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  • City of Fort Lauderdale hosts memorial for victims of Orlando nightclub massacre
    Posted in In the News on June 20, 2016 | Preview rr

    LOCAL 10 (WPLG ABC MIAMI)City of Fort Lauderdale hosts memorial for victims of Orlando nightclub massacreMemorial held Friday at Parker PlayhouseBy Amanda BatchelorA memorial was held Friday at the Parker Playhouse in Fort Lauderdale to honor the victims of the Orlando nightclub massacre.People who attended the 1 p.m. memorial service sent personal messages to those affected by the shooting by signing a large banner at the auditorium's entrance.The Blood Mobile was also stationed on-site for tho... Read more

  • After Orlando massacre, lawmakers call for Congress to pass gun-sale limits
    Posted in In the News on June 17, 2016 | Preview rr

    SUN SENTINELAfter Orlando massacre, lawmakers call for Congress to pass gun-sale limitsBy Andy ReidCongress should toughen restrictions on gun buying in the wake of the Orlando mass shooting, not just send condolences, three U.S. representatives from South Florida said Friday.Forbidding gun sales to suspected terrorists who already aren't allowed on planes and requiring criminal background checks for people buying guns online and at trade shows are among the proposals sought by U.S. Reps. Lois F... Read more

  • Gabby Giffords "Absolutely Sickened" By News Of U.K. Lawmaker's Shooting Death
    Posted in In the News on June 16, 2016 | Preview rr

    BUZZFEEDGabby Giffords “Absolutely Sickened” By News Of U.K. Lawmaker’s Shooting DeathU.S. lawmakers react to death of Jo Cox, who was shot and killed on Thursday.Former U.S. Congresswoman Gabby Giffords said she was “sickened” to hear of the fatal shooting of Labour MP Jo Cox, who was gunned down in public on Thursday.Police announced that the 41-year-old MP died around an hour after the shooting took place. A 52-year-old man is in custody in connection with the shooting. He has been named loca... Read more

  • Officials Stress Pool Safety
    Posted in In the News on June 14, 2016 | Preview rr

    610 WIODOfficials Stress Pool SafetyKids are out of school so more will be in the pool, increasing the chance of accidents and drownings.The start of the busiest season for swimming prompted Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz to join other local leaders from Broward and Miami-Dade Counties to promote responsible behavior around pools and other bodies of water in order to prevent potential tragedies."Drowning, unlike what most people's perception is, is a silent killer," the Congresswoman sai... Read more

  • Children receive swim lessons to prevent summer tragedies
    Posted in In the News on June 14, 2016 | Preview rr

    WSVN 7 (FOX MIAMI)Children receive swim lessons to prevent summer tragediesHOLLYWOOD, FLA. (WSVN) - Swim safety is on the minds of many South Florida leaders and parents as summer approaches.Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz, Dem.-Fla., joined members of several agencies at the Driftwood Community Pool in Hollywood.Kids were given free swimming lessons at the event to stop any preventable tragedies at the pool.A mother who attended passed on some emotional words of warning. “Always have in ... Read more

  • AR-15 assault rifle used in Orlando nightclub massacre, other mass shootings
    Posted in In the News on June 14, 2016 | Preview rr

    LOCAL 10 (WPLG ABC MIAMI)AR-15 assault rifle used in Orlando nightclub massacre, other mass shootingsHollywood gun store owner defends 'weapon of war'By Bob Norman - Investigative ReporterHOLLYWOOD, Fla. - What do the mass shootings at Pulse Orlando, Sandy Hook Elementary, San Bernardino and Aurora have in common?The shooters all chose an AR-15 assault rifle, considered the deadliest weapon on the market.Pulse shooting suspect Omar Mateen bought his AR-15 and a pistol from a Port St. Lucie gun d... Read more

  • South Florida hosts blood drive for Orlando shooting victims
    Posted in In the News on June 14, 2016 | Preview rr

    ASSOCIATED PRESSSouth Florida hosts blood drive for Orlando shooting victimsHOLLYWOOD, FLA. (WSVN) - South Florida is showing its support by donating blood after a mass shooting at an Orlando gay club took the lives of 49 and injured 53, Sunday.Outpourings of love and support took place hours after the shootings in Orlando, and South Florida is no different. Hundreds gathered, Monday, to donate blood at a drive in Hollywood. “Well, I know I’m type O, so I know my blood definitely helps out with ... Read more

  • Wilton Manors Stonewall Festival Will Go On
    Posted in In the News on June 14, 2016 | Preview rr

    CBS4 (WFOR MIAMI)Wilton Manors Stonewall Festival Will Go OnWILTON MANORS (CBSMiami) – In the wake of the Orlando massacre targeting the gay community, organizers are evaluating their security measures for the upcoming Wilton Manors Stonewall Festival and Parade.“The situation is fluid and evaluation is ongoing. Security and safety remains our top priority, said Wilton Manors Mayor Gary Resnick in a statement. “Throughout the planning process, the Wilton Manors Police Department and others have ... Read more

  • Miami Beach gay community, elected leaders come together for Orlando shooting vigil
    Posted in In the News on June 13, 2016 | Preview rr

    LOCAL 10 (ABC WPLG MIAMI)Miami Beach gay community, elected leaders come together for Orlando shooting vigilDebate about whether gay men should be able to donate blood draws applauseBy Carlos SuarezMIAMI BEACH, Fla. - The sound of John Lennon's "Imagine" brought tears to many in the crowd who gathered Sunday night in Miami Beach to mourn the victims of the Orlando nightclub shooting massacre.Hundreds attended a vigil to remember the victims of the massacre, including Roger Lords, whose friend, J... Read more

  • Orlando Jews Call for Unity With Muslims as Nation Reels From Nightclub Massacre
    Posted in In the News on June 13, 2016 | Preview rr

    Orlando Jews Call for Unity With Muslims as Nation Reels From Nightclub MassacreBy Nathan GuttmanORLANDO — Central Florida’s Jewish community started laying the groundwork for interfaith cooperation with Muslims Monday as the nation reeled in grief and anger after an anti-gay gunman killed 50 people in the worst-ever mass killing in recent U.S. history.Rabbi Steven Engel of the Congregation for Reform Judaism, the largest synagogue in Orlando, and Imam Muhammad Masri, president of the Islamic So... Read more