South Florida woman who made threats against Columbine was ‘infatuated’ with the shooting, FBI says

Authorities said Tuesday they are looking for an 18-year-old South Florida woman suspected of making threats against Columbine High School, just days before the 20th anniversary of a mass shooting that killed 13 people. The information prompted a lockdown at the high school and several others outside Denver. All students were safe, school officials said. Sol Pais traveled to Colorado on Monday night and made threats against the schools, the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office and the... Read More

This landmark Miami school is 60 years old and has just picked its second president

Christopher Columbus High School has selected only its second president in its 60-year history, and he will replace Brother Kevin Handibode, an institution at the private boys’ Catholic school in … Click to Continue » ... Read More

Northbound I-95 blocked at Broward-Palm Beach county line

All northbound lanes of Interstate 95 near Hillsboro Boulevard are blocked after a police pursuit that originated in Miami-Dade County came to an end there. A Toyota Corolla allegedly occupied by a homicide suspect led Miami-Dade Police on the chase, police said. The Toyotoa apparently blew a tire, bringing the pursuit to an end at the Broward/Palm Beach county line at about 3 p.m. Police activity will likely keep the lanes closed down for several hours, police... Read More

Ron DeSantis tells Supreme Court suspended Broward Sheriff Scott Israel is ‘grasping at straws’

Gov. Ron DeSantis, in a sometimes blistering legal filing with the Florida Supreme Court, argued Tuesday there are no grounds for the courts to overturn his suspension of Broward Sheriff Scott Israel. At one point, the governor’s filing belittles Israel’s attempt to get the courts to intervene, accusing him of “grasping at straws.” He also criticized Israel’s “continued delay tactics.” “ was suspended from office for his failures as the Sheriff of Broward County,” the... Read More

Give Florida a shot of reality. Tighten vaccination exemptions | Randy Schultz

Vaccines can eradicate disease. If only we could eradicate myths about vaccines. Hearing about measles outbreaks in the United States is like hearing that televisions again have just three channels and water fountains in the South again are segregated. Yet there were 17 outbreaks last year. Five states face outbreaks now. On Tuesday, the World Health Organization reported that measles cases globally rose 300 percent between January and March compared to 2018. No outbreak has occurred in... Read More

Teen who tried ‘RKO’ move on principal arrested for doing it again — to a plastic alligator

Amid the robbers, thieves, burglars and other crooks who faced Miami-Dade Circuit Court Judge Renatha Francis Tuesday morning, Gianny Sosa’s crime stood out. The 18-year-old Southridge Senior High School student … Click to Continue » ... Read More

Broward schools grapple with dwindling enrollment

About 1,800 fewer students attend Broward’s district-run schools this year, and School Board members are looking for ways to deal with that. Parents cite a lack of individual instruction, safety and bullying concerns, mediocre school grades and poor discipline for pulling their kids out of traditional public schools, according to surveys conducted by the district. The quality of schools is also a factor for many parents who move away from Broward County. Other factors include new job... Read More

Ron DeSantis asks Supreme Court to uphold his suspension of Broward Sheriff Scott Israel

Gov. Ron DeSantis told the Florida Supreme Court on Tuesday that there are no grounds to overturn his suspension of Broward Sheriff Scott Israel. In a filing with the Supreme Court, the governor’s attorneys said that the January suspension of the sheriff “lists specific grounds of suspension” required in the Florida Constitution, and “it supports the grounds with factual allegations that bear reasonable relation to the asserted grounds.” In a separate motion, also filed Tuesday,... Read More