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Florida reaches 13,100 deaths from COVID-19

Thu, 09/17/2020 - 07:16

The Florida Department of Health, which releases daily tallies, said Wednesday that another 154 people have died from COVID-19 illness.

Florida’s tourism industry still seeing furloughs and layoffs during pandemic

Thu, 09/17/2020 - 07:07

Major Florida resorts and attractions continued to extend furloughs or lay off employees as visitor traffic failed to justify keeping full complements of workers on payrolls, according to employer filings.

Federal unemployment aid gives final payments to eligible Floridians this week

Thu, 09/17/2020 - 06:56

Federal aid money for unemployed participants should land in bank accounts “sometime this week,” Florida’s Department of Economic Opportunity says.

Teen faces murder charge after deadly carjacking in Miramar

Thu, 09/17/2020 - 05:19

Police have arrested two 16-year-old boys following a carjacking and murder of a Miramar man.

Explaining Election 2020: What happens if the US election is contested?

Thu, 09/17/2020 - 05:00

Even if the election is messy and contested in court, the country will have a president on Inauguration Day. The Constitution and federal law ensure it. Here’s what happens after voters go to the polls on Nov. 3.

FHP trooper and suspect involved in deadly shooting off I-95 in Delray Beach are identified

Thu, 09/17/2020 - 04:31

Florida Highway Patrol trooper Saget Horlkins fatally shot suspect Steve Gilbert during traffic stop and foot chase, investigators said.

Florida, NRA square off over 2018 gun law

Thu, 09/17/2020 - 04:30

In a legal fight that started after the 2018 mass shooting at a Parkland high school, attorneys for the state and the National Rifle Association this month detailed dueling arguments about the constitutionality of a Florida law that prevents people under age 21 from buying guns.

Video shows brawl over parking space at Walmart in Davie; police looking for three people

Wed, 09/16/2020 - 15:31

Davie police are searching for at least three people seen on video beating a woman and stealing her purse and cellphone in a dispute over a parking space at Walmart.

Rubio and Scott push to keep Florida in daylight saving time year-round

Wed, 09/16/2020 - 14:37

Florida’s U.S. senators are making a new push for year-round daylight-saving time — this time tied to the coronavirus pandemic.

Century Village woman stabbed to death with butcher knife; ex-boyfriend charged

Wed, 09/16/2020 - 12:26

A woman found dead in her Century Village home Monday night was stabbed 11 times with a butcher knife, and an ex-boyfriend has been charged in her death, authorities said.

Family, friends, Crime Stoppers pool together a $10,000 reward to catch a killer

Wed, 09/16/2020 - 10:39

A man was shot and killed outside a convenience store in Pompano Beach and now a $10,000 reward is being offered to find the gunman.

How Bloomberg’s $100 million Florida bet may shape campaign

Wed, 09/16/2020 - 05:14

When billionaire Mike Bloomberg ended his presidential campaign in March, he pledged to spend "whatever it takes" to help Democrats defeat President Donald Trump. Less than two months before the election, he's finally coming through. Bloomberg over the weekend moved to direct $100 million to Florida alone in support of Joe Biden.

Florida cuts back on some nursing home safeguards that protected sites from COVID

Wed, 09/16/2020 - 03:15

Florida, which embarked on an aggressive strategy to limit the spread of COVID-19 in nursing homes and assisted living facilities, is stepping back from some efforts that Gov. Ron DeSantis has touted as keeping down the number of deaths and serious illnesses among seniors.

Two-thirds of Florida voters support higher minimum wage

Wed, 09/16/2020 - 03:00

The Monmouth University Poll shows 67% of Florida voters plan to support increasing the minimum wage to $15 an hour over six years, more than enough to reach the 60% required for passage.

Biden releases plan for Puerto Rico during campaign stop in Kissimmee

Tue, 09/15/2020 - 17:56

Joe Biden outlined Tuesday how he would revive hurricane-damaged Puerto Rico as he sought to bolster crucial Hispanic support in his battle with President Donald Trump for the White House.

ACTIVE HURRICANE TRACKS

Tue, 09/15/2020 - 17:49

Interactive map: Here are the current forecast tracks for active hurricanes and tropical storms in the Atlantic Ocean and Gulf of Mexico.

First rule of Delucca Rolle 'Stand Your Ground’ hearing: Don’t say ‘fight club’

Tue, 09/15/2020 - 15:46

Broward County Judge Jill K. Levy doesn’t mind if lawyers in the upcoming Delucca Rolle ‘Stand Your Ground’ hearing talk about a fight club at the Tamarac Town Square parking lot — as long as they don’t call it that.

South Florida teens and young adults account for more new COVID-19 infections than any other age group

Tue, 09/15/2020 - 15:17

The data show 29% of new COVID-19 infections in Palm Beach County were among 15- to 24-year-olds, in a report Tuesday from the state Department of Health. It’s 23% in Broward, and 17% in Miami-Dade — higher than any other age group in those counties.

Broward public defender who was fired the day after losing a bid for her boss’s seat has landed a new job — as a prosecutor

Tue, 09/15/2020 - 15:07

Ruby Lenora Green, a former Broward County public defender who was fired after losing her campaign to replace her retiring boss, has been hired as a prosecutor by the Broward State Attorney's office.

Biden courts veterans, Latino voters in first trip to Florida as presidential nominee

Tue, 09/15/2020 - 14:52

Joe Biden made his first trip to Florida as the Democratic presidential nominee on Tuesday with an urgent mission to boost support among Latinos who could decide the election in one of the nation’s fiercest battleground states.

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