Kirkland Crawford Detroit Free Press Published 2:35 PM EST Feb 12, 2019 Tuesday marks the first day for Detroit Tigers spring training, with pitchers and catchers reported for duty in Lakeland, Fla. And we've got Free Press sports writer Anthony Fenech in central Florida taking in the sights and sounds. Here's a quick sampling from Tiger Town: More: Tigers spring training: Everything you need to know Contact Kirkland Crawford: [email protected] Follow him on Twitter @HiKirkHere. … [Read more...] about Detroit Tigers spring training: Casey Mize brings heat in Fla.
Terry Spencer Associated Press Published 9:12 PM EST Jan 2, 2019 Fort Lauderdale, Fla. – The commission investigating a shooting massacre at a Florida high school unanimously approved its initial findings and recommendations Wednesday, including a controversial proposal that teachers who volunteer and undergo training be allowed to carry guns. The 15-member Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Public Safety Commission’s 446-page report details what members believe happened before, during and after the Feb. 14 shooting attack that left 14 students and three staff members dead and 17 wounded. The report, which the commission sent to Gov. Rick Scott, incoming governor Ron DeSantis and the Legislature, is also critical of the Broward County sheriff’s deputies who failed to confront suspect Nikolas Cruz, and of Sheriff Scott Israel, whose office did not at the time have a policy requiring them to rush the three-story freshman building where the shooting happened. … [Read more...] about Commission OKs recommendation to arm teachers in Fla.
The Detroit News Published 8:58 PM EST Dec 16, 2018 Michigan has flipped four-star linebacker Anthony Solomon from Miami (Fla.), he announced via Twitter Sunday night. "In life the only constant is change and with that thought and a heavy heart I announce to the University of Miami that it is in my best interest to de-commit from the Hurricanes," Solomon tweeted. "I am now committed to the University of Michigan. Make no mistake this is the hardest decision I've made. Throughout the recruiting cycle the University of Michigan, Coach (Jim) Harbaugh and Coach (Don) Brown have never given up on me." Solomon, a 6-foot, 190-pounder from Fort Lauderdale (Fla.) St. Thomas Aquinas, is ranked the 10th-best outside linebacker in the country and the No. 28 prospect in Florida, according to the 247Sports composite. Solomon is the second linebacker in Michigan's 2019 class, which numbers 25 verbal commitments. The early signing period begins Wednesday. … [Read more...] about Michigan flips 4-star linebacker Anthony Solomon from Miami (Fla.)
OCTOBER 31, 2018: The Fernandina Beach waterfront on Amelia Island, Florida. Photo by Moira McCarthy OCTOBER 31, 2018: Visiting the beautiful, historic little town of Fernandina Beach, FL. Thinkstock photo OCTOBER 31, 2018: A lovely home surrounded by a fence on Amelia Island, Florida. Thinkstock photo OCTOBER 31, 2018: Seashells for sale in Fernandina Beach, Amelia Island, Florida. Photo by Moira McCarthy Show Caption of Expand By Moira McCarthy | PUBLISHED: November 1, 2018 at 12:00 am | UPDATED: November 14, 2018 at 12:00 am It’s the northernmost city in Florida and sits on the southernmost barrier island off the east coast. The flags of eight nations have flown over it since the mid-1500s. Steeped in history, Fernandina Beach, Fla. is worth a long, leisurely visit. Tucked into Amelia Island, it’s almost quaint to call it a city. Made up of crisscrossing and very walkable blocks, it’s more like a little sea town, laid out just right for … [Read more...] about Fernandina Beach, Fla., abounds in quaint charm, rich history
Kelli Kennedy and Terry Spencer Associated Press Published 7:04 AM EST Nov 12, 2018 Fort Lauderdale, Fla. – Mishaps, protests and litigation are overshadowing the vote recount in Florida’s pivotal races for governor and Senate, reviving memories of the 2000 presidential fiasco in the premier political battleground state. All 67 counties are facing a state-ordered deadline of Thursday to complete their recounts, and half had already begun. Many other counties were expected to begin the work Monday after a weekend of recount drama in Broward and Palm Beach counties, home to large concentrations of Democratic voters. The developments make this a tumultuous political moment in Florida. This recount process is unprecedented even in a state notorious for settling elections by razor-thin margins. State officials said they weren’t aware of any other time a race for governor or U.S. Senate required a recount, let alone both in the same election. In Broward County, the … [Read more...] about Mishaps, protests, litigation overshadow Fla. recount