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‘We are going to hold you accountable.’ Gov. DeSantis calls for crackdown on rioters, including those who support Trump

Thu, 01/07/2021 - 14:44

“I am the first governor to really take this very seriously with my legislation,” Gov. Ron DeSantis said when asked about pro-Trump supporters who stormed the U.S. Capitol Wednesday.

D.C. police identify four people who died during Capitol siege

Thu, 01/07/2021 - 14:02

The four people who died during the riots — including one Air Force veteran who was shot and killed — have been identified, police officials said on Thursday.

‘They weren’t prepared.’ Delayed funds, shifting strategy created a perfect storm for Florida’s COVID-19 vaccine rollout

Thu, 01/07/2021 - 14:02

Despite having months to come up with a plan, Florida provided short notice that health officials needed to build a website to accept vaccination appointments, leading to a rocky rollout of the shot to seniors.

Three men slain in drive-by shooting on State Road 7 in Miramar were visiting from New York

Thu, 01/07/2021 - 13:47

Three men who were killed in a drive-by shooting in Miramar were visiting from New York, and police need the public’s help to find their killer.

Florida reports 19,816 new COVID cases, setting another record

Thu, 01/07/2021 - 12:52

Florida reported 19,816 new cases Thursday and another 164 deaths. A total of 22,481 Floridians and 336 non-Florida residents have died fromthe disease.

The smiling man seen carrying Pelosi’s lectern in Capitol riot? He’s from Florida

Thu, 01/07/2021 - 10:34

Adam Johnson, a 36-year-old Parrish man, smiled and waved as he was caught on camera carrying what appeared to be U.S. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi’s lectern as he walked through the U.S. Capitol Building with other rioters on Wednesday.

Wealthy seniors jump to front of line for COVID vaccinations

Thu, 01/07/2021 - 05:00

Some well-off seniors have been able to get coronavirus shots without the lines, phone calls and frustrations that have plagued the vaccination campaign.

Florida Sen. Rick Scott votes to uphold objection to Pennsylvania results; Marco Rubio rejects objection there and in Arizona

Thu, 01/07/2021 - 01:29

U.S. Sen. Rick Scott, R-Fla., and Marco Rubio, R-Fla., both voted to reject an objection to the presidential election results in Arizona after Congress was interrupted by a pro-Trump mob. Scott voted to uphold an objection to Pennsylvania's results, while Rubio voted no.

Escaped inmate captured after he vanished from Fort Lauderdale facility

Wed, 01/06/2021 - 19:41

An inmate with a lengthy criminal past was captured one day after he managed to escape from a mental health facility in Fort Lauderdale.

‘All hell broke out’: South Florida congresswoman barricaded herself in room for five hours during Capitol riot

Wed, 01/06/2021 - 19:25

Congressman Lois Frankel spent five hours barricaded in a locked room as an angry mob stampeded through the U.S. Capitol.

Wasserman Schultz: Trump is ‘encouraging the violent overthrow of the government.’ Some Florida lawmakers want him removed.

Wed, 01/06/2021 - 17:47

Florida members of Congress faulted President Donald Trump for encouraging the takeover of the chambers, while members of his party pleaded for calm. U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz said the violent protests consuming the U.S. Capitol are exactly what she warned a day earlier that U.S. Rep. Louie Gohmert was encouraging.

Florida’s COVID-19 surge could continue for weeks, experts say

Wed, 01/06/2021 - 17:00

The peak of the pandemic is likely to surpass the state’s one-day record of 17,783 new COVID-19 cases reported on Wednesday, according to infectious disease specialists who have analyzed the data.

DeSantis adding vaccines to busy Hard Rock COVID testing site

Wed, 01/06/2021 - 15:04

Gov. Ron DeSantis visited Miami on Wednesday to announce the opening of Florida's first drive-thru vaccination site. The governor also faced questions about the state's early stumbles in achieving widespread vaccination.

South Florida supporters of Trump flee from D.C. after protests turned into riot at U.S. Capitol

Wed, 01/06/2021 - 13:55

In a last attempt to show support for the president, supporters of President Donald Trump from South Florida are making their way to the nation's capital to rally against the election results.

Watch: Social media posts capture the chaos as Trump supporters storm Capitol Hill

Wed, 01/06/2021 - 13:34

As pro-Trump supporters rushed the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., social media users documented the situation as it spiraled out of control. Here is a look at what has been playing out in the nation’s capital.

Nearly $1 billion at stake in lottery jackpots this week

Wed, 01/06/2021 - 13:23

Almost $1 billion in lottery jackpots could be won nationally this week between Wednesday's Powerball ($410 million) and Friday's MEGA Millions ($490 million).

Florida reports a record 17,783 cases of COVID-19

Wed, 01/06/2021 - 13:16

Florida reported 17,783 new cases of COVID-19 Wednesday and another 129 deaths. A total of 22,317 Floridians and 330 non-Florida residents have died from the disease.

DeSantis praises Pensacola church for offering COVID-19 vaccinations

Wed, 01/06/2021 - 09:15

Gov. Ron DeSantis highlighted how community outreach like churches in Florida are assisting the state’s COVID-19 vaccination program.

Fort Lauderdale neighborhood south of downtown chosen for new federal courthouse site

Wed, 01/06/2021 - 07:31

The U.S. Government will spend $13.5 million for 3.5 acres south of the Tarpon River. The site selection, nearly two decades in the making, is expected to trigger more commercial and residential development south of the Broward County Courthouse complex.

Florida reports 15,431 new COVID-19 cases, as vaccination totals slowly rise

Tue, 01/05/2021 - 16:09

Florida reported 15,431 new cases Tuesday and another 98 deaths. A total of 22,188 Floridians and 327 out-of-state residents have died from the coronavirus.

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