3 dead, including suspect, in shooting at Publix supermarket in Florida

A shooting at a Publix supermarket in Florida left three people dead, including the suspected shooter, authorities said Thursday.

The shooting occurred shortly after 11:30 a.m. ET inside a Publix store on the 1100 block of Royal Palm Beach Blvd., in Royal Palm Beach — about 15 miles west of Palm Beach — according to the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office.

It was not immediately clear who the suspected shooter was, but authorities identified the three victims as one man, one woman and one child.

Source: 3 dead, including suspect, in shooting at Publix supermarket in Florida

Florida shooting: At least 22 people shot, 2 fatally, after assailants get out of an SUV and fire assault rifles at a club, police say – CNN

(CNN)Police are asking for the public’s help in finding whoever opened fire at a Florida club early Sunday, killing at least two people and wounding at least 20 more, Miami-Dade Police Department Director Alfredo Ramirez III said.

Shortly after midnight, a white Nissan Pathfinder pulled up to the El Mula Banquet Hall near Hialeah and three people “stepped out of the vehicle with assault rifles and handguns and started firing indiscriminately into the crowd,” Ramirez said.

“The result is 20 to 25 victims with gunshot injury wounds, and two deceased on the scene,” he said.

The wounded were taken to various hospitals in the area. At least one of those hospitalized is in critical condition, police said.

Source: Florida shooting: At least 22 people shot, 2 fatally, after assailants get out of an SUV and fire assault rifles at a club, police say – CNN

Florida mall shooting leaves multiple people injured after fight breaks out | Fox News

At least three people sustained non-life-threatening injuries during a shooting at Aventura Mall in south Florida on Saturday afternoon, Aventura Police said.

Several suspects are currently in custody and being questioned by detectives.

Aventura Major Michael Bentolila said that two groups of people got into a fight outside of a Hugo Boss store. One person brandished a weapon, which spurred someone in the other group to pull out a gun and start firing.

Multiple agencies are currently looking for the shooter, who fled the mall, Bentolila said.

Authorities started responding to the mall at 3:39 p.m. At least three people were transported to a local hospital and one of them is currently in the trauma center, according to Miami-Dade Fire Rescue.

Source: Florida mall shooting leaves multiple people injured after fight breaks out | Fox News

Spring breakers accused of drugging, raping woman who later died in Miami Beach

Two spring breakers from North Carolina were arrested and accused of drugging, raping and stealing from a woman who died later at a hotel in Miami Beach, Florida, authorities said Monday.

The men, Evoire Collier, 21, and Dorian Taylor, 24, face charges of sexual battery, burglary and other crimes, court records show. They remain in custody; a bond amount was not listed Monday evening.

Officials in Miami Beach have struggled to handle waves of beachgoers who have flocked to the area since last month. There have been more than 1,000 arrests since February, and on Sunday, the city imposed a new curfew and other restrictions that could last until mid-April.

Source: Spring breakers accused of drugging, raping woman who later died in Miami Beach

Miami Beach declares state of emergency over spring break crowds

 

The city of Miami Beach on Saturday declared a state of emergency over spring break crowds that have descended on the popular South Florida destination.

During an afternoon news conference, Mayor Dan Gelber announced an 8 p.m. curfew for the South Beach entertainment district. He also said shore-bound traffic on the city’s causeways would be shuttered.

Both measures will be in effect for at least 72 hours, the mayor said, while extending the emergency is debated by officials.

The city will impose an 8 p.m. curfew in the South Beach entertainment district.

Source: Miami Beach declares state of emergency over spring break crowds

Two FBI agents killed and three agents injured in shootout in Sunrise, Florida – CNN

(CNN)Two FBI agents were fatally shot and three agents were wounded in a shootout as they executed a search warrant in Sunrise, Florida, on Tuesday morning, the FBI said.

The subject of the warrant is dead, the FBI said in a statement.
The shooting occurred at about 6 a.m. as a team of law enforcement officers executed the federal court-ordered search warrant as part of a violent crimes against children case, according to a statement from FBI Miami Special Agent Michael D. Leverock and spokesman Jim Marshall.
At an afternoon media briefing, Special Agent in Charge George Piro said the suspect opened fire.
Two agents with multiple gunshot wounds were taken to the hospital and are in stable condition, officials said. The third injured agent was treated at the scene.
FBI Director Christopher Wray identified the deceased agents as Special Agent Daniel Alfin and Special Agent Laura Schwartzenberger.
“Every day, FBI Special Agents put themselves in harm’s way to keep the American people safe. Special Agent Alfin and Special Agent Schwartzenberger exemplified heroism today in defense of their country,” he said in a statement. “The FBI will always honor their ultimate sacrifice and will be forever grateful for their bravery.”

Source: Two FBI agents killed and three agents injured in shootout in Sunrise, Florida – CNN

Do Palm Beach residents want Don Jr and Kimberly to move in? 

Thirty people currently living in the pricey Admirals Cove development near Jupiter, Florida, have written to the manager of their owners’ association to express concern about the Trumps.

  • Donald Trump Jr and Kimberly Guilfoyle are relocating to Palm Beach County
  • The pair have bought two waterfront mansions in Admirals Cove near Jupiter
  • They are likely to relocate from New York in March but locals are unimpressed
  • The general manager of the property owners association received 30 messages
  • Some said their arrival was a ‘nightmare’ and would bring ‘disharmony’
  • Others were concerned about security threats and ‘notoriety’
  • Ivanka and Jared are also moving to Florida, with a new home near Miami 

Source: Palm Beach resident DON’T want Don Jr and Kimberly to move in 

Driver dies after vehicle crashes and catches on fire | WPEC

A 54-year-old man has died following a single-vehicle crash in Manalapan.

According to the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office, the driver was traveling northbound on Ocean Drive when the vehicle veered off the road, hitting trees, a utility box, and gas line. The crash resulted in the car catching on fire.

The driver became stuck inside the vehicle. Palm Beach County Fire Rescue pronounced him dead on the scene.

A passenger in the car was taken to St. Mary’s Hospital for his injuries. No word on his condition.

Source: Driver dies after vehicle crashes and catches on fire | WPEC

Siblings, 4 and 6, killed as car crashes into mini golf course – New York Daily News

Tragedy occurred at a Florida miniature golf course Friday when a truck veered into the venue, killing two young siblings.

A 6-year-old girl and 4-year-old boy died in the crash in Panama City Beach, which occurred when the driver of a 2007 Chevrolet Silverado truck went off a nearby road and onto the Coconut Creek Family Fun Park, according to the Panama City News Herald.

Reports identify the driver as Scott Davidson of Panama City Beach.One of the children died at a local hospital, and the other died at the scene of the crash, the Panama City News Herald reports.

The children had been playing mini golf with their family and were visiting from Louisville, Ky., according to Tampa Bay news station WTSP.Footage from the scene shows the sidewalk in front of the outdoor event center was closed off as police cars and emergency vehicles surrounded the area.

Source: Siblings, 4 and 6, killed as car crashes into mini golf course – New York Daily News

Are Classic movies, Old and New, The Way To Go When Theatres Reopen? Could This Be The Best Idea For Moviegoers?

Harry Potter movies, “Footloose,” “The Wizard of Oz,” the “Jurassic” series and more will play at Epic Theatres of West Volusia’s drive-in theater through June

Epic Theatres of West Volusia, a movie theater in Deltona, Florida is offering drive-in movies nightly. The entertainment option has been well-received by families looking for something fun to do while following social distancing guidelines outside of their homes.

DELTONA — As the sun was setting, Holly Pell and her family arrived at Epic Theatres of West Volusia and settled in for a movie.

They never left their pickup.

It was the New Smyrna Beach family’s second visit since the theater’s conversion to show movies drive-in style, a change prompted by the coronavirus pandemic, but they looked like pros, having set up an inflatable mattress in the truck bed with plenty of pillows, blankets, snacks and drinks.

“I thought it was pretty fun,” said Cypress Wood, Pell’s 14-year-old niece.

“And you can just lay under the stars,” Lydia Pell, Holly’s 12-year-old daughter said.

Source: Classic movies, old and new, at Epic Theatres’ Deltona drive-in

Florida man tortured 2-year-old with torch, airsoft gun while wearing werewolf mask, sheriff says | WPXI

Andrew Ross-Celaius, who is accused of beating and burning the girl, was acquitted in the 2006 killing of a 2-year-old boy.

 

PENSACOLA, Fla. – A Florida man previously acquitted in the killing of a child was arrested last month and charged with torturing his girlfriend’s 2-year-old daughter, sometimes while wearing a werewolf mask, authorities said.

Andrew Bennett Ross-Celaius, 37, of Pensacola, was arrested April 9 and charged with six counts of aggravated child abuse, four counts of child abuse, a variety of drug charges, possession of a weapon, tampering with evidence and a probation violation, according to the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office. Another man, Eric Everett Furnans, 36, of Pensacola, was arrested Tuesday and charged with destroying evidence in the case after Ross-Celaius was taken into custody. He has since been booked on drug charges

Source: Florida man tortured 2-year-old with torch, airsoft gun while wearing werewolf mask, sheriff says | WPXI