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Homeowners affected by Hurricane Ian get more time to apply for federal aid

Wed, 11/30/2022 - 16:22

Homeowners and renters in Palm Beach County who were impacted by Hurricane Ian will have until Jan. 12 to apply for FEMA assistance after the agency extended its deadline this week.

‘Average’ hurricane season brought death, mayhem to Florida

Wed, 11/30/2022 - 14:24

After Ian and Nicole, the 2022 hurricane season was "anything but average” to many in Florida.

DeSantis: Disney’s to blame for its woes over ‘Don’t Say Gay’ law

Wed, 11/30/2022 - 11:57

Gov. Ron DeSantis revived his feud with the Walt Disney Co. after Fox News host Tucker Carlson brought up the long-simmering battle.

Florida wildlife officials approve manatee protections

Wed, 11/30/2022 - 10:18

State wildlife officials approved a seasonal no-entry zone in Central Florida waters where manatees gather, while preparing for a second winter of feeding the sea cows to try to prevent deaths.

3 rehabilitated manatees released in Florida Keys

Wed, 11/30/2022 - 09:27

Three adult male manatees rescued from waters in the Florida Keys earlier this year have been returned to a Keys canal after being treated and rehabilitated at SeaWorld Orlando.

Florida’s U.S. Sugar completes purchase of competitor even as feds fight merger on antitrust grounds

Wed, 11/30/2022 - 09:07

Florida's U.S. Sugar Corp. has completed a $315 million purchase of another large player in the sugar industry as the federal government continues to fight the merger on antitrust grounds.

Broward abortion clinic fights waiting-period fine

Wed, 11/30/2022 - 07:27

A Broward County clinic is fighting a $56,000 state fine stemming from allegations that it did not properly comply with a law requiring 24-hour waiting periods before abortions can be performed.

500,000 rounds of stolen ammo and explosive found in Hallandale Beach storage unit, police say

Tue, 11/29/2022 - 16:20

The execution of a search warrant at a Hallandale Beach storage unit Monday night led to the discovery of hundreds of thousands of rounds of ammunition that were stolen from businesses in South Florida, according to Pembroke Park Police.

There will be more time in school to make up lost time for hurricanes. Here’s when.

Tue, 11/29/2022 - 15:51

Broward students will stay in school a bit longer for more classroom time to make up for closures during two recent hurricanes.

Family sues over Boynton Beach woman’s kratom-related death

Tue, 11/29/2022 - 15:41

The family of a Boynton Beach woman who overdosed and died last year is suing a company, accusing it of selling her a product with the herb kratom, without proper warnings and instructions.

Famous bald eagle Rita battered, near death, but zoo is hopeful she’ll survive

Tue, 11/29/2022 - 15:36

Florida Fish and Wildlife officers found the wild eagle, who gained fame via a webcam at her nest, with a broken bone protruding from her right wing. She was weak and the wound was infected. Zoo ambassador Ron Magill is holding out hope that she can reunite in the wild with her lifelong mate, an eagle named Ron.

DeSantis criticizes Chinese government for stifling dissent, calls on Congress to punish Apple if company takes action he doesn’t like

Tue, 11/29/2022 - 14:31

Gov. Ron DeSantis on Tuesday praised Chinese citizens who have taken to the streets to protest their government. Moments later, he said the U.S. government should punish technology giant Apple if it removes Twitter from its App Store.

Do you recognize him? Detectives searching for man who shot at two cars on I-95, injuring 2 adults, 1 juvenile

Tue, 11/29/2022 - 14:27

Detectives are searching for the driver of a newer white BMW i8 who they say shot at two cars on Interstate 95 on Sunday night, injuring two adults and a minor girl.

Florida corrections officer was fired for using medical marijuana. Now he wants appeals court to overturn the dismissal

Tue, 11/29/2022 - 14:15

In what could be a first-of-its-kind case in Florida, a former state correctional officer is asking an appeals court to overturn his dismissal for using medical marijuana.

Body found in canal at Florida’s Turnpike was in the water for at least two days

Tue, 11/29/2022 - 13:09

The body of a man was found in a canal near Florida's Turnpike, and authorities believe it had been in the water for at least 48 hours.

DeSantis’ chief of staff, public safety czar now named in suit over migrant planes

Tue, 11/29/2022 - 11:25

Two members of Gov. Ron DeSantis’ administration are among new defendants named in a class action lawsuit filed against the governor over the plan to fly 49 migrants from Texas to Martha’s Vineyard earlier this year.

Video | ‘He never came home.’ Family wants help finding hit-and-run driver that killed Miramar man

Tue, 11/29/2022 - 11:23

Silvio Jose Ortega Martinez had been in the U.S. only a year when a car drove straight into him without stopping on a Miramar road. His family is asking the public to find the hit-run driver who left him for dead last weekend.

James Webb Space Telescope spots early galaxies hidden from Hubble

Tue, 11/29/2022 - 03:30

NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope is finding bright, early galaxies that until now were hidden from view, including one that may have formed a mere 350 million years after the cosmic-creating Big Bang.

Fireworks store up in flames after car crashes into it, Melbourne authorities say

Mon, 11/28/2022 - 18:47

A retail building devoted to selling fireworks is up in flames in Melbourne.

White sharks once again migrate into Florida’s waters, probably eating other sharks

Mon, 11/28/2022 - 16:15

White sharks, just like snowbirds, have started heading south for the weather. They’re turning toward Florida’s waters after spending the summer off Cape Cod and Nova Scotia, hunting seals and tuna.

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