Nikolas Cruz to plead guilty to Parkland school massacre, attorney says

The gunman who killed 14 students and three staff members at a Parkland, Florida, high school will plead guilty to their murders, his attorneys said Friday. The guilty plea would set up a penalty phase where Nikolas Cruz would be be fighting against the death penalty and hoping for life without parole.

Gabby Petito memorial bench to be erected in North Port

Bright, colorful and inviting: One man has a vision for a steel bench that will be a permanent memorial for Gabby Petito in North Port. He says he is working with a member of the Petito family to help ensure the final piece of artwork will be exactly what Gabby’s parents want.

Funeral held for Miya Marcano in South Florida

Loved ones of 19-year-old Miya Marcano said their final goodbyes on Thursday. Marcano was laid to rest in a custom blue casket, wrapped with an image of her angelic face and topped with a crown befitting of a queen.

Florida mother jailed for breaking hospital COVID rules, refusing to leave daughter's bedside

The 70-year-old Florida mother refused to leave her daughter's bedside after she underwent brain surgery, despite the hospital's COVID visitation rules. A deputy arrested her for trespassing, and she spent 24 hours in jail. "I could not in good conscience and good heart leave her bedside," she said. "I stand by my actions 100%. I am not sorry that I made them take me out of there in handcuffs."