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Flooding in South Florida may be leftover from Hurricane Teddy

Wed, 09/23/2020 - 15:26

Wednesday marks the first day since early August that there are no active tropical systems in the Atlantic. But South Florida may still be feeling the effects from the last one that passed by as a hurricane.

Florida’s COVID-19 death toll at 13,782 after six months of daily pandemic updates

Wed, 09/23/2020 - 13:44

The Florida Department of Health on Wednesday reported the COVID-19 deaths of 203 more people, the most on any daily report for almost two weeks.

DeSantis, Cabinet won’t pardon voting rights activist Desmond Meade, at least for now

Wed, 09/23/2020 - 13:28

Desmond Meade’s wait for a pardon will continue as Gov. Ron DeSantis declined to approve his request during a Clemency Board meeting Wednesday. Meade spearheaded the efforts to pass Amendment 4 in 2018 that allows felons who have completed their sentence to have their right to vote restored. DeSantis’ administration is defending a law passed by the GOP-led Legislature in 2019 requiring felons to pay fines and fees before they can vote.

Trump 4 points ahead of Biden in Florida; poll shows first lead in state for president all year

Wed, 09/23/2020 - 12:10

For the first time in 2020, a major, reputable public opinion poll finds President Donald Trump leading Democrat Joe Biden in Florida. The Washington Post-ABC News poll released Wednesday shows likely voters favoring Trump over Biden 51% to 47%.

No rum, no cigars: Trump tightens sanctions on Cuba as he tries to financially starve island, woo Florida votes

Wed, 09/23/2020 - 11:59

Americans won’t be allowed to bring home cigars and rum from Cuba under measures President Trump has announced to financially starve the island.

Map: Chicago’s ghost bikes

Wed, 09/23/2020 - 09:34

Ghost bikes, memorials for cyclists killed in crashes, dot Chicago. Here are the locations and stories behind these streetside monuments.

Free virtual workshops to learn how to do business with Broward County

Wed, 09/23/2020 - 08:55

The Office of Small Business and Economic Development is offering workshops to teach small business owners how to do business with Broward County. Workshop will be held virtually and free of charge, and in Spanish.

Road rage eyed as motive in deadly shooting off Florida’s Turnpike

Wed, 09/23/2020 - 07:59

Road rage may be the motive behind shooting that left one man dead near West Palm Beach, the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office said.

Storm system near Florida falls apart as Teddy grows into huge storm

Wed, 09/23/2020 - 04:09

Teddy still looks like an “impressive cyclone” on satellite images, with a circulation over 1,000 miles wide and hurricane-force winds extending up to 125 miles from the center.

Former Broward schools supervisor gets 20 months in prison for accepting bribes

Tue, 09/22/2020 - 18:29

Richard Ellis worked as a supervisor for the Physical Plant Operations Division of the Broward County School Board when he was accused of bribery, prosecutors said. He was sentenced to 20 months in prison.

Cadillac sought in deadly hit-and-run in Lauderhill

Tue, 09/22/2020 - 15:31

Lauderhill police are searching for the driver of a black 2016 Cadillac CTS, with a Florida tag number, and front-end damage.

Florida lawmakers blast DeSantis: ‘Mr. Governor, you have 99 problems, but protesters ain’t one'

Tue, 09/22/2020 - 14:49

Some Florida state lawmakers are protesting Governor Ron DeSantis' proposal to crack down on protesters. “Governor, with all due respect, you’ve just declared war on our civil rights," said state Rep. Shevrin Jones.

South Florida watches tropical disturbance; Beta weakens to a depression; ‘extremely large’ Hurricane Teddy aims for Nova Scotia, Canada

Tue, 09/22/2020 - 14:28

Tropical Storm Beta made landfall on the Texas coast late Monday making it the “ninth named storm to landfall in the mainland U.S. in the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season, tying a record that had stood for over 100 years," forecasters say.

DeSantis calls on lawmakers to pass his crackdown on protests in November

Tue, 09/22/2020 - 13:33

Gov. Ron DeSantis on Tuesday called on fellow GOP legislative leaders to pass his bill increasing penalties on protesters who engage in violence or block roadways as soon as November instead of waiting until the next regular session in March.

Dead man found near bullet-riddled SUV in Hallandale Beach

Tue, 09/22/2020 - 13:29

Hallandale Beach police are searching for the person who fatally shot a man who was found at the wheel of an SUV that hit the wall of a building.

In memory of RBG: Ornaments, pins, wine glasses fly off the shelves

Tue, 09/22/2020 - 13:05

Ornaments, pins, towels, books, wineglasses: Supplies are diminishing as buyers seek mementos to remember Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the Supreme Court justice and women’s rights advocate who died Friday at 87.

Florida’s COVID-19 infection rate at highest level in two weeks

Tue, 09/22/2020 - 12:12

Health officials on Tuesday reported the daily COVID-19 testing positivity rate for Florida exceeded the desired 5% level for the first time since Sept. 10.

Publix turns 90: A photo history of the 5th-largest supermarket chain in the country

Tue, 09/22/2020 - 11:56

As Publix turns 90, we take a photographic look back at the Florida grocery store from its beginnings in 1930 to the present day.

Florida election 2020: These are the dates to know

Tue, 09/22/2020 - 07:16

Early voting has begun in Miami-Dade County, but not Broward or Palm Beach counties, for the presidential preference primary. Here are the deadlines you need to know to vote in the 2020 Florida elections, including the presidential preference primary, the primary and the general election on Nov. 3.

Bloomberg raises millions to help Florida felons vote

Tue, 09/22/2020 - 05:48

Just days after after Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis won a court victory to keep felons from voting until they’ve paid off fines, restitution and court fees, billionaire Mike Bloomberg has stepped in to help them pay off the debts.

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