Two killed, two wounded as volley of gunshots reported at Florida shopping center

Witnesses reported at least 10 gunshots. “It does not appear to be a random act of violence,” the sheriff said.

NBC affiliate WBBH quoted a woman at the scene who said she was celebrating her birthday inside the restaurant Society at Bell Tower Shops when someone shot her husband in the chest as she was paying her bill. She told the station that the shooter then shot and killed her son as he tried to run away.

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Tropical Storm Gordon forms near Florida, takes aim at Gulf Coast

Tropical storm warnings have been posted for portions of South Florida and the Florida Keys. as well as portions of the northern Gulf Coast.

Tropical Storm Gordon spun up early Labor Day just south of Florida, the National Hurricane Center said, and is forecast to move toward the Louisiana Gulf Coast over the next two days.

Tropical storm warnings have been posted for portions of South Florida and the Florida Keys, as well as portions of the northern Gulf Coast.

A hurricane watch has also been posted for coastal areas of Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Florida, meaning that hurricane conditions are possible there within the next 48 hours.

Strong wind gusts, battering waves, above-normal tides, minor coastal flooding, flash flooding and a couple of isolated tornadoes and waterspouts will be the main threats from the storm, AccuWeather said.

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As Florida’s toxic red tide stretches on, residents report health problems

The tide, a wave of microorganisms that choke sea life, hit the Gulf of Mexico last November and now spreads over about 130 miles of Florida’s southwest coast. Gov. Rick Scott has issued a state of emergency for seven counties, where waterways and coastlines are filled with putrid fish floating in brass-colored water.

The red tide also poses a health risk to people. The microorganisms emit brevetoxins, which can get blown into the air. When the toxins are breathed in, they constrict passages in the lungs, causing people to cough and have difficulty breathing.

Doctors in southwest Florida say they’ve seen an increase in patients complaining of breathing problems.

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Man runs from deputies, drowns in Florida pond, police say | Fox News

A man running from police officers in Florida ran into a retention pond and ended up drowning on Saturday, officials said.

The Orange County Sheriff’s Office told FOX35 that deputies were speaking with the 49-year-old man around 3 a.m. when they found narcotics contraband on him and he ran from police.

During the chase, the man jumped into a retention pond in Pine Hills, located just outside Orlando.

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Donald Trump is going to be a big winner tonight – CNNPolitics

Washington (CNN)For all of Donald Trump’s struggles in his first 19 months as President, there’s one thing he’s proven particularly adept at: Picking winners in contested GOP primaries.

That run of winners is likely to continue on Tuesday night when voters go to the polls in Arizona and Florida.
The most obvious example of Trump’s power within the party is in the Florida governor’s race, where, late last year, he tweeted favorably about the candidacy of Rep. Ron DeSantis, who was seen as a heavy underdog to state Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam in the primary.

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Two adults shot at high school football game in Florida: reports | Fox News

Two men were shot during a practice football game at a Florida high school Friday night, prompting an evacuation of the stadium, multiple reports said.

“Both victims are adult males and not students in the PBC School system. This was not a result of a current altercation or a random act of violence,” the tweet read.

Officials said no suspect was in custody as of late Friday night, but, “The investigation is very active and ongoing,” the tweet said.

Witnesses said the stands were full during the fourth quarter of the preseason game between Palm Beach Central and William T. Dwyer high schools when they heard the gunfire.

Attendees were quickly evacuated from the area, WPEC-TV of West Palm Beach reported.

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