Man who shot 2 deputies in Florida was mystery to neighbors

TRENTON, Fla./April 21, 2018 (AP)(STLRealEstate.News) — A man who investigators say killed two sheriff’s deputies in rural north Florida was a mystery figure in the small agricultural community rocked by the shooting. John Hubert Highnote, 58, had bought a house on a quiet, tree-lined dirt road outside of the tiny town of Bell in 2010, … Continue reading Man who shot 2 deputies in Florida was mystery to neighbors

TRENTON, Fla. | Man who shot 2 deputies in Florida was mystery to neighbors

TRENTON, Fla. | April 20, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) A man who investigators say killed two sheriff’s deputies in rural north Florida was a mystery figure in the small agricultural community rocked by the shooting. John Hubert Highnote, 58, had bought a house on a quiet, tree-lined dirt road outside of the tiny town of Bell in … Continue reading TRENTON, Fla. | Man who shot 2 deputies in Florida was mystery to neighbors

TRENTON, Fla | Authorities say motive in deputy killings may never be known

TRENTON, Fla | April 20, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — Investigators in Florida say they may never know why a man – a recluse from a rural farm community who rarely ventured into town – killed two sheriff’s deputies while they sat in a Chinese restaurant. John Hubert Highnote, 58, of Bell casually walked into the restaurant, … Continue reading TRENTON, Fla | Authorities say motive in deputy killings may never be known

Documents: Major design change changed bridge cost, schedule

MIAMI/March 20, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —Construction of the pedestrian bridge that collapsed and killed six people in the Miami area was behind schedule and millions over budget, in part because of a key change in the design and placement of one of its support towers. Documents obtained by The Associated Press through a public-records request show … Continue reading Documents: Major design change changed bridge cost, schedule

State: Voicemail about cracks 2 days before bridge fell

MIAMI/March 16, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —An engineer left a voicemail two days before a catastrophic bridge failure in Miami to say some cracking had been found at one end of the concrete span, but the voicemail wasn’t picked up until after the collapse, Florida Department of Transportation officials said Friday. The voicemail left on a landline … Continue reading State: Voicemail about cracks 2 days before bridge fell

Rapid building technique gets scrutiny after bridge collapse

/March 16, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —As the 950-ton concrete bridge section was swung into place over a highway last weekend, Florida International University officials were beaming with pride. The pedestrian bridge on the edge of the Miami-area campus was a signature achievement of the school’s Accelerated Bridge Construction University Transportation Center, a research group set up … Continue reading Rapid building technique gets scrutiny after bridge collapse

Fallen bridge: Toll up to 6 dead as officials seek answers

MIAMI /March 16, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — Six people were killed and 10 others hospitalized in the collapse of a pedestrian bridge under construction at Florida International University, police said Friday as state and federal investigators worked to determine how and why the five-day-old span failed. “This has turned into from a rescue to a recovery … Continue reading Fallen bridge: Toll up to 6 dead as officials seek answers

Fallen bridge: As victims are found officials seek answers

MIAMI /March 15, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —As Florida authorities work to identify the people who died in Thursday’s catastrophic bridge collapse, state and federal investigators will begin the task of figuring out how and why the five-day-old span failed. Miami-Dade County Fire Chief Dave Downey said Thursday night that his crew is using high-tech listening devices, … Continue reading Fallen bridge: As victims are found officials seek answers