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DeSantis calls up National Guard in advance of possible protests at Florida Capitol

Fri, 01/15/2021 - 18:04

Gov. Ron DeSantis called up the National Guard on Friday night in advance of what officials fear could become violent pro-President Trump rallies on Sunday and next week at the Florida Capitol.

Palm Beach County Republican leader wants Matt Gaetz to challenge Marco Rubio in 2022 Senate primary

Fri, 01/15/2021 - 16:03

Joe Budd, a leader of the Palm Beach County Republican Party, says he wants Congressman Matt Gaetz to challenge U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio in the 2022 party primary for U.S. Senate. Budd said he isn’t the only one who feels that way. “Our people who are your more hard-core Trump supporters have a disdain for Marco Rubio."

DeSantis takes aim at Big Tech censorship amid pandemic, dire economy

Fri, 01/15/2021 - 15:53

As Florida’s coronavirus death count continued to rise Thursday, Gov. Ron DeSantis was in Texas telling a conservative group that Big Tech censorship of conservatives was “probably the most important legislative issue that we’re going to have to get right this year.”

Pilot walks away from rough landing at North Perry Airport

Fri, 01/15/2021 - 14:48

A pilot was uninjured after a single-engine Sting S4 Ultralight aircraft made a hard landing shortly after takeoff Friday at the North Perry Airport.

Gov. DeSantis ‘anti-riot’ plan does more than crack down on mob violence. Here’s what it would change.

Fri, 01/15/2021 - 14:13

“It is designed to silence, criminalize and penalize those protesting for racial justice," Kara Gross of the ACLU says of Gov. Ron DeSantis' anti-rioting proposal. "The intent of it is to silence dissent.”

Florida reports 16,875 new coronavirus cases and another 186 new resident deaths

Fri, 01/15/2021 - 12:29

Florida reported 16,875 new coronavirus cases and another 186 resident deaths. In total, more than 1.54 million Florida residents have had COVID-19.

Vaccine Q&A: Why are visitors getting shots before Floridians?

Fri, 01/15/2021 - 10:03

Here are the answers to some of your biggest questions about COVID-19 vaccinations.

Environmentalists challenge EPA change that allows Florida to control wetlands development

Fri, 01/15/2021 - 09:46

A coalition of environmental groups have sued to prevent a new EPA rule from going into effect, saying that by allowing Florida to manage the permit process for wetlands development, the EPA "is lowering the bar to allow a state, for the first time, to run the federal wetlands program without meeting federal standards.”

Shooting leads to crash and armed carjacking in Lauderhill

Fri, 01/15/2021 - 07:29

Armed carjacking leaves one man shot and Kristopher Alexander Burke Barrett in jail, police say

Report: Trump plans to live at Mar-a-Lago and employ some current aides

Thu, 01/14/2021 - 19:40

Donald Trump is planning to live at his Mar-a-Lago club in Palm Beach after his term as president ends, Bloomberg News reported Thursday night. He's expected to fly to Florida before the inauguration of Joe Biden on Wednesday.

’Saved by the Bell’ star Dustin Diamond diagnosed with stage-4 cancer

Thu, 01/14/2021 - 18:10

Representatives for "Saved by the Bell" star Dustin Diamond have announced that the actor has been diagnosed with stage-4 cancer.

‘Predatory’ pediatrician scoped out victims for years, records show

Thu, 01/14/2021 - 17:45

Dr. Michael Mizrachy used an iPhone to snap pictures of unsuspecting teens, police say. State Sen. Lauren Book is demanding that the Florida Board of Medicine revoke his medical license.

Man accused of killing teen in drug buy won’t be charged with premeditated murder

Thu, 01/14/2021 - 17:03

A Broward judge said Thursday that she can’t allow a Pembroke Pines man to be charged with premeditated murder in the death of a teen during an alleged drug buy — a decision that confounded the dead man’s family.

‘It was torture’: Server at Orlando restaurant saves 11-year-old boy from abuse, cops say

Thu, 01/14/2021 - 15:40

Flaviane Carvalho, a waitress at Mrs. Potato Restaurant, notified Orlando police about an 11-year-old boy who appeared to have been abused. Police later described the extent of the abuse as "torture."

Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort warned of potential COVID-19 fines after maskless New Year’s Eve bash

Thu, 01/14/2021 - 15:20

President Trump's Palm Beach resort Mar-a-Lago was issued a warning by county officials for violating a mask requirement during a New Year's Eve party. The next violation could come with a $15,000 fine.

Capitol riot may have cost Trump, Republicans big dollars

Thu, 01/14/2021 - 15:17

From Florida to New York, the pro-Trump riot on Capitol Hill in Washington appears to be costing both President Donald Trump's businesses and the Republican Party significant money in lost customers and corporate donor support.

Florida’s COVID vaccine rollout obstructed by federal government, state emergency manager says

Thu, 01/14/2021 - 14:33

Florida's Emergency Management Director Jared Moskowitz gives the state House a detailed explanation of the state's vaccine rollout, saying the federal government is inconsistent. "We have a plan. We are following the plan. What went wrong? Supply, allocations, lack of information."

Authorities warn against ‘Wheels Up, Guns Down’ mayhem this weekend

Thu, 01/14/2021 - 13:19

Fines, jail time, and the confiscation of off-road motorcycles and all-terrain vehicles await those who participate in the annual “Wheels Up, Guns Down” roadway recklessness this holiday weekend, authorities say.

Florida reports 217 new deaths from coronavirus, the highest single day count since August

Thu, 01/14/2021 - 12:36

Florida reported 13,720 new coronavirus cases on Thursday and 217 deaths. Nearly 24,000 people in Florida have now died from COVID-19.

‘Somebody is still moving’: 911 callers detail the aftermath of triple shooting

Thu, 01/14/2021 - 12:35

Two 911 callers described the moments after three men from New York were shot while driving on State Road 7 in Miramar. on Jan. 4.

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