The Cooler is back for 2013. See if you can't detect a certain theme in this morning's collection of stories.
A- Palm Beach Post: Our NRA World.
RIVIERA BEACH — Metal detectors and guards to run them will be posted at the entrances to all Palm Beach County public schools, if several local mayors have their way.B- TC Palm: Move along. Nothing to get excited about.
“This is something that we need to do,” said Riviera Beach mayor Thomas Masters.
PORT ST. LUCIE — A woman passenger on a bus traveling Florida's Turnpike early Sunday morning was injured when an apparent bullet shattered a window on the vehicle.C- CBS4: You knew there had to be at least one.
Port St. Lucie police and the Florida Highway Patrol are investigating to learn if the highway incident was connected to shell casings found just east of where Florida's Turnpike crosses Midway Road.
Police received reports shortly after 1:30 a.m. of shots fired in the 5200 block of Northwest Corporate Way. Officers located 36 spent shell casings from a caliber of bullet generally used in assault rifles, said Master Sgt. Frank Sabol, spokesman for Port St. Lucie Police. Officers also recovered 22 spent shell casings from a .22 caliber rifle and two live rounds of the same caliber.
Sabol said about that same time, FHP troopers investigated an incident in which the window of a Greyhound bus on the turnpike appeared to have been shot out. It was reported near mile marker 155, a few miles to the north of where the shell casings were discovered. Sabol said a 26-year-old Minnesota woman received a bump on her head, either from breaking glass or bumping her head when startled.
MIAMI (CBS4)—A stray bullet fired into the air just after midnight struck a man who was celebrating at a New Years Eve party, according to Miami Police. It could have been tragic.D- NBC Miami: Duh. Arm everyone in halfway houses and this kind of stuff wouldn't happen.
Fortunately, the bullet grazed the unidentified man’s upper left shoulder. Miami Firefighter-paramedics treated him outside the home at Northwest 25th Avenue and Northwest 32nd Street.
Police are investigating after a man was shot and killed at a halfway house in Fort Lauderdale Tuesday.E- NBC Miami: Wasting away again in...
The shooting happened at the home in the 900 block of Northwest 4th Street, Fort Lauderdale Police said.
A Florida man ringed in the New Year in jail after he punched a woman while she was driving then took off all his clothes and laid down in the middle of a highway in Stock Island Monday night, authorities said.