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Florida college says error led to 430 mistaken admissions

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - A Florida college says it mistakenly sent out more than 400 acceptance letters for applications still under review.

The Tampa Bay Times reports the University of South Florida St. Petersburg on Saturday sent hundreds of acceptance letters that were quickly revoked. Applicants say their excitement died shortly after they got a second email that day that said, "There was an error in the system. Please disregard the previous email."

Chancellor Martin Tadlock said "human error" caused 680 acceptance emails to be sent out when only 250 applicants were actually admitted.

University spokeswoman Carrie O'Brion says the school is working to contact each applicant who received the erroneous acceptance letter to "discuss possible pathways" for future admission. Tadlock says the university's rolling admissions means that affected students could be accepted later.

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Information from: Tampa Bay Times (St. Petersburg, Fla.), http://www.tampabay.com.

FBI: California man harassed Parkland families via Instagram

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) - A California man is accused of using Instagram to "harass and intimidate" the families of students killed in a mass shooting at a Florida high school.

A criminal complaint filed in federal court says Brandon Fleury of Santa Ana, California, began the taunts Dec. 22 using different accounts which were traced to an IP address in Santa Ana, where Fleury lives with his father and brother. He was arrested Friday.

Special Agent Cameron McDowell wrote in a 12-page report filed Friday that Fleury showed no remorse when questioned Jan. 16. He admitted to fascination with the Feb. 14 shooting that killed 17 at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.

Fleury's father, Patrick Fleury, told the SunSentinel it was a "bunch of nonsense" and declined to say whether his son has a lawyer.

Judge: No contempt for sheriff over school shooting records

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) - A Florida judge has denied an effort by defense attorneys to hold the Broward Sheriff's Office in contempt of court for releasing suspect Nikolas Cruz's medical records to a state investigative commission.

The order dated Tuesday by Circuit Judge Elizabeth Scherer says the records release was limited, not done in bad faith and was an isolated incident. Scherer also says the sheriff's office may not have been aware of restrictions she had placed on the records.

Cruz's medical records were provided last summer to the commission created to investigate the February 2018 shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in which 17 people were killed. They have not been made public.

Defense lawyers wanted Scherer to hold a hearing on whether the sheriff's office should be found in contempt of court for a violating her previous order limiting release of the records.

Cruz, 20, faces the death penalty. His lawyers have offered a guilty plea in return for life in prison.

Meanwhile, a California man is accused of using Instagram to "harass and intimidate" the families of students killed in the shooting.

A criminal complaint filed in federal court says Brandon Fleury of Santa Ana, California, began the taunts Dec. 22 using different accounts which were traced to an IP address in Santa Ana, where Fleury lives with his father and brother. He was arrested Friday.

Special Agent Cameron McDowell wrote in a 12-page report filed Friday that Fleury showed no remorse when questioned Jan. 16 and that he admitted to fascination with the mass shooting.

Fleury's father, Patrick Fleury, told the SunSentinel it was a "bunch of nonsense" and declined to say whether his son has a lawyer.

Florida teen gets community service for fatal crash that killed 17-year-old boy

A Florida teen received a six-month driver-license suspension and 20 hours of community service for a fatal crash, according to the Associated Press.  

Cole David Jordan, now 18, was also fined $1,000. 

The News-Press reports that Jordan was sentenced last week after pleading no contest to careless driving.

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Authorities said then-17-year-old Jordan was driving at a high rate of speed on a Fort Myers street in January 2018 when he was hit by another vehicle pulling out of a parking lot.

A passenger in the other car, 17-year-old Erik Babatz, suffered serious injuries and later died at a hospital.

News Press Driver in crash that killed Fort Myers High teen last year gets suspended license, community service https://t.co/mkMHtRwu19 https://t.co/oX5axDTAr2 pic.twitter.com/MCXwLncNiZ — Press (@_Press_Press_) January 22, 2019

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Florida teen gets community service for fatal crash that killed 17-year-old boy

A Florida teen received a six-month driver-license suspension and 20 hours of community service for a fatal crash, according to the Associated Press.  

Cole David Jordan, now 18, was also fined $1,000. 

The News-Press reports that Jordan was sentenced last week after pleading no contest to careless driving.

Authorities said then-17-year-old Jordan was driving at a high rate of speed on a Fort Myers street in January 2018 when he was hit by another vehicle pulling out of a parking lot.

A passenger in the other car, 17-year-old Erik Babatz, suffered serious injuries and later died at a hospital.

The Associated Press contributed to this report. 

Frontier Airlines to begin operations from coastal Alabama

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) - Frontier Airlines will offer direct flights from coastal Alabama to Chicago and Denver later this year.

News outlets reported Frontier will offer the service from a new passenger terminal using the Downtown Mobile Airport.

Service will begin May 1 with one-way fares as low as $39 for passengers heading to Chicago who reserve flights before midnight Wednesday.

Mobile Mayor Sandy Stimpson says flights from the downtown airport have been a goal for years. Supporters of the idea say a study showed using the downtown airport has more advantages than using the West Mobile Regional airport. They say the downtown airport's location will make it more competitive with airports in Pensacola, Florida, and Biloxi, Mississippi.

Via Airlines is also expected to start using the Downtown Mobile Airport in late spring.

Father says son broke both ankles at trampoline park, warns other parents

A father said his 6-year-old son was injured at a trampoline park in Hickory, North Carolina, after jumping onto a deflated landing zone.

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He said the boy broke his ankles on Monday afternoon at Defy Hickory.

>> On Fox13Memphis.com: Parents file $750,000 lawsuit against Tennessee trampoline park

A state amusement ride inspector said businesses like Defy Hickory are not regulated by the state of North Carolina

Parents sign paperwork that releases the business from liability if something goes wrong.

>> On AJC.com: Trampolines are more dangerous than you think — Read the warnings, advice from experts

Mark Loden said his son jumped from a 15-foot platform to a 20-foot platform and landed on the deflated bag, breaking his ankles. 

“It’s horrifying, but it makes you angry at the same time. Why was it not closed off?” Loden said. “Why was someone not over there telling kids not to be there?”

Loden said he was helping his daughter when the boy climbed the stairs and jumped. 

He said there were no workers near the platform or caution tape warning people to avoid it.

“It blows my mind. It blows my mind,” the boy’s mother, Jessica Yeckley, said. “I freaked out. I tried to stay calm and keep dad calm as well."

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“Kids are getting hurt and nobody is doing nothing about it,” Loden said.

Defy Hickory workers said they are investigating the incident.

“The safety and well-being of our visitors is a top priority, and we adhere to the strictest standards prescribed by the International Association of Trampoline Parks,” they said.

Loden said he was required to sign a waiver, and he wants to warn families they are giving up their rights to sue, even if someone dies.

“Be very careful,” Loden said. “Watch your kids. If he landed on his back, he could be paralyzed right now.”

Good Samaritans speak after rescuing woman pinned under truck

Two men jumped into action, saving a Jacksonville woman who was pinned under her truck after a crash.

“I felt like I didn’t have a choice,” Brandon Denmark told Action News Jax. “It was a life-or-death situation, so it was either 'This lady is going to suffocate and die or do what we can do to save her.'”

Denmark and Jared Whitcher are thankful they were in the right place at the right time.

“It looked like a bunch of dust, but then realized it was somebody flipping through the median,” Denmark said.

It was Ja’net Bauer, after troopers said her right rear tire blew, and she lost control of the truck on Thursday

The impact left Bauer pinned underneath the truck.

Denmark said he broke the window and crawled in.

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“I said, 'Ma’am can you breathe?’ And I heard a faint, ‘No,’ like she was running out of air, so I figured I had no choice.”

Denmark said a man on the scene warned against flipping the truck, saying it could make her injuries worse.

But they -- and two other men -- started lifting, believing it was the only way to save her.

“We flipped the truck over,” Denmark said. “And when we did, you see her she had this big breath of air.”

From there, they were able to get Bauer out, and rescue crews rushed her to a hospital.

Denmark and Whitcher aren’t sure what came over them in those moments of panic.

“Split second decisions that happened to be good ones,” Whitcher said.

“I don’t know what kicked into gear or what made me jump in there, but whatever it was it’s nice to know that she’s alive,” Denmark added.

Doctors said remarkably, Bauer doesn't have injuries from the neck down, and they expect a full recovery.

She and her family want to meet every person who helped her that day.

MarineMax: Fiscal 1Q Earnings Snapshot

CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) _ MarineMax Inc. (HZO) on Wednesday reported fiscal first-quarter profit of $4.9 million.

On a per-share basis, the Clearwater, Florida-based company said it had profit of 21 cents.

The results surpassed Wall Street expectations. The average estimate of five analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 14 cents per share.

The recreational boat dealer posted revenue of $241.9 million in the period, missing Street forecasts. Six analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $247.7 million.

MarineMax expects full-year earnings in the range of $1.85 to $1.95 per share.

MarineMax shares have increased 7 percent since the beginning of the year. The stock has increased nearly 1 percent in the last 12 months.

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