MIAMI — Milwaukee slugger Jesus Aguilar was added to the NL All-Star team Wednesday night and then validated the selection with three hits and three RBIs, but the Brewers went 3 for 16 with runners in scoring position and lost 5-4 to the Miami Marlins in 12 innings. Starlin Castro singled home the winning run with one out in the 12th. Aguilar learned he won the online vote for the final NL roster spot, and he’ll also compete in the Home Run Derby next week in Washington. He
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Broward deputies at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School violated the constitutional rights of the survivors of February’s school massacre by failing to stop Nikolas Cruz when he showed up on campus with murder on his mind, according to a federal lawsuit filed Wednesday. The lawsuit specifically names Broward County, retired school resource officer Scot Peterson, Broward Sheriff’s Office Capt. Jan Jordan and campus monitor Andrew Medina as defendants.
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Before committing Florida’s worst school shooting, Nikolas Cruz sent text messages to himself about how he intended to “shoot everybody,” his brother told a detective just hours after the attack on Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. Zachary Cruz, 18, said he found the messages while scrolling through his brother’s phone, and although he was startled, he didn’t report them to police because he thought his brother wasn’t
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — When 911 callers reported gunfire at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland on Feb. 14, operators in Coral Springs relayed their information to a regional dispatch center, a process that might have caused fatal delays in the law enforcement response. The two-step reporting system resulted from Coral Springs’ decision to remain outside a 2013 consolidation of 911 service in Broward County. Parkland relies on Coral Springs for 911 services and the
MIAMI — Christian Yelich had three hits and four RBIs against his former ball club, Travis Shaw homered and the Milwaukee Brewers beat the Miami Marlins 8-4 on Tuesday night. Shaw and Tyler Saladino had two RBIs each, and Milwaukee won for the seventh time in nine games. Jhoulys Chacin (8-3) allowed four runs and seven hits in 5 2/3 innings. He struck out three and walked three. Corbin Burnes pitched two perfect innings in his major league debut for the save. Miami’s Pablo Lopez
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Erik Jones created so much smoke during his burnout that he had trouble breathing afterward. His first career Cup victory Saturday night at Daytona International Speedway was a needed breath of fresh air in a sport that has failed to see a supposed bumper crop of young talent emerge as bona fide stars. The 22-year-old Jones had his motorcoach wrapped in toilet paper as a prank and awoke to a steady string of congratulatory tweets ranging from Kyle Busch to Dale
Erik Jones needed more than a fast car, good fortune and a bold move at the end to reach Victory Lane at Daytona International Speedway. Jones’ improbable win amid the endless chaos and spectacular crashes of Saturday night’s Coke Zero Sugar 400 also required tremendous sacrifice from two parents who made sure he even got behind the wheel. “I was thinking about my mom and dad after the checkered,” the 22-year-old said moments after earning his first NASCAR Cup Series
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Parkland, where 17 people died in the Stoneman Douglas High School massacre, hasn’t joined 26 other Florida cities’ lawsuits that push to enact local gun control laws. Some activists say it sends the wrong message. But Parkland officials say the city has been busy tending to other important matters related to the massacre. “The reason I’ve been quiet about that is it happened here in Parkland, to our kids, to our residents, to our teachers.
“Who wants to be the co-pilot?” Evan Frostman asks. Minutes earlier, Frostman, a pilot for Jones Brothers Air and Seaplane Adventures in the central Florida city of Tavares, had expertly landed his plane on Lake Dora. He now waits as my friend Dennis and I size up the Cessna four-seater. We are standing on the dock of the historic Lakeside Inn in Mount Dora, preparing to fly over and splash down on one of the region’s 1,000-plus lakes. Dennis gallantly concedes,
ORLANDO — All Katie Donzanti and the yoga class at her Curry Ford Road studio wanted to do was downward dog. Instead, they got a face full of dog slobber and ear nibbles. Peaceful Peacock Orlando, a 3-month-old yoga studio, brought in eight rambunctious young pups to mix and mingle with a yoga class recently. The result was a sometimes chaotic — often adorable — morning that had even the most serious yoga student in the class cracking a wide smile. “This is the kind of stuff that keeps my