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Cub Scouts deliver Thanksgiving fare to homebound in Delray Beach

Thu, 11/24/2022 - 13:19

Boca Raton Cub Scout Pack 324 continues a 15-year tradition of delivering Thanksgiving Day meals to homebound residents in Palm Beach County. Since 2007, co-den leaders, Heather Sadler and Debbie Smythe have built the program to the point where many former scouts come back to help well into adulthood.

Man’s body found in Florida Keys where Haitian migrants came ashore this week, FWC says

Thu, 11/24/2022 - 12:45

The body, found 150 yards offshore at Mile Marker 81, was clad in gym shorts and a shirt, officials said Thursday.

Missing Orange County boy found dead in water near his home

Thu, 11/24/2022 - 09:32

Five-year-old Aaron Peña was found dead early Thursday close to his mother’s home east of Lake Nona.

Florida’s hurricane season marked by deadly and destructive Ian. What needs to change?

Thu, 11/24/2022 - 06:16

With the 2022 Atlantic hurricane season ending next week, state officials are looking at potential changes after Florida got hit by its deadliest storm in nearly nine decades.

Brightline trains on fast track — 110 mph — in push to Orlando

Thu, 11/24/2022 - 04:33

Brightline train speed tests at 110 mph trigger excitement - both good and bad.

‘I literally watched bodies drop’: Witnesses describe Walmart manager’s shooting rampage that killed 6 at Chesapeake store

Wed, 11/23/2022 - 17:03

Police identified the gunman as Andre Bing, 31, of Chesapeake. He was an overnight team manager at the Walmart.

Suspect in ‘execution’ deaths of four people at Oklahoma marijuana farm arrested in South Florida

Wed, 11/23/2022 - 15:13

The suspect in the weekend killings of four people at a marijuana farm in Oklahoma was arrested Tuesday by officers in South Florida. He was arrested “after a car tag reader flagged (the) vehicle he was driving,” Oklahoma authorities said.

Holiday travel starts with danger and delays. Fog slows South Florida flights, and accident shuts down turnpike

Wed, 11/23/2022 - 15:06

Dense fog descended on South Florida Wednesday morning as many South Floridians began heading to their Thanksgiving destinations, delaying flights and creating dangerous road conditions on an already hectic travel day.

Broward man sentenced to 30 years for trafficking minor girls

Wed, 11/23/2022 - 14:52

A Broward man who trafficked teenage girls from Fort Lauderdale to Orlando, luring them at hotel parties and on social media with promises of money and a warm place to stay, has been sentenced to 30 years in prison.

He won a Fort Lauderdale commission race by 2,852 votes. Now he’s battling to be sworn in.

Wed, 11/23/2022 - 13:59

John Herbst was the clear winner in the District 1 commission race. But now he has a fight on his hands after his residency was challenged by a losing candidate.

Body found in Miami-Dade County confirmed to be Fort Lauderdale employee, deputies say

Wed, 11/23/2022 - 11:17

A body discovered in Miami-Dade County last week has been confirmed to be that of Mimose Dulcio, a 39-year-old City of Fort Lauderdale employee, who was initially thought to be missing. Her husband now faces a murder charge in her death.

Homeless woman struck by deputy in crash seeks $15 million from Florida lawmakers

Wed, 11/23/2022 - 10:45

Florida lawmakers are being asked to decide whether to approve a civil judgment of $15 million by St. Johns County in northeast Florida to a woman who was the victim of a crash involving a sheriff’s deputy in 2019. Julia “Jenny” Perez of St. Augustine says her life was destroyed when the deputy slammed his cruiser into her motorcycle

Congressman-elect Maxwell Frost knows tough road lies ahead in GOP-led House

Wed, 11/23/2022 - 07:00

Frost, the first Gen Z member of Congress, has to balance his newfound fame with his status as one of the least senior members of the minority party.

King of rockets, NASA’s SLS could soon be usurped by SpaceX’s Starship

Wed, 11/23/2022 - 04:00

NASA’s Space Launch System roared off the launch pad at Kennedy Space Center and into the record books, for now.

Kinney Tunnel fully reopens after high water shuts key traffic artery in downtown Fort Lauderdale

Tue, 11/22/2022 - 18:31

Downtown Fort Lauderdale experienced a bit more chaos than usual Tuesday after the city shut down the Kinney Tunnel due to high water amid a search for a burglary suspect and reports of an active shooter at the library.

Court seems skeptical of Trump claims in Mar-a-Lago documents case

Tue, 11/22/2022 - 16:34

A federal appeals court appeared deeply skeptical Tuesday that former President Donald Trump was entitled to challenge an FBI search of his Palm Beach estate or to have an independent arbiter review documents that were seized from Mar-a-Lago.

New Broward School Board rescinds vote to share charter school dollars

Tue, 11/22/2022 - 16:18

Tuesday’s vote by the new Broward School Board to rescind last week's decision to give charter schools extra money passed by a party-line vote, with six Democrats voting to rescind while two Republicans opposed.

Eligibility issue prevents Broward School Board from swearing in newly elected member Rod Velez

Tue, 11/22/2022 - 16:04

Rod Velez has been dogged by questions about his eligibility due to a felony conviction. His voting rights were restored in 2020, but that didn’t automatically guarantee other rights, including holding public office and serving on a jury, according to rules prepared by the Board of Clemency. Other newly elected or reelected members were sworn in to the Broward School Board Tuesday.

Appeals court sides with UF, says school doesn’t have to return student fees because of COVID campus shutdown

Tue, 11/22/2022 - 15:17

A divided appeals court Tuesday rejected a potential class-action lawsuit contending that the University of Florida should return fees to students because of a campus shutdown early in the COVID-19 pandemic.

Legislature’s new leaders vow to help hurricane victims, fight inflation

Tue, 11/22/2022 - 14:21

Newly installed leaders of the Florida Legislature vowed Tuesday to help hurricane victims and fight the high cost of living in the Sunshine State.

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