Therapists may have inflamed Parkland shooter, lawyer claims

Therapists supported the use of violent video games by the teen who later killed 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. They also agreed that he should get a punching bag, and they did not oppose his having an airsoft gun. Those are among the details that emerged in court Tuesday about strategies that therapists supposedly used to redirect Nikolas Cruz’s aggressive tendencies — outlets that lawyers argued actually inflamed, rather than reduced, his penchant for... Read More

Ex-Broward Sheriff Israel loses fight to get job back after ruling by state’s high court

Florida’s highest court ruled Tuesday Gov. Ron De Santis acted lawfully when he suspended former Sheriff Scott Israel over his department’s handling of two mass shootings during his tenure: in … Click to Continue » ... Read More

Prosecutors won’t file any charges against teen was bashed by deputies

Broward prosecutors won’t file any charges against the 15-year-old student whose head was slammed against the pavement in a forceful off-campus arrest. A cellphone video of the teen’s arrest sparked outrage across the country. Prosecutors said Tuesday that Delucca “Lucca” Rolle, a student at J.P. Taravella High School, wouldn’t face any charge just hours after they met him and one of his attorneys, Sue-Ann Robinson. The Broward Sheriff’s Office had accused Rolle of aggravated... Read More

Prosecutors won’t file charges against teen who was bashed by deputies

Broward prosecutors won’t file charges against the 15-year-old student whose head was slammed against the pavement in a forceful off-campus arrest. A cellphone video of the teen’s arrest sparked outrage across the country. Prosecutors said Tuesday that Delucca “Lucca” Rolle, a student at J.P. Taravella High School, will not face any charge just hours after they met him and one of his attorneys, Sue-Ann Robinson. The Broward Sheriff’s Office had accused Rolle of aggravated assault... Read More

Prosecutors won’t file any charges against teen who was bashed by deputies

Broward prosecutors won’t file any charges against the 15-year-old student whose head was slammed against the pavement in a forceful off-campus arrest. A cellphone video of the teen’s arrest sparked outrage across the country. Prosecutors said Tuesday that Delucca “Lucca” Rolle, a student at J.P. Taravella High School, will not face any charge just hours after they met him and one of his attorneys, Sue-Ann Robinson. The Broward Sheriff’s Office had accused Rolle of aggravated... Read More

Broward School Board cancels design contracts for five more school renovations

The Broward County School Board canceled design contracts for five renovation projects, creating more delays for the troubled $800 million bond program. LIMCO Engineering, a Jamaican-based company with an office in Lighthouse Point, has experienced “significant delays” in preparing design documents for Hollywood Hills Elementary, North Andrews Gardens Elementary in Fort Lauderdale, Wilton Manors Elementary, Indian Trace Elementary in Weston and Tequesta Trace Middle in Weston. The... Read More

Judge wants answers over report of Robert Kraft sex video leak

While the Robert Kraft sex tapes are under court orders to remain private — for now — an alleged leak prompted a judge Tuesday to question how the videos have been safeguarded since Jupiter Police used the secret cameras at the Orchids of Asia Day Spa. Those videos led to Kraft, the billionaire owner of the New England Patriots, being charged with two counts of soliciting prostitution from January visits to the massage parlor. After the sting, police also charged 24 other “johns,” as... Read More

Florida poised to let police stop drivers just for texting

Florida is poised to join the majority of other states in cracking down on texting while driving by making it a primary offense. The Florida House voted 104-9 on Tuesday in favor of toughening state law to allow police to pull over drivers who are texting but not committing any other driving offense. The Senate will take up a similar measure Wednesday. Right now, drivers can be cited for texting only if they are speeding or committing another violation. Rep. Emily Slosberg, D-Boca... Read More