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Space Coast launch schedule: Upcoming missions from Kennedy Space Center and Cape Canaveral

13 hours 19 min ago

Latest on upcoming launches from Kennedy Space Center and Cape Canaveral Space Force Station as the Space Coast saw a record number of launches in 2022 and more expected in 2023.

‘His spirit is still alive’: Body of Delray Beach man caught in flash flood while hiking in Brazil found

Wed, 02/01/2023 - 18:56

The body of Raul Jiménez, a 30-year-old Delray Beach man, was discovered in a national park in Brazil on Wednesday afternoon, days after he went hiking with friends and was caught in a flash flood.

Dog owner and boy bitten by pit bull sent to hospital

Wed, 02/01/2023 - 17:14

A Pompano Beach woman and a young boy were sent to the hospital Wednesday afternoon after the woman’s pit bull bit them.

After Sun Sentinel investigation, Florida’s Democrats in Congress call on state leaders to protect children from sex trafficking

Wed, 02/01/2023 - 16:51

Florida's Democratic Congressional delegation urged immediate action to curb child sex trafficking, including a reduction in the use of group foster homes and punishments for hotels who violate a state anti-trafficking law. Their letter cited a 2022 investigation into the issue.

Boynton Beach man convicted of 1985 murder

Wed, 02/01/2023 - 16:45

Nearly four decades after the crime, a Palm Beach County jury convicted a Boynton Beach man of sexually assaulting and killing a 78-year-old woman.

As Republicans begin probing COVID spending, Moskowitz highlights waste in federal pandemic efforts — under Trump

Wed, 02/01/2023 - 16:07

U.S. Rep. Jared Moskowitz, who ran Florida’s emergency response effort for the first 14 months of the COVID pandemic, said Wednesday the federal response under then-President Donald Trump wasted lots of taxpayer money. Moskowitz, a Broward-Palm Beach county Democrat, pointed to Trump-era practices at the first committee hearing as a member of the House Oversight Committee.

African American class drops topics DeSantis hated, but creator denies ‘political pressure’

Wed, 02/01/2023 - 15:41

The revised AP African American studies course omits some topics Florida leaders disliked, but College Board says states had no role in changes

Former Florida Panthers coach arrested on charge of driving golf cart under the influence

Wed, 02/01/2023 - 15:34

Andrew Brunette served as an interim head coach for the Florida Panthers beginning in October 2021. He was arrested Wednesday on charges of driving under the influence while on a golf cart.

Motorcyclist dies after morning crash in Deerfield Beach

Wed, 02/01/2023 - 13:11

A motorcyclist has died after a Wednesday morning crash in Deerfield Beach.

DeSantis proposes nearly $115 billion Florida budget

Wed, 02/01/2023 - 12:19

Gov. Ron DeSantis’ overall spending proposal is nearly $115 billion, but is only a recommendation. The Legislature will approve a final budget during the annual session that begins next month.

Woman dies after accident boarding Southwest flight left her paralyzed, family says

Wed, 02/01/2023 - 10:23

Gaby Assouline, 25, was boarding a Southwest Airlines plane at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport when she was thrown from her wheelchair, according to a lawsuit her family filed against the airline, the wheelchair assistance company, and Broward County, which operates the airport.

Watch the full video of 1994 Florida triple murder captured on VHS tape and featured on TV show ‘See No Evil’

Wed, 02/01/2023 - 09:45

The 1994 Casey's Nickelodeon Murders that left three people dead in Miramar, Florida, is featured in a new episode of Investigation Discovery's "See No Evil." Watch the full video here.

‘100% needed’: Commuters hope linking Sawgrass Expressway to I-95 will finally ease the traffic tie-ups

Wed, 02/01/2023 - 09:32

After decades of discussion, there may finally be movement on a plan to link the heavily congested stretch between Interstate 95 and the Sawgrass Expressway, giving drivers a smoother commute.

Florida blimp executive, relative of former state lawmaker, sentenced to federal prison in pandemic fraud

Wed, 02/01/2023 - 07:42

A federal judge has sentenced the CEO of Airsign Airship Group to more than five years in prison for defrauding the government over $7.8 million in COVID-19 loans. He is the brother-in-law of former Florida Rep. Joe Harding, who resigned after he was accused of federal fraud.

Governor ‘anticipates’ special session on Disney’s Reedy Creek next week

Wed, 02/01/2023 - 06:50

The Legislature and DeSantis dissolved Reedy Creek last year amid Disney’s dispute with the governor over the “don’t say gay” bill.

4 key suspects in Haiti presidential assassination transferred to U.S.

Tue, 01/31/2023 - 18:18

Four key suspects in the killing of Haitian President Jovenel Moïse were transferred to the United States for prosecution, U.S. officials announced Tuesday.

Bank robbery suspect fatally shot by Broward deputies robbed bank decades earlier, fled and escaped jail

Tue, 01/31/2023 - 18:15

Robert Gene Bigney, 63, was shot and killed by Broward Sheriff's Office deputies after robbing a bank in Oakland Park, fleeing and subsequently crashing on East Atlantic Boulevard in Pompano Beach, where he was shot. Bigney spent two decades in federal prison after robbing a bank in 1995.

Revamped New College of Florida Board of Trustees meets for first time

Tue, 01/31/2023 - 18:14

A revamped New College of Florida Board of Trustees met for the first time on Tuesday.

Corcoran to lead New College as DeSantis moves to curtail DEI, tenure at universities

Tue, 01/31/2023 - 17:44

Gov. Ron DeSantis is pushing to cut diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives and curtail faculty tenure on state university campuses.

As DeSantis proposes to slash college diversity efforts, here’s how FAU and FIU could be affected

Tue, 01/31/2023 - 17:35

In South Florida, the proposed cuts could result in a loss of up to $643,000 in funding for diversity, equity and inclusion programs at Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton and $2.3 million at Florida International University in Miami.

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