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Answers to your vaccine questions: When can I go back to Canada if I got my shots in Florida?

Thu, 04/15/2021 - 08:40

Here are the answers to some of your biggest questions about COVID-19 vaccinations in Florida. Today's question: Is it the vaccines or the masks that will keep us safe?

These rescued dogs and cats are up for adoption in Broward County | Photo database

Thu, 04/15/2021 - 08:18

If you're looking for a furry friend to rescue from a shelter, search our updated database of dogs and cats available today at the Broward County Animal Care and Adoption Center

‘A good first step’: Compromise on police reform reached in the Florida House

Thu, 04/15/2021 - 07:24

A new police reform bill filed by the Florida House Judiciary Committee would make way for changes to use of force training, data reporting and hiring standards.

Central Florida driver speeds over drawbridge as it opens, goes airborne

Thu, 04/15/2021 - 07:22

A Florida driver crashed through a traffic arm as a drawbridge was opening and sped over the gap, going briefly airborne.

Shevrin Jones won’t run for Alcee Hastings’ congressional seat

Thu, 04/15/2021 - 07:06

State Sen. Shevrin Jones made it official: He will not be seeking the vacant Congress seat left by the death of Alcee Hastings.

DeSantis’ ban of vaccine passports could lead to showdown with businesses in Florida

Thu, 04/15/2021 - 05:00

Vaccination passports have become a new ideological battleground of the COVID-19 pandemic, with Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis joining the fray by issuing an order banning their use by both local governments and businesses.

Meet the latest COVID annoyance: The vaxinista

Thu, 04/15/2021 - 04:45

Urban Dictionary, the online repository of the latest slang, describes the vaxinista like this: “A person who gets the vaccine and flaunts it with high end shopping, trips, and parties.”

Mayor roasted for honoring church with anti-gay history. He says he’d do it again.

Thu, 04/15/2021 - 04:00

Mayor Dean Trantalis hit a nerve when he honored the Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church with an official proclamation. Now he explains why he did it: It's all about building bridges and leaving the past behind.

School computer systems at risk, technology leader says

Thu, 04/15/2021 - 03:11

A ransomware attack by hackers demanding $40 million could lead the Broward School District to spend more than $20 million to help protect itself from cyber threats.

Pembroke Pines road rage shooter claims self-defense, lawyer says

Wed, 04/14/2021 - 17:19

Anthony Jean claims self-defense after shooting Angel Diaz in the back during a road rage dispute in Pembroke Pines, defense lawyer said.

Florida House votes to block transgender athletes from girls’ school sports teams

Wed, 04/14/2021 - 16:51

Florida lawmakers want to block transgender girls from playing on school sports teams that align with their gender. On Wednesday, Florida’s House of Representatives brought the state one huge step closer to a ban on transgender athletes.

Masks should be voluntary in schools in the fall, says Florida education commissioner

Wed, 04/14/2021 - 16:38

Florida Education Commissioner Richard Corcoran asked school superintendents to make masks voluntary instead of mandatory for the 2021-22 school year.

Ease COVID-19 vaccine requirements for undocumented immigrants, Florida Democrats urge

Wed, 04/14/2021 - 15:10

Four Democratic members of Congress — Ted Deutch, Lois Frankel, Debbie Wasserman Schultz and Darren Soto — want Gov. Ron DeSantis to make it easier for undocumented immigrants living in Florida to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.

Sweeping elections bill that would restrict mail voting generates heated debate, but no vote, in Florida Senate panel

Wed, 04/14/2021 - 14:44

A proposal in the Florida Senate sponsored by Ocala Republican Dennis Baxley calls for making changes to the state’s vote-by-mail process and banning ballot drop boxes. And a day after he filed an amendment that would remove or ease numerous restrictions in the bill, the bill sparked heated debate in a committee.

Judge is accused of taking too much time off. She says she was working remotely.

Wed, 04/14/2021 - 14:01

Palm Beach County Judge Marni Bryson is under fire for apparently taking too much time off when she should have been working at the courthouse, according to the official state watchdog that polices judicial misconduct.

Florida reports 6,772 new coronavirus cases and another 44 deaths

Wed, 04/14/2021 - 11:51

Florida reported 6,772 new coronavirus cases and another 44 deaths.

He punched a pregnant woman and killed her dog, police say. And, he’s still at large.

Wed, 04/14/2021 - 11:37

Tyson Pierre Louis, 20, is accused of punching the mother of his unborn child and killing her 9-week-old puppy in Hollywood on Saturday night.

Get ready, South Florida. It’s going to be a scorcher this weekend.

Wed, 04/14/2021 - 09:47

South Florida high temperatures could reach the mid and low 90s over the weekend, meaning the area could see record heat.

Florida House Republicans denounce democratic socialism

Wed, 04/14/2021 - 05:56

A resolution adopted by the Florida House says “democratic socialism is denounced in favor of the true American values of individual liberty, private property, and constitutional democracy.”

Florida Senate eyes corporate tax cuts after reducing hospital, university funding

Wed, 04/14/2021 - 04:46

One week after passing a budget cutting money for hospitals and universities, the Florida Senate is moving forward with a slew of bills to cut taxes for large corporations, totaling hundreds of millions of dollars.

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