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Slain Texas teacher’s husband dies ‘of a broken heart’

Thu, 05/26/2022 - 11:54

The husband of one of the teachers killed in Tuesday's Texas school shooting has died, family members said.

Memorial Day weekend forecast calls for ‘typical’ summertime rain, but outdoor activities get a green light

Thu, 05/26/2022 - 09:35

Memorial Day weekend is forecast to deliver the type of seasonal summertime weather South Florida is accustomed to getting. No day is a washout, but be on alert for rip currents and afternoon showers.

‘Goodfellas,’ ‘Field of Dreams’ star Ray Liotta dead at 67

Thu, 05/26/2022 - 09:15

Ray Liotta, an edgy actor who easily moved from good guys to gangsters and was best known for his starring role as a likable mobster in the New York City-set “Goodfellas,” has died at age 67.

Memorial Day 2022: Your roundup of events across South Florida

Thu, 05/26/2022 - 06:11

Memorial Day nears celebrations and ceremonies planned. Here’s a look at all the upcoming events across Broward, Miami-Dade and Palm Beach counties.

Boat with 842 Haitians headed for U.S. winds up in Cuba

Wed, 05/25/2022 - 18:57

A vessel carrying more than 800 Haitians trying to reach the United States wound up instead on the coast of central Cuba, government news media said Wednesday.

March for Our Lives plans marches across the country on June 11

Wed, 05/25/2022 - 18:00

In the wake of the Texas elementary school shooting, March for Our Lives plans marches across the country on Saturday, June 11. South Florida will host one in Parkland, while another is planned in Washington, D.C.

2 killed in car crash that closed I-95 northbound Pompano Beach for hours

Wed, 05/25/2022 - 16:08

Northbound I-95 was closed for hours in Pompano Beach after two people were killed when their car hit a light pole, the Florida Highway Patrol said.

‘I’m in physical pain with what they’re going through.’ Parkland families react to Texas massacre

Wed, 05/25/2022 - 16:04

The family members of the 17 students and employees who died at the shooting on Feb. 14, 2018, became experts on school violence. They’re part of a small group that know the exact horror families are facing at Robb Elementary in Ulvade, Texas.

Every time a school shooting happens, ‘it rips the Band-Aids off’ in the Parkland community

Wed, 05/25/2022 - 15:18

Students should be celebrating the carefree final days of the school year, but instead they’re on edge with the news of another school shooting. School officials are reminding students and their families that schools are safe and secure due to measures taken after the Parkland shooting.

Florida lawmakers approve property insurance, condo reforms

Wed, 05/25/2022 - 15:17

The special session's insurance reforms were a "first step," lawmakers say.

Latest school massacre generates a lot of political heat. But here’s why some feel it’s still not enough to bring change.

Wed, 05/25/2022 - 14:55

The Uvalde, Texas, elementary school massacre produced anguished cries of anger and along with calls for action 1,500 miles away in South Florida, and a consensus that the deaths of 19 children and two teachers won’t result in new laws and won’t affect this year’s midterm elections.

Sentencing the Parkland killer | Day 16

Wed, 05/25/2022 - 14:35

Here’s what you need to know from Day 16 of the Parkland school shooter’s trial.

Texas school massacre casts shadow on Parkland mass shooting trial

Wed, 05/25/2022 - 14:35

The sentencing trial of Parkland school shooter will not be delayed by the massacre at a Texas elementary school.

‘Not expecting much to change.’ Gun control bills ignored in Florida, ‘constitutional carry’ still in play

Wed, 05/25/2022 - 12:52

The Texas elementary school massacre is putting new scrutiny on a proposal to allow Floridians to carry handguns without a permit.

Autistic teen still missing from Fort Lauderdale home

Wed, 05/25/2022 - 12:44

A 16-year-old autistic teenager who left his Fort Lauderdale home May 8 is still missing, his stepmother said. The teen has been in touch with his twin brother via social media but the family doesn't know his location.

SpaceX Falcon 9 launches on ride-share mission from Cape Canaveral

Wed, 05/25/2022 - 11:48

SpaceX made its 22nd launch in 21 weeks this year with another ride-share flight with several customers from the Space Coast on Wednesday.

Florida appeals court revives Disney mask case

Wed, 05/25/2022 - 11:43

An appeals court Wednesday revived a disability-discrimination complaint filed by a man who contended that Walt Disney World Parks & Resorts did not properly provide an exemption from its mask policy during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Broward lawmaker Anika Omphroy running for Congress

Wed, 05/25/2022 - 10:34

State Rep. Anika Omphroy, a Central Broward Democrat, is running for Congress. Omphroy has detailed her intentions via a banner on her campaign website: “Anika Omphroy Congress.”

Florida wildlife officials say some seagrass is growing that will help feed starving manatees

Wed, 05/25/2022 - 09:03

Wildlife officials working to prevent Florida manatees from starving to death say they’re encouraged that some of the marine mammals’ favorite food is growing naturally in a key area

Police: 3 killed when a car crashes into a house in Miami

Wed, 05/25/2022 - 08:57

Three people died when a car crashed into a house in Miami early Wednesday, police said.

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