  • Clad in sports jerseys, friends say farewell to student killed in Parkland shooting

    Hundreds traveled to Boca Raton on Saturday for a mass and viewing for a Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School student who was killed along with 16 others Wednesday.  But instead of suits and ties, most mourners dressed in sports jerseys -- a fitting tribute for 17-year-old Joaquin Oliver, a well-liked teen who went by the nickname "Guac." He was a massive sports fan, following football, basketball and the Venezuelan national soccer team. "He is the most incredible soul ever," Victoria Gonzalez,...

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  • Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School to remain closed through Wednesday

    Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School will remain closed through Wednesday, according to Broward County Public Schools. The school will remain closed on Tuesday, Feb. 20 and Wednesday, Feb. 21. School officials said the goal is to allow staff to return to campus by the end of the week. "Our hearts remain with the victims and families impacted by the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School tragedy," Broward County Public Schools said in a release. "Across our community, the difficult and emotional...

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  • Last critical patient in shooting now in fair condition, Broward Health says

    Broward Health officials said the last critical patient from the recent Parkland school shooting is now listed in fair condition. Two patients in fair condition currently remain at Broward Health North, officials said. One patient in fair condition remains at Broward Health Medical Center. Related: Where to donate blood following Parkland school shooting "This is an important milestone for this patient and our care team," said Dr. Igor Nichiporenko, medical director of trauma service at Broward...

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