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Get all the latest blog entries about the University of Miami Hurricanes from Shandel Richardson of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel.

Last Build Date: Thu, 22 Feb 2018 15:52:41 -0500

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Aaron Feis, beloved football coach who died saving students, mourned by the Stoneman Douglas community

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 12:15:00 PST

A beloved assistant football coach and lifelong Stoneman Douglas Eagle who always put the kids first – up until his final moments when he shielded students from gunfire – Aaron Feis was remembered as a hero by the 1,000-plus people who attended his funeral Thursday morning.

Feis was one of the...


Video delays misled cops at Stoneman Douglas shooting

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 11:15:00 PST

Nearly a half-hour after Nikolas Cruz dropped his rifle and fled Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, police thought they were seeing him live on security cameras, still in the building. They were actually seeing images tape-delayed.

The Broward School District’s security cameras did not show...


Alumni share messages with Stoneman Douglas community in #MSDStrong video

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 12:37:00 PST

In the days after 17 students and teachers were killed at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, alumni of the school banded together a Facebook group. It grew to about 7,000 people in just 72 hours.

Ryan Blitzer, a 2013 alum who lives in Dallas, was added to the group and saw someone...


After silence on Parkland, NRA pushes back against law enforcement, media, gun-control advocates

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 11:18:00 PST

After a week of media silence following the school shooting in Florida, the National Rifle Association has gone on the offensive in its first public response to the massacre, pushing back against law enforcement officials, the media, gun-control advocates and calls for stricter gun laws made by...


Nicholas Dworet honored at funeral week after Stoneman Douglas shooting

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 14:10:00 PST

Family and friends gathered Wednesday to honor Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School senior Nicholas Dworet a week after he was killed by a gunman at school.

His funeral was held at Serenity Funeral Home in North Lauderdale, and later hundreds gathered for a memorial at the Parkland Golf and Country...


Jimmy Kimmel rips Parkland conspiracy theorists and Trump Jr.

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 08:16:00 PST

Jimmy Kimmel called out conspiracy theorists attacking the credibility of a group of Florida teenagers who, overnight, have become some of the most vocal advocates for gun control, after a lone gunman killed 17 people at their high school.

"These are kids who should be applauded. Even if you don't...


Weekend preview: A night of music for Douglas High School

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 07:00:00 PST

Events and things to do in South Florida this weekend and beyond, from West Palm Beach to Fort Lauderdale and Miami.(image)

Florida students not backing off push for gun regulations: 'They've got fire in their eyes'

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 12:20:00 PST

The student-driven movement to rewrite gun laws showed no sign of waning a week after a gunman killed 17 people at a Florida school, with politicians yielding to pressure to respond.

The president endorsed certain gun control moves amid the public outcry and said "there's nothing more important...


Grand jury to review school safety in Palm Beach County

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 09:15:00 PST

A grand jury will examine school safety issues and make recommendations for improvements in Palm Beach County following last week’s mass school shooting in Broward, State Attorney Dave Aronberg announced Thursday.

On the table will be ideas for the development of “effective early warning systems,”...


Rubio is jeered as CNN town hall meeting about Florida school shooting turns angry

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 01:45:00 PST

A massive town hall quickly turned into searing television Wednesday night as a grieving father of a girl killed in the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting angrily confronted U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., over his opposition to gun control.

Fred Guttenberg, whose daughter Jaime, 14,...


This photo of Trump’s notes captures his empathy deficit better than anything

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 04:14:00 PST

President Donald Trump held a worthwhile listening session Wednesday featuring a range of views on how to combat gun violence in schools. And while Trump's at-times-meandering comments about arming teachers will certainly raise eyebrows, for the most part he did listen.

Thanks in part, it seems,...


Florida school shooting: The latest

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 12:50:00 PST

President Donald Trump on Thursday doubled down on his idea of arming some teachers as a deterrent for school shootings and praised the top leadership of the National Rifle Association as "Great American Patriots."

In morning tweets and later at the White House, Trump claimed the strategy of arming...


Broward sheriff's deputies will carry rifles, including AR-15s, to guard schools

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 01:50:00 PST

Deputies guarding schools in Broward County will carry rifles, including AR-15s, under an order issued Wednesday by Broward Sheriff Scott Israel.

Israel said the order applies only to deputies qualified on rifles and has the support of Broward schools Superintendent Robert Runcie after the Parkland...


New app available for emergency incidents in Palm Beach County schools

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 12:35:00 PST

A new app, available beginning next week, will allow Palm Beach County students, school staff and parents to report school emergencies and receive alerts about nearby threats.

Users of the app, Palm Beach County StudentProtect, can report people with mental health issues, students who are bullying...


Heat to wear 'MSD' uniform patches in memory of Stoneman Douglas victims; Wade speaks out for change

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 15:35:00 PST

The Miami Heat are the latest South Florida professional sports team to wear a uniform element in memory of those slain in last week's shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland that left 17 dead.

The Heat plan to add an "MSD" patch on the shoulder area of their jerseys for the...


Teachers in 12 states have pension funds invested in gun stocks

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 11:35:00 PST

Teachers across Florida and at a high school where 17 people were shot dead Feb. 14 pay into a retirement fund that invests in gun companies, it was revealed earlier this week.

It turns out they're not alone.

Pension funds managed for public school teachers in at least a dozen states, including...


Marlins honoring Stoneman Douglas shooting victims with special hats, T-shirts, patches Friday

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 12:50:00 PST

When all 30 major league teams support Marjory Stoneman Douglas High after last week’s mass shooting by wearing MSD baseball caps before their first spring training game — with the option of also wearing them during the game — it will be a little different for the Marlins.

They are the only club,...


Brightline food hall Central Fare, Wynwood Food Hall coming to Miami

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 12:35:00 PST

These eateries bring South Florida's food-hall total to 11.(image)

New image released of man wanted in chilling home-invasion

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 10:00:00 PST

He lied his way into a Hollywood home, terrorized the two people living there, stole some of their possessions and is still on the loose.

An updated picture released Thursday shows Robert Nolan Young, the man police say is responsible for the February 11 home invasion that happened on the 4500...


One candidate withdraws bid to become Palm Beach schools superintendent

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 10:50:00 PST

A candidate for the Palm Beach County schools superintendent job dropped out on Thursday, leaving three school district employees who are set to be interviewed over the next two weeks.

Frank Rodriguez, a regional superintendent, wrote a letter to the school board on Thursday, citing family reasons...


17-year sentence for West Palm Beach eye doctor in $73 million Medicare fraud case

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 08:30:00 PST

A prominent South Florida eye doctor once accused of bribing Democratic Sen. Bob Menendez of New Jersey received a 17-year sentence Thursday for stealing $73 million from Medicare by persuading elderly patients to undergo excruciating tests and treatments they didn't need for diseases they didn't...


Case closed: Oldest known cave art proves Neanderthals were just as sophisticated as humans

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 11:00:00 PST

A red hand stencil. A series of lines that look like a ladder. A collection of red dots. These images, painted in ocher on cave walls in Spain, are the oldest-known examples of cave art ever found. And all three were created not by humans, but by Neanderthals, scientists say.(image)

Trump backs raising age to buy assault rifle, presses case to arm some teachers, praises NRA

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 12:39:00 PST

President Donald Trump on Thursday doubled down on his idea of arming some teachers as a deterrent for school shootings and praised the top leadership of the National Rifle Association as "Great American Patriots."

In morning tweets and later at the White House, Trump claimed the strategy of arming...


Man crashes car into Connecticut hospital entrance, sets himself on fire

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 11:55:00 PST

A man in his 20s crashed his car through the emergency room entrance at Middlesex Hospital Thursday morning and apparently set himself on fire, Mayor Daniel Drew said.

Drew said the act was intentional, but he would not speculate on the motive. The FBI, state police and Hartford bomb squads responded...


As companies reveal gigantic CEO-to-worker pay ratios, some worry how low-paid workers might take the news

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 07:55:00 PST

A potentially embarrassing math calculation employers have long hoped to escape - one that pay experts thought was dead following President Donald Trump's election - can no longer be avoided.

In recent weeks, a few public companies have begun disclosing a ratio, required for the first time this...