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Tropical Storm Eta could debut next week, the first appearance ever for the Greek alphabet’s 7th letter

9 hours 17 min ago

A weather system in the Caribbean Sea has a high chance of developing into Tropical Storm Eta, which would make the 2020 hurricane season the first to draw on the seventh letter of the Greek alphabet to name a storm. The system is moving west toward Central America.

Thousands of felons allowed to vote despite confusion over Florida law

Fri, 10/30/2020 - 16:11

According to election officials, felons who registered to vote before a recent court ruling in September should be allowed to vote if they haven't already been removed from the voter rolls.

Black voters could tip Florida for Joe Biden

Fri, 10/30/2020 - 15:22

The outcome of the presidential race in Florida could hinge on how many black voters, who turned out heavily for Barack Obama in 2008 and 2012, are energized by Joe Biden. Black voter turnout is one of the most important pieces of the Florida electoral puzzle.

Arrest made in crash that killed father of NFL player James White

Fri, 10/30/2020 - 13:31

Daniel Tucker Chamblin, of Hollywood, was jailed in the death of Miami-Dade Police Capt. Tyrone White.

Florida surpasses 800,000 cases of COVID-19; pandemic hits highest level in 10 weeks

Fri, 10/30/2020 - 11:53

Florida reported 5,592 new coronavirus cases on Friday, the highest total in 2½ months and continuing an upward trend of COVID-19 infections across the state.

President Trump plans midnight ‘victory’ rally in Miami-Dade, but will he be out past curfew?

Fri, 10/30/2020 - 10:42

President Donald Trump is going to be burning the midnight oil in South Florida this weekend with a late-night MAGA rally ahead of Tuesday’s election.

Driver saves 5 children from school bus fire in Davie

Fri, 10/30/2020 - 10:30

Five children were saved from a burning school bus when the driver evacuated them in Davie.

Monitoring Florida’s COVID-19 statistics: These are the numbers to watch

Fri, 10/30/2020 - 10:01

A month after Florida began the first phase of reopening, a critical point in which experts say we would begin to see any effects the moves have had on coronavirus cases. Use these updating charts to monitor new cases, testing, deaths and hospitalization trends by county.

Felons should get regular ballots, not provisional ones, Florida elections attorney says

Fri, 10/30/2020 - 08:33

Felons who registered to vote in Florida before a major court ruling last month must be allowed to cast regular ballots, not provisional ones, in Tuesday’s presidential election, the top lawyer for county supervisors of elections said Thursday.

Hurricane center says disturbance has 70% chance of forming in the next 48 hours

Fri, 10/30/2020 - 05:45

A disturbance that formed in the eastern Caribbean on Thursday has been given an 80% chance of developing in the next five days, and forecasters say it’s likely that a tropical depression could form.

Fraudster attempts to register dozens of dead Democrats as voters in Broward

Fri, 10/30/2020 - 04:00

A Davie man got three mysterious voter ID cards last week. Two were for dead people. The cards were part of a larger scheme to register dozens of dead Democrats as voters in Broward County.

10-foot python removed from under car hood in Florida

Fri, 10/30/2020 - 03:30

It wasn’t immediately clear what became of the python found inside the Mustang.

Top 10 most vocal celebrities still backing President Trump

Fri, 10/30/2020 - 02:30

Despite Trump’s clear lack of A-list Hollywood support, some bold-faced names are still hanging in there. Here’s a look at 10 of the top celebrities still on Team Trump:

‘We’re never going to lock down again,' President Trump says in Tampa, as Joe Biden vows in Broward to ‘shut down the virus'

Thu, 10/29/2020 - 17:10

Joe Biden and Donald Trump fire up crowds on Thursday at competing Florida rallies, at the same time, same day, with Biden is in Broward County and Trump in Tampa.

‘There’s our next president!' Fort Lauderdale residents say as Biden makes surprise visit to campaign office

Thu, 10/29/2020 - 16:27

Former Vice President Joe Biden paid a surprise visit to a predominantly Black neighborhood in Fort Lauderdale late Thursday afternoon to help get out the vote.

COVID-19 creeps up again in Florida; over 4,000 new cases for third straight day

Thu, 10/29/2020 - 15:05

Almost eight months after it reached Florida, the coronavirus pandemic is intensifying across much of the nation and in Europe.

Iguanas may be growing more tolerant to the cold, and that’s bad news for Florida

Thu, 10/29/2020 - 14:46

Lizards in South Florida, possibly including green iguanas, are better-equipped to tolerate cold weather than just four years ago. One researcher found it now takes temperatures between 44 and 45 degrees to make them become cold-stunned and fall out of trees.

Two men drove from Miami to Lighthouse Point to steal mail, ballots, cops say

Thu, 10/29/2020 - 13:37

Junior Alexander Cabral, 28, and Vladimir Cabral Cuevas, 20, are accused of stealing mail that also included ballots.

Five Hollywood police officers opened fire on man waving a gun

Thu, 10/29/2020 - 13:28

Since officers shot Roman Ivnitski more than two weeks ago, police have said little about how it happened, and Ivnitski's family has received no information about his condition.

Map: All but 7 of Florida’s counties have already cast more early votes than they did in 2016

Thu, 10/29/2020 - 10:48

With five days left of early voting still left, Florida counties are seeing more ballots cast than before the 2016 election, data shows.

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