Loaded weapons have been seized at airports around the country. (Photo courtesy: The TSA Blog)
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (CBS12)
According to The TSA Blog, three loaded weapons have been seized at security checkpoints at the Fort Lauderdale Airport, the site of a deadly shooting three months ago. The TSA Blog reports all three of these weapons were found within a three-day period in March.
Two of the guns were described by the TSA as nine millimeters and the other as a 40 caliber gun. Two of the guns were found with bullets in the chambers. On a nationwide scale, the TSA has discovered 136 firearms in carry-on bags around the U.S in the past few weeks. 112 have them were loaded.
Nakia Venant reportedly livestreamed her death on social media Sunday, January 22, 2017. (Courtesy Facebook)
MIAMI, Fla. (AP)
A month before a South Florida foster child live-streamed her suicide on Facebook Live, the dosage of an antidepressant given to her was doubled by a doctor.
The Miami Herald reported Sunday that Zoloft, the antidepressant prescribed to 14-year-old Naika Venant has a critical warning that it increased the risk of suicide in children. The drug had a “black box” warning that is U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s strongest advisory. A spokesman for Zoloft’s parent company, Pfizer, says the black box warning includes a note to families and caregivers about monitoring patients for suicidal thoughts or unusual changes in behavior.
Florida Department of Children & Families Secretary Mike Carroll told the Herald that the agency doesn’t prescribe medications for children in its custody, only doctors do.
LAS VEGAS (KSNV NEWS3LV)
Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department detectives need your help in identifying and locating two individuals sought in connection with a violent encounter with loss prevention officers of a retail clothing business located in the 4000 block of South Maryland Parkway near Flamingo Road. On March 5, around 6:46 p.m. two men entered the business. While inside, they selected several items and attempted to exit without paying. When confronted by store security, one of the suspects pulled a knife as if he was going to stab the security officer. Both males escaped from the store in a blue, older-model Ford Mustang. The suspects are described as being between 21 to 30 years old, standing about 5 7 and weighing approximately 160 pounds.
Anyone with any information about the identity or whereabouts of these two men is urged to contact Crime Stoppers by phone at 702-385- 5555. Tips leading directly to an arrest or indictment processed through Crime Stoppers may be eligible for a cash reward.