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Tropical Storm Cristobal moves into Gulf of Mexico, strengthens

Fri, 06/05/2020 - 20:32

A tropical storm warning is in effect from east of Morgan City, La., to the Okaloosa/Walton County Florida line., according to the latest advisory from the National Hurricane Center.

ACLU sues Broward sheriff to free inmates from jails amid pandemic

Fri, 06/05/2020 - 16:47

The American Civil Liberties Union has filed a federal civil rights lawsuit against the Broward Sheriff’s Office, charging that conditions inside the county’s four jails unconstitutionally put inmates at risk of infection and death from the new coronavirus.

Lawyer says ex-Minneapolis officer Derek Chauvin illegally voted in Florida, asks Aramis Ayala to pursue charges

Fri, 06/05/2020 - 16:16

A candidate running for Supervisor of Elections in Pinellas County submitted a letter to State Attorney Aramis Ayala Friday alleging Derek Chauvin, the Minneapolis ex-cop accused of killing George Floyd, illegally voted in Florida during the 2016 and 2018 elections.

Palm Beach County requests state permission for further reopening of businesses and venues

Fri, 06/05/2020 - 16:05

Palm Beach County on Friday requested permission to join other Florida counties in reopening additional businesses that have been closed because of coronavirus restrictions.

MAP: Here’s the latest forecast path of Tropical Storm Cristobal

Fri, 06/05/2020 - 14:54

Tropical Storm Cristobal is forecast to reach the U.S. Gulf Coast by Sunday and tropical storm watches have been posted from the Florida panhandle to the Texas/Louisiana boarder, including the city of New Orleans. Here is the latest storm track, including the so-called spaghetti models.

Police chiefs vow to ‘eradicate’ bad cops and earn public trust

Fri, 06/05/2020 - 13:43

The Broward County Chiefs of Police Association and its members introduced a five-point plan to improve police relations with the community.

Many South Florida police agencies don’t have chokehold policies or address the forceful tactics that killed George Floyd

Fri, 06/05/2020 - 12:58

At least eight South Florida law enforcement agencies have use-of-force policies that do not clearly address chokeholds, sleeper holds and other neck restraints under scrutiny in the wake of George Floyd’s death, according to a South Florida Sun Sentinel review.

MAP: Here’s the latest forecast path of Tropical Storm Cristobal

Fri, 06/05/2020 - 11:30

Tropical Storm Cristobal is forecast to reach the U.S. Gulf Coast by Sunday and tropical storm watches have been posted from the Florida panhandle to the Texas/Louisiana boarder, including the city of New Orleans. Here is the latest storm track, including the so-called spaghetti models.

Val Demings’ Orlando police career could hurt — or help — her chances to become Joe Biden’s running mate

Fri, 06/05/2020 - 10:12

Val Demings’ background as a former police chief at a department that has been accused of using force excessively, including during her tenure, could prove a challenge on the national stage, particularly when people across the country are protesting in the streets against police brutality.

Another wet weekend on tap for South Florida

Fri, 06/05/2020 - 07:33

A flood watch is in effect for the southern half of Florida as the chance of scattered thunderstorms increases into the weekend.

Florida Supreme Court prevents assault weapons ban amendment from getting to voters

Fri, 06/05/2020 - 06:56

The Florida Supreme Court ruled that a proposed constitutional amendment seeking to ban possession of assault-style weapons does not meet requirements to go before voters. The Ban Assault Weapons NOW group began the initiative after 17 people were killed in the 2018 mass shooting at Parkland’s Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.

Miami-Dade mayor asks judge to dismiss lawsuit challenging his congressional quest

Fri, 06/05/2020 - 05:50

Calling the case “much-to-do about nothing,” a lawyer for Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Gimenez is asking a circuit judge to dismiss a lawsuit that contends Gimenez should be disqualified from running for a congressional seat this year.

Ex-cop sentenced for child pornography possession

Fri, 06/05/2020 - 05:29

Former Boynton Beach police officer Gabriel Albala, 45, of Margate, was sentenced to 30 months in federal prison and five years probation for a child pornography conviction.

South Florida under flood watch through Saturday evening; Wet weekend ahead

Fri, 06/05/2020 - 05:00

All of South Florida under a flood watch through Friday morning. .Broward, Palm Beach and Miami-Dade counties could see an average of 1 to 3 inches of rain.

Black and white South Florida pastors and politicians join in quest to combat racial injustice

Fri, 06/05/2020 - 04:00

Political, civic and religious leaders in South Florida – young and old, black and white, Christian, Jewish and Muslim – are talking about how to change police behavior toward black citizens and how to tear down systemic racism in America.

Ask Amy: Housemate angles for a change

Thu, 06/04/2020 - 22:00

Messy housemate puts a damper on plans for a brighter future.

Governor’s office passes on union’s request to oust Sheriff Gregory Tony

Thu, 06/04/2020 - 17:44

A deputies union locked in a public battle against Broward Sheriff Gregory Tony has sent a letter asking Gov. Ron DeSantis to suspend the lawman from his post. But the governor's office says it's up to the voters to make that decision.

UCF professor’s tweets called racist; school investigating

Thu, 06/04/2020 - 12:57

UCF is reviewing a psychology professor's tweets after others called the racist and urged the university to dismiss him.

New hurricane season forecast raises chance of U.S. landfall

Thu, 06/04/2020 - 11:22

The latest forecast for the 2020 hurricane season says the odds have grown for a landfall in the United States.

Supporters of reassigned deputy protest outside Broward sheriff’s headquarters

Thu, 06/04/2020 - 10:57

Dozens of demonstrators protested outside Broward Sheriff’s Office’s headquarters near Fort Lauderdale on Thursday in support of a deputy being investigated for going on social media to criticize the agency’s record on racial diversity.

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