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Chicagohenge 2023: Here’s how it works and how to see it during sunrise and sunset

Fri, 03/17/2023 - 09:30

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

Spider wars: Black widows are being killed off by non-native brown widows in Florida

Fri, 03/17/2023 - 08:09

The newcomers seem to be targeting black widows over other spiders, and are taking over areas across the Southern U.S.

‘Count his toes’: Man says he was bitten by shark off Florida beach: report

Fri, 03/17/2023 - 06:40

A Florida man says he was bitten by a shark while body surfing off a Florida East Coast beach on Sunday.

South Florida economy seems firm in face of inflation, bank headwinds. Will it last?

Fri, 03/17/2023 - 05:31

South Florida's relentless upward growth curve appears to be defying national inflation pressures and worries about the banking system. But development's upside can't last forever if rising prices aren't dealt with soon, economists warn.

Here’s when traffic may ease at Boca’s newly designed I-95 exit. Final changes coming soon.

Thu, 03/16/2023 - 20:32

The state Department of Transportation originally estimated work to be entirely done by May for the newly redesigned crossing at Glades Road and I-95 in Boca Raton. But in a recent update, it expects the work to be done much sooner: by March 27.

Broward deputy died in crash while racing to crime scene. Jury now must decide if driver is guilty of DUI manslaughter

Thu, 03/16/2023 - 15:36

The trial of a man accused of causing a crash that killed Broward Sheriff’s deputy in 2019 came to a close on Thursday, and now the jury needs to decide if the Boynton man is guilty of DUI manslaughter and vehicular homicide.

Under fire, DeSantis, Ladapo keep trashing COVID-19 vaccines

Thu, 03/16/2023 - 14:15

In the wake of the CDC’s harshest criticism yet of Surgeon General Joseph Ladapo’s anti-COVID vaccine views, he and Gov. Ron DeSantis doubled down Thursday on the notion that the “mRNA jabs” are worthless at best and dangerous at worst, despite an abundance of evidence to the contrary.

Insurers broke the law in slashing Hurricane Ian payouts, group alleges

Thu, 03/16/2023 - 13:05

Florida insurance employees illegally changed Hurricane Ian claims reports to cut payout amounts, alleges the American Policyholder Association, a nonprofit insurance consumer advocacy group.

Florida House panel OKs 6-week abortion ban, won’t soften it

Thu, 03/16/2023 - 13:04

A Florida House panel voted 13-5 along party lines to advance the six-week abortion ban, shooting down Democratic amendments.

Florida scoured math textbooks for ‘prohibited topics.’ Next up: social studies.

Thu, 03/16/2023 - 12:41

Florida is reviewing curriculum in what is perhaps the most contentious subject in education: social studies.

‘Times have changed’: Palm Beach Atlantic University professor fired after complaint about racial justice unit

Thu, 03/16/2023 - 11:02

Sam Joeckel, an English professor at Palm Beach Atlantic University in West Palm Beach, has lost the job he had with the school for more than 20 years after a parent complained about a racial justice unit he taught in one of his courses.

See and hear: Brightline train reaches top speed of 130 mph

Thu, 03/16/2023 - 08:34

The Brightline train service recently tested its train to hit a top speed of 130 mph in Central Florida, and it’s putting the quick travel on full display with video.

Man shot while driving on I-95 in Broward

Thu, 03/16/2023 - 06:30

A man was shot Wednesday night while driving on Interstate 95 near Broward Boulevard, according to the Broward Sheriff’s Office.

South Florida dad’s fight against brain cancer includes high-tech treatment, a duet with Tim McGraw, and family time

Thu, 03/16/2023 - 04:30

A young father with a deadly brain cancer diagnosis has tapped technology, with help from Miami neurosurgeons, in his battle to spend more time with his little girls. And he's spending that time planning for his children's future, even recording a duet with country singer Tim McGraw for their weddings.

Injured sea turtles removed from Boca nature center after employees dismissed

Wed, 03/15/2023 - 17:04

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission ordered endangered sea turtles removed from the Gumbo Limbo Nature Center in Boca Raton this week and shipped to other facilities amid a rocky organizational transition at a center that has rehabilitated injured sea turtles for more than a decade.

FAU students protest state efforts to end diversity programs

Wed, 03/15/2023 - 15:46

Students were protesting House Bill 999, which would remove state funding for programs and courses that promote diversity, equity and inclusion unless required by federal law or regulations.

Trump allies to file ethics complaint against DeSantis for ‘shadow presidential campaign’

Wed, 03/15/2023 - 15:45

A political committee aligned with former President Trump planned to file an ethics complaint against Gov. Ron DeSantis on Wednesday, accusing him of violating state laws and demanding he be removed from office, fined, or censured.

Tyre Sampson’s mom settles lawsuit against Free Fall owner, ICON Park

Wed, 03/15/2023 - 15:44

Nekia Dodd settled with Orlando Free Fall owner Orlando Slingshot and landlord ICON Park in the suit over her son Tyre Sampson's death.

Miya Marcano’s family, other crime victims fight DeSantis-backed lawsuit limit bill

Wed, 03/15/2023 - 15:36

Families of a murdered Orlando college student and a Parkland shooting victim are lining up against legal reforms backed by Gov. Ron DeSantis.

Florida Senate president opposes lowering rifle-buying age to 18. But that may not be the end of it.

Wed, 03/15/2023 - 15:23

Despite the Florida Senate president's remarks, it doesn’t necessarily mean the end of a bill that calls for lowering the minimum age to buy a rifle and other long guns from age 21 to age 18.

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