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FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. | Cruz biological mother’s past a factor in school shooting

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla.  — The extensive criminal and drug abuse history of Parkland school suspect Nikolas Cruz’s biological mother could be a key factor in whether he is sentenced to die for the massacre that killed 17 people, legal experts and officials say. The mother, 62-year-old Brenda Woodard, played no role in Cruz’s upbringing after … Continue reading FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. | Cruz biological mother’s past a factor in school shooting

Inspector warned duck boat company of design flaws last year

A private inspector said Saturday that he warned the company operating duck boats on a Missouri lake about design flaws putting the watercraft at greater risk of sinking, less than a year before the accident that killed 17 people during a sudden storm. Steve Paul, owner of the Test Drive Technologies inspection service in the … Continue reading Inspector warned duck boat company of design flaws last year