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Fried hammers DeSantis over coronavirus on eve of Florida Cabinet meeting

Tue, 09/22/2020 - 04:30

Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried teed off Monday on a wide range of economic, health and election issues that she says the state Cabinet and lawmakers should have addressed throughout the coronavirus pandemic.

MAP: Here’s the latest forecast track of Tropical Storm Beta

Tue, 09/22/2020 - 04:16

Here is the latest forecast path of Tropical Storm Beta, which is expected to affect the Gulf coast of Texas and Louisiana for several days this week, according to the National Hurricane Center.

South Florida-born Barbara Lagoa could be Trump’s pick for the Supreme Court. What’s her record?

Mon, 09/21/2020 - 16:53

Miami-born Judge Barbara Lagoa, a frontrunner for the open U.S. Supreme Court seat, has played a role in decisions limiting felon voting rights, ousting former Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel from office and blocking Miami Beach’s efforts to raise the city’s minimum wage.

Gov. DeSantis wants tougher laws to quash violent protests

Mon, 09/21/2020 - 15:31

Florida’s governor is proposing stiffer penalties for civil rights protesters who disrupt traffic, harass business customers, damage buildings and accost police. Gov. Ron DeSantis also wants to withhold state funding from municipalities that “defund the police.”

CDC backtracks on how COVID-19 is spread, raising fears of confusion over wearing masks, social distancing

Mon, 09/21/2020 - 15:20

CDC's new in the guidance, which lasted a little more than 72 hours, was emphasis on the airborne transmission of the virus via minuscule particles called aerosols. Unlike their larger, heavier counterparts called droplets, aerosols are lighter, can travel farther and can linger in the air longer.

Florida college towns contributing to jump in COVID cases in young people

Mon, 09/21/2020 - 12:22

On Monday, Florida health officials reported 369 more young people in the 15-to-24 age group have been infected, making up 22% of all new cases.

Viewing ‘Chicagohenge’: How it works

Mon, 09/21/2020 - 10:56

During equinoxes, the rising and setting sun lines up with Chicago's east-west street grid, creating spectacular views as the sun is framed in Chicago's skyline

A voter registration application went to the late Mookie Aronson’s family. He was a poodle.

Mon, 09/21/2020 - 04:00

The Center for Voter Information, whose official-looking mailers infuriate Florida elections supervisors, is sending out another round of election mail to the state. The latest round of mailers included one sent to the late Mookie P. Aronson of Coconut Creek, who clearly wasn't eligible to vote. He was an apricot poodle who, alas, died 11 years ago.

The daughter of Cuban exiles, Barbara Lagoa grew up in Hialeah. Could she be next on the U.S. Supreme Court?

Sun, 09/20/2020 - 16:52

Barbara Lagoa, a Miami-born federal judge and former Florida Supreme Court justice, is rumored to be on President Donald Trump’s radar as a possible nominee to the U.S. Supreme Court, just days after Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s death.

Shark bites snorkeler in the Florida Keys; victim’s injuries are severe, deputies say

Sun, 09/20/2020 - 13:00

Andrew Charles Eddy was taken by air ambulance to Ryder Trauma Center in Miami Sunday after the 10:30 a.m. shark attack in the waters off Sombrero Key Light.

Five things to know about Barbara Lagoa, rumored to be on Trump’s short list for Supreme Court

Sun, 09/20/2020 - 11:35

Barbara Lagoa is rumored to be on President Donald Trump’s short list of nominees for the Supreme Court. Trump has suggested he will nominate a woman to fill the seat long-held by Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who died Friday at 87.

Iconic Supreme Court justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg remembered at Fort Lauderdale vigil: ‘It’s been devastating'

Sun, 09/20/2020 - 08:38

About 75 people came Saturday evening to the steps of the federal courthouse in Fort Lauderdale to honor and mourn Ginsburg, who succumbed to complications from pancreatic cancer on Friday.

Climate change magnifies weather extremes, with parts of US on fire while others are underwater

Sun, 09/20/2020 - 06:45

America’s worsening climate change problem is as polarized as its politics. Some parts of the country have been burning while others were underwater in extreme weather disasters.

Democrats raise more than $71 million in hours after Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s death

Sun, 09/20/2020 - 06:06

Democrats raised more than $71 million in the hours after Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s death, demonstrating how the coming court fight has already galvanized the base.

Broward bars’ continued closure protested: 'It doesn’t make any sense’

Sat, 09/19/2020 - 14:27

At the beach, the distinction between who-is-allowed-to-do-what can be hard to tell. Next door to the Elbo Room, on East Las Olas Blvd., a liquor store, “Beach Liquors and Cigars” was open, offering bottles of spirits to people walking in and out.

Rick Scott calls for Trump Supreme Court nominee to get Senate vote

Sat, 09/19/2020 - 11:59

Florida Sen. Rick Scott said it would be “irresponsible” for the U.S. Senate to allow an “extended vacancy” on the Supreme Court and that President Trump’s choice to replace Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg should get a vote on the Senate floor, despite the looming election.

Manhunt underway for Pompano Beach murder suspect, detectives say

Sat, 09/19/2020 - 10:08

Steve Jean Baptiste, 30, is wanted for the shooting death of Haron Hunter, 28, during an argument in Pompano Beach, said the Broward Sheriff’s Office.

Hit-and-run driver sought in death of man on I-95 in Hollywood

Sat, 09/19/2020 - 09:41

The Florida Highway Patrol is searching for the hit-and-run driver who struck and killed a 58-year-old Fort Lauderdale man as he walked away from his disabled car on Interstate 95 near Hollywood.

Final two candidates jockeying to become Broward’s next top prosecutor

Sat, 09/19/2020 - 09:35

Democrat Harold Pryor and Republican Gregg Rossman each want the keys to the Broward State Attorney’s Office. They're the final candidates on the ballot heading into the Nov. 3 general election.

These are the fired Parkland cops who want their jobs back

Sat, 09/19/2020 - 09:03

Three Broward deputies all were fired over their failure during the Parkland school shooting. Here’s what we know about the three, who all are fighting to get their jobs back.

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