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Since Sandy Hook: Agape Christian Academy – Oct. 3, 2013

A school shooting occurred at Agape Christian Academy in Pine Hills, Florida, on Oct. 3, 2013, resulting in two wounded.   The shooter, who did not attend the school, shot a 16-year-old football player in the hip and a 17-year-old boy, who also did not attend Agape, according to WESH 2 News. The identities of the victims were not released to the public.  By Gabriel PobleteSouth Florida News Service @SFNS_News • Facebook • Instagram The shooting occurred ...

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On October 11, 2015, University of South Florida football player Benjamin Knox was arrested for firing a gun on campus. (Photo credit: Simon Kelogg)

Since Sandy Hook: University of South Florida – Oct. 11, 2015

On October 11, 2015, University of South Florida football player Benjamin Knox was arrested for firing a gun on campus. While no students or faculty were injured when the gun went off, Knox was immediately suspended from the team and later stopped attending USF.  By Maria GilSouth Florida News Service @SFNS_News • Facebook • Instagram Following the misfire, officers on campus made themselves more visible to show students they were there if needed, said USF Police Chief ...

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Original Palm Beach Junior College building, located on campus of Dreyfus School of the Arts, West Palm Beach, Florida. Photo taken by Donald Albury on Feb. 24, 2007. (Photo via Wikipedia)

Since Sandy Hook: Dreyfoos High School – June 19, 2013

On June 19, 2013, Javier Burgos shot and killed two fellow custodians at Dreyfoos High School in West Palm Beach, Florida.   The Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office identified the Colombia-born Burgos as a suspect in the shooting as early as 2014 but did not issue a warrant for his arrest until 2016. By that time Burgos had already fled the country to his native home.   By Jaylin HawkinsSouth Florida News Service @SFNS_News • Facebook • Instagram On May 24, 2017, Burgos went ...

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Florida State University's Strozier Library was the scene of a school shooting in 2014, when FSU graduate Myron Deshawn May fired a .380 semi-automatic handgun and shot three people. (Photo: Wiki Commons)

Since Sandy Hook: Florida State University – Nov. 20, 2014

On Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014, 31-year-old attorney and Florida State University graduate Myron Deshawn May began firing a .380 semi-automatic handgun and shot three people, including two students, at 12:25 a.m. at FSU’s Strozier Library, officials said. At least 300 students were present.   Two minutes after opening fire, he was shot and killed during a shootout with police. A text alert sent by the university, warning students of ...

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Since Sandy Hook: Lecanto High School – Nov. 10, 2015

On Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2015, a 15-year-old boy shot himself in the head in front of more than 20 classmates during the second block of classes at Lecanto High School in Lecanto, Florida, according to Citrus County Sheriff’s Office.   The unidentified youth from Homosassa, Florida, used a Walther P1 9 mm semi-automatic handgun that had six rounds in the magazine and one in the chamber. Another magazine containing eight rounds was found in a ...

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Nando muestra su libro en su habitación del hogar grupal The Dream Team Group Home. 
Foto: Juan Endara

Hogares grupales en Miami-Dade: El abandono de Nando

Hernando Gutierrez Landivar, de cariño Nando, nació en South Miami el 3 de diciembre de 1985, de madre boliviana y, por ende, tiene doble nacionalidad. Al nacer, tuvo falta de oxígeno que lesionó partes motoras de su cerebro, y se moviliza en una silla de ruedas. Hace dos años, falleció su madre y sus hermanos tuvieron que vender la casa, ...

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Juan Endara a la izquierda, durante su entrevista con Jaison Aristizabal.
Foto: Juan Endara

La pasión de Juan

Juan Endara tiene un sueño: lograr que personas como él logren superarse y puedan desarrollar todo su potencial en un clima de aceptación y respeto. Pese a su discapacidad, Juan consiguió graduarse de periodista en 2017 y actualmente está cursando una maestría en Periodismo en Español en la Universidad Internacional de La Florida. Por Miembros del capítulo de la Florida ...

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Millennials, cell phones and Thanksgiving [Video]

Millennials in South Florida have a variety of opinions about whether cell phones are permissible at the Thanksgiving dinner table. One Cuban-American woman said that the devices have created a barrier between her and family members.But a  Chinese-American couple said the technology allows them to communicate with family members across the globe. — Production by Elizabeth Soza; Editing and Reporting by ...

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Derek Jeter and Mayor Francis Suarez share a laugh while handing out turkeys and potatoes.

Turkey giveaway at Marlin’s Park

The Miami Marlins held their 9th annual Thanksgiving Distribution last Friday. The invitation-only event held at Marlins Park was sponsored by Feeding South Florida and other organizations. One thousand pre-selected families were given turkeys and other thanksgiving dinner essentials. The Marlin’s new CEO and part-owner, Derek Jeter, and Miami’s newly elected mayor, Francis Suarez, helped distribute 10-pound turkeys, canned goods ...

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Los estudiantes de la escuela secundaria naval  G. Holmes Braddock marcharon  en el desfile . Foto: Carolina Morales Chataing

Un saludo a los veteranos

El décimo primera edición del Desfile Anual del día de los veteranos se celebró el pasado 11 de noviembre del 2017 en la ciudad de Miami Beach.  El evento contó con la presencia de carrozas, grupos veteranos y militares, bandas de escuelas, autos y un equipo de paracaidistas de alto vuelo. Por Carolina Morales Chataing South Florida News Service @SFNS_News • Instagram• Facebook  ...

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