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Two men shot to death in Pompano Beach; two men detained for questioning

Thu, 03/23/2023 - 15:06

Two men were shot dead in Pompano Beach Thursday morning, and at least two were detained for questioning after the shooting, according to the Broward Sheriff’s Office.

Disney World, unions reach tentative deal for $18 an hour wage

Thu, 03/23/2023 - 15:03

Disney World and the unions representing its workers have reached a tentative agreement to boost the resort’s minimum wage from $15 to $18 an hour by year's end.

Elbo Room co-owner injured in fall under investigation as domestic battery, police report says | Listen to 911 call

Thu, 03/23/2023 - 13:53

The fall that left Tracey Penrod, co-owner of Fort Lauderdale’s iconic Elbo Room, with severe head trauma was investigated as an aggravated domestic battery, according to a police report.

Arrest made in Boynton Beach hit-and-run that injured well-known community activist

Thu, 03/23/2023 - 13:33

An 18-year-old Lantana man was arrested this week in connection with a December hit-and-run crash that injured well-known Boynton Beach activist Bernard Wright.

New rule aims to ‘avoid confusion’ over sexual orientation lessons, Diaz says

Thu, 03/23/2023 - 12:53

Florida education commissioner said proposed ban on instruction on sexual orientation, gender identity aims to give "clarity" to teachers.

Florida legislators may vastly expand state funds for anti-abortion pregnancy centers

Thu, 03/23/2023 - 11:16

Republican lawmakers in Florida are proposing a more than fivefold increase in taxpayer funding for anti-abortion centers, from $4.45 million in 2022 to $25 million.

Trial approaches for deputy accused of hiding during Stoneman Douglas shooting

Thu, 03/23/2023 - 10:03

The lawyer for former Broward Sheriff’s Deputy Scot Peterson continued to challenge the case against him on Thursday, asking a judge to include an instruction that could point the jury to a quick verdict of not guilty.

Florida passes on millions in federal gun violence prevention funds

Thu, 03/23/2023 - 08:22

Florida was one of only six states that did not receive funding to help carry out a program aimed at curbing gun violence.

Where is DeSantis traveling on state business? Legislature wants to make it a secret

Thu, 03/23/2023 - 06:44

Citing an increase in public records requests for the governor’s travel schedule, Florida legislators are advancing a bill that would shield from the public any information about how and where Gov. Ron DeSantis and other state officials travel.

Relativity Space launch hits milestones but couldn’t hit orbit

Wed, 03/22/2023 - 21:31

Relativity Space managed to launch its 3D-printed Terran 1 rocket from Cape Canaveral Space Force Station, but an issue with its second-stage engine prevented the ultimate orbital goal.

Driver sentenced to more than 37 years in prison for crash that killed family of 4 in Delray Beach

Wed, 03/22/2023 - 15:41

Paul Wilson Streater, the Fort Lauderdale man who was accused of “huffing” before causing a crash that killed a Delray Beach family of four, was sentenced to more than 37 years in prison.

Father charged in infant’s death from fentanyl arrested again on drug charges

Wed, 03/22/2023 - 15:31

The father of a 1-year-old boy who died after ingesting drugs has been arrested a second time just months after he was arrested connection with his baby’s death.

Former death row inmate recovering from stroke

Wed, 03/22/2023 - 15:24

Former death row inmate Seth Penalver is back at home, recovering from a ruptured aneurysm and stroke he suffered a decade after a jury made him a free man.

Co-owner of iconic Elbo Room hospitalized in critical condition after a fall; police say nature of incident is ‘undetermined’

Wed, 03/22/2023 - 13:29

Tracey Penrod, 54, a co-owner of Fort Lauderdale's iconic Elbo Room, was critically injured in a recent fall at her home.

Three men remain at large after shooting in Hallandale Beach that hospitalized one, police say

Wed, 03/22/2023 - 13:26

A search is continuing for three men suspected of being involved in a shooting in Hallandale Beach that hospitalized one man Tuesday.

Florida lawmaker introduces, then quickly withdraws, measure allowing people to openly carry weapons

Wed, 03/22/2023 - 13:17

A measure to allow open carrying of firearms in Florida was introduced in the state House, then quickly withdrawn. Plans to drop the state permit requirement for people to carry concealed weapons are moving forward.

Reborn Ringling Bros. circus is coming back to South Florida — minus the animals

Wed, 03/22/2023 - 12:00

The Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey circus has been reimagined and reborn without animals as a high-octane family event with highwire tricks, soaring trapeze artists and bicycles leaping on trampolines.

There’s a new invasive mosquito species in Florida. Will this one spread disease?

Wed, 03/22/2023 - 11:32

This new species resides in Miami-Dade County and two Southwest Florida counties. It's the sixth newly invasive mosquito to be detected in Florida the past five years.

Florida’s newest doctors choose primary care and psychiatry, shun emergency medicine

Wed, 03/22/2023 - 09:28

Florida’s newest batch of medical school graduates want to become internists, psychiatrists and other higher-paying specialties. What few want to become are emergency medicine doctors, one of the most needed jobs in Florida.

Bill to eliminate unanimous jury requirement for death penalty moves to Florida Senate

Wed, 03/22/2023 - 09:13

A key Senate committee Wednesday supported eliminating a requirement for unanimous jury recommendations before death sentences can be imposed, but it backed giving judges discretion in making the ultimate decisions.

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