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Plane carrying Donald Trump to South Florida made emergency landing after engine failure, reports say

Wed, 03/09/2022 - 14:39

A private plane intending to take former President Donald Trump to Palm Beach was forced to make an emergency landing Saturday evening, reports say.

‘I think she fell. I don’t know if she’s alive.’ 911 call details plunge, death of 79-year-old woman who lost grip on drawbridge as it raised

Wed, 03/09/2022 - 13:57

West Palm Beach police released the 911 call regarding Carol Wright, the 79-year-old woman who died after falling from an Intracoastal Waterway bridge while she was attempting to cross.

Rubio, other Republicans put Biden in a bind over Russian oil and gas prices

Wed, 03/09/2022 - 12:07

In less than 24 hours, two tweets from Republicans on the House Judiciary Committee epitomized the GOP line: “Stop buying Russian oil, Joe Biden,” and “MAKE GAS CHEAP AGAIN.”

Man shot and killed while walking down Lauderdale Lakes street

Wed, 03/09/2022 - 12:00

Rudolph Lee Jr. was shot and killed Saturday night while walking east on Northwest 41st Street in Lauderdale Lakes, according to officials.

Manatee feeding operation to wind down soon in Florida after 55 tons of lettuce distributed

Wed, 03/09/2022 - 10:32

About 55 tons of lettuce have been given to manatees in an attempt to get them through a winter in which their natural sources of food had declined sharply because of water pollution.

11-year-old boy killed, 6 children hurt after their car is hit by tractor-trailer on U.S. 27

Wed, 03/09/2022 - 09:58

Updated details from Tuesday's crash on U.S. 27 reveal an 11-year-old boy died and nine other people were injured in the 10-person, two-vehicle crash just south of the Palm Beach County line.

Charles Entenmann, who helped expand family’s bakery, dies in Hialeah

Wed, 03/09/2022 - 08:58

Charles Edward Entenmann, who helped turn his family’s New York-based bakery into a national brand, died in Florida at age 92. “He didn’t eat Entenmann’s cake … He just wasn’t a dessert guy,” his son said.

Rosalind Osgood wins state Senate seat in Broward; Jervonte ‘Tae’ Edmonds wins state House seat in Palm Beach County

Wed, 03/09/2022 - 04:57

Rosalind Osgood, whose decade on the Broward School Board made her one of the county’s highest profile elected officials, is the newest member of the Florida Senate. In Palm Beach County, Democrat Jervonte “Tae” Edmonds defeated Republican Guarina Torres in a contest to fill a vacancy in the Florida House.

Florida lawmakers will go into overtime to finish session

Wed, 03/09/2022 - 03:32

Lawmakers drop $200 million plan to punish school districts that mandated masks.

Travis Rudolph testifies at stand your ground hearing: ‘When I saw a firearm, I was in fear for my life’

Tue, 03/08/2022 - 17:43

Former FSU and NFL player Travis Rudolph is claiming self-defense and suggesting the investigators rushed to judgement failing to see that he was the victim. The state calls it murder.

Florida cyber sex crimes bill passes after Broward state senator’s story

Tue, 03/08/2022 - 17:06

A Florida senator’s disturbing and personal story about nude images stolen from her and traded and sold online led to the passage of a bill Tuesday that aims to prevent future victims.

LGBTQ community rallies and reacts as ‘Don’t Say Gay’ bill clears Florida Legislature

Tue, 03/08/2022 - 16:21

As Florida’s so-called “Don’t Say Gay” bill neared the final showdown in the legislature Monday night, educators, students and their families rallied against it in a final display of opposition. It was a show of camaraderie and support, but on Tuesday just before noon, legislators approved the bill, HB 1557, in a 22-17 vote.

Florida officially issues guidance against COVID-19 vaccines for kids without underlying conditions

Tue, 03/08/2022 - 16:05

Children ages 5-17 without underlying health conditions can forego COVID-19 vaccinations, the Florida Department of Health said in new guidance released Tuesday that runs counter to the broad consensus of doctors and pediatric organizations across the nation.

Florida lawmakers approve ‘don’t say gay’ bill; DeSantis expected to sign it

Tue, 03/08/2022 - 13:37

The Florida Senate gave final approval Tuesday to limiting classroom instruction on sexual orientation and gender identity, sending what critics call the “don’t say gay” bill to Gov. Ron DeSantis.

Moskowitz cements frontrunner status in Congress race with dozens of endorsements — including people who’d considered running themselves

Tue, 03/08/2022 - 12:33

Cementing his position as the dominant candidate for a suddenly open congressional seat, Democrat Jared Moskowitz rolled out endorsements from 50 current and former elected officials. They include moderate-centrist Democrats and progressives. Several of the people now endorsing Moskowitz were in recent days considering running themselves. Fort Lauderdale Mayor Dean Trantalis is considering candidacy, and says he isn't dissuaded by support for Moskowitz.

COVID-19 update: Here are the key statistics to watch in Florida

Tue, 03/08/2022 - 12:29

Here are the key COVID-19 statistics to watch in Florida, including community transmission levels, cases, deaths, hospitalizations and more.

Proud Boys leader charged with conspiracy in Capitol riot

Tue, 03/08/2022 - 10:18

The Miami-based leader of the far-right Proud Boys extremist group was arrested Tuesday on a conspiracy charge for what federal prosecutors say was his role in a coordinated attack on the U.S. Capitol to stop Congress from certifying President Joe Biden’s 2020 electoral victory

Broward school board approves reorganization that includes two new $200,000-a-year administrators

Tue, 03/08/2022 - 09:49

The proposal to create two new deputy superintendent positions comes at a time when the School Board could face state cuts over its mask mandate earlier this school year. District officials say the costs will be offset by other administrative savings.

Daytona Beach police seek ‘person of interest’ in deaths of couple found with throats slashed

Tue, 03/08/2022 - 09:08

A married couple was found dead and with their throats slashed Sunday, according to the Daytona Beach Police Department, which released video of a person of interest in the case on Tuesday.

Florida Dunkin’ worker sentenced for fatal punch of customer

Tue, 03/08/2022 - 08:27

A Florida Dunkin’ employee pleaded guilty to felony battery for fatally punching a customer who repeatedly called him a racial slur

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