Federal government gives $8 million for Pulse nightclub massacre costs
ORLANDO, Fla. - The federal government is designating $8 million to help victims and first responders to the Pulse nightclub shooting.
The U.S. Justice Department said Monday that it was giving the money to the State of Florida to pay for grief counseling and reimburse the costs of running an assistance center after the massacre.
Gunman Omar Mateen pledged allegiance to the Islamic State during the attack at the gay nightclub in Orlando last June 12.
The deadliest mass shooting in recent U.S. history left 49 people dead and dozens more wounded.
Desktop NewsClick to open Continuous News in a sidebar that updates in real-time.
Homeowners one big step closer to possible Silverleaf federal buyout program
Grease fire on Gardere
Popular furniture store closing after 66 years of business in Baton Rouge
Deputies investigating after two found dead in Prairieville apartment
Good Samaritan helped put out car fire after deadly crash with school...