Florida

FILE - In this April 5, 2019, file photo, Parkland school suspect Nikolas Cruz listens during a hearing at the Broward Courthouse in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. T
Amy Beth Bennett/South Florida Sun Sentinel via AP, Pool, File
April 24, 2019 - 9:23 pm
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The public defenders for the Parkland school massacre defendant unexpectedly asked to withdraw from the case Wednesday, saying the 20-year-old man will soon inherit nearly a half-million dollars and no longer qualify for free legal representation. The Broward County...
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southern tornadoes
Heather Rousseau/The Roanoke Times via AP
April 20, 2019 - 9:29 am
ATLANTA (AP) — A strong storm system barreling through the South on Friday killed an 8-year-old girl in Florida and threatened to bring tornadoes to large parts of the Carolinas and southern Virginia. A tree fell onto a house in Woodville, Florida, south of Tallahassee, killing the girl and...
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The FBI Denver Division and Jefferson County Sheriff's Office are asking for the public's help locating Sol Pais.
Jefferson County Sheriff
April 17, 2019 - 10:00 am
UPDATED: 1:05 p.m. By Holly Yan and Madeline Holcombe, CNN (CNN) -- Sol Pais, the armed 18-year-old from Florida who made threats and was "infatuated" with Columbine, has been found dead, a law enforcement official told CNN. "There is no longer a threat to the community," the FBI's Denver office...
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Philadelphia Phillies' Bryce Harper rolls on the dirt holding his leg after getting hit by a pitch against the Toronto Blue Jays during the sixth inning in a spring training baseball game, Friday, March 15, 2019, in Clearwater, Fla.
Yong Kim/The Philadelphia Inquirer via AP
March 16, 2019 - 12:17 pm
CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) — Bryce Harper sat out the Philadelphia Phillies' game against the Houston Astros on Saturday, saying he's "a little sore" one day after getting hit by a pitch and bruising his right ankle. Manager Gabe Kapler said he had no concerns about Harper being ready for opening day on...
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Philadelphia Phillies outfielder Bryce Harper (3) looks on during batting practice before a game between the Phillies and the New York Yankees at Spectrum Field.
Douglas DeFelice-USA TODAY Sports
Dave Uram
March 08, 2019 - 12:22 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — After two days of simulated action against Jerad Eickhoff and Phillies minor league pitchers, newcomer Bryce Harper will face competition in an actual spring training game Saturday afternoon at Spectrum Field in Clearwater. The plan is for Harper to be the Phils'...
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Nouman Raja sits between defense attorney Scott Richardson, left, and paralegal Debi Stratton as attorney Richard Lubin gives his closing arguments in Raja's trial, Wednesday, March 6, 2019 in West Palm Beach, Fla.
Lannis Waters/Palm Beach Post via AP, Pool
March 07, 2019 - 9:41 am
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A fired Florida police officer was found guilty of manslaughter and attempted murder Thursday for the fatal 2015 shooting of a stranded black motorist, becoming the first officer in the state to be convicted of an on-duty shooting in 30 years. Nouman Raja, 41, now faces...
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Cruise ship hit by sudden 115 mph gust tilts
Aaron Black
March 06, 2019 - 8:24 am
By Christina Zdanowicz and Steve Almasy, CNN (CNN) -- There was no warning. One moment passengers were sitting at a piano bar on their huge cruise ship slipping through the water off the East Coast and seconds later the ship started tilting. And tilting. And tilting. It went from curious to scary...
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Philadelphia Phillies right fielder Bryce Harper
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Jay Scott Smith
March 04, 2019 - 3:29 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — As merchandise for the new Phillies star Bryce Harper flies off the shelves, fans are also thinking of flying to Clearwater, Florida, to get a first look at the team in spring training. Anyone planning to head to the Sunshine State should be prepared to spend — ticket...
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New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft could be charged as early as Monday with soliciting prostitution, according to the State Attorney's Office in Palm Beach County, Florida.
Theo Wargo/Getty Images via CNN
February 28, 2019 - 10:01 pm
By Jay Croft, CNN (CNN) -- Robert Kraft, owner of the New England Patriots, entered a plea of not guilty to two counts of soliciting prostitution in Florida, court records show. Attorneys for Kraft, 77, electronically filed the plea Monday in Palm Beach County Court. It seeks a nonjury trial. Kraft...
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Jasmine Grace Marino, of Nashua, N.H., a former massage parlor prostitute, stands for a photograph, in Somerville, Mass., Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2019.
Steven Senne/AP Photo
February 28, 2019 - 8:49 am
By Philip Marcelo, Associated Press BOSTON (AP) — They're nestled amid bustling downtowns and tucked into nondescript strip malls across quiet suburbs. Brothels posing as massage parlors and Asian spas have been part of the American landscape for decades, hidden in plain sight. But the Florida...
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