State Commission Should Not Have Had Parkland Shooter's Medical Records, Defense Argues In Court
The legal team defending the confessed-Parkland shooter argued in front of a Broward Circuit judge Friday morning that the state commission investigating the shooting should not have had access to Nikolas Cruz's confidential medical and mental health records. The team of public defenders, led by attorney Melisa McNeill, asked Judge Elizabeth Scherer to hold the Broward Sheriff's Office in contempt of court for releasing Cruz's confidential medical and mental health records to the Marjory Stoneman Douglas Public Safety Commission. McNeill also asked Scherer to set a separate evidence hearing with the BSO to determine whether the agency as a whole or only an individual within the agency are responsible for releasing the records. Rather than deciding if an additional hearing is necessary on Friday, Judge Scherer told the court she will make a decision by early next week. "I will take this under advisement," she said. An earlier court order from last May details that only law enforcement
Broward County Artist Discovers Family History Through Her Work For The Sistrunk Art Fair
In Florida, more black people were lynched per capita from 1877 to 1950 than anywhere else in the south, according to The Equal Justice Initiative . Pembroke Pines artist Ne’Chelle Straughter, whose artist name is Kaspvr, explores the legacy of racial terror and lynchings in Broward County in her new painting 'Uncle Reuben.'
Diaz-Balart, Soto Introduce Bill To Give Venezuelans Temporary Protected Status
Venezuela’s humanitarian and human rights crisis is one of the worst South America has ever seen. So a Miami lawmaker helped introduce a bill in Congress Thursday to protect Venezuelans living here from being deported back.
New Florida GOP Chairman, Homestead Rodeo, Congressional App Award & ScreenDance Miami Fest
The Republican Party of Florida recently elected Senator Joe Gruters of Sarasota as its new chairman. During the annual Florida GOP meeting in Orlando Gruters said the party's "top priority" over the next two years is getting President Donald J. Trump re-elected in Florida. Gruters joined Sundial to talk about the vision for the Republican Party in the Sunshine State and his alignment with the Trump administration. The federal shutdown continues and the local non-profit Feeding South Florida is seeking donations and volunteers to help furloughed government workers. Sari Vatske, the Executive Vice President of Feeding South Florida joined Sundial from Bass Pro Shops in Dania Beach where the organization giving out food to Transportation Security Administration workers impacted by the shutdown. Vatske talked about the communities currently needing assistance and how residents can help. You can register to volunteer and find locations here. Next, make sure to grab your boots and cowboy
"Layers Of Safety Starting To Peel Away:" Week 4 Of Shutdown Erodes South Florida Federal Agencies
Carrying coladas , purse-sized puppies and mountains of luggage, passengers at the terminal of Miami International Airport rushed on Wednesday to board departing flights, going about their usual routines. Many ignored the members of the National Air Traffic Controllers Association , also known as NATCA, standing in the middle of the chaos, passing out flyers. Those flyers went into detail about how the longest government shutdown in U.S. history is endangering the safety of every person boarding a flight. Jim Marinitti, the NATCA’s southern regional vice president, said the longer this shutdown continues, the less comfortable the public should feel about flying. Air traffic controllers, he said, are the folks on the front lines. The last thread holding everything together, part of an intricate safety system that most of the public doesn’t necessarily understand. “Safety is our number 1 priority. But as this continues to go on, we are seeing the layers of safety, the redundancies of the