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Tropical wave has low odds of developing; remnants of Claudette head out to sea

Mon, 06/21/2021 - 20:16

A tropical wave emerged Monday east of the Windward Islands in the West Indies. Meanwhile, Claudette regained tropical storm status before turning into a low pressure trough Monday night.

Police arrest suspect after stabbing that left Fort Lauderdale woman dead on sidewalk

Mon, 06/21/2021 - 18:54

Police arrested Joseph Jean, 51, Monday following the stabbing and killing of a 38-year-old Fort Lauderdale woman.

Critics pounce on mayor for heat-of-moment — but wrong — assertion parade crash was terrorism against LGBT community

Mon, 06/21/2021 - 16:28

With his knee-jerk comments immediately after witnessing a horrific crash Saturday as the South Florida LGBT Pride Parade was about to kick off, Fort Lauderdale Mayor Dean Trantalis put himself at the center of a tornado-strength vortex of criticism. He says he has apologized, but the criticism is intense, especially on social media.

Former school Superintendent Jim Notter applies for interim job

Mon, 06/21/2021 - 15:46

Jim Notter hopes to replace his successor, Robert Runcie, who agreed to step down Aug. 10 as superintendent after his indictment on a felony perjury charge.

DeSantis posts increase in net worth, up to $348,832

Mon, 06/21/2021 - 15:18

With his only listed income a taxpayer-funded salary of $134,181, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis reported a net worth of $348,832 as of Dec. 31, 2020, up from $291,449 at the end of 2019, according to a financial disclosure posted Monday on the Florida Commission on Ethics website.

Here’s where to find a coronavirus vaccine in South Florida

Mon, 06/21/2021 - 14:35

Looking to get vaccinated for coronavirus? Here's where to find a COVID-19 vaccine in South Florida.

DeSantis gives Florida an extra $12 million in fight against Alzheimer’s, dementia

Mon, 06/21/2021 - 09:16

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis announced the state will give a $12 million boost to funding for Alzheimer’s and Dementia research and care. The disease has become the sixth leading cause of death in Florida.

Florida ranks 37th in U.S. for COVID-19 recovery, study says

Mon, 06/21/2021 - 08:51

A new study ranked Florida 37th in the country when it comes to recovering from the pandemic.

13 dead as Claudette lashes the Southeast and it’s expected to become a tropical storm again

Sun, 06/20/2021 - 21:26

Claudette, the third named storm of 2021, has been downgraded to a tropical depression, but it is expected to become a tropical storm once again late Sunday or early Monday in the Carolinas. Damage was reported in north Florida, where winds reached up to 85 mph, according to AP.

Famed escapee Buddy the beefalo adjusting to life in Florida

Sun, 06/20/2021 - 10:28

A bison hybrid who roamed the woods in Connecticut for months after escaping on the way to the slaughterhouse has adjusted to life in a Florida animal sanctuary.

8-year-old, 9-year-old cited for dragging alligator with noose

Sun, 06/20/2021 - 10:08

Authorities said the children hooked a noose around the gator at Fay Lake Wilderness Park in Port St. John

News quiz for week of June 13

Sun, 06/20/2021 - 05:00

Think you are all caught up with the news? Test your knowledge of current events with the South Florida Sun Sentinel's news quiz, from the week of June 13, 2021.

One dead after pickup truck drives into crowd at Wilton Manors LGBTQ Pride parade

Sat, 06/19/2021 - 20:59

Witnesses at the Stonewall Parade and Festival gave conflicting accounts about whether the crash was deliberate or an accident.

Juneteenth celebrations teeming with activity across South Florida

Sat, 06/19/2021 - 14:29

In its first year as a national holiday, Juneteenth was celebrated locally at a number of events.

Is Florida emerging from the pandemic? Look to the federal government for answers

Sat, 06/19/2021 - 06:00

If Floridians really want to know how their state is doing during the coronavirus pandemic, they must look to the federal government for answers.

Florida wins first round in cruise fight, but victory will be delayed

Fri, 06/18/2021 - 16:34

U.S. District Judge Steven Merryday granted a preliminary injunction Friday against the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which has imposed conditions for cruises to resume after a year and a half on the sidelines.

South Florida cops won’t be patrolling the southwestern border

Fri, 06/18/2021 - 15:15

Law enforcement agencies in Broward, Palm Beach and Miami-Dade counties say Gov. Ron DeSantis never asked them to send officers to patrol the southwest border.

Court rules for Florida in cruise case, grants injunction stopping CDC order, but not yet

Fri, 06/18/2021 - 14:02

A federal court granted a preliminary injunction against the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and its conditional sail order that has shut down the cruise industry during the COVID-19 pandemic.

New Florida COVID cases decline to lowest levels in a year

Fri, 06/18/2021 - 13:00

New COVID cases continue to decline, even as the coronavirus vaccine becomes a harder sell in Florida.

More than 8 million doses of COVID vaccine sit unused in Florida, and close to 6 million returned to feds

Fri, 06/18/2021 - 12:33

As Florida’s COVID-19 vaccine surplus grows and demand weakens, providers say they can’t help but waste doses and fear vials stored in their freezers will expire before they can be used in the fight against the spread of coronavirus.

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