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Halfway done: Orion reaches farthest distance from Earth on Artemis I mission

Mon, 11/28/2022 - 15:24

NASA officials said the Orion spacecraft traveled to its farthest distance from Earth on Monday, two days after breaking a record set by Apollo 13.

Insanity plea deal accepted for man in Florida face-biting case, sending him to mental hospital for treatment

Mon, 11/28/2022 - 14:50

A Florida judge accepted an insanity plea from a former college student who killed a Florida couple in their garage six years ago and then chewed on one victim’s face. The deal means he will be sent to a secure mental hospital and cannot be released without a judge's order.

2 adults, 1 juvenile, shot on Interstate 95 in Fort Lauderdale

Mon, 11/28/2022 - 13:03

Two people were shot late Sunday after an argument with the driver of another vehicle on Interstate 95 in Fort Lauderdale.

Grosshans recuses herself from appeals court judge challenges

Mon, 11/28/2022 - 11:10

Florida Supreme Court Justice Jamie Grosshans has recused herself from cases that contend six candidates for appointments to two appeals courts do not meet residency requirements.

Court won’t back Moms for Liberty in Brevard School Board fight

Mon, 11/28/2022 - 10:46

A court has rejected an attempt by the Moms for Liberty to block restrictions the Brevard County School Board placed on public comment.

Woman who died in double shooting near Fort Lauderdale bus terminal has been identified

Mon, 11/28/2022 - 08:55

A man and a woman were shot across from the bus terminal in downtown Fort Lauderdale. The woman, identified as a transient resident of the city, later died.

New state voter fraud units finding few cases from midterms

Mon, 11/28/2022 - 06:51

State-level law enforcement units including one in Florida created after the 2020 presidential election to investigate voter fraud are looking into scattered complaints more than two weeks after the midterms but have provided no indication of systemic problems.

Woman dies in test drive crash outside Florida car lot

Mon, 11/28/2022 - 02:08

A 76-year-old passenger was killed when a vehicle being test driven by an 86-year-old man turned into the path of a car just outside the Florida car dealership.

Innocence Sold: ‘Kidnapping, human trafficking, murder.’ What happened to missing teen Sophie Reeder?

Mon, 11/28/2022 - 01:24

Sophie Reeder went missing in 2017 at age 15 after leaving her father's home late one night. First treated like a runaway, powerful evidence surfaced that she had fallen prey to a sex trafficker. But her family believes the Fort Lauderdale Police Department’s handling of Sophie's case diminished the chance she’d ever be found.

Former LA Rams star Odell Beckham taken off plane in Miami

Sun, 11/27/2022 - 15:54

Authorities say NFL free agent Odell Beckham Jr. was removed from an aircraft before takeoff at Miami International Airport after failing to respond to requests to buckle his seatbelt and appearing to be unconscious

Record high temperatures reached in South Florida

Sun, 11/27/2022 - 14:50

Miami set a high temperature record Sunday and Fort Lauderdale tied the record, as the Thanksgiving holiday weekend turned into an unseasonable scorcher.

Man fatally struck by hit-and-run driver in Miramar, police say

Sun, 11/27/2022 - 10:21

The man who died was crossing Pembroke Road on the 6500 block about 2:15 a.m. Sunday when he was hit by a vehicle heading east, police said.

Florida state report shows toxic algae levels

Sun, 11/27/2022 - 05:01

Scientists are saying a red tide bloom that’s lingered along the coast for a few weeks is now being fed by nutrients running off the landscape in the wake of Hurricane Ian.

Judge to decide on Florida face-biter insanity plea in couple’s death

Sun, 11/27/2022 - 05:00

A former college student who randomly killed a Florida couple in their garage six years ago and then chewed on one victim’s face finally goes on trial Monday, with a judge deciding whether he goes to prison for life or to a mental hospital.

Trump faulted for dinner with white nationalist, rapper Ye at Mar-a-Lago

Sun, 11/27/2022 - 04:51

Former President Donald Trump is drawing criticism for dining at Mar-a-Lago with a Holocaust-denying white nationalist and the rapper formerly known as Kanye West.

Innocence Sold: Florida’s foster system provides dangerous sex traffickers with easy access to vulnerable children

Sun, 11/27/2022 - 03:35

A year-long investigation by the South Florida Sun Sentinel exposed the complicity of Florida’s child welfare system in underage sex trafficking. Evidence found in government databases, state and federal lawsuits, interviews with victims and survivors and foster care records shows the state's foster system creates a pipeline of vulnerable girls to violent sex traffickers.

SpaceX gives Space Coast 52nd launch of the year

Sat, 11/26/2022 - 13:09

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launched Saturday from Kennedy Space Center on the 52nd successful flight of the year from the Space Coast.

Woman dead after double shooting near Fort Lauderdale bus terminal

Sat, 11/26/2022 - 09:42

A man and a woman were shot across from the bus terminal in downtown Fort Lauderdale. The woman died at the hospital.

Margate Fair shut down early after gunshots, fighting

Fri, 11/25/2022 - 10:12

The Margate Fair turned into a scene of gunshots, fighting and chaos on Thursday night.

Chesapeake police release note from Walmart shooter, who says he felt ‘mocked’ by coworkers

Fri, 11/25/2022 - 09:20

The rambling note found on the phone of the shooter, Andre Bing, said he felt “harassed” and “mocked” by co-workers.

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