Police use of DNA leads to backlash, changes to big database

U.S. 06/07/19, 15:49

After California detectives used a popular online DNA database to track down a suspect in the decades-old Golden State Killer slayings, other police agencies quickly adopted the same technique.Since that case was cracked last year, at least 50 other killings ...

Judge reduces bond for former deputy in Parkland shooting

U.S. 06/06/19, 13:17

A judge reduced bail on Thursday for a former Florida deputy charged with 11 criminal counts after failing to confront the gunman in the Parkland school massacre. Scot Peterson was expected to be released later in the day.Circuit Judge Elizabeth ...

Prosecutors want Florida massacre suspect’s medical records

U.S. 05/28/19, 00:20

Prosecutors are seeking mental health and medical records of the former student charged with last year's Florida school massacre.Prosecutors will ask Judge Elizabeth Scherer on Tuesday to order a psychologist and an orthopedic clinic turn over Nikolas Cruz's records.Psychologist Daniel ...

Florida school shooting defendant due back in court

U.S. 05/21/19, 00:06

The defendant charged with killing 17 people in last year's Florida school shooting is due back in court.A status hearing is scheduled Tuesday for 20-year-old Nikolas Cruz in the February 2018 massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. Cruz could ...

Florida prepares for influx of immigrants from Mexico border

U.S. 05/16/19, 16:48

Officials in South Florida say they are frantically preparing for an influx of immigrants being sent by the federal government as the number camped along the U.S. Mexico border grows rapidly. Broward County Mayor Mark Bogen said Thursday that officials in ...

Pitched battle: Kraft attorneys fire back at prosecutors

Football 05/08/19, 17:39

The rivalry between Robert Kraft's New England Patriots and the Miami Dolphins appears tame compared to the heated contempt expressed between Florida prosecutors and Kraft's defense attorneys in his misdemeanor prostitution solicitation case.One day after prosecutors accused attorneys Alex Spiro ...

Prosecutors accuse Kraft’s lawyers of lying in court

Football 05/07/19, 16:20

Two of Patriots owner Robert Kraft's defense attorneys are being accused of lying by prosecutors in his solicitation of prostitution case.The Palm Beach County State Attorney's Office filed a motion Tuesday asking that attorneys Alex Spiro and William Burck be ...

Judge: Public defender must represent massacre defendant

U.S. 05/03/19, 16:07

A public defender must continue representing the former student charged in last year's Florida high school massacre, a judge ruled Friday, saying it's unlikely that Nikolas Cruz will actually receive a large inheritance left by his late mother.Circuit Judge Elizabeth ...

Ex-Florida deputy says he acted properly during massacre

U.S. 05/02/19, 17:58

The then-Florida sheriff's deputy assigned to protect the high school where 17 died in last year's massacre has filed a rebuttal to a commission's conclusion that he was "derelict in his duty," saying the findings were "biased" and not supported ...

Judge: Massacre suspect’s attorneys can’t summon counselors

U.S. 05/02/19, 12:06

Attorneys for the former student charged with last year's Florida high school massacre won't get to secretly subpoena his former mental health counselors.Judge Elizabeth Scherer in an order posted Thursday ruled Nikolas Cruz's public defenders under Florida law can't force ...

Massacre defendant’s attorneys want judge to remove them

U.S. 05/01/19, 00:21

The public defenders representing the former student charged with the Florida high school massacre are set to ask a judge to remove them from the case.The Broward County Public Defender's Office will ask Judge Elizabeth Scherer on Wednesday to order ...

Public defender wants to drop Florida massacre suspect

U.S. 04/24/19, 16:13

The public defenders representing the young man charged in the Parkland school massacre are asking to withdraw from the case, saying the defendant will soon receive nearly a half-million dollars and will no longer qualify for free legal representation.The Broward ...

Customers videotaped at Kraft-connected spa sue authorities

Sports 04/22/19, 14:49

Nearly three dozen men and women have filed a federal class-action lawsuit accusing Florida authorities of unlawfully videotaping them as they received legal massages at a parlor where New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft and others allegedly paid for sex.The ...

Cruz attorneys want to question his mental counselors alone

U.S. 04/18/19, 00:09

Attorneys for the suspect in last year's Florida school massacre will ask a judge to let them question his former mental health counselors without prosecutors present.Attorneys for Nikolas Cruz are scheduled Thursday to ask Judge Elizabeth Scherer for permission to ...

26 victims of Parkland shooting sue school board, sheriff

U.S. 04/10/19, 10:27

Survivors and family members of the slain victims of the school shooting in Parkland, Florida, had plans Wednesday to sue the school district, the sheriff's office, a deputy and a school monitor, claiming their negligence allowed the massacre to happen.Lawyers ...

Judge rejects lawsuit from sheriff fired in Florida shooting

U.S. 04/04/19, 16:25

A judge on Thursday dismissed a lawsuit filed by the Florida sheriff whom Gov. Ron DeSantis suspended after accusing him of failing to prevent the Parkland school shooting.Broward Circuit Judge David Haimes ruled that DeSantis' executive order removing Scott Israel ...

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