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Volusia County, hit hardest in Florida by Hurricane Nicole, estimates damage at $481 million

Mon, 11/14/2022 - 10:25

Damages are estimated at more than $481 million in a central Florida coastal county where homes collapsed into the Atlantic Ocean following Hurricane Nicole last week. The damages from the category 1 storm in Volusia County, home to Daytona Beach, exceeded those from the much stronger Hurricane Ian, which caused $377 million in the county,

After months of turmoil, new Broward School Board looks for stability

Mon, 11/14/2022 - 07:59

This will be the School Board’s second major shakeup in three months. In late August, Gov. Ron DeSantis suspended and replaced four long-time School Board members after the release of a grand jury report that found widespread mismanagement in the district.

John Aniston, ‘Days of Our Lives’ star, dead at 89, daughter Jennifer Aniston announces

Mon, 11/14/2022 - 07:29

“You were one of the most beautiful humans I ever knew,” Jennifer Aniston wrote Monday in an Instagram tribute.

Bugs, sawgrass, microplastics: Canoeing the 130-mile path of the first man to map the southern Everglades

Sun, 11/13/2022 - 14:24

125 years ago, Hugh Willoughby became the first non-Native American to cross the southern Everglades and the first to map it. This October, four Floridians set out in canoes to retrace his 130-mile journey across the River of Grass. Their goal was to collect scientific data. The expedition, though, would end up revealing more to them than science.

How to swim with the manatees of Crystal River

Sun, 11/13/2022 - 06:30

Crystal River, home to roughly 3,000 people and located 90 minutes north of Tampa, is the only place in North America where you can legally swim with manatees.

No evidence to support Trump’s latest claim on corruption and ‘stolen’ votes in 2018 in Broward

Sat, 11/12/2022 - 05:00

Former President Donald Trump is repeating claims that votes were being "stolen" as part of "the corrupt Election process in Broward County" in 2018. He also claiming "the ballot theft immediately ended" after he sent in the FBI and U.S. Attorneys. There is no factual evidence to support any of those assertions.

What’s being built there? New luxury condos planned for Delray Beach along Federal Highway

Sat, 11/12/2022 - 05:00

In a continuing trend of new projects along North Federal Highway, a three-story, 41,000-square foot luxury condominium building is in the works for Delray Beach.

How will DeSantis govern Florida? Presidential run could dictate next moves

Fri, 11/11/2022 - 16:02

Whether DeSantis leans in further on conservative hot-button issues could depend on if he runs for president in 2024.

Rains from Nicole douse eastern US from Georgia to Canada. Houses along vulnerable Florida coast sustain most damage

Fri, 11/11/2022 - 14:59

Parts of otherwise intact buildings hung over cliffs of sand created by pounding waves that covered the normally wide beach in Wilbur-By-The-Sea, near where Nicole made landfall as a hurricane on Thursday. Dozens of hotel and condominium towers as tall as 22 stories were declared uninhabitable in Daytona Beach Shores and New Smyrna Beach after seawater undercut their foundations.

NASA gives Artemis I moonshot OK to go after Hurricane Nicole

Fri, 11/11/2022 - 13:41

NASA officials inspected the Artemis I rocket and spacecraft at Kennedy Space Center after Hurricane Nicole and are OK to go for Wednesday’s early morning’s launch attempt.

Florida legislative leaders say they will discuss further restrictions on abortions

Fri, 11/11/2022 - 13:33

Supercharged by a super-majority in the House and Senate, Florida legislative leaders broke their silence Wednesday and confirmed they are prepared to discuss further abortion restrictions in Florida in the next year.

Plane plagued by engine problems days before fatal Miramar crash

Fri, 11/11/2022 - 10:33

Days before a plane crashed into a Miramar home, the flight instructor and the student killed in the crash had sought to resolve major engine problems, according to a preliminary NTSB report. They may have been troubleshooting those problems the day of the crash.

Jury used WhatsApp and a documentary to decide Broward death penalty case ahead of deliberations, one juror claims

Fri, 11/11/2022 - 08:27

Jurors in the retrial of a former Broward death row inmate watched a documentary about the case, joked about making up their minds months ahead of time, and talked about the case on WhatsApp before delivering a verdict, according to a defense motion filed this week.

Florida woman retraces father’s past as captain of WWII 818th Amphibious Truck Company

Fri, 11/11/2022 - 03:45

A journey into the past has helped one Florida woman connect the dots between her father's legacy and the previously unknown history of the 818th Amphibious Truck Company of World War II.

Tropical Depression Nicole leaves collapsed homes and roads and four deaths in Florida

Thu, 11/10/2022 - 20:02

Tropical Storm Nicole weakened into a depression and headed out of Florida, but the former Category 1 storm’s ramifications were still being revealed — human remains uncovered, collapsed homes, roads and piers and four-storm related deaths.

Tropical Storm Nicole: Everything you need to know about what’s still closed

Thu, 11/10/2022 - 19:16

Find out what's canceled or postponed in South Florida as Tropical Storm Nicole crosses and clears the state. The latest: Palm Beach International Airport has reopened, and Brightline trains are operating on a normal schedule.

Hurricane Nicole made history with November landfall in Florida

Thu, 11/10/2022 - 19:11

Hurricane Nicole became one for the history books when it made landfall in North Hutchinson Island as a Category 1 storm on Nov. 10: It was only the third hurricane in recorded history to land in Florida in November.

Trump rips DeSantis as ‘average governor’ who lacks loyalty

Thu, 11/10/2022 - 17:52

Trump slammed DeSantis on Thursday night as an “average” governor who came begging for an endorsement while “politically dead.”

Longtime Trump executive details rampant tax fraud at NYC trial

Thu, 11/10/2022 - 17:03

Jeff McConney acknowledged illegal practices at the Trump Organization, like the company’s habit of paying longtime employees as independent contractors when they got their hefty Christmas bonuses.

‘Seeing it damaged is heartbreaking.’ Anglin’s pier collapsed, flooding widespread in wake of Tropical Storm Nicole in Florida

Thu, 11/10/2022 - 16:04

South Florida welcomed sunny skies after Tropical Storm Nicole made landfall early Thursday as a hurricane, but reports of flooding along the entire east coast were widespread.

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