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Be prepared to sweat. South Florida is in for another scorcher Sunday

Sat, 04/17/2021 - 15:17

The mercury is expected to reach 93 in Palm Beach and Miami-Dade counties on Sunday.

Victims of mass shooting at FedEx warehouse in Indianapolis identified; four Sikhs among the eight dead

Sat, 04/17/2021 - 15:09

Police said the gunman apparently began firing randomly at people in the parking lot, killing four, before entering the building, fatally shooting four more people and then turning the gun on himself.

Failure at Piney Point: Florida let environmental risk fester despite warnings

Sat, 04/17/2021 - 13:37

As early as 2008, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers was predicting possible disaster at the old Piney Point phosphate plant in Manatee County north of Bradenton if a plan to use the site for dredging went forward.

A Castro will no longer be leading Cuba. But there are relatives still in government.

Sat, 04/17/2021 - 07:49

For the first time in over six decades, no one with the Castro surname will be at the helm of Cuba’s government. But there are still a few Castro family members in positions of influence.

Body found after reports of early morning shooting in Tamarac

Sat, 04/17/2021 - 07:22

A body was found in Tamarac and Broward Sheriff’s Office deputies are searching for the shooter.

Man in custody after confrontation with police officer leads to multi-car wreck in Hollywood

Sat, 04/17/2021 - 05:47

A Hollywood officer shot at a man who police said nearly ran the officer over in the middle of a parking lot.

Miami-area woman held by feds after making videos threatening to kill VP Kamala Harris

Sat, 04/17/2021 - 05:46

A longtime nurse at Jackson Memorial Hospital has been charged in Miami federal court with making threats to kill Vice President Kamala Harris, which she recorded in a series of videos she sent to her husband in prison.

Ten years later, have Broward schools fixed the problems a grand jury found?

Sat, 04/17/2021 - 05:00

A grand jury made 20 recommendations about Broward schools in 2011, ranging from ending campaign contributions from vendors to electing a superintendent. The district followed only about a third of them.

Hospitalizations plunge among Florida seniors, as COVID immunity takes hold

Sat, 04/17/2021 - 05:00

The number of Florida seniors entering the hospital for COVID dropped sharply over the past month, an indication that the vaccination campaign begun in December has been effective in protecting the group most vulnerable to the disease.

U.S. sues Roger Stone for $2 million in unpaid income taxes

Fri, 04/16/2021 - 16:54

The U.S. government is suing Roger Stone and his wife, Nydia B. Stone, for nearly $2 million in unpaid income taxes and interest.

19-year-old gunman who killed eight at Indianapolis FedEx facility was interviewed by FBI last year, his mom worried about ‘suicide by cop’

Fri, 04/16/2021 - 16:24

FBI agents last year interviewed the gunman who fatally shot eight people at a FedEx facility in Indianapolis, the bureau said Friday.

Knife-wielding man killed by deputy was a ‘tortured soul’, his family says

Fri, 04/16/2021 - 16:05

Jeffrey Guy Sacks, 26, of Parkland, was identified as the knife-wielding man shot and killed by a Broward sheriff's deputy on Thursday night in North Lauderdale. His family says he had a history of mental illness, and they wonder whether police did enough to deescalate the situation.

COVID vaccine demand drops, threatening statewide immunity

Fri, 04/16/2021 - 16:01

Even with all adults in Florida now eligible for COVID vaccination, demand has dropped dramatically in the last week.

How medical marijuana, powerful allies fueled rise of Orlando doctor now embroiled in Matt Gaetz sex scandal

Fri, 04/16/2021 - 15:45

The rise of Matt Gaetz ally and Orlando hand doctor Jason Pirozzolo from secondary political player to successful entrepreneur and major GOP fundraiser was fueled by connections to powerful Republican friends and the ascendant medical marijuana industry.

Here’s where to find a COVID-19 vaccine in South Florida

Fri, 04/16/2021 - 14:36

Here is where to find COVID-19 vaccines in South Florida. Starting this week, the Department of Health sites in Broward County allow walk- or drive-up vaccines with no appointments.

DeSantis, Scott to attend fundraising dinner at Mar-a-Lago

Fri, 04/16/2021 - 14:11

“We are in good shape,” Michael Barnett, chairman of the Palm Beach County Republican Party, said about Gov. Ron DeSantis and U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio's reelection chances next year. The two are expected to attend Saturday's Lincoln Day fundraising dinner at Mar-a-Lago in Palm Beach.

Former U.S. Rep. Gwen Graham tapped by Biden administration for key education position

Fri, 04/16/2021 - 12:12

President Joe Biden announced Friday that he plans to nominate former Florida Congresswoman Gwen Graham to serve as an assistant secretary in the U.S. Department of Education.

Man with AK-47 assault rifle busted in Midtown Manhattan subway station

Fri, 04/16/2021 - 12:10

The man was busted near a cell phone charging station by the turnstiles leading to the A, C and E lines around 12:30 p.m.

Florida reports 7,296 new COVID cases, with 92 more deaths

Fri, 04/16/2021 - 11:27

Florida's COVID death toll reached 35,000 Friday, with the number of cases standing at more than 2.1 million since the beginning of the pandemic.

DeSantis opposes plan to increase weekly unemployment benefits to $375, saying goal is to get people back to work

Fri, 04/16/2021 - 11:20

“Our unemployment is what it is... It’s fine.” Gov. Ron DeSantis said when asked if he supports increasing unemployment benefits for jobless Floridians by $100 a week to $375.

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