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These South Florida restaurants are open for delivery and takeout during coronavirus shutdown

Thu, 04/09/2020 - 19:34

Below is a directory of Broward, Palm Beach and Miami-Dade eateries offering takeout and delivery. All food-delivery apps are waiving delivery fees until further notice. Keep checking back, as this list will be updated in the days and weeks ahead. And call before you go because the Sun Sentinel...

Florida coronavirus updates: 16,826 positive cases; 371 deaths

Thu, 04/09/2020 - 15:45

The Florida Department of Health is reporting that 16,826 people have tested positive for the new coronavirus across the state, according to figures released Thursday evening.

There have been 2,298 people hospitalized and 371 deaths, according to the data.

Nearly 157,000 people in Florida have...

New Miami Hurricanes receivers coach Rob Likens assesses UM pass-catchers

Thu, 04/09/2020 - 15:17

New Miami Hurricanes wide receivers coach Rob Likens was just starting to get to know his corps during the first four spring practices when the coronavirus outbreak put an end to all collegiate athletic activities for the remainder of the academic school year.

Likens takes over a unit that lost...

Man facing murder charge for fatal shooting after wake, records show

Thu, 04/09/2020 - 14:45

Between 60 and 80 people who gathered in the streets of Pompano Beach following a wake scattered when gunshots were fired into the crowd, and now a man is charged with murder, the Broward Sheriff’s Office said.

Steve Yassinte, 23, was already facing a charge of attempted murder for firing 5 to...

Tua Tagovailoa’s agent challenges reports about QB’s health

Thu, 04/09/2020 - 14:06

Tua Tagovailoa has told the world he’s totally healthy, and will be ready to play football in 2020.

He’s training in Nashville, working to ensure that’s true, and has shown NFL teams video of those workouts, which are being conducted nearly five months after he had his hip dislocation and fracture...

The car was upside down and burning with a trapped driver inside - but one cop took care of things

Thu, 04/09/2020 - 13:27

The vehicle hit a palm tree, overturned and burst into flames, but the driver sustained only minor injuries because of the quick work of a cop.

Pembroke Pines Police Officer Melodie Parke, 43, is being credited with pulling the trapped driver from the burning car about 1 a.m. Thursday in the 12800...

Hispanic women unite in Weston to sew masks and fight coronavirus

Thu, 04/09/2020 - 09:24

Chilean, Peruvian, Mexican, Guatemalan, Colombian, Venezuelan, Argentine ... hundreds of Hispanic women in South Florida have joined together to sew hundreds of masks to support the community in the fight against the new coronavirus.

Scissors and cloth in hand, the founder of this local movement...

Trump’s reckless attack on voting by mail undermines our democracy | Editorial

Thu, 04/09/2020 - 08:35

President Trump this week revealed just how out of touch he is about what’s happening in his adopted state of Florida — not to mention his own Republican party — after he railed against voting by mail, calling it “horrible" and “corrupt."

He blasted mail-in voting even though he himself cast a...

Feeling alone and isolated? Attend a free online mental health workshop series

Thu, 04/09/2020 - 08:04

People dealing with the impact of self-isolation during the novel coronavirus crisis can reach out in a virtual workshop series starting Saturday, April 11, to listen to tips and participate in a question-and-answer session.

Recognizing that many in the community are dealing with first-time experiences...

Want to help others in the time of coronavirus? These nonprofits need you

Thu, 04/09/2020 - 05:14

South Florida nonprofit charities and agencies are seeking the community’s assistance so they can continue their missions of helping those in need during the coronavirus crisis.

While organizations are seeking financial assistance as they practice the new normal of social distancing, agencies and...

Plane that crashed in Boynton Beach, killing pilot, was ‘devoid of fuel’ federal report says

Thu, 04/09/2020 - 03:00

The small, single-engine plane that crashed into a Boynton Beach neighborhood on March 6, killing the 67-year-old pilot, may have run out of gas, according to the National Transportation Safety Board’s preliminary crash report.

Though damaged, the fuel tanks on each wing of the Grumman American...

Need toilet paper? Then have we got the restaurant takeouts for you.

Thu, 04/09/2020 - 00:15

Like everywhere else, South Florida restaurants and bars have had to get creative in light of the coronavirus pandemic shutting down dining rooms, from fast casual to Michelin magnets.

Here are some unique takeout/pickup offers and events in Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties.

And keep...

South Florida community health centers get millions for coronavirus response

Wed, 04/08/2020 - 16:14

FoundCare of West Palm Beach opened as the first drive-thru testing site in South Florida. In the weeks that followed, the federally funded community health center has tested hundreds of people for the virus and filtered thousands of phone calls from people concerned they had the virus.

Now, FoundCare...

Influential coronavirus model shows fewer deaths and hospitalizations in Florida — if we stay isolated

Wed, 04/08/2020 - 15:50

An influential model used by the White House to chart the coronavirus pandemic is showing that fewer Floridians will die of the new virus than initially thought — assuming everyone strictly observes social distancing measures through the end of May.

Florida can expect 149 deaths a day at the epidemic’s...

Coronavirus: South Florida food pantries fight for survival amid food and volunteer shortages

Wed, 04/08/2020 - 15:39

Outside The Soup Kitchen in Boynton Beach, a last refuge for the hungry, Robert Matteo and his daughter, America, queued up in line Tuesday morning just as a delivery truck rumbled into the parking lot.

Matteo lost his job in road construction on Sunday. Since Monday, before virtual school, both...

Broward jail inmate with coronavirus dies at hospital

Wed, 04/08/2020 - 15:38

A convicted sex offender became the first Broward County inmate to die from the new coronavirus, underscoring concern over how the pandemic will pose problems for detention facilities across South Florida.

Alan Pollock, 64, died at Northwest Medical Center in Margate on Tuesday afternoon, according...

Miami Beach, under siege from virus, turning convention center into coronavirus hospital

Wed, 04/08/2020 - 14:51

A South Florida convention center that just two months ago hosted 80,000 Super Bowl revelers is being swiftly retrofitted to house those afflicted by the new coronavirus.

It’s a sign of a frightening new normal on Miami Beach, a cornerstone of South Florida’s tourism industry.

Since the start of...

I’m hospitalized with COVID-19. I salute my nurses, who ‘never complain’ | Opinion

Wed, 04/08/2020 - 14:16

The nurses never complain at Memorial Regional Hospital in Hollywood.

I’m 77 years old and was recently diagnosed with COVID-19 and have been a patient here for more than a week in the critical care unit.

I marvel at my nurses. Their work is so different than what they are used to. Each time they...

Federal stimulus cash may start arriving next week. Here’s who gets what and how.

Wed, 04/08/2020 - 13:19

The stimulus checks coming to taxpayers, probably starting with direct deposits next week, are expected to help people for a little while.

And while most people will get payments, questions linger whether many others will receive them. How do divorced parents qualify? Newborns? College students?


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