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Sports betting may not be gone for long in Florida despite voided deal. Seminoles appeal federal ruling

Tue, 11/23/2021 - 15:58

The Seminole Tribe has appealed a ruling that would shut down sports betting in Florida. The federal ruling is a blow to Gov. Ron DeSantis, who negotiated the gambling deal earlier this year.

Gov. DeSantis appoints Jared Moskowitz and Torey Alston as Broward’s two new county commissioners

Tue, 11/23/2021 - 15:21

Broward’s two newest county commissioners will be Jared Moskowitz, the state emergency management director who oversaw Florida’s pandemic response, and Torey Alston, who led as chief of staff for the state transportation department, Gov. Ron DeSantis announced Tuesday.

$127.5 million settlement over FBI errors in Parkland shooting: ‘One step closer to justice.’

Tue, 11/23/2021 - 15:16

The federal government has agreed to pay $127.5 million to settle a lawsuit over the FBI's failure to investigate tips that could have prevented the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting in 2018.

COVID-19 in Florida: Here’s the latest data including cases, deaths, vaccinations and more

Tue, 11/23/2021 - 13:21

Here are the updated statistics on COVID-19 in Florida including new cases, deaths, hospitalizations, testing positivity and vaccinations.

Justice Department sues to halt sugar merger, says it would harm competition

Tue, 11/23/2021 - 13:10

The suit was filed in federal court in Delaware. It comes about eight months after U.S. Sugar announced it reached an agreement to acquire the Imperial Sugar Company, one of the largest sugar refiners in the nation.

Brian Laundrie death deemed suicide, family attorney says: report

Tue, 11/23/2021 - 11:46

An autopsy of Brian Laundrie, the Florida man who was named a person of interest in the death of his fiancé Gabby Petito, showed he died from a self-inflicted gunshot.

Answers to your vaccine questions: Do I have extra protection if I am vaccinated and then got COVID?

Tue, 11/23/2021 - 08:52

Here are the answers to some of your biggest questions about COVID-19 vaccinations in Florida. Today's question: Should I get a booster shot after a monoclonal antibody injection?

Palm Beach County students once again will start the school year early in 2022-23

Tue, 11/23/2021 - 05:00

Palm Beach County students' new school year will start Aug. 10, 2022, the same as last school year and the first day that school districts are allowed to start the new year under state law. The Broward School Board is expected to approve its calendar next month.

Victim of Davie murder was stabbed more than 20 times. How long she remained alive and aware is the question.

Mon, 11/22/2021 - 16:07

The trial of Dayonte Resiles entered its second week Monday with testimony from the Broward Medical Examiner, who told jurors that the victim, Jill Su, was stabbed between 23 and 27 times.

Judge exonerates Groveland Four in notorious rape case from 1949

Mon, 11/22/2021 - 15:41

'A glory hallelujah day:' Relatives rejoice after a judge posthumously clears the Groveland Four of 1949 rape.

Florida man spotted with Pelosi’s lectern pleads guilty in Jan. 6 riot

Mon, 11/22/2021 - 14:17

A Florida man photographed carrying a lectern belonging to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s office at the U.S. Capitol during the Jan. 6 insurrection pleaded guilty Monday for his part in the riot.

DeSantis to ask Legislature for a $1 billion gas tax cut next year

Mon, 11/22/2021 - 14:11

Gov. Ron DeSantis is asking lawmakers to cut Florida’s array of gas and fuel taxes by $1 billion next year, a response to the inflation felt by consumers, particularly at the pumps as the economy rebounds from the COVID-19 pandemic.

This Delray Beach man, 102, fought Nazi war crimes. Now he’s expected to get a big award.

Mon, 11/22/2021 - 13:59

A South Florida man who fought Nazi atrocities as a Nuremberg prosecutor is on tap to receive Congress’ highest civilian honor — receiving a big thank you Monday for his lifelong human-rights work.

Kyle Rittenhouse was seen at a Florida restaurant. State Republicans cheered while others jeered.

Mon, 11/22/2021 - 13:22

Kyle Rittenhouse was in Florida over the weekend, drawing support on social media from some and repudiation by others.

Former NYPD officers heralded by DeSantis include fired security guard, defendant in federal police brutality suit

Mon, 11/22/2021 - 11:05

The newest dozen police officers lauded by Gov. Ron DeSantis for moving to Florida from New York City include one previously fired as a Walmart security guard, one with only three years of experience who demanded more than double his salary, and others with mysterious gaps in their resumes.

A historic San Juan church that once welcomed freed slaves now takes in Haitian refugees

Mon, 11/22/2021 - 10:25

At the church's entrance is a collage of photos of Haitian children, with a verse from the Gospel of Matthew in big, printed letters above their faces.

Florida COVID-19 update: Here’s the data to watch including cases, deaths and vaccinations

Mon, 11/22/2021 - 09:20

Here are the updated statistics on COVID-19 in Florida including new cases, deaths, hospitalizations, testing positivity and hospital capacity. Florida reported 11,275 new cases Friday, bringing the daily average to 10,877, and increased its death toll by six.

What’s open or closed in South Florida for the Thanksgiving holidays

Mon, 11/22/2021 - 07:47

Want to go out or do business on Thanksgiving or Black Friday? Here's a list of what is open or closed in South Florida.

Judge in Florida lawsuit won’t delay COVID-19 vaccine mandate for health care workers

Mon, 11/22/2021 - 04:16

A federal judge has rejected Florida’s request to immediately block a Biden administration requirement that workers at hospitals, nursing homes and other health-care providers be vaccinated against COVID-19.

Judge could right a 72-year-old wrong in notorious rape case of Groveland Four

Mon, 11/22/2021 - 04:00

A 72-year-old racial injustice could be corrected this morning when a judge in Lake County hears a prosecutor’s extraordinary petition to set aside the 1949 rape indictment and convictions which destroyed the lives of four young Black men who came to be known to the nation as the “Groveland Four.”

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