Suspended Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel’s case to get his job back will go to court in June.Senate Special Master Dudley Goodlette is set to hear arguments starting June 18, with the process lasting up to three days. A prehearing conference is also scheduled for June 5. Governor Ron DeSantis suspended Mr. Israel in January, shortly after taking office. At the time, DeSantis accused the sheriff of “neglect of duty” and “incompetence” in relation to two mass shootings in Broward County, including last year’s massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.Israel’s attorneys have accused DeSantis of “an executive power grab” that has interfered with the public’s right to choose their elected officials, as well as the sheriff’s right to execute his official duties.Florida Supreme Court Rules Against Scott Israel
As of the 11:00 a.m. advisory, the National Hurricane Center announced that Tropical Storm Barry has formed in the Gulf of Mexico south of New Orleans.———————————————–LOCATION…27.8N 88.7WABOUT 95 MI…150 KM SSE OF THE MOUTH OF THE MISSISSIPPI RIVERABOUT 200 MI…320 KM SE OF MORGAN CITY LOUISIANAMAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS…40 MPH…65 KM/HPRESENT MOVEMENT…W OR 270 DEGREES AT 5 MPH…7 KM/HMINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE…1005 MB…29.68 INCHESA Tropical Storm Warning is now in effect for the Louisiana coast from the Mouth of the Pearl River to Morgan City.A Storm Surge Warning is now in effect for the Louisiana coast from the Mouth of the Atchafalaya River to Shell Beach.A Tropical Storm Watch is now in effect for the Mississippi coast east of the Mouth of the Pearl River to the Mississippi/Alabamaborder…and for Lake Pontchartrain and Lake Maurepas including metropolitan New Orleans.A Storm Surge Watch is now in effect for the Mississippi coast from the Mouth of the Pearl River to the Mississippi/Alabama border.While South Florida is not going to be impacted by Barry, heavy rains and flooding are expected from the Florida Panhandle to Texas.