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Homeowners won’t see insurance rate cuts for 18 months, or maybe never, senator says

Mon, 05/23/2022 - 15:13

Florida’s 7 million homeowners can forget about any immediate relief from rising property insurance rates.

Florida’s second presumptive monkeypox case reported in Broward

Mon, 05/23/2022 - 15:12

Florida’s second presumptive case of monkeypox is being monitored in Broward County, health officials said Monday, as they raised public awareness of the “extremely rare” viral disease.

Man identified after he was accused of gunning down motorist, causing multiple crashes

Mon, 05/23/2022 - 13:30

A man accused of gunning down a driver and multiple accidents across Broward County on Friday has been identified.

New Florida program helps ‘hometown heroes’ buy their first homes, DeSantis says

Mon, 05/23/2022 - 12:28

To help people buy homes in the communities they serve, a new program will assist “vital” workers among 50 professions with down payment and closing costs, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis said Monday.

Floridians could flock to shelters if hurricanes loom

Mon, 05/23/2022 - 10:49

An increased demand for shelter space is expected if hurricanes threaten Florida’s coastline in the upcoming storm season.

If you can’t legislate, regulate: Altmaier enacted property insurance policies lawmakers didn’t OK

Mon, 05/23/2022 - 04:49

Insurance Commissioner David Altmaier has taken matters into his own hands, using his power to make changes to homeowners insurance policies.

First disturbance of the 2022 hurricane season moves over Florida Panhandle

Mon, 05/23/2022 - 03:39

The first disturbance of the 2022 Atlantic hurricane season has moved through the Gulf of Mexico and over the Florida Panhandle early Monday, according to the National Hurricane Center in Miami.

Broward Teachers Union endorses Moskowitz for open congressional seat

Mon, 05/23/2022 - 03:00

The Broward Teachers Union, one of the largest labor unions in Florida, is endorsing Jared Moskowitz, one of several candidates seeking the Democratic nomination for an open congressional seat. The endorsement from BTU, which represents more than 11,500 teachers and other school employees, is prized by candidates.

Slain 4-year-old’s memorial in Plantation turns into call for action

Sun, 05/22/2022 - 22:39

In the year since her 4-year-old son was killed by his father in a murder-suicide, Alison "Ali" Kessler has become a political activist, working toward getting the State Legislature to pass "Greyson's Law," which she says would add protection for children in danger of parental harm.

Monkeypox in Florida: State’s first presumptive case reported in Broward County

Sun, 05/22/2022 - 18:43

Florida’s first presumptive case of monkeypox was identified on Sunday. And health officials say it’s in Broward County.

The first disturbance of the 2022 hurricane season is in the Gulf of Mexico

Sun, 05/22/2022 - 15:38

The first disturbance of the 2022 Atlantic hurricane season is in the Gulf of Mexico, and it's being monitored by the Miami, Florida-based National Hurricane Center.

All of South Florida moves into high COVID risk category after ‘processing error‘ in state’s data

Sun, 05/22/2022 - 12:09

Palm Beach, Broward and Miami-Dade counties are now in the CDC's high COVID community level category, even though data earlier this week showed the region at lower levels. The CDC blamed a "processing error" for the incomplete Florida data.

Florida suspends abortion clinic after hospitalizations

Sun, 05/22/2022 - 11:48

An abortion clinic that serves women from all over the U.S. South had its license suspended this weekend under an emergency order from Florida health officials after two women who had undergone procedures at the clinic were hospitalized this year.

Do Biden policy moves on Cuba, Venezuela doom Democrats’ chances in Florida?

Sun, 05/22/2022 - 04:28

President Joe Biden’s changes in U.S. policy toward Cuba and Venezuela could have a big impact — on elections in Florida. As the nuances of the policies are debated the political reverberations are alarming some Democrats.

Surviving a day of doom at a Florida prepper convention

Sat, 05/21/2022 - 09:27

“There is a huge misconception that we’re all prepping for the end of the world or zombie day,” one prepper said.

Saharan dust, 100-degree heat index will greet South Floridians this weekend

Sat, 05/21/2022 - 08:35

South Florida's weekend weather features a layer of Saharan dust and a heat index that makes it feel as though it's 100 degrees.

Investigation: Broward 911 call center workers log so much OT because of understaffing that they can double their pay

Sat, 05/21/2022 - 06:00

A South Florida Sun Sentinel review shows that so many employees of Broward County's regional 911 call centers work so much overtime because of understaffing, they can often double their take-home pay.

Three car crashes. A fatal shooting. A dead woman and injured baby on a floor. Police investigate whether arrested man is connected to them all.

Fri, 05/20/2022 - 19:10

Police are investigating whether a 35-year-old man who was arrested in Coconut Creek may be responsible for a woman's death and other crimes across South Florida.

Insurance reforms could put an end to conflicts over roof coverage and replacements

Fri, 05/20/2022 - 18:57

Proposed reforms intended to reduce roof replacement claims and prevent insurers from using roof ages to justify refusing to insure homes will be a subject of debate in the Florida Legislature's upcoming special session on property insurance.

Funnel cloud seen from I-95 in South Florida. Flood advisory extended through Friday evening

Fri, 05/20/2022 - 16:02

A funnel cloud was seen over Interstate 95 about noon Friday as a severe storm system crossed South Florida, bringing with it the potential for heavy winds and local flooding.

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