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Proud Boys riot trial delayed due to committee hearings

Wed, 06/22/2022 - 12:41

A federal judge agreed on Wednesday to postpone a trial for the former leader of the Proud Boys and other members of the extremist group charged with attacking the U.S. Capitol to stop Congress from certifying President Joe Biden’s 2020 electoral victory.

Two 18-year-olds arrested, accused of shooting water pellets at people in TikTok-inspired challenge

Wed, 06/22/2022 - 11:59

Two 18-year-olds were arrested Tuesday and charged with a felony, accused of shooting water beads at roughly 25 people — including a person over 65 — in Pembroke Pines and Miramar in the TikTok-inspired "Orbeez Challenge."

Jury selection in Parkland mass shooting case enters final phase

Wed, 06/22/2022 - 11:40

The Marjory Stoneman Douglas mass shooting trial entered the final phase of jury selection Wednesday, and Broward Circuit Judge Elizabeth Scherer said she is planning to have the job finished within a week.

‘I have to find a home and a job,’ says resident of ‘The Florida Project’ hotel

Wed, 06/22/2022 - 11:32

The motel was featured as the setting for the movie The Florida Project and came to be known as the quintessential pay-by-the-week motel utilized by low-wage residents who can’t afford market-rate apartments.

Incumbents, new challengers vying for Palm Beach County Commission seats; $200 million affordable housing bond on tap

Wed, 06/22/2022 - 10:58

Races are beginning to heat up for the three Palm Beach County Commission seats up for grabs during this election cycle, with a pair of incumbents seeking re-election and a host of newcomers vying for the lone open seat.

DeSantis not asking Trump for endorsement: report

Wed, 06/22/2022 - 06:39

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is not asking former President Donald Trump for an endorsement for the 2022 gubernatorial race, according to a report in Politico.

Dania Beach monkeys get new landlord as Park ‘N Fly exits

Wed, 06/22/2022 - 03:36

The longtime colony of monkeys who live in a Dania Beach mangrove are getting a new landlord: a real estate developer who intends to build an industrial warehouse on the site of the longtime Park 'N Fly concession near the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport. The new owner reportedly will work with a conservator who oversees the primates.

Congressional candidate Jared Moskowitz tops 100 endorsements with his latest round of supporters

Wed, 06/22/2022 - 03:00

A new round of announcements from major public sector unions — including those representing police and firefighters — and South Florida elected officials has just put congressional candidate Jared Moskowitz over the 100-endorsement mark.

Woman charged in murder of man found beaten and burned in motel room, police say

Tue, 06/21/2022 - 17:57

Four months after police found a man dead, burned and beaten in a Hollywood motel room, a 48-year-old woman has been arrested and accused of the killing, police said.

Child airlifted to Florida hospital after being stabbed in chest by catfish barb, sheriff’s office says

Tue, 06/21/2022 - 15:57

Firefighters in Pasco County, Florida, found a catfish barb lodged in the child’s chest about 1 to 1.5 inches deep.

Florida governor considers law allowing smoking bans at beaches and parks

Tue, 06/21/2022 - 15:32

Cities and counties will be able to ban cigarette smoking on beaches and parks under a law sent to Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis for his signature.

Palm Beach County elections supervisor addresses security concerns and new appointment voting program

Tue, 06/21/2022 - 15:25

Ahead of August’s Primary Elections, Palm Beach County Supervisor of Elections Wendy Sartory Link met with county commissioners Tuesday, addressing a variety of topics and re-iterating the county has “safe and secure elections.”

Federal judge expects to rule soon on Florida ‘Stop WOKE’ act

Tue, 06/21/2022 - 14:57

A federal judge is expected to decide this week whether to block a new state law that would restrict the way certain race-related concepts can be taught in public schools and in workplace training.

Sentencing the Parkland killer | Day 20

Tue, 06/21/2022 - 14:56

Here’s what you need to know from Day 20 of the Parkland school shooter’s trial.

Criminal justice panel says there’s probable cause to revoke Broward Sheriff Gregory Tony’s police certification

Tue, 06/21/2022 - 14:45

A criminal justice panel has determined there is probable cause to revoke Broward Sheriff Gregory Tony's police certification.

Long-anticipated raises for Broward’s 911 operators could be delayed

Tue, 06/21/2022 - 14:00

Pay increases for overworked communication operators in Broward County's regional 911 system are at risk if the union votes down a three-year contract this week.

A large bear wandered into a South Florida neighborhood. But how common is that, and what should you do?

Tue, 06/21/2022 - 13:03

A black bear ambles into a neighborhood and frightened residents call the cops — who come out and shoot the bear. Normal practice? Probably not. But what are residents to do when seeing such an animal in their backyard? Here's what you should know about bears in South Florida.

Florida plastic surgeons squawk over ‘Brazilian butt lift’ rules

Tue, 06/21/2022 - 12:54

The rule pointed to 10 verified deaths during the past three years of patients who underwent Brazilian butt lifts.

Florida urges judge not to block 15-week abortion law

Tue, 06/21/2022 - 11:22

The plaintiffs focused on Florida Supreme Court rulings that have protected abortion rights based on the privacy clause in the state Constitution.

Fights are on for Broward County Commission including football star’s mom, veteran politicians and a Boca resident

Tue, 06/21/2022 - 11:03

Four seats are open and the candidates include political newcomers and familiar faces, the mom of a former National Football League player and one contender who doesn’t live in his district — yet.

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