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Moon sprouts! UF scientists successfully grow plants in lunar dirt

Sat, 05/14/2022 - 04:00

Fifty-two years after mankind’s giant leap, a small sprout has taken root lunar soil in a Florida lab symbolizing the blossoming of a new moon era.

Police identify ‘erratic’ driver who was shot and killed after crashing through gate and fleeing onto West Palm Beach school campus

Fri, 05/13/2022 - 20:05

Students at the Dreyfoos School of the Arts in downtown West Palm Beach were wrapping up their lunches on Friday afternoon when chaos erupted. A man drove a van through locked chain-link gates at the school and jumped out, ran around the campus and eventually made it into a building with students and teachers inside.

DeSantis picks Cord Byrd as secretary of state, husband of QAnon, Capitol riot supporter

Fri, 05/13/2022 - 15:01

DeSantis picks Secretary of State whose wife defended Capitol insurrection, QAnon

Video: Strangers stop a car rolling through a busy Boynton Beach intersection, saving the unconscious driver

Fri, 05/13/2022 - 14:31

Eight strangers leap out of their cars at a busy Boynton Beach intersection to help an unconscious driver whose car rolled into heavy traffic.

COVID-19 update: Broward joins Miami-Dade as only two Florida counties with ‘moderate’ risk levels

Fri, 05/13/2022 - 13:25

Broward County’s COVID risk level has been upgraded to “moderate.” The higher level is a result of the county’s positivity rate rising to 16.5% and nine new COVID hospital admissions each day per 100,000 people. Broward County joins Miami-Dade as the only two counties in Florida with moderate risk levels rather than low.

Nova Southeastern University’s newest medical school graduates its first class

Fri, 05/13/2022 - 13:08

Nova Southeastern University’s Dr. Kiran C. Patel College of Allopathic Medicine graduated its first class of doctors Friday just as physician shortages are gripping the country.

Florida judge was assigned to confessed Parkland school shooter case at random

Fri, 05/13/2022 - 09:24

The judge presiding over Florida school shooter Nikolas Cruz's death penalty trial was assigned the case despite never having overseen a major trial

Florida Citizens Alliance, other groups were ‘pulling the oars’ as state rejected math books

Fri, 05/13/2022 - 09:15

Keith Flaugh, founder of the Florida Citizens Alliance, was pleased with the state’s rejection of math books, although he does not take full credit.

Lower your flags this weekend to honor police killed in line of duty

Fri, 05/13/2022 - 08:33

All Florida and U.S. flags should be lowered to half-staff starting at sunset Friday to honor local, state and federal law enforcement officers who have died or become disabled in the line of duty. Peace Officers Memorial Day is Sunday, May 15.

DeSantis appeals ruling that tossed out his congressional redistricting plan

Fri, 05/13/2022 - 08:32

Gov. Ron DeSantis’ administration has quickly appealed a state judge’s decision against a key part of his congressional redistricting plan.

A record-setting $28 million gift: FAU medical students gain big bucks in scholarship

Fri, 05/13/2022 - 07:34

The sum amounts to the largest scholarship donation in FAU’s history, school officials said.

Bear attack kills Florida U.S. Army solider in Alaska

Fri, 05/13/2022 - 06:25

The soldier from St. Augustine died this week of injuries sustained during a bear attack in a military training area in Alaska.

This new I-95 exit at Glades Road will soon debut in Boca Raton. It may take some getting used to the odd shape.

Fri, 05/13/2022 - 04:00

After more than two years of construction, the Florida Department of Transportation is nearing completion of one phase of its massive $148 million project to overhaul I-95 by Glades Road.

11 dead, 31 rescued after boat capsizes near Puerto Rico

Thu, 05/12/2022 - 18:21

"Mass rescue effort" under way after boat loaded with suspected migrants capsized near Puerto Rico, killing at least 11.

One killed, another injured in overnight shooting in Hollywood

Thu, 05/12/2022 - 14:17

A dead man was found in a car on Fillmore Street in Hollywood after a shooting, and a second victim was found on the ground.

Secretary of State Lee resigns amid legal challenges, election preparations

Thu, 05/12/2022 - 13:58

Florida Secretary of State Laurel Lee resigns amid several legal challenges.

Jury clears ex-deputy in rough takedown of troubled teenager in Pompano Beach

Thu, 05/12/2022 - 12:20

Former Broward Sheriff’s Deputy Willard Miller was cleared Thursday of a child-abuse charge stemming from the rough takedown of a troubled 15-year-old female student, finding that his use of force was acceptable under the circumstances.

Surfside families still want answers despite settlement of nearly $1 billion

Thu, 05/12/2022 - 12:10

Family members of some of the 98 people killed in a Florida condominium collapse last June say they are too deep in mourning to contemplate the nearly $1 billion settlement their attorneys negotiated on their behalf

Federal prosecutors pursue inquiry into Trump’s handling of classified material

Thu, 05/12/2022 - 11:35

Federal prosecutors have begun a grand jury investigation into whether classified documents that ended up at former President Trump’s Florida home were mishandled, according to two people briefed on the matter.

Florida lawmaker won’t run again amid sexual harassment allegations

Thu, 05/12/2022 - 11:25

State Rep. Ramon Alexander won’t seek re-election amid a controversy involving sexual-harassment allegations.

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