Florida Governor Rick Scott called on the Florida Department of Law Enforcement Sunday to investigate law enforcement response to the deadly school shooting in South Florida last week. The call for an investigation comes after a state representative asked the governor to remove Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel from his post for his deputies’ “incomprehensible inaction” during the shooting. Much debate has surfaced over the response of Broward deputies after Israel announced Thursday afternoon the resignation of Scot Peterson, the school resource officer on duty at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School at the time of the shooting. Israel said Peterson, who was armed, never went into building where the shooter was firing at students and instead took a position outside and did “nothing.” Peterson was suspended without pay pending the investigation but chose to resign completely, Israel said. The sheriff said his department is also looking into reports that at least three other Broward Sheriff’s deputies didn’t enter the school building during shooting.
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The Supreme Court on Monday rejected an appeal from the Trump administration to decide the legality of the president’s plans to end the DACA program affecting young illegal immigrants. In an unsigned comment released Monday, the Supreme Court denied the unusual request to take up the issue, saying the appeal should move through the normal appellate process. The move kicks the case back to the 9th Circuit in San Francisco. In recent months, lower court judges have moved to stop the administration from ending the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, which protects about 800,000 young immigrants brought to country illegally as children from deportation.
The Kansas City Chiefs will receive a 2018 fourth-round pick and a 2019 second-round pick from the Los Angeles Rams in exchange for cornerback Marcus Peters and a 2018 sixth-round pick, according to league sources. The trade cannot be officially announced until the start of the 2018 league year on March 14. Peters will cost $1.74 million toward the salary cap this season. The Rams will have until May 3 to pick up Peters’ fifth-year option for 2019.
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The San Jose Sharks traded for free agent Evander Kane on Monday, according to reports. The Buffalo Sabres will receive a conditional first-round pick in 2019 if Kane re-signs with San Jose, but it will be a second-rounder if he doesn’t. Buffalo also gets a conditional fourth-round pick in 2020 and forward prospect Dan O’Regan. Kane, 26, has posted 20 goals and 20 assists in 61 games in 2017-18 for the Sabres. He is in the final season of a six-year contract he initially signed with the Winnipeg Jets that has an annual salary-cap hit of $5.25 million.Kane has been traded for the second time in his career. He was dealt to the Sabres in February 2015.
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Kevin Smith revealed on Twitter late Sunday night that he had suffered a “massive heart attack.” The Clerks director also shared a photo of himself in the hospital. Smith was scheduled to appear at an early and late show Sunday at Glendale, California’s Alex Theatre, when he fell ill between shows. In a follow-up Facebook post, Smith elaborated on the situation: “I was trying to do a killer standup special this evening but I might’ve gone too far.” Smith was in good spirits following his traumatic medical ordeal, adding that he’s likely facing some lifestyle changes (and weighing going vegan) following the heart attack, but added: “The point of this post is to tell you that I faced my greatest fear tonight… and it wasn’t as bad as I’ve always imagined it’d be,” the director wrote. “I don’t want my life to end but if it ends, I can’t complain. It was such a gift.”
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Heather Locklear was taken into custody over the weekend following a domestic violence incident at her home in Thousand Oaks, California. She was arrested for battery on a police officer and taken to a medical center before being transferred to Ventura County Jail. The 56-year-old former ‘Melrose Place’ star was handcuffed and taken to a hospital on Sunday, 2/25 for psychiatric evaluation after her brother called 911 following his witnessing a fight between her and her boyfriend at their home. When officers arrived, Locklear allegedly hit three deputies and was charged with three counts of battery. Back In 2008, Locklear was arrested for DUI, and in 2011 domestic violence allegations were charged against her by then-boyfriend and ‘Melrose Place’ co-star Jack Wagner. Locklear was previously married twice: to Mötley Crüe drummer Tommy Lee, and Bon Jovi guitarist Richie Sambora. She and Sambora have one child together, Ava. Locklear is currently in the process of posting bail.
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Cole Swindell jiust released his new single “Break Up In the End,” along with a performance video. “Break Up In the End” is the first track from his yet-untitled third studio album, and was written by Jon Nite, Chase McGill and Jessie Jo Dillon. In a press release Swindell said: ‘I am honored that my songwriting friends trust me with such an amazing message. I’m excited and confident in the strength of ‘Break Up In The End’ and it being the first song from my upcoming third album. This is the perfect set up of what’s to come.” Take a listen to the new single in the article linked below:
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Chris Young hits the beach in the music video for his latest single, “Hangin’ On.” The clip was shot in Clearwater, Fla., at the Wyndham Grand Clearwater Beach and follows the three-minute story of a couple falling in love by the water before they head to a Chris Young concert. The music video is part of a promotional partnership with Visit St. Pete Clearwater Beach and 50 lucky country fans were invited to Florida to meet the singer, attend his concert and be part of the crowd. “Hangin’ On” is the follow-up single to Young’s tenth No. 1 hit, “Losing Sleep” and it’s the second single from his latest album, Losing Sleep. Young shot the video in between stops on his current Losing Sleep Tour, which resumes April 5 in Hidalgo, Texas, with openers Kane Brown and Morgan Evans.
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On Friday, 2/23, A$AP Ant became the latest member of the A$AP Mob to drop a solo project. A$AP Ant’s The Prelude, is comprised of seven tracks and features guest appearances from Lulu, Billz, Soduh and Benji Blue. Ant had kept busy in 2017, teaming up withe likes of Maxo Kream, Hoodrich Pablo Juan, Uno The Activist and his A$AP Mob partners on a number of songs. Check out A$AP Ant’s new project and tracklist in the article below.
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Over the weekend, Louisiana rapper YoungBoy NBA (Never Broke Again) was arrested on a warrant for felony kidnapping and assault in Georgia. YoungBoy (a.k.a. Kentrell Gaulden) was taken into custody in Tallahassee, Florida off his tour bus at a club called The Moon, where the 18 year old rapper was scheduled to perform as one of his tour stops. Gaulden is already on probation for 10 years following a drive-by shooting in December 2016, in which the rapper was somehow connected. Gaulden was scheduled to appear in court on February 26 to be arraigned on the charges.