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Tag: Florida

  • Monday, February 19th 2018 - 09:21 UTC

    Mass shooting survivors planning to march “for our lives” in Washington on 24 March

    The “March for our Lives” will take place on Mar 24, with sister rallies planned across the country, a group of students revealed.

    Students who survived a mass shooting at their Florida school on Sunday (Feb 18) announced plans to march on Washington in a bid to “shame” politicians into reforming laws that make firearms readily available. The “March for our Lives” will take place on Mar 24, with sister rallies planned across the country, a group of students revealed.

  • Saturday, February 17th 2018 - 09:15 UTC

    Valentine Day carnage: Florida governor calls for resignation of FBI director

    “An apology will never bring these 17 Floridians back to life or comfort the families who are in pain”, said governor Rick Scott.

    Florida Governor Rick Scott called on Friday for FBI Director Christopher Wray to resign in the wake of revelations the bureau ignored a January 5 tip about Parkland school shooter Nikolas Cruz, who killed 17 when he opened fire on Valentine's Day. The agency said earlier Thursday in a statement that it received a call in January from a person close to Cruz through its Public Access Line tip-line to express concerns about Cruz's erratic behavior and disturbing social media posts.

  • Thursday, February 15th 2018 - 09:08 UTC

    Carnage at Florida school: expelled student opens fire and kills at least 17

    Live footage showed emergency workers who appeared to be treating the wounded on sidewalks.

    Police said a former student opened fire at a Florida high school on Wednesday, killing at least 17 people and sending scores of students fleeing into the streets in the nation's deadliest school shooting since a gunman attacked an elementary school in Newtown, Conn. The shooter, who was equipped with a gas mask and smoke grenades, set off a fire alarm to draw students out of their classrooms shortly before the school day ended, officials said.

  • Saturday, January 13th 2018 - 09:53 UTC

    US$ 451 million jackpot for a 20-year old from Florida

    Mega Millions lotto officials confirmed Shane Missler, of Port Richey, was the lone winner of the Jan. 5 jackpot.

    A US$ 451 million mystery is over. 20-year-old “retired” background screening worker from Florida claimed the fourth-largest jackpot in Mega Millions lottery history, lotto officials confirmed. Shane Missler, of Port Richey, was the lone winner of the Jan. 5 jackpot. He elected to take a lump sum payout of US$ 281.2 million, officials said.

  • Tuesday, February 8th 2011 - 18:13 UTC

    Reported shark attacks increased globally 25% during 2010

    Surfers were the main target of the water predators

    The number of reported shark attacks in 2010 increased globally but declined in the state of Florida, the shark capital of the world, according to an annual report released Monday by the University of Florida’s International Shark Attack File.

  • Saturday, May 1st 2010 - 08:08 UTC

    As BP Oil Spill Advances; Florida Declares State of Emergency

    Experts have been unable so far to cap the ruptured underwater well

    State of Florida Governor Charlie Crist declared on Friday a state of emergency in coastal counties because of the threat from the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.