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37 years ago: The horror and heroism of Air Florida Flight 90

37 years ago: The horror and heroism of Air Florida Flight 90A storm Jan. 13, 1982, led to one of the most haunting tragedies in Washington, D.C., history: the crash of Air Florida Flight 90, which killed 78.



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Embattled Florida Sheriff Scott Israel Suspended for Response to Deadly Parkland Shooting

Embattled Florida Sheriff Scott Israel Suspended for Response to Deadly Parkland ShootingIsrael served two terms as Broward County Sheriff



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Florida Key lime pie: So popular it's got its own festival

Florida Key lime pie: So popular it's got its own festivalThe eighth annual Florida Key Lime Pie Festival will be Jan. 19 at Veterans Memorial Park on Merritt Island.



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Florida sheriff suspended over Parkland shooting response

Florida sheriff suspended over Parkland shooting responseFlorida’s governor on Friday suspended the sheriff who oversaw the response to last year’s Parkland school shooting over failings in his handling of the massacre. Governor Ron DeSantis said Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel had “repeatedly failed” and “demonstrated a pattern of poor leadership” following shootings at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School and Fort Lauderdale airport in 2017.



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New Florida governor suspends sheriff over school massacre

New Florida governor suspends sheriff over school massacreFORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — New Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis suspended Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel on Friday over his handling of February's massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, saying he "repeatedly failed and has demonstrated a pattern of poor leadership."



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Florida governor suspends sheriff for response to school massacre

Florida governor suspends sheriff for response to school massacreDeSantis said Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel showed leadership failures in the shooting that left 14 students and three adults dead at the hands of a lone gunman on Feb. 14, 2018. “The massacre might never have happened had Broward had better leadership in the sheriff’s department,” DeSantis said during a news conference outside the Broward Sheriff’s Office headquarters in Fort Lauderdale. Israel, a Democrat who has served as the elected sheriff of the agency with 5,800 employees since 2013, accused the newly elected Republican governor of a power grab.



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Florida governor vows to hold officials 'accountable' amid reports of planned suspension of sheriff

Florida governor vows to hold officials 'accountable' amid reports of planned suspension of sheriffDeSantis planned to speak about “holding government officials accountable” on Friday in Fort Lauderdale, at the offices of Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel, DeSantis’ office said in a statement. The website Politico and the Miami Herald newspaper, citing unnamed sources, reported on Thursday that DeSantis planned to suspend Israel and replace him with a former police sergeant from the Broward County city of Coral Springs. DeSantis, a Republican, while campaigning last year, had expressed interest in suspending Israel over the massacre at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, in which 14 students and three adults were shot to death by a lone gunman.



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Brooksville airport: Person 'decapitated by helicopter blades' in Florida

Brooksville airport: Person 'decapitated by helicopter blades' in FloridaAuthorities are investigating a decapitation involving a helicopter at a Florida airport, according to multiple local media reports. A Fire Rescue official, confirmed to local CBS station 10News that the victim was decapitated by the rotor of the helicopter. Deputies of the Hernando County Sheriff’s Office are on the scene at Flight Path Drive in the grounds surrounding the airport.



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Brooksville airport: Person 'decapitated by helicopter blades' in Florida

Brooksville airport: Person 'decapitated by helicopter blades' in FloridaAuthorities are investigating a decapitation involving a helicopter at a Florida airport, according to multiple local media reports. A Fire Rescue official, confirmed to local CBS station 10News that the victim was decapitated by the rotor of the helicopter. Deputies of the Hernando County Sheriff’s Office are on the scene at Flight Path Drive in the grounds surrounding the airport.



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The Latest: Republican DeSantis sworn in as Florida governor

The Latest: Republican DeSantis sworn in as Florida governorTALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on the inauguration of Republican Ron DeSantis as Florida's next governor (all times local):



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