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‘God’s gift to lawyers.’ DeSantis’ culture war laws get him sued a lot

Fri, 05/27/2022 - 12:12

Some of his biggest priorities have hit a wall in the courts with key provisions being blocked.

COVID-19 update: More of Florida seeing ‘high’ community levels as positivity rate, hospitalizations climb

Fri, 05/27/2022 - 10:58

As COVID-19 cases, testing positivity rates and hospitalizations climb across Florida, 10 counties — including Palm Beach, Broward and Miami-Dade — now officially have high community levels, according to the CDC. South Florida's three counties all have positivity rates at or above 20% and COVID-related hospitalizations are at a nearly three-month high.

Woman accused of leaving 4 dogs to die in hot car in Florida while she had lunch

Fri, 05/27/2022 - 10:34

A 25-year-old Missouri woman is accused of leaving four dogs locked in a hot car while she had lunch in a Florida restaurant

Crist says he’ll only debate Democratic primary rivals once

Fri, 05/27/2022 - 10:29

U.S. Rep. Charlie Crist is signaling he will only agree to one debate before voters select a Democratic candidate for governor.

Florida hurricane sales tax holiday starts Saturday, and pet supplies are now on the list

Fri, 05/27/2022 - 09:55

Florida's two-week disaster-preparedness tax holiday will begin Saturday and, for the first time, shoppers will be able to avoid paying sales taxes on numerous types of pet supplies.

After Uvalde and Buffalo mass shootings, Democrats and gun-control groups plan Broward vigil, call for action

Fri, 05/27/2022 - 08:33

Moms Demand Action, a national organization that works to prevent gun violence, is holding a vigil in Sunrise on Saturday to mourn the victims of the mass shootings in Buffalo and Uvalde, Texas.

It’s been 32 years since a clown shot Marlene Warren to death. Her accused killer still hasn’t gone to trial.

Fri, 05/27/2022 - 06:19

Marlene Warren was shot in the face by a clown wearing a white-painted face, an eerie smile, a red clown nose and an orange wig. Now, 32 years later, the trial of Sheila Keen-Warren — her accused killer — has once again been delayed, setting back the long-awaited closure to one of Palm Beach County’s most notorious murders.

Royal Caribbean’s Harmony of the Seas crashes into Jamaica dock

Fri, 05/27/2022 - 04:47

It was a not a good Thursday for cruise ships. On the same day Carnival Cruise Line grabbed headlines with one of its ships’ funnels engulfed in flames, Royal Caribbean crashed into a dock in Jamaica with one of the world’s largest ships.

Should you mask up again? As COVID cases rise, Florida and the CDC offer different advice. Here’s what to know.

Fri, 05/27/2022 - 04:00

The CDC recommends masks in high-risk areas for COVID-19 as we head into Memorial Day weekend, but the state of Florida says masks have little to no value.

Broward’s newest School Board member describes where he may next run for office

Fri, 05/27/2022 - 03:30

Daniel Foganholi, Broward County’s newest School Board member, is weighing which public office he may pursue next.

After Surfside collapse, Broward is making condo safety records easier to find

Thu, 05/26/2022 - 22:19

Broward County will consider requiring condos to submit building reports, with the goal of making them public so potential buyers have a better idea of whether the building is in OK condition.

Girl, 11, survived Texas shooting by playing dead, smearing blood on herself, family says

Thu, 05/26/2022 - 16:23

A little girl's quick thinking kept her from being another fatality in the Texas school shooting.

State orders Orange schools to reveal who bought ‘Gender Queer’ book for libraries

Thu, 05/26/2022 - 15:47

A state investigator demanded to know who in Orange schools authorized the purchase of the book “Gender Queer."

More March for Our Lives events are planned in Florida. More than 100 are scheduled across US.

Thu, 05/26/2022 - 14:59

Organizers for March for Our Lives on Thursday announced additional demonstrations across Florida, bringing the number of planned events up to six in the state so far.

Florida lawmakers leave lots of unfinished business on property insurance reforms

Thu, 05/26/2022 - 14:11

Florida legislators leave without lowering property insurance rates

Marco Rubio slams Miami Heat’s call for fans to demand ‘common sense’ gun reforms after Texas school shooting

Thu, 05/26/2022 - 14:04

The elementary school massacre in Uvalde, Texas is becoming an issue in the 2022 race for U.S. Senate in Florida. The Miami Heat basketball team urged fans to contact U.S. Sens. Marco Rubio and Rick Scott, “demanding their support for common sense gun laws” – and telling them they can “make change at the ballot box.” Rubio didn’t like it.

Secrets hidden in water: Police dive teams recover vehicles submerged in Deerfield lake

Thu, 05/26/2022 - 12:04

Guardians for the Missing helped dive teams from the Broward Sheriff's Office and the Pembroke Pines Police recover submerged vehicles from Sailboat Lake in Deerfield Beach. At least three of the vehicles had been reported as stolen.

Slain Texas teacher’s husband dies ‘of a broken heart’

Thu, 05/26/2022 - 11:54

The husband of one of the teachers killed in Tuesday's Texas school shooting has died, family members said.

Memorial Day weekend forecast calls for ‘typical’ summertime rain, but outdoor activities get a green light

Thu, 05/26/2022 - 09:35

Memorial Day weekend is forecast to deliver the type of seasonal summertime weather South Florida is accustomed to getting. No day is a washout, but be on alert for rip currents and afternoon showers.

‘Goodfellas,’ ‘Field of Dreams’ star Ray Liotta dead at 67

Thu, 05/26/2022 - 09:15

Ray Liotta, an edgy actor who easily moved from good guys to gangsters and was best known for his starring role as a likable mobster in the New York City-set “Goodfellas,” has died at age 67.

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