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Two face human trafficking charges in Palm Beach County after forcing woman into prostitution, detectives say

Sat, 09/19/2020 - 07:50

Lodier Elveus, 20, and Shanteria Ferguson, 26, are facing several charges including kidnapping, human trafficking, and keeping a house of ill fame after allegedly abducting a woman and forcing her into prostitution in Palm Beach County.

Coronavirus: How will parents learn when it hits their child’s school?

Sat, 09/19/2020 - 06:00

As South Florida public schools make plans to re-open, parents and students want to know if there are COVID cases in their school. How much information they get remains to be seen.

She was abandoned as a newborn. Now she’s on a mission to solve 33-year-old mystery.

Sat, 09/19/2020 - 04:00

Toraisa Joseph was a newborn left abandoned in a 12-seater Ford van, stunning the pastor who found her. At 33, Joseph has found the courage to seek answers.

Florida corrections department enters controversial immigration agreement with ICE

Fri, 09/18/2020 - 14:24

The Florida Department of Corrections will begin carrying out certain federal immigration enforcement tasks in a new partnership with ICE, becoming the latest agency to join a controversial program that immigrant advocates have decried as overreaching.

Teen sex act used to videobomb virtual school class

Fri, 09/18/2020 - 14:10

The live video popped up during an environmental science class at McArthur High in Hollywood. The Broward school district is investigating to identify the students involved.

Second suspect, shot by store manager in jewelry store robbery, released from jail

Fri, 09/18/2020 - 11:18

Markess James Sherman, 31, of Miami Gardens, is out of the hospital and out of jail awaiting trial on an armed robbery charge after being shot during a holdup at Elite Fine Jewelry in the Pembroke Lakes Mall, records show.

Blizzard of Florida polls provide constant look at presidential race. Here’s how to decipher and when to ignore them.

Fri, 09/18/2020 - 09:42

Public opinion polls are multiplying, both nationally and in Florida, like an invasive species taking over the Everglades. They’re not only difficult to escape, but they’re difficult to decipher. They provide fuel for frenzied chatter on cable TV and storms of 280-character analysis on Twitter. But do they mean anything?

A polo multimillionaire went to prison over deadly DUI crash. Now John Goodman claims new proof could free him.

Fri, 09/18/2020 - 08:55

Wellington polo club founder John Goodman is making one last attempt to set aside his DUI manslaughter conviction and 16-year-prison sentence in the 2010 death of Scott Patrick Wilson. Goodman now claims his trial lawyers botched his case.

Broward and Palm Beach counties sent out small first batch of vote-by-mail ballots

Fri, 09/18/2020 - 08:26

The first, relatively small, batches of vote-by-mail ballots are getting sent out by the Broward and Palm Beach County elections offices on Friday. They're going to several thousand people in the military and who live overseas. There are special rules governing their votes. Miami-Dade County's are going out on Saturday.

Will Florida’s referendums help or hurt President Trump?

Fri, 09/18/2020 - 04:45

Could Florida's voter referendums given an edge to President Donald Trump or Joe Biden? Experts say the six ballot questions likely won't move the dial.

Tropical Storm Wilfred forms in Atlantic as forecasters run out of names for the second time in history

Fri, 09/18/2020 - 04:05

Hurricane Teddy strengthens to a Category 4 storm, and Tropical Depression 22 formed in the Gulf of Mexico.

Your guide to Florida’s six constitutional amendments on the 2020 ballot

Fri, 09/18/2020 - 04:00

The Nov. 3 election isn’t all about President Donald Trump. Six constitutional amendments will be on the ballot, including measures that would raise the minimum wage to $15 and change how primary elections are conducted.

Politicized process sped Jaime Grosshans' rise to Florida Supreme Court, critics say

Fri, 09/18/2020 - 02:30

Jaime Rutland Grosshans' three-year journey from a law firm in Winter Garden to the Florida Supreme Court began when she was nominated to be a county judge by a commission that included her husband among its members. Though the panel’s chair said the husband did not participate in her selection, critics say Grosshans’ rapid rise is emblematic of the politicized way Florida fills judicial vacancies — with the governor picking from a list of candidates chosen by commissions stocked with his own appointees.

Boys, 16, wanted to go for joy ride. They shot a man dead for his Mercedes, cops say.

Thu, 09/17/2020 - 16:01

The attack on Nelson Vega, a charismatic 39-year-old bartender from Miramar, came Sunday night after he had wrapped up his day at J.P. Mulligan’s sports bar and pulled into his girlfriend’s tranquil neighborhood.

Lev Parnas, Rudy Giuliani associate, faces new federal fraud charges

Thu, 09/17/2020 - 15:19

Federal prosecutors brought new wire fraud charges Thursday against an associate of former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani.

Bloomberg’s $100 million Florida effort begins Friday with TV ads targeting Trump’s COVID response

Thu, 09/17/2020 - 12:15

The first advertising from Mike Bloomberg’s $100 million attempt to help Joe Biden win Florida will show up on TV screens throughout the state on Friday. Bloomberg gave $5.4 million to the Priorities USA super PAC for a week of time on each of the state's television markets for ads that targeting President Donald Trump's handling of the coronavirus pandemic.

Sally weakens, Teddy strengthens to a major hurricane, and here comes yet another system in the Gulf of Mexico

Thu, 09/17/2020 - 11:42

Hurricane Sally dumped historic amounts of rain on the northern Gulf Coast, killing at least one person. Meanwhile Hurricane Teddy strengthened to a Category 3 storm and the National Hurricane Center was monitoring other disturbances, including one in the Gulf of Mexico that had a 90% chance of development.

Florida reports 3,255 new COVID-19 cases; another 147 people dead

Thu, 09/17/2020 - 10:16

The overall coronavirus pandemic totals for the state are 13,247 deaths, including 161 nonresidents, and at least 674,456 cases.

Spirit Airlines to resume direct flights to Colombia for first time since COVID restrictions

Thu, 09/17/2020 - 08:40

Miramar-based Spirit will be the first airline to fly to Colombia on an international commercial flight since borders were closed due to the coronavirus pandemic.

King tide season brings risk of flooding to South Florida’s coastal neighborhoods

Thu, 09/17/2020 - 08:31

Saltwater may invade South Florida's coastal neighborhoods, as king tide season brings the highest tides of the year.

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