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    Florida school board members harassed and bullied reveal the extent of the threats they've received and why, they believe, this harassment represents a much bigger problem.


    The family of Miya Marcano has sued the Arden Villas Apartments and owners, The Preiss Company for failing to provide adequate security and reprimanding Armando Caballero, the handyman accused of murdering Marcano.

    Manatees are starving to death because algae blooms and contaminants are killing the seagrass the beloved sea mammals eat.

    FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A judge has ordered an 18-year-old man to be held without bond in the fatal shooting of a South Florida police officer. Judge Tabitha Blackmon on Tuesday also ordered Jason Banegas to undergo a mental health screening at the request of his lawyer. He's accused of shooting Hollywood police Officer Yandy Chirino in the face Sunday night following a suspicious incident call in a neighborhood. Court records show Banegas had been released from a Miami-Dade County jail last month. He now faces charges including premeditated felony murder, resisting an officer with violence, armed burglary and grand theft of a firearm.

    A teenager in Tarpon Springs was shot by police Saturday night after pointing an airsoft rifle at drivers and officers.

    Shots were heard near the University of Florida Tuesday morning. The announcement was made via Twitter by the school's public safety account at 5:27 a.m.

    Centner Academy, a private school founded by Leila and David Centner, have told teachers that if they plan to receive a COVID vaccine, they cannot be around the students until more information is known about the vaccine itself.

    FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The families of those killed, wounded and scarred in the 2018 Florida high school massacre have reached a $25 million settlement with the district. More than 50 families of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High in Parkland will split the money from the Broward County school district. The families of the 17 slain will receive the largest shares. Sixteen of the 17 wounded and 19 people who suffered severe emotional distress will also receive payments. The families' attorney called the settlement “fair and remarkable.” The school district had no immediate comment. It had won a state Supreme Court ruling that could have capped its damages at $300,000.

    Florida State Senator Annette Taddeo is running for governor. Taddeo made the announcement on Monday morning with a video posted to Vimeo. Taddeo, a Democrat, is currently the only Hispanic candidate in the running for the position.

    Florida police fatally shot a man after they say he pointed a military-style rifle at cars and then at officers who arrived in response.Tarpon Springs police say they responded about 9:25 p.m. Saturday and found the man at an intersection. They opened fire when he pointed the rifle at them, hitting him numerous times, police said.The man was taken to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead. No further details were immediately available.Tarpon Springs is a city of 23,000 about 30 miles northwest of Tampa.

    The first Black firefighter of Boynton Beach is now suing the city after a city mural was painted and depicted as white.

    "It fosters gambling in isolation."

    Some Florida school districts are reporting thousands of students whose whereabouts remain unknown. Investigative Reporter Katie LaGrone explains how this happens, why and the drastic measures some districts are taking to find these lost students.

    Al Capone's Miami Beach mansion was once set to be demolished; now, it has been sold for $15.5 million.

    Fort Myer's own Ryleigh Plank had a heartfelt performance Monday that made both Kelly Clarkson and Ariana Grande turn their chairs around to pick her for their teams.

    An arrest has been made for 31 year-old Brittiny Lopez-Murray after allegedly having sexual relations with one of her students on multiple occasions.

    23 year-old Nikolas Cruz is now facing a possible 15 year-sentence of attempted criminal battery on a law enforcement officer

    According to the Polk County Sheriff's Office, 39 year-old Shaun Runyon has killed three people after an altercation took place at his job.

    As the Gabby Petito case continues to captivate the nation, Investigative Reporter Katie LaGrone takes a closer look at how law enforcement agencies pursue missing person cases.


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