Lane Kiffin, Florida Atlantic reportedly pull scholarship from committed prospect

Lane Kiffin, Florida Atlantic reportedly pull scholarship from committed prospect

It happened again. A week after the new staff at UConn pulled the scholarship of New Jersey linebacker Ryan Dickens, another prospect has been left scrambling for a new school. This time, it’s D.J. Charles, a safety from Orlando who had been committed to Florida Atlantic since October. [ STACK: JJ Watt is looking freakishly jacked fourth months after having back surgery ] Charles committed to FAU when Charlie Partridge was still running the program. But Partridge was fired in November, and the school brought in Alabama offensive coordinator Lane…

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Florida Governor: ‘If You’re Able to Go Early, Leave Now’

Florida Governor: ‘If You’re Able to Go Early, Leave Now’

People boarded up beach homes, schools closed and officials ordered evacuations along the East Coast on Wednesday as Hurricane Matthew tore through the Bahamas and took aim at Florida, where the governor urged coastal residents to “leave now” if they were able. Matthew was a dangerous and life-threatening Category 3 storm with sustained winds of 120 mph, and it was expected to be very near Florida’s Atlantic coast by Thursday evening. At least 11 deaths in the Caribbean have been blamed on the storm. In South Carolina, traffic was bumper-to-bumper…

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UPDATE: Central Florida school closures ahead of Hurricane Matthew

UPDATE: Central Florida school closures ahead of Hurricane Matthew

Eyewitness News has been in constant contact with school districts throughout Central Florida on how school officials are preparing for Hurricane Matthew. Here are the latest school closings in each county: VOLUSIA COUNTY: Statement from Volusia County Schools: “All Volusia County schools will be closed Thursday and Friday, October 6 and 7, due to the Hurricane Matthew. Follow Volusia County Schools on Facebook and Twitter for the latest school-related updates.  We will continue normal operations today, Wednesday, October 5, including athletic events and extended day.” Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University will be closing…

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Hurricane Matthew: Florida schools close as coast prepares for major storm

Hurricane Matthew: Florida schools close as coast prepares for major storm

Florida canceled classes along its Atlantic coastline and theme parks kept a watchful eye as Hurricane Matthew picked up speed heading to the east coast. Officials in central Florida’s Brevard County are ordering residents on barrier islands and in flood-prone areas to evacuate on Wednesday in advance of the powerful hurricane. Residents who live in mobile and manufactured homes also are being ordered to leave. In South Carolina, Governor Nikki Haley contemplated whether to order some 1 million people to leave the coast and planned to release details of her…

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