Florida Atlantic quarterback Rafe Peavey (16) drops back on August 10, 2018. (Jake Elman/ The Palm Beach Post) BOCA RATON — Traveling to South Florida or joining one of the nation’s rising programs weren’t quite at the top of SMU quarterback Rafe Peavey’s list when he considered transferring to FAU. As he put it, who wouldn’t want to play for Lane Kiffin? “I wanted to come play for him and learn from him,” Peavey said. “The track record from this place with him has been (great). I mean, he came here and won (11) games his first year. That’s pretty remarkable and shows how great of a coach, how he can come in here and flip a program around like that. It’s pretty impressive.” Peavey, 22, joined the Owls this week after two seasons in Dallas. A three-star recruit out of high school from Missouri, Peavey began his collegiate career at Arkansas but never played a snap for the Razorbacks, transferring to SMU in 2016. As … [Read more...] about Why former Arkansas, SMU quarterback Rafe Peavey chose to play for Lane Kiffin and Florida Atlantic as a grad transfer
Updated 9:46 am PDT, Friday, August 10, 2018 TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida Gov. Rick Scott is demanding that U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson provide proof to back up his statement that Russian operatives have penetrated some of his state's election systems. Scott, a Republican, is running against Nelson, a Democrat, this year and during a Friday campaign stop in Tampa said Nelson "must come clean." Nelson made his comments earlier this week, but said he couldn't provide many details because the information is classified. State officials have said they haven't received any information to corroborate Nelson's comments. Nelson put out a statement Thursday saying he hoped federal officials could "immediately provide" state officials with information. Both Nelson and Sen. Marco Rubio wrote a letter last month to all 67 of the county election supervisors in their state warning them about possible interference. … [Read more...] about Florida Gov. Rick Scott says he wants proof from Sen. Nelson
NEW YORK (AP) — The parents of a Florida man who died after he was punched by an assistant basketball coach at Wake Forest University said Friday they don’t accept the coach’s condolences.Bob and Donna Kent told NBC’s “Today” show that the coach, Jamill Jones, should have tried to save their son Sandor Szabo’s life after punching him early Sunday.“If you’re this good father, son, husband, why not try to take him to the hospital and see if you could save his life?” Bob Kent said.Police say Szabo banged on Jones’ SUV window, apparently thinking the vehicle was his Uber ride.A person familiar with the investigation told The Associated Press that Szabo may have been drunkenly knocking on car windows before Jones allegedly confronted him. The person spoke on the condition of anonymity because the person was not allowed to speak publicly.Police say Jones got out, punched Szabo and sped off. Szabo fell and hit his … [Read more...] about Parents of Florida man killed by punch say condolences ‘too late’
MARTIN COUNTY, Fla. - MARTIN COUNTY, Florida — As early as next week, you could start to see an improvement in the water quality in Martin County.Officials plan to start cleaning up some of the areas most impacted by algae. They hope to give residents some relief from the sight and smell of the algae and help the estuary recover from its damaging effects.Martin County Ecosystem Division Manager John Maehl said because the county declared a local state of emergency earlier this week, it can more quickly obtain grant funds from the Department of Environmental Protection to pay for and expedite clean up efforts.The plan is to get contracted clean up crews on the water early next week, possibly by Tuesday. Even before declaring the state of emergency, county officials had been interviewing and researching companies with technology they say can clean up the algae, without creating more harm to the environment.By next week, Maehl said at least a couple are prepared to get to … [Read more...] about Florida county to remove algae from water after emergency declared
SEVENTEEN pupils and staff were killed by a teen gunman at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. Another 17 were wounded by expelled former pupil Nikolas Cruz, 19, in Parkland, near Miami in south Florida. Who are the victims of the Florida shooting? Fourteen students and three staff at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School lost their lives in the massacre on February 14, 2018. Chris Hixon, the high school's athletics director and an Iraq military vet, was among those killed. Hero football coach Aaron Feis is reported to have jumped in front of his students to shield them from the bullets. These are the confirmed victims of the massacre: Meadow Pollack, 18 Alaina Petty, 14 Jaime Guttenberg, 14 Peter Wang, 15 Martin Duque, 14 Nicholas Dworet, 17 Alyssa al-Hadeff, 15 Helena Ramsay, 17 Carmen Schentrup, 16 Joaquin Oliver, 17 Luke Hoyer, 15 Gina Montalto, 14 Cara Loughran, 14 Alex Schachter, 14 Scott Beigel, 35 Aaron Feis, 37 Chris Hixon, 49 SCHOOL SLAUGHTER All about Nikolas Cruz, … [Read more...] about Parkland, Florida school shooting victims – how many people died and where is Marjory Stoneman Douglas high school?