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2 Florida men guilty of participating in Capitol riot

Wed, 03/15/2023 - 15:14

Two Florida men have been convicted of storming the U.S. Capitol during the January 2021 insurrection

Florida man pleads guilty to shooting, killing 5 women at bank in 2019

Wed, 03/15/2023 - 13:55

A Florida man has pleaded guilty to fatally shooting five women at a small-town bank branch in 2019 and will face either life in prison or a death sentence during the penalty phase next year

Senate’s Passidomo opposes lowering rifle-buying age to 18

Wed, 03/15/2023 - 08:22

Senate President Kathleen Passidomo, R-Naples, said Wednesday she does not support a proposal to lower the minimum age from 21 to 18 to buy rifles and other long guns in Florida.

In nursing homes, impoverished live final days on pennies

Wed, 03/15/2023 - 07:48

Across the U.S., hundreds of thousands of nursing home residents are locked in a wretched bind: Driven into poverty, forced to hand over all income and left to live on a stipend as low as $30 a month.

DeSantis outpaces Trump in major Republican primary measure: The number of mentions on Fox

Wed, 03/15/2023 - 05:40

Gov. Ron DeSantis has for the first time passed former President Donald Trump in the number of mentions on Fox, the all-important source of information for Republican primary voters, a shift that could have an impact on the contest for the 2024 Republican presidential nomination.

Delray Beach newcomers win election; Boca extended terms fail

Tue, 03/14/2023 - 18:11

Incumbent Delray Beach City Commissioner Juli Casale lost to Rob Long, a consultant and a former member of the city’s Planning and Zoning board. Retired teacher Angela Burns defeated former Commissioner Angie Gray.

Deerfield Beach reelects Michael Hudak and Ben Preston to City Commission

Tue, 03/14/2023 - 18:03

Two incumbents will serve another term on the Deerfield Beach City Commission. Voters also signed off on the sale of a 3.75-acre swath of public property for $6.5 million. And here are the outcomes of other elections in Broward.

SpaceX launches resupply mission to space station

Tue, 03/14/2023 - 17:41

SpaceX’s game of Dragon musical chairs continued this week with a launch of a cargo resupply mission to the International Space Station Tuesday night from Kennedy Space Center.

‘Very, very low’: Voter turnout was light for Broward and Palm Beach County elections

Tue, 03/14/2023 - 17:37

South Florida saw light voter turnout Tuesday, with only a small percentage of eligible voters casting ballots in the municipal elections in Broward and Palm Beach counties.

Florida defamation bill will chill free speech, prompt bogus lawsuits, critics say

Tue, 03/14/2023 - 15:09

First Amendment advocates urged state lawmakers to abandon rewriting Florida’s defamation laws but failed to win them over.

They weren’t porch pirates: Theft ring members stole whole houses, authorities say

Tue, 03/14/2023 - 15:04

Three suspects have been charged in what investigators say was an elaborate scheme to steal Broward County properties with fraudulent quit claim deeds, liens and litigation.

A massive seaweed blob is headed to Florida — rotten stench included

Tue, 03/14/2023 - 14:52

Currently stretching across most of the Atlantic, the blob is traveling west, and will begin to pile up on beaches in the coming months. Get ready for some rotten egg stench.

Crews start dismantling Orlando Free Fall ride, where Tyre Sampson died

Tue, 03/14/2023 - 14:03

Cranes arrived Tuesday to take down the Orlando Free Fall drop tower at ICON Park, where tourist Tyre Sampson died last year.

Pat Schroeder, a pioneering female member of Congress, dies in Celebration. She was 82.

Tue, 03/14/2023 - 14:02

Pat Schroeder, a Colorado congresswoman, presidential candidate and longtime Central Florida resident, dies at 82.

Miramar man charged with attempted murder in stabbing at Hollywood Tri-Rail station

Tue, 03/14/2023 - 12:56

A 37-year-old Miramar man was arrested Monday night in Miami Gardens on charges of first-degree attempted murder and grand theft auto. Two women were stabbed at the Hollywood Tri-Rail station earlier Monday.

Students, professors protest DEI bill before House panel OKs it

Mon, 03/13/2023 - 18:17

Students and professors expressed their opposition Monday to an anti-DEI bill backed by Gov. Ron DeSantis.

Broward transgender athlete pushes back at Florida’s attempt to dismiss her lawsuit over 2021 law

Mon, 03/13/2023 - 16:02

Attorneys for a transgender high-school volleyball player from Broward County argued that a federal judge should reject a Florida motion to dismiss the lawsuit, which contends that the Legislature intended to discriminate against transgender girls when it passed the ban in 2021.

‘I never would give up hope:’ Man exonerated after serving 34 years of 400-year sentence for armed robbery

Mon, 03/13/2023 - 15:58

Sidney Holmes went to prison when he was 23 years old based on one faulty eyewitness identification. Now, at 57 years old, Holmes is free.

Banks seek to reassure South Florida depositors their accounts are safe

Mon, 03/13/2023 - 15:11

South Florida bank executives were busy speaking to their customers on Monday to calm their nerves and reassure them that the Silicon Valley Bank and Silvergate Bank takeovers did not constitute a repeat of the financial collapse of 2008.

Vice President Kamala Harris slams Florida Republican plan to ban almost all abortions after sixth week of pregnancy

Mon, 03/13/2023 - 15:03

Vice President Kamala Harris decried legislation that would ban almost all abortions in Florida after the sixth week of pregnancy. “The consequences would reach far beyond Florida," she said. "For many, Florida is their closest option for care. A six-week ban would function as a regional ban, wiping out access to care in the South."

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