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Police across Florida must have plan in place to deal with active shooters, safety panel says. And it intends to ask for a mandate

Tue, 11/22/2022 - 14:19

A safety commission created after the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School massacre in 2018 will ask Florida’s Legislature to require police departments statewide to have an active shooter policy in place before there’s another mass shooting.

Nearly 200 Haitian migrants, including children, rescued from crowded sail freighter

Tue, 11/22/2022 - 13:49

Nearly 200 migrants from Haiti, including children, were rescued from a packed sail freighter that ended up stuck on a sandbar near Whale Harbor off the Florida Keys on Monday.

Supreme Court OKs handover of Trump tax returns to Congress

Tue, 11/22/2022 - 13:08

The Supreme Court on Tuesday cleared the way for the imminent handover of former President Donald Trump’s tax returns to a congressional committee after a three-year legal fight.

Black farmer’s death leads to dispute over Florida medical marijuana license

Tue, 11/22/2022 - 12:51

Although a Florida farmer was among the top contenders for a medical marijuana license, the Black man died before the license was awarded to somebody else. Now his family has challenged the action, which could be worth tens of millions to the owner.

Deerfield Beach man charged in woman’s death after attempted murder-suicide

Tue, 11/22/2022 - 09:50

A Deerfield Beach man is facing second-degree murder charge after a woman was found stabbed to death inside his home, and he was found with apparent self-inflicted stab wounds, authorities say.

It’s running season in South Florida. Here’s how to battle shin splints, stress fractures and other injuries

Tue, 11/22/2022 - 07:33

Running season officially has kicked off in South Florida with Turkey Trots and 5k fundraisers, and now come the injuries associated with the sport. People already are showing up at sports medicine clinics with shin splints, tendinitis, runner’s knee, plantar fasciitis and stress fractures. New treatments can help.

Newly elected Broward School Board member may not get sworn in Tuesday

Mon, 11/21/2022 - 17:18

Four new and two returning Broward School Board members are scheduled to be sworn in, but a clemency issue may prevent Rod Velez from joining the board.

Possible rail strike could disrupt some South Florida service

Mon, 11/21/2022 - 14:56

A nationwide railroad strike threatened by unions could create some disruptions to passenger and rail services in South Florida, though it depends on the operator.

Orion spacecraft makes closest moon approach on Artemis I mission

Mon, 11/21/2022 - 06:45

The Artemis I mission brought Orion on its closest approach to the moon while blasting out on its way to an orbit that will take it farther from the Earth than any previous human-rated spacecraft.

Innocence Sold: Florida hotels have stacked up thousands of violations of a 2019 sex-trafficking law. But not one has been fined.

Sun, 11/20/2022 - 16:05

More than 14,000 citations have been issued to 6,669 hotels and other public lodging establishments in Florida for violating a 2019 law meant to curb human trafficking, a Sun Sentinel investigation has found. But not a single fine has been issued and the sex trade continues to thrive behind hotel room doors.

3 UVA football players killed in shooting: ‘My heart is broken’

Mon, 11/14/2022 - 17:42

The suspect in a shooting at the University of Virginia that killed three members of the football team was taken into custody Monday, more than 13 hours after he allegedly gunned down fellow students in a bus as they returned from a school field trip, authorities said.

Miami high school football standout killed in University of Virginia mass shooting

Mon, 11/14/2022 - 17:36

A football standout from a Miami high school was one of the three University of Virginia football players killed Sunday night after a group of students returned from a school field trip.

Pedestrian dead after collision with Tri-Rail train in Oakland Park

Mon, 11/14/2022 - 17:25

The northbound P634 train with 155 people aboard collided with a pedestrian between Prospect Road and Commercial Boulevard about 5:30 p.m.

After hurricanes, gas leaks and delays, NASA’s Artemis I moonshot ready for liftoff

Mon, 11/14/2022 - 16:31

Artemis I is ready to fly, but not without some risk. Hurricane Nicole last week lashed NASA’s $4.1 billion Space Launch System rocket and Orion spacecraft with 100 mph gusts at Kennedy Space Center, but the countdown clock is still on for a launch in the wee hours of Wednesday.

City elections in Palm Beach County are months away. These candidates have already won.

Mon, 11/14/2022 - 16:21

City elections in Palm Beach County aren’t for another five months, but Boca Raton Mayor Scott Singer has already won a second term in office. Singer won re-election by default after no other candidates filed to run against him in the March election.

Judge orders changes to lawmaker’s suit on migrant flights

Mon, 11/14/2022 - 15:25

A Leon County circuit judge on Monday dismissed a lawsuit filed challenging the use of state funds to fly migrants from Texas to Martha’s Vineyard in Massachusetts but advised how to revamp the legal complaint so the case can move forward.

A win by just 49 votes: Sturman elected as Fort Lauderdale commissioner

Mon, 11/14/2022 - 14:40

Three new commissioners, Warren Sturman, John Herbst and Pamela Beasley-Pittman, will be sworn in to office 11 a.m. Tuesday at Fort Lauderdale City Hall.

Hurricane Ian volunteers still fill critical need, from providing sandwiches to clean-up crews

Mon, 11/14/2022 - 13:12

Recovery efforts following Hurricane Ian pivot from providing food and water to helping with general clean-up in southwest Florida.

Jay Leno suffers ‘serious’ facial burns after car catches fire

Mon, 11/14/2022 - 12:54

The former “Tonight Show” is being treated at a burn center.

Ex-Trump chief of staff tells reporter that former president’s claim about 2018 Broward voting isn’t true

Mon, 11/14/2022 - 10:53

Former President Donald Trump did not ask the FBI or Justice Department to get involved in vote counting in Broward County during the 2018 midterm election, his then-chief of staff John Kelly told the New York Times. Trump has claimed he came to Gov. Ron DeSantis’ political aid in the aftermath of the 2018 election, asserting he acted because votes were being “stolen” as part of the “corrupt Election process" in Broward County.

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